Canada Names 32 Swimmers To Pan Pacific Championship Roster


Canada has named 32 swimmers to their roster for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, set to take place next month in Tokyo. They’ll be sending 18 women and 14 men.

The roster includes international medalists Kylie MasseTaylor RuckSydney Pickrem and Emily Overholt, along with some up-and-coming names such as Markus ThormeyerKelsey Wog and Mackenzie Padington.

The roster was released shortly after it was learned that Penny Oleksiak had withdrawn from the teamMaggie MacNeil did the same thing on Saturday.

Most of the swimmers earned their spot on the team by either winning an event, placing top-4 in the 100 and 200 freestyle, or a 2nd/3rd place finish while getting under the FINA ‘A’ standard. A few swimmers were added to the roster at the end of the meet despite not reaching any of the criteria: Danielle HanusRachel Nicol and Will Pisani.

Hanus, a 20-year-old originally from Newmarket but currently training in Victoria with Island Swimming, was the runner-up in the women’s 100 backstroke and also placed 3rd in the 100 fly. Her time of 1:00.62 in the 100 back was just .01 off the ‘A’ cut.

Nicol, a 2016 Olympic finalist in the 100 breast, also narrowly missed the ‘A’ standard in that event, falling just over a tenth shy in 1:07.71 (finishing 2nd). She’ll give Canada some insurance on the breaststroke leg of the medley relay, with Kierra Smith the other option on the team.

Pisani, who trains at Florida State University, narrowly missed automatically qualifying multiple times. After taking the top seed in the men’s 100 free prelims in a personal best of 49.59, he missed out on a relay spot in the final by placing 5th. He then finished 2nd in the 100 fly, and then was 3rd in the 50 free, finishing just .04 off the FINA ‘A’ standard.

Canadian Pan Pac Roster

Women (18) Men (14)
Sarah Fournier Javier Acevedo
Kennedy Goss
Jeremy Bagshaw
Danielle Hanus Josiah Binnema
Kyla Leibel Peter Brothers
Kylie Masse Tristan Cote
Rachel Nicol Owen Daly
Emily Overholt Mack Darragh
Mackenzie Padington Richard Funk
Sydney Pickrem Ruslan Gaziev
Taylor Ruck Yuri Kisil
Kayla Sanchez Will Pisani
Kate Sanderson Alex Pratt
Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson
Kierra Smith Eli Wall
Rebecca Smith
Kelsey Wog
Mabel Zavaros
Alexia Zevnik

Canada has also named their rosters for the Para Pan Pacs and the 2018 Short Course World Championships. You can find those rosters here.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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