June 17, 2010

Swim Canada: Rent-A-Car

Are you going to see Warren at a swim meet? Need to rent a car? Swimming Canada is pleased to announce the signing of a new multi-year marketing partnership with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Combined, National and Enterprise are the largest car rental company in the world.

This partnership will not only provide the Swimming Community with fantastic guaranteed rates for cars, SUV’s and mini-vans across North America; but it also includes many pre-negotiated benefits and cost reductions. “National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are a perfect addition to our travel service partnership group,” said Swimming Canada CEO Pierre Lafontaine. “By Partnering with the largest rental company in the world, we ensure availability of great rates and great service across North America. When you combine this Partnership with our existing agreement with the IHG Hotel Group we offer our swimming community a phenomenal travel package.”

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Canada Night in SoCal – Aug 21

When Warren attends the Pan Pacific Championships this summer in LA, Canada will be there in full force!

A campaign is underway to attract as many transplanted Canadians as possible to attend the Saturday night of the Pan Pacific Championships. ‘Canadians Abroad Los Angeles’ and the Canadian Consulate have agreed to help us promote this to their members. Look for more details from t-shirts to tailgate parties in the coming months! Team Canada uniting as ONE!

We hope that many Canadian swimming families will choose to make attending the Pan Pacific Championships part of their summer vacation plans. Come and stay at Swimming Canada house, sit in the Canada seating section and cheer on the Canadian team. Watch for more details surrounding Swimming Canada House at the Pan Pacific Championships coming soon and plan on attending the Parent information session to be held Saturday April 3rd, immediately following the final session of the Pan Pacific Trials in Montreal.

If you have any questions on the Family and Friends program, please contact our Promotions and Marketing Manager Erin Sulpher at esulpher@swimming.ca or 613-260-1348 ext. 2001- Swimming Canada


If you are going to be attending any of the National and International Swim Meets this summer look into Swimming Canada: Friends & Family Program. which will offer a range of services to its National and International Team parents, Canadian swimming fans, and corporate partners.


As part of this program, Swimming Canada will provide assistance in obtaining tickets to specified National and International events and secure preferred rates and services for hotels and transportation through its travel partners. In addition a National Team Parent mentor program will be offered to new parents.

For full details visit their website to find out how to obtain tickets, get meet information, and cheer on Canada this summer.


We just wanted to say "THANK YOU" to everyone who has been with us thus far. We are so appreciative of all the support you have shown to Warren over the years and we could not be where we are without you. You are all amazing, and Warren is so grateful to have family and friends who support him as much as you do. Again, THANK YOU!

June 16, 2010

Olympic Day June 23rd

Olympic Day is June 23rd.

Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23rd 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. Visit the website to find out more, and do your part to celebrate amazing athletes all over the world.

Flashback: 2009

Spring Nationals 2009- Toronto, Ontario. Flashback Photographs: prior to the suits being banned.


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June 14, 2010

New Training Centre for Barnes

Making the move to the UT High Performance Training Centre in Toronto last fall, this will be the training facility for Warren Barnes until the 2012 Olympic Trials and Games.

2009: Universiade Belgrade

Taking a look back at last summer and the 25th Universiade in Belgrade. Warren Barnes was selected to Team Canada for this International competition competing in the Breaststroke Events. Want to see more? Check out images from Opening Ceremony to Competition Pool.

Check out all the pictures after the break...

June 13, 2010

For the Love of the Sport

"It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication" 
- Herb Elliott

Warren Barnes is a true example of what the Olympic Spirit is all about. His love and dedication to the sport of swimming continues to grow as he works toward his dream of making the 2012 Summer Olympics. We are ALL very proud of you!

Flashback: Vancouver 2010


Warren Barnes with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch at his training facility at the UT High Performance Swimming Centre back in February prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics beginning.

2012 here we come!

Canadian Ranking: Men's Breastroke

Current Canadian Rankings

50 Breastroke: 3rd- 28.81 (793)
April 2nd 2010, Montreal

100 Breastroke: 4th- 1:03.12 (799)
April 1st 2010, Montreal

200 Breastroke: 2nd- 2:16.37 (814)
April 3rd 2010, Montreal

Check back with Swimming Canada often for updates on Canadian Top Rankings throughout the season.

London 2012: Aquatic Centre

As we count down to London 2012, we begin to see the work, concepts, and creativity being brought to life across the pond. The Olympic Pool for the 2012 Games is underway and looking impressive.

Check out the rest of the photos here

TYR: Swim Meet of Champions

This weekend Warren attended the 2010 TYR: Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo, CA. Warren competed in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke at the meet.

After this competition Barnes will be attending a training camp in California for one week, prior to returning to Canada, and preparing for Summer Nationals in British Columbia.

100 Breaststroke LCM: 1:03.33 (1st)
200 Breaststroke LCM: 2:19.31 (1st)
400 IM Relay LCM: 3:57.23 (1st)

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