Swimming

The Williams Lake Blue Fins gathered Christmas trees from under the hydro lines recently as part of their annual fundraiser. The Blue Fins will be selling their trees outside Canadian Tire for $40 a tree on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and all day Saturdays and Sundays until the trees are gone. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Blue Fins set new records, prepare for Christmas with annual fundraiser

Swimmers competed at the Kelowna AquaJets Fall Classic Swim Meet

  • Dec 4, 2021

 

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

 

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)
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph

When Cold Is Hot

Cold water swimming is therapy and exercise

  • May 26, 2021
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph
Williams Lake Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb instructs swimmers Cale Murdock and Jadyn Johnston during a training session earlier this season. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Small Blue Fins contingent finishes strong at B.C. virtual swimming provincials

“[They] did extremely well to get our club finishing in that spot,” said head coach Chad Webb

Williams Lake Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb instructs swimmers Cale Murdock and Jadyn Johnston during a training session earlier this season. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex is offering free skating, swimming and fitness for Family Day, Feb. 15. (Tribune file photo)

UPDATE: Spaces filling up quickly for free skating, swimming, fitness at complex on Family Day

Residents are invited to enjoy a swim, skate or fitness with the family for free during the day

  • Feb 14, 2021
The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex is offering free skating, swimming and fitness for Family Day, Feb. 15. (Tribune file photo)
Cale Murdock, 23, has been training with the Williams Lake Blue Fins and is hoping for an opportunity to compete at the Canadian Olympic Trials in April in Toronto, depending on whether they still take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Blue Fins swimmer Cale Murdock preparing for Canadian Olympic Trials in April

Cale Murdock was selected as one of the top 20 swimmers in the country in his events to attend

Cale Murdock, 23, has been training with the Williams Lake Blue Fins and is hoping for an opportunity to compete at the Canadian Olympic Trials in April in Toronto, depending on whether they still take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmers Jadyn Grant (from left), Braedi Hamar, Ian Foster, Dylan DeRose, Taylor Fitzgerald, Gabrielle Knox and Morgan Langford (front) mask up while cheering on fellow swimmers during the club’s ‘Splash and Dash Time Trial’ Saturday. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Blue Fins dive back in pool for first meet in seven months

“But the kids have been working hard, training hard, and results are paying off.”

Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmers Jadyn Grant (from left), Braedi Hamar, Ian Foster, Dylan DeRose, Taylor Fitzgerald, Gabrielle Knox and Morgan Langford (front) mask up while cheering on fellow swimmers during the club’s ‘Splash and Dash Time Trial’ Saturday. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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

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
Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club head coach Chad Webb is excited to get the team back in the water after the coronavirus pandemic put an abrupt end to the competitive season in March. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Blue Fins set to return to water this week

‘I miss being on deck and interacting with the kids’: WLBFSC head coach Chad Webb

Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club head coach Chad Webb is excited to get the team back in the water after the coronavirus pandemic put an abrupt end to the competitive season in March. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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

Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper
Lifeguards and swim instructors will be relegated to the deck during swimming lessons for younger age groups as the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool prepares to launch swimming lessons once again next week in the lakecity. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Swimming lessons set to resume at Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool

“This is a whole new way of thinking of everything.”

Lifeguards and swim instructors will be relegated to the deck during swimming lessons for younger age groups as the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool prepares to launch swimming lessons once again next week in the lakecity. (Williams Lake Tribune file 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)