Canada Names Eight To Youth Olympics, 29 To Junior Pan Pacs

2018 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Wit the Canadian National Championships coming to a close on Sunday night, Swimming Canada named their rosters for both the Junior Pan Pacific Championships and the Youth Olympic Games. The Junior Pan Pacs will take place August 23-27 in Suva, Fiji, while the Youth Olympics will take place from October 6-18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“We’re really excited,” said National Development Coach Ken McKinnon. “We have a lot of new names of first-time junior team members, and our men’s team is starting to come up to equally balanced with the women’s team.”

Highlighting the rosters is Alexander Pratt of the Cascade Swim Club, who won three gold medals during the National Championships in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles. Joining him on the Youth Olympic Games roster is Alexander Milanovich and Gabe Mastromatteo, both of whom tied for gold in the 50 breaststroke. The fourth male heading to Buenos Aires will be Joshua Liendo, who had three top-5 finishes including a bronze in the 200 fly.

The women’s side is highlighted by individual winners Avery Wiseman (50 breast) and Maggie MacNeil (100 fly). They’ll be joined by Nina Kucheran, who won a pair of medals in the breaststroke events, and Kyla Leibel, who was the runner-up in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. All eight swimmers who qualified for the Youth Olympics will also be heading to Fiji.

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES ROSTER

Name Club Coach of Record
KUCHERAN, Nina SLSC Henze, Dean
LEIBEL, Kyla RDCSC Wilson, Scott
MACNEIL, Margaret LAC Craven, Andrew
WISEMAN, Avery TRIT Kozell, Greg
LIENDO, Joshua NYAC Drudge, Murray
MASTROMATTEO, Gabe KSS Hyslop, Janet
MILANOVICH, Alexander ESWIM Thorburn, Kevin
PRATT, Alexander CASC Johnson, Dave

Youth Olympic Games Staff

Name Position
McKINNON, Ken Team Leader
McGREGOR-BALES, Kristy Team Manager

JUNIOR PAN PACS ROSTER

Name Club Coach of Record
BOILY-DUFOUR, Maude SR Abrametz, Nick
BROAD, Madison CYPS Pinsonneault, Kyle
HENDERSON, Hanna ESWIM Thorburn, Kevin
HERBERT, Bailey LOSC Metcalfe, Brian
KILGER, Kennady TSC O’Toole, Bill
KUCHERAN, Nina SLSC Henze, Dean
KWAN, Victoria MAC Novak, Rob
LAU, Octavia HYACK Bottrill, Mark
LEIBEL, Kyla RDCSC Wilson, Scott
MACNEIL, Margaret LAC Craven, Andrew
MCMURRAY, Ainsley CSLA Calcutt, Mike
O’CROININ, Emma EKSC Nelson, Chris
PAVICEVIC, Katja TSC O’Toole, Bill
SANDERSON, Kate UNCAN Doane, Mike
WISEMAN, Avery TRIT Kozell, Greg
ZAVAROS, Rosie OAK Baker, Sean
CUMBY, Noah SJL Ling, Dave
KATELNIKOFF, Alexander CASC Johnson, Dave
KNOX, Finlay FSSC Melton, Todd
KONIK, Justin ESWIM/td> Thorburn, Kevin
LIENDO, Joshua NYAC Drudge, Murray
MASTROMATTEO, Gabe KSS Hyslop, Janet
MILANOVICH, Alexander ESWIM Thorburn, Kevin
PRATT, Alexander CASC Johnson, Dave
PRATT, Cole CASC Johnson, Dave
SOMERSET, Sebastian CASC Johnson, Dave
ST-MARTIN, Loic CAMO St-Jean, Claude
WALL, Tyler KISU Hoeben, Tina
YOUNG, Brodie HYACK Bottrill, Mark

Junior Pan Pacs Team Staff

Name Position
McKINNON, Ken Team Leader
POIRIER, Michelle Team Manager
JOHNSON, Dave Head Coach (men)
HENZE, Dean Head Coach (women)
McGREGOR-BALES, Kristy Assistant Team Manager
THORBURN, Kevin Coach
WILSON, Scott Coach
HUTCHINSON, Amber Biomechanist
BECKWITH, Brian Massage Therapist
CASTRO, Ron Massage Therapist
OLSON, Graham Race Analyst

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writestuff

What about Asia Minnes? Won 6 medals last year at RBC Canadian Junior Championships and not on the roster.

Coach John

didn’t qualify

Hood Rich

Where is Elbert? Without him the sport of swimming is nothing.

juddy96

Kate Sanderson (who had on her instagram US Junior National Team which has now been changed) is an interesting name to see here. Not really a fan of internationals joining our team for an easier spot (Santo cough) but we’ll see how she goes.

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