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Okotoks swimmer looks for Olympic return at trials this week

Finlay Knox looks to punch ticket to 2024 Summer Games in Paris
Okotokian Finlay Knox is part of the field at the Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials held May 13-19 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. (Photo Scott Grant/Swimming Canada)

The bid for a return to the Olympic stage is on this week for Okotoks swimmer Finlay Knox.

The Olympic and Paralympic Swimming trials run May 13-19 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre with Knox, the reigning world champion in the 200m individual medley, looking to punch his ticket to a second consecutive Summer Olympic Games.

Knox, an Okotoks Mavericks Swim Club alumnus, won his first world championship in the 200m IM in March, breaking his own national record in the process. At the same event in Doha, he set a new benchmark in the 50m butterfly.

In 2023, he won gold at the Pan American Games in Chile, also in the 200m IM, his signature event. The Foothills Composite alumnus competed at the 2020 Games in Japan, finishing 17th in the 200m IM.

Knox will be joined by a familiar face at trials in former teammate Justin Lisoway.

The two developed together with the Mavericks, formerly known as the Foothills Stingrays, and hit provincial and national heights with the swim club before graduation.

Lisoway, a fifth-year computer science student at the University of Hawaii, was recently named Men's Swimming and Diving Academic All-America third team with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

The Mavericks will also be represented by two of its current stars.

Wells Ginzer and Lucy Wiens are returning to the trials event, having been part of a four-athlete contingent from the Okotoks swim club last summer.

The trials will feature 857 athletes representing 151 clubs.

The competition will see preliminary heats daily at 7:30 a.m. and finals at 4 p.m. MST. The sessions will be available via livestream on the CBC Gem service, at and the CBC Sports app.

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Remy Greer

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Remy Greer is the assistant editor and sports reporter for and the Western Wheel newspaper. For story tips contact [email protected]
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