The seven new athletes brings the Canadian Paralympic team total to 15, with eight having been nominated in 2019.
After a 58.19 prelim swim, Kylie Masse has a shot at Kathleen Baker’s 100 back world record tonight in Toronto.
Aurelie Rivard will compete in the women’s 100 back prelims this morning.
Nicolas Turbide, of Quebec City, collected Canada’s first gold of the meet, winning the 200-IM for the visually impaired in two minutes, 19.99 seconds. Devin Gotell, of Montreal, was second in 2:26.62.
Like circling sharks Canadian swimmers are ready to sink their teeth into their first medals at the Toronto Parapan American Games.
Brazil’s Daniel Dias will be shooting for two gold medals, and two of his own World Records, on Friday night in Pasadena, California.