ATLANTA – Sandrine Mainville of Montreal won the silver medal while Kierra Smith of Kelowna, B.C., and Rebecca Smith of Red Deer, Alta., each added a bronze on Friday at the fourth stop on the Pro Swim Series circuit.
In the women’s 100-m freestyle, co-Olympic champion Simone Manuel of the U.S. set a pool record clocking 53.82 seconds for the win. Mainville, a member of Canada’s 4X100-m freestyle bronze medal winning relay in Rio, followed in 54.44 and Mallory Comerford of the U.S. was third in 54.59.
Manuel tied for first place in the event with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak at the Rio Games last July. Initially Oleksiak was scheduled to compete here but withdrew this week for family reasons.
In the women’s 200-m breaststroke, Katie Meili of the U.S. took the gold in 2:23.18 followed by compatriot Lilly King in second at 2:25.90 and Olympic finalist Kierra Smith third in 2:25.93.
Kelsi Worrell of the U.S. was the victor in the women’s 100-m butterfly with teammate Hellen Moffitt second in 58.59 and Rebecca Smith third in 58.72.
All three Canadian medallists are tuning up for the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest this July.
On Thursday Olivia Anderson of Etobicoke, Ont., was fifth in the women’s 1500-m freestyle.
Competition continues through to Sunday.