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Almost 900 swimmers in city begin meet today

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MORE than 800 of Canada's top young swimmers will make a splash in Pan Am Pool today, as the 2014 Canadian Age Group swimming championships get underway.

A total of 876 swimmers from nine provinces and Yukon will compete in the meet, racing in narrow age categories from 12 to 18. There are even a handful of competitors from abroad, including Ireland, Hong Kong, Bermuda and England.

The meet gives up-and-coming swimmers a chance to compete against other athletes in their age group, before some of the top international contests kick off in August. "It narrows the field and gives more swimmers the opportunity to race in finals, which is very important in their development," Swimming Canada national junior coach Ken McKinnon said.

Preliminary swims start at 9 a.m. every day through Monday, with finals beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will also be 2.5 and five-kilometre open-water races at St. Malo Provincial Park on Monday, starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Team Canada features two 'Toban men...

 

TWO Manitobans have cracked the roster for Team Canada, as it prepares for the the U21 NORCECA Continental Championship volleyball tournament this month.

Left-side hitter Adam DeJonckheere and setter Adam Schreimer were among 14 athletes chosen to attend a five-day training camp in Ottawa. Of those players, 12 will head to El Salvador for the junior tournament.

There are big stakes at play: the top two teams at the Continental Championship will earn a berth at the 2015 FIVB U21 World Championship. The last time a U21 qualiifier event was held, Canada came in second place to the winning Americans to claim their spot in the 2013 world tournament, where they finished 12th.

Only one player, Montreal setter Gabriel Chancy, is returning from that junior team.

During the CIS season, DeJonckheere plays for the University of Manitoba Bisons, and Schreimer with B.C.'s Trinity Western.

 

... and three Manitoba women

 

AS Canadian women's volleyball prepares to make its return to the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, three Manitobans are slated to be on the team.

Outside hitters Tabi Love, from Dauphin, Lisa Barclay, from Brandon, and St. Andrews setter Megan Cyr are among the 14 athletes who will compete for Canada in the globe-trotting tournament.

Team Canada will kick off its Grand Prix this weekend in Lima, Peru before moving to Belgium next week. After three games there, they will head back west to Argentina for the final three matches in August. Team Canada's games are slated to be broadcast on Sportsnet One in Canada.

This is the first time Canada has earned a berth in the World Grand Prix in more than a decade. The squad also qualified for the world championship, which will be held in Italy this fall, when they won the NORCECA qualifying tournament in Mississauga in May.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 23, 2014 D4

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