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 …

Racing Unplugged: Fall Passport RESULTS

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

During the last month swimmers challenged their fitness and training by competing in the Swim Alberta Fall Passport, one of the virtual racing series events for the 2020-2021 season.  Over 1,600 swimmers from 25 clubs competed over 6,000 races.  While these results are unofficial it should noted several swimmers bettered the current provincial record.  Congratulations to all the swimmers that …

Swim Alberta Challenge Sets November 2020

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

It’s Challenge Set time from Swim Alberta and EVERY swimmer has the opportunity to challenge themselves!  You are training with new challenges already, so we know you are strong and ready to take this on.  This is your time to see what you really can do.  Be brave, be courageous and let’s celebrate your new level of aerobic training in …

Swim Alberta Working in Partnership with Swim Club Programs and Facilities to Create a Successful Return to Swimming.

Megan Narsing News

Swimming Canada has released today the third of a three-part series on the success of Return to Swimming across Canada.  Today’s release also saw the release of data that has been compiled to demonstrate how the sport has resumed safely and should continue to. Swim Alberta echo’s Swimming Canada’s statement that the success of the return to swimming that has …

Racing Unplugged: Fall Passport

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

As many of Alberta’s swimmers and clubs have returned to training after an extended break, the next step is for swimmers to test their fitness and training.  Swim Alberta has been working on providing solutions for swimmers while understanding that many facilities are not yet booking events. One solution for Alberta’s swimmers is the ‘Racing Unplugged’ format of the Virtual Racing …

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, …

Swim Alberta Summer Racing Challenge Results

Megan Narsing News

Congratulations to all swimmers who completed the 2020 Summer Racing Challenge.  A number of swimmers raced faster than their personal bests and at least one race is faster than the current provincial record. 293 Swimmers participated in the challenge from a total of 7 clubs including: Glencoe Gators Swim Club (GLEN) Edmonton Keyano Swim Club (EKSC) Cascade (CASC) Grande Prairie …

Racing Unplugged: Swim Alberta Racing and Challenges for the 2020-2021 Swimming Season

Megan Narsing News

The Will To Win Over the past several months, Swim Alberta, with feedback and support from several coach working groups, has been working on providing solutions for what will be a unique 2020-2021 swimming season. In addition to the racing and training events listed below, Swim Alberta will continue to plan solutions to engage Alberta’s swimmers. “The Alberta swimming community has …

2020 Youth Recognition

Megan Narsing News

Swim Alberta would like to recognize the following swimmers who achieved the Youth Recognition standards for the 2019-2020 season. *This list may be updated Thank you to Esquire Wholesale LTD. for being our sponsor for this event. YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARDS  Alberta Spring Championships Top 1 Top 10 Name Age Club Name Age Club Name Age Club Cole Pratt 17 CASC …

Welcome Strathcona County Silver Rays

Val Carr News

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 …

Swim Alberta Summer Racing Challenge

Megan Narsing Swim Alberta News

Gather around swimmers because Swim Alberta’s Summer Racing Challenge is here! The Summer Racing Challenge is a virtual racing opportunity. The challenge includes age group specific events that align with the Swim Alberta Return to Swimming Framework.  Coaches and swimmers may choose to submit times for one or all of the designated events. All swimmers who return to swimming in …

Statements/Updates from Swim Alberta and Swimming Canada

Megan Narsing ASSA News, Swim Alberta News

For all of the most recent updates and information from Swim Alberta please go to our COVID-19 page which can be found in our menu bar or the using this link: https://swimalberta.ca/covid-19/ 24 March 2020 – Swim Alberta Next Steps in Supporting Clubs 19 March 2020 – Swim Alberta issued a statement to Clubs regarding the Extension to Sanction Suspensions …

400 Fun Fitness Challenge

Megan Narsing ASSA News, News, Swim Alberta News

Swim Alberta would like to invite all swimmers, to participate in the 400 Fun Fitness Challenge.   What is the 400 Fun Fitness Challenge?  You tell us! Share a video of yourself doing 400 repetitions, 400 seconds, 400 steps or 400 meters of a safe, parent and/or coach approved, physical activity.   Notes: All submissions must demonstrate safe activities.  Repetitions do not need to …

2020 Swim Alberta Provincials – Short Course

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The 2020 Swim Alberta Provincials – Short Course are this weekend Friday March 13-15th at the Repsol Sports Centre in Calgary. The SC Provincials are the first stage of provincial heats and finals racing and last chance to qualify for the Swim Alberta Spring Championships. Only Preliminaries will be held Friday with warm up at 2pm, Preliminary warm-up begins at …

2020 Swim Alberta Conference & AGM Save the Date

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The annual Swim Alberta Conference & AGM will be held September 25-27 2020 once more at the Canmore Coast Hotel in Canmore, Alberta. Space is limited so please book your rooms early! You can book online or over the phone and be sure to use our Group Name: Swim Alberta 2020 and Group Code: CCM-GFC4730 Guest Speakers include Swimming Canada’s …

U Sports Championship Results 2020

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

This past weekend the 2020 U Sports Championships took place in Victoria, BC. All three varsity teams competed from Universities across the country. Danica Ludlow from the University of Calgary Dinos broke a U Sports Record in the Women’s 800m Freestyle with a time of 8:45.45 placing her Gold. Fellow teammate Marit Anderson came in Silver with 8:52.72. In the …

Winter Festival North Round-Up

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The 2020 Winter Festival North took place in Spruce Grove, AB at the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre this past weekend. Fantastic hosting by Parkland Pirates and Olympian Swim Club. Thank you to the 160 athletes that came out to participate and a special thank you also to guest athlete Avery Wiseman for coming out and inspiring the next generation of swimmers! …

Swim Alberta Announces Appointments To Newly Established Technical Working Groups

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Swim Alberta and registered coaches in Alberta have had a long and strong history of working collaboratively on the technical swimming program for the province.  In September of 2017, along with the former Alberta Coaches Council, Swim Alberta put in place the Alberta Technical Program Committee (ATPC).  This committee has acted as an advisory committee to Swim Alberta on technical …