Former Olympian Jason Block to Attend Summer Festival South

tmbaldwin News

The Festivals are back, and the South will be kicking it off in style May 25-26, 2019 at the Max Bell Aquatic Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta. The Summer Festival is one of the highlights for females aged 10 & under and males 11 & under as for most swimmers this competition is not only their first opportunity to experience a provincial …

Alberta Swimmers Rule the Pool!

Val Carr News

After a five days of grueling competition, fast swimming, and podium visits at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, five of the six national teams have been named.  Nine Alberta swimmers have made it to the international stage with the FISU team yet to be announced. World Aquatic Championships, Gwangju, Korea, 12 – 28 July 2019: Full Trials Results Photo credit …

NextGen Scholarships Awarded to Five Alberta Swimmers

Val Carr News

$140,000 in scholarships are funded through the RBC Future Olympian Program and Swimming Canada’s NextGen High Performance Centre Scholarships. Congratulations to the five Alberta swimmer recipients: Emma O’Croinin – Edmonton Keyano Swim Club Cole Pratt – Cascade Swim Club Sebastian Somerset – Cascade Swim Club Kyla Leibel – Red Deer Catalina Swim Club Avery Wiseman – Olympian Swim Club Full …

2019 Spring Championships Summary

Kevin Dennis News

This past weekend (March 14-17, 2019) Alberta’s top swimmers and clubs raced at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton.  The racing throughout the weekend included 14 provincial records by six different individuals and two relay teams in addition to a number of new provincial champions and a great race for the top team awards throughout the weekend.  Congratulations to all participating clubs …

Job Opportunity – Program & Engagement Coordinator – Full time

Val Carr News

Swim Alberta is seeking a highly organized individual with program planning and communication skills who has a demonstrated ability to deliver programs and services while working collaboratively with members and stakeholders.  The skills and attributes you would bring to the position include: Effective communication skills both written and verbal with experience engaging stakeholders and members Experience working with and in …

Safe Sport Messaging to Members

Val Carr News

February 14, 2019 Dear Membership: Swim Alberta believes that everyone in the sport of swimming, regardless of their level or position, has the right to: Swim Alberta considers Athlete Safety our number one priority. We have a zero tolerance for any type of harassment or abuse.  Swim Alberta takes allegations of harassment seriously.  Swim Alberta’s Discipline and Complaints Policy provides …

Sponsor Hotel – Calgary South

Kevin Dennis News

January 30, 2019, Edmonton – Swim Alberta is pleased to announce a partnership with the Courtyard by Marriott and the Residence Inn by Marriott as sponsor hotels for both Masters Provincials, April 6-7, 2019 and the 2019Provincials Long Course, June 14-16, 2019.  The hotels are a short distance from the Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton where Provincials Long course will be …

400m Freestyle Challenge

Kevin Dennis News

January 29, 2019, Edmonton – Swim Alberta is excited to announce the 400m freestyle challenge. Swimmers will have the opportunity to have their best training 400 freestyle submitted to earn training scholarships or individual recognition awards.   When Dr. Stephen Norris, the Performance Technical Director of Swim Alberta, was reviewing the current abilities of Alberta’s swimmers he identified the need for swimmers …

Swim Alberta Summer Job Opportunity

Val Carr News

Swim Alberta is inviting applications for the Program Administrator. This is a summer contract position from 1 May – 30 August 2019. The successful candidate will provide support and coordination to technical programs and events of Swim Alberta. The successful candidate will work out of the Swim Alberta office, which is located at 11759 Groat Road in Edmonton. The position …

Johnson ‘Taking the Stage’ at Swimming Canada Work Shop

SwimAlberta News

January 21st, 2019, EDMONTON- Swimming Canada has announced a list of 12 female coaches from across the country to participate in their first-ever female coaching leadership workshop, “Taking the Stage” in Ottawa, Ont. February 8-9. Of the 12 coaches named to a pristine list of names, Alberta’s own Wendy Johnson, of Cascade Swim Club in Calgary, will join counterparts from …

14 Alberta Swimmers Recipients of Podium Alberta Funding

SwimAlberta News

 January 16, 2019- Edmonton- The Government of Alberta announced yesterday that it has provided 240 Alberta-based athletes nearly $1 million through the Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) Podium Alberta program. Those 240 athletes are represented by 42 sports from 35 Alberta communities and will receive an average of $4,000 through Podium Alberta. Of those 240 athletes, a total of 14 swimmers across …

Long Time Partner Team Aquatic Supplies Signs on for 2018 through to 2020

SwimAlberta News

Swim Alberta is excited to announce their renewed sponsorship agreement with Team Aquatic Supplies for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 season. Team Aquatic supplies has been a long-time partner and supporter of Swim Alberta, sponsoring several programs and initiatives over the last 20 years. This year Team Aquatic Supplies will support the following programs with Swim Alberta: Team Aquatic Supplies is …

Alberta Selections for Inaugural Para Prospects West Camp Announced

SwimAlberta News

November 28, 2018…Edmonton- Swim Alberta, along with Swim B.C, Swim Manitoba and Swim Saskatchewan are teaming up to provide the first-ever Para Prospects West Camp offered in western Canada. The three day camp is aimed to provide educations and training development opportunity to para-swimmers from across the four western Canadian provinces. The camp, set to run January 31st- February 2nd …

Swim Alberta Festival Competitions Set to Parade into the Province

SwimAlberta News

November 20, 2018…EDMONTON-When Swim Alberta Technical Coordinator Kevin Dennis and Performance Technical Director Steve Norris sat down to review the province’s competition structure this past spring, they discovered a gap that needed to be filled in providing  meaningful competition appropriate for the age and stage of each swimmer. Dennis and Norris, along with the Alberta Technical Program Committee (ATPC), collaborated …

All Tides Sponsorship Announcement

SwimAlberta News

Swim Alberta is excited to announce a partnership with All Tides. All Tides, which is a division of Aquam Inc., is a Canadian online store for all of your aquatic needs. All Tides will be supporting masters swimming through the Masters Add-Up Challenge and Masters Provincials. In addition to the sponsorship of these programs, masters swimmers are eligible to receive 15% …

Swimming Canada, Swim Alberta, and key partners join Responsible Coaching Movement

SwimAlberta News

Swimming Canada, every single provincial swimming organization, and the Canadian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (CSCTA) are partnering to sign on to the Responsible Coaching Movement. “There is no place for abuse, harassment or discrimination in our sport,” said Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi. “With our key partners, we are committing to strengthen the processes we already have in place …

2018 Swim Alberta Awards Banquet Celebrates our Award Winners

SwimAlberta News

September 29th 2018 | Edmonton – In an evening filled with celebration of the accomplishments of swimmers, coaches, administrators and volunteers, Swim Alberta handed out plenty of hardware at their annual awards banquet Friday night at the Coast Plaza hotel in downtown Edmonton. University of Calgary Swim Club assistant coach Carl Simonson hosted the evening’s festivities, and was honoured with …