Swimming Canada sends a team of 30 swimmers, one of the largest contingents the country has ever sent to world championships. The team includes 17 of the athletes who represented Canada at the Tokyo Paralympic Games last summer, including 10-time Paralympic medalist Aurélie Rivard and multi-medallists Danielle Dorris, Nicolas-Guy Turbideand Katarina Roxon.
“It’s really nice to know that all the fans of Canada, our families, our friends will be able to follow our races live from the world championships”, declared the three-time Paralympian Rivard. “The Paralympic Movement deserves more recognition, and accessibility and visibility can always be improved. The fact that the general public in Canada getting to learn more about our athletes, our sports and everything we do is great. It’s always nice to see the interest in Paralympic sport growing.”
All finals will be broadcast live on the Canadian Paralympic Committee Facebook page and paralympic.ca as well as CBC Sports’ digital platforms: the Gem of Radio-Canada streaming service, cbcsports.caand the CBC Sports app for iOS and android devices.
The show will include live interviews with athletes in Madeira, while the 20-time Paralympic medalist Benoit Huot (Para-swimming) will host Montreal. Highlights, interviews and additional content will be available on the CPC and CBC digital platforms.
“The World Para Swimming Championships are a top event on the para sport calendar, and it will be so exciting to watch the best race in the world together for the first time since Tokyo 2020,” said Karen O’Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee. “We are thrilled to bring enhanced coverage of the competition to the public through the Paralympic Super Series, alongside our partners at CBC Sports, because it is so important to celebrate and showcase Canadian athletes and the Paralympic sport throughout the year. We encourage everyone to check out the action and cheer on our awesome team of Canada swimmers.”
All preliminary races will take place early today in Madeira, with the finals kicking off in 5 p.m. local hour. The live broadcast, which will include all the finals, will start each day at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT in Canada departure Sunday June 12 through Saturday June 18.
First launched in 2019 by the CPC, the Paralympic Super Series showcases parasport competitions outside of the Paralympic Games by providing quality live coverage and additional content from the events. This includes World Championships and other major competitions in sports such as Para-swimming, Para-cycling, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Para Ice Hockey, Para-Athletics, Para-Skiing alpine and para-Nordic skiing.
To learn more about the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships, visit Paralympic.org/madeira-2022. Please visit Paralympic.ca/Super-paralympic-series for more information on the Super Series and follow @CDNParalympics for live updates during the competition.
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: paralympic.ca
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For further information: Nicole Watts, Manager, Public Relations, Canadian Paralympic Committee, [email protected] / 613-462-2700; Joanna Landsberg, Radio-Canada Public Relations, [email protected] / 647-628-4788, For media information on Team Canada at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships: Michel Bélanger, Press Attaché, Swimming Canada, [email protected] / 613-447-6334 (WhatsApp) / +44 7842 263799 (Cell)