Summer McIntosh started her impressive 2022 season with a preparatory 400-metre event in March. She finished the race in a record time of 4:29:12, setting a record. McIntosh won the gold medal in the 400-metre medley and 200-metre butterfly at the 2022 Budapest Games. She also won bronze in the 4×200-metre freestyle. McIntosh then competed at the Commonwealth Games and won two golds, three silvers, and one bronze. She won gold in the 200-metre and 400-metre medleys, silver in the 400-metre freestyle, 4×100-metre medley, and 4×200-metre freestyle; and bronze in the 4 x 100-metre freestyle. The 16-year-old swimming sensation has competed in over 50 age categories and has broken numerous records in her career. In October 2022, she set a new world junior record in the 400-metre freestyle while competing at the 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup in Toronto. In total, she won six medals in the 2022 edition of the Swimming World Cup, including three golds, one silver, and two bronzes.