Swimming Canada Releases Roster for 2022 Worlds and Commonwealth Games

2022 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS

The 2022 Canadian Swimming trials, which served as a qualification meet for the 2022 FINA World Championships and the 2022 Commonwealth games, concluded last night. And while the official Commonwealth roster will not be ratified until later this month, Swimming Canada recently released their full roster for Worlds this summer, as well as the swimmers nominated for Commonwealth Games

A total of 32 swimmers will be representing Canada at worlds, which includes 18 women and 14 men. In addition, 23 swimmers were nominated for the Commonwealth Games because they met ertain qualification criteria at this meet.

Here are the full qualification rules:

Canadian World Championship and Commonwealth Games Selection Procedures

New additions to the team from the final night of trials include Kelsey Wog, who won the 200 breast in a time of 2:24.87 and got under the FINA ‘A’ standard of 2:25.91. Yuri Kisil, who finished second in the 50 free with a time of 22.17, got under the FINA ‘A’ standard by just 0.01 seconds to book him a ticket to worlds.

In addition, Kayla Sanchez and Josh Liendo added an additional event to their worlds lineup when they both won the 50 free. Sanchez swam a time of 24.93, getting under the FINA ‘A’ standard of 25.04. Meanwhile, Liendo put up an incredible 21.63 to break Brent Hayden‘s supersuited Canadian Record from 2009. Not only does Liendo’s time qualify him for worlds, but it also gets him under the Commonwealth Games ‘A’ cut as well.

Although Katrina Bellio missed the FINA ‘A’ standard in the 800 free, her time of 8:38.90 to win the event is good enough to meet Canada’s secondary standard of 8:43.08, rendering her a spot on the worlds team as well.

2022 CANADIAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ROSTER – POOL:

Name Club Coach
Javier Acevedo MAC Andrew Miller
Sophie Angus UNCAN Katie Robinson
Jeremy Bagshaw ISC John Szarnek
Katrina Bellio ESWIM Rob Novak
Tessa Cieplucha MAC Matt Kredich
James Dergousoff UL Patrick Paradis
Abby Dunford UNCAN Ron Atike
Collyn Gagne SFA Abderrahamane Tissira
Ruslan Gaziev ESWIM Matt Bowe
Mary-Sophie Harvey CAMO Greg Arkhurst
Patrick Hussey PCSC Mark Gangloff
Yuri Kisil WS Ryan Mallette
Finlay Knox SCAR Ryan Mallette
Joshua Liendo NYAC Ryan Mallette
Maggie MacNeil LAC Bottom, Mike
Kylie Masse TSC Ryan Mallette
Summer McIntosh ESWIM Ryan Mallette
Rachel Nicol UCSC Mike Blondal
Penny Oleksiak TSC Ryan Mallette
Sydney Pickrem TSC Ryan Mallette
Taylor Ruck SCAR Greg Meehan
Kayla Sanchez AAC Ryan Mallette
Katerine Savard CAMO Greg Arkhurst
Rebecca Smith UCSC Mike Blondal
Richie Stokes UCSC Mike Blondal
Ingrid Wilm CASC Dave Johnson
Kelsey Wog UM Vlastimil Cereny

2022 CANADIAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ROSTER – OPEN WATER

Name Club Coach
Alex Axon MAC Sean Baker
Katrina Bellio ESWIM Rob Novak
Eric Brown PCSC Martin Gingras
Abby Dunford UNCAN Ron Atiken
Hau Li Fan UBCT Martyn Wilby
Emma Finlin EKSC Paul Birmingham
Eric Hedlin UVPCS Ryan Clousten

Although the full Commonwealth team along with para swimmers has not been officially selected, here are the 23 swimmers that have been nominated for the games via selection standards.

While the Commonwealth Games roster is very similar to the worlds roster, there are a few changes. Notably, Taylor Ruck, the 2018 Commonwealth champion in the 200 free, was not nominated onto the team this year. In addition, Ella Jansen, who is not on the worlds roster, has been named onto the Commonwealths roster.

