The Olympic Swimming Trials, which were rejected twice, will finally take place as agreed a month earlier from June 19 to 23 in Toronto.
The Canadian Swimming Agency evaluated various scenarios before concluding the Test Show at Queen City.
Excluded the option to hold the event in the United States or elsewhere in Canada.
“Every scenario has its pros and cons, but we believe that having experiences in Canada in our main group at the Pan Am Sports Center in Toronto is the best option,” said General Manager Ahmed Al-Awadi in a statement. In partnership with Swimming Ontario, we have prepared a robust 37-page security plan. Strict risk mitigation protocols will allow the best swimmers to compete for a place on the Canadian team in as safe an environment as possible. “
Swimming Canada received the green light from Toronto Public Health to conduct the Olympic Trials under the high-performance waiver established by the Ontario government.
The new test formula preferred during a pandemic can be modified again.
The invite events were to be contested as finals only in time.
The Canadian Swimming Company now wants to include the qualifiers and finals of the 200m and under events. However, if this plan were to proceed, there would be no changes for events of 400 meters and over which would only include the Time Finals.
Final preparation in Vancouver
The Canadian Swimming Agency has also confirmed that the final preparations for the Olympic team will take place at the UBC Aquatic Center that houses the Vancouver High Performance Center.
“We made a decision to stay in Canada for our last camp rather than go to Chukyo University in Toyota as originally planned,” said high performance director John Atkinson. Toyota’s pre-camp ahead of the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea was a key part of our success, but the current conditions and the COVID-19 situation in Japan make this decision the best in the world. The interest of all parties involved. “
After the workout, the selected swimmers will return to their own programs to continue training before traveling to Vancouver. At the end of this final camp, they will fly to Tokyo in anticipation of the games, which will begin on July 23.