2020-2021 Edson Orcas Swim Meets and Events (tentative)

**Please note: Swim Meet Entry fees are not included in the Registration Fees

**Traditional Swim Meets are currently on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions**

Until competitions resume, Swim Alberta will be providing virtual racing opportunities, swim challenges and other provincial programming geared towards competitive members.  Swimmers must be registered as competitive in order to be eligible for any of these events or programming.

Update from Swim Alberta August 31, 2020

Over the past several months, Swim Alberta, with feedback and support from several coach working groups, has been developing solutions for what will be a unique 2020-2021 swimming season.  In addition to the racing and training events listed below, Swim Alberta will continue to plan initiatives and solutions to engage Alberta’s swimmers.  A news story highlighting these racing and training events has been published on the Swim Alberta Website that can be shared with your membership.

In July of 2020, the Swim Alberta Technical Staff provided a framework for the resumption of training and competition following the extended break.  The framework included a training direction, targeted windows for racing and recommended racing events for each age group, otherwise known as the ‘swimming passport’.   To conclude the 2020 season, Swim Alberta provided a virtual racing opportunity focusing on the swimming passport events for swimmers who had returned to training through the 2020 Summer Racing Challenge.  

The following are events that coaches and registered competitive swimmers should plan for through the fall cycle.  (September – December)

  • Virtual Racing Series
  • Challenge Swims
  • Challenge Training Sets

* Competitive registration is required to participate in these programs.

Virtual Racing Series

As Alberta facilities are in the process of re-opening, many facilities are not booking events and Alberta Health Services has not yet permitted competitions on Stage 2 of Alberta’s Relaunch Plan.  In order to provide a solution for Alberta’s swimmers, Swim Alberta has developed a ‘Racing Unplugged’ format called the Virtual Racing Series.  The virtual series for the fall includes a mid-cycle racing opportunity and a finale, both of which will include individual age rankings as well as club rankings by team size.  The mid-cycle opportunity will repeat the Swimming Passport events.  The finale be an opportunity for all swimmers to race any event for ranking, with no limit on the number of events swum.  In addition to the virtual racing opportunities, clubs are encouraged to challenge other clubs with their own informal virtual events based on the demographics of the club. (e.g. 50 kick for time)  The Swimming Passport events are listed at the bottom of this email for your reference.

Fall Series Dates

Mid-Cycle:          October 19 – November 8 (Passport Events)

Finale:                   December 7 – 20 (All Events)


Winter Series Dates (if required)

Mid-Cycle:          February 1 – 14 (Passport Events)

Finale:                   March 8 – 21 (All Events)


* The return to competition requirements are in development and will be shared when available, at this time Swim Alberta will not be sanctioning competitions. 


Challenge Swims

Swim Alberta launched the 400 freestyle challenge during the 2018-2019 season and added the 400 IM to the challenge during the 2019-2020 season.  The 400m challenge events will continue during the 2020-2021 season while an additional event may be added.

Challenge Sets

Swimmers will be provided different training challenges throughout the various phases of the season.  Challenges may include various distances, intervals or specific targets (e.g. 75% kick target time)

Swimming Passport Events

10 & Under; 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, plus a combined total time. 

12 & Under; 200m Freestyle, 100m IM, 100m 1st choice stroke, & 50m another stroke. 

13 & Over; 400m Freestyle, 200m IM, 100m 1st choice, 50m 1st choice & 50m another stroke. 


During the season, clubs are encouraged to send Swim Alberta photos when completing these events in order to share with the community.