Swimming

Recreation services director Doug Ross gives guests at a pop-up information booth the facts about Vernon’s proposed Active Living Centre prior to the referendum. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon affords city new active living centre, for 2026

Referendum passes for $121 M facility borrowing, total number in favour underreported by 100 votes

 

Recreation services director Doug Ross gives guests at a pop-up information booth the facts about Vernon’s proposed Active Living Centre Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon affords city new active living centre

Referendum passes for $121 M facility borrowing

 

Coldstream's Jacob Brayshaw (left) is presented with the Senior Swimmer of the Year award by Swim B.C. technical director Cory Beatt at the recent Team Aquatic Supplies B.C. Swimming Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet in Whistler. (Swim B.C. photo)

Historic honour for North Okanagan swimmer

Jacob Brayshaw becomes first Para swimmer named Swim B.C. Senior Swimmer of the Year

 

The historic Peanut Pool at Vernon’s Lakeview Park is being deconstructed, to be replaced by new pool in 2023. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Historic Vernon pool shelled by machinery

Peanut Pool being demolished this week; new facility at Lakeview Park to open in summer 2023

The historic Peanut Pool at Vernon’s Lakeview Park is being deconstructed, to be replaced by new pool in 2023. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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

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)
Kelowna’s Parkinson Recreation Centre. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Kelowna’s Parkinson Rec Centre closing for annual maintenance

Annual maintenance closures are necessary to maintain a clean and safe facility

Kelowna’s Parkinson Recreation Centre. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
Kelowna Dachshund Club

Kelowna wieners know how to keep cool, they jump in the pool

On July 24 the Kelowna Dauschund Group gathered for a pool paw-ty

Kelowna Dachshund Club
“No swimming” signs are located at the boat launch and near the slough on McArthur Island, but are not near the area in which the presumed drowning occurred. (Jessica Wallace/KTW)

Kamloops to review river safety measures after Vernon man presumed drown

Dr. Michael Mthandazo of Vernon was swept away in the Thompson River at McArthur Island on July 30

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“No swimming” signs are located at the boat launch and near the slough on McArthur Island, but are not near the area in which the presumed drowning occurred. (Jessica Wallace/KTW)
Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)

Swimming not recommended at Osoyoos beach due to poor water quality

Town says Legion Beach contains high levels of E. coli bacteria

Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)
RCMP vehicles. (File photo)

Lower Mainland man drowns while swimming near Peachland

The incident happened the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 8

RCMP vehicles. (File photo)
(Courtesy photo/Cheryl Fellman)

Jump in, the water’s fine: Lake Country beach water quality advisory lifted

A water quality advisory has been removed for Reiswig Regional Park on Wood Lake in Lake Country.

(Courtesy photo/Cheryl Fellman)
Breanna Jolly of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club brought home a pair of medals and numerous best times from the Interior and North Swimming Championships at Kelowna’s H2O Centre. (Contributed)

Jolly good times for Vernon swimmer(s) at Kelowna meet

Breanna Jolly wins pair of medals to help lead Kokanee Swim Club at Interior championships

Breanna Jolly of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club brought home a pair of medals and numerous best times from the Interior and North Swimming Championships at Kelowna’s H2O Centre. (Contributed)
(Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Lake Country issues water quality advisory for Beasley Park

The advisory is on recommendation from Interior Health

(Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Conny Stamhuis is swimming the Across the Lake Swim to raise money for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (photo: Warren Henderson).

Kelowna senior to make Across the Lake Swim history while raising money for charity

At 90, Conny Stamhuis will be oldest to participate in annual 2.1-kilometre cross-lake trek

Conny Stamhuis is swimming the Across the Lake Swim to raise money for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (photo: Warren Henderson).
Riley Martin, left, joined by his coach Naomi Antler after becoming the first Canadian in his para classification to complete the 400-metre individual medley. (Submitted)

Okanagan swimmer overcomes the odds to make Canadian history

Riley Martin competes for Penticton’s KISU Swim Club

Riley Martin, left, joined by his coach Naomi Antler after becoming the first Canadian in his para classification to complete the 400-metre individual medley. (Submitted)
Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, has been named to Team Canada that will compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal. (Contributed)

Okanagan swimmer to make World Para Championships debut

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw will compete in one individual event and maybe a pair of relays in Portugal

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, has been named to Team Canada that will compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal. (Contributed)
(Brittany Webster - Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Cherry Blossom Triathlon sees sunshine for returning race

The race was a success after two years of pandemic cancellations

(Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Divisional championship races sanctioned by Swim BC were held at Penticton Community Centre Pool on Saturday (Feb. 26). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton hosts 16 swim teams across B.C.’s Interior on Saturday

Swim BC brought its divisional championships to the Peach City this weekend (Feb. 25 to 27)

Divisional championship races sanctioned by Swim BC were held at Penticton Community Centre Pool on Saturday (Feb. 26). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
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)