John Atkinson

Swimming Canada Hires New CEO From Water Polo, Ahmed El-Awadi

After five strong years at the helm of Water Polo Canada, Ahmed El-Awadi will become the new CEO of Swimming Canada, the two organizations announced today. (Image courtesy of Swimming Canada)

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Atkinson discusses his first few months on the job

On his most recent trip out to the west coast to attend the Mel Zajac Jr. International SwimSwam caught up…

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Lochte, Beisel vs Canada’s Best at Mel Zajac International

On May 24th-26th 440 swimmers will gather at the UBC Aquatic Centre to compete in the Mel Zajac Jr International…

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New Canadian Director Atkinson: We’re Going to Focus on Improvement

Swimming Canada’s new high performance director John Atkinson, just two days officially into his new role of leading Canada’s best…

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New High Performance Director brings proven approach from U.K.

John Atkinson had many highlights in his 12-year career with British Swimming. Among the memorable perks: sitting with Prince Harry…

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Lafontaine to Step Down as Swimming Canada CEO, New High Performance Director Hired

Pierre Lafontaine (middle), both the CEO and National Team Director of Swimming Canada, is stepping down to work on the college scene instead. (Photo Courtesy: openwaterpedia.com)

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