• Aquatics Centre Schedule Changes | December 15th

    We're excited to be the host venue for the upcoming Masters Swim Meet on Saturday, December 15th from 4pm-9pm in the full Competition Pool. Please note our Member Only Swim and $3 Swim will be in the Leisure Pool for this night only. See the Aquatics Schedule and event listing for all the details. Thank you for your understanding. Good luck to all the Masters swimmers!

  • December 16th | 3pm-5pm Atlantis Synchro Holiday Demo in Competition Pool

    Atlantis Synchro's Holiday Demo performance is taking place in the full Competition Pool on Sunday, December 16th from 3pm to 5pm. Swim times in the Competition Pool will be available from 7am-3pm (Lane Swim), 5pm-6pm & 9pm-10pm (Lane & Open Swim). Please see the full Aquatics Schedule for swim times in the Leisure Pool.

  • Track Schedule Changes | October-December

    Friendly Reminder: Our full Track is booked for Competitive Track Club Training on these days through to December Tuesdays, 8:30pm-10pm | Thursdays, 8pm-10pm | Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm | Sundays, 8pm-10pm. Thank you for your understanding.

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Fast & Female Champ Chat

Girls in Sports are Empowered for Life

September 22, 2017


On Sunday, September 17th, we proudly hosted 110 girls from ages 8-18 for the Fast & Female Champ Chat in Halifax, in partnership with Fuelling Women Champions. This inspiring morning of empowerment through sports, started with Fast & Female Ambassador introductions and a group warm-up before jumping into a 7 station physical activity circuit. Each station was led by an Ambassador and included fun sports specific training for snowboarding, pole vaulting, sailing and more, as well as a goal setting session. After a chocolate milk break to refuel, the girls participated in an inspirational chat with the Ambassadors before finishing off the day with one large yoga class led by CGC instructors Dennette and Jennifer.

Some of the inspirational Fast & Female Ambassadors (l-r): Hannah Vaughan – Sprint Kayak (2015 Pan Am Games Champion), Hannah MacIntosh – Sprint Canoe (Jr Worlds medalist, U23 Worlds team), Jennifer Jones – Curler (2014 Sochi Olympics), Heather Hamilton – Pole Vault athlete, Alexa Irvin – Sprint Kayak (U23 Worlds team), Kimiko Willgress – Snowboard, Ellie Black – (2016 Rio Olympics), Erin Rafuse – Sailing (2016 Rio Olympics), Genny Orton – Sprint Kayak (2016 Rio Olympics) and Alanna Bray Lougheed – Sprint Kayak (Sr Worlds Team). Missing from photo: Una Lounder – Kayak, Tina Wilkinson – Halifax Xplosion Football Team and Jill D’Alessio – Sprint Kayak (2004 Athens Olympics).

     

For more photos of the event, visit the Fast & Female Facebook page or grab your favourite photos from Snap’d Halifax.

Girls quit sports at 6x the rate of boys in their early teens which means they are missing out on all the benefits of sport participation. To change that, Fast and Female Champ Chat was launched in 2005 by Canadian cross country skier and Olympic gold medalist Chandra Crawford. Their mission is to keep girls healthy, happy, and active in sports through their teens. To learn more, visit www.fastandfemale.com.

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