Canada Sending 28 Swimmers to Junior World Championships

Swimming Canada will be sending 14 male and 14 female swimmers to the 2013 World Junior Championships in Dubai, UAE beginning on August 26th.

The star of the women’s team is IM’er Sydney Pickrem, who trains in Florida with Becca Mann under Randy Reese. She was a finalist at last year’s Junior Pan Pac Championships in the 200 IM. She just turned 16 this year, and has bests of 2:15.1 in the 200 IM, 4:44.0 in the 400 IM, 2:31.0 in the 200 breast, and 2:11.4 in the 200 backstroke. She’s also shown decent speed of late to boot. She’s seeded 5th in the 400 IM, 6th in the 200 back, and 7th in the 200 IM.

See preliminary start lists here.

The men’s team is lead by Stefan Milosevic, who will go to UBC in the fall and was the champion of the 200 free at Canada’s Summer Nationals. He is seeded 21st in that same event at Junior Worlds. Luke Reilly, another Summer Nationals champ, is the 8th seed in the boys’ 400 IM with a 4:21.0. Finally, Peter Brothers, younger brother of Will Brothers, is seeded in the top 17 in the 400, 800, and 1500 freestyles.

See the full roster below.

Name Age Club Event Residence Coach
AITCHISON Alexandra 16 CNSJ 200, 400, 800 FR Clearwater, FL N/A
ANDERSON Olivia 14 ESWIM 800 FR Mississauga, ON Kevin Thorburn
CIGNA Frederique 15 CAMO 100 FL Montreal, QC Greg Arkhurst
GOSS Kennedy 16 GGST 200 FR, 100, 200 BK Toronto, ON Robert Garofalo
HARVEY Mary-Sophie 13 MEGO 200 FL Trois-Rivieres, QC Yann Jacquier
KREMER Paige 16 OSC 50, 100 FR St. Albert, AB Dave Macdonald
LAM Heather 15 VPSC 100 FR Vancouver, BC Tyler Lewall
MARGITAI Lili 15 EKSC 100 FL, 100 FR Edmonton, AB Derrick Schoof
OVERHOLT Emily 15 WVOSC 200 FL, 200, 400 IM West Vancouver, BC Janusz Kaczmarek
PASKULIN Olivia 16 PCSC 100 BR Montreal, QC Martin Gingras
PICKREM Sydney 16 CNSJ 200, 400 IM, 100, 200 BK Oldsmar, FL N/A
RICHARDS Cassidy 16 FAST 50 FR Fredericton, NB Marta Belsh
ROBERTSON Genevieve 16 GMAC 200 BR Guelph, ON Kendra Burton
SAROUKIAN Sophia 15 EKSC 400 FR Edmonton, AB Derrick Schoof
Name Age Club Event Residence Coach
ASSAAD Gamal 18 OAK 100 FL Oakville, ON Sean Baker
BROTHERS Peter 16 IS 400, 1500 FR Victoria, BC Ryan Mallette
BROWN Jonathan 18 NCSA 200 FR Calgary, AB David Loyola
BUJOLD Antoine 18 PCSC 100 BR Montreal, QC Martin Gingras
COTE Tristan 17 ESWIM 1500 FR Mississauga, ON Kevin Thorburn
DERGOUSOFF James 16 CHENA 100, 200 BR Christina Lake, BC Patrick Paradis
GUEST James 16 PCSC 200 BR Baie D’urfe Martin Gingras
KALP Teddy 16 NYAC 200 FR, 400 FR Concord, ON Murray Drudge
KISIL Yuri 17 CASC 200 BK, 50 FR Calgary, AB Dave Johnson
KWIECIEN-DELANEY Bryce 16 OAK 100 FR Hamilton, ON Sean Baker
MILOSEVIC Stefan 18 HYACK 100, 200 FR Vancouver, BC Mark Bottrill
REILLY Luke 17 UBCD 200 FL, 200, 400 IM Vancouver, BC Brian Johns
THORMEYER Markus 15 WDSC 100, 200 BK Tsawwassen, BC Ben Keast
WHITE Evan 17 OAK 200 FL, 200, 400 IM Oakville, ON Sean Baker
Staff Club Residence
MCKINNON Ken SNC Ottawa, ON Head Coach
DRUDGE Murray NYAC Toronto, ON Coach
JOHNSON Dave CASC Calgary, AB Coach
KACZMAREK Janusz WVOSC Squamish, BC Coach
MALLETTE Ryan VAS Victoria, BC Coach
THORBURN Kevin ESWIM Oakville, ON Coach
GOSAL Sureen Calgary, AB Manager
POTVIN Sylvie Prevost, QC Manager
BUSH Jessica Vancouver, BC Physiologist
CASTRO Ron Toronto, ON Massage Therapist
NUGENT Andrea Calgary, AB Massage Therapist
OLSON Graham Vancouver, BC Race Analysis

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