SWIMMING CANADA STATEMENT
An integral part of Swimming Canada’s mission is to inspire Canadians to be active and healthy. Masters Swimmers are the embodiment of this. Swimming Canada recognizes that Masters Swimmers are magnificent ambassadors and advocates for our sport, both with their friends and families, and within the community at large. Whether training for fitness or to compete, all Masters Swimmers are an essential part of the Swimming Canada family.
Swimming Canada aims to provide the best possible support to the Masters Swimming community, working collaboratively with the provincial sections, to provide meet sanctioning, coach certification, official certification, club services, insurance, etc. Swimming Canada’s close relationship with our international partners provides recognition of Swimming Canada events and of our member Swimmers’ performances.
MASTERS SWIMMING BULLETIN – April 2020
In these quickly evolving times please note that Swimming Canada is following the directives from the Government of Canada and provincial governments restricting gatherings. To respond to this directive Swimming Canada has cancelled all of their national events in 2020 including the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships in May. Please see the official press release HERE .
In the interim, we continue planning for our Masters Community; monthly challenges, the 2020-2021 season, new events, an updated web page, club and pool locator along with a distance tracker.
We encourage all of you to practice government safety measures including self-isolation, physical distancing, hand washing and all other recommendations.
Swimming Canada will continue to communicate with it’s members encouraging a healthy lifestyle during these difficult times.
Be well, be safe and look out for one another.
CANADIAN RECORD RECOGNITION
Canadian Masters Records for individual and relay events are now available on with the Swimrankings records page , look for Canada in the record list and Canadian Masters Records subsequently.Congratulations to the following swimmers for their Canadian record achievements;
Hella Versfeld 70-74 200 m freestyle (LC) 3:05.97
Sarah MacDonald 60-64 50 m butterfly (SC) 33.10
Sarah MacDonald 60-64 100 m breaststroke (SC) 1:25.09
Sarah MacDonald 60-64 50 m freestyle (SC) 29.21
Sarah MacDonald 60-64 100 m individual medley(SC) 1:14.23
Chris Daniel 60-64 200 m freestyle (SC) 2:12.20
Chris Daniel 60-64 400 m freestyle (SC) 4:41.99
Peter O’Brien 70-74 100 m backstroke (SC) 1:19.94
Peter O’Brien 70-74 100 m backstroke (SC) 1:17.16
Ron Armstrong 70-74 400 m freestyle (SC) 5:21.27
Carl Waterer 70-74 100 m freestyle (SC) 1:05.09
Canadian rankings are now available on the Swimming Canada web page HERE . Select the age group to see top times in each event in the selected age group.
Clicking on the event will display all rankings. Clicking on a time will display time details and ranking details. Clicking on a name will display the swimmer’s best times. Please see the bulletin in the resources section below for more details.
SwimRankings also displays Canadian rankings HERE . You can view provincial rankings and club rankings as well. Just add the province/club to the url like this:
https://www.swimrankings.net/index.php?page=rankingDetail&club=CAN.ON (Change the last 2 letters to your provincial code).
https://www.swimrankings.net/index.php?page=rankingDetail&club=CAN.EOMAC (Change the last letters to your club code).
FOREIGN SWIM MEET RESULTS
Results from swim meets which are not Swimming Canada sanctioned do not appear automatically in our results and rankings. When competing at a meet, while representing your Canadian swim team, sanctioned by a foreign federation, recognized by FINA, it is important to communicate your participation to us. We will require the results files produced by the meet management software. Please provide these files or a meet contact so that they can be requested.
Each month a new challenge will be posted to be completed within the month, the details of which will be shared with each challenge. Swimmers/coaches will tabulate the results of the challenge and forward them to [email protected]. Prizes will be awarded, keep up the good work!
April’s Mail-in challenge has been launched and is available in the resource section of the Swimming Canada Masters page. This month we are inviting you to complete the activities listed, while maintaining physical distancing, to help keep you active and maybe bring a smile to your face. Check off that you have completed as many of the activities as possible and submit your participation.
The March challenge data is due back by April 5th so that results can be compiled and prizes awarded. Remember March results can be submitted individually HERE .
The February challenge results are available HERE.
Congratulations to all our participating members and clubs.
Our participation prizes, a 25$ gift certificate to the Swimming Canada on-line store, go to:
Carolyn Peppin UNB Masters Swim Club
Emily Flowers Edmonton Masters Swim Club
Christine Ridenour Edmonton Masters Swim Club
Lam Nguyen Manitoba Marlins
2020 SWIMMING CANADA MASTERS SWIMMING AWARDS
Nominations are open for the 2020 Swimming Canada Masters Swimming Awards including the Award for Long-term contribution to Masters Swimming in Canada. The Excellence in Coaching Award for an exceptional coach. Masters Swimming Excellence award in recognition of Masters Swimmers who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding results at the highest level of competition in Masters Swimming. The nomination documents are available HERE or through your Provincial Association. The deadline for nomination has been extended to April 15, 2020. Don’t let deserving members of our community go unrecognized.
2021 CANADIAN MASTERS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The bidding is open for the 2021 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships. If your organisation is interested in hosting, please refer to the information HERE. and the bid forms. Please submit all questions to [email protected] The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 15, 2020.
If you missed our previous bulletins, please consult them HERE
Any questions may be directed to [email protected] where we will endeavor to respond or direct you to the proper channels.
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