The road to the Olympic Games for five Barrie Trojan Swim Club members could begin at the 2019 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships being held July 25 to July 29 in Calgary, AB.
Local swimmers Ethan Boddy, Ajete Eggers, Arianna Miller, Ella Rennie and Madison Russell will be among the 550 athletes from 150 clubs across the country competing in the national event. The pool competition is being held at the Repsol Centre all weekend, while the open water competition on Lake Chaparral slated for the morning of July 29.
“The Canadian Junior Swimming Championships are a chance for the next generation of swimming starts to shine,” said Swimming Canada Events Manager Amanda Zevnik.
Eggers placed fourth overall in both the Women’s 100m Fly and 200m Fly at the Ontario Swimming Championships held in Scarborough, June 27-30. She also upset her rivals to secure a finals position in the 400 Free, where she would finish 10th overall.
Rennie also had a pair of strong showings at the provincial championships, placing eighth overall in the 100m Breast and 10th overall in the 200 IM. Miller was eighth in the Women’s 100m Fly.
At the nationals junior championship event, swimmers will be competing in two age groups for both men and women. For men, it’s 14-15 and 16 to 18 age groups, while women age groups will be 13-14 and 15-17. Preliminaries are at 9 a.m. every day, with the finals scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Photo: Five members of the Barrie Trojan Swim Club will be competing in the 2019 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships being held in Calgary, AB. on July 25-29. BARRIE TROJAN SWIM CLUB PHOTO