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Author: Colleen Nesbitt

Colleen is from Alberta, Canada and is currently completing her Masters of Science at the University of Calgary. She competed as a swimmer for University of British Columbia, but has since switched to rowing. She now rows for Team Canada.

Emma Twigg named New Zealand Elite Female Single Scull for 2019 international season

Emma Twigg being interview after winning single scull at the New Zealand trials. (Photo courtesy of NZOlympics.) After the 2016 Rio Olympics, Emma Twigg was finished with competitive rowing. She finished a heart-breaking fourth in the single scull event by less than a second. She had to stand to the side as her competitors mounted […]

Alberta reigns supreme in artistic swimming at Canada Winter Games

The Repsol Center in Calgary hosted young artistic swimmers from across the country for this years Canada Winter Games. Photo courtesy of artisticswimming.ca. The Canada Winter Games is currently taking place in Red Deer, Alta., highlighting the next generation of athletes that will represent Canada on the national and international stages of sport. While some […]

Canadian artistic swimming team works with new choreographers

Photo courtesy of Canada Artistic Swimming. The Canadian artistic swimming team (formerly “synchronized swimming”) has been hard at work in Montreal, preparing for the summer competitions. This year is especially important, as it is the last chance to try routines on the world stage before the Olympics in 2020. The athletes just went through a […]

NWSL Draft results and recap

College stars from around the country gathered in Chicago on Jan. 10 for the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft. The pool of athletes included such talents as Tierna Davidson, the USA National Team defender from Stanford. She was recently U.S. Soccer’s Young Female Player of the Year. Also in contention is Davidson’s teammate […]

Teenage swimmer Kayla Sanchez is one to watch going into Tokyo 2020

Kayla Sanchez, the 17-year old from Ontario, is on fire. This week at the Swimming England Winter Championships in Sheffield, Sanchez broke three Canadian Senior Short Course records. On her way to winning the event, Sanchez clocked a 51.45 in the 100m freestyle, beating Great Britain’s Anna Hopkin and Canadian Penny Oleksiak, who held the […]

Ledecky named 2018 Female World Swimmer of the Year

Photo by Rob Schumacher/USA Today Sports This is the fifth time Katie Ledecky has won Female World Swimmer of the Year and sixth time she has won the American Swimmer of the Year honour. These are both record numbers of times for any swimmer. This year, Ledecky’s highlight moment did not happen at the Pan […]