Kisil to represent Canada at World Championships and Pan Am Games

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Toronto, ON – Yuri Kisil leads a contingent of eight UBC swimmers to represent Canada at the 2015 Pan Am Games this summer in Toronto. Kisil, along with former UBC standout Martha McCabe, also qualified for the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Kisil finished second in the 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle at the Canadian trials this weekend, while McCabe won the 200m breaststroke. The world championships will be held August 2-9, 2015.

Joining Kisil and McCabe at the Pan Am Games in July will be Tera Van Beilen, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, Coleman Allen, Alex Loginov, Stefan Milosevic, and Luke Reilly.

Reilly had an impressive weekend taking home gold in both the 200m and 400m individual medley events at the Canadian trials.

Seltenreich-Hodgson finished second in the 200m individual medley and third in the 400m individual medley.

Van Beilen punched her ticket to Toronto with a second place finish in the 200m breastwork and a third place result in the 100m breaststroke.

Allen earned a silver medal in the 100m butterfly, while Loginov took home second place in the 50m freestyle. Rounding out the group of Thunderbirds is Milosevic who finished third in the 200m freestyle.

The Pan Am Games will be held July 10-26 in Toronto.

Two other Thunderbird swimmers will represent UBC at the World University Games in South Korea this summer. Keegan Zanatta, who finished third in the 400m freestyle and Jacomie Strydom, who finished third in the 200m butterfly, will both be part of team Canada in early July.

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