Para Prospects West is coming to Alberta

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

This year the city of Edmonton will be hosting the 2020 Para Prospects West Camp at the University of Alberta from February 5-8, 2020.
Twenty para athletes including 8 from Alberta, 9 from B.C. and 3 from Manitoba, along with twelve coaches – 6 from Alberta, 3 from B.C., 2 from Manitoba and 1 from Saskatchewan will be participating.

Swim Alberta, Swim BC, Swim Saskatchewan, and Swim Manitoba have partnered together to provide an educational and training development opportunity to para-swimmers from across the four Western Canadian provinces. The camp objectives are to expose swimmers to team travel and protocols, challenging work schedules and workout time, learning pre-race activation, warm-up routines and technical reliability under training conditions.

The four day camp will be led by Swimming Canada’s National Para Head Coach, Vince Mikuska. Joining him are a number of speakers:
– Lockie Lister, Swim Alberta Para Official
– Erin Brennen, Mental Skills Coach
– Tessa Gallinger, Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Canadian Sport Institute in Calgary
– Tammy Cunnington, 2016 Paralympian & 2018 Pan Pacific Para Gold Medalist
– Michel Bérubé, Nextgen & pathways Coach Paralympic

Following the camp all athletes will be participating in the Para-Swimming Invitational hosted by the Steadward Bears Para Swimming Club. This will be the first club run specialized Para-Swimming meet in Alberta. The competition will be inclusive to athletes at any stage of athletic development. For more information please see the meet package here: https://www.swimming.ca/en/meet/34766/

Swim Alberta would like to thank the Canadian Paralympic Committee for their grant that helped support this experience.

For a list of the selected athletes and selection criteria please visit our camps & tours page here: https://swimalberta.ca/swimmers/tour-teams-camps/