Alberta Summer Swimming Association Provincial Championships

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The biggest event for Alberta Summer Swimming is coming to Edmonton August 16-18 2019 at the Kinsmen Sports Centre. The Provincial Championships for the Alberta Summer Swimming Association is the most important meet of the season for these swimmers. There will be 1,200 athletes in attendance and over 150 coaches. Swimmers qualify for this competition through Regionals which were held …

Masters take on the FINA World Masters World Championships

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

GWANGJU, South Korea – The FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, are well underway and a team of 55 masters swimmers are proudly representing Canada. After the open water event and three days in the pool, the Canadian team has won a total of nine medals so far. Canadian women started strong in the challenging course of the 3,000-m open water …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 4

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

WINNIPEG – Rachel Nicol of Lethbridge, Alta., a member of the 2016 Olympic team, earned her second victory on Sunday at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships placing first in the women’s 100-m breaststroke. Nicol, the 50 breaststroke winner on Friday, clocked one minute and 08.37 seconds for the win. World championship finalist Kelsey Wog of Winnipeg was second in 1:09.50 and …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 3 Part 2

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

WINNIPEG – Aly Van Wyck-Smart of Toronto and her world championship and Parapan Am Games-bound teammates are showing a hot hand at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships this week. Wyck-Smart, who has cerebral palsy and competes in the S2 Sport Class, has lowered Americas and Canadian records in the 100-m backstroke to two minutes and 41.98 seconds and the 50-m backstroke to …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 3

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

WINNIPEG – Cole Pratt of Calgary and Jade Hannah of Victoria kept their pace of one victory per day at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships on Saturday at the Pan Am Pool. Pratt placed first in the men’s 200-m individual medley to add to his wins in the 200-m backstroke on Thursday and the 100-m back on Friday. His time in …

Kyla Leibel Tied for Fourth in Women’s 50m Freestyle – Pan Am Games

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

LIMA, Peru – Tessa Cieplucha won Canada’s first swimming gold at the Pan Am Games on Friday with a victory in the women’s 400-m individual medley. Canada also won a silver in the women’s 4X200-m freestyle relay. After four days of competition, Canadian swimmers have 13 medals (one gold, six silver and six bronze). The 20-year-old Cieplucha took control of the …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 2

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

WINNIPEG – Jade Hannah of Victoria, Katrina Bellio of Etobicoke, Ont., Eli Wall of Toronto and Cole Pratt of Calgary all earned a second victory on Friday at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships. The 17-year-old Hannah took the women’s 100-m backstroke in 1:00.19 after placing first in Thursday’s 200 back. Regan Rathwell of Ottawa was second in 1:02.04 and Asia Minnes …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 1

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

WINNIPEG – Fresh from last month’s bronze in the open water five kilometre at the FINA World Championships, Eric Hedlin of Victoria ruled the pool on Thursday in his 1500-m freestyle victory to open the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships. Hedlin clocked 15 minutes and 24.82 seconds for the victory. Two junior Pointe-Claire, Que., swimmers followed. Patrick Hussey was second in 15:42.49 …

Canadian Senior Championships Begin Today

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

WINNIPEG – World championship medallist Eric Hedlin of Victoria and Olympians Rachel Nicol of Lethbridge, Alta., and Kennedy Goss of Toronto headline the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships set for Thursday to Sunday at the Pan Am Pool in Winnipeg. Hedlin, fresh off his bronze medal in the five-kilometre open water race at the worlds, is back in the pool this week to the …

Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships Stats

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Medals for Canada at Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships: 9 (2 gold, 7 bronze) Medals at Budapest 2017 FINA World Championships: 4 Open water medals: 1 (Eric Hedlin) Open water medals in Canadian history: 3 Open water medals won by Hedlin: 2 Pool medals: 8 Countries with more medals: 3 Previous Canadian teams to win 8 medals: 0 Most medals …

Recognizing the FINA World Championship Swimmers and Coaches

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

John Atkinson, Swimming Canada High Performance Director and National Coach, 2019 World Championships swimmers and coaches acknowledgement Before the 2019 FINA World Championships completely fade, and the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, Canadian Swimming Championships, UANA Junior Open Water Championships, FINA World Junior Championships and World Para Swimming Championships get going, I wanted to acknowledge the work of our coaches and …

Day 6 Canadian Junior Championships – Open Water

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

CALGARY – Eric Brown of Pointe-Claire, Que., added a fourth gold and Ashley McMillan of Penticton, B.C., earned her third victory to highlight the open water swimming races Monday at the Canadian Junior Championships. In the girls 15-17 three kilometre, McMillan triumphed in 39:31.60. Regan Rathwell of Ottawa took the silver in 39:52.20 and Catherine Minic of Grand Prairie, Alta., was …

Day 4 of the Canadian Junior Championships Roundup

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

CALGARY – Emma Spence of Regina made sure she wouldn’t be denied a medal this year in the women’s 200-m breaststroke and it paid off in gold at the 2019 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships. Spence, racing in the girls 15-17 age group, won the event in two minutes and 34.98 seconds with Isabelle Roth of Calgary second in 2:36.81 and Taeghen …

Tristan Cote Wins Personal Best at FINA World Championships Final Day

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

GWANGJU, South Korea – Canada won the bronze medal and set a national record in the women’s 4×100-m medley relay on Sunday to put an exclamation point on the country’s most successful FINA World Championships ever. The Canadian pool swimmers ended the competition with a team record two gold and six bronze, all in Olympic events. They reached 19 finals – two …

Day 3 Updates from the Canadian Junior Championships

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

CALGARY – Justin Fotherby of Penticton, B.C., continued to display his versatility on Friday with a victory in the boys 14-15 age group 100-m breaststroke, his third win this week, at the 2019 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships. Fotherby clocked one minute and 07.06 seconds with Benjamin Gagné of Chicoutimi, Que., second in 1:07.33 and James Hume of North Vancouver third in …

Canadian Junior Championships Day 2 Updates

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

CALGARY – Carter Buck of London, Ont., Justin Fotherby of Penticton, B.C.,and Regan Rathwell of Ottawa each collected their second individual gold medals on Thursday at the 2019 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships. In the boys 14-15 age group, Buck won the 100-m backstroke in 59.42 seconds just ahead of Loic Courville Fortin of Repentigny, Que., second in 59.58 and Yutong Wu …

Emma O’Croinin Wins Bronze at World Championships

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

GWANGJU, South Korea – Penny Oleksiak anchored Canada to bronze in a record-setting women’s 4×200-m freestyle relay Thursday at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Australia won an epic battle with the Americans for gold, clocking a world record seven minutes and 41.50 seconds. The U.S. was close behind at 7:41.87 while Canada’s Kayla Sanchez, Taylor Ruck, Emily Overholt …