Cornwall hosts Snowflake Invitational

Snowflake Invitational

Snowflake Invitational

Over 400 swimmers from across eastern Ontario and western Quebec donned their swim caps and goggles for a major swim meet in Cornwall this past weekend.

The Cornwall Aquatic Centre played host to the annual Cornwall Sea Lions Snowflake Invitational, a three-day competition featuring athletes ranging in age from 6 to 18.

Attendance was up for this year’s event, with over 400 swimmers taking part in 20 different events over the course of the tournament. That included swimmers from clubs in other parts of Ontario and Quebec, including Gatineau, Pointe Claire and Ottawa, to name a few.

“There was more interest in the event and we grew significantly,” said Mellissa Morgan-Dobson, one of the event officials. “The Aquatic Centre is a perfect venue for this type of competition and it’s a great way to welcome visiting athletes and families to our community.”

The Sea Lions have been a staple in Cornwall’s sporting community for many decades and are steeped in a tradition of developing swimmers who have gone on to represent our community at National and International Competitions. In recent years swimmers have received scholarships to both US Colleges and Canadian universities.

About the Cornwall Sea Lions

The Cornwall Sea Lions Swim Club is committed to developing competitive swimmers. Children receive qualified technical advice within a framework of care, respect, fitness and fun. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at their level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

For more information on the Cornwall Sea Lions, please click here.

About the Aquatic Centre

The  Cornwall Aquatic Centre is a modern a 6-lane, 25-metre indoor pool overlooking the St. Lawence River. The centre is open year-round and is located at 100 Water St East in Downtown Cornwall.

For more information on the Aquatic Centre, please click here.

Additional Events

Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

Stay with Us!

Planning to explore Cornwall? Extend your stay at one of our many great accommodations! For a listing of local accommodations, click here.

Additional Information

Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by the Cornwall Tourism office inside the Cornwall Civic Complex at 100 Water Street East. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Article by Kevin Lajoie

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