Victoria to Host TriNations Cup - Aug.5-6, 2010

On August 5-6, 2010, just a few days following the completing of Summer Nationals in at Saanich Commonwealth Place in Victoria, BC, that venue will play host to the Tri-Nations Cup - a meet featuring the top young swimmers from Canada, Australia and France.

“These athletes are considered some of the best prospects for future Olympic teams,” said Pierre Lafontaine, CEO and National Coach for Swimming Canada.  “We started this type of competition in 2008 against France and Great-Britain and have seen some great results from swimmers who have since graduated to the Senior A National Team.”

Forty Canadian swimmers will be selected a week prior to the event from Summer Nationals (July 28-31).

“Swimming Canada’s goal with hosting international level competitions is to give an opportunity to young athletes who are on the cusp of making the Olympic team to competed at a high level and get that international experience. This is our way of continuously preparing our future 2012-16 Olympic hopefuls,” added Lafontaine.

“We see great value in having our top junior athletes compete against the Canadians and Australians,” said Pierre Andraca, of the French Swimming Federation. “We have lots to learn from this type of competition and this will help us prepare for future international events.

The competition format will feature a 50 m Olympic event program. Each event will see two athletes per country racing in a shoot out type of event. A points system will be put in place to determine which country takes away the 2010 Tri-Nations cup.

As a warm-up to the Tri-Nations Cup, both the French and Australian delegation will participate at the 2010 Swimming Canada Summer Nationals in Victoria from July 28th to 31st.

A live webcast of the 2010 Tri-Nations Cup and Summer Nationals will be available on Swimming Canada’s website at

Competition will start at 1pm on both days and admission is free.  For more details, visit us on the internet at:

Competition Schedule:

Thursday, August 5 Friday, August 6
Women's Events Men's events Women's Events Men's events
4x100 free 4x50 free 4x50 free 4x100 free
800 free 400 IM 400 IM 1500 free
50 free 100 free 100 free 50 free
200 free 400 free 400 free 200 free
100 fly 200 fly 200 fly 100 fly
200 back 100 back 100 back 200 back
100 breast 200 breast 200 breast 100 breast
200 IM 4x200 free 4x200 free 200 IM
4x100 MR 4x100 MR