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: 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 …

Swim Alberta AGM , Celebration and Conference 2021

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

This year Swim Alberta is going virtual and shaking things up! Our previous in-person conference and AGM will be moved to online events this year and our athletes’ awards banquet will be moving towards a more inclusive setting for all athletes to attend. See all of the details below: Swim Alberta AGM – Save the Date:  Wednesday, October 6th at …

2021 ASSA Summer Challenge

Megan Narsing ASSA News

Welcome back swimmers to the ASSA Summer Challenge! The 2021 ASSA Summer Challenge is a virtual racing opportunity to ensure that all swimmers have the opportunity to do some form of racing during the 2021 swimming season.  Swimmers may enter the challenge by using any practice time as recorded and submitted by their coaches. The deadline for submissions is September 6th 2021. …

Racing Unplugged: Summer Passport

Megan Narsing News

With clubs starting up again and swimmers back in the pools Swim Alberta is excited to introduce the next part in the Racing Unplugged Series – The Racing Unplugged: Summer Passport. The summer passport will offer the same events as the fall passport to ensure that swimmers have the opportunity to challenge themselves against their fall results. Coaches and/or swimmers …

Call for Nominations – Swim Alberta Board of Directors

Val Carr News

Call for Nominations for the Swim Alberta Board of Directors – 2021-2024 Nominations invited by 4:30 pm MDT, Friday August 13, 2021. Download Nominations Information Swim Alberta is the governing body for competitive swimming in the province of Alberta with the vision of “Every swimmer has the opportunity to reach their full potential” and a mission to “govern, lead and …

Cole Pratt & Tammy Cunnington Nominated to Canada’s Olympic/Paralympic Teams

Val Carr Swim Alberta News

Cole Pratt, Cascade Swim Club, has been nominated to Canada’s Olympic Swim Team after his second place finish in the 100m Backstroke at the Canadian Olympic Swim Trials meet held in Toronto. Joining Cole in Tokyo is his coach Dave Johnson. Also joining Cole are former Alberta swimmers Rebecca Smith (Red Deer), Finlay Knox (Okotoks) and Yuri Kisil (Calgary) who …

ASSA/Swim Alberta Town Hall – Recording Available

Val Carr ASSA News

The Alberta Summer Swimming Association and Swim Alberta held a Town Hall on Thursday, 25 March 2021.  The focus of the Town Hall was to provide clubs a view of the 2021 season may look like under current health restrictions and to provide an opportunity for clubs to ask questions. The Town Hall was recorded and has been posted here.

Everyone Wins When Everyone Swims

Val Carr Swim Alberta News

Swim Alberta joins forces with Lifesaving Society for next phase of We Are Ready  Edmonton, AB – March 17, 2021 The campaign, which continues with the launch of one of three new videos, encourages an evidence-based approach to reopening pools, highlights mental health and wellness, and reinforces that facilities are ready to safely welcome back swimmers. In the recently published Swim Alberta led study “A Safe Return to Sport and …

Swim Alberta & Member Clubs Ready to welcome back swimmers

Val Carr ASSA News, News

In consultation with its Member Clubs and based on the success of last year’s cohort mitigation strategies, Swim Alberta and its Member Clubs are happy to welcome swimmers back to the pool through the launch of our We Are Ready Campaign. Swim Alberta is committed to safety as a priority for our membership, proactively monitoring the situation and working alongside …

Alberta Health approves Exemption for High Performance Athletes to Train

Val Carr Swim Alberta News

February 5, 2021 Alberta Health approves Exemption for High Performance Athletes to Train Swim Alberta is pleased to share with our membership that an Exemption for targeted High Performance Athletes has been approved by Alberta Health and communicated to Swim Alberta late this afternoon, February 5, 2021. In December, recognizing the need of athletes who are on Athlete Assistance with …

2021 Summer Season Update

Val Carr ASSA News

February1, 2021 To: Club Presidents, and Association Members;  RE: 2021 Summer Swim Season Update In a commitment to keep Alberta Summer Swimming Clubs and Membership informed of new and changing information, we wanted to provide the following update: I know we are all doing our best to navigate to the COVID-19 pandemic and I thank you for patience and understanding …

Message from Swim Alberta

Val Carr News, Swim Alberta News

November 17, 2020 Message from Swim Alberta I realize there has been much discussion and concern from the swimming membership as it relates to the announcement on Thursday by the Government of Alberta and the CMOH Order 37-2020 (Order). Along with all of you, Swim Alberta was surprised by the announcement and had only been given the heads up about …

Racing Unplugged: Fall Passport RESULTS

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

During the last month swimmers challenged their fitness and training by competing in the Swim Alberta Fall Passport, one of the virtual racing series events for the 2020-2021 season.  Over 1,600 swimmers from 25 clubs competed over 6,000 races.  While these results are unofficial it should noted several swimmers bettered the current provincial record.  Congratulations to all the swimmers that …

Swim Alberta Challenge Sets November 2020

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

It’s Challenge Set time from Swim Alberta and EVERY swimmer has the opportunity to challenge themselves!  You are training with new challenges already, so we know you are strong and ready to take this on.  This is your time to see what you really can do.  Be brave, be courageous and let’s celebrate your new level of aerobic training in …

Swim Alberta Working in Partnership with Swim Club Programs and Facilities to Create a Successful Return to Swimming.

Megan Narsing News

Swimming Canada has released today the third of a three-part series on the success of Return to Swimming across Canada.  Today’s release also saw the release of data that has been compiled to demonstrate how the sport has resumed safely and should continue to. Swim Alberta echo’s Swimming Canada’s statement that the success of the return to swimming that has …

Racing Unplugged: Fall Passport

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

As many of Alberta’s swimmers and clubs have returned to training after an extended break, the next step is for swimmers to test their fitness and training.  Swim Alberta has been working on providing solutions for swimmers while understanding that many facilities are not yet booking events. One solution for Alberta’s swimmers is the ‘Racing Unplugged’ format of the Virtual Racing …

Call for Nominations – ASSA

Megan Narsing ASSA News

The Alberta Summer Swimming Association is seeking nominations for the Board of Directors.  Alberta Summer Swimming is a volunteer board affiliated with Swim Alberta Summer Swimming that governs summer swimming in the province of Alberta. Further information is available here. Deadline for nominations is 8 October 2020 at 6 pm MDT.