The eight names will be joining a group of 13 confirmed qualifiers announced at the end of the Bell Canadian Swimming Trials earlier this month.
Maggie MacNeil and Josh Liendo will lead the way into the 100 butterfly finals as the women’s and men’s top seeds, each looking to book a ticket to Fukuoka.
With many races swum during the day 5 finals session, 5 more World Records were broken in Tokyo, 3 of which fell at the hands of the previous WR holder.
The seven new athletes brings the Canadian Paralympic team total to 15, with eight having been nominated in 2019.
Emily Overholt comes in as the favorite in the women’s 400 free final on night three in Toronto.
The women’s 100 fly features youngsters Penny Oleksiak and Rebecca Smith at the top, along with Sweden’s Louise Hansson and another 2000-born Canadian, Maggie MacNeil.
Canada announced their roster for the 2016 Paralympic Games at the end of the last finals session at the Olympic & Paralympic Trials.
Aurelie Rivard comes into tonight with the top seed in the women’s 50 free and 400 free.
Like circling sharks Canadian swimmers are ready to sink their teeth into their first medals at the Toronto Parapan American Games.