Kamloops, BC, to host 2019 Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships
Hosted by Canada Artistic Swimming and the Kamloops Sunrays, in collaboration with Synchro BC, the Canadian Championships will feature, for the first time in decades, events in three age groups: 13-15, junior (15-18) and senior. In total, 23 national titles will be at stake in figures, solo, duet, mixed duet, team, combo and highlight team events.
Over 600 artistic swimmers, coaches and officials are expected to converge on Kamloops for the week-long event which will be live-streamed to audiences world-wide.
“We are very pleased to be coming back to Kamloops for our new combined National Championships” said Chief Executive Officer, Jackie Buckingham. “Kamloops hosted a very successful Espoir National Championships in 2014, and our colleagues from Synchro BC were instrumental in delivering a first-class Espoir/World Series event last year in Surrey, so we know we are in great hands.”
“The Kamloops Sunrays are thrilled to partner with Canada Artistic Swimming, the City of Kamloops and Synchro BC to host the 2019 Canadian National Championships. We are excited to welcome the athletes, coaches, officials and judges from across the country to the Tournament Capital. ” says Mandy Curtis, President of the Kamloops Sunrays. “The opportunity to see the next generation of Canadian athletes will be a treat for artistic swimming fans in the city.”
Athletes, coaches and officials will have the opportunity to reside in an Athlete Village set up for the event on the campus of Thompson Rivers University, where the Aquatic Centre is located.
More details are available on the Canada Artistic Swimming website.
About Canada Artistic Swimming
Canada Artistic Swimming is an organization that fosters the pursuit of excellence while developing athletes, citizens, and ambassadors of the sport of artistic swimming at all levels. From its 1924 beginnings in Montréal, artistic swimming has been actively pursued by more than 70 countries worldwide. Canada proudly ranks among the best of these nations.
For further information, visit Canada Artistic Swimming’s Website at www.synchro.ca or follow Canada Artistic Swimming on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.
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