OTTAWA – Swimming Canada has launched its Female Endurance/Distance Swimming Program with the objective to develop contenders in the longer distance pool events for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

And the governing body is looking for coaches who have the talent pool at their club to get involved in the program.

‘’We believe that Swimming Canada can have success at the FINA World Championships and Olympic Games in the women’s 400-m and 800-m freestyle events and the 400-m individual medley,’’ said John Atkinson, Swimming Canada’s High Performance Director.

‘’We have talented swimmers training in our club system across Canada and with the correct training and physical development our athletes can challenge at the world level.’’

The targeted age range to start the program is, but not limited to, the 12-15 age group as of Sept. 1, 2014. Swimming Canada is looking for coaches who have female athletes around that age group who have the potential and determination to race internationally.

Swimming Canada will provide leadership, direction and support to club coaches and swimmers.

The program is scheduled to start on Sept. 10.

You can register with Swimming Canada at the following link.