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2022 Canada Games Swim Team Announced!

May 25, 2022

The 2022 Canada Summer Games swim team has been finalized. See the link below for the full list of athletes who will be attending the 2022 Canada Summer Games August 5th-14th in Niagara, Ontario. Congratulations to all!
2022 CANADA SUMMER GAMES- Final Team Selection
More info will follow including info for athletes and parents to attend a Zoom call on Tuesday, May 31st.

Special Bylaw Meeting

May 11, 2022

Swim PEI will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, June 11th at the Credit Union Place in Summerside prior to the Summerside meet. This meeting will allow the board of directors as well as voting delegates from the member clubs to review and pass the amendments to the Swim PEI Bylaws. All club registered members, swimmers, coaches, and officials, are invited to attend. Only those identified as voting members will be eligible to vote.
The proposed bylaw amendments can be found at the link below.
Bylaw review – proposed amendments
All guidelines on the voting process can be found below. Those representing a club as a voting member must submit a voting delegate registration form at least 7 days prior to the meeting (June 4, 2022).
AGM Voting Delegate Info

Swim PEI AVIS/Budget Promotion

March 16, 2022

Swim PEI is excited to announce we are now offering our members discounted vehicle rental rates through a partnership with Avis Budget Group and Swimming Canada.
Avis and Budget are here for you anytime and anywhere. As a Swim PEI member, enjoy up to 30% off Avis base rates when you PAY NOW using AWD # F221810. Additionally, rent by June 30th 2022 and get a free upgrade. Visit www.avis.ca/swimpei and book your vehicle rental today! For a unique and expedited experience, sign up for Avis Preferred and accelerate your rewards.
As an added bonus, Swim PEI members can also enjoy up to 35% off Budget PAY NOW base rates by visiting www.budget.ca/swimpei and using BCD # B166110 and get a free upgrade when renting by June 30th 2022.
The mobility landscape is rapidly changing, and Avis Budget Group is driving towards the future, focusing on reinventing the car rental experience. Data-driven intelligence, company digitization and a global footprint are enabling connectivity, convenience and choice.
Travel safe with Avis Budget Group, as they follow the precautions and guidelines set out by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Safe travels!

Community Sport Coach Clinic

February 2, 2022

Swim PEI will be offering an online Community Sport Coach Clinic on Saturday, February 12th and Sunday, February 13th. Both days will go from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Both sessions must be attended to receive credit for the clinic. Island residents will be able to access the clinic for free, the non-resident fee will be $125. Deadline to register is Thursday, February 10th.
The Community Coach clinic is for new assistant coaches helping out with non-competitive swimmers. A community coach may work a maximum of two seasons before they are required to take the next level of training (Swimming 101). The community coach may assist at both practice and competition. It is not recommended that the community coach be responsible for a group.
Prerequisites – 15 years of age
Space is limited, register today!!
Registration for this clinic can be completed in the Swimming Canada online Learning Management System here: Coaches – Swimming Canada.
New coaches will have to create an account by scrolling down and clicking on the ‘New coaches’ sign up button.
Complete the registration info.
Once logged in, click on the ‘Clinics’ tab and the PEI clinic should be listed.
Click the register button to complete the registration process.
If you have any issues getting registered, please contact admin@swimpei.com.

