John Atkinson

Penny Oleksiak Withdraws From Pan Pacific Championships

Penny Oleksiak has withdrawn from the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships.

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Fournier, Goss & Sanderson Bring Canadian Pan Pac Roster Count To 29

Sarah Fournier secured her spot on Canada’s Pan Pac team with a win in the 50 free on day 4.

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Canadian Selection Criteria For The 2018 Pan Pacific Championships

Canada will be using their upcoming Trials as the sole means of qualification for the Pan Pacific Championships.

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Swim Canada, CSCTA Partner on 5 Coach Apprenticeship Opportunities

Five Canadian coaches will have an opportunity to develop their skills as apprentice national team coaches thanks to a partnership between Swimming Canada and the Canadian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association.

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2016 Olympic Medalist Hilary Caldwell Announces Retirement

2016 Olympic medalist Hilary Caldwell has announced her retirement from swimming.

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Swimming Canada to utilize TritonWear To Improve Relay Performance

John Atkinson, high performance director, Swimming Canada: “We’re always looking for innovative ways to help our athletes and coaches improve, and this project with TritonWear is definitely a part of that overall plan.”

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Veteran Coach To Bring Experience To Para-Swimming NextGen

Swimming Canada is expanding its Paralympic program staff with the hiring of Michel Berube as the new NextGen & Pathways…

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Ron Jacks Added To Canada’s Worlds Coaching Staff Only After Appeal

Ron Jacks was only added to Canada’s national team coaching staff for the 2017 World Championships after an appeal to an arbitrator, legal documents show.

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Penny Oleksiak Returning To Toronto Swim Club After Two Years At HPC

Penny Oleksiak will return to the Toronto Swim Club after two years at the High Performance Centre – Ontario.

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Taylor Ruck Highlights Inaugural RBC Canadian Junior Championships

Taylor Ruck will be in Toronto for the inaugural RBC Canadian Junior Championships.

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Swimming Canada Names Select Coaches Group

Swimming Canada has announced its largest ever Select Coaches Group, as 12 Canadian coaches will participate in the annual development…

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Canadian Women Feeling Confident Heading Into Budapest

A few members of the Canadian World Championship team spoke to the media on Thursday, and the women sounded very confident heading into Budapest.

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Canada Looks To Expand Medal Potential With Distance Coach Mark Perry

Open water/distance coach Mark Perry’s addition to Swimming Canada is part of John Atkinson’s plan to expand Canada’s medal potential.

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Swimming Canada Launching Initiative To Improve Men’s Team

Swimming Canada has put forth a strategy to improve the men’s team after the recent success of the women.

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Olympic and College Swimming Star Brittany MacLean Retires

Canada’s top female distance swimmer is calling it a career. Brittany MacLean spanned two generations of Canadian swimming and earned…

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