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5 Jun 2019
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Ottawa’s Rideau Canal is the centre of attraction in Canada’s capital city – and for the first time ever the swim component of a triathlon will be held in the iconic stretch of water.
Super League is heading to Ottawa on 3-4 August to create history. A Canadian Heritage River and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal is normally off limits for swimmers. That is until Super League arrives with its exciting blend of pro qualifying and age group races.
As a conduct of due diligence, water samples from the canal were sent for examination and the results are here:
Open water swimming is a joy, especially when you get the chance to do it in such an iconic location – that is why we are pleased to get the all clear when it comes to the ITU International Water Safety Standards.
With the safety box ticked, it’s now time to start planning your trip to North America’s biggest Super League extravaganza. Ottawa is one of the world’s most beautiful capital cities located a four-hour drive north-east of Toronto and two hours west of Montreal. It is easy to get to by car or by train. Alternatively, the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is only 20 minutes away from downtown Ottawa with more than 130 flights daily.
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