Sydney Pickrem wanted to make Canadaians team for three events at this July’s FINA world championships. She did more, that setting a new national record.
Pickrem won the women’s 200 metre individual medley in two minutes 8.71 seconds, at the Canadian swimming trials, breaking her former record of 2:09.07. she did at last summer’s Pan Pacific Championships, where she won silver.
“Coming towards, Pickrem said…
I wanted to make three events on the world team and I made my three events. So, the timing is just the icing on the cake,”
It was the third victory at the trials for Pickrem, who was born in Florida and holds dual citizenship. Earlier in the week, she finished 1st in the women’s 400-metre individual medley. She also set a new Canadian record in the 200-metre breaststroke.
Her latest Canadian record took place at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, the sight of her very first Canadian record back in 2015.
“It was here in the morning. I don’t know why, but I remember, it was 2:11.72, I have a curious memory,” Pickrem said. “It’s just crazy to look back on Pan Ams and I was so excited with that time that to come with 2:08.71. I’m very happy with that.”