Swimming

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett sets a S14 world record in the 200-metre freestyle at the preliminaries at the 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup in Toronto on Sunday, (Oct. 30). (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)

Parksville’s Nicholas Bennett sets new para swimming world record in Toronto

18-year-old shatters 200-metre freestyle standard during preliminaries at World Cup

 

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

 

Swimmers battle the waves in the 62nd Annual Ocean Mile Swim held in Qualicum Beach, Aug. 21. (Heather Svensen photo)

Qualicum Beach Ocean Mile Swim draws over 50 swimmers

Courtenay swimmer takes home overall trophy

 

Nicholas Bennett of Canada poses after winning the gold medal in the Men’s 200 meters freestyle S14 final during the swimming competition of the Commonwealth Games, at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Parksville swimmer Bennett wins gold medal at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Ravensong Aquatic Club member was ‘ready for the gold’, says dad

Nicholas Bennett of Canada poses after winning the gold medal in the Men’s 200 meters freestyle S14 final during the swimming competition of the Commonwealth Games, at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Special Olympics Oceanside athletes Amada Stewart and Brodie Stevens will compete at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. (Erin Edward photo)

Special Olympics Oceanside swimmers to compete at BC Summer Games

Stevens, Stewart excited to head to Prince George event

Special Olympics Oceanside athletes Amada Stewart and Brodie Stevens will compete at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. (Erin Edward photo)
Nicholas Bennett of Parksville has had an outstanding 2022 World Para Swimming Championships. (Ian MacNicol photo)

Parksville swimmer Bennett earns 2nd silver medal at world championships

Ravensong Breakers member second in 200-metre IM race

Nicholas Bennett of Parksville has had an outstanding 2022 World Para Swimming Championships. (Ian MacNicol photo)
NIcholas Bennett points to the crowd after finishing second in the 200-metre free S14 and set a new Canadian record at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)

Parksville swimmer Bennett wins silver medal in debut at 2022 world championships

Former Ravensong club member shatters own Canadian record

NIcholas Bennett points to the crowd after finishing second in the 200-metre free S14 and set a new Canadian record at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)
Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is set to compete at 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada photo)

Parksville swimmer Bennett set to make debut at world championships in Portugal

Ex-Ravensong member confident heading into competition

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is set to compete at 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada photo)
Parksville para-swimmer Nicholas Bennett will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in England. (Swimming Canada Facebook photo)

Parksville swimmer Bennett to compete at 2022 Commonwealth Games in England

Ravensong Breakers product is one of eight para-swimmers on Canadian team

Parksville para-swimmer Nicholas Bennett will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in England. (Swimming Canada Facebook photo)
Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett set a S14 record of two minutes, 10.22 seconds swimming in the multi-class 200-metre individual medley at the Bell Canadian Swimming Trials held in Victoria. (Swimming Canada Facebook photo)

Parksville swimmer Bennett sets four Canadian records at national trials

High-performance training pays off for former Breakers member

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett set a S14 record of two minutes, 10.22 seconds swimming in the multi-class 200-metre individual medley at the Bell Canadian Swimming Trials held in Victoria. (Swimming Canada Facebook photo)
Olympic, Paralympic and world champion swimmers competing at the Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Swimming Canada trials take over Saanich Commonwealth Place

Swimmers battling for national team spots at upcoming international competitions

Olympic, Paralympic and world champion swimmers competing at the Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)

Sea of pink at B.C. pool a tribute to kindness, compassion during anti-bullying week

Swim BC offered pink swim caps to teams across the province for annual initiative

As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)
A screenshot showing five possible site locations for the proposed aquatic and recreation centre, as seen during Parksville council’s committee of the whole meeting on Feb. 16, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Parksville city council discusses ‘next steps’ for aquatic and rec centre project

Committee of the whole meeting features talk of potential sites

A screenshot showing five possible site locations for the proposed aquatic and recreation centre, as seen during Parksville council’s committee of the whole meeting on Feb. 16, 2022. (Submitted 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)
The annual Polar Bear Splash will return Parksville on Jan. 1. (PQB News file photo)
The annual Polar Bear Splash will return Parksville on Jan. 1. (PQB News file photo)
The Ravensong Waterdancers Synchronized Swimming Club is holding a ‘see it, try it’ event on Oct. 5. (Submitted photo)
The Ravensong Waterdancers Synchronized Swimming Club is holding a ‘see it, try it’ event on Oct. 5. (Submitted photo)
Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is competing in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (Submitted photo)

Parksville swimmer shatters own Canadian record at 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo

Nicholas Bennett, 17, is the youngest athlete on Team Canada

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is competing in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (Submitted photo)
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)
Nanaimo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue were called by B.C. Ambulance for assistance to airlift an injured woman from the Nanaimo River to an ambulance Tuesday. (Photo: Holly Pulvermacher, Nanaimo Search and Rescue)

Woman with serious injuries airlifted from Nanaimo River

Nanaimo Search and Rescue assisted by North Shore Rescue Tuesday at swimming hole south of Nanaimo

Nanaimo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue were called by B.C. Ambulance for assistance to airlift an injured woman from the Nanaimo River to an ambulance Tuesday. (Photo: Holly Pulvermacher, Nanaimo Search and Rescue)