Swimming Canada releases full 2022 Commonwealth Games slate

Swimming Canada announced Monday the 31 names that will represent the Canadian flag at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, with the swimming competition taking place from July 29 to August 3.

There is a major change from Swimming Canada’s initial list of nominees for the Commonwealth Games, which was released shortly after the conclusion of the Canadian Swimming Trials in early April, as the two-time Olympian Youri Kisil will not compete in Birmingham.

With Kisil declining his place, the door opened for Stephen Calkins to join the team. Calkins had a brief two-day retirement before learning he was named to the list. Calkins will help solidify the Canadian men’s 400 freestyle relay, after finishing sixth at last month’s Trials with a time of 49.96.

With Kisil out and Markus Thormeyer not competing at the Trials, two names that have been stalwarts in Canadian men’s swimming will be missing in Birmingham.

The rest of the roster remains intact, with Canada’s formidable female contingent competing, including individual Olympic medalists Maggie McNeil, Penny Oleksiak and Kylie Massemore rising star Summer McIntosh.

Taylor Ruckwho won a record eight medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, was notably not among the nominees when they came out in early April.

Para swimmers added to the team include 10-time Paralympic medalist Aurelie Rivard and fellow 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Philippe Vachon.

The other Para swimmers named to the team were Sophie Angus, Nicholas Bennett, Camille Berube, Alexander Elliot, Danielle Kisser and Nicolas-Guy Turbide.


First name Surname Hometown
Javier Acevedo Toronto, ON
Sophia Angus Weston, Connecticut
Jeremy Bagshaw Victoria, BC
Katherine bellio Mississauga, ON
Nicholas Bennet Parksville, BC
Camille Berube Gatineau, QC
Eric Brown Pointe-Claire, QC
Etienne Calkins Calgary, Alta.
Tessa Cieplucha Georgetown, ON
james Dergousoff Christina Lake, BC
alexander Elliot Kitchener, ON
Collyn Won Oakville, ON
Ruslan Gaziev Toronto, ON
Marie-Sophie Harvey Trois-Rivieres, QC
patrick Hussey Beaconsfield, QC
she Jansen Burlington, ON
Danielle Kiss Delta, BC
finlay Knox Okotoks, AB.
Joshua Link Markham, Ont.
maggie MacNeil London, Ontario
Kylie Mass LaSalle, ON
Summer McIntosh Toronto, ON
Penny Oleksiak Toronto, ON
sydney Pickrem Clearwater, Florida
Aurelie Rivard Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Katarina Roxon Kippens, NL
Kayla Sanchez Scarborough, Ontario
Katerina Savard Red Bridge, QC
Rebecca Black-smith Red Deer, Alta.
Nicholas Guy Turbid Quebec, QC
Philip Vachon Blainville, QC


Position First name Surname
Leader John Atkinson
Deputy team leader and IST manager Iain mcdonalds
Team leader, manager Jan Hanan
Team leader, manager Emma Van Steen
The head coach Martin Wilby
team coach Ryan Briefcase
team coach Greg Arkhurst
team coach Mike Thompson
team coach Rob Novak
team coach Marc-Andre Peltier
team coach Linda Kiefer
Coach’s Assistant Sierra Moores
Performance Scientist To M Vandenbogaerde
physical performance Johnny More complete
massage therapist Remo Bucci
massage therapist Ron Castro
Physiotherapy Megane butt
Video analysis Graham Olson
Doctor Dr Sara Forsyth
Press officer Nat White