Media Advisory - Swimming Canada unveils Senior National Team at the Canada
Cup Opening night in Toronto

    "The honourable Minister Best to take part in special ceremony for
    World Record Performances in the pool"

TORONTO, Nov. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - On Friday November 27th, Swimming Canada will be unveiling its 2009-10 Senior National Swim Team moments before the opening night of the Canada Cup of swimming at the Etobicoke Olympium. A first for Canadian swimming, this standing national team will include the best swimmers in each Olympic event.

In addition, the honourable Minister Best will take part in a special presentation to twelve swimmers who have set a total of seven World Records in the pool this past season.

    WHO?     Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion; World Record
             Holders: Amanda Reason (Toronto); Colin Russell (Toronto);
             Joe Bartoch (London); Annamay Pierse (Edmonton); Brent Hayden
             (Vanouver); Victoria Poon (Montreal); Audrey Lacroix (Montreal);
             Katy Murdoch (Calgary); Joel Greenshields (Airdrie, AB);
             Stefan Hirniak (Victoria); Paul Kornfeld (Calgary); Jake Tapp
             (Langley, BC) and Pierre Lafontaine, CEO and National Coach for
             Swimming Canada

    WHAT?    Media & photo opportunities: Unveiling of the 2009-10 Senior
             National Swim Team, World Record Holder Special presentations
             with Minister Best, One-on-one interviews, and the Canada Cup
             inaugural night

    WHEN?    Friday, November 27th, 2009 - starting at 5:30PM.

    WHERE?   Olympium Pool, 590 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke (Toronto) (map,-97.15369&sspn=37.843677,83.935547&ie=UTF8&hq=Etobicoke+Olympium+Pool&hnear=&z=4&iwloc=A

    WHY?     Inaugural launch of a Canadian standing national swim team;
             Special recognition of 12 World Record Holders (3 from
             Toronto area)

For more information on Swimming Canada and its athletes, visit us on the internet at

SOURCE Swimming Canada

For further information: For further information: Martin Richard, Director of Communications, Swimming Canada, Cel. (613) 725-4339, Email.

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