Alberta’s Barry Lewis Named Swimming Canada Masters Committee Member

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OTTAWA – Swimming Canada is building its support for the masters swimming community by growing its staff and adding a new advisory committee. Cynthia Pincott will join the staff Sept. 3 in the new role of Coordinator, Masters Swimming, to provide support to masters swimming, in collaboration with the provincial sections. Pincott has been involved with the sport at all levels, …

Albertan Swimmers Make Waves on First Day of World Junior Championships

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – Emma O’Croinin and her teammates didn’t feel any pressure. Their poise led them to a bronze-medal performance during the opening day of action at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. O’Croinin, a 16-year-old Edmonton native, joined Brooklyn Douthwright, Katrina Bellio and Genevieve Sasseville to finish third in the women’s 4×200-metre freestyle …

Mike Morrow Wins Silver and New Canadian Record at FINA World Masters Championships

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GWANGJU, South Korea – The FINA World Masters Championships ended on Sunday. The team of 55 Canadian Masters swimmers will be coming home with an impressive haul of 19 medals. The stars of the team were, without a doubt, Linda Hunt and Georgina Lopez, who medalled in every single event they swam. Georgina Lopez is no stranger to the international stage. She has been competing at …

Five Albertan Swimmers to Compete at the World Junior Championships this week

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Brooklyn Douthwright had some fuel left after winning a pair of national championships earlier this month, but the 16-year-old from Riverview, N.B., native expects to be empty her tank at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships Tuesday through Sunday in Budapest, Hungary. Douthwright won the 100 and 200-metre freestyle titles at the Canadian Swimming Championships in Winnipeg despite not giving …

Western Canada Summer Games Round Up

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The Canada Western Summer Games have come to a close for Team Alberta’s Swim Team. After 8 days of training, bonding, competing, travelling and the occasional puzzle the team has returned home and with a rather massive haul. Team Alberta walked away from Phase 1 of the Canada Western Summer Games with 173 medals – and 103 of those are …

Alberta Summer Swimming Association Provincial Championships

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The biggest event for Alberta Summer Swimming is coming to Edmonton August 16-18 2019 at the Kinsmen Sports Centre. The Provincial Championships for the Alberta Summer Swimming Association is the most important meet of the season for these swimmers. There will be 1,200 athletes in attendance and over 150 coaches. Swimmers qualify for this competition through Regionals which were held …

Masters take on the FINA World Masters World Championships

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GWANGJU, South Korea – The FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, are well underway and a team of 55 masters swimmers are proudly representing Canada. After the open water event and three days in the pool, the Canadian team has won a total of nine medals so far. Canadian women started strong in the challenging course of the 3,000-m open water …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 4

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WINNIPEG – Rachel Nicol of Lethbridge, Alta., a member of the 2016 Olympic team, earned her second victory on Sunday at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships placing first in the women’s 100-m breaststroke. Nicol, the 50 breaststroke winner on Friday, clocked one minute and 08.37 seconds for the win. World championship finalist Kelsey Wog of Winnipeg was second in 1:09.50 and …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 3 Part 2

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WINNIPEG – Aly Van Wyck-Smart of Toronto and her world championship and Parapan Am Games-bound teammates are showing a hot hand at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships this week. Wyck-Smart, who has cerebral palsy and competes in the S2 Sport Class, has lowered Americas and Canadian records in the 100-m backstroke to two minutes and 41.98 seconds and the 50-m backstroke to …

Albertan Swimmers win 2 Silver and 1 Bronze in Final Tally of Pan Am Games

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LIMA, Peru – Danielle Hanus and Alexia Zevnik each collected a fourth swimming medal at the Pan Am Games on Saturday as they helped Canada win the silver in the women’s 4X100-m medley relay. Bailey Andison of Smith Falls, Ont., added a bronze in the women’s 200-m individual medley. The Canadian swim team ends the Games with 15 medals ( one …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 3

