Swim Alberta is supposed to directly identify and update all masters provincial records set at competitions in Alberta and at the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships. However, if you break a record outside of Alberta, or if you just want to make sure that Swim Alberta is aware of your new record(s), please complete the Alberta Masters Provincial Record Application Form.
Meet Managers must submit national record applications within 7 days of the performance. Therefore, if you set a Canadian record, please work with meet management to ensure that the Canadian Record Application Procedure is followed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it fixed!
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.
This month’s bulletin has information about the most recent Canadian Record breaking performances, the 2020 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships (Toronto, Ontario), the 2020 Swimming Canada Masters Swimming Awards (including nomination documents), the 2020 UANA VIII Pan American Masters Championship (Medellin, Columbia), Mail-In Challenges, and more! Click here to read it all!