Summer McIntosh shatters world record in 400m IM at Canada Olympic swimming trials

Summer McIntosh made history recently at Canada’s Olympic Swimming Trials by breaking her own world record in the 400m individual medley. At just 17 years old, she clocked in at 4 minutes and 24.38 seconds, surpassing her previous record of 4:25.87 set just a few months earlier at the same venue, Toronto’s Pan Am Sports Centre.

McIntosh has already achieved significant success in the swimming world, winning the world title in the 400m IM in 2022 and 2023, establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the sport. She is also a two-time world champion in the 200m butterfly and holds the title of the second-fastest woman in history in both the 400m free and the 800m free.

In addition to her primary events, which include the 400m IM, 200m fly, and 400m free, McIntosh is considering swimming the 200m IM at the upcoming Paris Olympics and participating in relay events. In July’s world championships, she faced off against Australian Ariarne Titmus and American Katie Ledecky for gold medal honors in

By Sophia Gonzalez

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