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Updated: 31 weeks 1 day ago
TORONTO - The largest Parapan Am Games ever will welcome an estimated 1,500 para-athletes competing in 15 sports - including, for the first time, wheelchair rugby - throughout southern Ontario in August 2015, the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) announced today.
Ottawa, ON – The True Sport Foundation today announced the finalists for the 40th Canadian Sport Awards which honour and recognize the sporting achievements of Canada’s finest athletes and the contributions of others in 2012.
Coaches, Parents & Swimmers,The new 2012-2013 national standards have now been posted on the Swimming Canada website. The standards section of the website includes both a copy of the new times, as well as an overview of how Swimming Canada establishes the times. The new standards are a reflection of the improvements in the depth of Canadian swimming that has occurred since the previous standards were set. So a big congratulations needs to go out to the swimmers and coaches on their hard work and improvements that we are seeing in the sport. Swimming Canada will also be completing and posting the Hy-tek file of the standards for download.
OTTAWA - Canadian Paralympians are joining their Olympic counterparts in the Celebration of Excellence Heroes Tour and Parade this week. The tour connects Paralympians, Olympians and their coaches with students, community leaders and clubs, young hospital patients, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and fans of the Canadian Paralympic and Olympic Team alike.
LONDON – For the second time at these Paralympic Games, Para swimmer Summer Mortimer of Ancaster, Ont., won a gold medal in world record time, prevailing Tuesday in the women’s 100-metre backstroke. Benoit Huot of Montreal added a bronze in the men’s 100 backstroke.
LONDON – Valérie Grand’Maison of Montreal, Canada’s most successful swimmer at the 2008 Paralympics, is back in the medal hunt in London.
PEARL HARBOUR, Hawaii – Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson of Ottawa and Kierra Smith of Kelowna, B.C., each won a gold medal Sunday to highlight a five-medal performance for Canada on Sunday at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
LONDON – Visually impaired swimmer Brian Hill, an adopted Montrealer originally from Duncan, B.C., will be competing at his fourth Paralympic Games next week and is determined to set personal best times in each of his two races.
WELLAND, Ontario – Canada produced two top-15 finishes on Saturday at the inaugural FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships being held this weekend at the Welland International Flatwater Centre and Waterway.
INDIANAPOLIS – Geneviève Cantin of Quebec City equalled her personal best time and won the silver medal in the women’s 200-metre backstroke on Wednesday at the U.S. Open swimming competition.
CALGARY – Sydney Pickrem of Halifax is the first swimmer to reach five individual gold medals at this week’s age group nationals following victories Saturday night in the 100 backstroke and 200 breaststroke in the girls 15-year-old age group.
WINNIPEG – Para swimmer Amber Thomas of Drayton Valley, Alta., will be one of Canada’s busiest athletes at the Paralympic Games which get underway on August 29 in London. And she is looking forward to the challenge.
EDMONTON – Sixteen-year-old Noemie Thomas of Vancouver earned two medals including gold in the women’s 200-metre butterfly on Thursday to open the 2012 Summer Nationals swimming competition at the Kinsmen Sport Centre.
WINNIPEG – Canada’s 2012 Paralympic Swim Team will be showcasing its talent in Winnipeg on July 20-22 at the Pan-Am pool before they set sail to London for the Paralympic Games.
OTTAWA – The Olympic and Paralympic are just around corner and for Swimming Canada; a lot of work has been done in the last 4 years to get its swimmers ready to be strong challengers of the Games.
MONACO – Audrey Lacroix of Pont-Rouge., Que., and Sinead Russell of Burlington, Ont., completed an important part of their Olympic preparation with medal performances Sunday to conclude the three-stop Mare Nostrum swimming tour.
OTTAWA – Four Canadian swimmers will compete this weekend in Setubal, Portugal at the FINA Olympic Marathon Swimming Qualifier with high hopes ofearning Canada’s first ever spot in the 10k Open Water race at the Olympics. The women's race will be held on June 9 and the men's event on June 10.
TORONTO - Four Canadian Olympians and Olympic hopefuls were part of the royal tour for His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales.
South Korean Park Tae-Hwan and Australians Leisel Jones, Stephanie Rice Kenrick Monk amongst Top International contingent
VANCOUVER – Ten members of Canada’s Olympic swimming team, including Brent Hayden of Mission, B.C., will face a strong international field at the Mel Zajac Jr. International meet, part of Swimming Canada’s Canada Cup series, set for May 25-27 at the University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre in Vancouver.
PHEONIX - Several storylines emerged from the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials, and the Morning Swim Show talks about some of the swimmers that had people buzzing.