Keyano Swimmer Emma O'Croinin earns Selection to World Championships!

Chris Nelson
Apr 8, 2019
Keyano Swimmer Emma O'Croinin earns Selection to World Championships!
Canada has selected its senior national team World Championships team for Korea in July 2019. This is the pre-Olympic year, and this team was selected with the same criteria that will make up the Olympic team in 2020 for Tokyo. 
Huge congratulations to Emma O'Croinin for her swim in the 400 Freestyle to earn a spot on the 2019 FINA World Championships Team! Emma is the youngest swimmer named to the team, at only 15 years old, the first of a new wave of young swimmers making their way towards the highest level of swimming in the world. Emma finished in a time of 4:09.11 in her 400 Free to earn a silver medal and a spot on the team to Korea. She also won silver medals in the 800 and 1500 Freestyle events.
Emma and Edmonton Keyano Head Coach Paul Birmingham were also both selected to the World Junior Championships at the end of August 2019, making a second straight multi-selection summer for Emma, and a first Canadian Team selection for Paul. 
Special congratulations to former Edmonton Keyano swimmer and Edmonton-native Richard Funk and former Keyano swimmer Josiah Binnema for their respective selections to the FINA World Championships team as well. Edmonton Keyano is proud to be a part of your stories!
Full Keyano's Team Results from Trials:
Michael Antifaoff: 8th 1500 Freestyle
Sterlyng Blair: 9th 50 Butterfly; 15th 100 Butterfly
Olivia Brendzan: 29th 400 IM; 29th 200 Back
Gabrielle Dunn: 23rd 1500 Freestyle; 29th 400 Freestyle; 22nd 800 Freestyle
Drew Edwards: 26th 800 Freestyle; 35th 400 IM; 20th 1500 Freestyle
Georgia Kidd: 16th 200 Butterfly; 48th 200 IM
Christey Liang: 38th 100 Freestyle; 33rd 200 Freestyle
Pilar McCann: 17th 100 Breaststroke; 10th 50 Breaststroke
Kyla Nelson: 46th 100 Butterfly
Emma O'Croinin: 2nd 1500 Freestyle; 2nd 400 Freestyle; 7th 200 Freestyle; 2nd 800 Freestyle
Kier Przyswitt: 15th 50 Butterfly; 30th 100 Freestyle; 30th 100 Butterfly; 25th 200 Freestyle; 32nd 50 Freestyle
Casey Riess: 16th 800 Freestyle; 33rd 400 Freestyle; 15th 1500 Freestyle
Teagan Vander Leek: 26th 50 Butterfly; 35th 100 Freestyle; 45th 100 Butterfly; 31st 50 Freestyle
Nathan Versluys: 20th 400 IM; 30th 400 Freestyle; 33rd 200 Butterfly; 32nd 1500 Freestyle
Go Bears!