Bell Canadian Swimming Trials Alberta Results

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The Bell Canadian Swimming Trials were held April 5-10, 2022 in Victoria, B.C. Alberta did a phenomenal job with 15 clubs attending. Alberta athletes were in the finals a total of 120 times and winning a total of 35 medals. There was also a total of 5 provincial senior records that were broken and 13 provincial age-group records broken at …

Provincial Championships Results

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The 2022 Provincial Championships were a massive success this past weekend. A massive thank you to all our athletes, families and friends that came out to the event. As well a special thank you to Olympian Swim Club for being excellent host, Kinsmen Sports Centre for being our host facility and of course our sponsor Esquire for the Youth Recognition …

Provincial Championships

Lindsey Thomas News, Swim Alberta News

The biggest event for Swimming in Alberta is BACK!!  The Swim Alberta Provincial Championships will be held in Edmonton at Kinsmen Sports Centre from March 17th-20th. Preliminaries will begin at 8:30am Friday to Sunday. Finals beginning at 4:30pm Thursday to Sunday. Over 430 swimmers including 5 para athletes, 14 out of province swimmers from 3 teams and 30 clubs this …

Provincial Trials

Lindsey Thomas News, Swim Alberta News

The 2022 Swim Alberta Provincial Trials are this weekend March 11-13th at the Repsol Sports Centre in Calgary. The Provincial Trials is the first stage of provincial heads and finals racing and the last chance to qualify for the Swim Alberta Provincial Championships. Only Preliminaries will be held Friday with warm up at 2pm, preliminary warm-up begins at 7:30 am …

Winter Festival South

Lindsey Thomas News, Swim Alberta News

Winter Festival South is up next on the Festival roster and Calgary is ready to receive it. The Festival will be held at the Repsol Sports Centre in Calgary, AB on March 12th and 13th, 2022 and will hosted by the Nose Creek Swim Association. The Winter Festival is one of the highlights for females aged 10 & under and …

Summer Student Job Posting – Archivist

Val Carr ASSA News, Swim Alberta News

SUMMER STUDENT JOB POSTING Archivist Swim Alberta is inviting applications from student for the role of archivist. This is a summer contract position from 1 May – 31 August 2022. The successful candidate will catalogue Swim Alberta’s historical documents. The position will work out of the Swim Alberta office, which is located at 11759 Groat Road in Edmonton. Swim Alberta …

Winter Festival North

Lindsey Thomas News, Swim Alberta News

The Festivals are back and the North will be kicking it off in style March 5th and 6th, 2022. The Festival will be held at the Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove AB hosted by the Parkland Pirates. The Winter Festival is one of the highlights for females aged 10 & under and males 11 & under as for most …

Racing Unplugged: Wacky T-Shirt

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

With Festivals being postponed to March Swim Alberta is holding another Racing Unplugged virtual race opportunity for novice level swimmers. Prepare to get creative for the Racing Unplugged Wacky T-Shirt Challenge. 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 swimmers who do …

Welcome Shawn Holman, Swim Alberta Executive Director

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Dear Swim Alberta Community, I’m pleased to announce Shawn Holman will be joining Swim Alberta as our Executive Director (ED) starting today. Shawn brings a strong combination of sports leadership and business expertise to the role. With over 20 years of experience in sport, from grass roots to high performance, Shawn is an accomplished leader in the design and delivery …

Racing Unplugged: Masters

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

In light of the February Masters Circuit swim meet being cancelled due to the current Covid situation, Swim Alberta would like to offer another virtual racing opportunity. Racing Unplugged: Masters is a virtual competition that is to be completed in the practice setting.   Coaches and swimmers may choose to submit times for any events up to 400 FR/IM. IMPORTANT: Double check …

Rebecca Smith off to the FINA World Swimming Championships

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Rebecca Smith swims with University of Calgary Swim Club and University of Calgary Varsity Swim Club under coach Mike Blondal. Dave Johnson is a selected coach from Cascade Swim Club. Some newcomers to the Canadian coaching staff join a strong team of returning Olympians as Canada prepares to compete at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). Nine women and three …

Ingrid Wilm Makes Her Mark At the ISL Finals

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Ingrid Wilm of Calgary continued to build off her success with the Current, posting three top-three finishes during the Final. Wilm won the 50-m backstroke in 26.24 and the 100-m backstroke in 55.73, just shy of her Canadian record of 55.61, set in September. She placed third in the 200-m backstroke in 2:02.38. “I didn’t see these times coming, so …

Paralympians Tammy Cunnington and Morgan Bird Retire

Megan Narsing News, 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

Megan Narsing News, 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

Megan Narsing News, 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

Megan Narsing News

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 …

Job Posting – Swim Alberta Executive Director

Val Carr News

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to develop your career with an organization that values “Excellence, Integrity, Innovation and Collaboration”?  Are you interested in working with an organization that provides leadership to advance sport and swimming at all levels of involvement?  Then join Swim Alberta and help us to achieve our vison of “every swimmer has the opportunity to …

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Megan Narsing News

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