Swimming Canada Announces Dates/Locations of SNC meets through 2016

Swimming Canada paves the way to Rio 2016 by announcing host cities for major national competitions

With London Olympics and Paralympics just around the corner, Swimming Canada is excited to pave the competition route for its domestic events leading up to 2016.
 
Swimming Canada delegates finalized the site selections while considering the best facilities in the country and the facilities offered to create the best competitive environments for aspiring swimmers.
 
“We’re quite excited to announce the host cities for our major swimming events taking part in the next 5 years,” said Pierre Lafontaine, CEO and National Coach for Swimming Canada.  
 
“When we looked at the big picture for our domestic competitions, our goal was to create partnerships with the cities and local clubs and work at creating the best possible environment for our Canadian Swimmers to excel in the pool.“
 
Swimming Canada’s competition strategy also targets the importance of proactively working with the municipal tourism sector across the country and leaving a strong legacy to the communities.
 
“Hosting such events in communities across the country is a great catalyst to sparking the Olympic and Paralympic dream with future generations,” added Lafontaine.   “It’s so powerful when young ones can watch current and future Olympians go head to head in their local pool.”
 
Lafontaine adds that using the new facilities available in Canada and has a good East/West balance also played a role in selecting the host cities.
 
Club information
While some facilities and local organizing committees need to be finalized, major logistics such as hotel accommodations have already been secured for the up-coming season and will continue to be updated as agreements are concluded.  Details on hotel availabilities can be found at www.swimming.ca/travel

IHG hotels are still Swimming Canada’s official preferred hotels in all host cities where IHG properties exist.  Additional secondary hotels have also been secured to ensure that sufficient rooms are available at a variety of hotels for all participants, coaches, parents and officials.
 
Full list of designated hotels: www.swimming.ca/Hotels.aspx
 
Swimming Canada Domestic Events
2012
Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships, Gatineau, QC
Speedo Western Canadian Championships, Winnipeg, MB (February 16-19)
London 2012 Trials, Montreal, QC (March 27-April 1)
Canada Cup/Mel Zajac Jr International, Vancouver,
Canada Cup, Toronto, ON

 
2013
Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships, Saint John, NB (TBC)
Speedo Western Canadian Championships, Saskatoon, SK (February 14-17)
World Championships Trials, Victoria, BC (March 20-24)

Canada Cup/Mel Zajac Jr International, Vancouver, BC
Canada Cup, Montreal, QC
Summer Nationals, Montreal, QC  (July 17-21)
Canadian Age Group Championships, Montreal, QC (July 24-28)
Canada Cup, Toronto, ON
 
2014
Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships, Toronto, ON 
Speedo Western Canadian Championships, Burnaby/New West, BC  (February 13-16)
Pan Pacific Championships Trials, Montreal, QC (April 2-6)
Canada Cup/Mel Zajac Jr International, Vancouver, QC
Canada Cup, Montreal, QC
Summer Nationals, Saskatoon, SK (July 16-20)
Canadian Age Group Championships, Winnipeg, MB (July 23-28)
Nations Cup, Toronto, ON
Canada Cup, Toronto, ON
 
2015
Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships, Halifax, NS
Speedo Western Canadian Championships, Edmonton, AB (February 19-22)
World Championships Trials, Toronto, ON (April 1-5)
Canada Cup / Mel Zajac Jr International, Vancouver, BC
Canada Cup, Montreal, QC
Canadian Age Group Championships, Montreal, QC (July 15-20)
Summer Nationals, Montreal, QC (July 22-26)
Canada Cup, Toronto, ON
 
2016
Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships, Montreal, QC
Speedo Western Canadian Championships, Winnipeg, MB (February 18-21)
Rio 2016 Trials (TBC) (April 5-10)
Canada Cup / Mel Zajac Jr International, Vancouver, BC
Canada Cup, Montreal, QC
Summer Nationals, Edmonton, AB (July 20-24)
Canadian Age Group Championships, Calgary, AB (July 27-August 1)
Nations Cup, Montreal, QC
Canada Cup, Toronto, ON