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Three Top 3 finishes as Canada kicks off World Cup

Three Top 3 finishes as Canada kicks off World Cup

BERLIN – Canadian swimmers earned three Top 3 finishes as the 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup got underway in Berlin.

This is the first of three three-day legs of the tour. Toronto will play host to the next leg Oct. 28-30 in Toronto, followed by Indianapolis Nov. 3-5.

Canada’s most decorated FINA swimmer of all time, Kylie Masse, swam her way to a win in the women’s 50-m backstroke with a time of 26.15.

“It’s about having fun and getting back into race mode. It’s a great way to start and I’m looking forward to the next couple days,” the native of LaSalle, Ont., said  after her swim.

Ingrid Wilm of Calgary’s Cascade Swim Club was the next athlete to touch the wall, earning a second-place finish in 26.21. Wilm felt a sense of comfort having her teammate in the lane next to her.

“I’m used to swimming right beside Kylie, so it was calming and felt like another home meet,” said Wilm.

Meanwhile, in the men’s 100-m medley, Javier Acevedo of the High Performance Centre – Ontario clocked in at a time of 51.74 to finish third.

Races begin again Saturday with the women’s 400-m medley which will feature Canadian athlete, Bailey Andison. Events will continue until Sunday.

Full schedule and results are available at