Canadas Swim Team Partners with IHG to launch You Win, You Choose campaign Contest awards one five night vacation for four


OTTAWA – In addition to all the great benefits of joining Canada’s Swim Team, including access to the Team Kitchen, ticket offers & event information, Canadians who join before August 3rd 2013 could also win an incredible vacation. Swimming Canada partner InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) one of the world’s largest hotel companies is sponsoring a “You Win, You Choose!” contest, with a grand prize of a trip for four to any of its properties in the continental U.S.

or Canada including the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels, Holiday Inn Resort® Hotels, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels or Candlewood Suites® Hotels brands.

Swimming Canada launched Canada’s Swim Team today, a new movement in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, Lifesaving Society Canada and the Canadian Medical Association that encourages Canadians to learn to swim. Any Canadian who can swim or is willing to learn can join Canada’s Swim Team at

“Swimming is a huge part of Canadian vacations. Whether it’s escaping the heat in the summer or the cold in the winter, learning how to swim is essential to being safe and enjoying all that water sports have to offer,” said Chris Wilson, director of marketing and events for Swimming Canada. “We’re thrilled to have IHG partner with us in celebrating the importance of learning how to swim and what it means to enjoy a vacation.”

Every person who joins Canada’s Swim Team before August 3rd 2013 will have their name entered to win the trip, which includes roundtrip airfare and at least five nights’ accommodation (room & tax only) for four compliments of IHG.

”IHG has enjoyed a tightly knit partnership with Swimming Canada over the past 3 years and we are thrilled to be a part of the launch of Canada’s Swim Team.” said Angela Xavier, Regional Vice President of Sales, Canada for IHG. “Swimming is something that rings very close to home for the majority of our hotels, as our pools are so important to our guests. We wish Swimming Canada huge success in their Canada’s Swim Team initiative and we will continue to do everything we can to support their successes,”

From Los Angeles to Orlando or Las Vegas to New Orleans, or closer to home in Montreal or Toronto, IHG has accommodations across Canada and the U.S. for every stay occasion.

The winner will be announced August 4th 2013 Sportsnet during their broadcast of the 2013 World Aquatic Championships


Canada’s Swim Team
Canada’s Swim Team is for anyone who can swim or is willing to learn!
It’s for Canadians young and old, able-bodied or with a disability. Our goal is for every Canadian child to swim at least 25 metres non-stop by the age of 12. This will have a monumental impact on both the safety and fitness levels of Canadian kids. Joining Canada’s Swim Team is free, and it will make sure you’re counted as part of the World’s Largest Swim Team!

Contest Rules & Regulations
No Purchase necessary. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. One entry per email address to qualify. Contest closes 11:59:59 ET August 3, 2013. Open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec*). The prize consists of 100,000 Aeroplan Points & 200,000 Priority Club Reward Points and are not transferable or convertible to cash. Contest winners will be required to open an Aeroplan & Priority Club Reward Point accounts if not already established & provide account details for point deposit. The Aeroplan points must be deposited into the winners Aeroplan account before December 31st 2013. Swimming Canada will reimburse the taxes on airfares only to a maximum of $1200 upon receipt of Aeroplan invoice. All regular Aeroplan and Priority Club Reward Point booking procedures apply. Employees and immediate family or those domiciled with Swimming Canada or IHG are not eligible to enter the contest. The winner will be announced on August 4th during Sportsnets coverage of the World Aquatic Championships in Barcelona, announced on, and contacted directly within 2 business days following the draw. If entrants are under 18 years of age, they will need to obtain adult consent by having parent/guardian 18 years or older submit an entry on the entrant’s behalf. Mathematical skill testing question to be answered correctly to win

*Quebec Sweepstake Law

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