ASDC SW mission is to provide integrated programming aimed at identifying, supporting, and developing emerging athletes at all levels throughout Alberta's southwest region. Our vision is to create a fully integrated sport environment that advances the success of our regional athletes at both the provincial and national level.

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ASDC SW Athletes and Staff Representing Canada

Jul 22, 2019

Lethbridge, Alta. – Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest (ASDC SW) staff and athletes are busy preparing for upcoming competitions this summer.

AEP Selects athlete Coby Iwassa will represent Canada in racquetball at the 2019 Pan American Games, July 26 in Lima, Peru. Iwassa is a veteran of the Pan Am Games helping Canada win bronze at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto in Men’s Team racquetball. Iwassa is the 4th ranked racquetball player in Canada and recently captured silver at the 2019 Racquetball Canada National Championships.

ASDC SW board member, and head coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns track and field team, Larry Steinke will be joining Iwassa in Peru. Steinke is no stranger to international competition coaching Canada’s athletics teams at World Championships and Olympic Games. Steinke recently saw his Horns track team win three medals at the 2019 USports Championships.

ASDC SW Centre Coordinator Joshua Hoetmer is at Hockey Canada’s under-17 development camp in Calgary, July 19 to 26. Hoetmer, who works as a mental performance consultant for Hockey Canada, will be attending his third World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this fall in Medicine Hat and Swift Current. Hoetmer has also signed on for his second season with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League.

The 2019 Western Canada Summer Games are set for August 9 to 18 in Swift Current, Sask. Current and former AEP athletes Jada Hamer (Volleyball), Finley Lothian (Swimming) and Shaye McTavish (Baseball) will represent Team Alberta. The Western Canada Summer Games brings the best athletes from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories to compete in 16 different events.

ASDC SW wishes the best of luck to athletes and coaches representing Canada and Alberta. Visit for more information about programs and services offered by ASDC SW.

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AEP Athlete Captures Silver

Apr 29, 2019

Lethbridge – Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest (ASDC SW) congratulates Naman Gauri on capturing a silver medal at the 2019 Canadian Junior Racquetball Championships in Valleyfield, Quebec.

Gauri placed second in the boys 16 and under singles division with decisive round robin wins then losing in a tie-breaker in his final match of the day. Gauri will now represent Canada at the Junior World Championships this November in Costa Rica.

Gauri has been training with ASDC SW Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP) and sport vision training program. For more information on programs and services offered by ASDC SW, visit

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