Swim Alberta Swimmers Punch Their Tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2024 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, and the World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Junior Championships
Swim Alberta
by Kevin Dennis
1w ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 May 2024 (Calgary, AB) – The 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Trials, Presented by Bell have recently concluded after seven exciting days of racing at the Toronto Pan American Centre.  While the events primary selection focus is to select the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic teams, national junior team selections were also on the line. A total of 118 swimmers representing thirteen Alberta programs battled for spots on the 2024 Olympic Team, 2024 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, and the World Aquatics Open Water Swimming Junior World Championships Teams. Swim Albert ..read more
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SUMMER STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Swim Alberta
by Kevin Dennis
4M ago
Swim Alberta is hiring a Summer Student for the period of May 1 to August 31, 2024. CLICK HERE for the job description and how to apply. Application Deadline: March 4, 2024 The post SUMMER STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS appeared first on Swim Alberta ..read more
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Edmonton to Host Canadian Open: A Boost for Swimming in Alberta
Swim Alberta
by Kevin Dennis
5M ago
Swimming Canada has recently announced the host locations for its revamped event schedule through 2028. This exciting lineup includes 21 editions of six domestic events, including the Canadian Open, Masters championships, Trials, short-course national championships, Open Water Festival, and the Ken Demchuk International Invitational. The strategic planning behind these events is part of Swimming Canada’s “Canadian Way” event hosting strategy, aimed at supporting the athlete development pathway and preparing the nation’s swimmers for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Edmonton ..read more
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Swim Alberta Office Holiday Closure
Swim Alberta
by Val Carr
6M ago
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Golden Flipper 100m Breaststroke
Swim Alberta
by Madeeha Rahman
8M ago
Congratulations to Swim Alberta for winning the 2023 Golden Flipper Challenge! View Full Results here The post Golden Flipper 100m Breaststroke appeared first on Swim Alberta ..read more
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Team Alberta competes at 58th annual Mel Zajac International Swim Meet
Swim Alberta
by Ella
1y ago
VANCOUVER – 19 swimmers raced for Team Alberta at the 58th annual Mel Zajac International Swim Meet from June 2 to 4 at the UBC Aquatic Centre. Originally founded in 1963 as Canada Cup by swim coach Howard Firby, the Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet works to bring elite national and international talent to Vancouver to race local athletes. Now named after Canadian Olympic swimmer Mel Zajac Jr., the meet is the largest of its kind in Western Canada. Team Alberta podiumed three times over the course of the weekend. Oliver Dawson earned bronze in the 200-m breaststroke in 2:20.99 and teammat ..read more
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Five medals for Albertan swimmers at 2023 Best Fest Festival
Swim Alberta
by Ella
1y ago
MALLORCA, Spain – From May 27 to June 2, five Albertan swimmers competed at the 2023 Best Fest open water swimming festival. Over the course of the week, Dominik Kwiecien (GPP), Shayne Bowie (EKSC) and Kealeigh McLeod (UCSC) brought home five medals across a variety of events. Kwiecien captured silver in the 5-km and 10-km events in the elite junior men’s category. In the women’s 5-km, Bowie earned bronze in the elite senior women’s category. Later in the week, Bowie picked up another bronze in the 1.5-km race. At the end of the competition, the two swimmers were both presented with aggregate ..read more
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Applications now being accepted for Newcomer Grant
Swim Alberta
by Ella
1y ago
Swim Alberta’s vision is to ensure that every swimmer has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our mission is to govern, lead, and support competitive swimming. Swim Alberta’s Newcomer Grant will provide four (4) newcomers with grant support for one season with a Swim Alberta affiliated club. There are four (4) $1,000 awards to be given out to grant applicants. Grants will be reviewed and awarded based on the following priority: Priority 1: One (1) grant will be awarded to the 8-10 age category. One (1) grant will be awarded to the 11-15 and over age category. Priority 2: The remaini ..read more
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Letter to Region C – Call for Support
Swim Alberta
by Val Carr
1y ago
May 18, 2023 Dear Region C Clubs, We are reaching out today to ask for support, seeking your assistance in providing a sense of normalcy and opportunity for Alberta Summer Swimming (ASSA) athletes affected by wildfires and communities lacking the necessary infrastructure to host meets. As you are aware, our province has recently witnessed devastating wildfires, leading to the displacement of numerous individuals and disrupting the lives of many families. These challenging circumstances have left communities and our swimmers in a state of distress and vulnerability, with limited access to prope ..read more
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Letter to Regions A & B – Wildfire Situation
Swim Alberta
by Val Carr
1y ago
Dear Swim Clubs of Regions A and B, Subject: Support for Clubs Impacted by Alberta’s Wildfire Situation On behalf of the ASSA board of directors and the entire Alberta swimming community, I am writing to express our deepest concern and support for all the clubs that have been affected by the recent wildfires in Alberta. We understand that some of you have been directly impacted by evacuation orders, while others have stepped up to support the affected communities and provide assistance to the evacuees. The ASSA is committed to helping and supporting our swim clubs in any way we can. We underst ..read more
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