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Local swimmer breaks Canadian swimming record at Olympic and Paralympic trials

Oakville's Katie Cosgriffe broke the Canadian Record in the 100m Butterfly for the S10 category at the Toronto Pan Am Centre on Monday.
Oakville Aquatic Club swimmer Katie Cosgriffe

A local swimmer has broken a national swimming record - and it could be sending her to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Oakville's Katie Cosgriffe broke the Canadian Record in the 100m Butterfly for the S10 category at the Toronto Pan Am Centre on Monday. This marks the second year in a row Cosgriffe has broken this record and she now has the opportunity to be selected for her first Paralympic Team.

Oakville Aquatic Club swimmer Katie Cosgriffe made history on the first day of the Olympic and Paralympic Trials by breaking the Canadian Record in the 100m Butterfly (S10 category) on May 13.

For the whole race, Cosgriffe was on a record-breaking pace and touched the wall at 1:06.75, beating her own record by 0.11 seconds.

This time is under the cut to qualify for the Canadian Paralympic Team and the official team announcement will take place this Sunday, May 19.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to maybe be selected for my first Paralympic Team," said Cosgriffe after her race. "If I go to Paris, I would like a podium. It is looking like it can be a possibility, so that’s my goal right now."

Cosgriffe first broke the Canadian Record in this event last year during the 2023 Canadian Swimming Trials with a time of 1:08.68. She beat her own record recently at the Winter Ontario Swimming Championships with a time of 1:06.86.

The 100m Butterfly is not the only event Cosgriffe will compete in during the 7-day competition - she's scheduled to swim in the 100m and 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke and 200m Medley events along with her 7 Oakville teammates.

The 2024 Swimming Trials are happening from May 13-19 at the Toronto Pan Am Centre, where both the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Teams will be finalized.