Canada Announces Team For Hosted 2016 World Short Course Championships

Swimming Canada has gotten an early start on naming a roster for the 2016 World Short Course Championships. Naming the team 7 months out from the December meet will help build anticipation among the local fan base with the event being hosted in Canada for the first time in its history.

While Canada’s Olympic standards were stringent and resulted in several National Champions being left home from Rio, they’ve opened the criteria up for the World Short Course Championships, resulting in a roster of 20 men and 17 women.

While that’s actually two fewer women than they’re sending to race in the pool at the Olympics, it’s an extra 13 men.

Included among the list of 20 men is 6 of those aforementioned Olympians (Santo Condorelli is the exception), plus a new list of swimmers that includes Mack Darragh, who won national titles in both the 100 and 200 flys at the Canadian Olympic Trials, but wasn’t under Swimming Canada’s designated standard to qualify for the Olympic team.

The meet will be hosted from December 6th-11tth at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Acevedo, Javier Markham Aquatic Club Scarborough, ON Scarborough, ON
Allen, Coleman High Performance Centre- Vancouver Tom Johnson Spokane, WA Vancouver, BC
Bagshaw, Jeremy Island Swimming Club Ryan Mallette Victoria, BC Victoria, BC
Baumann, Ashton UNCAN South Port, Australia
Block, Jason University of Calgary Swim Club Dave Salo Calgary, AB
Brothers, Peter Island Swimming Club Brad Dingey Grantsburg, Wisconsin, USA
Cochrane, Ryan Island Swimming Club Ryan Mallette Victoria, BC Victoria, BC
Cote, Tristan Etobicoke Swimming Mike Blondal Mississauga, ON Mississauga, ON
Darragh, Mack Oakville Aquatic Club John Pontz Mississauga, ON
Dekker, Nicolaas Richmond Rapids Swim Club Robert Pettifer Vancouver, BC
Funk, Richard Edmonton Keyano Swim Club Mike Bottom Edmonton, AB Ann Arbor, MI
Jarry, Mirando Club Aquatique Montreal Claude St-Jean
Kisil, Yuri High Performance Centre- Vancouver Tom Johnson Calgary, AB Vancouver, BC
Krug, Karl Unattached Chris Davis, Chris Davis Jr. Yucaipa, CA Atlanta, GA
Milosevic, Stefan High Performance Centre- Vancouver Tom Johnson Burnaby, BC Burnaby, BC
Reilly, Luke High Performance Centre- Vancouver Jozsef Nagy, Tom Johnson Richmond, BC Richmond, BC
Thormeyer, Markus High Performance Centre- Vancouver Ben Keast Tsawwassen, BC Delta, BC
Van Moerkerke, Evan Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club Don Burton Tillsonburg, ON Tillsonburg, ON
White, Evan Oakville Aquatic Club Mike Bottom Oakville, ON Ann Arbor, MI
Wood, Russell University of Calgary Swim Club Mike Blondal Calgary, AB Calgary, AB
Anderson, Olivia Etobicoke Swimming Kevin Thorburn Etobicoke, ON
Caldwell, Hilary High Performance Centre- Victoria Ryan Mallette White Rock, BC Victoria, BC
Goss, Kennedy Granite Gators Swim Club Mike Westphu Toronto, ON Bloomington, IN
Lacroix, Audrey Blue Machine St-Lambert Ben Titley Pont- Rouge, QC Toronto, ON
MacLean, Brittany Etobicoke Swimming Kevin Thorburn, Harvey Humphries Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
Mainville, Sandrine High Performance Centre- Ontario Ben Titley Boucherville, QC Scarborough, ON
Masse, Kylie Byron Macdonald
McCabe, Martha High Performance Centre- Ontario Ben Titley Toronto, ON Vancouver, BC
Nicol, Rachel Lethbridge Swim Club Peter Schori Lethbridge, AB Dallas, TX
Oleksiak, Penelope Toronto Swim Club Bill O’Toole Toronto, ON
Overholt, Emily High Performance Centre- Vancouver Tom Johnson West Vancouver, BC West Vancouver, BC
Pickrem, Sydney Island Swimming Club Randy Reese Oldsmar, FL Oldsmar, FL
Ruck, Taylor Unattached Kevin Zacher Scottsdale, AZ
Savard, Katerine Club Aquatique Montreal Claude St-Jean Pont-Rouge, QC Montreal, QC
Smith, Kierra Liquid Lightning Swim Club Emil Dimitrov, Kelly Kremer Kelowna, BC Kelowna, BC
Williams, Michelle High Performance Centre- Ontario Ben Titley Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
Zevnik, Alexia Pointe-Claire Swim Club Montreal

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