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

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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...
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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@SwimXps  Swim Canada is re-evaluating plans for Olymic Trials, story developing...
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Now On Road to Paris Games, Swimming Canada Riding Massive Wave of Momentum
Oct. 12, 2021 — Now on the road to the Olympic Games in Paris, Swimming Canada is riding a huge wave of momentum from last summer's Tokyo Games.
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Swimming World October 2021 Presents – A Canadian Surge: The Swimmers of Canada’s Future
Oct. 2, 2021 — At Tokyo, the Canadian delegation showed that the future is as bright as the present, with prolific young talents on both sides of the competition.

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By Any Measure, A Historically Successful Olympics for Swimming Canada
Aug. 8, 2021 — By Any Measure, A Historically Successful Olympics for Swimming Canada John Atkinson toggles between the long- and short-term perspectives.

2020 Olympic Games
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Australia, Great Britain & Canada Benefit From Relay Initiatives In Tokyo
Aug. 2, 2021 — Swimming Australia's "relay project" paid off in Tokyo, and the Brits and Canadians have benefitted from a similar strategy.

2020 Olympic Games
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The Week That Was: Sun Yang Out of Tokyo Olympics; Sarah Sjostrom Wins 100 Fly in Rome
June 28, 2021 — The Week That Was sponsored by Suitmate. China's Sun Yang had his doping ban reduced to four years and will miss the 2020 Olympic Games

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Swimming Canada Announces 26-Member Olympic Roster
June 24, 2021 — Brent Hayden will make his fourth Olympic appearance in Tokyo after winning the men's 50 freestyle at the Canadian Trials in Toronto.

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Team Annoucement / Annonce de l’équipe

Swimming Canada announces the member of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic team-Natation Canada annonce les membres de l'équipe olympique de Tokyo 2020


Bob Bowman | Siobhan Haughey | Margaret (Maggie) MacNeil | Ariarne Titmus | Ranomi Kromowidjojo | Regan Smith | Lilly King | Katinka Hosszu | Abbie Wood | Sydney Pickrem | Andrew Fadden | Simona Quadarella | Cate Campbell | Annie Lazor | Kylie Masse | Yui Ohashi | Junxuan Yang | Torri Huske | Kaylee McKeown | Hali Flickinger | Molly Renshaw | Emma McKeon | Gemma Spofforth | Dana Vollmer | Katie Ledecky | Yufei Zhang | Boglarka Kapas | Tatjana Schoenmaker | Kathleen Dawson | Federica Pellegrini

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FINA Move A Step Closer To Rescheduling Fukuoka Worlds To 2022 With Two Options Considered
April 1, 2020 — The prospect of the 2021 World Championships being moved back a year to 2022 appears to be a step closer with world governing body FINA being forced to act following the rescheduling of Tokyo 2020 . The IOC announced on Monday the Olympic Games would take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021, a year later than planned after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced their postponement. That has impacted on the World Championships, which are scheduled to take place in Fukuoka, Japan , from 16 July to 1 August 2021. Photo Courtesy: @Fukuoka2021jp Reports in Australia claimed FINA were l ...
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Swimming Canada Wants 2021 World Championships Pushed to 2022
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
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
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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Barnes: Swimmer Penny Oleksiak navigated some rough water to become happier athlete and person | Swimmer's Daily
March 19, 2020 — It was late July 2018 and Penny Oleksiak needed a mental reset, not a trip to the Pan Pacific Championships, for which she had just qualified during trials in Edmonton. So the Toronto-based swimmer who burst onto the scene so famously at the Rio Olympics two years earlier sought out Swimming Canada’s high performance director John Atkinson. She had a request, a plan and a definite need. “It was obvious to me at that point that she did need a break,” Atkinson said. “She needed to take that time to be ready to re-commit in September of 2018 to rejoining the high performance centre in O ...

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