August 4, 2010


Warren wining his first
Canadian National Title 100BR
Hey Everyone!

I would like to take the time to thank everyone for all of their support so that I could achieve my goal of making Canada's National Team, and winning my first National Titles. These are my first steps toward achieving my ultimate goal of making the Olympic Team and getting a chance to swim for Canada and represent my nation. 

I am continuously looking for support, in any way possible. If you, or anyone you know is interested in sponsorship or assistance with funding please e-mail me at Again, thank you all for the unwavering support and encouragement. It is a long road to the Olympics, and I could not do it without all of you being their at my side. It is an amazing feeling to have this much support, and I will never forget it! Thank you a million times over.

Warren Barnes

August 2, 2010

Warren's New Kicks:

Image courtesy of Joe Bartoch
Canadian K-Swiss Shoes that are part of the Team Canada Apparel for the 2010 Pan Pacific Games in Los Angeles. K-Swiss is a new sponsor for Team Canada. Warren was very, very excited to receive these!

For the next two weeks Warren will be in British Columbia with the rest of Team Canada in preparation for the Pan Pacific Games. While in British Columbia they will be training and preparing for the meet as a team.  Closer to the Games the Canadian Team will fly down to California for the 2010 Pan Pacific Games.

Further Details: The 2010 Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships will begin August 18th at the William Woolett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif. The Pan Pacific Championships represent one of the top international meet of 2010 season.

Being held on U.S. soil for the first time in over a decade, the five-day international meet will feature the world's top swimmers from Australia, Japan, the United States and Canada. Tickets for the Pan Pacific Games will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 2 and will be available via the USA Swimming website at

Swimming Canada Announces Team:

The 2010 Canadian Pan Pacific Swim Team

August, 01, 2010
VICTORIA Swimming Canada announces a fifty-two-member team after a successful Summer National Championships in Victoria.
The team will be led by eighteen Olympian and twenty three members of last year’s World Aquatic Championships.

“This is really exciting young team and a great group of veterans who will be the back bone of this team,” said National Coach and CEO of Swimming Canada, Pierre Lafontaine.  “The great thing is that we’re surrounding the next generation of Olympians for 2012-16 with the best.”

Lafontaine is seeing the results from investment in building a strong junior program.  “We’ve put lots of resources in building our program in last few years and it’s now showing its teeth,” added Lafontaine.  “This new group will add a youthful energy to the senior team.”

At the last Pan Pacific Championships, Canada collected a total of seven medals, 2 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze.  World Champion Brent Hayden grabbed two individual medals for Canada, the gold in the 100-meter freestyle and bronze in the 50-meter freestyle.  It was also a podium debut for Ryan Cochrane, winning the bronze in the 800 free.

At the 2010 edition of the Pacific Championships in Irvine, Lafontaine is looking at making a strong showing in finals.  “We need to compose the finals with more than the five, six of the usual swimmers. This will be a strong meet and will be really exciting with the all the top countries.”

“It’s going to a great way for us to evaluate where we’re at two years before the Olympics.”

Alma Mater- Pittsburgh Panther Mention:

Courtesy of Pittsburgh Panther's Swimming & Diving
July 30, 2010
VICTORIA, Canada--
Former Pitt standout Warren Barnes garnered his first-career Canadian Swimming Title with a first-place finish at the 2010 Summer National Championships, currently held at the Saanich Commonwealth Place.

With just six spots left Thursday evening, Barnes added his name to the Canadian Pan Pacific Team roster, as he won the 100 breast with a 1:02.07 finish. He will now compete in the Pan Pacific Championships in August, as a member of the national team.

"This is definitely a memorable victory," Barnes said. "I was really focused on getting out fast but the difference this time was my second 50. I really held it together this time and I was able to make a big push in the last 10 meters. In the past, the second length has given me a lot of trouble." At the start of the day, Barnes held a seed time of 1:03.12 that had him finishing sixth on paper. However, Barnes turned in a personal best in prelims with a first-place time of 1:02.00. He nearly repeated his first-place finish from the morning session, when he stopped the clock at 1:02.07 in the finals.

"That was a really good race, but I would still like to go 1:01," Barnes said. Finishing second in the prelims was Richard Funk, who took bronze in the finals at 1:02.54. Barnes was chased by Scott Dickens in the finals, claiming a 1:02.14 second-place finish. Both Dickens and Funk are members of the national team, as well.

"We are so proud of Warren's accomplishments," Head Coach Chuck Knoles said. "His hard work and dedication have paid off. He is the Canadian National Champ in the 100 breast! That is quite an accomplishment.

"Were we able to rely on Warren for winning performances throughout his career as a Pitt Panther," Knoles added. "We believe there is more to come when he represents Canada at the Pan Pacific Championships". Barnes is a 2008 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh. He was voted team captain as a senior and earned the team's Most Valuable Swimmer Award that same season. Over 500 swimmers are competing at this week's National Championships. This meet is also the second qualification meet for the Pan Pacific Championships, held in Irvine, California from August 18th-22nd.

August 1, 2010

2010 Canadian National Champion:

Warren Barnes Men's 100 Breaststroke 2010
Canadian Summer Nationals & Pan Pac Trials
Congratulations to Warren Barnes on becoming a 3x National Champion in the 50, 100, and 200 metre Breaststroke events at the 2010 Canadian Summer Nationals and Pan Pacific Trials.

Warren has now qualified for the Pan Pacific Games and will be in LA competing for Team Canada August 18th-22nd. Further information will be posted on the site to keep you connected with everything Warren will be doing between now and Pan Pacific Games. These Games will also be qualifications for the Commonwealth Games held later this year (October 3rd-14th) in India. Selection for this team will be based upon performance at the Pan Pacific Games.


We are so proud of you Warren!

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