Monday, July 30, 2012

Canada announces Junior Pan Pac Roster... finally!

Swim Canada announced the roaster for Junior Pan Pacific Championships on Thursday. Notable members on the women's side include Noemie Thomas of Vancouver, BC, Victoria Chan of Richmond Hill, ON, Kierra Smith of Kelowna, BC and rising IM star, Ottawa's Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson. The youngest women to be accepted to the team are 14 year okds, Sophia Saroukian and Lilli Margatai, both representing the Edmonton Keyano Swim Club, taken over this season by Derrick Schoof.
The men's side include former Etobicoke Swim Club team mates Aly Abdel-Khalik and Omar Arafa (now with Oakville Aquatic Club) and the Brothers brothers; William and Peter Brothers of Victoria BC. 17 year old Jon Brown is someone to watch in the IMs as well as 15 year old Teddy Kelp of North York Aquatic Club in the distance Freestyle events.
Canada will have their work cut out for them, as the USA and Australia recently released very strong rosters. Link to the Canadian roster can be found here.