Swimming

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

 

The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is one of many recreation facilities currently closed due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. (Ema Peter Photography/Canadian Wood Council photo)

South Surrey pools remain closed as city continues gradual reopening of indoor facilities

Semiahmoo Peninsula aquatic groups to train at Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre in Fleetwood

 

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

 

Former Semiahmoo Peninsula resident and longtime Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club coach Brad Dingey – who has worked at Swimming Canada’s Victoria-based High Performance Centre since 2015 – is set to take on a new head coaching role at Swimming Canada’s Vancouver-based centre. (Swimming Canada photos)

Former Pacific Sea Wolves coach to take Swimming Canada job in Vancouver

Brad Dingey to move to Vancouver from Victoria High Performance Centre

Former Semiahmoo Peninsula resident and longtime Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club coach Brad Dingey – who has worked at Swimming Canada’s Victoria-based High Performance Centre since 2015 – is set to take on a new head coaching role at Swimming Canada’s Vancouver-based centre. (Swimming Canada photos)
The Pacific Sea Wolves swim club, which normally operates out of two indoor pools in South Surrey, has been training outdoors at the Bear Creek Park pool this summer. (Contributed photo)

Pacific Sea Wolves navigate unfamiliar waters as swimmers return to pool

South Surrey club currently working out of outdoor facility as city’s indoor pools remain closed

The Pacific Sea Wolves swim club, which normally operates out of two indoor pools in South Surrey, has been training outdoors at the Bear Creek Park pool this summer. (Contributed photo)
The teens hopped a fence into the pool. (Langley Advance Times files)

Teens sneak into community pool for illicit swim

Nothing was damaged or stolen at the pool in Aldergrove, police say

The teens hopped a fence into the pool. (Langley Advance Times files)
Nora Cashato, 12, organized a petition to preserve the Fort Langley Outdoor Pool after she learned about its coming closure from her mother, Rachelle. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

12-year-old petitions to preserve neighbourhood pool

Local youth will take her case to council next Monday

Nora Cashato, 12, organized a petition to preserve the Fort Langley Outdoor Pool after she learned about its coming closure from her mother, Rachelle. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Members of the Pacific Sea Wolves competed at B.C. Winter Age Group Championships last month in Vancouver. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey’s Sea Wolves excel in pool

Young swimmers clock personal bests at Vancouver meet

Members of the Pacific Sea Wolves competed at B.C. Winter Age Group Championships last month in Vancouver. (Contributed photo)
Carlos Sanchez, a member of the White Rock Wave, competes in the breast stroke at a Victoria masters swim meet Feb. 2. (Tracy Wright photo)

White Rock Wave swimmers scoop medals at masters meet

Relay teams win seven gold, one bronze

Carlos Sanchez, a member of the White Rock Wave, competes in the breast stroke at a Victoria masters swim meet Feb. 2. (Tracy Wright 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)
White Rock Wave swimmer Betty Brussel competes in a freestyle swim at provincial championships earlier this month in Victoria. (Contributed photo)

Senior swimmer leads White Rock Wave with world record at provincial championships

Betty Brussel, 95, sets new world mark in 200-m breaststroke at Victoria meet

White Rock Wave swimmer Betty Brussel competes in a freestyle swim at provincial championships earlier this month in Victoria. (Contributed photo)
The 2017 provincial qualifiers from the Cloverdale Tritons swim club. Back row, from left: Aidan Kurtenacker (Relay Alternate), Bryce Kurtenacker, Amy Wheatcroft, Viola Sabean (Relay Alternate), Wyatt Schnare, Savannah Miley, Jovan Santiago, Darby Walsh. Middle row, from left: Nolan Garden, Emily St. Denis, Faith Khan, Josie Soti, Skylar Score, Ciaran Walsh, Mackenzie Drummond (Relay Alternate). Front row, from left:: Hunter Goss, Ella Khan, Audrey Soti, Lauren MacNeil, Sawyer Miley, Sophie St. Denis. Not Pictured: Jonathan Doerksen, Adie Silva, Aidan Smith, Morganne Woolley (Assistant Coach), Anna Koch (Assistant Coach), Bella Koch (Assistant Head Coach) Rachael Kloosterman (Head Coach). (Sam Anderson)

Record-breaking year for Cloverdale Tritons swim club

Twenty five provincial qualifiers in club’s 25th year

The 2017 provincial qualifiers from the Cloverdale Tritons swim club. Back row, from left: Aidan Kurtenacker (Relay Alternate), Bryce Kurtenacker, Amy Wheatcroft, Viola Sabean (Relay Alternate), Wyatt Schnare, Savannah Miley, Jovan Santiago, Darby Walsh. Middle row, from left: Nolan Garden, Emily St. Denis, Faith Khan, Josie Soti, Skylar Score, Ciaran Walsh, Mackenzie Drummond (Relay Alternate). Front row, from left:: Hunter Goss, Ella Khan, Audrey Soti, Lauren MacNeil, Sawyer Miley, Sophie St. Denis. Not Pictured: Jonathan Doerksen, Adie Silva, Aidan Smith, Morganne Woolley (Assistant Coach), Anna Koch (Assistant Coach), Bella Koch (Assistant Head Coach) Rachael Kloosterman (Head Coach). (Sam Anderson)