My First Race

Swim Alberta recognizes that learn to swim programming is an important step to be water safe.  Many of Swim Alberta's Swim Clubs offer learn to swim programming.  

As an introduction to competitive swimming, Swim Alberta is offering the "My First Race" swim series.  The swim series is an online ranking for registered non-competitive swimmers to see their times against other swimmers in the province.


My First Race Swim Series

The swim series consists of races each month which will be ranked.  Please see the submission link and ranking links below.  All times are to be submitted by the swimmer's coach or club representative.  Coach instructions are available at the bottom of this page.


My First Race - Schedule of Events

Event Dates  
25 Kick Sept 16 - Oct 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
25 Freestyle Oct 16 - Nov 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
25 Backstroke Nov 16 - Dec 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
50 Kick Jan 16 - Feb 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
50 Freestyle Feb 16 - Mar 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
50 Backstroke Mar 16 - Apr 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
25 Breaststroke Apr 16 - May 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results
25 Butterfly May 16 - Jun 15 Submitted Results  |  Final Results


Swimmers who participate will receive a certificate and a sticker for each race completed, swimmers who complete the full series will receive a swim cap.  Please contact your coach for details.

Participating Clubs: 13 / Total Participants: 615
Peace River Wahoos (15), Medicine Hat Waves (30), Silver Tide Swim Club (65), Yellowknife Polar Bears (35), High River Tigers (15), Athabasca Rapids Swim Club (20), Bow Valley Riptides (60), Nosecreek Swim Association (150), Olds Rapids (10), Cochrane Comets (60), Foothills Stingrays Swim Club (21), Parkland Pirates Aquatic Club (14), Fort McMurray Swim Club (120), Rocky Barracudas Swim Club (25)

Coach Instructions

Times must be submitted during the dates listed using the below submission links.
Coaches or a club contact must track their own swimmers as well as request certificates, stickers and awards for completed certificates.  

Kick Events - Swimmers must have two hands on the board until the swimmer touches the wall.
Swim Events - Swimmers must follow the stroke rules for the start, stroke, turn and finish.  If the swimmer is not comfortable diving from the blocks they may dive from the side or start from a push in the water.

Administrator Instructions

1 Order Certificates and Stickers
   - Use non-competitive registration numbers
2 Submit Results
   - Use the links below for each race by the end date for each race
3 Tracking
   - Each club is responsible for tracking their own swimmers progress
4 Request Series Completion Awards

Result Submission Links
25 Kick  |  25 Free  |  25 Back  | 50 Kick  |  50 Free  |  50 Back  |  25 Breast  |  25 Fly