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

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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

Val CarrNews, 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 CarrSwim 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

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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

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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 …

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 …

Swim Alberta Summer Racing Challenge

Val CarrSwim 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

Val CarrASSA 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

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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

Val CarrNews, 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

Val CarrNews, 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

Val CarrNews, 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

Val CarrNews, 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

Val CarrNews, 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 …

Winter Festival North with Avery Wiseman

Val CarrNews, Swim Alberta News

It might be chilly out but prepare to feel the heat at Winter Festival North this weekend in Spruce Grove! The festival will be hosted at the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre February 22-23 hosted by the Parkland Pirates and Olympian Swim Club. The Winter Festival is usually one of the first chances for females aged 10 & under and males 11 & under swimmers …

Pratt & Johnson Receive Swimming Canada’s 2019-20 Dr. Jeno Tihanyi Bursary

Val CarrNews, Swim Alberta News

CALGARY – Cole Pratt listens attentively to Dave Johnson’s every sentence and learns something new almost every day in the swimming pool. Pratt admires and respects Johnson’s celebrated career as an accomplished coach who has a long history in bringing out the best in his athletes. However, there’s much more to the affiliation between the 17-year-old Pratt and 68-year-old Johnson than …

Para Prospects West is coming to Alberta

Val CarrNews, Swim Alberta News

This year the city of Edmonton will be hosting the 2020 Para Prospects West Camp at the University of Alberta from February 5-8, 2020. Twenty para athletes including 8 from Alberta, 9 from B.C. and 3 from Manitoba, along with twelve coaches – 6 from Alberta, 3 from B.C., 2 from Manitoba and 1 from Saskatchewan will be participating. Swim …

2020 SWIMMING CANADA MASTERS SWIMMING AWARDS ARE OPEN

Val CarrNews, Swim Alberta News

Nominations are now open for the Swimming Canada Masters Swimming Awards including the Award for long-term contribution to Masters Swimming in Canada. The Excellence in Coaching Award for an exceptional coach. Masters Swimming Excellence award in recognition of Masters Swimmers who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding results at the highest level of competition in Masters Swimming. The nomination documents are available Nomination – …