Swimming

Comox Valley Blue Devils with their winnings at the Vancouver Island regional championships. Back row, from left: Henry Holland, Liam Wigger and Oliver Dickman. Front: Callie Blasco, Ilan Condly, Connor McQuillan and Avery Galik-Lemky. Photo supplied

13 of 18 Blue Devil swimmers win medals at Islands

B.C. summer club swimming returned for the Comox Valley Blue Devils after…

  • Aug 11, 2022

 

Nicholas Bennett of Canada poses after winning the gold medal in the Men’s 200 meters freestyle S14 final during the swimming competition of the Commonwealth Games, at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Vancouver Island swimmer Bennett wins gold medal at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Ravensong Aquatic Club member was ‘ready for the gold’, says dad

 

The Comox Valley Regional District Sports and Aquatic centres are launching the new Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life program. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District changes focus of swim lesson program

The Comox Valley Regional District Sports and Aquatic centres are launching the…

  • Jul 28, 2022

 

Terry and Marlene Hooper will be officiating at the World Triathlon Championship Series in Montreal. Photo supplied

Comox Valley trio to officiate at world triathlon event

Terry and Marlene Hooper of the Comox Valley will be officiating at…

Terry and Marlene Hooper will be officiating at the World Triathlon Championship Series in Montreal. Photo supplied
NIcholas Bennett points to the crowd after finishing second in the 200-metre free S14 and set a new Canadian record at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)

Vancouver Island swimmer Bennett wins silver medal in debut at 2022 worlds

Former Ravensong club member shatters own Canadian record

NIcholas Bennett points to the crowd after finishing second in the 200-metre free S14 and set a new Canadian record at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)
Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is set to compete at 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada photo)

Vancouver Island swimmer set to make debut at world championships in Portugal

Ex-Ravensong member Nicholas Bennett confident heading into competition

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is set to compete at 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada photo)
Parksville para-swimmer Nicholas Bennett will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in England. (Swimming Canada Facebook photo)

Vancouver Island swimmer to compete at 2022 Commonwealth Games in England

Ravensong Breakers product Nikolas Bennett is one of eight para-swimmers on Canadian team

Parksville para-swimmer Nicholas Bennett will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in England. (Swimming Canada Facebook photo)
Olympic, Paralympic and world champion swimmers competing at the Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Swimming Canada trials take over Saanich Commonwealth Place

Swimmers battling for national team spots at upcoming international competitions

Olympic, Paralympic and world champion swimmers competing at the Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
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)
A community-wide aquatics strategy will shape the future of public swimming in the Valley for the next 25 years. File photo

Public feedback needed on future of Comox Valley aquatics

The Comox Valley Regional District and City of Courtenay are joining forces…

A community-wide aquatics strategy will shape the future of public swimming in the Valley for the next 25 years. File photo
The Shoreline Orthodontics Tri-K Triathlon has groups for children, youth and adults. Photo supplied

All ages triathlon returns to Comox Valley

After two years of cancellations due to COVID, the Shoreline Orthodontics Tri-K…

The Shoreline Orthodontics Tri-K Triathlon has groups for children, youth and adults. Photo supplied
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)
The 2019 Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim at Goose Spit in Comox attracted more than 100 swimmers, and even an impromptu martial arts class. Photo by Erica Farrell

Comox’s annual Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim to be virtual in 2021

The Town of Comox and the Comox Community Centre have made the…

The 2019 Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim at Goose Spit in Comox attracted more than 100 swimmers, and even an impromptu martial arts class. Photo by Erica Farrell
From left - Nadia Macluskie, Iris Tinmouth, Grace Revenberg, Laine Perry and Ava Revenberg show off the provincial championship trophies they won, representing Courtenay’s Mark R. Isfeld secondary school. Photo supplied

Comox Valley swimmers claim gold at provincial school championships

Representing G.P. Vanier and Mark R. Isfeld high schools, 10 Comox Valley…

From left - Nadia Macluskie, Iris Tinmouth, Grace Revenberg, Laine Perry and Ava Revenberg show off the provincial championship trophies they won, representing Courtenay’s Mark R. Isfeld secondary school. Photo supplied
The Comox Valley Aquatic Centre will be closed Nov. 8-11 to complete deck remediation work. File photo

Comox Valley Aquatic Centre closed Nov. 8-11

The Comox Valley Aquatic Centre will be closed Nov. 8 until 11…

  • Nov 2, 2021
The Comox Valley Aquatic Centre will be closed Nov. 8-11 to complete deck remediation work. File 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)
The Comox Valley Blue Devils at the Nanaimo meet. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Blue Devils post podium finishes, personal bests in Nanaimo

Vancouver Island Gator Games typically mark the final meet weekend of the swim season

The Comox Valley Blue Devils at the Nanaimo meet. Photo supplied
Seventeen-year-old Iris Tinmouth led the Comox Valley Sharks team at the virtual provincial championships with some outstanding end-of-season swims. Photo supplied

Sharks land a provincial crown at virtual championships

17-year-old Iris Tinmouth was crowned provincial champion in the 15-17 girls’ 800-metre freestyle

  • Jul 31, 2021
Seventeen-year-old Iris Tinmouth led the Comox Valley Sharks team at the virtual provincial championships with some outstanding end-of-season swims. Photo supplied
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