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Canadian Masters Open Water Swimming Championships at the WELLAND CANAL
Presented by Canaqua Sports


Canadian Masters Open  Water Swimming Championships

at the

Welland Canal  

It is with great pleasure that we at Canaqua Sports announce that the Welland Canal Open Water Swim will be the 2017 Canadian Masters Open Water Swimming Championships. 

Understanding the history of open water swimming at the Welland Canal, we at Canaqua Sports wanted to do something very special as we grow our series in Ontario and across Canada. So, mark the date! August 13, 2017 Come on out and help to make this one of the premier open water swims in Canada! 


We are proud to have this event as part of the Canaqua Sports Open Water Swim Series!

 


The Welland Canal Open Water Swim is considered by many to be one of the best in the area Thanks to the quality and temperature of the water, as well as the world class facilities offered by the WRCC. 


  • Distances: 1k, 2.5k, 5k and 10k
  • Course: The course will be a 2.5k loop. All swimmers will do 1, 2 or 4 loops depending on their chosen distance.
     

Registration Fees

1k swim

Price Increase in 4 days
Feb 16 - Jun 30 Current Price $50.00
Jul 1 - Aug 8 $60.00

2.5k swim

1 x 2.5k lap

Price Increase in 4 days
Feb 16 - Jun 30 Current Price $55.00
Jul 1 - Aug 8 $65.00

5k swim

2 x 2.5k laps

Price Increase in 4 days
Feb 16 - Jun 30 Current Price $60.00
Jul 1 - Aug 8 $70.00

10k swim

4 x 2.5k laps

Price Increase in 4 days
Feb 16 - Jun 30 Current Price $65.00
Jul 1 - Aug 8 $75.00

2.5k loop swim course

Race Setting - CLEAN and FAST water

Race Info

Location: 16 Townline Tunell Road, Welland, ON L3C 2T4 (Welland Recreational Waterway)

Check-in: At the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) in Welland (corner of Townline Tunnel Rd. and Colborne Street)

Awards: An award will be presented to the top finisher in each race.

The Course: See map above. All races finish at the Welland International Flatwater Centre on Townline Tunnel Rd, Welland.

Facilities & Food:

Race Details:

  • Swim caps will be provided for each swimmer and MUST BE WORN for identification purposes during the race
  • A number will be inked on upper back/shoulder of each swimmer 
  • Water temperature at this time of year ranges between 68 – 72 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • The race is an in-water start and finish 
  • A time limit will be strictly enforced and any swimmer still racing at this time will be removed from the course (2.5k- 1.5 hours, 5k- 2.5 hours, 10K- 4.5hours)
  • Swimmers should not undertake this swim unless they are physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate safely 
  • There will not be a "rain date" and a delay (or cancellation) would only occur in the event of lightning

Parking - Welland International Flatwater Centre

Event Schedule

  • August 13 07:30 AM EDT - Onsite Registration and check-in

  • August 13 08:15 AM EDT - Mandatory Race Briefing

  • August 13 08:30 AM EDT - 10k and 5k races begin

  • August 13 09:30 AM EDT - 2.5k race begins

Contact Information

Event Location

Welland, ON, Canada

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