Swimming Canada handed out its annual awards recognizing the best in Canadian swimming throughout the past week. A complete list here…
The week-long celebration of the best in Canadian swimming continues as the Victoria Times-Colonist will reveal the next Big Splash Awards Week winner Thursday. The OMEGA Female Swimmer of the Year, Open Water Swimmer of the Year and the People’s Choice Race of the Year remain to be announced.
In the prelims, Caldwell broke teammate Sinead Russell’s 200m backstroke Canadian record and qualified to swim in the semis. In the semis, Caldwell broke her own Canadian record and qualified for the final in second behind Missy Franklin…
wimming Canada just released their 2013-2014 list of carded athletes; the Athlete Assistance Program Criteria selects certain swimmers who are dedicated to swimming for Canada at high-level competition.
There’s no doubt, Eric Hedlin wants to be the best in the world. And to achieve that, he headed north to the Victoria Academy of Swimming/National Swim Centre, the home club of all four Canadian swimming medals at the FINA World Championships this past summer.
Hilary Caldwell still finds it hard to believe she touched the wall third in the women’s 200-metre backstroke final at the FINA World Championships this past summer. But the bronze medal was her reward for the countless early morning rises and thousands of kilometres she’s swum since was a youngster.
“We’ve built a really good team in and out of the pool to achieve those results,” said Cochrane, whose two medals in Barcelona (silver in the 1,500-m freestyle and bronze in the 800-m freestyle) made him Canada’s most decorated swimmer at the world championships.”
After a period of review Swimming Canada has decided to reduce the number of high performance centres that are being funded largely by the national organization and redirect their funding to four high performances centres rather than five.
The British Columbia Swim Coaches Association and Swim BC held a joint awards banquet on September 21st in Whistler. The…
Canada collected three medals in the pool at the 2013 FINA World Aquatic Championships, those medals were won by two swimmers who train in the same pool with the same coach… (Photo Courtesy Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol)
Hilary Caldwell (featured image) took bronze in the women’s 200-metre backstroke while Ryan Cochrane won silver in the men’s 1,500-m freestyle to go with his 800-m bronze. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
The 2013 Canada Games has gotten off to a fast start in Sherbrooke, Quebec. On the first day there were…
Sun Yang defends 1500m title. Footage is courtesy of SwimSwam partner Universal Sports Network. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
“The final is one of those swims where I think anybody in it has a medal chance,” said Cochrane, who won silver in the 1,500 at the 2011 worlds and 2012 Olympics. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Hilary Caldwell of White Rock, B.C., won a bronze medal in women’s 200-metre backstroke Saturday at FINA World Championships in Barcelona… (Courtesy Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol)