Canadian Sydney Pickrem Signs with Speedo

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Sydney Pickrem; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Sydney Pickrem is plenty busy at this week’s FINA Champions Series in Shenzen, China. But she found time to make news Thursday by signing with Speedo.

Pickrem announced the move on her Instagram account.

“Starting off the new year with some big news!,” she wrote. “So excited to officially be part of #TeamSpeedo”

 

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Starting off the new year with some big news! So excited to officially be part of #TeamSpeedo 🤩🤩

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Wednesday, the 22-year-old Texas A&M grad finished second in the women’s 200-meter individual medley, her time of 2:10.84 less than a half-second back of Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu.

It’s been a busy few months for Pickrem, who won three bronze medals at last summer’s World Championships. The 2016 Olympian finished with the world’s fourth-fastest time in the 200 IM in 2019 and the fifth-fastest in the 400 IM, part of a rising tide of Canadian female swimmers.

Pickrem was third in the 200 breaststroke, third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 400 IM at Worlds. She was part of the medley relay, one of three Canadian bronze-winning squads. Pickrem finished sixth in the 200 IM and 12th in the 400 IM in Rio four years ago. She also competed in the inaugural International Swimming League season with the London Roar.