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Tsawwassen swimmer named to Olympic team
Markus Thormeyer secures Olympic ticket...
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Jan. 25, 2021 — Former Winskill Dolphins standout one of six athletes to earn early status by Swim Canada.

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Six Swimmers Nominated To Canadian Olympic Team
Olympic Trials moved to May...
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Jan. 22, 2021 — Swimming Canada announced the nomination of six swimmers to its 2021 Olympic team on Friday, along with a shift in both the dates and format of the upcoming Olympic Trials. The Trials will now move to May 24-28, and an invitational meet will follow June 21-23, with Olympic nominations to be made after both events. Individual 2019 World Championship medalists Kylie Masse , Maggie MacNeil and Sydney Pickrem have been nominated by Swimming Canada to the Canadian Olympic team, as have Penny Oleksiak , Taylor Ruck and Markus Thormeyer , all of whom made an individual final in Gwangju. Mas ...

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Canadian Swimmers Notified That Trials Invitation Process "Temporarily Paused"
delayed the process for "unknown reasons"...
suspect the ongoing pandemic has led to decision...
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Jan. 20, 2021 — Swimming Canada’s invitation process for the 2021 Olympic Trials has been temporarily put on pause, a source told SwimSwam on Wednesday. Following the initial set of invites sent out on Jan. 6 , the organization has delayed the process for the time being, for unknown reasons, though athletes tell SwimSwam they believe the ongoing pandemic has led Swimming Canada to re-evaluate its plan. Swimming Canada announced a radical change to its Trials format on Dec. 7, including the implementation of timed finals and an invite-only field of 20 swimmers per event. The initial invite list saw t ...

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Which Athletes Might Benefit From the Olympics Postponement?
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May 30, 2020 — When the Olympic Games got pushed back a year, there was a huge sigh of relief for many athletes who were struggling to find adequate training locations to be at their best this year. So with the Games moved to 2021, that leaves a lot of athletes an extra year to grow mentally and physically to be at their best next summer. Although mostly everyone has been out of the water for the better part of two months, many have used this time to re-evaluate their goals and perhaps recover mentally from the last block of training. As of this writing, there are 420 days until the Tokyo Olympics, ...
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Swimming Canada Sends Out Invites For 2021 Olympic Trials
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Jan. 6, 2021 — As previously reported , Swimming Canada will be running a reduced capacity Olympic Trials with 20 swimmers for each event swimming in a timed finals format. The Trials will run from April 7-11, 2021 in Toronto. Following a preliminary list of Canada’s top 30 swimmers in each event , invites have now been sent to the top 20 swimmers in each event. As per the invite, swimmers will have until January 15 th to accept their invitation to the meet. In the original list featuring the top 30 in each event, Finlay Knox , Cole Pratt , Mabel Zavaros , and Summer McIntosh were each listed in a ...

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German Swim Federation Joins Canada In Urging FINA To Hold 2021 World Championships in 2022
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April 1, 2020 — The German Swim Federation (DSV) has joined Swimming Canada in urging FINA , the international federation, to shunt the 2021 World Swimming Championships into 2022 to take account of the move of dates for the Olympic Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. The global swimming showcase was scheduled for Fukuoka, Japan, from July 16 to August 1, 2021 but the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will now be staged from July 23-August 8. After Swimming Canada led the way in calling for FINA to shift its big events to 2022, Germany became the first European nation to follow through and reflect the growing ...
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Swimming Canada Wants 2021 World Championships Pushed to 2022
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April 1, 2020 — On Tuesday, Swimming Canada released a statement (full text below), welcoming the news that the Tokyo Olympics have been pushed back to 2021 and urging that the FINA World Championships scheduled for 2021 be held in 2022 instead. In the release, High Performance Director and National Coach John Atkinson explains that… Of course, moving World Championships back another would pose another set of challenges. Canada is slated to host the quadrennial Pan Pacific Championships in the summer of 2022, although the city and exact dates had yet to be determined. Swimming Canada also announced ...
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Canada Calls On FINA & WPS To Shunt World Titles & All Other 2021 Events To 2022
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April 1, 2020 — Canada , which triggered a chain reaction to get the Olympic Games moved to 2021 as the first nation to declare that it would not send a team to Tokyo 2o20 this July , has called on FINA to shunt the Fukuoka 2021 World Championships and all other events to 2022. The same message has been sent to World Para Swimming, while Swimming Canada has also announced that it will not send a team to the 2020 World Junior Open Water Championships in the Seychelles this August. The federation, which has already cancelled the whole of the summer season 2020 through August , welcomed the new 2021 da ...
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Swimming Canada Cancels Summer Swim Season Through August In Coronavirus Crunch
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March 27, 2020 — Swimming Canada has announced the cancellation of all summer 2020 national events due to the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic . The cancellations include the suspension of the Olympic and Paralympic trials that had been slated for rescheduling, and the wipe out of the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships (May 22-24, Etobicoke, Ont.), Canadian Junior Championships (July 22-27, Montreal), and Canadian Swimming Championships (Aug. 6-9, Edmonton). On the Olympic Trials Swimming Canada noted: “In light of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, those plans ...
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Swimming Canada CEO Issues Statement Supporting Olympic Postponement
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March 20, 2020 — Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi issued a statement on Friday evening responding to recent letters sent from the Canadian Olympic Committee and USA Swimming regarding the potential postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games. El-Awadi says the organization “is very much aligned with many of the points” made by USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey, who sent a letter to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) advocating for a one-year postponement of the Games. “Telling athletes to prepare for an Olympic Games during a global pandemic raises serious issues,” said El-Awadi. “We ...
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