Swimming

Blue Fin swimmers on the blocks at their first meet of the season Oct. 22 and 23 in Kamloops, Braedi Hamar, from left, Cale Murdock, Rowan Smith and Morgan Langford. (Amanda Nemeth photo)

Williams Lake Blue Fins dive into new season

Swimmers will be heading to FINA World Cup to compete

  • Oct 30, 2022

 

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

 

The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex in Williams Lake is home to two ice rinks, a fitness centre and a pool. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Memorial Recreation Centre hours for summer hours and pool shutdown

Annual shift to summer hours and maintenance shut down

  • Jul 27, 2022

 

This year’s record-breaking Blue Fins swimmers received some recognition in June. Jadyn Johnston, from left, Annica Stalker, Cale Murdock, Rebecca Elefson, Taylor Fitzgerald, Braedi Hamar, Morgan Langford, and Rowan Smith. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmers recognized at annual awards

Eight Blue Fin swimmers broke club records this year

  • Jul 19, 2022
This year’s record-breaking Blue Fins swimmers received some recognition in June. Jadyn Johnston, from left, Annica Stalker, Cale Murdock, Rebecca Elefson, Taylor Fitzgerald, Braedi Hamar, Morgan Langford, and Rowan Smith. (Photo submitted)
Eleven Blue Fins swimmers travelled to the Swim BC Divisional Championships in Kelowna in late June. (Amanda Nemeth photo)

Williams Lake Blue Fins make a splash at championships

Swim team topped some podiums and broke into many top-10s

  • Jul 13, 2022
Eleven Blue Fins swimmers travelled to the Swim BC Divisional Championships in Kelowna in late June. (Amanda Nemeth photo)
Blue Fins swimmers Emmeline Theriault, from left, Noemi Baumann, Lilly Reedman, and Eleanor Dean. (Victoria Dean photo)

Williams Lake Blue Fins swim to a great finish in Prince George

Some Blue Fins swimmers brought home wins and new swimmers got their feet wet with competition

  • May 10, 2022
Blue Fins swimmers Emmeline Theriault, from left, Noemi Baumann, Lilly Reedman, and Eleanor Dean. (Victoria Dean photo)
Jadyn Johnston, left, on the podium in Edmonton with his silver medal for his swim in the 100m backstroke. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Blue Fins swim in Edmonton

Local relay team makes Blue Fin history

  • May 1, 2022
Jadyn Johnston, left, on the podium in Edmonton with his silver medal for his swim in the 100m backstroke. (Photo submitted)
Jadyn Johnston, diving on the right, leaps off the block for a breast stroke heat during competition in Williams Lake on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Three Williams Lake Blue Fins compete in Canadian swimming trials

Williams Lake swimmers were in Victoria for national swim meet

  • Apr 18, 2022
Jadyn Johnston, diving on the right, leaps off the block for a breast stroke heat during competition in Williams Lake on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The eight swimmers from the Blue Fins Swim Club in Williams Lake who attended the provincials. (Chad Webb photo)

Williams Lake Blue Fins net some results at provincials

Local swim club sent eight down and set some club records

The eight swimmers from the Blue Fins Swim Club in Williams Lake who attended the provincials. (Chad Webb photo)
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)
Tiera French of the Williams Lake Blue Fins competes in a 200-metre breast stroke heat during competition on Saturday, Feb. 5 of the Cariboo Dental Frost Fest swim meet. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake’s Blue Fins host first swim meet in two years

Swimmers race towards divisional and provincial competition

Tiera French of the Williams Lake Blue Fins competes in a 200-metre breast stroke heat during competition on Saturday, Feb. 5 of the Cariboo Dental Frost Fest swim meet. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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 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
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)
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)
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
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)