Outdoor Workouts – Weather Cancellation Policy

Hi everyone – just a reminder that despite the fact that the City cancels public swimming at outdoor pools when the temperature dips below 18 degrees, our outdoor swim practices are a “GO” on these cooler days. We also swim in the rain! The only time we don’t swim is if there is lightning in the area. The rule is that no one can enter the pool within a half hour of pool staff hearing thunder. We will do our best to notify the membership as early as possible before a session if there is a cancellation due to inclement weather, so please check the website and/or your email (if you’re subscribed!) before you head down to the outdoor pools.

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The general details are as follows

JUNE – Kinsmen
Tuesday 8-9:30 pm – 3 lanes LCM
Thursday 8-9:30 pm – 5 lanes SCM
Sunday 9:30-11am – up to 5 lanes LCM

JUNE ONLY and SUBJECT TO INTEREST (additional charge)
Tuesday 6:15-7:15 am – up to 6 lanes SCM
Wednesday 12-1:00 pm – 4 lanes SCM
Thursday 6:15-7:15 am – up to 6 lanes SCM

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool – 6 lanes SCM – a MAXIMUM of 36 swimmers
Tuesday 7-8:30 pm
Thursday 7-8:30 pm

Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool – 6 lanes SCM – a MAXIMUM of 36 swimmers
Sunday 9:15-10:45 am

13 swims (equivalent to one swim/week or ONE MONTH) – $100
26 swims (equivalent to two swims/week or TWO MONTHS) – $200
39 swims (equivalent to three swims/week or THREE MONTHS) – $280

If you are interested please register using this FORM. Payment is due to confirm your registration and there are no REFUNDS for the summer season (please send e-transfers to the email address listed in the form – we will not deposit your money until we can confirm your space). The outdoor pool has a limit of 36 swimmers per session so we will have to restrict our registration for July & August.

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Records and Rankings

Many club records were broken at Australian Masters Nationals (April 20 – 23) and Canadian Masters Swimming Championships (May 20 – 22) and the Records and Rankings page has been updated accordingly! If you notice that a club record hasn’t been updated correctly, please send an email to edmontonmastersswimclub@gmail.com and we’ll get it fixed!

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I wanna be a Swimstar…

Quarantine has been long. It has been mentally exhausting. It has been frustrating.

And the UK has cracked.

They’ve gone full Nickelback.

In a parody of the song “Rockstar” by Nickelback, which has been dubbed Canada’s most hated band as a result of incredible overexposure over the country’s airwaves, Steve Buckley has built a full-blown, swim-themed parody of the song titled “Swimstar.”

Steve Buckley is the creator and leader of the swimming website pullbuoy.co.uk, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary of covering swimming on the internet this month.

With mostly unique vocals performed by Hugh MacDonald (well, there as unique as any of Nickelback’s songs are from any other of Nickelback’s songs), the video features age groupers, legends, Olympians, Junior National team swimmers, and aspiring Olympians from across the country opining about their dreams for aquatic success.

Among the swimmers featured in the video are two-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington, World Championship competitor Michael Gunning, 1980 Olympic silver medalist in the 400 IM Sharron Davies, 2008/2012 British Olympian Jemma Lowe, 7-time Para-Swimming World Champion Tully Kearney, and BBC Olympic and Paralympic sports journalist Nick Hope.

Story by Braden Keith, SwimSwam.com, June 3 2020

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CANCELLED: Canadian Masters Swimming Championships

Following the lead of the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee, Swimming Canada has announced the cancellation of all summer 2020 national events due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships (May 22-24, Etobicoke, Ont.), Canadian Junior Championships (July 22-27, Montreal), and Canadian Swimming Championships (Aug. 6-9, Edmonton).

“The world needs healing. It takes time. The sun will rise again for the most celebrated Games, and for our Canadian championships. The athletes will awe us with their amazing talents once more. The world just needs some time to heal. Once the storm is over, we will swim again,” El-Awadi said.

You can read the full news release here: https://www.swimming.ca/en/news/2020/03/27/remaining-2020-national-events-cancelled/

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