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Awards for Provincials and AA Champs now posted!

2012 Ontario Open Water Championships

The 2012 Ontario Open Water Provincials will be held on Sunday August 19, 2012 in conjunction with the 1st FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships and Niagara Open Water Festival.

2012 Swim Ontario Open Water Award Winners

1 KM – Sanctioned
Note: Age was determined as of December 31, 2012 for the 1 KM Race.

First: Suzanne Merison, TSC
Second: Emma Young, CCSC
Third: Victoria Malolepszy, GMAC
First: Julian Kennedy, NYAC

First: Amelia Nielsen, SWOTT
Second: Nicole Depooter, CYPS
Third: Megan Brosseau, HHBF
First: William Stewart, LAC

First: Emily Bosenius, ESWIM
Second: Angela Bosenius, ESWIM
Third: Laura Bumblis, GMAC
First: Tamir Arnesty, NYAC
Second: Nathan Gurrin-Smith, TORCH

3 KM
Female: Kiera Michailoff-Russell, NYAC
Male: Tim Turin, BWSC

5 KM
Female: Victoria Munro, OAK
Male: Attila Kiss, Hungary

10 KM
Female: Leena Struzina, WD
Male: Samer Yaghmour, TSC

Meet Package

Website, Information and Registration

Quick Details

Date: Sunday August 19
Location: Welland Recreational Waterway
Events: 1km (swimmers 11, 12, 13), 3km, 5km, 10km (swimmers 14 and over)
Entry Fee: $40


Frequently Asked Questions

Why did this event get moved from July to August and why is it in Welland and not Brampton?
Did you know that Ontario is hosting the World Junior Open Water Championships?  The week of August 15-19, the first ever World Junior Open Water Championships is being held in Welland where some of the best junior aged open water swimmers from across the globe will be coming to compete.  Swim Ontario has joined to host our championship as part of the Niagara Open Water Festival.  Check out their website for more information on the full event – it’s going to be an action packed week.

Why does my swimmer now need to be 14 to compete in the 3km?  They did it last year as an 11 year old.  
Swimming Canada has put into effect a new Open Water Age and Event Distance Limit as of March 9, 2012. 

  • Swimmers MUST be 11 years old and over to participate in any sanctioned Open Water events in Canada
  • Swimmers aged 11 years old are limited to Open Water events of not more than 1000m
  • Swimmers aged 12 or 13 years old are limited to Open Water events of not more than 2500m
  • Swimmers aged 14 years and old may participate in Open Water events that can range from 5000 or more
  • The same age restrictions apply to Para Swimmers and will also be in keeping with the FINA suggested distance for this classification.

For a smoother running event, instead of running two separate races for those in the 11-13 age range we will offering the 1km to those 13 and under.

Why is this the same weekend as Ontario Summer Games?
Ontario Summer Games dates were set by Ontario Sport Alliance and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.  The World Junior Open Water Championships dates were set by FINA.  They just happen to conflict.