Olympians Martha McCabe and Brittany MacLean to lead Toronto’s Pan Am Games contingent in the pool

Community Apr 06, 2015 by Norm Nelson East York Mirror

Olympians Martha McCabe and Brittany MacLean lead a handful of Toronto swimmers who will be returning to their home town later this summer for the Pan Am Games.

Also earning the honour of competing on their own home turf are Michelle Williams and Alex Loginov.

In addition, McCabe and Williams have also been named to Canada’s team that will compete at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia this summer.

Swimming Canada announced the Canadian teams on Saturday April 4, immediately after the conclusion of its national team trials event held at the new Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough which will also host the Pan Am swimming events.

McCabe and Williams were both winners at the trials, McCabe in Wednesday’s 200m breast stroke and Williams in Thursday’s 100m freestyle.

“I’m ecstatic,” said Williams, who notched a national team berth for a second straight year with a personal best time 54.21 seconds.

“It was a thrill to go under 55 seconds and hopefully it is a sign of big things to come. To make the teams and especially compete at home internationally is a dream come true.”

Williams, who graduated Vaughan Road Academy, learned to swim in the North York Aquatic Club where she is still a member.

McCabe, who now competes out of the Toronto Swim Club, grew up in East York’s Bennington Heights neighbourhood, attending Bennington Heights Public School, Cosburn Middle School and then on to Leaside High School.

Battling injury Olympian MacLean, an Etobicoke native and longtime member of the Etobicoke Swim Club, had already taken herself out of consideration for the world championships but a third-place finish in the 400m freestyle earned her a chance to compete in the Pan Ams in her own back yard.

Loginov from the Toronto Swim Club, a former student at Northview Heights Collegiate, finished second in the 50m free.

The Toronto Swim Club had another couple of highlights:

• Zack Chetrat of Oakville was named to the Pan Am team. He finished second in the 200m butterfly.

• and Paige Miller from Caledon won the 50m back stroke.

For more information on the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, visit www.toronto2015.org

The next round of TORONTO 2015 Pan Am tickets will go on sale April 16.

Complete results for the trials are available at www.swimming.ca/liveresults/2015cantrials

Olympians Martha McCabe and Brittany MacLean to lead Toronto’s Pan Am Games contingent in the pool

Canada Swim Trials in Scarborough helped select team members for this summer’s Games

Community Apr 06, 2015 by Norm Nelson East York Mirror

Olympians Martha McCabe and Brittany MacLean lead a handful of Toronto swimmers who will be returning to their home town later this summer for the Pan Am Games.

Also earning the honour of competing on their own home turf are Michelle Williams and Alex Loginov.

In addition, McCabe and Williams have also been named to Canada’s team that will compete at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia this summer.

Swimming Canada announced the Canadian teams on Saturday April 4, immediately after the conclusion of its national team trials event held at the new Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough which will also host the Pan Am swimming events.

McCabe and Williams were both winners at the trials, McCabe in Wednesday’s 200m breast stroke and Williams in Thursday’s 100m freestyle.

“I’m ecstatic,” said Williams, who notched a national team berth for a second straight year with a personal best time 54.21 seconds.

“It was a thrill to go under 55 seconds and hopefully it is a sign of big things to come. To make the teams and especially compete at home internationally is a dream come true.”

Williams, who graduated Vaughan Road Academy, learned to swim in the North York Aquatic Club where she is still a member.

McCabe, who now competes out of the Toronto Swim Club, grew up in East York’s Bennington Heights neighbourhood, attending Bennington Heights Public School, Cosburn Middle School and then on to Leaside High School.

Battling injury Olympian MacLean, an Etobicoke native and longtime member of the Etobicoke Swim Club, had already taken herself out of consideration for the world championships but a third-place finish in the 400m freestyle earned her a chance to compete in the Pan Ams in her own back yard.

Loginov from the Toronto Swim Club, a former student at Northview Heights Collegiate, finished second in the 50m free.

The Toronto Swim Club had another couple of highlights:

• Zack Chetrat of Oakville was named to the Pan Am team. He finished second in the 200m butterfly.

• and Paige Miller from Caledon won the 50m back stroke.

For more information on the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, visit www.toronto2015.org

The next round of TORONTO 2015 Pan Am tickets will go on sale April 16.

Complete results for the trials are available at www.swimming.ca/liveresults/2015cantrials

Olympians Martha McCabe and Brittany MacLean to lead Toronto’s Pan Am Games contingent in the pool

Canada Swim Trials in Scarborough helped select team members for this summer’s Games

Community Apr 06, 2015 by Norm Nelson East York Mirror

Olympians Martha McCabe and Brittany MacLean lead a handful of Toronto swimmers who will be returning to their home town later this summer for the Pan Am Games.

Also earning the honour of competing on their own home turf are Michelle Williams and Alex Loginov.

In addition, McCabe and Williams have also been named to Canada’s team that will compete at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia this summer.

Swimming Canada announced the Canadian teams on Saturday April 4, immediately after the conclusion of its national team trials event held at the new Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough which will also host the Pan Am swimming events.

McCabe and Williams were both winners at the trials, McCabe in Wednesday’s 200m breast stroke and Williams in Thursday’s 100m freestyle.

“I’m ecstatic,” said Williams, who notched a national team berth for a second straight year with a personal best time 54.21 seconds.

“It was a thrill to go under 55 seconds and hopefully it is a sign of big things to come. To make the teams and especially compete at home internationally is a dream come true.”

Williams, who graduated Vaughan Road Academy, learned to swim in the North York Aquatic Club where she is still a member.

McCabe, who now competes out of the Toronto Swim Club, grew up in East York’s Bennington Heights neighbourhood, attending Bennington Heights Public School, Cosburn Middle School and then on to Leaside High School.

Battling injury Olympian MacLean, an Etobicoke native and longtime member of the Etobicoke Swim Club, had already taken herself out of consideration for the world championships but a third-place finish in the 400m freestyle earned her a chance to compete in the Pan Ams in her own back yard.

Loginov from the Toronto Swim Club, a former student at Northview Heights Collegiate, finished second in the 50m free.

The Toronto Swim Club had another couple of highlights:

• Zack Chetrat of Oakville was named to the Pan Am team. He finished second in the 200m butterfly.

• and Paige Miller from Caledon won the 50m back stroke.

For more information on the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, visit www.toronto2015.org

The next round of TORONTO 2015 Pan Am tickets will go on sale April 16.

Complete results for the trials are available at www.swimming.ca/liveresults/2015cantrials