CANUSA weekend is August 10-12, 2018

North America’s Largest and Longest Running International Games.

For 61 years the CANUSA Games has provided the youth of our area an opportunity to take part in an international friendship Games between Hamilton, Ontario and Flint, Michigan, USA. The Games is an Olympic style competition that began in 1958 with only 200 athletes competing in 7 sport areas. From these meagre beginnings, the CANUSA spirit caught on and continues today. CANUSA currently brings together over 1400 athletes to participate in the friendly rivalry in 16 sports.  The CANUSA Hamilton webpage can be located here.

For more information or details on a particular sport, call 905-546-2424 ext. 2537 or


CANUSA practices 3 X a week starting in late June into early August, and culminating on CANUSA weekend - usually the weekend after the August long weekend. See relevant schedules below:

Check out the PRACTICE SCHEDULE here.

The Meet

Held at Westmount Recreation Centre, CANUSA swimming has a two day meet format with a short session on Friday evening (warm-ups at 4:00 pm) and a regular session on Sat morning (8:30 arrival). It is imperative that kids wear their CANUSA T-shirt (labelled with their names on it) and arrive with their billet on time for warm-ups.

For a list of swim meet events by swimmer, click here.


CANUSA Hamilton prides itself on community participation and this includes assisting out at the venues on meet/event days.

Click the link here for the list of FRI OFFICIALS for the swim meet.

Click the link here for the list of SAT OFFICIALS for the swim meet.


Check the FRI CANUSA MEET PROGRAM here.  Warm-ups at 4 pm.

Check the SAT CANUSA MEET PROGRAM here.  Warm-ups at  9 am.

CANUSA Swimming Records

CANUSA Swimming has been held at various venues across its 61 years, switching from metre competitions held at McMaster University pool in the early years, to yard competitions at historic Jimmy Thompson Pool (to match the standard format of most US swimmers), and then more recently (due to ongoing renovations at Jimmy T Pool) back to a metre venue held at Westmount Rec Centre.  Across the years there have been many records set and broke, and this year is not different, with the expectation of many new SCM records to be set/broken.

For a list of all SCM CANUSA Swimming records, click here.

For a list of all SCY CANUSA Swimming records, click here.


For a list of all new 2018 SCM records (highlighted), click here.