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Canadian teen Josh Liendo aims to break both records and barriers in swimmingCanadian swimmer Josh Liendo is a man on a mission and he's not afraid to talk about it. The 19-year-old has been taking down Canadian records in his pursuit of being one of the best swimmers in the world.

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Canadian swimmer Josh Liendo is a man on a mission and he's not afraid to talk about it. 

The 19-year-old has been taking down Canadian records in his pursuit of being one of the best swimmers in the world.

On Wednesday night at the Canadian swim trials in Victoria, Liendo broke his own national record in the 100-metre butterfly with a blistering time of 50.88 seconds.

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"It was definitely the plan," he said. "I want to move forward in the future but I wanted to be at this point right now."

Liendo is not shy about his confidence in the pool — he's the type of athlete who commands attention when he shows up at the venue. 

"I want to get some medals on the international level," he said. "That's my goal and I'm not shying away from that. It's something I want to do and I'm going to say it proudly.

"I just say it. Even if I don't get there I'm going to say my goals and make it clear to everybody what my goals are. I feel that's what goal-setting should be. You should say what you want to do."

WATCH l Liendo sets Canadian record in men's 100m fly on Day 2 of trials:

Josh Liendo sets Canadian record in 100 metre butterfly at trials

2 days agoDuration 1:54Josh Liendo of Markham, Ont., set the Canadian record time of 50.88 in the 100 m butterfly Wednesday in Victoria, B.C.(CBC)

At the Olympics, Liendo was a part of the men's 4x100m freestyle relay that broke the Canadian record and finished fourth, just off the podium. He also swam the butterfly leg of the men's 4x100m medley relay that placed seventh.

In his individual events, Liendo finished 11th in the 100m fly event, 14th in the 100m freestyle and 18th in the 50m free. 

He's swimming in all those events at the trials.

In the 50m fly heats Thursday morning Liendo posted a time of 23.72, just off the Canadian record. He'll compete in the final of the event in the evening. 

More than anything Liendo wants to change the way Canadian male swimmers are looked at on the international stage and he's unapologetic about sharing his personal goals in the most public way.

"We're coming. We're coming and working on it. And there's momentum," he said.

"It's taken patience. We're in the background and working hard. Now we're coming forward."

McIntosh posts PB in 200m freestyle on Day 3

The marquee event on Thursday night at Saanich Commonwealth Place featured seven Canadian Olympians in the women's 200m freestyle.

In a riveting race 15-year-old Summer McIntosh continued her strong swimming at the meet by posting a personal best time of 1:55.39, pulling away from Penny Oleksiak in the last half of the race for the win.

WATCH | McIntosh leads Canadian quartet of qualifiers into 200m freestyle at worlds:

Summer McIntosh leads Canadian quartet of qualifiers into 200m freestyle at worlds

13 hours agoDuration 2:33Summer McIntosh, Penny Oleksiak, Taylor Ruck and Kayla Sanchez all qualify for the FINA world swimming championships in the women's 200m freestyle event.2:33

Oleksiak posted a time of 1:57.01 for second, while Taylor Ruck finished in a time of 1:57.60. Kayla Sanchez was just off the podium in a time of 1:57.61.

All four swimmers were under the qualifying standard for worlds.

Kylie Masse continued her winning ways at the trials.

A night after Masse broke her Canadian record in the 50m backstroke, she followed it up with a win in the women's 50m fly in a time of 26.96. Masse has won every race she's competed in at the trials.

Sophie Angus placed first in the 100m breaststroke in 1:07.60. James Dergousoff won the men's 100m breaststroke in 1:01.30.

More than 550 swimmers from across Canada are competing in Para events, junior events and senior events all looking to earn their spots on the Canadian teams heading to world championships this summer.

WATCH | Shelby Newkirk sets Canadian record 100m freestyle S6:

Shelby Newkirk establishes new Canadian record in 100m freestyle S6

13 hours agoDuration 1:34Shelby Newkirk sets a new national record of 1:15.54 in the women's 100-m freestyle S6 event at the Canadian swimming trials.Head coach Ben Titley out at Swimming Canada after 10 years

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