2018 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS
- July 18-22, 2018
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Kinsmen Sports Centre
- Full Selection Criteria
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
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 Masse, Taylor Ruck, Sydney Pickrem and Emily Overholt, along with some up-and-coming names such as Markus Thormeyer, Kelsey Wog and Mackenzie Padington.
The roster was released shortly after it was learned that Penny Oleksiak had withdrawn from the team. Maggie 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 Hanus, Rachel 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|
|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|
|Kierra Smith||Eli Wall|
Canada has also named their rosters for the Para Pan Pacs and the 2018 Short Course World Championships. You can find those rosters here.