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Canadians Adapting

The Canadian swimming team are on track as they won three more medals after day two of the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific competition at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre, Suva
25 Aug 2018 10:20
Canadians Adapting
Brodie Young in action for Canada during the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific swimming championship men’s 400meters medley at Damodar Aquatic Centre on August 24, 2018.Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Canadian swimming team are on track as they won three more medals after day two of the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific competition at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre, Suva yesterday.

Canada are in second spot on the medal tally with Australia on one gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Canada coach Ken McKinnon said at first their swimmers were more anxious coming to the Junior Pan Pacific and now have adjusted well to the competition environment.

“We came a long way from home, everyone was tired and we need to adjust to the time zone changes,” McKinnon said.

“After today we have learnt to recognise that each athlete has specific needs and most of what I’ve seen is more athletes are becoming more comfortable to the environment.

“We do not have many swimmers so it is important for us to capitalize on our opportunities and the breastroke really came through for the team today.”

McKinnon added their swimmers have the potential to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

 

– Edited by Osea Bola

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