Calgary’s Erica Morningstar Inducted into the Canada West Hall of Fame

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On Tuesday, Erica Morningstar was the first swimmer ever to be inducted into the Canada West Hall of Fame. Morningstar is a two-time Olympian who went to Beijing in 2008 and the 2012 Games in London. She was named CIS Female Swimmer of the Year in 2011 and the University of Calgary’s Female Athlete of the Year for 2010 and …

Albertan Swimmers Took Top Spots in both Male & Female Races in Barbados

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CARLISLE BAY, Barbados – Canadian swimmers won all six titles at the Barbados Open Water Festival during the weekend, but the skills they learned will hold greater value long after their victories have been recorded. Canada sent a contingent of 22 swimmers and six coaches to the festival, which featured a series of practices, clinics and classroom sessions. The Barbados trip …

Coach Alex Dawson & Four Albertan Swimmers Join the First Ever Pan-Canadian Open Water Camp in Barbados

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A group of 22 Canadian swimmers will compete in distance races and participate in a Pan-Canadian open water camp this weekend in Barbados. The eighth annual Barbados Open Water Festival will be hosted in Carlisle Bay. The festival will feature competition in 1.5, 3.3, 5 and 10-kilometre distances. Past festivals have attracted swimmers from 35 countries. Several different provincial sections …

Discover Camp 2019

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Swim Alberta’s bi-annual Discover Camp took place on Sunday in both Edmonton and Calgary. With having both classroom time and swim time with Albertan Star Athletes the energy at all three camps was electrifying. The Male Camp in Calgary had special guests Tristan Cote and Coach Mike Blondal. The Female camp saw Rachel Nicol and Coach Mandi Smith. Both groups …

Swim Alberta Conference Roundup

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The 2019 Swim Alberta Conference took place in Canmore at the Coast Canmore Hotel September 27-29th. It was a time of inspiration, education and a time to celebrate the swimming achievements from across the province in the 2018-2019 season. Presentations for sessions were given by Dean Boles, Ryan Atkinson, Frank Van Den Berg, Dina Bell-Laroche, Steve Indig, Kevin Dennis, Dr. …

Creating A Safe Sport Environment

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Swim Alberta has taken the pledge to create a safe sporting environment both in and out of the pool for everyone involved. If you see something, say something. Visit our safe sport page for more information: https://swimalberta.ca/safesport/

Alberta Makes Top 8 in Club and Individuals Swimming Canada Swim-a-Thon Campaign

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Swimming Canada is pleased to announce three grand prize winners for the 2019 Swim-a-Thon campaign. These grand prize winners are recognized as the top fundraisers from across Canada. Top Individual Fundraiser This year’s top individual fundraiser winner, raising a grand total of $5,500 is Rachel Nguyen from the Etobicoke Swim Club. For her efforts, Rachel’s grand prize includes a $3,500 …

National Coaches Week – Recognition Submissions September 21-29 2019

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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. We asked Swimmers from across the province to submit who they recognized as a great coach and what made that person so special. Every day from September 21 -29th we will be posting a new leader in their …

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 …