Canadian Open Water Swimmer Abby Dunford Pulls Out of World Championships

Canadian swimmer Abby Dunford is the latest casualty from North of the Border to withdraw from the upcoming World Championships. Dunford is recovering from a shoulder injury according to a Swimming Canada spokesperson

The American-trained 17-year-old has withdrawn from the women’s 10km event at the upcoming World Championships that begin this week in Fukuoka, Japan. She will be replaced by another 17-year-old, Bailey O’Regan.

O’Regan and Dunford train together with the Sarasota Sharks in Florida.

O’Regan finished 3rd at the Canadian Open Water Trials, which were held in April in the Cayman Islands. That already had her a spot at the World Championships in the 5km.

A Swimming Canada spokesperson confirmed Dunford’s withdrawal, but didn’t provide a reason for her absence.

The women’s 10km open water event will kick off at 8:00 AM on Saturday Fukuoka time, which is 7:00 PM Toronto time.

Canada has also lost a number of other swimmers from their World Championship roster, including Mabel Zavaros (injury) and Sydney Pickrem (personal), though Taylor Ruck (injury) has not been officially ruled out.

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SuzySwims
11 months ago

Several young Canadians train in Sarasota. O’Regan was born in Canada.she has been training in Sarasota for almost 2 years, and was there during COVID for several months. Abby joined the team from Nevada about 6 months ago..

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
11 months ago

Open Water Predictions?

The open water competition commences in 4 hours.

be real
11 months ago

She tore her labrum

Truth
Reply to  be real
11 months ago

Does it make you feel powerful to keep posting lies about a child?

“tRuTh”
Reply to  Truth
11 months ago

No lies spoken, shoulder injury yes

Swim
Reply to  “tRuTh”
11 months ago

You don’t even personally know Abby so why do you bother commenting

Swim Newb
11 months ago

There was a picture of Taylor and Maggie on Maggie’s instagram.

MarkB
11 months ago

Man. US born. US resident. US trained. Canadian WC Team. All that and then pulled out.

Larry
Reply to  MarkB
11 months ago

she was not born in the US, she was born in Canada. You don’t know why she pulled out. Stop sharing flase info abt someone you don’t even know.

‘Murica
Reply to  Larry
11 months ago

She was not born in Canada, she was born in the US. Zachary, LA to be specific. Stop sharing specific info abt someone you don’t even know.

George
Reply to  ‘Murica
11 months ago

No. She was born in Canada. You need to stop sharing false info about someone you obviously don’t know.

Steve Nolan
11 months ago

wait, how many Canadians swim in Sarasota?? I did not realize the Canadian high performance center had moved.

Bob
Reply to  Braden Keith
11 months ago

t
Think you’re wrong on Bailey O`regan but I’m not 100 percent sure.Swam with Summer at Etobicoke swim club in Toronto as a youngster.

Larry
Reply to  Braden Keith
11 months ago

Wrong on both. They’re both Canadian born. Please get facts right in an article for everyone to see.

Larry
Reply to  Braden Keith
11 months ago

There’s false info in the article. Hometown has nothing to do with birthplace xx

Bo Swims
Reply to  Larry
11 months ago
Swim
Reply to  Bo Swims
11 months ago

https://olympic.ca/team-canada/abby-dunford/

Use more credible sources bo swims lol

Anony
Reply to  Swim
11 months ago

The hometown on Swim Canada bios is not always birthplace. In some cases it’s where they lived in Canada and not where the swimmer was born.

Canaswim
Reply to  Steve Nolan
11 months ago

At least four. Summer, Abby, Bailey, Sienna

Riser
11 months ago

@ Braden, As per Devin Heroux’s report from the Swimming Canada staging camp in Toyota City, Taylor Ruck is training with the team and plans to be a part of Canada’s relay teams.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Riser
11 months ago

But what form is Ruck in?

Riser
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
11 months ago

The article didn’t mention what Taylor’s form is currently but did say that she was grateful to be in Japan with the team.

be real
11 months ago

She tore her labrum

Truth
Reply to  be real
11 months ago

Stop posting things that aren’t true. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

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