Biography:

Kylie Masse won bronze in the 100m backstroke at Rio 2016, setting a national record in the process. She also swam the leadoff backstroke leg for the 4x100m medley relay that set a national record in finishing fifth. Masse represented Canada at the World University Games in 2015 where she won gold in the 100m backstroke. Competing regularly for the University of Toronto, she was named the Varsity Blues’ female rookie of the year in 2014-15. While competing at the OUA Championships in February 2016, Masse broke the short course 50m backstroke Canadian national record with a time of 26.84. In the same month, she also broke the long course 50m backstroke Canadian national record at the CIS Championships, clocking in at 27.84. Masse was named both OUA and CIS female swimmer of the year in 2016. This adds to her 2015 recognition of female swimmer and rookie of the year by the OUA. Her previous multi-sport experience includes a trip to the Canada Games in 2013.

Getting to know…

Family: Mother Cynthia Lynn Masse…Older brother Daniel, younger sister Natalie …Getting into the Sport: Started swimming competitively at age 10… After doing summer swim team with her siblings, decided she liked swimming and joined the competitive team in her area… Outside Interests: Completed second year of kinesiology studies at the University of Toronto…Enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, dance classes…Odds and Ends: Nickname Ky… Likes to buy something during travels to remind her of the trip…