Desjardins Online Solutions partners with Swimming Canada for Tri Nations Cup

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Quebec City – Desjardins Online Solutions is proud to announce its partnership with Swimming Canada for the Tri Nations Cup August 1-2 in Quebec City. The competition features the top young swimmers from Canada, Britain and France.

These athletes are considered some of the best prospects for future Olympic teams. In addition to supporting the young swimmers, this partnership agreement extends Caisses Desjardins’ support to local and regional swimming groups across Canada.

Young athletes with a promising future will spare no effort to fulfill their dream, which is to take part in the Olympics. ‘These swimmers are now one step closer to realizing their dream, a tangible sign of the determination and passion they have for their sport. That’s why Desjardins is proud to be associated with Swimming Canada and to encourage these youngsters to persevere,’’ said Mr. Clément Samson, President, Council of Representatives for Caisses Desjardins in the Quebec West South Shore region.

‘’We are thrilled with this new partnership with Desjardins as the title sponsor for the Tri Nations Cup. Our goal for this competition is to create an environment of excellence and provide opportunities for our young Olympic hopefuls to compete against the best in the world,’’ said Pierre Lafontaine, CEO and National Coach for Swimming Canada.

About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the largest integrated cooperative financial group in Canada, with overall assets of nearly $150 billion, as at March 31, 2008. It comprises a network of caisses, credit unions and business centres in Québec and Ontario, and some twenty subsidiary companies in life and general insurance, securities brokerage, venture capital and asset management, many of which are active across the country. Drawing on the expertise of its 40,000 employees and the commitment of more than 6,500 elected officers, Desjardins offers its 5.8 million individual and corporate members and clients a full range of financial products and services. Its physical distribution network is complemented by leading-edge virtual access methods. For more information visit our website at: www.desjardins.com

About Swimming Canada
Swimming Canada serves as the national governing body of competitive swimming. Swimming Canada’s vision of Swimming to Win; Winning for Life! reflects the lifelong attributes of the sport Swimming Natation Canada represents over 75,000 competitive swimmers registered in more than 400 clubs across the country. In addition, another 75,000 people participate in other competitive SNC-designed activities and programs. Swimming Canada is proud to be a leading sport federation for the integration of athletes with a disability with its National Team and competitive programs. Canadian swimmers have proven the worth of SNC in international competition, winning more medals in Olympic, Commonwealth and Pan American competitions than any other Canadian sport. For more information on Swimming Canada, its activities and programs, please log onto www.swimming.ca

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