Former Olympian Jason Block to Attend Summer Festival South

Val CarrNews, Swim Alberta News

The Festivals are back, and the South will be kicking it off in style May 25-26, 2019 at the Max Bell Aquatic Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta. The Summer Festival is one of the highlights for females aged 10 & under and males 11 & under as for most swimmers this competition is not only their first opportunity to experience a provincial competition but also experience a finals opportunity. Approximately 200 swimmers from Southern Alberta are expected to attend the competition. 

Swim Alberta is excited to announce that Alberta’s own Jason Block will be visiting the Summer Festival South to meet swimmers, sign autographs and be available for photos.  Swim Alberta would like to thank Speedo Canada for supplying draw prizes and swim caps as well as making this athlete visitation possible. Speedo Canada is the official sponsor for Swim Alberta’s 2019 Summer Festivals. 

Photo Credit: Swimming Canada

About Jason Block

Jason Block is former Rio 2016 Olympian and master of the breaststroke. Growing up in Calgary, AB Block began swimming at the age of 4. During his career he swam for the Nose Creek Swim Association and the University of Calgary Dinos, winning a total of 11 gold medals in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championships. Block went on to set a new CIS championship record in 50m and 100m breaststrokes in his final year (2012-2013). He placed silver for the 2012 Olympic Trails in the 200m breaststroke and finally won it big in the 2016 100m breaststroke Olympic Trails winning gold.

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