Canada's Kylie Masse swims on her way to winning the women's 100m backstroke final during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in TokyoAP Photo/Koji Sasahara
AP Photo/Koji Sasahara

Swimming: Kylie Masse goes two-for-two at International Swimming League

Kylie Masse swam to the top 3 twice this weekend at the International Swimming League in Naples, Italy.

For the second straight weekend, she won the top spot in the women’s 200m backstroke – hitting the wall in just 2:10.90. She was followed by Australia’s Emily Seebom (2:03.83 )and American Lisa Bratton (2:03.90). 

Masse added a second-place finish to her feat in the 50m to help the Cali Condors lead after Day 1 of the two-day competition.

She swam a time of 26.64s, just behind Cali Condors teammate Oliva Smoliga (26.26s). Elena Di Liddo completed the leaderboard in third with a time of 26.68s.

“Kylie is swimming very fast right now, she’s right on her best time for this early in the season,” her coach at the University of Toronto, Byron Macdonald, told Swimming Canada. “That was a loaded field with the European champion (Italy’s Margherita Panziera) and her rival from Australia Emily Seebohm, so winning is great.”

The competition will wrap up in Italy on Sunday.