Swimming Canada Announces Junior Pan Pacs, Youth Olympic Games Rosters

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 6. IN addition to selecting its senior teams for the premier international meets of the year, Swimming Canada has selected junior teams for two important development events.

Canada’s teams for the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui, Hawaii, and the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, were announced following the conclusion of the Canadian Swimming Trials Saturday in Victoria.

Both events are set for August, with Junior Pan Pacs running Aug. 27-31 while the Youth Olympics stretch from Aug. 17-22.

Eleven swimmers who competed in last year’s FINA World Junior Championships in Dubai will represent Canada at Junior Pan Pacs.

“We have very strong representation from our 15-to-17-year-old crew. It bodes well for our future because our team is so young,” says National Junior Coach Ken McKinnon.

For the remaining 19 members of the 30-swimmer team, this will be their first top-level junior international meet. A newcomer-heavy team is a “good problem to have,” says McKinnon.

“Our top of the line junior talent have been able to get themselves on the senior team. In one way that weakens our talent pool but it is the goal of the junior program, so that’s a success,” McKinnon said.

The Youth Olympics, meanwhile, will serve another purpose, as Canada will send a team of 15- and 16-year-olds to compete at the 18-and-under event.

“We’re using that multi-sport international experience as a stepping stone,” McKinnon said.

Junior Pan Pacific Championships team:

FEMALES
NAME
CLUB
Danielle Hanus
Newmarket (Ont.) Stingrays
Meryn McCann
Etobicoke (Ont.) Swim Club
Paige Kremer
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Lili Margitai
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Alexandra Aitchison
Neptune St-Jerome (Que.)
Jacomie Strydom
Olympian Swim Club (Edmonton)
Mackenzie Glover
U Manitoba Bisons
Danika Huizinga
Ajax (Ont.) Swimming
Danica Ludlow
Island Swimming (Victoria)
Sophia Saroukian
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Kelsey Wog
U Manitoba Bisons
Alexandra Buscher
Unattached
Genevieve Robertson
Guelph (Ont.) Marlin Aquatic Club
Heather Lam
Vancouver Pacific Swim Club

MALES
NAME
CLUB
Matthew Ackman
Pointe-Claire (Montréal) Swim Club
James Dergousoff
CHENA (Vancouver)
Ryder McGinnis
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Peter Brothers
Island Swimming (Victoria)
Markus Thormeyer
Winskill Dolphins Swim Club (Delta, B.C.)
James Guest
Pointe-Claire (Montréal) Swim Club
Tristan Cote
Etobicoke (Ont.) Swim Club
Jon McKay
UVIC/Pacfici Coast Swimming
Tim Zeng
CHENA (Vancouver)
Nicolaas Dekker
Richmond (B.C.) Rapids
Daniel Kuiack
Barrie (Ont.) Trojan Swim Club
Cameron Kidd
W. Ross MacDonald Swimming (Toronto)
Osvald Nitski
Hamilton (Ont.) Aquatic Club
Rob Hill
CHENA (Vancouver)
Anders Klein
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Mitchel Ferraro
Uxbridge (Ont.) Swim Club

STAFF
Martin Gingras
Pointe-Claire (Montréal) Swim Club
Alan Swanston
Newmarket (Ont.) Stingrays
Patrick Paradis
CHENA (Vancouver)
Kevin Thorburn
Etobicoke (Ont.) Swim Club
Derrick Schoof
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club

Youth Olympic Games team:
FEMALE
NAME
CLUB
Danielle Hanus
Newmarket (Ont.) Stingrays
Kelsey Wog
U Manitoba Bisons
Danika Huizinga
Ajax (Ont.) Swimming
Mackenzie Glover
U Manitoba Bisons

MALE
NAME
CLUB
Javier Acevedo
Ajax (Ont.) Swimming
Matthew Mac
Oakville (Ont.) Aquatic Club
Kaelen Freund
Lethbridge (Alta.) Swim Club
Colin Gilbert
Kamloops (B.C.) Classic Swimming

APPOINTED COACH
Alan Swanston
Newmarket (Ont.) Stingrays

The above article is a press release submitted to Swimming World. To reach our audience, contact us at newsmaster@swimmingworldmagazine.com.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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