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

 

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

 

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)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Canadian swimmer Markus Thormeyer feels free and fast after coming out

Canadian swimmer Markus Thormeyer feels free and fast after coming out

Canadian swimmer Markus Thormeyer feels free and fast after coming out

Canadian swimmer Markus Thormeyer feels free and fast after coming out
Laps and laps: Members of the Ponoka Pool Sharks swim club hit the lanes on Feb. 13 for the Pool Shark Challenge, where each participant was tasked with swimming either 200 lengths - equal to five kilometres - or two hours, whichever came first. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: Swim Challenge

Ponoka Pool Sharks look to swim 5 km

Laps and laps: Members of the Ponoka Pool Sharks swim club hit the lanes on Feb. 13 for the Pool Shark Challenge, where each participant was tasked with swimming either 200 lengths - equal to five kilometres - or two hours, whichever came first. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Alvin Day of the Ponoka Pool Sharks gets high out of the water during the 100m breaststroke for 12 and 13 year-olds on Dec. 9 at the Cookie Classic, winning gold with a time of 1:47.54. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Swim meet is yet another Classic in Ponoka

Pool Sharks host annual Cookie Classic, earn many medals and personal bests

Alvin Day of the Ponoka Pool Sharks gets high out of the water during the 100m breaststroke for 12 and 13 year-olds on Dec. 9 at the Cookie Classic, winning gold with a time of 1:47.54. Photo by Jordie Dwyer