Catch all the action next week!
Coach Dave Johnson is a part of the Canadian team at the World Championships along with our swimmer Cole Pratt and a host of other Canadians in Gwangju, Korea. Coach Dave & Cole just finished their final training camp in Japan in preparation for the 2019 FINA World Championships and have now arrived in Gwangju, South Korea. Coach Dave was selected as a member of the coaching staff based on athlete performances at the Canadian Swimming Trials and for Johnson this is his first senior national team coaching staff appointment since 2005. Pratt, the youngest swimmer to make the qualifying standard for the meet (under the FINA “A” cut in the men’s 200m backstroke at 1:58.07) will be racing the 200m Individual Medley and the 200m Backstroke events. The 200IM goes on Wednesday the 24th of July and the 200BK on Thursday the 25th of July. All the action will be on both FINA.TV and CBC.CA livestream. CBC will also be carrying
some of the swimming finals live over the course of the championships on their “Road to Tokyo 2020” television program.
There are a number of ways to follow what is going at the World Championships as there will be plenty of digital media coverage from around the world. Cascade will have its own take on the meet focusing on what Cole and Dave are up to with a little sprinkling of what the rest of our Canadian contingent has gotten themselves into at the same time. If you are looking for a more “holistic” view of the meet you can check the coverage that is offered below.