Honourary Lifetime Achievement Membership Award

December 27, 2021

Swim PEI is excited to announce Marguerite Middleton as this year’s recipient of the Honourary Lifetime Achievement Award!
This award recognizes the many years of meritorious service to swimming in Prince Edward Island by an individual (or group). Through a long association with our sport, this person has shown leadership, been supportive and encouraging and has made significant contributions to the development and growth of swimming.
For the past 25 years, anyone who has been a part of the competitive swimming community has met and worked with Marguerite Middleton.
Marguerite has been involved with the sport of swimming since 1996 and has been a swim parent, club board member holding an executive position as the Treasurer for over 10 years, a Swim PEI board member since 2008 holding positions as Secretary, Treasurer and President at different times and still holds an executive position today. In 2009 Marguerite assumed the role of Provincial Officials Chair representing PEI on the National Officials Committee and subsequently the Provincial Official Development Committee. Marguerite is currently the appointed representative for the Atlantic Provinces on the Officials, Competition, and Rules Committee for Swimming Canada. Marguerite has been and continues to be the person with the most experience and knowledge about the sport of swimming in the province when it comes to competition and officiating. She has given countless volunteer hours of her time to the swim community and is always ready and willing to help on the pool deck in any role.
Marguerite has been a certified level 5 Master Official since 2007 and was a key official for the 2009 Canada Summer Games held in Prince Edward Island. She has officiated at many National level meets specializing as Starter but has worked in various roles. She has represented PEI at Eastern & Western Canadian Championships, Canadian Summer Nationals, Canadian Junior Championships, Usports Swimming Championships and the Canadian Olympic and Para-Olympic Trials. Marguerite is the only Island swim official ever nominated to represent Canada at the international level and has had various appointments from 2014 – 2018. In 2017 Marguerite was awarded the Ken Filippelli Award of Excellence in Officiating” by Swim Canada.
With all this experience Marguerite has always been willing and eager to share her knowledge with officials new to swimming and with those following the Swim Canada Officials Pathways. Marguerite has mentored and trained every new official on PEI for many years. Her dedication and commitment to excellence has developed many swimming officials over the years and has raised the sport to a higher level in this province. Her years of dedication and commitment at the provincial level has elevated her to the point where she is known as the ‘go-to’ person in Prince Edward Island for all things competition and officiating. She is well respected by all the athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers.
The sport of swimming would not be where it is today in this province without her involvement, guidance, commitment, and dedication to excellence. She is a true volunteer and has made a big impact on the sport of swimming in our community over the past 25 years. It gives us great pleasure to award Marguerite Middleton with the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chair of Swim PEI, Mitch O’Shea, presenting Marguerite with her award.

Canada Games and HP Training Opportunity

November 19, 2021

Swim PEI has confirmed training opportunities for Canada Games and High Performance swimmers the weekend of November 26th-28th. Pierre Lafontaine will be on the Island during that time. The outline of training times is listed below. If there is anyone interested is registering for the Canada Games program, who did not this past September, the registration form is linked below as well. Please fill it out and send it back prior to attending next weekend. There is also a $60 fee for those who are wanting to be considered for selection to Canada Games which can be paid to Swim PEI. Payment details are outlined on the registration form.
All swim times will take place at the Bell Aliant Centre in Charlottetown.
Friday, November 26th 
Lanes 1-4: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, November 27th 
Lanes 4-7: 8:00am-11:00am
Lanes 1-4: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, November 28th 
Lane 5-8: 9:30am-11:30am
Multi-purpose Room: 11:45am-12:45pm
Canada Games Swimmer Registration Form
Any questions, please reach out to swimpei@outlook.com

Swim PEI Annual General Meeting

November 15, 2021

The 2021 Swim PEI Annual General Meeting will take place this coming Sunday, November 21st. It will begin at 7:30pm via Zoom. Registration is required for those interested in attending. Registration can be completed at the link below.
Click here to register!

Call for Nominations for the Annual Awards

October 8, 2021

Swim PEI is now accepting nominations for the Annual Awards.   Public nominations are being accepted in the following categories until Friday, October 15th.  Please email your nomination to swimpei@outlook.com.

Alex B Campbell Award
Barney Bree Award
Coach of the Year Award
Official of the Year Award
Administrator of the Year Award
Volunteer of the Year Award
Honourary Lifetime Achievement Membership Awards

Complete information on the Awards Criteria can be found here.

Swim PEI Annual Awards

January 19, 2021

Swim PEI presented its annual awards this past week in separate events poolside in both Charlottetown and Summerside.

2020 Award Winners

Alex B Campbell Award – Charlie Morse, Charlottetown Bluephins

Barney Bree Award – Sofia Campos-Gurtierrez, Summerside Dolphins

Coach of the Year – Pierre Lafontaine, Swim PEI

Administrator of the Year – Lisa MacKay, Swim PEI

Volunteer of the Year – Ellen Campbell, Charlottetown

Honourary Lifetime Achievement Membership Award – Jennifer Power, Summerside

Top 10 & Under Swimmer Award – Jackson Fast, CBAC & Xizi (Ivy) Ban, CBAC

Top 11-12 Swimmer Award – Xitong (Tom) Ban, CBAC & Leanne Yorke, SDSC

Top 13-14 Swimmer Award  – Hercules Cheng, CBAC & Elena LeClair, CBAC

Top 15-17 Swimmer Award – Charlie Morse, CBAC &  Amy Wheatley, CBAC

Top 18 & Over Swimmer Award – Pieter VanLeeuwen, CBAC & Julie VanLeeuwen CBAC

Call for Applications for Assitant Canada Games Coaches

July 3, 2020

Swim PEI is now accepting applications for the Assistant Coach positions for the 2021 Canada Games. Depending on team size there will be 3-4 Assistant Coaches to accompany the team to Niagara, Ontario in August 2021.Applications are being accepted until Monday, August 3, 2020. If interested please submit a resume, with cover letter, and proof of certification to Lisa MacKay, via email at swimpei@sportpei.pe.ca. The job description and technical documents can also be obtained by contacting Lisa.

Call for Application for Canada Games Team Manager

February 11, 2020

Swim PEI is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of Team Manager for the 2021 Canada Games in St. Catherines, Ontario August 2021.

Please submit your resume highlighting applicable skills and experience to Swim PEI by email swimpei@sportpei.pe.ca by end of day February 28th.

Introduction to Officiating Course (Red Pin)

November 5, 2019

Katherine McQuaid will he hosting an Introduction to Officiating Course (Timer’s Clinic) & Safety Marshall Clinic on Tuesday, November 19th at the Royalty Centre from 7-9pm. Room 140 (Red Pin)
Please email Katherine at kmcquaid@aolpei.ca to register.
All training is FREE.
There is nothing you need to bring to the clinics.
If you have any questions, please email Katherine or call her at 902-394-5849. She is happy to answer any questions you have about the clinics.

Swim PEI presents Annual Awards

October 29, 2019

In Summerside, at the Halloween Meet, Swim PEI presented its Annual Awards.
2018-2019 Winners
Alex B. Campbell Award – Alexa McQuaid
Barney Bree Award – Charlie Morse
Volunteer of the Year Award – Bonnie Payne
Administrator of the Year Award – Megan Casely-Welton
Honourary Lifetime Achievement Membership Award – Katherine McQuaidDavid Neil Mills Memorial Award – Gardiner MacNeill
Coach of the Year Award – Edith (Edie) Rogers
Official of the Year – DJ Welton
Top Age Group Swimmer Awards (based on FINA Points)
10 & Under
Female: Kelsi MacKinnon, CBAC (674 points)
Male: Raphael Tang, CBAC (470 points)
11-12 Year Olds
Female: Elena LeClair, CBAC (1362 points)
Male: Jessi MacKinnon, CBAC (787 points)
13-14 Year Olds
Female: Courtney McBride, CBAC (1616 points)
Male: Yifeng (David) Du, CBAC (1141 points)
15-17 Year Olds
Female: Alexa McQuaid, CBAC (1974 points)
Male: Charlie Morse, CBAC (1815 points)
18 & Over
Female: Abby Corish, SDSC (1613 points)
Male: Pieter Vanleeuwen, CBAC (1788 points)

Swim PEI Seeking Board Members

October 8, 2019

Swim PEI is hosting their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00pm at the Bell Aliant Centre in Charlottetown. During this meeting the Board of Directors for 2019-2020 will be voted in by the membership. The Board has open positions for two year terms. If you are interested in serving on the board please contact the Executive Director at swimpei@sportpei.pe.ca