Laval to host Speedo CIS swimming championships in 2016


Feb 04, 2015

Photo credt Mathieu Belanger

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Wednesday Laval University as host of the Speedo CIS swimming championships in 2016.

The three-day competition, which will take place from February 25 to 27, has been held in Quebec City on four occasions in the past, including in 2006, 1995, 1986 and 1980.

A swimming powerhouse for decades, Laval recently opened a brand new Olympic size pool on its campus.

“We are obviously very excited about this opportunity offered by CIS,” said Christian Gagnon, director of athletics and recreation at Laval University. “We built this facility to enable the organization of national and international events. Our core activity is to serve the university community, and after hosting the world synchronized swimming championship and the Canadian water polo championship, we are pleased to welcome CIS swimming, as always within the framework of our partnership with the City of Quebec.”

“We are proud to once again host the Canadian university swimming championships, especially in our new pool that offers an extraordinary setting for the top university swimmers in the country,” added Gilles Lépine, assistant director and coordinator of the Rouge et Or varsity program. “With the reputation of our swimming program, our exceptional facilities and the quality of our event organizers, there is no doubt these championships will be a great success.”

This year’s Speedo CIS championships are set for Feb. 19-21 at the University of Victoria.

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