Canada's Madison Broad claims silver in 200m backstroke at Youth Olympics

Canada's Madison Broad won the silver medal in the 200-metre backstroke on Tuesday at the Youth Olympic Games. The 18-year-old from Wallaceburg, Ont., completed the race in two minutes 10.32 seconds. Tatiana Salcutan of Moldova won gold in 2:10.13 and Australian Kaylee McKeown won bronze in 2:10.67. Broad will race in the 50-metre backstroke heats […]

Canada's Kylie Masse beats rivals for gold in backstroke thriller

Canada's Kylie Masse won gold in the women's 100-metre backstroke Friday at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo. Masse, the reigning world champion in the event and the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, out-touched former world champ Emily Seebohm of Australia and world-record holder Kathleen Baker of the United States in an exciting final. Watch […]

18yo Russian swimmer Kliment Kolesnikov breaks 50m backstroke world record

Russian swimmer Kliment Kolesnikov powered to victory in the 50m backstroke at the European Championships in Glasgow on Saturday, breaking the world record in the process. Kolesnikov, who turned 18 just under a month ago, won in a time of 24.00 seconds, shaving 0.04 seconds off the previous world record set by Britain’s Liam Tancock […]

Kylie Masse wins gold, sets new Commonwealth backstroke record

GOLD COAST, Australia — They may be known as the ‘Friendly Games’, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for a friendly rivalry. Canada’s Kylie Masse took gold in the women’s 100-metre backstroke at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday night in the Gold Coast, fending off strong competition from host-country favourite and two-time defending Games […]

Backstroke record within Kylie Masse's grasp at swimming worlds

Kylie Masse will be staring at a world record in the 100-metre backstroke later this week in Budapest, Hungary, two years after failing to make the Canadian squad for the Toronto Pan American Games. That one “blip” on the rising swimmer’s career, says coach Byron MacDonald, could turn out to be the best thing to […]

Masse upsets Caldwell to win 200m backstroke at Canadian swim trials

Kylie Masse upset Hilary Caldwell in the women’s 200-metre backstroke Saturday night at the 2017 Team Canada Trials. Masse, of Windsor, Ont., overtook the Olympic bronze medallist in the final few metres to win in two minutes 7.23 seconds. Caldwell was just .06 seconds behind. They were the two fastest times at that distance this […]