Brits, Home Team Canadians Announce Teams for IPC World Championships

Two of the world’s major IPC swimming nations, the Brits and the Canadians, have announced their rosters for the upcoming IPC World Championships that are to be held in Montreal, Canada.

The UK will send a roster of 32 as they try and follow up on their staggering 39 Paralympic medals from their home Games last summer. That includes Ellie Simmonds, who competed in her first World Championships in 2007 when she was only 12 years old. She is arguably one of the five most famous active British swimmers right now at any level after a huge Paralympic marketing push in 2012.

Also on the squad is 14-year old Amy Marren. Last year, she swam three Olympic events with mixed success, but couldn’t crack a loaded British S9 lineup in the 200 IM (they went 2-3-4 at the Paralympics). Already in 2013, though, she’s broken the European Record in the event, and now will ride to her first World Championships.

The British Gas GBR Disability Swimming Team

  • Jack Bridge
  • James Clegg
  • Josef Craig
  • James Crisp
  • Jonathan Fox
  • James Hollis
  • Oliver Hynd
  • Sam Hynd
  • Sascha Kindred
  • Aaron Moores
  • Andrew Mullen
  • James O’Shea
  • Daniel Pepper
  • Morgyn Peters
  • Benjamin Procter
  • Scott Quin
  • Jack Thomas
  • Matthew Walker
  • Robert Welbourn
  • Jessica-Jane Applegate
  • Claire Cashmore
  • Chloe Davies
  • Charlotte Henshaw
  • Tully Kearney
  • Harriet Lee
  • Nicole Lough
  • Amy Marren
  • Stephanie Millward
  • Susie Rodgers
  • Hannah Russell
  • Eleanor Simmonds
  • Stephanie Slater

As for the Canadians, who also had a solid Paralympics with 16 total medals (4 of them gold), the team this year will be without one star, Summer Mortimer who won four medals in London in the S10 classification, but still returns many of their stars.

That includes 29-year old veteran Benoit Huot, who has been to four Paralympic Games and won 19 total medals there. Brianna Nelson, who had the unfortunate task of being squared up against legendary Australian S7 swimmer Jacqueline Freney at the Paralympics but still walked away with a pair of silver medals, has also made the roster.

This Canadian IPC World Championships roster has a decidedly different geographic feel than does its FINA counterpart. Whereas the FINA World Championship roster leans heavily toward the western half of the country, this IPC squad has 9 Quebecois, more than even British Columbians. With the meet being hosted in Quebec, that will give them an even greater home-field advantage.

Class Club City Personal Coach
Camille Bérubé S8SB8SM8 CN Gatineau Gatineau QC Dave Heinbuch
Morgan Bird S8SB8SM8 Cascade Swim Club Calgary AB Kristina Crook
Isaac Bouckley S10SB9SM10 Whitby Dolphins Whitby ON Jim Snow
Valérie Drapeau S5SB5SM5 Viomax Montreal QC Claude Picard
Devin Gotell S13SB13SM13 CN St. Jerome St. Jerome QC Pierre Lamy
Valérie Grand’Maison S13SB13SM13 McGill University Montreal QC Peter Carpenter
Benoît Huot S10SB9SM10 Piscine parc Olympique Montreal QC Benoit LeBrun/ Pierre Lamy
Kirstie Kasko S14SB14SM14 Cascade Swim Club Calgary AB Wendy Johnson
Danielle Kisser S6SB6SM6 Delta Sungod North Delta BC Julian Getzou
Jean-Michel Lavailliere S7SB7SM7 CN de Competition de Beauport Beauport QC Claude Lamy
Zack McAllister S8SB8SM8 Lethbridge Amatuer Swim Club Lethbridge AB Peter Schori
Sarah Mehain S7SB7SM7 Vernon Kokanee Swim Club Vernon BC Renate Terpstra
Gordie Michie S14SB14SM14 St. Thomas Jumbo Jets St. Thomas ON Penny Bosma
Justine Morrier S14SB14SM14 CN Haute Richelieu Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC France Latendrasse
Danial Murphy S5SB5SM5 Sackville Waves Aquatic Team Sackville NS Kevin Ross
Brianna Nelson S7SB7SM7 Island Swimming Victoria BC Gord Veldman
Scott Patterson S7SB5SM6 Dynamo Swim Club Burnaby BC Marianne Alveraz
Adam Rahier S14SB14SM14 Surrey Knights Surrey BC Reg Shaw
Aurélie Rivard S10SB9SM10 CN Haute Richelieu Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC France Latendresse
Maxime Rousselle S14SB14SM14 CN Haute Richelieu Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC France Latendresse
Katarina Roxon S9SB8SM9 Memorial Seahawks St. John NL Brad Hutton
Rhea Schmidt S13SB13SM13 University of Manitoba Winnipeg MB Vlastimil Cerny
Chris Sergeant Tsonos S8SB8SM8 Kingston Y Penguins Kingston ON Vicki Keith
Nathan Stein S10SB9SM10 Surrey Knights Surrey BC Reg Shaw
Donovan Tildesley S11SB11SM11 UBC Dolphins Vancouver BC Kevin Johns/ Hugh Tildesley
Nicolas-Guy Turbide S13SB13SM13 CSQ Québec City QC Valérie Cyr


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