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Swim Ontario Spring and Summer Ontario AA Championships Update

Swim Ontario is very pleased to announce that both the Spring and Summer Ontario AA Championships have confirmed hosts.

Swim Ontario extends a big THANK YOU to Richmond Hill Aquatic Club (RHAC) and Markham Aquatic Club (MAC) for stepping forward and committing to work with Swim Ontario to host these provincial championship competitions!

Dates & Locations:

  • Spring Ontario AA Championships – March 8-11, 2018 – Markham Pan Am Pool - MAC host
  • Summer Ontario AA Championships -  June 28 – July 1, 2018 – Markham Pan Am Pool - RHAC host

Application Hosting Process for Spring & Summer Ontario AA Championships:

The Spring and Summer Ontario AA Championships are new provincial program deliveries that were requested by the Swim Ontario Coaches in September of 2016.  These brand new events were run in a pilot stage throughout the 2016-17 season.  They were considered successful and demonstrated a need to provide additional competition opportunities for another level of provincial athletes. The AA Championships format was reviewed and refined by the Sport Development Committee and is supported by the Executive Director, as part of our plan to engage 2300 Ontario swimmers in provincial competition.

Much work and research has been undertaken by Swim Ontario staff and committees over the past several months to develop a format and qualifying time standards with an approximate subscription of 550-750 swimmers, which should provide a revenue stream for host organizations.

As of September 2017, neither the Spring nor the Summer AA Championships had hosts.  Throughout September and October, Swim Ontario remained committed to working with facilities, clubs and regions throughout the province on finding hosting solutions to ensure that these two competitions are run. We set a firm deadline of October 30, 2017 to find hosts for these events.  

On Friday October 27th, Swim Ontario was pleased to announce that Richmond Hill Aquatic Club (RHAC) will host the Summer AA Championships with a competition date of June 28 – July 1, 2018 at Markham Pan Am Pool.

Swim Ontario continued to be committed to working with facilities, clubs and regions throughout the province on finding a hosting solution for the Summer Ontario AA Championships.

After a thorough review, Swim Ontario was not able to secure a competition pool or available host for March 1-4, 2018. However, at the same time of discussions, the opportunity of hosting the Spring Ontario AA Championships March 8-11, 2018 at the Markham Pan Am Pool arose.  Although inside Swim Ontario’s blackout period, it was decided that offering this tier of athletes a Swim Ontario championship competition outweighed the alternative of cancelling the competition for 2018.

On October 30th, 2017, Swim Ontario is pleased to announce that Markham Aquatic Club (MAC) will be the host of the Spring Ontario AA Championships, March 8-11, 2018 at the Markham Pan Am Pool.

For further inquiries please contact Christy Yaremczuk