2020 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships

Information about the 2020 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships, including the meet package, can be found here.

Just in time, as flight prices are currently low for a trip to Toronto in May!

Note that Westjet’s current sale ends tonight at midnight!

Posted in Competition, Nationals, Swimming Canada

Practice Schedule / Changes for November 23rd and 24th

Good day, everyone,

This weekend we will be practicing at N.A.I.T.

November 23rd

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

November 24th

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Thank you very much,

Scott





Posted in Practice Schedule/Changes

Preliminary Results for ‘Twas The Month Before Christmas III

Good evening, swimmers, and coaches,

Here are the preliminary results for ‘Twas The Month Before Christmas III. Have a look and please let us know of any discrepancies.

Once again, we thank you all for coming and making it an enjoyable afternoon!

Kind regards,

Scott

Posted in Competition, Results, Uncategorized

Volunteers Needed! Nov 27th, Dec 4th

We are still in need of a few key officials to help us out with our Metro Edmonton High School swim meets. Would you be please willing to send a note to your 2019 summer swim club’s membership to ask for their help? Our meet package is attached for your reference. Below are the details of where we need assistance:
Wednesday November 27, 2019 – Metro Divisional Swim Meet
  • What:  a two 25m pool (girls & boys) qualifier meet for Metro Edmonton High School Championship Swim Meet.
  • Where:  Kinsmen Aquatic Centre, Edmonton (Don Smith Memorial Pool)
  • When:  Warm Ups 7:30am – 8:30am / Racing events 8:30am – 2:30pm
  •             (Officials briefing at 8:00am – Lunch will be provided. Please bring a refillable water bottle.)
  • Need:  1 Referee, 1 Starter, 3 Quantum/Ares Operators, 1 Clerk of Course/Recorder-Scorer, and 18 Stroke & Turn officials
Wednesday December 4, 2019 – Metro-Edmonton Championship Swim Meet
  • What:  a one 25m pool meet to determine the Metro Edmonton High School Swimming Champions
  • Where:  Kinsmen Aquatic Centre, Edmonton (Don Smith Memorial Pool)
  • When:  Warm Ups 7:30am – 8:30am / Racing events 8:30am – 2:30pm
  •              (Officials briefing at 8:00am – Lunch will be provided. Please bring a refillable water bottle.)
  • Need:  7 Stroke & Turn officials, and 2 Quantum/Ares Operators
Please contact us at shawn@metroathletics.ca
 
The time and expertise of summer swimming officials helping to officiate at one or both of these events would be very much appreciated by our local high school students.
Thank you in advance.
Shawn Shepherd – Facilitator, High School Sports
Metro Edmonton High School Athletic Association
Contact:  780-989-3005 /  shawn@metroathletics.ca
Susan Kamminga – High School Swim Chair

Metro Edmonton High School Athletic Association
Contact: 780-915-8278 /   kamminga4@shaw.ca
Posted in Uncategorized

Masters Swimming Bulletin – November 2019

Welcome to November. More than 5000 Masters Swimmers are now registered for the season!

MAIL-IN CHALLENGES

Each month, a new challenge will be posted. Swimmers/coaches will tabulate the results of the challenge and forward them to masters@swimming.ca. Results will be compiled using the age group distributions as per competitions. Prizes will be awarded each month.

This month, we are inviting you to complete a timed 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle. All distances are to be done from a push (i.e., in-the-water start). Times will be added-up for the 750m. You may also submit your results for this challenge HERE.

DISTANCE TRACKING

A platform is being developed which will allow swimmers to do a ‘’one-time dump’’ of their previously tracked distances and then continue to log their progress. There will be more good news to follow concerning this project – stay tuned and keep counting your metres!

SWIMMER AND CLUB PROFILES

We are hoping to profile masters swimmers and masters swim clubs from across the country on the Swimming Canada web site.

We know there are many stories out there about swim clubs doing fun events, important activities outside of the pool from volunteering to fund raising. About swim clubs who have amazing coaches keeping them motivated and engaged in watching the black line at the bottom of the pool.

We know there are masters swimmers who have been showing up at the pool for years. Swimmers who have overcome physical conditions by getting back in the pool. Swimmers who persevere. Swimmers who are changing the world they live in through their actions outside of swimming.

We want to hear these stories – who impresses you? Who motivates you? Why do you go to the pool week in week out? What else do you do: sports, art, literature, big business, volunteer? What are your passions?

Questionnaires are available here: Swimmer Profile  / Club Profile. If you have a story to tell, we would love to hear it!

For more Masters news, read the full Masters Swimming Bulletin – November 2019.

Posted in Swimming Canada