How the Paris 2024 Olympic Team came together
Swimming Canada
by Simone Cseplo
4d ago
By John Atkinson, High Performance Director/National Coach Following last month’s Olympic & Paralympic Trials, Presented by Bell, 28 swimmers have been nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the pool. They will join our open water marathon swimmer who qualified from the Doha 2024 World Aquatics Championships. While these 29 swimmers will represent Canada in Paris, so many people and factors have contributed to their journey. Before we travel to France for the Games in just a few short weeks, I would like to recognize some important aspects ..read more
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Swimming Canada and partners deliver unforgettable experience, lifelong water safety skills to students
Swimming Canada
by Simone Cseplo
1w ago
By Jim Morris For years Jeremiah Ross-Medica was afraid of the water and didn’t know how to swim. “My mom always told me to never be afraid of anything,” said the 13-year-old student from Montreal’s École Chomedey-De-Maisonneuve. Ross-Medica’s life changed when he enrolled in the Lifesaving Society of Canada’s Swim to Survive program which teaches basic skills of how to survive an unexpected fall in deep water. He was part of a group of 25 students aged 13 to 14 who flew to Toronto during the Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials, Presented by Bell, to graduate from the program. “It was nic ..read more
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Routliffe world record highlights strong Canadian showing in Berlin
Swimming Canada
by Simone Cseplo
2w ago
Paralympian Tess Routliffe of Caledon, Ont., captured a medal of each colour at the sixth leg of the 2024 Citi World Para Swimming World Series in Berlin, highlighted by a world-record performance on Saturday in the women’s 50-m breaststroke SB7. Aurélie Rivard, the five-time Paralympic champion from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., also starred for the 13-athlete Canadian delegation with a win in the women’s 200 freestyle multiclass final and bronze in the 50 free. Both national team veterans were among 20 athletes nominated last month to represent Canada in Para swimming at the Paris 2024 Par ..read more
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Swimmers of all ages broke records and barriers at weekend championships
Swimming Canada
by Simone Cseplo
2w ago
By Rita Mingo World records fell like spring raindrops over the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, as the 2024 Speedo Canadian Masters Swimming Championships unfolded this past weekend. New world standards and Canadian records made for an entertaining and successful championship. There were six world records set, including four by Canadians and two by U.S. swimmers. Peter McKinnon, out of the Etobicoke Olympium Masters Aquatic Club (EOMAC), set his world record in the men’s 50-m backstroke in the 60-64 age-group. He swam the race in a time of 29.29. “I was going to be close,” s ..read more
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Junior teams ready to take international stage
Swimming Canada
by Simone Cseplo
2w ago
Following a successful Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials, Presented by Bell, Swimming Canada has announced its National Development Team Program teams for 2024. Canada will send 30 swimmers (15 males, 15 females) to the 2024 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, which will be staged at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra Aug. 21-24. Meanwhile, a group of 10 (four males, six females) will represent Canada at the Open Water Junior World Championships Sept. 6-8 in Alghero, Italy. “I’m extremely excited to announce our 2024 Junior Pan Pacific team. It’s a strong team with loa ..read more
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Knox, Liendo shine on Day 6 of Trials
Swimming Canada
by Simone Cseplo
1M ago
 TORONTO – The future of Canadian swimming was on full display Saturday on the sixth and penultimate night of the Olympic & Paralympic Trials, Presented by Bell.    Finlay Knox from the High Performance Centre – Vancouver, in the men’s 200-m individual medley, and Toronto’s Josh Liendo, in the men’s 50 freestyle, lowered their own national records in back-to-back finals at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.  Earlier in the evening, Toronto’s 17-year-old phenom Summer McIntosh posted the fastest time in the world this year – and the second fastest of her career – in ..read more
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Paralympian Bennett smashes world record on Day 5 of Trials
Swimming Canada
by Simone Cseplo
1M ago
TORONTO – For the second night in a row, a Canadian swam a world record in Canada’s Fastest Pool. Reigning world champion Nicholas Bennett won Friday’s multiclass final in the men’s 200-m individual medley at the Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials, Presented by Bell. His time of 2:05.97 was more than a second and a half faster than the previous world SM14 mark. Brazil’s Gabriel Bandeira had set the record of 2:07.50 at the 2022 world championships in Portugal, where Bennett claimed the silver medal. The Canadian took his revenge last summer when he captured the world title in Manche ..read more
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McIntosh shatters world record on Day 4 of Trials 
Swimming Canada
by Georgia Rudolph
1M ago
TORONTO – Summer McIntosh put an exclamation point on the midway mark of the Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials, Presented by Bell, annihilating her own world record in the women’s 400-m individual medley Thursday.     It was already the third qualifying time of the week for the 17-year-old phenom, who opened the meet with a win in the 400 freestyle Monday before triumphing in the 200 free on Day 2.  The competition runs through Sunday at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, with the Canadian teams for Paris 2024 set to be announced officially at the end of the fina ..read more
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Perseverance pays off for Bagshaw, Wilm  
Swimming Canada
by Georgia Rudolph
1M ago
 TORONTO – Persistence paid off for veterans Ingrid Wilm and Jeremy Bagshaw Wednesday at the Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials, Presented by Bell.  Wilm, of Calgary’s Cascade Swim Club, qualified to be nominated to the Paris 2024 Olympic Team under Priority 1, while Bagshaw, representing Island Swimming in Victoria, ended years of disappointment and frustration by qualifying for relay consideration.  Past Olympic trials had been heartbreaking for both athletes.  An injury prevented Wilm from qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympics and she just missed making the cut for ..read more
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Roxon makes history on Day 2 of Olympic & Paralympic Trials  
Swimming Canada
by Georgia Rudolph
1M ago
TORONTO – Katarina Roxon made history Tuesday at the Olympic & Paralympic Trials, Presented by Bell, while five other swimmers put themselves in position to make their Olympic debuts.   Roxon, a 2016 Paralympic champion from Kippens, N.L., swam an “A” qualifying time in the women’s 100-m breaststroke SB8. That qualifies her to be nominated to her record fifth Paralympic Team, most ever among Canadian female swimmers (subject to slot allocations of 15 women and seven men).  The seven-day competition runs through Sunday at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, with the Canadian te ..read more
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