The 2023 Canadian Summer Championships have been moved from Edmonton to Toronto after local clubs were forced to withdraw hosting duties.
The event, which usually takes place mid-summer and serves as a target meet for many of Canada’s best swimmers, was initially scheduled to take place from Aug. 1-6, 2023 in Edmonton, Alberta. The host facility was likely going to be the Kinsmen Sports Centre, home of the Edmonton Keyano Swim Club, which played host to the 2019 Summer Championship event.
However, the event will move to the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) on the same dates.
Swimming Canada told SwimSwam that local clubs had to withdraw hosting duties due to a variety of factors including pool closures, decreasing membership numbers and official requirements for hosting.
TPASC, which has hosted the majority of Canada’s biggest domestic events since 2015 (when it hosted the Pan American Games), was able to provide pool time and the necessary support from Swim Ontario and a local club to take over as hosts of the event.
This past summer, the Canadian Summer Championships took place at the Olympic Park in Montreal. The event features youth, junior and senior categories, and generally attracts the best age groupers in the country plus the top names who aren’t representing Canada at a conflicting major international meet.