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Hundreds of top Canadian swimmers arrive in Pointe Claire for Summer Nationals

  • Olivia Paskulin swimming at Summer Nationals held in Pointe Claire in 2011.
    Olivia Paskulin swimming at Summer Nationals held in Pointe Claire in 2011.
    Photo credit: (Peter McCabe/THE GAZETTE)

Hundreds of elite Canadian swimmers are arriving in Pointe Claire as the city hosts the Summer National Swimming Championships, July 17 to 20 at the Pointe Claire Aquatic Centre.

The Summer Nationals will feature Canada’s top junior swimmers as well as some Olympians, although Canada’s top 34 swimmers are at the Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, this week.

Still there will be up and coming Canadian Marie-Soleil Jean-Lachapelle of Montreal, who is seeded No. 1 in the women’s 50-m breaststroke, and 13-year-old phenom Marie-Sophie Harvey of Trois Rivières, said Nathan White, a spokesperson for Swimming Canada.

In all, 411 swimmers representing 98 swim clubs across Canada are competing at the annual event.

There will be plenty to cheer about for local fans as 18 swimmers from the Pointe Claire Swim Club will be competing, including Olivia Paskulin, James Guest and Antoine Bujold.

The competition is a selection trial for the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships set for Aug. 26-31 in Dubai. A maximum of 15 males and 15 females will be selected for the Canadian team.

Competition starts each day at 10 a.m. with preliminaries and finals are at 6 p.m.

For more information go to www.swimming.ca

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