2022 Canada Summer Games

Val Carr News, Swim Alberta News

Cheer on Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ontario. Watch the FREE LIVE webcast – niagara2022games.ca/watch CBC Sports/CBC GEM Broadcast Schedule – all times are EST. Swim team highlights will be posted on our social media Instagram Twitter Facebook Canada Games Website:  https://www.canadagames.ca/

Call for Nominations – Swim Alberta Board of Directors

Val Carr News

Call for Nominations for the Swim Alberta Board of Directors – 2021-2024 Nominations invited by 4:30 pm MDT, Friday August 13, 2021. Download Nominations Information Swim Alberta is the governing body for competitive swimming in the province of Alberta with the vision of “Every swimmer has the opportunity to reach their full potential” and a mission to “govern, lead and …

Cole Pratt & Tammy Cunnington Nominated to Canada’s Olympic/Paralympic Teams

Val Carr Swim Alberta News

Cole Pratt, Cascade Swim Club, has been nominated to Canada’s Olympic Swim Team after his second place finish in the 100m Backstroke at the Canadian Olympic Swim Trials meet held in Toronto. Joining Cole in Tokyo is his coach Dave Johnson. Also joining Cole are former Alberta swimmers Rebecca Smith (Red Deer), Finlay Knox (Okotoks) and Yuri Kisil (Calgary) who …

ASSA/Swim Alberta Town Hall – Recording Available

Val Carr ASSA News

The Alberta Summer Swimming Association and Swim Alberta held a Town Hall on Thursday, 25 March 2021.  The focus of the Town Hall was to provide clubs a view of the 2021 season may look like under current health restrictions and to provide an opportunity for clubs to ask questions. The Town Hall was recorded and has been posted here.

Everyone Wins When Everyone Swims

Val Carr Swim Alberta News

Swim Alberta joins forces with Lifesaving Society for next phase of We Are Ready  Edmonton, AB – March 17, 2021 The campaign, which continues with the launch of one of three new videos, encourages an evidence-based approach to reopening pools, highlights mental health and wellness, and reinforces that facilities are ready to safely welcome back swimmers. In the recently published Swim Alberta led study “A Safe Return to Sport and …

Swim Alberta & Member Clubs Ready to welcome back swimmers

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In consultation with its Member Clubs and based on the success of last year’s cohort mitigation strategies, Swim Alberta and its Member Clubs are happy to welcome swimmers back to the pool through the launch of our We Are Ready Campaign. Swim Alberta is committed to safety as a priority for our membership, proactively monitoring the situation and working alongside …

Alberta Health approves Exemption for High Performance Athletes to Train

Val Carr Swim Alberta News

February 5, 2021 Alberta Health approves Exemption for High Performance Athletes to Train Swim Alberta is pleased to share with our membership that an Exemption for targeted High Performance Athletes has been approved by Alberta Health and communicated to Swim Alberta late this afternoon, February 5, 2021. In December, recognizing the need of athletes who are on Athlete Assistance with …

2021 Summer Season Update

Val Carr ASSA News

February1, 2021 To: Club Presidents, and Association Members;  RE: 2021 Summer Swim Season Update In a commitment to keep Alberta Summer Swimming Clubs and Membership informed of new and changing information, we wanted to provide the following update: I know we are all doing our best to navigate to the COVID-19 pandemic and I thank you for patience and understanding …

Message from Swim Alberta

Val Carr News, Swim Alberta News

November 17, 2020 Message from Swim Alberta I realize there has been much discussion and concern from the swimming membership as it relates to the announcement on Thursday by the Government of Alberta and the CMOH Order 37-2020 (Order). Along with all of you, Swim Alberta was surprised by the announcement and had only been given the heads up about …

Call for Nominations – Swim Alberta

Val Carr Swim Alberta News

Swim Alberta is currently seeking nominations for the Swim Alberta Board of Directors from individuals who are passionate about the sport of swimming, can embrace our values of excellence, integrity, innovation and collaboration and are looking for a rewarding volunteer role with a progressive provincial sport organization. Further information is available here. Nominations invited by 4:30 pm MDT, October 16, …

Welcome Strathcona County Silver Rays

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Since 2003 Sherwood Park has had two-year round clubs – the Silver Tide Swim Club and Sherwood Park Swim Club. For the first time in 17 years the two are now becoming one with the announcement of the Strathcona County Silver Rays. The benefits for members of both former clubs will be exponential. “Combining the two swim clubs represents an …

Happy Holidays – Office Closure

Val Carr News, Swim Alberta News

The Board and Staff of Swim Alberta would like to wish you a Happy and Safe Holiday season and we look forward to working with you in 2020.

Emma O’Croinin refused to quit.

Val Carr News, Swim Alberta News

For months the Edmonton native believed the 1,500-metre freestyle would be her best chance to earn a spot on the Swimming Canada team heading to this summer’s FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. O’Croinin finished second in the gruelling race on the opening day of the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials but failed to swim under the qualifying time. Instead …

Former Olympian Jason Block to Attend Summer Festival South

Val Carr News, Swim Alberta News

The Festivals are back, and the South will be kicking it off in style May 25-26, 2019 at the Max Bell Aquatic Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta. The Summer Festival is one of the highlights for females aged 10 & under and males 11 & under as for most swimmers this competition is not only their first opportunity to experience a provincial …