Olympians tout aquatic centre for FINA championships

The countdown to one of Windsor's most prestigious sports events is on.

Several Olympic medallists gathered in Windsor to promote the summer swimming competition

Mayor Eddie Francis welcomes Olympic athletes to Windsor to promote the FINA diving championship. (Tony Doucette/CBC News)

Three Canadian Olympic medallists were in town Wednesday afternoon drumming up some excitement .

Windsor is hosting the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in a couple of months.

Roseline Filion from Laval, Que. was one of the athletes promoting the event.

She won a bronze medal in diving at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.

Filion said competing in Canada in the series will present a home advantage.

"It will make us feel like we have a whole crowd behind us to cheer us and it gives us adrenaline to dive better," she said. "There's nothing like competing at home with a home crowd."

Filion also commended the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre for being well-suited to hosting the championship.

The competition will take place from May 30 to June 1.

It will feature more than 80 of the world's best divers from more than 15 countries.

Windsor is one of the six cities on the tour that will include events in Beijing, Dubai, Moscow, London and Monterrey.