Canada’s Kylie Masse and Summer McIntosh maintained their dominance in the pool in the International Swimming League’s season opener, just a month after the Tokyo Olympics.
Masse, of LaSalle, Ont., Took first place in the women’s 100-meter backstroke on day two of the ISL competition Friday in Naples, Italy.
Masse clocked 56.52 seconds to win the event and get 10 more points for the Toronto Titans, after winning the women’s 50 backstroke a day earlier.
WATCH | Canadian Kylie Masse ranks first in the 100-meter backstroke:
Hailing from Toronto, McIntosh won the women’s 200m butterfly for the Titans in 2: 06.61, collecting nine points.
The 15-year-old then dived back to win the women’s 400m individual medley with a time of 4: 30.05, collecting another 21 points for the Titans.
McIntosh took the swimming world by storm when she beat Penny Oleksiak in the 200m freestyle at the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials in June, securing her place as Canada’s youngest swimmer at Tokyo 2020.
WATCH | Canada’s Summer McIntosh swims to victory in the 200m butterfly
On the men’s side, Cole Pratt of Calgary was sixth in the men’s 100 backstroke with a time of 51.74 for the Titans.
Fellow Calgarian Yuri Kisil, also a swimmer for the Titans, clocked 47.09 to finish sixth in the men’s 100 freestyle for three more points.
Finlay Knox of Okotoks, Alta., Was third in the men’s 100 IM (52.44), adding six points to the Titans’ total.
Andison Bailey of Smiths Falls, Ont., Only swam a few lanes and clocked a time of 1: 00.35 to finish sixth overall and earn three points for DC Trident.
Although her compatriot Mary-Sophie Harvey was among the fastest at the start of the block in the 200m butterfly with a reaction time of 0.69 seconds, the 22-year-old swimmer from Trois-Rivières, Que., Finished eighth. (2: 09.60).
But Harvey fought back in the 200m freestyle, finishing fifth in the event (1: 56.16) to score four points for Energy Standard.
In the women’s 400m IM, it was an all-Canadian affair led by McIntosh.
WATCH | Summer McIntosh leads the way in Canadian IM 400m sweep
McIntosh led the way en route to her second win of the night, while Bailey was second (4: 31.35) and Tessa Ciepluca of Georgetown, Ont. (4: 33,14) hit the third.
Bailey scored 10 points for DC Trident while Ciepluca netted six for the Titans.
The first game of the third season ended with Energy Standard atop the tag team with 511.5 points, followed by the Toronto Titans at 496.5. The Aqua Centurions are third with 442.5 points and DC Trident fourth with 311.5 points.