Victoria swimmers selected for Canada’s Universiade team

John McKay and Keegan Zanatta to swim for Canada at the 2015 Summer Universiade in South Korea

Two Victoria athletes, UVic’s Jon McKay and UBC’s Keegan Zanatta, will be among the 16 student-athletes who will represent Canada in swimming at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea (July 3-14) Canadian Interuniversity Sport, in conjunction with Swimming Canada, announced Tuesday.

Highlighting the red and white roster is 2012 Olympian Barbara Jardin of Montreal, FISU Games veterans Geneviève Cantin of Saguenay, Que., and Caroline Lapierre-Lemire of Rouyn-Noranda, Que., as well as reigning CIS male swimmer of the year Eli Wall of Ottawa.

Over the years, swimming has brought more Universiade glory to Canada than any other sport. Since the biennial competition began in 1959, Canadian swimmers have won 104 FISU medals, 22 of them gold – both record tallies for the country.

Canada had its best Universiade performance in swimming at the 1993 Games.