Swim Alberta “Racing Unplugged” Competition Results

The results for Swim Alberta’s “Racing Unplugged” competition can be found here!

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Swimming Canada – Masters News

The meet information has now been posted for the 2022 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships in Quebec City, May 20 – 22, 2022. You can download the meet package here.

Swimming Canada is pleased to be coordinating Canadian masters swimmers wishing to participate in the 19th FINA World Masters Championships, May 31 – June 9, 2022 across the Island of Kyushu, Japan. Swimmers may join the “True North” team for this event and participate in relays under this team name. Swimming Canada will provide the same service for the UANA Pan American Masters Championships, July 21 – 28, 2022 in Medellín, Columbia.

Please contact us at masters@swimming.ca

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Registration for 2021-2022

IS NOW OPEN!!! There are some changes this year to our training times as the City has made changes to their rental policies that impact our access to the pool. Rest assured that the board has worked diligently to make the best of what we were able to access for training times.

Swimming will begin on Saturday, September 11. Lili is leaving this year to further her education but Alex Wallingford will remain as a coach again this season. We are also welcoming Mathew Mossey back to our coaching staff this season.

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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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