Summer McIntosh is making a splash at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 14-year-old set a new Canadian record for the women’s 400-metre freestyle on Sunday with a time of four minutes and 2.72 seconds.
The previous Canadian record of four minutes and 3.43 seconds was set by Brittany MacLean during a heat at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Welcome to the Games, Summer McIntosh 🇨🇦
The 14-year-old breaks the Canadian record in the 400m freestyle and finished third in her heat with a time of 4:02.72
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McIntosh’s record-breaking time saw her finish third in her heat, earning a spot in the final. The event is set for 10:20 pm EDT/7:20 pm PDT on July 25.
She’s also set to compete in the 200-metre freestyle heat at 6:12 am EDT/3:12 am PDT tomorrow, and the 800-metre freestyle heat at 6:12 am EDT/3:12 am PDT on July 29.
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Over the course of McIntosh’s short career—she started swimming competitively when she was eight—the Toronto native has broken more than 50 Canadian Age Group records.
She’s also a second-generation Olympian. Her mother, Jill Horstead, swam the women’s 200-metre butterfly at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.