Emma O’Croinin Wins Bronze at World Championships

Megan Narsing News

GWANGJU, South Korea – Penny Oleksiak anchored Canada to bronze in a record-setting women’s 4×200-m freestyle relay Thursday at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Australia won an epic battle with the Americans for gold, clocking a world record seven minutes and 41.50 seconds. The U.S. was close behind at 7:41.87 while Canada’s Kayla Sanchez, Taylor Ruck, Emily Overholt …

Alberta Swimmers Excelling at Canadian Junior Championships in Calgary

Megan Narsing News

CALGARY – Madisen Jacques of New Westminster, B.C., won’t soon forget her first major national swimming competition. In her first event, she won the gold medal in the girls 13-14 age group 100-m butterfly on Thursday to open the Canadian Junior Swimming Championships. ‘’I was extremely nervous,’’ she admitted. ‘’Hopefully this breaks the ice because I have some pretty big events …

Cole Pratt Debuts in Men’s 200-m Individual Medley

Megan Narsing News

GWANGJU, South Korea – Canada was once again well-represented in finals as the FINA World Championships reached their halfway point Wednesday in Gwangju, South Korea. The mixed medley relay of Kylie Masse, Richard Funk, Maggie MacNeil and Yuri Kisil finished fifth and Penny Oleksiak added a sixth-place finish in the women’s 200-m freestyle. Already Canada’s best-ever meet with two gold medals …

Canadian Junior Championships in Calgary this week

Megan Narsing News

CALGARY – The road to the Olympic Games, even the ones in the distant future such as Paris in 2024 or Los Angeles 2028, may start this week for competitors at the 2019 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships. Calgary’s Repsol Sport Centre is set to host the highest national-level meet for swimmers aged 18 and under. The meet is expected to attract …

Emma O’Croinin makes long-course world championships debut

Megan Narsing News

GWANGJU, South Korea – Team Canada won a bronze medal and earned chances for two more on Day 1 of the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The all-teenage women’s 4×100-m freestyle relay of Kayla Sanchez, Taylor Ruck, Penny Oleksiak and Maggie MacNeil set a Canadian record of 3:31.78 to finish third in the relay. Australia won in a championships …

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 …