WATCH: John Atkinson Discusses Canada’s Olympic Goals

Canada’s High Performance Director John Atkinson has a full roster for the 2016 Olympic Games that he’s happy with moving forward as the games approach.

With a very young team, Atkinson said, “the age of some of the athletes means that this’ll be their first of many games. That couple with the experience we have on the team is great.”

THE CANADIAN ROSTER

*Note: a name in italics means first time Olympian

Men

  • Javier Acevedo – 100 backstroke
  • Ryan Cochrane – 400 freestyle, 1500 freestyle
  • Ashton Baumann – 200 breaststroke
  • Santo Condorelli – 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 4×100 freestyle relay
  • Yuri Kisil – 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 4×100 freestyle relay
  • Evan Van Moerkerke – 4×100 freestyle relay
  • Markus Thormeyer – 4×100 freestyle relay

Women

  • Brittany MacLean – 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 4×200 freestyle relay
  • Penny Oleksiak – 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 4×100 freestyle relay, 4×200 freestyle relay, 4×100 medley relay
  • Noemie Thomas – 100 butterfly, *(4×100 medley relay)
  • Kylie Masse – 100 back, 4×100 medley relay
  • Dominique Bouchard – 100 backstroke
  • Sydney Pickrem – 200 IM, 400 IM
  • Emily Overholt – 400 IM
  • Kierra Smith  – 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 4×100 medley relay
  • Rachel Nicol – 100 breaststroke
  • Audrey Lacroix – 200 butterfly
  • Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson – 200 IM
  • Chantal Van Landeghem – 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 4×100 freestyle relay *(4×100 medley relay)
  • Martha McCabe – 200 breaststroke
  • Hilary Caldwell – 200 backstroke
  • Michelle Williams – 50 freestyle, 4×100 freestyle relay
  • Katerine Savard – 4×200 freestyle relay
  • Kennedy Goss – 4×200 freestyle relay
  • Sandrine Mainville – 4×100 freestyle relay
  • Taylor Ruck – 4×200 freestyle relay

Coaching Staff

  • High Performance Director John Atkinson
  • Ben Titley
  • Tom Johnson
  • Steve Price
  • Linda Keifer
  • Ryan Mallette
  • Kevin Thorburn

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Danjohnrob
4 years ago

I see a video interview of Hilary Caldwell, not John Atkinson, attached to this article.

marley09
4 years ago

I see Hillary also. She looks fierce. When they get the Atkinson video sorted out i predict…

1. 1 mention of working towards Tokyo
2. 1 “our swimmers need to attack the podium”
3. He’ll duck the obligatory medal prediction question.
4. at least one reference to how current selection criteria has worked out well.
5. He’ll be excited about relays.
6. He’ll praise the pan am pool.

marley09
Reply to  marley09
4 years ago

I was 1 for 6. Would have paid $ to see him go toe to toe answering questions from those angry Canadian conspiracy guys kicking around this website.

Swimmer
4 years ago

World’s most confused accent.

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