Registrations are now OPEN!
Come one, come all and get your registrations in for the 2016 season of the Canaqua Sports Open Water Swim Series, and the Canaqua Sports SwimRun Challenge in Muskoka. Dates are set, and we are very excited with the races that we have for the upcoming season. For those of you who are planning on attending the Canadian Masters Open Water Swim Championships, mark the date September 10th 2016, Ontario Place in Toronto.
Check out our new and improved website for information on our races or to register: www.canaquasports.com
If you are interested in helping to organize a race in your area, but need help, or if you have an existing race and want to join our growing series, contact me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Open Water Swimming and SwimRun across Canada.
Canqua Sports Inc.
Canaqua Sports SwimRun Challenge
As we head into 2016, Canaqua Sports is very excited to bring this event to Canada for the first time. With roots in Europe, the SwimRun Challenge is an exciting and challenging event where participants Swim and run through a variety of situations and challenge themselves to complete the course. Our first event will be the Muskoka SwimRun Challenge, held on June 12 at Camp Tawingo, just outside of Huntsville.
Having successfully launched the Canaqua Sports Open Water Swim Series in 2015, Canaqua Sports is now looking at producing this unique event as we look to bring new and exciting races to the Canadian Market.
While SwimRun events can range in distances and terrain covered, the following features tend to be common throughout:
-Multiple legs, whereby the athletes alternate being swimming and running numerous times
-Unpredictability. A key feature not just in the leg variations, but also on a year-to-year basis. Part of the challenge is completing the course no matter what conditions are present.
-Fewer regulations when compared to ITU or IM events (triathlon)
-Swimming aids (Paddles, fins, pull buoys and wetsuits) are permitted, but must be worn/carried during the run. Likewise, running shoes must be worn or carried during the swim. This juxtaposition of events lends much to the conflict of strategy faced by participants
Canaqua Sports has chosen Camp Tawingo in beautiful Muskoka as the location for our first ever SwimRun Challenge. With its variety of terrains, combined with a great lake to swim in, this event should prove to be a major success. This race will be run in conjunction with the Muskoka Epic Island Swim bringing great crowds and excitement to this event.
June 12, 2016
The total distance for the Muskoka SwimRun will be approximately 19k broken down as follows. Please note that the final course is still being worked on.
A Swim 500m A Run 2k
B Swim 500m B Run 4k Run
C Swim 1k C Run 2k
D Swim 1k D Run 5k
E Swim 500m E Run 1.5k
There will be checkpoints, with competitors retrieving tokens which must be turned in at the end of the race to verify completion.
All participants will be able to register for this event at www.canaquasports.com
Final plans are still in the works, as we prepare to present this unique event to all who are interested in challenging themselves in water and on land. It is our plan to add more SwimRun races to our schedule of events. We invite all who are interested in more information to please contact email@example.com
Canaqua Sports Inc.
As we head very quickly to the end of January, the next Open Water Swim season continues to get closer. With that in mind, we at Canaqua Sports are working very hard to put our events together, as we head towards our seconnd season. I am very proud of how things have progressed as we have new races coming on board, and interest in what we do continues to grow.
Canaqua Sports Open Water Swim Series
For 2016 we have expanded out of Ontario, with two races in British Columbia, and have in fact added two new races in Ontario. Registrations for Windermere and Innisfil are already opened. Ian McCloy and Muskoka will be opening shortly.
All registration information is at www.canaquasports.com
I am very proud to have the Canadian Masters Open Water Swim Championships as part of our series. This year it is being held at Ontario Place, and it is my goal to move this event to other locations within our series over the next few years. Watch for information on this great event to be coming soon.
June 12 - Muskoka’s Epic Island Swim
July 17 - Ian McCloy Open Water Swim in Sudbury
July 23 - Celebrate Lake Simcoe Swim in Innisfil
August 7 - Lake Windermere Open Water Swim in Invermere B.C.
August 13 - Skaha Ultra Swim Penticton B.C.
August 28 - Toronto Island Lake Swim
NEW DATE September 10 - Canadian Masters Open Water Swim Championships at Ontario Place
Canaqua Sports SwimRun Challenge
Although new to Canada, SwimRun events are all the rage in Europe. With this in mind, we are hosting the first ever SwimRun in Canada in beautiful Muskoka. Advanced registrations are now open at http://canaquasports.com/muskoka-swimrun-challenge-event-registration/ It will be set up on our website shortly. BE the first to sign up for the first SwimRun ever held on Canadian Soil.
We have set up a Facebook page to help to bring awareness of this unique event. Like us at: https://www.facebook.com/SwimRunChallenge/
As we move forward we are looking at expanding the Challenge across Canada, and invite anyone who might be interested in helping us set up a SwimRun Challenge in your area to contact me at any time.
Finally, Canaqua Sports is now in the supply business, and can supply your event or club with any uniforms that you might require. Whether you are looking for bathing caps, T shirts etc., we can assist.
It is Canaqua Sports goal to grow Open Water Swimming events and the SwimRun Challenge across Canada. We are also looking for sponsors who might be looking to promote their product through our series. We invite anyone who is interested in hosting an event or sponsoring us to contact us at any time.
Wishing everyone an active and healthy day. I look forward to seeing you at our races.
Canqua Sports Inc.
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