Masters

ALBERTA MASTERS SWIMMING - Your Questions Answered by Swim Alberta

I have received a lot of confusing email in the last month and I want to know who am I affiliated with?
All masters members are affiliated with Swim Alberta.  Swim Alberta has been designated by the National governing body – Swimming Canada to govern the sport of competitive swimming in Alberta, including Masters Swimming.  

What is happening in the 2015-16 season for Masters members?
Swim Alberta values the masters members within the organization and we believe it is important that the sport system and competition structure that you have been a part of for the last several decades remains viable and available to you, appreciating that you are all motivated for different reasons to participate.

Swim Alberta will continue to govern the sport of competitive swimming in Alberta including masters swimming.  You will continue to affiliate with Swim Alberta as you have always done.
 
Who is AMSC and what role do they play in our province?
AMSC, The Alberta Masters Swimming Committee, is an operational and technical committee of Swim Alberta that represents the needs of Masters swimmers.  The committee’s only role is to act in an advisory capacity to the organization on items of importance to masters swimming.  The former committee was disbanded in April of this year and we are currently in the process of recruiting a new committee and would welcome any interested members. We hope to announce the new committee by the end of June.

Each year, I pay Swim Alberta registration fees.  Where do they go and what are they used for?  

What will my fees be for the 2015-16 season?

NOTE:  Masters Swimming Canada (MSC) has not yet provided Swim Alberta with fees for the 2015-2016 season.  As soon as those are available, we will forward out the information to all of our masters clubs.  

*$21.00 is the 2014 – 2015 fee.  The 2015 – 2016 MSC fee is not yet known.
**Total fees collected will include the 2015-2016 MSC fees and the total fees provided above will change to accommodate the MSC fee.

I don’t swim in competitions, why do I need to be a member of Swim Alberta?  
If you swim in a club, you benefit from the programming, coaching and support available to you through your club.  These benefits are available because Swim Alberta invests in these areas so members can enjoy the sport of swimming and be assured it is governed appropriately.  

What programming does Swim Alberta provide for Masters Swimmers?  
Typically it is our clubs that provide the direct programming to our swimmers.  We do have funds allocated to support provincial initiatives for Masters swimmers, this includes such things as Masters provincials, clinics specific to masters swimmers and masters coaches or other similar provincial initiatives.  

Why does communication need to go through the Swim Alberta office?
We are bound by privacy legislation at both the provincial and national level and have a Privacy Policy that we must adhere to.  To ensure that we are compliant with legislation as well as our own policies, all information to our membership will be distributed through the Swim Alberta office.  

Be advised that for consistency and clarity all authorized communication will be or has been distributed directly from Swim Alberta.

Further Questions?
If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly.  We welcome the opportunity to support any and all of our members.
Cheryl Humphrey, Executive Director     chumphrey@swimalberta.ca          780-415-1782
Val Carr, Membership Coordinator     val@swimalberta.ca              780-415-1780    

Competitions:

Meet Schedule
Meet Results (Choose the View All tab and set the Select Meet Type dropdown menu to Masters.)

Records:

Alberta Masters Records Search

Download Masters Records into Hy-Tek

2015-2016 Masters Club and Swimmer Registration:

Fees Schedule

Club Affiliation and Registration Information - Coming soon

Unattached Masters Swimmers Registration - Coming soon 
Unattached swimmer memberships are available for swimmers over the age of 18, who do not want to train and compete with a swim club.  For registration purposes, unattached swimmers are registered under the Wild Rose Swim Club, club code WILD.

Membership period is 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016.

Updates:

3 March 2015 - Canadian Masters Nationals
3 December 2014 - Rule Amendments

Links:

Masters Swimming Canada
2013-2017 Masters Rule Book