Canada Releases Updated Team for 2016 World Short Course Championship

by Charlotte Holz 10

October 17th, 2016 Canada, International, News

Swimming Canada has released an updated roster for the 2016 World Short Course Championships. They initially announced their team in the middle of May, 7 months before the start of the meet. Considering that this is the first time that Canada has hosted the meet, their early release of the roster was sure to build anticipation among local swim fans.

After such a strong performance across the board from Canadian swimmers at the Rio Olympics, it’s looking good for them going into the World Short Course Championships. Most notably was 16 year old, Penny Oleksiak who became the most decorated Canadian Olympian at any summer games. Oleksiak will be returning for the World Short Course Championships, among many other Olympians.

Canada’s new roster includes 17 men, which is 10 more than they sent to the Olympics, and 17 women (2 less than were sent to the games).

Below are the names of the swimmers who were listed on the original roster, but are no longer going to the meet:

Here are the new additions to the roster that weren’t included on the original team:

  • Ivan Cocunubo
  • Sarah Darcel
  • Kelsey Wog

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
Bagshaw, Jeremy Island Swimming Club Ryan Mallette Victoria, BC Victoria, BC
Block, Jason University of Calgary Swim Club Dave Salo Calgary, AB
Brothers, Peter Island Swimming Club Brad Dingey Grantsburg, Wisconsin, USA
Cocunbo, Ivan  CAMO
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
Anderson, Olivia Etobicoke Swimming Kevin Thorburn Etobicoke, ON
Caldwell, Hilary High Performance Centre- Victoria Ryan Mallette White Rock, BC Victoria, BC
Darcel, Sarah CSI Pacific NextGen Program Brad Dingey 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
Mainville, Sandrine High Performance Centre- Ontario Ben Titley Boucherville, QC Scarborough, ON
Masse, Kylie Windsor Essex Swim Team Byron Macdonald Windsor, ON Toronto, ON
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
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
Wog, Kelsey University of Manitoba Vlastimil Cerny
Zevnik, Alexia Pointe-Claire Swim Club Montreal


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4 years ago

Why is B MacLean not going now??

Reply to  SUNY Cal
4 years ago

She retired

Reply to  Alex
4 years ago

Really? I have not seen anything online about that. Are you sure she just isn’t taking a break?

Captain Ontario
Reply to  KRB
4 years ago

She is not the list of Sport Canada approved cards which is a pretty good indicator.

4 years ago

what about Ryan Cochrane? Has he also retired? His reply after the 1500 free at the Olympics seemed a bit ambiguous.

Reply to  Catherine
4 years ago

Don’t think so, or at least not yet, but he did seem to take a break after Rio and I think he is currently on a club swim tour across Canada, so that would make it tough to put in enough training for the event which is only 2 months away.

tea rex
4 years ago

Looks like college (NCAA or CCAA) isn’t keeping many swimmers from going. Should be an interesting meet.