Canadian Junior Pan Pac and Youth Olympic Games Teams Announced

Swimming Canada has selected junior teams for two important development events in addition to selecting its senior teams for the premier international meets of the year.

Canada’s teams for the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui, Hawaii, and the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, were announced following the conclusion of the Canadian Swimming Trials Saturday in Victoria.

Both events are set for August, with Junior Pan Pacs running Aug. 27-31 while the Youth Olympics stretch from Aug. 17-22.

Eleven swimmers who competed in last year’s FINA World Junior Championships in Dubai will represent Canada at Junior Pan Pacs.

“We have very strong representation from our 15-to-17-year-old crew. It bodes well for our future because our team is so young,” says National Junior Coach Ken McKinnon.

For the remaining 19 members of the 30-swimmer team, this will be their first top-level junior international meet. A newcomer-heavy team is a “good problem to have,” says McKinnon.

“Our top of the line junior talent have been able to get themselves on the senior team. In one way that weakens our talent pool but it is the goal of the junior program, so that’s a success,” McKinnon said.

The Youth Olympics, meanwhile, will serve another purpose, as Canada will send a team of 15- and 16-year-olds to compete at the 18-and-under event.

“We’re using that multi-sport international experience as a stepping stone,” McKinnon said.


Junior Pan Pacific Championships team:

Danielle Hanus Newmarket (Ont.) Stingrays
Meryn McCann Etobicoke (Ont.) Swim Club
Paige Kremer Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Lili Margitai Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Alexandra Aitchison Neptune St-Jerome (Que.)
Jacomie Strydom Olympian Swim Club (Edmonton)
Mackenzie Glover U Manitoba Bisons
Danika Huizinga Ajax (Ont.) Swimming
Danica Ludlow Island Swimming (Victoria)
Sophia Saroukian Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Kelsey Wog U Manitoba Bisons
Alexandra Buscher Unattached
Genevieve Robertson Guelph (Ont.) Marlin Aquatic Club
Heather Lam Vancouver Pacific Swim Club
Matthew Ackman Pointe-Claire (Montréal) Swim Club
James Dergousoff CHENA (Vancouver)
Ryder McGinnis Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Peter Brothers Island Swimming (Victoria)
Markus Thormeyer Winskill Dolphins Swim Club (Delta, B.C.)
James Guest Pointe-Claire (Montréal) Swim Club
Tristan Cote Etobicoke (Ont.) Swim Club
Jon McKay UVIC/Pacfici Coast Swimming
Tim Zeng CHENA (Vancouver)
Nicolaas Dekker Richmond (B.C.) Rapids
Daniel Kuiack Barrie (Ont.) Trojan Swim Club
Cameron Kidd W. Ross MacDonald Swimming (Toronto)
Osvald Nitski Hamilton (Ont.) Aquatic Club
Rob Hill CHENA (Vancouver)
Anders Klein Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Mitchel Ferraro Uxbridge (Ont.) Swim Club



Martin Gingras Pointe-Claire (Montréal) Swim Club
Alan Swanston Newmarket (Ont.) Stingrays
Patrick Paradis CHENA (Vancouver)
Kevin Thorburn Etobicoke (Ont.) Swim Club
Derrick Schoof Edmonton Keyano Swim Club



Youth Olympic Games Team:


Danielle Hanus Newmarket (Ont.) Stingrays
Kelsey Wog U Manitoba Bisons
Danika Huizinga Ajax (Ont.) Swimming
Mackenzie Glover U Manitoba Bisons
Javier Acevedo Ajax (Ont.) Swimming
Matthew Mac Oakville (Ont.) Aquatic Club
Kaelen Freund Lethbridge (Alta.) Swim Club
Colin Gilbert Kamloops (B.C.) Classic Swimming
Alan Swanston Newmarket (Ont.) Stingrays


This information was provided in a press release from Swimming Canada

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9 years ago

Cameron Kidd swims for WRMS – which is located in Brantford Ontario NOT Toronto –


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