Canada Artistic Swimming is proud to announce that Quebec City, QC, will be the host city for its 2022 Canadian Masters Championships. The event will be held in conjunction with the already scheduled Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships, the season-ending competition that features athletes in the 13-15, junior and senior age groups.
The 2022 event will be held at the Desjardins Aquatic Centre, at Université Laval’s PEPS, on May 13-15, 2022. Hosted in partnership with Natation Artistique Québec and Quebec Excellence Synchro, it will mark the return to national competition for Canadian Masters athletes after a 2-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. The last edition, which was held in 2019 in conjunction with that year’s FINA World Series event, also took place in Quebec City and proved very successful, with over 265 athletes participating.
Mélanie Beaudoin, President of the host club Quebec Excellence Synchro and a Masters athlete herself, is looking forward to the event:
« The Canadian artistic swimming Masters community has shown their great resilience in the past 2 years, and I have no doubt that it will be quite emotional to see them compete again at PEPS. The event will also be an interesting opportunity to see how athletes can inspire each other across networks and generations. The talent and abilities of our young generation of athletes is impressive, but surpassing oneself has no age, and I have always believed that Master swimmers can set a positive example for young people, especially in maintaining an active and balanced life. »
CAS President Florence Klein, who is also an active Master swimmer, is equally excited about the upcoming competition.
“I am especially happy that Quebec City will be the host of the Canadian Masters Championships, together with the Canadian Championships next May. Whether it happens in person in the PEPS Olympic-sized pool or online, as circumstances change, these Championships will be a great source of satisfaction. Masters artistic swimmers are recognized and supported by Canada Artistic Swimming. I am proud to be a master artistic swimmer and I will be delighted, as an athlete and as CAS President, to participate.”
More information about the competition is available on the event page.