Veteran Olympians Ryan Cochrane and Martha McCabe will captain Canada’s swim team at Rio 2016.
The two were appointed captains on Wednesday following discussion with the Swimming Canada Athletes’ Council, after which the sport’s national body issued a statement confirming the fact.
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Canada will send 27 swimmers to Rio, 20 of whom will be competing in their first Olympic Games. The average age of both the men and women’s team is 21.7. The men’s team was aged 24.5 on average in London while the women’s team was aged 21.7. For the first time the Olympic swimming team will feature two swimmers born in the year 2000 in Penny Oleksiak and Taylor Ruck.