Paralympians Tammy Cunnington and Morgan Bird Retire

Val CarrNews, Swim Alberta News

It wasn’t always an easy decision but several Swimming Canada athletes have decided the time is right to step away from the sport. Their reasons for retiring may vary, but all agree the years competing in the pool have helped prepare them for life outside of swimming. Olympic athletes moving on include Emily Overholt, a bronze medallist in the 4×200-metre …

Racing Unplugged: Photos with Santa

Val CarrNews, Swim Alberta News

To finish off the year why not spread some friendly holiday competition with the Swim Alberta Racing Unplugged: Photos for Santa! This is our second virtual racing opportunity for novice level swimmers this fall. Competition Focus The focus of these virtual competitions is for novice level swimmers and swimmers who are age 11 and under.  Novice level is defined as …

Racing Unplugged Masters

Val CarrNews, Swim Alberta News

Racing Unplugged is opening up with a new challenge for Masters Swimmers! Master coaches and swimmers may choose to submit times for any 50m or 100m race for this month long event. Draw prizes provided by All Tides will be drawn after the deadline. Events Include 50m, 100m Freestyle 50m, 100m Backstroke 50m, 100m Breaststroke 50m, 100m Butterfly 100m IM …

Racing Unplugged: Crazy Hat

Val CarrNews

Swim Alberta is excited to introduce our latest challenge – Racing Unplugged: Crazy Hat this October-November. For the next month our novice level swimmers will be given the chance to compete in this event. There are two virtual racing opportunities for novice level swimmers this fall with another announcement to come out following the Crazy Hat event. Competition Focus The …

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Val CarrNews

September 30th, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We remember and honour the children lost and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Please take some time today to learn more https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html #everychildmatters #orangeshirtday

Golden Flipper Butterfly Challenge

Val CarrSwim Alberta News

Swim BC and Swim Alberta have come together to create a friendly rivalry to develop spirit, story, and a rallying cry to inspire and motivate coaches and swimmers to improve their butterfly development. The challenge is open to all fully registered swimmers in the competitive category in their respective province. Paralympic swimmers must have a Level 2 classification. Olympic Events …

Tammy Cunnington – Alberta’s Tokyo 2021 Para Homegrown Hero

Val CarrNews

Tammy Cunnington from Red Deer, Alberta will be attending her second Paralympic Games, August 24 – September 5 2021 in Tokyo. Tammy previously competed at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in four events. In Tokyo, she will be competing in three events: 150m IM – SM4, 50m Breast – SB3, and 50m Back – S4. Swim Alberta was able to …

Swim Alberta AGM , Celebration and Conference 2021

Val CarrNews, Swim Alberta News

This year Swim Alberta is going virtual and shaking things up! Our previous in-person conference and AGM will be moved to online events this year and our athletes’ awards banquet will be moving towards a more inclusive setting for all athletes to attend. See all of the details below: Swim Alberta AGM – Save the Date:  Wednesday, October 6th at …

2021 ASSA Summer Challenge with RESULTS

Val CarrASSA News

Results Individual Age Rankings based on team size and overall ranking (8 & under, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18+) Team Scores are based on team size and overall ranking using 1 point per event won by the club. Overall Results Results by Team Size* Overall Ranking by Age Group Female Ranking by Team Size 4 …

Racing Unplugged: Summer Passport

Val CarrNews

With clubs starting up again and swimmers back in the pools Swim Alberta is excited to introduce the next part in the Racing Unplugged Series – The Racing Unplugged: Summer Passport. The summer passport will offer the same events as the fall passport to ensure that swimmers have the opportunity to challenge themselves against their fall results. Coaches and/or swimmers …

Call for Nominations – Swim Alberta Board of Directors

Val CarrNews

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 CarrSwim 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 CarrASSA 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 CarrSwim 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

Val CarrASSA News, News

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 CarrSwim 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 CarrASSA 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 …