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 …

Day 4 of the Canadian Junior Championships Roundup

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CALGARY – Emma Spence of Regina made sure she wouldn’t be denied a medal this year in the women’s 200-m breaststroke and it paid off in gold at the 2019 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships. Spence, racing in the girls 15-17 age group, won the event in two minutes and 34.98 seconds with Isabelle Roth of Calgary second in 2:36.81 and Taeghen …

Tristan Cote Wins Personal Best at FINA World Championships Final Day

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GWANGJU, South Korea – Canada won the bronze medal and set a national record in the women’s 4×100-m medley relay on Sunday to put an exclamation point on the country’s most successful FINA World Championships ever. The Canadian pool swimmers ended the competition with a team record two gold and six bronze, all in Olympic events. They reached 19 finals – two …

Day 3 Updates from the Canadian Junior Championships

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CALGARY – Justin Fotherby of Penticton, B.C., continued to display his versatility on Friday with a victory in the boys 14-15 age group 100-m breaststroke, his third win this week, at the 2019 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships. Fotherby clocked one minute and 07.06 seconds with Benjamin Gagné of Chicoutimi, Que., second in 1:07.33 and James Hume of North Vancouver third in …

Canadian Junior Championships Day 2 Updates

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CALGARY – Carter Buck of London, Ont., Justin Fotherby of Penticton, B.C.,and Regan Rathwell of Ottawa each collected their second individual gold medals on Thursday at the 2019 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships. In the boys 14-15 age group, Buck won the 100-m backstroke in 59.42 seconds just ahead of Loic Courville Fortin of Repentigny, Que., second in 59.58 and Yutong Wu …

Emma O’Croinin Wins Bronze at World Championships

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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 …