McRae of Kamloops qualified for Olympic trials in five events

Ryley McRae of the Kamloops Classic Swimming club was in action on the weekend at the Canadian Swimming Championships in Winnipeg.

He placed fourth in the 1,500-metre freestyle, fifth in the 200m fly, sixth in the 400m freestyle, ninth in the 800m freestyle and 24th in the 200m freestyle.

McRae, who attends Thompson Rivers University and swims for the WolfPack, has qualified for the Canadian Olympic swimming trials in five events — the 200m fly, the 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 1,500m freestyle and the 10-kilometre open-water swim.

The trials, all except the outdoor events, will be held in Toronto in April. The open-water qualification events will be held next spring in the Cayman Islands.

Kamloops swimmers Ethan Jensen, Sarah Koopmans, Diego Paz, Eloise Ladyman, Megan Dalke and Colin Gilbert have also qualified for Olympic trials.

The 2020 Olympic Summer Games will run from July 24 to Aug. 9 in Tokyo.

Read more about McRae and the Classics in the Friday edition of KTW.


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