Richard Roberts

Richard John Roberts (1942 – 2017), a former Edmonton Masters swimmer (1989? – 1998?) and active St. Albert Masters swimmer until his death, passed away this summer.  His family asked that you do one or more of the following in memory of him:

  • Eat an expensive, good quality chocolate bar
  • Enjoy at least three big scoops of ice cream
  • Watch a movie with subtitles including the credits at the end
  • Read a good book
  • Sing out of tune
  • Dance or clap off-beat
  • Swim a few laps in a Speedo
  • Do all the Decathlon events
  • Race Walk
  • Discuss Theology
  • Eat a bag of cookies in one sitting
  • Take blurry photographs
  • Enjoy more than one Brussel sprout
  • Listen to “The Weight” by The Band and/or “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Play a game of chess
  • Love and be proud of your family and friends – life is too short for unhappiness and dissent

His full obituary can be found here.

Posted in In Memoriam

Notes from the deck

I hope that you have all enjoyed the first month back in the water. It’s been great watching you all in the pool getting back into the swim of things. Hopefully I’ll be back in there with you soon!

Exciting news for all members!!! We have joined the City of Edmonton Corporate Wellness Programme. What does this mean? Our members will be entitled to purchase City of Edmonton annual or continuous monthly passes at a discount of 20% or multipasses (minimum of 5) for a 15% discount. You can check out the prices here.  You can start to purchase passes on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 and simply need to let the desk staff at Kinsmen Sports Centre know that you are a club member and they’ll check the team roster provided to them (all members who have paid and completed the PIPA Form will be on this list). We hope that this is of value to some of our members!

Some of you may have received an email from Commit Swimming at the start of the season. This was not by accident. We are trying to see if this workout management system is something that can work for our coaches to share workouts with the team. If you deleted the email, or did not receive the email because you joined after our first week, please let one of the coaches know as they can add you to the team. You can also send me a message as I can also add members. We hope that this is a useful service and I would appreciate your thoughts and feedback as we start to use it.

I’m still working on getting club t-shirts to all of you, the missing sizes are on order and should arrive soon. As soon as I have them I’ll make another trip to the pool (if I’m not already cleared to swim by then). If anyone is interested in a hoodie I still have two left from last seasons order – will confirm sizes but they’re $40 each. I also have some microfibre towels (bath size) for $20 each.

See you at the pool!


Posted in equipment, Of Interest

2017-2018 Online Registration Now Open!

Online registration for the upcoming 2017-2018 Regular Season is now open!  Please follow the link here: EMSC 2017-2018 SEASON REGISTRATION

Workouts will begin on Monday, September 11, 2017.

If you have any issues with the online system, please contact our club registrar:

Posted in Registration

Day 2 in Budapest

Barry Lewis had another successful day here in Budapest finishing in 5th (medals awarded to top 6) against a strong crowd and almost breaking a Canadian record in the 100 free. Siubhan & Adam started off their pool swimming. Adam had a great 100 breast, finishing 28th overall. Siubhan was happy to have a cheering squad who got to watch her get on and off the blocks multiple times as there was some sort of equipment malfunction.

Posted in Competition, Meets, Of Interest

Shark Fest Final Results

Good afternoon, everyone,

Here are the links to the final results for Shark Fest 2017.

Thank you to everyone who participated and a special thank you to all of the volunteers.



Posted in Competition, Masters Swimming Canada, Meets