Welcome Shawn Holman, Swim Alberta Executive Director

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Dear Swim Alberta Community, I’m pleased to announce Shawn Holman will be joining Swim Alberta as our Executive Director (ED) starting today. Shawn brings a strong combination of sports leadership and business expertise to the role. With over 20 years of experience in sport, from grass roots to high performance, Shawn is an accomplished leader in the design and delivery …

Racing Unplugged: Masters

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

In light of the February Masters Circuit swim meet being cancelled due to the current Covid situation, Swim Alberta would like to offer another virtual racing opportunity. Racing Unplugged: Masters is a virtual competition that is to be completed in the practice setting.   Coaches and swimmers may choose to submit times for any events up to 400 FR/IM. IMPORTANT: Double check …

Rebecca Smith off to the FINA World Swimming Championships

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Rebecca Smith swims with University of Calgary Swim Club and University of Calgary Varsity Swim Club under coach Mike Blondal. Dave Johnson is a selected coach from Cascade Swim Club. Some newcomers to the Canadian coaching staff join a strong team of returning Olympians as Canada prepares to compete at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). Nine women and three …

Ingrid Wilm Makes Her Mark At the ISL Finals

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Ingrid Wilm of Calgary continued to build off her success with the Current, posting three top-three finishes during the Final. Wilm won the 50-m backstroke in 26.24 and the 100-m backstroke in 55.73, just shy of her Canadian record of 55.61, set in September. She placed third in the 200-m backstroke in 2:02.38. “I didn’t see these times coming, so …

Paralympians Tammy Cunnington and Morgan Bird Retire

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

It wasn’t always an easy decision but several Swimming Canada athletes have decided the time is right to step away from the sport. Their reasons for retiring may vary, but all agree the years competing in the pool have helped prepare them for life outside of swimming. Olympic athletes moving on include Emily Overholt, a bronze medallist in the 4×200-metre …

Racing Unplugged: Photos with Santa

Megan Narsing News, 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 …

Racing Unplugged Masters

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

Racing Unplugged is opening up with a new challenge for Masters Swimmers! Master coaches and swimmers may choose to submit times for any 50m or 100m race for this month long event. Draw prizes provided by All Tides will be drawn after the deadline. Events Include 50m, 100m Freestyle 50m, 100m Backstroke 50m, 100m Breaststroke 50m, 100m Butterfly 100m IM …

Golden Flipper Butterfly Challenge

Megan Narsing Swim Alberta News

Swim BC and Swim Alberta have come together to create a friendly rivalry to develop spirit, story, and a rallying cry to inspire and motivate coaches and swimmers to improve their butterfly development. The challenge is open to all fully registered swimmers in the competitive category in their respective province. Paralympic swimmers must have a Level 2 classification. Olympic Events …

Swim Alberta AGM , Celebration and Conference 2021

Megan Narsing News, Swim Alberta News

This year Swim Alberta is going virtual and shaking things up! Our previous in-person conference and AGM will be moved to online events this year and our athletes’ awards banquet will be moving towards a more inclusive setting for all athletes to attend. See all of the details below: Swim Alberta AGM – Save the Date:  Wednesday, October 6th at …

Racing Unplugged: Summer Passport

Megan Narsing News

With clubs starting up again and swimmers back in the pools Swim Alberta is excited to introduce the next part in the Racing Unplugged Series – The Racing Unplugged: Summer Passport. The summer passport will offer the same events as the fall passport to ensure that swimmers have the opportunity to challenge themselves against their fall results. Coaches and/or swimmers …

Cole Pratt & Tammy Cunnington Nominated to Canada’s Olympic/Paralympic Teams

Val Carr Swim Alberta News

Cole Pratt, Cascade Swim Club, has been nominated to Canada’s Olympic Swim Team after his second place finish in the 100m Backstroke at the Canadian Olympic Swim Trials meet held in Toronto. Joining Cole in Tokyo is his coach Dave Johnson. Also joining Cole are former Alberta swimmers Rebecca Smith (Red Deer), Finlay Knox (Okotoks) and Yuri Kisil (Calgary) who …

Everyone Wins When Everyone Swims

Val Carr Swim Alberta News

Swim Alberta joins forces with Lifesaving Society for next phase of We Are Ready  Edmonton, AB – March 17, 2021 The campaign, which continues with the launch of one of three new videos, encourages an evidence-based approach to reopening pools, highlights mental health and wellness, and reinforces that facilities are ready to safely welcome back swimmers. In the recently published Swim Alberta led study “A Safe Return to Sport and …