An integral part of Swimming Canada’s mission is to inspire Canadians to be active and healthy. Masters Swimmers are the embodiment of this. Swimming Canada recognizes that Masters Swimmers are magnificent ambassadors and advocates for our sport, both with their friends and families, and within the community at large. Whether training for fitness or to compete, all Masters Swimmers are an essential part of the Swimming Canada family.

Swimming Canada aims to provide the best possible support to the Masters Swimming community, working collaboratively with the provincial sections, to provide meet sanctioning, coach certification, official certification, club services, insurance, etc.   Swimming Canada’s close relationship with our international partners provides recognition of Swimming Canada events and of our member Swimmers’ performances.

april mail-in challenge

A new challenge has been posted due to the changes to Masters Swimmers’ training environments. Please consult it in the Resources section at the bottom of this page . Submit your participation on-line HERE .


The meet package for the 2020 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships has been updated and posted to the meet page, please consult it HERE


The February challenge resu.lts are available HERE

Congratulations to all our participating members and clubs.
Our participation prizes, a 25$ gift certificate to the Swimming Canada on-line store, go to

Carolyn Peppin                     UNB Masters Swim Club 
Emily Flowers                          Edmonton Masters Swim Club
Christine Ridenour               Edmonton Masters Swim Club
Lam Nguyen                           Manitoba Marlins


We are pleased to present our monthly bulletin and update. We are launching the Swimming Canada meet entry management system for your use for the Swim Alberta Masters Provincials and the Swim Ontario Masters Provincials in April and the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships in May. This will be of particular help for those swimmers entering the meet individually and not as part of a team. A complete user guide has been prepared to assist you through the meet entry process. Teams are encouraged to continue using their team management programs to create Hy-tek and Splash files for their entries.


Since September 1, 2019, Swimming Canada has been the official recorder of all Canadian Masters Swimming records. While there continues to be other information “out there”, the official records are on the Swimming Canada web site. Please consult them HERE . All applications for Canadian and World records MUST pass through Swimming Canada for validation.

Canadian Masters Records for individual events are now available on with the Swimrankings records page , look for Canada in the record list and Canadian Masters Records subsequently. Relay records are being finalized for display on Swimrankings

Congratulations to the following swimmers for their Canadian record achievements;

Madeleine Sévigny                            75-79              100 m freestyle (LC)              1:23.45
Madeleine Sévigny                            75-79              200 m freestyle (LC)              3:09.33
Hella Versfeld                                      70-74              50 m   backstroke (LC)            42.27
Hella Versfeld                                      70-74              100 m backstroke (LC)         1:31.37
Hella Versfeld                                      70-74              50 m   butterfly (LC)                 43.35
Hella Versfeld                                      70-74              400 m freestyle (LC)              6:15.45
Sarah MacDonald                              60-64              50 m   butterfly (LC)                 32.79
Sarah MacDonald                              60-64              50 m   breaststroke (LC)         39.16
Sarah MacDonald                              60-64              50 m   freestyle (LC)                 29.44
Sarah MacDonald                              60-64              100 m freestyle (LC)              1:06.67
Karl Donoghue                                    80-84              50 m   backstroke (LC)            42.43
Karl Donoghue                                    80-84              100 m backstroke (LC)         1:35.98
Karl Donoghue                                    80-84              200 m backstroke (LC)         3:23.94
Karl Donoghue                                    80-84              400 m freestyle (LC)             6:48.29
Jack Kelso                                            80-84              50 m   breaststroke (LC)         44.27
Jack Kelso                                            80-84              50 m   freestyle (LC)                 33.88
Jack Kelso                                            80-84              100 m freestyle (LC)             1:17.47
Aldert Dykstra                                     80-84              200 m butterfly (LC)              5:39.85
Detlev Grabs                                        60-64              200 m freestyle (LC)              2:15.71
Detlev Grabs                                        60-64              200 m backstroke (LC)         2:38.04
Chris Daniel                                          60-64              100 m IM (SC)                       1:08.49
Chris Daniel                                          60-64              200 m IM (SC)                       2:29.54
Mae Waldie                                           85-89              50 m backstroke (SC)              53.50

Hera Blue Swim Club                       120-159         4 X 50 Medley Relay (LC)     1:52.05
Team members:                                 Craig Brazier             Vlad Shirokov
Gabrio Mannucci       Mark Kennedy


Each month a new challenge will be posted to be completed within the month, the details of which will be shared with each challenge. Swimmers/coaches will tabulate the results of the challenge and forward them to [email protected]. Results will be compiled using the age group distributions as per competitions. Prizes will be awarded each month. Twenty-Six Swimmers are on track to complete each challenge this season along with 9 Clubs. Prizes will be awarded, keep up the good work!

