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 …

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 …

Winter Festival North with Avery Wiseman

Megan Narsing News, 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

Megan Narsing News, 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

Megan Narsing News, 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

Megan Narsing News, 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 – …

Winter Festival South Round-Up

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The 2020 Winter Festival South took place in Cochrane, AB at the Spray Lakes Sawmill family Sports Centre last weekend. Thank you to the 198 athletes that came out to participate and a warm thank you also to guest swimmer Cole Pratt who met with many excited swimmers Sunday. Swim Alberta would like to recognize the following athletes who made …

Kicking Off Winter Festival South with Cole Pratt

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The first Swim Alberta meet of the season is kicking off at the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre in Cochrane, AB this weekend January 25-26th 2020 for Winter Festival South. Winter Festival is a fantastic opportunity for females aged 10 & under and males 11 & under to have their first taste of a provincial level competition and experience …

Swimming Canada Names Emma O’Croinin Female Junior Swimmer of the Year and Coach Paul Birmingham, Junior Coach of the Year

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Doing double duty this summer served as a valuable learning experience for two of the country’s top young swimmers. Emma O’Croinin of Edmonton’s Keyano Swim Club and Joshua Liendo of the North York Aquatic Club both qualified to compete at the FINA World Championships and the FINA World Junior Championships in Budapest, Hungary. “It was all a little surreal,” said …

Cole Pratt Breaks Canadian Backstroke Record

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

BY BEN DORNAN/SWIMSWAM Canadian National Teamer Cole Pratt, representing Calgary’s Cascade Swim Club, took down the Canadian record in the short course 200 backstroke on the third and final night of the 2019 Ontario Junior International meet. After a casual 1:58.04 in prelims, Pratt blew away the field in the final, hitting a 1:51.30 to beat Markus Thormeyer‘s previous mark of 1:51.57. Great …