Laval, Quebec -- November 17, 2016 -- Carrossier ProColor has awarded $5,000 in scholarships to the winners of the 2nd edition of the Coupe Espoir Canada Carrossier ProColor, an open water race circuit for athletes between the ages of 14 and 21.
Last spring, Carrossier ProColor announced the renewal of its association with the managers of the Traversée du Lac St-Jean, Lac Mégantic, Lac-à-Jim, the open water provincial championships and the Quebec Swimming Federation (FNQ), as sponsor of the 2nd edition of the Coupe Espoir Canada.This circuit was introduced to offer young swimmers the opportunity to achieve longer distances with conditions similar to those of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and encourage the emergence of a Canadian open water succession for international competitions.
Carrossier ProColor awarded $5,000 in scholarships to the swimmers with the most points accumulated during the four races of the circuit. The scholarships were $1,000 for a first position, $750 for a second position, $500 for a third position, $400 for a fourth position, $300 for a fifth position and $250 for a sixth position, for both men and women.
Melissa Murphy, Communications and Marketing Coordinator at Carrossier ProColor, attended the event to present the Carrossier ProColor trophy to Daphné Demers and Antoine Châtelain-Laflamme, the two swimmers who obtained first place in the Coupe Espoir Canada circuit.
"It is a great honour for us to be able to encourage young swimmers by giving them financial support through this scholarship program," says Murphy. "Having practiced this discipline myself for over 10 years, I am conscious of the dedication required for swimmers to achieve their goals and the importance of family involvement in both time and money."