TEAM CANADA’s 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES NOMINEES:

Name Club Coach
Javier Acevedo MAC Andrew Miller
Sophie Angus UNCAN Katie Robinson
Jeremy Bagshaw ISC John Szarnek
Katrina Bellio ESWIM Rob Novak
Eric Brown PCSC Martin Gingras
Tessa Cieplucha MAC Matt Kredich
James Dergousoff UL Patrick Paradis
Collyn Gagne SFA Abderrahamane Tissira
Ruslan Gaziev ESWIM Matt Bowe
Mary-Sophie Harvey CAMO Greg Arkhurst
Patrick Hussey PCSC Mark Gangloff
Ella Jansen ESWIM Rob Novak
Yuri Kisil WS Ryan Mallette
Finlay Knox SCAR Ryan Mallette
Joshua Liendo NYAC Ryan Mallette
Maggie MacNeil LAC Bottom, Mike
Kylie Masse TSC Ryan Mallette
Summer McIntosh ESWIM Ryan Mallette
Penny Oleksiak TSC Ryan Mallette
Sydney Pickrem TSC Ryan Mallette
Kayla Sanchez AAC Ryan Mallette
Katerine Savard CAMO Greg Arkhurst
Rebecca Smith UCSC Mike Blondal

 

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Chris
7 months ago

woo hoo for Emma Finlin the youngter from Alberta, who crushed it at Trials and all season long !!

DrSwimPhil
7 months ago

Good for Collyn Gagne! Representing Simon Fraser and D2!

Dr David Jones
7 months ago

Congratulations to the Canadians you have made our country proud of you!

sema
7 months ago

i’m still struggling to understand how swimming canada can select swimmers for an open water 10km race from a pool 1500… some of those selected (for junior worlds OR worlds) have hardly any open water experience. it feels slightly like they’re setting them up for failure.

swimfast
7 months ago

Is it just a coincidence that Canada happens to have a pretty deep team of talent on the women’s side but not very many medal favorites/”superstars” on the men’s side? Sweden also seems to have a similar phenomena, I wonder if there’s any sort of underlying reason for it all.

Lorrie
Reply to  swimfast
7 months ago

It’s called hockey

Stewart 100 back gold in Fukuoka
Reply to  swimfast
7 months ago

Men were all involved in ice hockey maybe?

Scotty
Reply to  swimfast
7 months ago

Just like britain but on the women’s side

Sean C.
Reply to  swimfast
7 months ago

The men’s program was the stronger of the two for a long time. I’d say it’s just a coincidence that a cluster of young female stars emerged mid-decade and started to revive the swimming program from dormancy.

MTK
Reply to  swimfast
7 months ago

People saying “hockey” are definitely correct, but I think it’s about peak ages for the different genders too. Not many Canadian men stick around past age 22ish (end of university), so other than the supremely talented younger ones like Liendo, Knox, we don’t see many of the guys that presumably could make a big leap in their mid-late 20s.

Sean C.
Reply to  swimfast
7 months ago

Are the people saying hockey under the impression that girls don’t play hockey in Canada?

Njones
Reply to  Sean C.
7 months ago

Growing, but no where near the mass numbers that boys do.

Melanie
7 months ago

McIntosh may be on the Worlds, Commonwealth, and JR Pan Pacs

Scotty
Reply to  Melanie
7 months ago

But won’t it be tiring for her?

MCH
Reply to  Melanie
7 months ago

Can’t do Worlds and JPP in same year.

Sherry Smit
Reply to  Melanie
7 months ago

I believe that its Kathryn Hazle and Ella Jansen that are taking her spot in the 400 for JR PP

SapleMyrup
Reply to  Sherry Smit
7 months ago

Nobody’s ”taking her spot” knowing that she was not eligible for Jr PanPacs, as stated in the selection criteria.

Melanie
7 months ago

How was the open water team selected? Top 3 1500?

sema
Reply to  Melanie
7 months ago

im unsure of the worlds open water team, but your guess seems pretty accurate. world juniors was top two per gender per year of birth from 04-06, i believe.

Bo Swims
Reply to  sema
7 months ago

Based on 1500. The 2007/2008 slots will be based on 1500 pool rankings that end after Easterns/Westerns.

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