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Welland Canal Open Water Swim
Presented by Canaqua Sports

Welland Canal Open Water Swim

August 12, 2018 

Come one come all to the premier open water swim in Ontario! Coming off of a highly successful event last year, Canaqua Sports is once again very proud to present our brand of open water swimming at the beautiful Welland Canal Flatwater Centre.  


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 Closed

    1. Registration closed

2.5k swim Closed

1 x 2.5k lap

    1. Registration closed

5k swim Closed

2 x 2.5k laps

    1. Registration closed

10k swim Closed

4 x 2.5k laps

    1. Registration closed

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 12 8:45 AM EDT - Mandatory Race Briefing 5K and 10K

  • August 12 9:00 AM EDT - 10k and 5k races begin

  • August 12 9:30 AM EDT - Onsite Registration and check-in

  • August 12 9:30 AM EDT - Mandatory Race Briefing 1K and 2.5K

  • August 12 10:00 AM EDT - 1.0k race begins

  • August 12 11:00 AM EDT - 2.5k race begins

Contact Information

Event Location

Welland, ON, Canada

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