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Some members of the Team Canada swimming team during training at the Damodar Aquatic Centre in Suva on August 17, 2018. They are here for the Junior Pan Pacific Championships which gets underway of August 22. Photo: Karalaini Tavi
August 18
14:13 2018

The Canadian development team’s main objective during the Junior Pan Pacific Championships is to learn and become better swimmers before the 2020 Olympic Games.

The Canadians arrived into the country on Thursday night with 32 swimmers ready to participate as the event gets underway in Suva on August 22.

Team Canada coach Ken McKinnon told SUNsports yesterday, that racing against Fijian swimmers would be a great experience for them.

“International competition is all about doing it from the junior level than to a senior level, which will give swimmers a great experience as they develop,” McKinnon said.

“This is the development team and with this experience helps them prepare for the Olympic Games.

“Our main objectives are always based on improvements from our last pick in April. So they will be trying to improve their timings before they swim at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships.

“This will be the first time for players to come to Fiji and hopefully they will be able to adjust with the weather.”

McKinnon added that they have some swimmers who are ranked highly.

“Our female backstroke are really ranked very well they will be racing with each other in order to qualify to the finals.” – Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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