18 Swimmers Named To Canada’s Para World Championship Team


  • April 3-7, 2019
  • Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, Toronto, ON
  • LCM (50m)
  • Prelims/Finals: 9:30 am / 6:00 pm ET
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  • Live Results

In addition to announcing their roster for the 2019 FINA World Championships, Swimming Canada also named their team for the World Para Swimming Championships at the conclusion of the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto.

The team is comprised of 18 athletes, five men and 13 women.

Headlining the women’s team is three-time Paralympic gold medalist and two-time World Champion Aurelie Rivard, who won three events (50 free, 100 free, 400 free) over the course of the meet.

Shelby Newkirk is another notable name on the team after setting a new S7 100 back world record on day one of the meet in a time of 1:19.99.

2016 Paralympic medalist Nicolas-Guy Turbide and Alexander Elliot (who won four events here) highlight the men’s team.

Women Men
Camille Berube Matthew Cabraja
Morgan Bird Alexander Elliot
Daniele Dorris James Leroux
Sabrina Duchesne Nicolas-Guy Turbide
Nikita Ens Zachary Zona
Danielle Kisser
Justine Morrier
Shelby Newkirk
Aurelie Rivard
Tess Routliffe
Katarina Roxon
Abi Tripp
Aly Van Wyck-Smart


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The World Para Swimming World Series is being held in multiple countries, the World Para Swimming World Championships are, of course, a single event that was to be held in Malaysia but has yet to have a replacement venue or dates confirmed. https://paralympic.org/news/ipc-strip-malaysia-2019-world-para-swimming-championships


Canada can announce a WC team but the US can’t even announce proper selection polices? My athlete and many others at the meet this weekend were anxious because US Paralympics pulled the selection procedures and the director of US Paralympics seemed to be feeding information to more older, senior athletes about what these new procedures might entail which turned what was supposed to be a selection meet into a giant rumor mill. Frustrating for sure.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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