Racing Unplugged: Photos with Santa

Val CarrNews, Swim Alberta News

To finish off the year why not spread some friendly holiday competition with the Swim Alberta Racing Unplugged: Photos for Santa! This is our second virtual racing opportunity for novice level swimmers this fall.

Competition Focus

The focus of these virtual competitions is for novice level swimmers and swimmers who are age 11 and under.  Novice level is defined as swimmers who do not have a Provincial Trials qualifying time.  A 12 & over age category has been included, intended for swimmers who are new, Special Olympics, para swimmers as well as swimmers who are below the provincial trials level. 

Winter Festival Qualifying

All times achieved during these virtual races will be eligible to qualify for the Swim Alberta Winter Festivals (10 & under girls, 11 & under boys).

Racing Unplugged: Photos with Santa

  • November 22 – December 20
  • Entry Deadline – December 20

General Information and Process

A meet package and event entry file has been published on the Swimming Canada meet list, results will be published on Swim Alberta’s Virtual Race Results page.  The age groups, rules and awards are outlined on the meet package.  All times from the submission period are permitted, the entry deadline and event date is the last date of the submission period.  Late entries will not be accepted.  The link to the Photos with Santa meet page has been published.  All practice times are permitted for ranking.  Results are to be submitted using a Hy-Tek entry file to the meet list, using custom entry times.

Have Fun and Share Your Event!

Photos with Santa is a Christmas themed competition.  Clubs running in house racing for submission are encouraged to tag Swim Alberta on social media while doing these events to share any Christmas themed photos (please maintain distancing, no photos of swimmers sitting with Santa)


If you have questions regarding submissions contact Lindsey Thomas at