Swimming

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

 

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

 

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)
Penny Oleksiak of Canada holds up her bronze medal from the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader

Penny Oleksiak swims into Canada’s record books after earning sixth career medal

Her bronze is her sixth career medal, the most for any Canadian in the Summer Games

Penny Oleksiak of Canada holds up her bronze medal from the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader
Margaret Mac Neil, right, of Canada, is congratulated by Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden103 after winning the final of the women’s 100-metre butterfly at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Margaret Mac Neil, right, of Canada, is congratulated by Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden103 after winning the final of the women’s 100-metre butterfly at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
One of the options considered for phase one of the Ravensong Aquatic Centre expansion project. (Town of Qualicum Beach illustration).
One of the options considered for phase one of the Ravensong Aquatic Centre expansion project. (Town of Qualicum Beach illustration).
Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett has earned a chance to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Parksville swimmer earns spot on Canadian Paralympic team for Tokyo Games

Nicholas Bennett heads to Japan in August

  • Jun 4, 2021
Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett has earned a chance to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (Submitted photo)
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph

When Cold Is Hot

Cold water swimming is therapy and exercise

  • May 26, 2021
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph
The Daily Dippers: Linda Harbo, Marina Bakker and Leesa Patenaude enjoy their morning swim at Rathtrevor Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
The Daily Dippers: Linda Harbo, Marina Bakker and Leesa Patenaude enjoy their morning swim at Rathtrevor Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
The Ravensong Aquatic Centre. (PQB News file photo)

RDN director wants Nanoose Bay residents to contribute for Ravensong pool services

Wallace calls it unfair electoral area not paying its share

The Ravensong Aquatic Centre. (PQB News file photo)
The traditional New Year Polar Bear swim will not take place in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
The traditional New Year Polar Bear swim will not take place in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services
Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper

Lily and the lake: How a young B.C. girl with Down syndrome swam to her dream

Kaslo’s Lily Nay set her mind to swimming Kootenay Lake on Sept. 3

Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper
The Ravensong Pool will be ready to open in late September. (PQB file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo set to offer fall recreation programs

Registration for variety of acitivities to start Aug. 31

The Ravensong Pool will be ready to open in late September. (PQB file photo)
Concept design of the expansion plans at Ravensong Aquatic Centre. (RDN photo)

Consultant presents two options for Ravensong pool expansion project in Qualicum Beach

RDN committee defers decision until more information available on Parksville pool plans

Concept design of the expansion plans at Ravensong Aquatic Centre. (RDN photo)
Qualicum Beach’s Ravensong Aquatic Centre closed due to electrical issue

Qualicum Beach’s Ravensong Aquatic Centre closed due to electrical issue

UPDATE: RDN notes closure not related to COVID-19 situation; no date for re-opening set

  • Mar 14, 2020
Qualicum Beach’s Ravensong Aquatic Centre closed due to electrical issue
Justin Mitchell, in a photo with young athletes from 2016, has been banned from coaching in any Water Polo Canada-sanctioned event following accusations of bullying and sexual harassment. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Justin Mitchell, in a photo with young athletes from 2016, has been banned from coaching in any Water Polo Canada-sanctioned event following accusations of bullying and sexual harassment. (Black Press Media files)