Paralympic Team Nominees Get a Taste of London

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LONDON – After a week-long of fast swimming at the 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials in Montreal, Paralympic team nominees Katarina Roxon of Stephenville, NFL, Amber Thomas of Drayton Valley, AB, Summer Mortimer of Ancaster ON, and Nathan Stein of Maple Ridge, BC, got a chance to get familiarized with London.

” It has been a great experience for these potential Paralympians, staying at a hotel within site of the Paralympic Village,” said Para-swimming National Coach, Craig McCord.

“These past few days here has provided them with a sense of what traveling around London during the Games might be like in terms of distances, crowds and getting used to the London Underground system.”

“You can sense the excitement in these athletes as they stare across into the Olympic Park and know that they may be here in just under 20 weeks.”

The Canadian Paralympic Swim Team will be announced at the end of June.

Following the performances at the trials early April, over 40 para-swimmers have met the qualifying standards for nomination to the Canadian Paralympic Team.

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