Swimming

Bill Behse of the Canadian Red Cross checks the contents of an emergency shelter unit at the Regent Park Community Centre in Toronto, on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The Canadian Red Cross announced earlier this month it was “winding down” its swimming and lifeguard lessons through 2022, marking the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians over a 75-year stretch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Waves of nostalgia for Canadians taught to swim by Red Cross as program winds down

The transition marks the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians

 

The Canadian Red Cross announced earlier this month it was ‘winding down’ its swimming and lifeguard lessons through 2022, marking the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians over a 75-year stretch. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Waves of nostalgia for Canadians taught to swim by Red Cross as program winds down

2022 will mark end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians over 75 years

 

Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)

Several campers and staff test positive for COVID-19 at B.C. kids summer camp

Crofton’s Camp Qwanoes executive director hopeful a day camp can still proceed next week

 

Penny Oleksiak of Canada holds up her bronze medal from the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader

Penny Oleksiak swims into Canada’s record books after earning sixth career medal

Her bronze is her sixth career medal, the most for any Canadian in the Summer Games

Penny Oleksiak of Canada holds up her bronze medal from the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader
Margaret Mac Neil, right, of Canada, is congratulated by Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden103 after winning the final of the women’s 100-metre butterfly at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Margaret Mac Neil, right, of Canada, is congratulated by Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden103 after winning the final of the women’s 100-metre butterfly at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Young pool users at Guildford Aquatic Centre. (submitted photo: City of Surrey)
Young pool users at Guildford Aquatic Centre. (submitted photo: City of Surrey)
Big Splash water park is located in Tsawwassen. (submitted photo)

Big Splash reopens Canada Day with changes to keep the water park ‘safe for everyone’

Executive Hotels & Resorts has owned and operated the attraction since 2017

Big Splash water park is located in Tsawwassen. (submitted photo)
Lelia Fack broke two provincial records competing for the Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) at the Spartan CSI Pacific Athletes Meet in Chilliwack on May 22 and 23. (file)

Langley Olympians swimmer breaks two provincial records at Chilliwack meet

First non-virtual swim competition for South Surrey resident since March of 2020

Lelia Fack broke two provincial records competing for the Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) at the Spartan CSI Pacific Athletes Meet in Chilliwack on May 22 and 23. (file)
White Rock Wave swimmers Tony Pease, Arthur ‘Skip’ Ray, Theo Manley, and Linda Stanley Wilson were all recognized recently by FINA for top-10 masters performances last year. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Wave swimmers recognized by FINA for 2020 results

Three swimmers plus handful of relay teams lauded for performances last year

White Rock Wave swimmers Tony Pease, Arthur ‘Skip’ Ray, Theo Manley, and Linda Stanley Wilson were all recognized recently by FINA for top-10 masters performances last year. (Contributed photo)
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph

When Cold Is Hot

Cold water swimming is therapy and exercise

  • May 26, 2021
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph
Hjorth Road Pool is one of Surrey’s eight outdoor pools. (Photo: Tides Out)

Three of Surrey’s outdoor pools will open May 17 for free swims, others to follow

Public swim times will be in 45-minute blocks ‘to ensure access for all’

Hjorth Road Pool is one of Surrey’s eight outdoor pools. (Photo: Tides Out)
Pacific Sea Wolves swimmer Matthew Cao, 10, won eight medals and broke 10 club records at Swim BC Divisional Championships, a virtual event held in B.C. earlier this month. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey swimmers score medals, break records at virtual meet

Swim BC Divisional Championships held earlier this month

Pacific Sea Wolves swimmer Matthew Cao, 10, won eight medals and broke 10 club records at Swim BC Divisional Championships, a virtual event held in B.C. earlier this month. (Contributed photo)
The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in South Surrey has been closed since mid-March due to the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Aquatic groups call for better communication, transparency as South Surrey pool remains closed

Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre currently set to reopen Feb. 9, city says

The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in South Surrey has been closed since mid-March due to the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Swimmer Arianna Hunsicker outside the pool at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex. The Surrey Knights swim club member is aiming to compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo next summer. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey swimmer aims for Paralympic Games amid COVID-19 challenges at Fleetwood pool

Arianna Hunsicker and other Knights club members train at the only public pool open in Surrey

Swimmer Arianna Hunsicker outside the pool at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex. The Surrey Knights swim club member is aiming to compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo next summer. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services
The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is one of many recreation facilities currently closed due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. (Ema Peter Photography/Canadian Wood Council photo)

South Surrey pools remain closed as city continues gradual reopening of indoor facilities

Semiahmoo Peninsula aquatic groups to train at Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre in Fleetwood

The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is one of many recreation facilities currently closed due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. (Ema Peter Photography/Canadian Wood Council photo)
Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper

Lily and the lake: How a young B.C. girl with Down syndrome swam to her dream

Kaslo’s Lily Nay set her mind to swimming Kootenay Lake on Sept. 3

Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper
Former Semiahmoo Peninsula resident and longtime Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club coach Brad Dingey – who has worked at Swimming Canada’s Victoria-based High Performance Centre since 2015 – is set to take on a new head coaching role at Swimming Canada’s Vancouver-based centre. (Swimming Canada photos)

Former Pacific Sea Wolves coach to take Swimming Canada job in Vancouver

Brad Dingey to move to Vancouver from Victoria High Performance Centre

Former Semiahmoo Peninsula resident and longtime Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club coach Brad Dingey – who has worked at Swimming Canada’s Victoria-based High Performance Centre since 2015 – is set to take on a new head coaching role at Swimming Canada’s Vancouver-based centre. (Swimming Canada photos)
The Pacific Sea Wolves swim club, which normally operates out of two indoor pools in South Surrey, has been training outdoors at the Bear Creek Park pool this summer. (Contributed photo)

Pacific Sea Wolves navigate unfamiliar waters as swimmers return to pool

South Surrey club currently working out of outdoor facility as city’s indoor pools remain closed

The Pacific Sea Wolves swim club, which normally operates out of two indoor pools in South Surrey, has been training outdoors at the Bear Creek Park pool this summer. (Contributed photo)
The teens hopped a fence into the pool. (Langley Advance Times files)

Teens sneak into community pool for illicit swim

Nothing was damaged or stolen at the pool in Aldergrove, police say

The teens hopped a fence into the pool. (Langley Advance Times files)