Inaugural Swimming Canada online auction underway

Canada’s top swimming stars have put their Olympic and Paralympic swimsuits on the block for the inaugural Swimming Canada online fundraising auction, which opened Sunday and runs through Nov. 28.

Other donors have provided a wide range of auction items, from exclusive experiences to autographed sports memorabilia and event tickets. Funds raised will help Canadian swimmers reach their goals and continue the success achieved at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as they build towards Paris 2024. A portion of the net funds raised on “Games worn” items will be paid back to the athletes or a charity of their choice.

Canada’s 26-member Olympic swimming team won six medals in Tokyo as Penny Oleksiak became Canada’s most decorated Olympian with seven medals. Meanwhile the 19-member Paralympic Games squad stepped to the podium eight times, led by Aurélie Rivard with five medals.

A full list of items up for auction is available at www.swimauction.ca.

The UBC Aquatic Centre is home to Swimming Canada’s High Performance Centre – Vancouver.