Swimming Canada recently released information on the selection process for open water swimming for the following three events:
- 2011 World Open Water Championships
- 2011 Universiade
- 2011 Pan-Am Games
- Trials Location: Fort Myers, FLA Date: June 11, 2011
- Entry Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2011
This will be an Ocean Swim with an expected water temperature of 24-26*C. The trials will be run as a "Canadian only" event.
Entry applications must be sent to Swimming Canada - c/o Ruth Rosano (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 9th 2011.
Selection will be conducted for the following meets and events:
- 2011 World Championships, Shanghai, CHN
- 10km - July 19th; 5km - July 20th; '5km Team Event' - July 22nd
- 2011 Universiade, Shenzhen, CHN
- 10km - August 13th
- 2011 Pan-American Games, Puerto Vallarta, MEX
- 10km - October 22nd
Financial support for travel to Fort Meyers shall be provided in the following manner:
The top 5 male and top 5 female swimmers at the 5km National Pool Championships, April 3, 2011 in Victoria, BC will be supported as follows:
- 1st Canadian - $500.00;
- 2nd - $400.00;
- 3rd - $300.00;
- 4th - $200.00;
- 5th- $100.00
*** Canada will be the host of the 1st World Jr Open Water Championships in August 16th-20th 2012. Welland Canal recreational center, Welland Ont.
Age Categories: 14-16, 17-18. Events: 5k, 7.5k and 3k team pursuit. ***