Tag: Pierre Lafontaine

Sonar Safety System For Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. At the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai's Jinshan City Beach, FINA introduced high-tech sonar equipment from Japan as a means to keep athletes safe in the open water swimming championships. FINA invested US$300,000 in two sonar units that were used for the first time, sweeping the course every 20

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Pierre Lafontaine Heads Back To College

Pierre Lafontaine stepped down after 8 years of heading Swimming Canada. His tenure was highlighted by numerous Canadian footprints that were increasingly seen all over the open water swimming world. The former CEO and National Coach for Swimming Canada between 2005-2013, he was named the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, the

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