Ryan Cochrane continues to set bar for Canadian swimming

Ryan Cochrane wants Canadians to aim higher. The 26-year-old has been Canada’s only swimmer to medal at the past two Olympic Games, winning a bronze at Beijing, then a silver at London, both in the 1,500 metre freestyle. He hopes his success can inspire his fellow teammates to reach for the podium, and not be […]

Paige Schultz setting her sights on Olympic glory

Paige Schultz sat down with coach Byron MacDonald a year ago and made a decision. The University of Toronto swimmer would focus on one event for a shot at the 2016 Olympic Games — 100 metre freestyle. “We just sat down and looked at the numbers, and crunched numbers,” Schultz said, in a recent interview. […]

Victoria Poon proud to be a Canadian Swimmer

Victoria Poon’s dedication as a Canadian was influenced by her mother’s move. Poon, 30, was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada with her parents and sister when she was 11 years old. The family resides in Montreal because her mother, Wendy, wanted her girls to experience a new culture and new language. “I […]

Bouchard continues to dominate in 200m backstroke

Dominique Bouchard’s season-long momentum shows no signs of stopping. After having won gold earlier in the year in Tampa Bay, Fla. as part of the Pro-Swim Series, Bouchard can now be considered one of Canada’s best in the women’s 200m backstroke following a win in the Canadian Swim Trials held at the Toronto Pan Am […]

Kierra Smith can still embody a champion, elbow or not

Adversity is still not a struggle grave enough to stop Kierra Smith. The Kelowna, B.C., native was nominated for the Canadian Pan Am and FINA World Championships team this past weekend at the 2015 Canada Swim Trials thanks to an impressive second place performance in her forte, the 100m breaststroke. Before Smith’s triumphant placement on […]

Luke Peddie won’t allow any obstacle to stop his drive for national team

After sustaining multiple setbacks, Luke Peddie would have been justified if he chose to tread water for the rest of his swimming career. However, the Edmonton native refused to let injuries and obstacles he has faced deter him from climbing the ranks as a swimmer and representing his country in numerous competitions. That dream was […]

Vets and youth pepper 2015 national swim team

A mix of veterans and rookies are featured in the 2015 national swim team announced last Saturday night at the end of the trials in Toronto. Both the squad for the Pan Am Games in July and the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, in August  were revealed. On the women’s side, the 17-year-old duo […]

Cochrane has lots of room for improvement headed for major meets

Ryan Cochrane added another national 1,500 metre title to his resume at the 2015 Team Canada Trials on Saturday night in Toronto. Now it’s time to get faster. The Olympian qualified for the Pan Am Games and the World Championships on Friday in the 400m freestyle, but the 1,500m is his specialty. And the 15:01.41 […]

Sandrine Mainville’s move has been worth it

Sandrine Manville moved away from her Montreal home in order to increase her training in preparation for the Pan Am Games in Toronto and FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. She knows this was the right move for her swimming career, but it was a difficult adjustment being away from friends and family. “It is […]