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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.

Canadian swimmers lead the charge to Tokyo

(From left) Penny Oleksiak, Sydney Pickrem, Margaret MacNeil and Kylie Masse won bronze in the 4x100m freestyle at the World Championships on the weekend. (Picture from Canadian Press.) Last week in Gwangju, Korea, the best of Canada’s swimmers competed in the 2019 World Championships. The Canadian women continued to lead the country and the world, […]

Canadian artistic swimmers earn Olympic berths

Jacqueline Simoneau and Claudia Holzner qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after winning gold at the Pan American games in Peru. After failing to qualify for the Rio Olympics four years ago, the Canadian artistic swim team is on its way to the Tokyo Olympics next year. This year, the team was rejuvenated by new coaches […]

International medalists to lead Canadian World Championship swim team

Kylie Masse broke the Canadian 200m backstroke record at the Canadian trials last weekend. (Photo by Paul Chiasson/CP.) Some of the fastest swimming this country has ever seen took place during the Canadian swimming trials this past weekend. The meet sees the fastest swimmers across Canada vie for positions on this summer’s international teams, including […]

Canadian Artistic Swimming brings home seven medals at FINA World Series

The Canadian senior national team with all their medals after a successful week. (Photo courtesy of Facebook.) Alexandroupoli, Greece hosted stop number two on this year’s FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Competition rom April 5-7. The events being contested were the solo technical, solo free, duet technical, duet free, mixed duet technical, mixed duet free, […]

Stanford goes third straight at NCAA Division I swimming and diving championships

Photo by Jack Spitser / Spitser Photography / NCAA. It’s one of the fastest swim meets of the year, where impressive feats of speed often call for the history books to be re-written when the lights come down. However, this is not a competition between professionals swimmers, but for college kids. Many putting down the […]

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 […]