After reviewing multiple options and scenarios, Swimming Canada remains focused on holding the Olympic Swimming Trials, Presented by Bell, in Toronto June 19th – 23rd.
Swimming Canada announced changes to the Trials last month, canceling the Paralympic portion, and postponing the Olympic Trials by a month due to the COVID-19 situation in Ontario and other provinces.
“The organization has explored several options, including holding the Trials elsewhere in North America. Each scenario comes with its own positive and negative factors, but we believe holding Olympic Trials in Canada, at our premier pool in the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, is the best option,” said Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi.
Swimming Canada, in partnership with Swim Ontario, has prepared a robust 37-page Event Safety Plan. Strict risk mitigation protocols will allow Canada’s best high-performance swimmers to compete for spots on Team Canada in as safe an environment as possible.