SNC Selection Process for 2011 Open Water Int'l Events

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

Details:

  • 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 (rrosano@swimming.ca) by May 9th 2011.

Selection will be conducted for the following meets and events:

  1. 2011 World Championships, Shanghai, CHN 
    1. 10km - July 19th; 5km - July 20th; '5km Team Event' - July 22nd
  2. 2011 Universiade, Shenzhen, CHN
    1. 10km - August 13th
  3. 2011 Pan-American Games, Puerto Vallarta, MEX
    1. 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

If you require more information please contact Pierre Lafontaine (plafontaine@swimming.ca) or Ron Jacks (vicswim@shaw.ca).

*** 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. ***