Swim team nominees announced

MONTREAL – Following six churning days of Canadian swimming excellence, the Canadian Olympic Committee today officially introduced the 31 swimmers who will be nominated to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team.

“I’ve been working so hard after missing the cut in 2008,” said swimmer Scott Dickens. “This time, I really wanted to embrace the moment and race the race I knew I could and make Canada’s Olympic Team. I have a great support team behind me and I’m confident that I will stand next to the world’s best and be competitive in London.”

“Today is a key moment in the careers for these outstanding young athletes. Your hard work and dedication to excellence has earned a trip to the biggest stage in sport: the Olympic Games,” said Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut. “All of Canada is behind you as you live out your Olympic dreams. I know that each and every one of you will make us very proud.”

“RBC is very proud to be a partner of the Canadian Olympic Team and to support the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials,” said Micheline Martin, RBC’s Regional President, Quebec. “Hosting an event of this importance at one of our branches is very exciting and, once again, demonstrates the excellent working relationship we have with the Canadian Olympic Team.” “The past week has shown that the Olympic spirit is alive and well in Montreal, Canada’s first Olympic host city,” said Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal. “Canada’s Olympians are always welcome in Montreal.”


This team was selected at the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials, held in Montreal March 27 – April 1. The result of an historic partnership between the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Swimming Canada, the Trials were the first ever officially branded Olympic Trials in Canada.

Learn about the swimmers nominated to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team here.