News

Alex Pasemko

What a weekend in Calgary at the Sandy Ferris Cascade Meet. We had 15 athletes attend the meet, with some making finals each night. Whether it was the first meet with heats and finals or an experienced swimmer knowing what those long days entail, we pushed boundaries and made huge success in the mornings and evenings! We had some amazing personal bests, breaking some milestones. We were fearless In the pool this weekend. I told an athlete that it’s not the race suit that is swimming it is you that...

Tom Shackel

Fernie Fall Blast We were greeted with some beautiful weather, reminding me of home in Fernie last weekend. Remind us just how many blue-sky days we get in Alberta! I don’t think the weather dampened the spirits of the squad who set about some really confident and strong racing over the meet. Capped with a really fun “Bounty Freestyle” complete with some classic music choices for the walk outs! Friday saw, really positive 200BR and 400FR, working our way back into the swing of some middle distance after the sprints...

Tom Shackel

Great fun at the Mountain Madness meet, which thankfully did not turn out to be too mad! Congratulations to all of the swimmers, what a great way to get back into the swing of racing and enjoying the fruits of all our hard work over the first 5 weeks of training. A special mention to all of Alex’s athletes racing at a 2-day meet for the first time, competing really well over both days and having a fantastic attitude over the weekend. I thought the eliminator was a great success,...

Tom Shackel

Tom Shackel

CSI

Great weekend of racing at Cascade Swimming International over the weekend, with some really fast swimming and some Olympians and World Champions in the pool. Great exposure for the athletes to see what is out there and how they race and train. Also some great swag, stickers and posters! A lot of fun all around. Congratulations to all, special well done to Abby Williams and Zoelia Labonte who swam their first major qualification meet. Medal Winners Rhys Ashcroft 3rd Boys 14 50 Breast Chloe Kestle 3rd Girls 15&Over 400IM Ethan...

Alex Pasemko

We had a WILD meet this past Sunday! We had 28 swimmers attend and 6 new swimmers try out their first meet. There was a lot of energy at the meet which we saw come out in their races. Amazing work to all the athletes, all the hard work during their training sessions is paying off. Some outstanding swims: Linna came 3rd in her 50BR, crushing her time by 5 seconds. Luka 1st place in his first 100IM! And a festival time standard in his 50BR! Max broke the minute...

Tom Shackel

Provincial Trials SC Feb 24-26, 2023 Really fun weekend away in Calgary for our Provincial qualifiers, as Riptides showed up and showed out! Lots of finals across the board, huge, best times, medals, and SC club records tumbling! Firstly, big congratulations go out to all the athletes on their qualification, Len Akiyama, Rhys Ashcroft, Chloe Kestle, Dylan Lamarche, Ethan Lake and Sydney McLaren. Too many amazing performances to mention all of them, I felt everyone can be really proud of how they swam with some awesome swimming. A couple highlights...

Alex Pasemko

Great weekend in Calgary for Novice! We had 15 athletes participate in the UCSC Crazy hat meet. Despite not being able to dive (very shallow pool) they swam fast! We had many personal bests and great swims throughout the day. For some novice swimmers it was their first fly races or 100m FR races. All the work on the fly last week paid off well. We are becoming more consistent in our strokes and stronger all around. Maggie placed 1st in all her events with best times in all, Luka...

Alex Pasemko

Wacky T shirt Meet Canmore: Well done to all athletes who attending the Wacky T shirt meet on Nov 13! And thank you to all the parent volunteers for such a fun and successful meet. We had a handful of new swimmers competing for their first time! The outcomes were amazing and happy to see so many swimmers excited about their swims and all the ribbons they got. I hope to see more swimmers attend more of their meets throughout the year! We had some outstanding swim from our Novice...