Our 1:1 sessions will continue until April 3. We know that the Government will be updating whether we will be moving to step 3. Step 3 included adult team sports but we don’t know what that will look like. Kinsmen is keeping their current bookings for user groups up to April 5 as they are also not sure what the announcement this week may bring.
Once there is an announcement, and if it has any impact on our club, your board will discuss the implications and let you know.
We have been offering 1:1 sessions in the pool with Alex & Lili and continue to do so up to this Saturday, March 20. We have had nothing more from Kinsmen as to our pool bookings beyond that.
It is likely they are awaiting updates from the Government of Alberta as the next step of reopening could include access to the facility as a member of the public. Should anything change we will advise the membership.
We will continue to offer 1:1 training as a chance to return to the pool for those who are able until such time that we are able to return to the pool as a group. Once the public times return we will consider reducing our 1:1 sessions but have been getting positive feedback about the sessions that have been offered so we would like to continue supporting our coaches and our swimmers who are looking for some coaching and feedback.
Stay tuned and we will update as we have more information.
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.