UPEI to host AUS swimming championship—February 8–10

Hosting the championship for the second time is a huge thrill for our swim team.
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Posted on Friday, 11 January 2013

Swimmers from six Atlantic Canadian universities will compete in over 23 events at UPEI during the 2013 Subway AUS Swimming Championship, February 8–10. This is UPEI’s second time as event host; the first time was in 2010. The swim heats will run each day beginning at 10:00 am with daily finals starting at 6:00 pm. 

“Hosting the championship for the second time is a huge thrill for our swim team,” said UPEI Panthers swimming head coach William Calhoun. “Swimmers from other teams are looking forward to competing in our pool—the fastest in the conference. I expect this event will bring a record-breaking weekend and numerous new CIS qualifiers.” 

In conjunction with the swim meet, UPEI’s swim team will host a fundraising event on Thursday, February 7 at the Rodd Royalty Hotel with a reception beginning at 6:00 pm and a dinner to follow at 6:45. Pierre Lafontaine, Swimming Canada CEO and national team coach, will be the guest speaker. A live and silent auction will also be held during the event. 

“I’m personally very excited to have Pierre as our event’s guest speaker,” added Calhoun. “He’s an electrifying speaker who sends everyone away feeling motivated and prepared for challenges to come.”

Tickets for the fundraising event can be purchased for $60, and 2013 Subway AUS Swimming Championship tickets can also be purchased for $15 for the weekend, or $10 per day. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact swimming@upei.ca.

For Information:
Lynn Boudreau
UPEI Athletics & Recreation
Communications & Events
(902) 566-0991