CALGARY, AB (27 October 2016) – Hot off the heels of Canada’s fine performance in the pool at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Kylie Masse (Windsor, ON), Olympic Bronze Medalist in the women’s 100m backstroke, and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Swim Team are here in Calgary to compete at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Cup. The competition runs parallel to the Cascade Speed Meet over the course of two days in a very exciting World Cup format.
The two events, with a combined swimmer entry of 625 athletes, features no less than twelve (12) national team athletes from Canada as well as four (4) Rio 2016 Olympic team members from two countries. Masse, will be joined by her Canadian Olympic Team teammates Yuri Kisil (Calgary, AB), representing the UBC Thunderbirds, and Jason Block (Calgary, AB) from the University of Calgary Swim Club. Kisil swam his age group swimming career and won a bronze medal in 2015 at the World Championships while representing the event host, the Cascade Swim Club. The three Canadians are joined by Irish Olympic Team Member, Fiona Doyle (Limerick, Ireland), who finished 20th in the women’s 100m breaststroke at the Rio Olympic Games.
Also competing this weekend, a number of national team and junior national team members including:
Coleman Allen (Vancouver, BC), UBC THUNDERBIRDS
Peter Brothers (Canmore, AB), UOfC DINOS
Sarah Darcel (Victoria, BC), UOfC DINOS
Mackenzie Flowers (Edmonton, AB), EDMONTON KEYANO SWIM CLUB
Alex Katelnikoff (Calgary, AB), CASCADE SWIM CLUB
Luke Peddie (Edmonton, AB), UBC THUNDERBIRDS
Alexander Pratt (Calgary, AB), CASCADE SWIM CLUB
Luke Reilly (Richmond, BC), UBC THUNDERBIRDS
Sophia Saroukian (Edmonton, AB), UOfT VARSITY BLUES
Ingrid Wilm (Calgary, AB), UBC THUNDERBIRDS
Keegan Zanatta (Victoria, BC), UBC THUNDERBIRDS
The Rocky Mountain Cup brings athletes to Talisman Sports Centre from six Canadian provinces and is traditionally the fastest short course metres event in the fall season with a number of Canadian Records having been broken since the event began eight years ago.
Swimming news courtesy of Cascade Swimming.