Swimming Canada announces new partnership with Intercontinental Hotels Group

Federations News

Swimming Canada is thrilled to announce that they have signed a new multi-year marketing partnership with the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). IHG is the largest hotel chain in the world.

“This Partnership will help the swimming community in many ways and we look forward to creating some innovative programs with IHG to further promote the program in the coming months”, commented Swimming Canada CEO Pierre Lafontaine.

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Bovell III and John-Williams top athletes in Trinidad & Tobago

Federations News

World Championship record breaker George Bovell III and Youth Olympic Games qualifier Kimberlee John-Williams won the Swimmer of the Year Male and Female respectively at the Annual Award Ceremony of the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) held at Naparima Bowl on January 17, 2010.

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New South Wales Institute of Sport launches International Diving Programme

Federations News

World class divers Melissa Wu and Scott Robertson have joined the New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) as part of the newly established diving International Training Programme (ITP), led by NSWIS Diving Programme Head Coach Chava Sobrino, it was recently announced.

Wu, who claimed a silver medal in the women’s synchronised 10m platform at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and Beijing Olympian Robertson relocated from Queensland to join Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham and dual Olympian Alexandra Croak at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

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Japan rewards its top athletes and swimmers get ready for FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

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The 44th TV Asahi Big Sports Award 2009 was held on January 15, 2010, at the Tokyo Prince Hotel in Japan and rewarded not only swimmers but also a wide range of athletes coming from baseball, golf, sumo, soccer, athletics, and others.

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Birth and staleness force Aussie Sharks captain Whalan to have year-long break

Federations News

Aussie Sharks men’s water polo captain Thomas Whalan is taking a year away from international competition. He and former international swim star wife Elka (nee Graham) are expecting their first baby and the 264-game veteran for the Sharks told his team-mates by email that his focus and motivation since the Rome FINA World Championships last July has not been 100 per cent.

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