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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ahmed El-Awadi Applauds Aquatic Allocation

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The Government of Canada announced its continued investment in supporting high-levels sports through a federal subsidy to support additional coaches, improve the athletes' daily training environment, and delivering sport medicine and sport science services to potential Olympic and Paralympic podium athletes.

Beginning in 2016-2017, the Government of Canada will match up to C$20 million over four years of private sector investment to support the next generation of athletes who are 5-8 years away from potentially medalling at an Olympic or Paralympic Games.

"We face challenges on a daily basis in developing these inspired young Canadians into the next generation of great podium potential athletes. In order to ensure we can provide quality coaching, an optimal daily training environment, and quality sport science and medicine services to this next wave of athletes additional funds are required,” said Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi.

This additional investment in Canada’s ‘NextGen' strategy will strengthen the athlete development pathway and improve the quantity and quality of athletes that are five to eight years away from the podium. Additional funding will also strengthen the link between national and provincial partners and accelerate the development of high performance athletes and coaches.”

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