Canada Games’ swim moved to Pan Am Pool
The race was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. (Source: Beth Macdonell/CTV Winnipeg)
Published Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:09AM CST
The Canada Summer Games’ Open Water Swim has been moved to Pan Am Pool, organizers announced.
The five kilometre event was supposed to take place at Birds Hill Provincial Park, but E. coli levels at the park have “exceeded the acceptable levels for recreational water standards,” organizers said.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we made a decision along with Swimming Canada to move the 5 km Open Water Swim to Pan Am Pool under the recommendations of Manitoba Public Health and the Games’ Chief Medical Officer Deborah Hill,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, president and CEO of the Host Society.
The race was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.