Kamloops' Ryley McRae qualifies for 5 events at Swimming Canada 2020 Olympic Trials


Kamloops' Ryley McRae proved once again that he is probably better at swimming than anyone reading (or writing) this article.

This weekend, the TRU WolfPack and Kamloops Classics swimmer was competing at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships in Winnipeg where he had some stellar results.

The Kamloops product had four top-10 finishes over the weekend. His best placing came in the 1,500-metre freestyle where he finished 4th place. McRae followed that up with a 5th place in the 200-metre fly, a 6th place in the 400-metre freestyle, a 9th place in the 800-metre freestyle, and a 24th place in the 200-metre freestyle.

McRae's finishes were good enough for him to qualify for five events at the 2020 Olympic Trials in Toronto next March and April. He has qualified for the 200 fly, 400, 800, and 1500 freestyle, and the 10 km Open Water.

According to the TRU WolfPack, McRae's time of 2:03:91 in the 200 fly was only 0:00:01 off of Mark Spitz's 1971 Olympic gold medal time.



John Luke Kieper, Aug 12, 2019

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