The Alberta Sport Hall of Fame announced on Monday, February 7th, 2022 the inductees who will be ushered into the Hall of Fame October 21, 2022. Among them were two Swim Alberta alumni:
Jessica Sloan – Para-Athlete
Jessica was born in Calgary in 1982 without a left hand. She competed at the IPC world championships in Christchurch NZ in 1998 winning six gold medals, three of them setting world records. In the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Australia Sloan won six gold medals, all of them breaking world record times.
Donald Buchignani – Swimming Builder
Donald has spent more than 45 years supporting youth in sport, especially in the sport of swimming. He has served as a coach and official for Swim Alberta and Swim Canada. He has served on the Boards of Directors for Swim Alberta and the University of Calgary Swim Club. He has held leadership positions at multiple international swimming events including Team Manager for Canada’s Olympic Swim Team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Swim Alberta would like to warmly congratulate both inductees for their achievements and thank you them for their contributions to competitive swimming in Alberta.
Biographies provided from the official Alberta Sport Hall of Fame Announcement.