Pierre Lafontaine, Swimming Canada CEO, national team coach, and newly appointed Canadian Interuniversity Sport CEO will be the guest speaker at UPEI’s swim team fundraising event on Thursday, February 7 at the Rodd Royalty Hotel.
Lafontaine led Swimming Canada to podium finishes at major international games, including three Olympic and 39 Paralympic medals, as well as several world-record performances. Prior to his time at Swimming Canada, he worked with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), which included a three-year stint as their head swimming coach. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, AIS swimmers captured six medals, two of which were gold.
He has also held numerous coaching positions in Canada and the United States dating back to 1976, including head coach of the Phoenix Swim Club in Arizona, where athletes reached the podium eight times at the 2000 Olympics, including three gold medals.
“I’m personally very excited to have Pierre as our event’s guest speaker,” said Bill Calhoun, UPEI swimming head coach. “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, which includes a reception beginning at 6:00 pm, a dinner to follow at 6:45, and a live and silent auction. 2013 Subway AUS Swimming Championship (February 8–10) tickets can also be purchased for $15 for the weekend, or $10 per day. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Carol at email@example.com or (902) 566-0432.