March’s Mail-in challenge has been launched and is available in the resource section of the Swimming Canada Masters page. This month we are inviting you to complete each of the events that will be swum at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials, presented by Bell, to be held in Toronto from March 30th to April 5th, 2020.  Check off that you have completed as many of the events as possible and submit your participation.

The February challenge data is due back by March 5th so that results can be compiled and prizes awarded. Remember February results can be submitted individually HERE

The January challenge results are available HERE.

Congratulations to all our participating members and clubs.
Our participation prizes, a 25$ gift certificate to the Swimming Canada on-line store, go to:

Claude Charland                   Club Natation Bois-Franc
Tom Kerber                            YMCA Calgary Masters
Quinton Collister                    Brandon Bluefins Masters Swim Club
Doug Lennox                         Aurora Master Ducks


The Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials, presented by Bell, will be hosted at the beautiful Toronto Pan Am Sports Center from March 30th to April 5th, 2020. Preliminaries will run every morning starting at 9:30 am and finals each evening starting at 5:45 pm EXCEPT Saturday when finals will start at 5:00 pm.

Come out and cheer on our future Olympians and Paralympians. Morning, evening, full day and club tickets are available in limited quantities, for more information see HERE . All tickets can be purchased via HERE.

Event sponsorship opportunities are available, for information. The deadline to purchase sponsorship is MARCH 1 2020. Act quickly to not miss this opportunity.


Please continue to follow the 2020 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships page HERE to see the meet package and familiarize yourself with the meet web page where all new information will appear.

Meet entries will open at the end of March. Full details will be available to guide you through the entry process.

Back by popular demand, ribbons will be awarded for relays placing 1st to 8th as well as swimmers placing 4th to 8th.

The officials and volunteers sign-up form is available HERE . We can’t put on these wonderful events without the support and encouragement of our volunteers and volunteer officials. Thank you for your generosity. 


Nominations are open for the 2020 Swimming Canada Masters Swimming Awards including the Award for Long-term contribution to Masters Swimming in Canada. The Excellence in Coaching Award for an exceptional coach. Masters Swimming Excellence award in recognition of Masters Swimmers who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding results at the highest level of competition in Masters Swimming. The nomination documents are available HERE or through your Provincial Association. The deadline for nomination is March 31, 2020. Don’t let deserving members of our community go unrecognized.


Medellin, Colombia will be hosting the VIII Pan American Masters Championships. Swimming events, including open water, run from June 18th to June 25th 2020. Entry deadline is May 9th 2020. Information can be found HERE  Swimmers attending and wishing to participate in relays are asked to contact [email protected] for information by March 29th, 2020 and prior to their entry into the competition.


The bidding is open for the 2021 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships. If your organisation is interested in hosting, please refer to the information HERE. and the bid forms. Please submit all questions to [email protected]  The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020.

If you missed our previous bulletins, please consult them HERE

Any questions may be directed to [email protected] where we will endeavor to respond or direct you to the proper channels.

Happy Swimming!

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals” – Goethe 

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Cynthia Pincott — Ottawa
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Name Resource
Benefits of Membership Benefits-of-Membership-2019-12.pdf
Swimming Canada Masters Swimming Awards Swimming-Canada-Masters-Swimming-Awards-1.pdf
Bidding Document Canadian Masters Swimming Championships - Procedure Bidding-Document-Canadian-Masters-Swimming-Championships-EN-Procedure.pdf
Monthly Challenge 2020-04 Monthly-Challenge-2020-04.xlsx
Monthly Challenge 2020-03 Monthly-Challenge-2020-03.xlsx
Masters Bulletin 2020-03 Masters-Bulletin-2020-03.pdf
Masters Bulletin 2020-02 Masters-Bulletin-2020-02-1.pdf
Masters Bulletin 2020-01 Masters-Bulletin-2020-01.pdf
Masters Bulletin 2019-12 Masters-Bulletin-2019-12.pdf
Masters Bulletin 2019-11 Masters-Bulletin-2019-11.pdf
Masters Bulletin 2019-10 Masters-Bulletin-2019-10.pdf
Monthly Challenges 2020-02 RESULTS rev1 Monthly-Challenges-2020-02-RESULTS-rev1.pdf
Monthly Challenges 2020-01 RESULTS rev2 Monthly-Challenges-2020-01-RESULTS-rev2.pdf
Monthly Challenge 2019-12 RESULTS rev 2 Monthly-Challenge-2019-12-RESULTS-rev-2-3.pdf
Monthly Challenge 2019-11 RESULTS Monthly-Challenge-2019-11-RESULTS-4.pdf
Monthly Challenge 2019-10 RESULTS revised 2019-11-28 Monthly-Challenge-2019-10-RESULTS-5.pdf
Swimming Canada CEO Masters message 2019-08 Dear-Masters-Swimmers-2019-08.pdf