WINNIPEG – Some of Canada’s top young swimmers will be looking to make their mark on the national stage at the 2018 RBC Canadian Junior Swimming Championships.
The Canadian Junior Swimming Championships, previously known as Canadian Age Group Championships, is the highest national-level competition for swimmers aged 18 years and under.
Approximately 700 athletes are expected to arrive in Winnipeg for the start of the 2018 championships. The competition begins Wednesday at the Pan Am Pool and will conclude with the open water competition on Monday at the St. Malo Provincial Park.
There will be plenty of young athletes to watch, including some members of Swimming Canada’s Junior open water team who will use this competition to help them prepare for the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in September. The field also includes Jade Hannah, member of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games team.
Pointe-Claire Swim Club, the top team from last year’s event, and from this year’s Speedo Eastern Championships, will look to bring home another banner.
A total of 702 athletes from 147 clubs will be attending the event and 10 provinces and 5 countries will be represented.
Tickets are available for purchase on-site. Preliminary sessions kick off at 9 a.m. each day, with final sessions beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for heats, $5 for finales, or $40 for a full meet pass.
Results and full meet information will be available at: https://www.swimming.ca/en/events-results/events/2018-canadian-junior-championships/