My First Race

Swim Alberta recognizes that learn to swim programming is an important step to be water safe. Many of Swim Alberta's Swim Clubs offer learn to swim programming.

As an introduction to competitive swimming, Swim Alberta is offering the "My First Race" swim series. The swim series is an awards program for registered pre-competitive (non-competitive) swimmers who finish a specific event and distance.

My First Race Swim Series

The swim series consists of eight races, one race each month. Coach instructions are available at the bottom of this page.

Swimmers who participate will receive a certificate and a sticker for each race completed, swimmers who complete the full series will receive finisher award. Please contact your coach for details.

Coach Instructions

Coaches or a club contact must track swimmers progress as well as request certificates, stickers and finisher awards.

Kick Events - Swimmers must have two hands on the board until the swimmer touches the wall.

Swim Events - Swimmers must follow the stroke rules for the start, stroke, turn and finish. If the swimmer is not comfortable diving from the blocks they may dive from the side or start from a push in the water.

Administrator Instructions

1 Order Certificates, Stickers and Series Completion Awards - Use pre-competitive (non-competitive) registration numbers

2 Tracking - Each club is responsible for tracking their own swimmers progress

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