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WINNIPEG – Cole Pratt of Calgary and Jade Hannah of Victoria kept their pace of one victory per day at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships on Saturday at the Pan Am Pool. Pratt placed first in the men’s 200-m individual medley to add to his wins in the 200-m backstroke on Thursday and the 100-m back on Friday. His time in …

Kyla Leibel Tied for Fourth in Women’s 50m Freestyle – Pan Am Games

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LIMA, Peru – Tessa Cieplucha won Canada’s first swimming gold at the Pan Am Games on Friday with a victory in the women’s 400-m individual medley. Canada also won a silver in the women’s 4X200-m freestyle relay. After four days of competition, Canadian swimmers have 13 medals (one gold, six silver and six bronze). The 20-year-old Cieplucha took control of the …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 2

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WINNIPEG – Jade Hannah of Victoria, Katrina Bellio of Etobicoke, Ont., Eli Wall of Toronto and Cole Pratt of Calgary all earned a second victory on Friday at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships. The 17-year-old Hannah took the women’s 100-m backstroke in 1:00.19 after placing first in Thursday’s 200 back. Regan Rathwell of Ottawa was second in 1:02.04 and Asia Minnes …

Highlights from the Canadian Swimming Championships – Day 1

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WINNIPEG – Fresh from last month’s bronze in the open water five kilometre at the FINA World Championships, Eric Hedlin of Victoria ruled the pool on Thursday in his 1500-m freestyle victory to open the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships. Hedlin clocked 15 minutes and 24.82 seconds for the victory. Two junior Pointe-Claire, Que., swimmers followed. Patrick Hussey was second in 15:42.49 …

Canadian Senior Championships Begin Today

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WINNIPEG – World championship medallist Eric Hedlin of Victoria and Olympians Rachel Nicol of Lethbridge, Alta., and Kennedy Goss of Toronto headline the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships set for Thursday to Sunday at the Pan Am Pool in Winnipeg. Hedlin, fresh off his bronze medal in the five-kilometre open water race at the worlds, is back in the pool this week to the …

Danica Ludlow wins Silver and Kyla Leibel Bronze at Pan Am Games in Peru

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LIMA, Peru – The Canadian swimming team didn’t waste any time making its presence felt in the pool at the Pan Am Games on Tuesday night with a five-medal performance. Two of those medals came in the first final of the night in the women’s 400-m freestyle. Delfina Pignatiello of Argentina led most of the race to win the gold in …

Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships Stats

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Medals for Canada at Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships: 9 (2 gold, 7 bronze) Medals at Budapest 2017 FINA World Championships: 4 Open water medals: 1 (Eric Hedlin) Open water medals in Canadian history: 3 Open water medals won by Hedlin: 2 Pool medals: 8 Countries with more medals: 3 Previous Canadian teams to win 8 medals: 0 Most medals …

Recognizing the FINA World Championship Swimmers and Coaches

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John Atkinson, Swimming Canada High Performance Director and National Coach, 2019 World Championships swimmers and coaches acknowledgement Before the 2019 FINA World Championships completely fade, and the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, Canadian Swimming Championships, UANA Junior Open Water Championships, FINA World Junior Championships and World Para Swimming Championships get going, I wanted to acknowledge the work of our coaches and …

Day 6 Canadian Junior Championships – Open Water

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CALGARY – Eric Brown of Pointe-Claire, Que., added a fourth gold and Ashley McMillan of Penticton, B.C., earned her third victory to highlight the open water swimming races Monday at the Canadian Junior Championships. In the girls 15-17 three kilometre, McMillan triumphed in 39:31.60. Regan Rathwell of Ottawa took the silver in 39:52.20 and Catherine Minic of Grand Prairie, Alta., was …

Day 5 of Canadian Junior Championships see’s Alberta’s athletes shine

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CALGARY – In the long and short of it, Christey Liang of Edmonton starred in the girls 13-14 age group on Sunday with victories in the 50-m freestyle and 400-m freestyle to conclude the pool portion of the 2019 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships. In the 50 free, Liang clocked 26.50 with Eliza Housman of Calgary second at 26.85 and Amy Pan …