How And When To Watch The 2023 Canadian Swimming Trials

by Ben Dornan 12

March 26th, 2023 News


The 2023 Canadian Trials begin on March 28, 2023, at 9:30 am EST and will run until April 2. The six-day meet will be used to select Canada’s teams for the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka and the 2023 World Para Championships in Manchester later this year.

Prelims will begin every day at 9:30 am EST and will take between 1.5 – 3 hours, depending on the lineup. Finals will start at 6 pm EST daily. The event lineup can be found at this link.

The majority of Canada’s biggest stars will be in attendance at the meet, including Summer McIntosh, Kylie Masse, Josh Liendo, Maggie MacNeil, Taylor Ruck, Finlay Knox, and many more. To qualify automatically for Fukuoka 2023, swimmers will need to swim under the FINA A cut in their event and place within the top two. If they are in the top two but don’t hit the FINA A, they can still be selected but will be given lower priority. Additionally, the top 3rd and 4th place swimmers in the women’s 4×100 and 4×200 freestyles and the men’s 4×100 freestyle will qualify. You can read the full selection criteria here.

CBC will be live-streaming the entire meet, both prelims, and finals. You can find those live streams here:

2023 Canadian Trials – Live Stream Links

Make sure you check back in SwimSwam throughout the meet as we provide live recap and analysis of all 12 sessions of the 2023 Canadian Swimming Trials.

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Awsi Dooger
4 hours ago

I don’t know how anybody is awake at 9:30

8 hours ago

Other than Penny O. is there any other big star missing (including retirements since last summer)?

Last edited 8 hours ago by Dan
Gen D
Reply to  Dan
8 hours ago

Kayla Sanchez

Scuncan Dott v2
Reply to  Dan
7 hours ago

Not ‘big stars’ but important members of the team are missing:
Yuri Kisil
Markus Thormeyer also missing despite his ban ending

Last edited 7 hours ago by Scuncan Dott v2
Reply to  Scuncan Dott v2
7 hours ago

Does anyone know why Kisil is missing or if he’ll be back for Paris?

Reply to  Dan
7 hours ago

Ruck announced today she’s decided not to attend

Last edited 7 hours ago by Justanopinion
Reply to  Dan
7 hours ago

Taylor Ruck just confirmed that she’s not swimming at the trials and taking a short break from swimming

Reply to  ScovaNotiaSwimmer
6 hours ago

Stephanie’s prediction that Summer will win three relay medals is not looking so good rn.

Reply to  Troyy
6 hours ago

Yah. I’d think the goal for canada if Penny O and Taylor Ruck are not at worlds this year is just get the relays qualified for the Olympics. Although just reading the Qualification criteria 7 it’s seem there is flexibility to add swimmers at the discretion of the high performance director. So perhaps if Penny O is recovered from her injury she might be at worlds.

Reply to  CanuckSwimFan
5 hours ago

If the relays fields were as deep as the men’s they’d be in trouble but they’re not so even without Ruck and Oleksiak Canada should be able to manage to qualify relays for Paris.

Reply to  ScovaNotiaSwimmer
6 hours ago

It looks like Taylor will be joining the team for the camp in Mallorca ahead of the Mare Nostrum tour. Just needs a break from what has been a busy schedule. So looks like she will be hopefully be competing at the WC.

10 hours ago

wow liendo is going to have a rough week. not necessarily bad but definitely exhausting