Swimming Canada Announces Jr. Pan Pacs Roster

  0 Braden Keith | July 28th, 2012 | International, News

Swimming Canada has released their roster for the 2012 Jr. Pan Pac Championships that will take place at the end of August in Hawaii.

This roster has lost a few nominees due to athletes wanting to spend time with their families before headed off to college in the fall, after a long summer of competition that has included National and Jr. National Championship meets. But there’s still some power names in the group.

The two breaststrokers, Kierra Smith and Mariya Chekanovych, should represent the country well. Both will swim in the NCAA next year: Smith for breaststroking power Minnesota, and Chekanovych for new NCAA member Simon Fraser, the first Canadian University to be granted full membership.

Also on the women’s side, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson will swim the IM’s. She’s another elite breaststroker that could make noise in those races as well.

The men’s side will feature some famous brothers. Aly Abdel-Khalik is the younger brother of national team swimmer Hassan, and Peter and William Brothers, the “Brothers brothers” both qualified on the strength of their distance freestyles.

NameEventAgeClubResidenceCoach
Alexandra AITCHISON800 FR15UnattachedGlendale, AZ
Victoria CHAN50, 100, 200 FR17Richmond Hill Aquatic ClubToronto, ONKonstantin Danailov
Mariya CHEKANOVYCH200 BR17Simon Fraser AquaticsBurnaby, BCDmitriy Kononenko
Paige KREMER100 FR15Olympian Swim ClubSt. Albert, ABCarl Simonson
Lili MARGITAI200 FR14Edmonton Keyano Swim ClubEdmonton, ABDerrick Schoof
Taylor PADINGTON400 FR18Island SwimmingCambell River, BCCindy Mabee
Cynthia PAMMETT200 BK18Trent Swim ClubPeterborough, ONTrent Dwyer
Sydney PICKREM200 BK16Club de Natation St. JeromeOldsmar, FL
Sophia SAROUKIAN400 FR14Edmonton Keyano Swim ClubEdmonton, ABDerrick Schoof
Stefanie SCHMIDT100 BK17Island SwimmingVictoria, BCAaron Dahl
Erika SELTENREICH-HODGSON200, 400 IM17Go KingfishOttawa, ONClaude-Yves Bertrand
Breanne SIWICKI400 IM17Manta Swim ClubWinnipeg, NBTom Hainey
Kierra SMITH100, 200 BR18Liquid Lightning Swim ClubKelowna, BCEmil Dimitrov
Kristina STEINS100 BK16Dolphins SwimmingCobourg, ONKen Royds
Noemie THOMAS100, 200 FL16Vancouver DolphinsRichmond, BCTom Rushton
Men
NameAgeClubResidenceCoach
Aly ABDEL-KHALIK200 FR17Etobicoke Swim ClubTorontoKevin Thorburn
Omar ARAFA100 FR, 100 BK17Oakville Aquatic ClubMississauga, ON
Peter BROTHERS1500 FR15Island SwimmingVictoria, BCAaron Dahl
William BROTHERS1500 FR17Island SwimmingVictoria, BCAaron Dahl
Jonathan BROWN200 IM17Nose Creek Swim AssociationCalgary, ABDavid Loyola
Robert GILCHRIST100 FR17Ajax SwimmingWhitby, ONMatt Bell
Sergey HOLSON50 FR18Vancouver DolphinsWest Vancouver, BCTom Rushton
Dimitar IVANOV200 BK18Simon Fraser AquaticsCoquitlam, BCDmitriy Kononenko
Teddy KALP400 FR15North York Aquatic ClubConcord, BCMurray Drudge
Edward LIU100 FL18Toronto Swim ClubToronto, ONAlex Wallingford
Stefan MILOSEVIC200 FR16Hyack Swim ClubBurnaby, BCMark Bottrill
Jonathan NAISBY100, 200 BR18Club de Natation SherbrookeCanton-de-Hatley, QCDavid Li Fok Wai
Luke REILLY400 IM16Vancouver DolphinsRichmond, BCTom Rushton
Brayden SALMON200 FL18London Aquatic ClubLondon, ONPaul Midgley
Evan WHITE400 IM16Oakville Aquatic ClubOakville, ONSean Baker

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