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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Masters Swimming Bulletin – March 2020

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!

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Masters Swimming Bulletin – February 2020

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!

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Masters Swimming Bulletin – December 2019

We are now standing on the doorstep of 2020. One more month to get all the training in that we had hoped to complete in 2019. One more month to reach our 2019 objectives, if they have not already been attained. One more month before all Masters Swimmers celebrate changing age and, perhaps, age group on January 1st.

This month’s bulletin recognizes more Canadian Records, announces this month’s mail-in challenge (a 15 minute swim for distance), introduces a masters swimmer who set five world records after a liver transplant, and more!

Read all about it here!

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Club Records

If you competed in the recent “Twas The Month Before Christmas III” swim meet and broke any club records, Congratulations!

Please contact us to advise what record(s) you broke, and we will update the Club Records accordingly!

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