Swimming

The Yale Lions senior girls volleyball team earned a banner for the first time in 13 years. (Submitted)

Yale Lions athletics have a banner week

Abbotsford school wins banners in volleyball and swimming

 

Allison McCormick moments before winning gold in the Division 1 girls 50-meter butterfly. Copper Wire Images

Mission Marlins ‘dominate’ provincial championships, becoming first-ever Fraser Valley club to win

Small club outperforms bigs clubs to win most points overall, and most per swimmers per swimmer

 

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

 

RCMP vehicles. (File photo)

Lower Mainland man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

The incident happened the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 8

RCMP vehicles. (File photo)
Abbotsford’s Centennial Pool celebrates its grand opening on Saturday (June 18) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Henry Braun. (Facebook photo)

Centennial Pool in Abbotsford reopens after $1.1M in upgrades

Facility celebrates ribbon-cutting on June 18 after two-year closure

Abbotsford’s Centennial Pool celebrates its grand opening on Saturday (June 18) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Henry Braun. (Facebook photo)
As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)

Sea of pink at B.C. pool a tribute to kindness, compassion during anti-bullying week

Swim BC offered pink swim caps to teams across the province for annual initiative

As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)
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

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
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

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)
Emily Overholt swims her way to first place in the Women’s 200m Butterfly at the Olympic Swimming Trials in Toronto on Tuesday June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Olympian Overholt jumping into pool in Hope this weekend for clinic

Competitive swimmers invited to take in pool and classroom session with bronze medalist

Emily Overholt swims her way to first place in the Women’s 200m Butterfly at the Olympic Swimming Trials in Toronto on Tuesday June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The pool at Matsqui Recreation Centre will be closed for maintenance from Sept. 7 to 27. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Matsqui Rec Centre pool in Abbotsford temporarily closed for maintenance

Arena, youth centre and physiotherapy remain open during closure

The pool at Matsqui Recreation Centre will be closed for maintenance from Sept. 7 to 27. (City of Abbotsford photo)
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

Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)
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)
Chilliwack Stingray swimmers go back and forth at Rotary Pool Wednesday night during a swim-a-thon to benefit former Stingray Addison Johnston, who is battling a rare form of leukemia. (Facebook photo)

Chilliwack Stingrays rally behind former teammate battling cancer

Addison Johnston, a 17-year-old G.W. Graham student, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia

Chilliwack Stingray swimmers go back and forth at Rotary Pool Wednesday night during a swim-a-thon to benefit former Stingray Addison Johnston, who is battling a rare form of leukemia. (Facebook photo)
Abbotsford city council has approved a recommendation to delay the opening of Centennial Outdoor Pool until next year to allow for almost $1.1 million in upgrades. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Abbotsford council approves almost $1.1M in upgrades to Centennial pool

Improvements will delay reopening of outdoor pool until 2022

Abbotsford city council has approved a recommendation to delay the opening of Centennial Outdoor Pool until next year to allow for almost $1.1 million in upgrades. (Facebook 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
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 Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club has returned to the pool for 2020. (Submitted)

Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club back in the pool

Limited schedule available for swimmers at Matsqui Recreation Centre

The Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club has returned to the pool for 2020. (Submitted)
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
The pool at Matsqui Recreation Centre will reopen for modified activities starting Aug. 10, and the arena will open for private bookings. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Pool and arena set to reopen at Matsqui Recreation Centre

Modified activities and physical distancing will be in place starting Aug. 10

  • Jul 23, 2020
The pool at Matsqui Recreation Centre will reopen for modified activities starting Aug. 10, and the arena will open for private bookings. (City of Abbotsford photo)
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