Montréal, December 2, 2019 — The national para-swimming team program is set to expand in Montréal with Swimming Canada naming the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) as the new home of its national training centre. By taking advantage of the facilities at the INS Québec complex and the pools in the Olympic Park Sports Centre, the group of para-swimmers can count on an integrated support team made up of experts from the institute, who will provide them with sports medicine, scientific and personal development services.

“I am excited to continue working closely with the INS Québec and the incredible team of experts who are always seeking high performance outcomes, said Wayne Lomas, associate director of high performance and para-swimming national coach at Swimming Canada Natation. INS Québec offers world-class staff, infrastructure and technology to help our very best swimmers and coaches develop their skills and pursue their dreams. The INS Québec and our own High Performance Centre-Québec program share a common goal of seeking high performance outcomes through developing the best in people. It’s a natural fit for us to bring swimmers, coaches and Integrated Support Team (IST) experts from across the nation to INS Québec for key team activities so that we can ensure the continuity of service and high performance culture that are hallmarks of the INS Québec.”

“The Canadian para-swimming program has grown dramatically over the past few years and we are so excited to increase our collaboration with Swimming Canada, the elite para-swimmers and the coaching group,” said Roger Archambault, INS Québec’s Vice-President, Performance Services. “With Tokyo 2020 just around the corner, our experts are all set to offer them a level of support that matches the dedication of the athletes and the quality of the para-swimming program.”


About Swimming Canada Natation

Swimming Canada serves as the national governing body of competitive swimming. We inspire Canadians through world leading performances to embrace a lifestyle of swimming, sport, fitness and health. Canadians are global leaders in high performance swimming and development for both able-bodied swimmers and swimmers with a disability. Swimming is recognized as one of the most celebrated and successful Canadian summer Olympic and Paralympic sports.

About the Institut national du sport du Québec |

A key performance partner for high-performance sports in Quebec and Canada, INS Québec offers scientific, medical and professional services to aid the sport and personal development of more than 550 high-level athletes (mainly members of Canadian teams), around 2000 next-generation athletes and nearly 900 coaches. The institute encompasses a network of eight regional multi-sport training centres, 18 single-sport training centres and its Olympic Park complex, which is home to ten high-performance training groups. INS Québec is a member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network and receives financial support from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, in addition to private partners such as CISCO, Bell and Sports Experts.


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Jean Gosselin

Communications Service

Institut national du sport du Québec



Nathan White

Senior manager, Communications

Swimming Canada Natation

613 260-1348 ext: 2002


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