Swimming

RCMP vehicles. (File photo)

Lower Mainland man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

The incident happened the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 8

 

South Surrey Indoor Pool will reopen Sept. 20, the City of Surrey announced Tuesday. (surrey.ca photo)

South Surrey Indoor Pool to reopen Sept. 20

Aquatic facility is the last of five indoor pools to open in the city since closing in 2020

 

The Pacific Sea Wolves swim club, which normally operates out of two indoor pools in South Surrey, has been training outdoors at the Bear Creek Park pool this summer. (Contributed photo)

Pacific Sea Wolves swimmers land on podium in Chilliwack

40 athletes compete at Swim BC Divisional Championships

 

Young members of BC Aquasonics artistic swimming club perform a routine in the pool at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex on Sunday, June 12, during a season-ending show. (Contributed photo: Peng Zhang)

Surrey’s Aquasonics make a splash in COVID-paused water show that featured Father’s Day display

Members of artistic swimming club won a number of medals at provincials, then showcased at home pool

Young members of BC Aquasonics artistic swimming club perform a routine in the pool at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex on Sunday, June 12, during a season-ending show. (Contributed photo: Peng Zhang)
White Rock resident Gary Worters has been wondering for months why the South Surrey Indoor Pool remains closed, and he doesn’t believe a lack of lifeguards is the reason, despite that being the reason given by the City of Surrey. (Nick Greenizan photo)

South Surrey Indoor Pool’s continued closure confounds senior

‘If you’re never going to open the pool again, just say it’ says White Rock’s Gary Worters

White Rock resident Gary Worters has been wondering for months why the South Surrey Indoor Pool remains closed, and he doesn’t believe a lack of lifeguards is the reason, despite that being the reason given by the City of Surrey. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Hjorth Road Pool is one of Surrey’s eight outdoor pools. (Photo: Tides Out)

Surrey’s 8 outdoor pools are set to open for the season, starting with 3 of them May 16

‘Most pools are opening between one week and one month earlier this year,’ and admission is free

Hjorth Road Pool is one of Surrey’s eight outdoor pools. (Photo: Tides Out)
White Rock Wave swimmer Betty Brussel, 97, won all of her events at B.C. Masters Swim Championships and was named the winner of the Ted Simpson Award. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Wave top team standings at provincial masters swim championships

Betty Brussel, 97, recognized with Ted Simpson Award at South Surrey-hosted meet

White Rock Wave swimmer Betty Brussel, 97, won all of her events at B.C. Masters Swim Championships and was named the winner of the Ted Simpson Award. (Contributed photo)
Pacific Sea Wolves swimmers Sergey Chernomorchenko and Brynn Firth at trials in Victoria. (Contributed photo)

Pair of Pacific Sea Wolves dip toes into water at world trials

Sergey Chernomorchenko earns spot on Team BC for Canada Summer Games

Pacific Sea Wolves swimmers Sergey Chernomorchenko and Brynn Firth at trials in Victoria. (Contributed photo)
The White Rock Wave 320+ relay team, with Betty Brussel, Skip Ray, Tony Pease, Alida Brichon, and Coach Craig Slater. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Wave masters ‘in good position’ for provincials

Women claim first, men claim second in Chilliwack meet

The White Rock Wave 320+ relay team, with Betty Brussel, Skip Ray, Tony Pease, Alida Brichon, and Coach Craig Slater. (Contributed photo)
Members of the Surrey RCMP and other brave souls took the plunge Sunday at Crescent Beach as part of a fundraising effort for Special Olympics. (Surrey RCMP Twitter photo)

White Rock’s polar plunge rescheduled for Saturday

Fundraising dip, originally set for last weekend, had been postponed due to ‘logistic issues’

Members of the Surrey RCMP and other brave souls took the plunge Sunday at Crescent Beach as part of a fundraising effort for Special Olympics. (Surrey RCMP Twitter photo)
Members of the Pacific Sea Wolves pose for a photo in Victoria during the 2022 Winter Provincial Swim Championships. (Contributed photo)

Pacific Sea Wolves’ swimmers score medals at provincial championships

South Surrey swim club finishes sixth overall at Victoria-hosted meet

Members of the Pacific Sea Wolves pose for a photo in Victoria during the 2022 Winter Provincial Swim Championships. (Contributed photo)
The wave pool at Newton Recreation Centre is set to reopen March 29 after a two-year shutdown. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Newton’s wave pool to reopen after 2-year closure, and another pool is coming to the neigbourhood

Reopening date not set for South Surrey’s indoor pool, the last of five still shut down in Surrey

The wave pool at Newton Recreation Centre is set to reopen March 29 after a two-year shutdown. (Photo: surrey.ca)
As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave’s Thursday-night swimmers and coaches – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)

Sea of pink at South Surrey pool a tribute to kindness, compassion

Swim BC offered pink swim caps to teams across the province for anti-bullying initiative

As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave’s Thursday-night swimmers and coaches – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)
Surrey Coun. Linda Annis. (File photo)

Surrey councillor says blaming pool closures on pandemic doesn’t hold water

City blames COVID-19 for ‘limited staffing capacity’ for lifeguards, support staff

Surrey Coun. Linda Annis. (File photo)
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)
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)
Young pool users at Guildford Aquatic Centre. (submitted photo: City of Surrey)
Young pool users at Guildford Aquatic Centre. (submitted photo: City of Surrey)