Red Deer's Rebecca Smith earned a spot at the Toyko Olympics this past week when she competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto. Smith, 21, is one of 26 Canadian swimmers that will compete in Toyko. (Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada)

Red Deer swimmer Rebecca Smith named to Team Canada for World Championships

The 22-year-old will also swim for Canada at the Commonwealth Games in England

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith will wear the maple leaf once again this summer.

Smith, 22, was one of 32 swimmers named to Team Canada for the upcoming FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary from June 18-July 3.

The University of Calgary Dinos swimmer will also race at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England from July 28- Aug. 8.

At the Canadian Swimming Trials over the weekend in Victoria, B.C., Smith finished third in the 100 metre butterfly in a time of 58.76 seconds. She was fifth in the 100m final, with a time of 55.34 seconds and sixth in the 200m final in 1:58.48.

“Trials are always exciting and seeing the performances through the week shows the athletes are in a great position leading into the summer championships, to work with their coaches to build and improve at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games,” said Swimming Canada High Performance Director and National Coach John Atkinson.

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