Canada Sets Rosters for Jr. Pan Pacs, Youth Olympics, Other Junior Meets

Swimming Canada has announced the selections for their four major youth teams for the 2014 summer long course season, selected primarily on the basis of their National Championship meet a few weeks ago.

The three teams are the Youth Olympic Games, where they were limited to 4 boys and 4 girls; the Junior Pan Pac Championships; the Mare Nostrum Junior Tour; and a new Male Relay Initiative squad.

Each roster is below, with a little more information about them.

2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships

•    Staging camp: Victoria, BC
    Competition: Kihei, Maui
    Tour dates: August 15-September 1
•    Pool competition: August 27-30
•    Open Water: August 31
     Swimmers 18 and under as of August 27, 2014
•    Selection: Pan Pacific and Commonwealth Games Trials, April 2-5, 2014 and Canadian National Championships, July 16-20, 2014
•    Open Water Selection: 22nd Flowers Sea Swim, Cayman Islands, June 14-16, 2014
•    Criteria: click here

These selections are not yet complete, technically, as Swimming Canada has left the door open for a few more selections at the “Canadian National Championships” in July. This is Canada’s big focus meet for their juniors this year. Swimmers who wish to attend Junior Pan Pacs in Maui, Hawaii will have to contribute a fee of $1,250.

Name   Age Club Coach
Ackman Matthew 18 Pointe-Claire (Montreal) Swim Club Martin Gingras
Brothers Peter 17 Island Swimming (Victoria) Ryan Mallette
Cote Tristan 18 Etobicoke (Ont.) Swim Club Kevin Thorburn
Dekker Nicolaas 18 Richmond (B.C.) Rapids Robert Pettifer
Dergousoff James 17 CHENA (Vancouver) Patrick Paradis
Ferraro Mitchel 17 Uxbridge (Ont.) Swim Club Mary Bryon
Guest James 17 Pointe-Claire (Montreal) Swim Club Martin Gingras
Hill Rob 18 CHENA (Vancouver) Patrick Paradis
Kidd Cameron 18 W. Ross MacDonald Swimming (Toronto) Mike Finch
Klein Anders 16 Edmonton Keyano Swim Club Derrick Schoof
Kuiack Daniel 18 Barrie (Ont.) Trojan Swim Club Jason Morwaski
McGinnis Ryder 16 Edmonton Keyano Swim Club Derrick Schoof
McKay Jon 18 UVIC/Pacific Coast Swimming Ron Jacks
Nitski Osvald 16 Hamilton (Ont.) Aquatic Club Carmen Thorburn
Thormeyer Markus 16 Winskill Dolphins Swim Club (Delta, B.C.) Ben Keast
Zeng Tim 16 CHENA (Vancouver) Patrick Paradis
Alexandra Aitchison 17 Neptune St-Jerome (Que.) Randy Reese
Alexandra Buscher 16 Unattached Rey Aguilar
Mackenzie Glover 16 U Manitoba Bisons Vlastik Cerny
Danielle Hanus 16 Newmarket (Ont.) Stingrays Alan Swanston
Danika Huizinga 14 Ajax (Ont.) Swimming Matt Bell
Paige Kremer 17 Edmonton Keyano Swim Club Derrick Schoof
Heather Lam 16 Vancouver Pacific Swim Club Tyler Lewall
Danica Ludlow 17 Island Swimming (Victoria) Ryan Mallette
Lili Margitai 16 Edmonton Keyano Swim Club Derrick Schoof
Meryn McCann 15 Etobicoke (Ont.) Swim Club Kevin Thorburn
Geneviève Robertson 17 Guelph (Ont.) Marlin Aquatic Club Kendra Burton
Sophia Saroukian 15 Edmonton Keyano Swim Club Derrick Schoof
Jacomie Strydom 17 Olympian Swim Club (Edmonton) Dave Macdonald
Kelsey Wog 15 U Manitoba Bisons Craig McCormick
Head Coach Ken McKinnon
Coach Martin Gingras
Coach Alan Swanston
Coach Patrick Paradis
Coach Kevin Thorburn
Coach Derrick Schoof

2014 Youth Olympic Games

•    Nanjing, China
•    Tour dates:  August, TBC
•    Competition dates: August 17-22, TBC

Unlike the Americans, the Canadians haven’t totally tossed away the Youth Olympic Games as a “this or that” selection meet. Several swimmers in this group are also on other of these big junior rosters. Acevedo is a part of the male relay initiative; while the entire female roster is qualified for Junior Pan Pacs.

