Swimming

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

 

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
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
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
Lauryn Fontaine, Natalie DeMille, Josh Joubert, Isaac Dolan, Lily McDonald, Heidi Bellis, Warren Barton and Lia Crump were part of the winning Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club team at the Northwest Holiday Invitational in Terrace in December. Prince Rupert beat teams from Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers to win the competition. (PRASC photo)

Prince Rupert swimmers leave no doubt at Holiday Invitational

PRASC team and individuals top the Northwest meet with a number of new records

Lauryn Fontaine, Natalie DeMille, Josh Joubert, Isaac Dolan, Lily McDonald, Heidi Bellis, Warren Barton and Lia Crump were part of the winning Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club team at the Northwest Holiday Invitational in Terrace in December. Prince Rupert beat teams from Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers to win the competition. (PRASC photo)
Jarred McMeekin and Warren Barton pose with their medals at the 2019 CBIG Fall Invitational in Prince George. Barton won the Gold Aggregate in the 15 and over boys age group, while McMeekin grabbed the bronze. (Submitted photo)

Prince Rupert hits the pool at CBIG Fall Invitational

Rupert swimmers set a host of top times at Prince George swim meet

Jarred McMeekin and Warren Barton pose with their medals at the 2019 CBIG Fall Invitational in Prince George. Barton won the Gold Aggregate in the 15 and over boys age group, while McMeekin grabbed the bronze. (Submitted photo)
Lauryn Fontaine, Isaac Dolan, Hannah Toye, Josh Joubert, Jonah Stacey, Warren Barton, Heidi Bellis, Annabelle DeMille (with her sisters medal), Iona Riesen and Kasha Pottle. (photo courtesy of Chris Street)
Lauryn Fontaine, Isaac Dolan, Hannah Toye, Josh Joubert, Jonah Stacey, Warren Barton, Heidi Bellis, Annabelle DeMille (with her sisters medal), Iona Riesen and Kasha Pottle. (photo courtesy of Chris Street)
Anne Marie Vandermeer from Prince Rupert collects one of her five gold medals after posting the top time in the 50-m freestyle. Ruth Lau Siemers (Silver - Burnaby) and Sharen Popoff (Bronze - Creston) rounded out the podium. (Kelly Pape photo)

Northwest athletes have big haul at 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna

Prince Rupert’s Ann Marie Vandermeer tops the podium five different times in swimming

Anne Marie Vandermeer from Prince Rupert collects one of her five gold medals after posting the top time in the 50-m freestyle. Ruth Lau Siemers (Silver - Burnaby) and Sharen Popoff (Bronze - Creston) rounded out the podium. (Kelly Pape photo)
Heidi Bellis, Lauryn Fontaine, Warren Barton, Josh Joubert, Isaac Dolan, Jarred McMeekin, Natalie DeMille, and Magnus Veldman were in competition for the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club at the ManSask Long Course Championships in Winnipeg from July 4-7, placing 13th overall as a team. (PRASC photo)

Prince Rupert swimming cohort shines in Winnipeg

Swim Club places 13th out of 33 clubs at ManSask event

Heidi Bellis, Lauryn Fontaine, Warren Barton, Josh Joubert, Isaac Dolan, Jarred McMeekin, Natalie DeMille, and Magnus Veldman were in competition for the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club at the ManSask Long Course Championships in Winnipeg from July 4-7, placing 13th overall as a team. (PRASC photo)
Jarred McMeekin competing in a butterfly race during the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club invitational meet on June 3. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Year end awards celebrate top Prince Rupert swimming talent

PRASC recognizes swimmers who contribute both in and out of the pool

Jarred McMeekin competing in a butterfly race during the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club invitational meet on June 3. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Olympian Hilary Caldwell joined the winning Prince Rupert swimmers after the meet. (Prince Rupert Swim Club photo)

Prince Rupert swim team makes waves at spring invitational

Amateur swim club sets numerous records to take home the championship

Olympian Hilary Caldwell joined the winning Prince Rupert swimmers after the meet. (Prince Rupert Swim Club photo)
Justin Mitchell, in a photo with young athletes from 2016, has been banned from coaching in any Water Polo Canada-sanctioned event following accusations of bullying and sexual harassment. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Justin Mitchell, in a photo with young athletes from 2016, has been banned from coaching in any Water Polo Canada-sanctioned event following accusations of bullying and sexual harassment. (Black Press Media files)