Swimming

Swimming is proudly presented by New Flyer Industries and Motor Coach Industries, Official Supporters of the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Swimming competitions are from Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 2017. Click here to see detailed swimming schedule. 

Great Britain is considered the first modern country to develop the sport of swimming. Modern swimming competitions began in 1837 in London. In 1896, swimming was recognized at the modern Olympic Games in Athens. The events were only for men and they consisted of the 100 and 1500 m freestyle in open water. Women were allowed to swim in the 1912 Olympic Games, competing in freestyle events. Swimming was featured at the first Canada Summer Games in 1969. Since then, the program has grown at the Games, featuring opportunities for able-bodied swimmers, swimmers with disabilities, and Special Olympic swimmers.

Teams

Each province or territory can enter one male team and one female team. Teams will be made up of 16 athletes.

Two (2) of the female team positions and two (2) of the male team positions are reserved exclusively for Para-swimmers classified under the IPC Swimming Classification procedure: classes S1 – S10 physical impairment; classes S11 – S13 visual impairment; class S14 Intellectual impairment.

Two (2) of the female team positions and two (2) of the male team positions are reserved exclusively for Special Olympics Canada registered swimmers.

Able Bodied

Male

  • Year of Birth: 2001 or later

Female

  • Year of Birth: 2002 or later

Para

  • Must be between 13 and 25 years of age as of January 1, 2017

Special Olympics

  • Must be between 13 and 25 years of age as of January 1, 2017

Venue

Pan Am Pool

25 Poseidon Bay

Winnipeg, MB R3M 3E4

Alumni

  • Anne Ottenbrite (1981)
  • Marianne Limpert (1989)
  • Michael Mintenko (1993)
  • Brent Hayden (2001)
  • Jillian Tyler (2005)
  • Erica Morningstar (2005)
  • Joel Greenshields (2005)
  • Ryan Cochrane (2005)
  • Alexa Komarnycky (2005)
  • Genevieve Saumur (2005)
  • Stephanie Horner (2005)
  • Mathieu Bois (2005)
  • Valérie Grand’Maison  (2005) 
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