Name   Age Club Coach
Acevedo Javier 15 Ajax (Ont.) Swimming Matt Bell
Freund Kaelan 15 Lethbridge (Alta.) Swim Club Peter Schori
Gilbert Colin 15 Kamloops (B.C.) Classic Swimming Brad Dalke
Mac Matthew 15 Oakville (Ont.) Aquatic Club Sean Baker
Glover Mackenzie 16 U Manitoba Bisons Vlastik Cerny
Hanus Danielle 16 Newmarket (Ont.) Stingrays Alan Swanston
Huizinga Danika 14 Ajax (Ont.) Swimming Matt Bell
Wog Kelsey 15 U Manitoba Bisons Craig McCormick
Team Manager Lily Dong
Coach Alan Swanston

2014 Male Junior Relay Initiative

• 12 swimmers, selected from Male Junior Relay Takeoff Camp
• Tour: May 11-19, 2014
• Competition: May 15-18, 2014, Charlotte Grand Prix

This is a new group, intended to be comprised of male swimmers born 1994 and later and their development in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyles.

Swimming Canada’s stated goal here is to identify a group of male 100 and 200 freestylers capable of winning a medal at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. after a large group of swimmers were evaluated at an early-April camp in Victoria in dry-land activation, warm ups, test sets, and warm downs, 12 were selected to travel to the Charlotte Grand Prix in the U.S. in May, 2014.

The Canadian men have struggled to even put together men’s relays that met the country’s own qualifying standards for events like the World Championships, Pan Pacs, and Commonwealth Games

Name Age Club Coach
Acevedo Javier 16 AJAX Matt Bell
Ackman Matthew 18 PCSC Martin Gingras
Brown Jonathan 18 UBCD Tom Johnson
Chan Justin 19 UBCD Steve Price
Chaubet Gaël 18 ELITE Adberrahamane Tissira
Dyke Gavin 18 MPM Duffy Earle
Ferraro Mitchel 17 USC Mary Bryon
Jarry Mirando 18 CAMO Gregory Arkhurst
Kisil Yuri 18 CASC Dave Johnson
Milosevic Stefan 18 UBCD Tom Johnson
Parker Marshal 18 UBCD Tom Johnson
Straszynski Oliver 17 TSC Bill O’Toole

2014 Mare Nostrum Junior Tour

•    Tour: June 6-18, 2014
•    Canet: June 11-12
•    Barcelona: June 14-15

Swimmers will race two of the stops on the 2014 Mare Nostrum series, skipping the 3rd stop in Monaco. The Canadians have been sending juniors on this tour for a few years now, and usually the athletes earn back some money in the form of prizes to cover the travel costs, of which athletes typically contribute about $800 out-of-pocket. (Some provinces contribute to cover the athletes’ out-of-pocket costs).

Name   Age Club Coach
Bagshaw Jeremy 22 ISC Randy Bennett
Milosevic Stefan 18 UBCD Tom Johnson
Peddie Luke 20 UBCD Tom Johnson
Zanatta Keegan 21 ISC Ryan Mallette
Mainville Ariane 19 CAMO Claude St-Jean
Thomas Noemie 18 UBCD Tom Johnson


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The first names for the Mare Nostrum tour are wrong for men. Should read Jeremy, Stefan, Like, and Keegan (sp?).



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Interesting “Junior” Tour. I doubt Jeremy Bagshaw is 20 years old, as shown, since he is just about to graduate from Cal.

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