Ingrid Wilm, Kierra Smith Headline 2022 Canadian Championship Psych Sheets

2022 Speedo Canadian Junior & Senior Championships

A number of Olympians will take to Montreal’s famed Olympic Park pool for the Speedo Canadian Junior & Senior Championships next week, with the seven-day competition in the pool followed by a pair of open water events on August 1.

The meet will feature the majority of Canada’s top swimmers who won’t be competing at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, which will begin on July 29.

The lone member of Canada’s 2022 World Championship team who will be racing in Montreal is Ingrid Wilm, who finished fifth in the women’s 50 backstroke in Budapest and also won a bronze medal as a member of the prelim team for the Canadian women’s 400 medley relay.

Wilm, 24, will race five events over the course of the week, holding the top seed in the 50 back (27.39) and 100 back (59.54) while also ranking third in the 200 back and 50 fly.

There will also be three members of Canada’s 2021 Olympic team in action: Kierra SmithBailey Andison and Gabe Mastromatteo.

Smith, 28, has represented Canada at the last two Olympic Games along with the 2015, 2017 and 2019 World Championships, but didn’t make any major teams this year after placing fifth in the women’s 100 breast and getting disqualified in the 200 breast at the Canadian Trials in April.

Smith is only entered in the 100 breast in Montreal, holding the fastest seed by nearly three seconds with her PB of 1:06.54 set in 2019.

Andison, a Tokyo Olympian in the women’s 200 IM, is ranked first in the 200 and 400 IM, and is also seeded third in the 200 breast.

Mastromatteo, who raced the men’s 100 breast in Tokyo and reeled off a pair of 59-second splits in the men’s 400 medley relay at the Games, is the #1 seed in both the men’s 50 and 100 breast events.

In addition to some high-level names who have represented Canada on the international stage, the meet will also display the country’s talent in the younger age categories.

On the female side, there will be 13-14, 15-17 and 18 & over age groups, while the male swimmers will be split into 14-15, 16-18 and 19 & over categories.

OTHER NOTABLE ENTRIES

  • Multi-time U SPORTS champion Danielle Hanus from UBC is the top seed in the women’s 100 and 200 fly, and is also in the mix as the fourth-fastest entry in the 50 fly and 100 back.
  • The University of Calgary Swim Club has been making waves out west all year, and will bring the second-biggest contingent to the meet with 38 swimmers set to compete. Among those will be 16-year-old Kamryn Cannings and rising 14-year-old Maxine Clark, who are both entered in 12 events.
  • GO Kingfish swimmers Regan Rathwell and Ashley McMillan are coming off strong showings at the Ontario Championships earlier this month, and are both scheduled to take on a busy schedule in Montreal. Rathwell holds eight entries, including coming in as the top seed in the women’s 200 back, while McMillan is entered in seven events and seeded in the top five in six of them.
  • Rising University of Tennessee sophomore Brooklyn Douthwright, who won four golds at the Ontario Championships, has six entries, including coming in seeded first in both the women’s 100 and 200 free.
  • After a standout U SPORTS season, UBC’s Blake Tierney comes in as the man to beat in the 200 free and 100 back, and is also among the fastest entrants in the 100 free and 200 back.

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Canadian swim nerd
4 months ago

Quite a few big clubs are completely absent (Markham, Oakville, Etobicoke, etc.). Anyone knows why?

Aquajosh
4 months ago

Ok but where are US Nationals psych sheets? The meet is in a week

fred
4 months ago

when will psych sheets for US Nationals be released?

Admin
Reply to  fred
4 months ago

Usually the Friday before the meet.

Andi
4 months ago

Um what about Richie Stokes??

Bo Swims
Reply to  Andi
4 months ago

Making waves out west with the rest of the #DinoNation I guess. 🤣

Dinos Superfan
Reply to  Andi
4 months ago

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS team member Richie Stokes.

Bo Swims
Reply to  Dinos Superfan
4 months ago

🦖🏊‍♂️🇨🇦🥇 defenitly does a better Dino Call than some other backstroker 🤣 …

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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