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.
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.
We will provide updates as we can with regards to our returning to the pool. In the meantime, please take this time to enjoy the things that you can. We are looking at providing some home workouts to help keep you active and to give you something to do at home in these weird times. Stay well, stay positive and here’s hoping we’ll see you all back in the pool sooner rather than later.
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!
This month’s bulletin has information about Canadian Record breaking performances, the 2020 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships, the 2020 Swimming Canada Masters Swimming Awards (including nomination documents), Mail-In Challenges, and more! Click here to read it all!