ASDC SW Athletes and Staff Representing Canada

Jul 22nd, 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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