Apply for Media Accreditation for the 2008 Olympic Swimming Trials

    OTTAWA, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - Swimming Canada's communications team would like
to invite media to attend the 2008 Olympic Swimming Trials in Montreal.
    Click the following link to access the online Media Accreditation Form:
    From April 1-6, 2008, countless Canadians will be part of the excitement
and drama as Canada's elite swimmers fight their opponents to the wall, as
they reach for their dreams of making the Olympic Team. The Canadian Olympic
Swimming Trials is a 6-day, action packed, high profile swimming competition
that will take place at the 1976 Olympic Pool in Montreal, QC.
    All eyes will be on World Champion Brent Hayden of Vancouver who will be
challenged by freestyle specialists Yannick Lupien (Quebec), and Rick Say
(Victoria), as they battle for a spot on the Olympic team. The Women's
freestyle program will highlight Geneviève Saumur, Victoria Poon (Montreal),
as well as many more rising stars. Other swimmers to look for: Audrey Lacroix
(Montreal), Channelle Charron-Watson (Quebec), Annamay Pierse (Edmonton), Mike
Brown (Perth, ON - Calgary), Brian Johns (Vancouver), Benoit Huot (Montreal),
Valerie Grand'Maison (Montreal), Stephanie Dixon (Victoria), and many more!

    Why will the Olympic Swimming Trials be the best summer sporting event in
    Canada this year?

    Six days of sheer excitement! Touch the wall first, make the Team - Each
day, swimmers will be nominated to the Olympic Team as they race their
specialty event provided they meet the Fina standard. All member of the
Canada's swim team will be nominated at the Olympic Trials in Montreal.

    Up close and personal with the future Olympians - Media will have access
to athlete's comments right after their race, directly on Pool deck! Best
seats in the house - A media tribune and interview zone will be situated close
to the finish line.

    If it's loud, it's electrifying! With over 2000 cheering fans per
session, the heat will be on at the Olympic Park Pool. The energy from the
crowd is bound to produce some great swimming.

    A taste of China, right here in Montreal - As the World will turn to
Beijing for the 2008 Olympiad, the Olympic Swimming Trials will feature a
Chinese theme to celebrate the great moments to come in August.

    Swimming, a great tradition in Montreal - With recent success of the 2005
World Aquatic Championships and historical moments from the 1976 Olympic
Games, the city of Montreal has proved to be a great supporter of swimming. A
special recognition ceremony will be organized for the '76 Olympic Swim team.

    If you would like to arrange for interviews with our Canadian swimmers or
be added to our Press Release database, we welcome you to contact Martin
Richard, Communications Director, or Erin Sulpher, Communications Coordinator.

    Also, Swimming Canada is pleased to provide an extensive athlete bio
section, results, statistics and frequent news stories on its website at

    About Swimming Canada

    Swimming Canada serves as the national governing body of competitive
swimming. Swimming Canada's vision of Swimming to Win; Winning for Life!
reflects the lifelong attributes of the sport. The federation comprises 75,000
members and 400 swim clubs across the country. Canadians are global leaders in
high performance swimming and development for both able-bodied swimmers and
swimmers with a disability. Swimming is recognized as one of the most
celebrated and successful Canadian summer Olympic sports. For more information
on Swimming Canada, its activities and programs please visit

For further information:

For further information: Martin Richard, Communications Director,
Swimming Canada, t. (613) 260-1348 x 2002, c. (613) 725-4339, e., w.; Erin Sulpher, Communications
Coordinator - Paralympic Team, Swimming Canada, t. (613) 260-1348 x 2001, c.
(613) 299-1124, e., w.

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