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 …

Coordinator, Sport Development – Job Opportunity

Val Carr ASSA News, Swim Alberta News

Coordinator, Sport Development Reports to: Director, Sport Development Location: Edmonton, Alberta (preferred) Job Type: Full-Time Employee Start Date: Immediately Download posting ABOUT SWIM ALBERTA: As the provincial governing body for competitive swimming in Alberta, Swim Alberta’s mission is to govern, lead, and support Alberta’s competitive swimming community. Our vision is to help give every swimmer the opportunity to reach their …

2022 Canada Summer Games

Val Carr News, Swim Alberta News

Cheer on Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ontario. Watch the FREE LIVE webcast – niagara2022games.ca/watch CBC Sports/CBC GEM Broadcast Schedule – all times are EST. Swim team highlights will be posted on our social media Instagram Twitter Facebook Canada Games Website:  https://www.canadagames.ca/

Swim Alberta Provincials LC

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The 2022 Swim Alberta Provincials – Long Course is set to begin this Thursday July 28th at the Kinsmen Sport Centre in Edmonton, AB. The event will go from July 28-31, 2022. Preliminaries will begin at 8:30am with a warm up at 7:30am and Finals at 4:30pm with warm up at 3:30pm each day. The four-day competition will be host …

Summer Provincials – Meet Information

Kevin Dennis News

This weekend, Swim Alberta’s Summer Provincials Long Course which is sponsored by Team Aquatic Supplies, will be held at the MNP Community & Sport Centre (formerly Repsol Sport Centre).  The event will includes top 20 qualifiers plus the top Summer Swimmers who will be participating as part of the ASSA All Star team.  Athletes will be racing for both individual and aggregate …

2022 Swim Alberta Summer Provincials – Top 20 Qualifiers Published

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Congratulations to all qualifiers for the 2022 Swim Alberta Summer Provincials! Final Top 20 Qualifiers: Short Course | Long Course Qualification for Summer Provincials is based on the top 20 swims in any event 50m-400m for females 14 & under and males 15 & under. The qualifying window was Sept 1 until March 31 for short course and until June 15 for …

Swim Alberta Summer Festivals

Lindsey Thomas News, Swim Alberta News

The Summer Festival’s are back and will be held on June 18th and 19th, 2022!!  Festival South will be held at the Family Leisure Centre in Medicine Hat, AB and will be hosted by the Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club. Festival North will be held at Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove, AB and will hosted by the Parkland Pirates Swim …

Bell Canadian Swimming Trials Alberta Results

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The Bell Canadian Swimming Trials were held April 5-10, 2022 in Victoria, B.C. Alberta did a phenomenal job with 15 clubs attending. Alberta athletes were in the finals a total of 120 times and winning a total of 35 medals. There was also a total of 5 provincial senior records that were broken and 13 provincial age-group records broken at …

Provincial Championships Results

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

The 2022 Provincial Championships were a massive success this past weekend. A massive thank you to all our athletes, families and friends that came out to the event. As well a special thank you to Olympian Swim Club for being excellent host, Kinsmen Sports Centre for being our host facility and of course our sponsor Esquire for the Youth Recognition …

Provincial Championships

Lindsey Thomas News, Swim Alberta News

The biggest event for Swimming in Alberta is BACK!!  The Swim Alberta Provincial Championships will be held in Edmonton at Kinsmen Sports Centre from March 17th-20th. Preliminaries will begin at 8:30am Friday to Sunday. Finals beginning at 4:30pm Thursday to Sunday. Over 430 swimmers including 5 para athletes, 14 out of province swimmers from 3 teams and 30 clubs this …

Provincial Trials

Lindsey Thomas News, Swim Alberta News

The 2022 Swim Alberta Provincial Trials are this weekend March 11-13th at the Repsol Sports Centre in Calgary. The Provincial Trials is the first stage of provincial heads and finals racing and the last chance to qualify for the Swim Alberta Provincial Championships. Only Preliminaries will be held Friday with warm up at 2pm, preliminary warm-up begins at 7:30 am …

Winter Festival South

Lindsey Thomas News, Swim Alberta News

Winter Festival South is up next on the Festival roster and Calgary is ready to receive it. The Festival will be held at the Repsol Sports Centre in Calgary, AB on March 12th and 13th, 2022 and will hosted by the Nose Creek Swim Association. The Winter Festival is one of the highlights for females aged 10 & under and …

Winter Festival North

Lindsey Thomas News, Swim Alberta News

The Festivals are back and the North will be kicking it off in style March 5th and 6th, 2022. The Festival will be held at the Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove AB hosted by the Parkland Pirates. The Winter Festival is one of the highlights for females aged 10 & under and males 11 & under as for most …

Racing Unplugged: Wacky T-Shirt

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

With Festivals being postponed to March Swim Alberta is holding another Racing Unplugged virtual race opportunity for novice level swimmers. Prepare to get creative for the Racing Unplugged Wacky T-Shirt Challenge. Competition Focus The focus of these virtual competitions is for novice level swimmers and swimmers who are age 11 and under. Novice level is defined as swimmers who do …

Welcome Shawn Holman, Swim Alberta Executive Director

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Dear Swim Alberta Community, I’m pleased to announce Shawn Holman will be joining Swim Alberta as our Executive Director (ED) starting today. Shawn brings a strong combination of sports leadership and business expertise to the role. With over 20 years of experience in sport, from grass roots to high performance, Shawn is an accomplished leader in the design and delivery …

Racing Unplugged: Masters

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

In light of the February Masters Circuit swim meet being cancelled due to the current Covid situation, Swim Alberta would like to offer another virtual racing opportunity. Racing Unplugged: Masters is a virtual competition that is to be completed in the practice setting.   Coaches and swimmers may choose to submit times for any events up to 400 FR/IM. IMPORTANT: Double check …

Rebecca Smith off to the FINA World Swimming Championships

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Rebecca Smith swims with University of Calgary Swim Club and University of Calgary Varsity Swim Club under coach Mike Blondal. Dave Johnson is a selected coach from Cascade Swim Club. Some newcomers to the Canadian coaching staff join a strong team of returning Olympians as Canada prepares to compete at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). Nine women and three …

Ingrid Wilm Makes Her Mark At the ISL Finals

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Ingrid Wilm of Calgary continued to build off her success with the Current, posting three top-three finishes during the Final. Wilm won the 50-m backstroke in 26.24 and the 100-m backstroke in 55.73, just shy of her Canadian record of 55.61, set in September. She placed third in the 200-m backstroke in 2:02.38. “I didn’t see these times coming, so …

Paralympians Tammy Cunnington and Morgan Bird Retire

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

It wasn’t always an easy decision but several Swimming Canada athletes have decided the time is right to step away from the sport. Their reasons for retiring may vary, but all agree the years competing in the pool have helped prepare them for life outside of swimming. Olympic athletes moving on include Emily Overholt, a bronze medallist in the 4×200-metre …

Racing Unplugged: Photos with Santa

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

To finish off the year why not spread some friendly holiday competition with the Swim Alberta Racing Unplugged: Photos for Santa! This is our second virtual racing opportunity for novice level swimmers this fall. Competition Focus The focus of these virtual competitions is for novice level swimmers and swimmers who are age 11 and under.  Novice level is defined as …