Air Canada Partners with Swimming Canada en route to London 2012

OTTAWA (March 7, 2012) - Swimming Canada is thrilled to announce today that Air Canada has joined the swimming family as a partner for the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials presented by RBC.  
 
"Everyone at Air Canada is thrilled to be a part of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials" said Denis Vandal, Director of Marketing and Communications for Air Canada. 
 
"We proudly support our Olympic hopefuls as they seek to qualify for London 2012".
 
Pierre Lafontaine, CEO and National Coach of Swimming Canada says that “it's exciting to see such iconic brands join our team. To have Air Canada partner with us is inspiring for our whole community.” 
 
“They will not only help us with the upcoming trials, but help draw attention to our sport and our athletes".  
 
The 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials, presented by RBC will be hosted March 27-April 1, 2012 at the Olympic Park in Montreal. 
 
Tickets are available online at www.swimtrials.ca
 
About the Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials presented by RBC

The Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials, presented by RBC, is a six-day event packed with excitement and drama, taking place at the 1976 Olympic Pool in Montreal, QC. Montreal was the host of previous Swimming trials, yet 2012 will go down in Canadian sports history as the first ever selection trials presented in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC).
 
Over 700 swimmers from every corner of the country will come together to select Canada’s Olympic & Paralympic Swim teams for London 2012.  As the sole selection event for London, the racing will be fierce and the drama intense.  
 
Media you wish to apply for accreditation are invited to fill out the online form at www.swimming.ca/media 
 
About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2011 served more than 33 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 57 destinations in the United States and 63 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.  Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,290 destinations in 189 countries. In 2011, Air Canada was ranked Best International Airline in North America in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax.