Ontario awaits British swimmers

13 Dec 2018

British Swimming is once again heading across the Atlantic, with a squad of talented athletes to compete at the Ontario Junior International meet.

The Swimming Canada hosted event offers an important race opportunity for each of the invited swimmers as the 2018 short course season drawing close, the event will also aid the transition of juniors into the senior ranks of British Swimming.

Tim Jones, British Swimming’s Head of Elite Development, explained, “The Ontario meet enables British Swimming in conjunction with Scottish Swimming and Swim England to facilitate a high-quality racing opportunity.

“The OJI is also used for testing athlete resilience as they must face the pressures of long-haul travel, time zone changes and minimal time to adjust to a new environment whilst competing against some of the world’s best juniors.

“In previous years we have been able to identify emerging talent with both Freya Anderson, who races again in Ontario this year, and Kathleen Dawson going onto medal on the senior international stage.”

The event takes place at the Pan Am Aquatics Centre in Toronto from 14-16 December, access live results click here and to tune into the action live click here.

Athlete’s racing in Ontario:

Freya Anderson (GBR)

Tatiana Belonogoff (ENG)

Lily Booker (ENG)

Greg Butler (GBR)

Scott Gibson (SCO)

Archie Goodburn (SCO)

Annabel Guye-Johnson (GBR)

Elizabeth Harris (ENG)

Sophie Hobbah (ENG)

Anna Maine (GBR)

Jacob Peters (GBR)

Katie Robertson (SCO)

Katie Shanaghan (SCO)

Sophie Smith (SCO)

Cassie Wild (GBR)