Ryan Cochrane Confirms His Ticket To Worlds 1500m Battle After Silvers ’09, ’11, ’13

Ryan Cochrane by Patrick B. Kraemer

Ryan Cochrane closed Canadian Team Trials with a 15:01 effort in the 1500m free to book a ticket to battle rejoined in global waters after silver at the past three world titles; he leads a team of 24 to Kazan in August and a team of 36 for a home Pan Ams back in Toronto in July

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Ryan Cochrane closed Canadian Team Trials with a 15:01 effort in the 1500m free to book a ticket to battle rejoined in global waters after silver at the past three world titles; he leads a team of 24 to Kazan in August and a team of 36 for a home Pan Ams back in Toronto in July

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Verram

It’s so strange how some of those winning times wouldn’t have made the Aussie selection criteria for Kazan

Craig Lord

Yes, Verram… one of the knock-ons of universality and the two per nation format … imagine something like a world of a standard “world qualifier” time – and the top 5 from any nation in the world inside the time up to a cap of 30 swimmers per event based on rankings get to go – now that would be a world championship.

aswimfan

Even when there’s no limit/restriction on the number of swimmers per event per country, Australia will manage to set their own standards so high that only a maximum of one swimmer per event can be sent, thus saving some money for them.

felixdangerpants

aswimfan what nonsense are you talking about? Are you trying to tell me that Wilson won’t be swimming the 100bk in Kazan? Money by the way is not an issue for swimming australia.

aswimfan

I did not say Wilson will not swim in Kazan.

My comment was made in half-jest, sorry if that is not c;ear.
With current standards, Australia will send only one swimmer in many events or no swimmer in some events (w200 IM for example).

aswimfan

Verram,

If Canada uses Australian standard, only 4 swimmers would have qualified:

Martha mcCabe (200 breast), Noemi Thomas (100 fly), Dominique Bouchard (100 and 200 back), and Ryan Cochrane (400 free),

And how. The total difference between their times and the Australian standards amounts to only less than 1 second, that’s how close they would have squeak through.

Danjohnrob

Actually, if Canada had followed its OWN qualifying procedures to choose a team for Kazan there would be only 3 men and 10 women swimming individual events! The qualifying time for the men’s 200 IM, for example, was faster than the Canadian Record in the event. You are correct, the Australian standards are much tougher; I’m only pointing out that the selection procedures for the Canadian World Team were not followed, unless 5 of the 8 men on the Kazan squad are only there to swim relays and Kierra Smith (who was ranked #7 in the 200 breast last season but was DQ’d in the final) only gets to swim a prelim 4×100 medley relay spot. Clearly I’m doubtful!

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