Hilary Caldwell Leads Canadian 1-2 in 200 Back With Pan American Games Record

Jul 15, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Hilary Caldwell of Canada competes in the women's 200m backstroke preliminary heat during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
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Team Canada threw down another 1-2 finish by the women as Hilary Caldwell took down the women’s 200-meter back Pan American Games record.

Caldwell surged her way to a swift time of 2:08.22.  That time cleared the previous mark of 2:08.99 set by Elizabeth Pelton back in 2011.  That’s not close to Caldwell’s personal best of 2:06.80, but it was good enough to move up to fifth in the world rankings.

200 Back World Rankings

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Dominique Bouchard delivered Canada another medal with a silver-winning time of 2:09.74.  That swim was short of her 11th-ranked season best of 2:08.99.

USA’s Clara Smiddy touched out teammate Kylie Stewart, 2:11.47 to 2:11.92, for the bronze medal.

Brazil’s Joanna Maranhao (2:12.05), Guatemala’s Gisela Morales (2:13.18), Argentina’s Andrea Berrino (2:14.38) and Mexico’s Maria Gonzalez (2:16.79) finished fifth through eighth.

Maranhao lowered Natalia De Lucca’s 2013 Brazilian record of 2:12.09 with the swim.

Colombia’s Carolina Colorado dominated the B final with a time of 2:14.87.  Mexico’s Estela Davis took second in 2:16.61 with Peru’s McKenna De Bever putting up a third-place 2:16.76.

Argentina’s Florencia Perotti (2:17.55), Venezuela’s Carla Gonzalez (2:18.77), Honduras’ Karen Vilorio (2:19.42), Brazil’s Luiza Vieira (2:21.17) and Uruguay’s Ines Remersaro (2:21.33) picked up the rest of the B final finishes.


  • Women’s 200 free
  • Men’s 200 free
  • Women’s 200 breast
  • Men’s 200 breast
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Men’s 800 free relay