Swim Alberta Board of Directors Call for Nominations

Megan Narsing News

Swim Alberta will be holding its election for the 2019-2022 Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting of Swim Alberta on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 in Canmore, Alberta. Swim Alberta is the governing body for competitive swimming in the province of Alberta. Swim Alberta has a vision of “Every swimmer has the opportunity to reach their full potential” and …

2019 Summer Championships – RESULTS

Megan Narsing News

The 2019 Summer 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 sponsors: Esquire sponsoring the Youth Recognition …

Alex Dawson from the Grande Prairie Piranhas Selected for Swimming Canada

Megan Narsing News

Marta Belsh has been coaching for 20 years and says she learns something new about swimming every day. That approach is part of the reason Belsh is one of 10 coaches chosen to this year’s Swimming Canada Select Coaches Group. “It is an honour because I will be in the company of so many great coaches,” said Belsh, the 46-year-old …

SWIM ALBERTA EARNS GRANT FROM PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

Megan Narsing News

Glorious and infinite smiles flashed by coaches and swimmers told the whole story for Kevin Dennis. That’s when the technical coordinator of Swim Alberta knew that a collaborative camp for 18 swimmers and 12 coaches from all four western provinces was a great success. “Having them all together was positive for the development of the Para-swimming community,” Dennis said. “You …

2019 Summer Championships

Megan Narsing News

The biggest event for Swimming in Alberta is here! The Summer Championships will be held in Edmonton at the Kinsmen Sports Centre from July 4th-7th 2019. Preliminaries will begin at 8:30am Friday to Sunday. Finals beginning at 4:30pm Thursday to Sunday. With 518 swimmers, 15 para athletes, 2 foreign athletes – from Texas and Denmark, and 33 clubs this is …

Emma O’Croinin refused to quit.

Val Carr News

For months the Edmonton native believed the 1,500-metre freestyle would be her best chance to earn a spot on the Swimming Canada team heading to this summer’s FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. O’Croinin finished second in the gruelling race on the opening day of the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials but failed to swim under the qualifying time. Instead …

2019 Provincials – Long Course this week

Megan Narsing News

The 2019 Provincials – Long Course is set to begin this Friday June 14th, 8:30am at Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton in Calgary, AB. The event will go from June 14 – 16, 2019. Preliminaries will begin at 8:30am with a warm up at 7:30am and Finals at 5pm with warm up at 4pm each day. The three day competition …

400m Freestyle Challenge Winners Announced

Megan Narsing News

The 2019 Swim Alberta 400m Freestyle Challenge has come to a close. Thank you to everyone that participated. We had a total of 20 Clubs and 298 swimmers participate – 112 male swimmers and 186 female swimmers. The winners of the $500 and $1000 Scholarships & Recognition Awards for male and female are as follows: Age 12-15 Male $500 Scholarship …

Bronze Medalist Brittany Maclean to attend Summer Festival North

Megan Narsing News

Summer Festival North is next up on the festival roster and St. Albert is ready to receive it! The festival will be hosted at the Fountain Park Recreation Centre June 1-2. 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 …

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 …