Florida State swimming and diving senior Will Pisani and sophomore Ryan Telford will compete at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials that run from July 18-22 at the Kismen Sports Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. They will also be joined by rising freshmen Madeleine McDonald and Nina Kucheran.
The meet will serve as a qualifier for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, Japan, which will run August 9-12.
Pisani is scheduled to compete in the 100m free (50.03), 100m fly, (53.95) and 50m free (22.57), where he is a top eight seed in all three races. Telford is the No.2 seed in the 200m breast (2:13.02). He will also swim the 100m breast (1:02.55), where he is seeded seventh in addition to the 200m IM (2:06.05) and 400m IM (4:30.77).
In April, Pisani won three medals at the Canadian National Championships, winning gold in the 50m free at 22.57 in addition to picking up a pair of bronze medals in the 50m fly and 100m fly.
As one of the top breaststrokers in Canada, Kucheran will be seeded fifth in the 200m breast (2:28.19) and eighth in the 100m breast (1:09.27). Kucheran qualified for both the Junior Pan Pacific Championships (Aug. 23-26) in Suva, Fiji and the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Oct. 6-18) with her performances in the breaststroke events at the Canadian Nationals in April.
McDonald is scheduled to compete in the 100m back (1:03.04) and 200m back (2:17.38).
Prelims each day will start at 10 a.m. (MDT) with the top 10 advancing to the championship heat in each event, starting at 6 p.m. All sessions will be webcast through the Swimming Canada website and live timing will also be available.
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Courtesy of Christa Salerno