Swimming

Elk Valley Dolphin graduates Brock Tomlinsoin, Luka Cigler, and Holly Soetaert (missing Tatum Kipnik) (Contributed by Angie Abdou)

Dolphins win awards for persevering in challenging year

Contributed by Angie Abdou Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club B.C. Covid restrictions…

  • Jul 2, 2021

 

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

 

The Elk Valley Dolphins got stuck into some recycling, managing to raise $400 for the club with cans. (Contributed by Wendy Howse)

50 Dolphins Compete in Virtual Wavemaker

Contributed by Angie Abdou Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club This week fifty…

  • May 21, 2021

 

The venue for the Australian Nationals in the Gold Coast, Queensland. (Image courtesy of Northwest Swimming Club)

Dolphin Olivia Howse Qualifies for Australian Age Group Nationals

Contributed by Angie Abdou Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club In January, Olivia…

  • Apr 24, 2021
The venue for the Australian Nationals in the Gold Coast, Queensland. (Image courtesy of Northwest Swimming Club)
Leah and Holly Soetaert. (Contributed by Angie Abdou)

Swim BC Provincials: Perseverance Pays off for Leah Soetaert

Contributed by Angie Abdou Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club Last year when…

  • Apr 14, 2021
Leah and Holly Soetaert. (Contributed by Angie Abdou)
Leah Soetaert of the EVDSC doing a backstart, (Contributed by Angie Abdou)

Leah Soetaert Medals at (Virtual) Divisional Championships

Contributed by Angie Abdou Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club Competing against big…

  • Mar 26, 2021
Leah Soetaert of the EVDSC doing a backstart, (Contributed by Angie Abdou)
Junior coach Holly Soetaert with the Elk Valley Dolphins swim team. (Photo contributed by Angie Abdou)

Dolphins Swim into 2021 with New Coaching Staff

Contributed by EVDSC With Tara Beck moving into a head-coaching role, the…

  • Jan 8, 2021
Junior coach Holly Soetaert with the Elk Valley Dolphins swim team. (Photo contributed by Angie Abdou)
Pictured: Aidan Chudleigh and Tara Beck.

Elk Valley Dolphins’ Head Coach Aidan Chudleigh Passes the Torch to Tara Beck

Contributed by Angie Abdou Elk Valley Dolphins This December, members of the…

  • Dec 18, 2020
Pictured: Aidan Chudleigh and Tara Beck.
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
Photo by Sally Watson (Amateur Photographer Contest 2018)

Daytripping from Fernie

Culture, history, local parks and a whole lot more!

  • Apr 28, 2020
Photo by Sally Watson (Amateur Photographer Contest 2018)
Leah Soetaert, Luka Cigler, Holly Soetaert, Tatum Kipnik and Olivia Howse proudly hoist the Canadian flag at the Montana State Swim Championships in Missoula. Photo Submitted

Swim club celebrates season of personal growth

The Elk Valley Dolphins will be hosting a large swim meet in Fernie in April

Leah Soetaert, Luka Cigler, Holly Soetaert, Tatum Kipnik and Olivia Howse proudly hoist the Canadian flag at the Montana State Swim Championships in Missoula. Photo Submitted
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)