Hamilton’s Greg Gerum has been selected to compete for Canada in an international swim meet.
Gerum, a member of the Hamilton Aquatic Club, will join the 42-member Swimming Canada team for the first ever North American Challenge Cup. The competition takes place Aug. 10 – 12 at the University of Southern California and will feature teams from Southern California, Mexico and Canada.
Gerum, a 17-year-old graduating student of Westmount Secondary School, is a member of Team Canada’s Youth Team and specializes in the 200-metre and 400m freestyle events.
Swimmers were selected from the national rankings for the period Sept. 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.
The North American Challenge Cup is a key component of the evolving Swimming Canada’s National Team Development Program. It will be used in conjunction with other tours including the Australian Youth Olympic Fest ival; Junior Pan Pacific Championships; FINA World Youth Championships; as well as European and other tours. The primary focus of the National Team Development Program is to identify and develop the future talent of Swimming Canada.