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

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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.

Call for Nominations – Swim Alberta

Val Carr Swim Alberta News

Swim Alberta is currently seeking nominations for the Swim Alberta Board of Directors from individuals who are passionate about the sport of swimming, can embrace our values of excellence, integrity, innovation and collaboration and are looking for a rewarding volunteer role with a progressive provincial sport organization. Further information is available here. Nominations invited by 4:30 pm MDT, October 16, …

Swim Alberta Summer Racing Challenge Results

Megan Narsing News

Congratulations to all swimmers who completed the 2020 Summer Racing Challenge.  A number of swimmers raced faster than their personal bests and at least one race is faster than the current provincial record. 293 Swimmers participated in the challenge from a total of 7 clubs including: Glencoe Gators Swim Club (GLEN) Edmonton Keyano Swim Club (EKSC) Cascade (CASC) Grande Prairie …

ASSA Summer Swimming Challenge Results

Megan Narsing ASSA News

As the summer comes to an end so does the 2020 ASSA Summer Swimming Challenge. 93 Swimmers participated in the challenge aged 8-17. Thank you to the participating clubs: Red Deer Marlins (RDM) Okotoks Stingrays Summer Swim Club (OSSSC) Nanton Marlins Summer Swim Club (NANT) Wainwright Torpedoes (WAIN) Medicine Hat Manta Rays Summer Swim Club (MHSSC) Lacombe Dolphins (LAC) 49/93 …

Racing Unplugged: Swim Alberta Racing and Challenges for the 2020-2021 Swimming Season

Megan Narsing News

The Will To Win Over the past several months, Swim Alberta, with feedback and support from several coach working groups, has been working on providing solutions for what will be a unique 2020-2021 swimming season. In addition to the racing and training events listed below, Swim Alberta will continue to plan solutions to engage Alberta’s swimmers. “The Alberta swimming community has …

2020 Youth Recognition

Megan Narsing News

Swim Alberta would like to recognize the following swimmers who achieved the Youth Recognition standards for the 2019-2020 season. *This list may be updated Thank you to Esquire Wholesale LTD. for being our sponsor for this event. YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARDS  Alberta Spring Championships Top 1 Top 10 Name Age Club Name Age Club Name Age Club Cole Pratt 17 CASC …