2017 CANADIAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS
- April 6-9
- Victoria, BC
- Saanich Commonwealth Place
- Long Course (50m)
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- World Championship Selection Criteria
- Meet Preview
- Session Timelines
- Live Results
- Live Stream
Upon conclusion of the 2017 Canadian World Championship Trials the swimmers and coaches hung around and waited for the Swimming Canada brass to reveal the final selections for the World Championship team, the FISU Games team and the Junior World Championship team.
Prior to this, Javier Acevedo and Kylie Masse were given ‘Swim of the Meet’ honors for their efforts in the 100m backstroke. Acevedo won the men’s event in a best time of 53.64, missing the Canadian Record by 0.01. Masse broke her Canadian Record and had the 3rd fastest performance in history, coming in at 58.21.
Heading into tonight, there were 19 swimmers qualified for the team. Three more new swimmers made the cut tonight, not including Eric Hedlin who made the 1500 cut but won’t compete in the pool as he’ll focus on the Open Water event.
Olivia Anderson made it in the 800 free, Alex Loginov in the 50 free and Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson made it in the 200 IM. Along with them, Mackenzie Padington, Michelle Toro, Sandrine Mainville and Sydney Pickrem all added events to their schedules in Budapest.
Here’s a look at the full pool swimming roster:
CANADIAN WORLDS TEAM (FINAL)
- Katerine Savard (200 free, 100 fly)
- Mary-Sophie Harvey (200 free, 400 IM)
- Kayla Sanchez (4×200 free relay)
- Rebecca Smith (4×200 free relay)
- Kierra Smith (200 breast)
- Ashley McGregor (200 breast)
- Kylie Masse (100 back, 200 back)
- Hilary Caldwell (100 back, 200 back)
- Penny Oleksiak (100 free, 100 fly)
- Sandrine Mainville (100 free, 50 free)
- Michelle Toro (4×100 free relay, 50 free)
- Chantal van Landeghem (4×100 free relay)
- Rachel Nicol (100 breast)
- Sydney Pickrem (400 IM, 200 IM)
- Mackenzie Padington (400 free, 800 free)
- Olivia Anderson (800 free)
- Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson (200 IM)
- Javier Acevedo (100 back)
- Yuri Kisil (100 free)
- Richard Funk (100 breast)
- Tristan Cote (400 IM)
- Alex Loginov (50 free)
- Markus Thormeyer
- Carson Olafson
- Jeremy Bagshaw
- Josiah Binnema
Along with the automatic qualifiers, Swimming Canada added four other men to the team. Markus Thormeyer, Carson Olafson, Jeremy Bagshaw and Josiah Binnema were named to the team for relay purposes this summer.
Thormeyer won the 200 free and was the runner-up in the 100, while Olafson was 3rd in both those races. Those two, along with Yuri Kisil and Javier Acevedo, will likely make up Canada’s 400 free relay in Budapest.
Bagshaw was the runner-up in the 200 free, and will most likely combine with Thormeyer, Olafson and Kisil in the 800 free relay.
The win in the 100 fly from Binnema earns him a spot on the 400 medley relay along with Acevedo, Yuri Kisil, and Richard Funk, who all got under the qualifying standard in their respecitve 100m races.
The coaching staff for the World Championships will include:
- Ben Titley, High Performance Centre Ontario
- Claude St-Jean, Club Aquatique Montreal
- Ryan Mallette, High Performance Centre Victoria
- Linda Kiefer, University of Toronto
- Tom Johnson, High Performance Centre Vancouver
Swimming Canada also named six members to compete in the 10 KM Open Water event in Budapest. They are as follows:
Hedlin, Weinberger and Horner all competed in the pool here this weekend, with both Hedlin and Horner earning wins in the 1500 free. The swimmers were named to the team based on their performances last year in the Open Water World Cup events and the Olympics.
Check out the official roster here.
Markus Thormeyer, Carson Olafson, Jeremy Bagshaw and Josiah Binnema were named to the team for relay purposes this summer. Will these swimmers be allowed to swim individual events at Worlds if no one is entered in the event? For example will Josiah Binnema be swimming the 100 fly since he has the Fina B cut or is he designated as a relay only swimmer?
I’d say there’s a good chance he get’s to do the 100 fly, but it ultimately is up to Swimming Canada. Last year Jason Block was added to the Olympic team for the breast in the medley relay and got to swim it individually in Rio despite missing the ‘A’ standard at Trials, though he was only 0.02 off. Mack Darragh was in the same boat though he didn’t do the 100 fly individually, but he was 1.01 off the ‘A’ standard. Binnema is somewhere in between, so we’ll see. On the official roster there is no ‘Relay only’ designation for those four.
Despite his DQ at Trials, Santo Conderelli swam the individual 100m fly in Rio. This left Darragh ineligible to swim the 100m fly (as he didn’t have a FINA A swim) and left him only swimming the fly leg of the medley relay.