Kelowna will host its largest swim meet ever during the 2012 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships (CMSC) to be held at the H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre from May 18 to 21. The more than 500 participants, ranging in age from 19 to 93, include novice swimmers and athletes ranked in the top ten in the world in their age groups.
The 2012 Championships is co-hosted by Okanagan Masters Swim Club, Westside Thunder Masters Swim Club (OMSC) and Wine Country Masters Swim Club. The first Canadian Masters Swimming Championship was held in 1979 in Oakville, Ontario.
Tony Hoft, president of OMSC said, " I am confident that the investments made to date by the 2012 CMSC organizing committee and City of Kelowna will result in a successful National Championships, hopefully the first of many to be hosted in Kelowna." More information on the meet is available at www.cmsc2012.ca
Masters Swimming began in Canada in 1971 with fitness and competitive swimming programs for adults. Masters Swimming Canada (MSC) is the national governing body, working with partners, provincial organizations and more than 250 Masters clubs. Together, they deliver quality, organized activities to 10,000 registered members between the ages of 18 and 103, making masters swimmers one of Canada’s largest adult fitness populations. MSC supports and encourages adult swimmers of all abilities while promoting its organizational values of Fun and Friendship, Health and Wellness, and Participation and Achievement. MSC is affiliated to FINA through the Aquatics Federation of Canada. MSC is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, please visit www.mymsc.ca