Morgan Bird’s Results from World Para Championships Day 4

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LONDON – It didn’t take long for Aurélie Rivard to get back in the winner’s circle at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships. Twenty-four hours after taking silver in the women’s 400-m freestyle, the Canadian superstar captured gold in the 100-m free S10 on Thursday evening to earn her second triumph of the competition and the fourth world title of her …

Bird Places 7th in 100m Butterfly S8 at World Para Championships Day 3

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LONDON – After a solid start to the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships on Monday and Tuesday, the Canadian team shifted into high gear on Day 3 with an impressive medal and record haul, highlighted by Aly Van Wyck-Smart’s Americas mark in the women’s 100-m backstroke S2. The championships, which also serve as the first qualifying opportunity for Tokyo 2020, run …

Knox Heads to High Performance Center in Ontario

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In light of the unprecedented growth and success of its High Performance Centre – Ontario, Swimming Canada is reorganizing the talented coaching pool within its High Performance network. High Performance Centre – Victoria Head Coach Ryan Mallette will be moving east to join the HPC-Ontario next month in the new role of Associate Head Coach, to support Head Coach Ben …

Team Canada Starts the London World Para Championships with a Bang

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LONDON – Almost a decade removed from her maiden world championship appearance, Aurélie Rivard added one more milestone to her remarkable resume on Monday, thanks to a gold-medal performance in the 50-m freestyle S10 on the first night of the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships at the London Aquatics Centre. The competition, which also serves as the first qualifying opportunity for …

Morgan Bird Returns to London for the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships

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LONDON – The long wait is over. The Canadian Para-swimming team is finally set to make its world championship return this week in London, marking the program’s first appearance in four years at the biennial event. The 2019 World Para Swimming Championships get under way today and run until Sept. 15 at the London Aquatics Centre, one of the main venues …

National Coach Week -Recognition Submissions Open!

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Coaches are there for support, growth, strength and inspiration. National Coaches Week shines a light on these heroes on the pool side and from September 21-29 we want to showcase YOUR coaches from around the province. Each day a coach will be selected to be our coach of the day and posted to our social media.  If you think your …

Morgan Bird Returns to London for the 2019 World Para Championships

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It’s a London reunion seven years in the making. Among the 18 Canadians set to compete at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships from Sept. 9-15, four women will be making a return to the London Aquatics Centre, where they once raced for Paralympic glory. Part of the national team’s impressive youth movement in 2012, Camille Bérubé, Morgan Bird, Aurélie …

Pratt, Knox, Wiseman & O’Croinin All Bring in Medals on the Last Day of the FINA World Junior Championships

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – It was billed as a development meet, but it ended up becoming an impressive medal haul for the Canadian team at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. Canada won five medals on Sunday’s final day of competition to raise their week-long total to 12 in Budapest. National Development Coach Ken McKinnon was pleased with the progress made by his …

Day 5 of the FINA World Junior Championships

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – Jade Hannah paused for a minute to reflect on her progress and it brought a big smile to the face of the 17-year-old Halifax native. Hannah, who won a gold and bronze in individual events at the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, has now captured two golds and a silver at this year’s championships in Budapest. She …

Emma O’Croinin Takes Silver at the FINA World Juniors in Budapest

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – Emma O’Croinin knew she was in the race of a lifetime. “On a couple of the turns, I could kind of see some of the girls, but I could not tell how many were close so I just put my head down and sprinted as fast as I could,” the Edmonton native said shortly after earning a silver …

World Junior Championships Day 3 Roundup

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – Jade Hannah won her second gold medal of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest Thursday and she didn’t hesitate to share credit for the victory. “I had a rough start to the beginning of the season after coming off an injury, but I worked with our mental performance consultant, the coaches and support staff so I …

Finlay Knox Wins Silver for Mens 200m IM in Budapest

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – As she stepped to the top of the podium Wednesday, 17-year-old Jade Hannah reflected on the relentless training, aching muscles and daily dedication that led her to this special moment. The Halifax native, who trains out of Swimming Canada’s High Performance Centre – Victoria, won the gold medal in the women’s 100-m backstroke at the FINA World Junior …

Alberta’s Barry Lewis Named Swimming Canada Masters Committee Member

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OTTAWA – Swimming Canada is building its support for the masters swimming community by growing its staff and adding a new advisory committee. Cynthia Pincott will join the staff Sept. 3 in the new role of Coordinator, Masters Swimming, to provide support to masters swimming, in collaboration with the provincial sections. Pincott has been involved with the sport at all levels, …

Albertan Swimmers Make Waves on First Day of World Junior Championships

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – Emma O’Croinin and her teammates didn’t feel any pressure. Their poise led them to a bronze-medal performance during the opening day of action at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. O’Croinin, a 16-year-old Edmonton native, joined Brooklyn Douthwright, Katrina Bellio and Genevieve Sasseville to finish third in the women’s 4×200-metre freestyle …

Mike Morrow Wins Silver and New Canadian Record at FINA World Masters Championships

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GWANGJU, South Korea – The FINA World Masters Championships ended on Sunday. The team of 55 Canadian Masters swimmers will be coming home with an impressive haul of 19 medals. The stars of the team were, without a doubt, Linda Hunt and Georgina Lopez, who medalled in every single event they swam. Georgina Lopez is no stranger to the international stage. She has been competing at …

Five Albertan Swimmers to Compete at the World Junior Championships this week

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Brooklyn Douthwright had some fuel left after winning a pair of national championships earlier this month, but the 16-year-old from Riverview, N.B., native expects to be empty her tank at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships Tuesday through Sunday in Budapest, Hungary. Douthwright won the 100 and 200-metre freestyle titles at the Canadian Swimming Championships in Winnipeg despite not giving …

Western Canada Summer Games Round Up

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The Canada Western Summer Games have come to a close for Team Alberta’s Swim Team. After 8 days of training, bonding, competing, travelling and the occasional puzzle the team has returned home and with a rather massive haul. Team Alberta walked away from Phase 1 of the Canada Western Summer Games with 173 medals – and 103 of those are …

Alberta Summer Swimming Association Provincial Championships

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The biggest event for Alberta Summer Swimming is coming to Edmonton August 16-18 2019 at the Kinsmen Sports Centre. The Provincial Championships for the Alberta Summer Swimming Association is the most important meet of the season for these swimmers. There will be 1,200 athletes in attendance and over 150 coaches. Swimmers qualify for this competition through Regionals which were held …

Masters take on the FINA World Masters World Championships

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GWANGJU, South Korea – The FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, are well underway and a team of 55 masters swimmers are proudly representing Canada. After the open water event and three days in the pool, the Canadian team has won a total of nine medals so far. Canadian women started strong in the challenging course of the 3,000-m open water …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 4

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WINNIPEG – Rachel Nicol of Lethbridge, Alta., a member of the 2016 Olympic team, earned her second victory on Sunday at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships placing first in the women’s 100-m breaststroke. Nicol, the 50 breaststroke winner on Friday, clocked one minute and 08.37 seconds for the win. World championship finalist Kelsey Wog of Winnipeg was second in 1:09.50 and …