EDMONTON - Canada’s top swimmers are gathering in Edmonton to compete for their chance to represent our country. The 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials will be held Wednesday through Sunday at the Kinsmen Sports Centre. At this fully integrated national championship meet, Swimming Canada will select and announce its pool teams for next month’s Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo and Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Cairns, Australia.
Rio 2016 medallists Kennedy Goss, Benoit Huot, Kylie Masse, Penny Oleksiak, Emily Overholt, Aurelie Rivard, Katarina Roxon, Tess Routliffe, Taylor Ruck and Nicolas-Guy Turbide are expected to be in action.
The star-studded lineup will also include world championship medallists Javier Acevedo, Yuri Kisil, Sydney Pickrem, Rebecca Smith, Markus Thormeyer and Richard Funk – an Edmonton native.
Several Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medallists will also be looking to get back on the national team, including Morgan Bird, Sarah Darcel, Kayla Sanchez, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, Kierra Smith, Abi Tripp, Philippe Vachon and Alexia Zevnik.
Media are invited to film, photograph and/or speak with Masse, Routliffe, Pickrem, Funk and other athletes and coaches around Tuesday’s morning training session in preparation for the swim competition.
WHO: Olympic medallist, world champion and world record holder Kylie Masse; Paralympic medallist Tess Routliffe; world championship medallist Sydney Pickrem; world championship medallist and Edmonton native Richard Funk; other athletes, staff and coaches by request
WHAT: Interview and B-roll opportunities
WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, B-roll opportunities 9:15-10 a.m., interview opportunities from approximately 10 a.m.
WHERE: Kinsmen Sports Centre, 9100 Walterdale Hill, Edmonton
If you wish to interview or film specific staff, coaches or athletes, please send your request to me. Phone requests may also be facilitated for off-site media.
Full meet information is available at: https://www.swimming.ca/en/events-results/events/2018-canadian-swimming-trials/