My First Race

Swim Alberta recognizes that learn to swim programming is an important step to be water safe.  Many of Swim Alberta's Swim Clubs offer learn to swim programming.  

As an introduction to competitive swimming, Swim Alberta is offering the "My First Race" swim series.  The swim series is an awards program for registered non-competitive swimmers who finish a specific event and distance.  An optional online ranking is available for swimmers to see their times against other swimmers in the province.

 

My First Race Swim Series

The swim series consists of eight races, one race each month which will be ranked.  Please see the submission link and ranking links below.  All times are to be submitted by the swimmer's coach or club representative.  Coach instructions are available at the bottom of this page.

 

My First Race - Online Ranking Schedule

Event Deadline  
25 Kick Oct 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
25 Freestyle Nov 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
25 Backstroke Dec 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
50 Kick Feb 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
50 Freestyle Mar 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
50 Backstroke Apr 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
25 Breaststroke May 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
25 Butterfly Jun 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results

 

Swimmers who participate will receive a certificate and a sticker for each race completed, swimmers who complete the full series will receive finisher award.  Please contact your coach for details.

2017-2018 Participating Clubs: 14 / Total Participants: 640

Coach Instructions

Times must be submitted during the dates listed using the below submission links.
Coaches or a club contact must track their own swimmers as well as request certificates, stickers and awards for completed certificates.  

Rules
Kick Events - Swimmers must have two hands on the board until the swimmer touches the wall.
Swim Events - Swimmers must follow the stroke rules for the start, stroke, turn and finish.  If the swimmer is not comfortable diving from the blocks they may dive from the side or start from a push in the water.

Administrator Instructions

1 Order Certificates, Stickers and Series Completion Awards
   - Use non-competitive registration numbers
2 Tracking
   - Each club is responsible for tracking their own swimmers progress
3 Submit Results
   - Use the links below for each race by the end date for each race

Result Submission Links
25 Kick  |  25 Free  |  25 Back  | 50 Kick  |  50 Free  |  50 Back  |  25 Breast  |  25 Fly