The achievements of BC swimmers and coaches over the past year were celebrated, with notable performances recognized and honoured, at the 2014 SwimBC / BCSCA Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction, held in Whistler on Saturday, September 27.
Swim BC is hosting a Para-swimming classification for Para-swimmers with a physical impairment FCS (Functional Classification System) during the weekend of Oct 17-19; the date and time will be determined by the number of requests submitted. The deadline to request classification is October 6.
We apologize for the delay in publishing the time standards for the 2014-2015 season. We have a draft completed and will be presenting them to SwimBC’s Technical Advisory Committee at our scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 1, to solicit their feedback on the standards as well as proposed meet format changes.
We expect to have the standards, along with any meet format and/or qualifying changes, published by the end of next week.
Canadian Swim Coaches & Teachers Association launched its Hall of Fame Friday in Calgary as part of the 2014 Canadian Swimming Congress with the induction of three members, two of whom had significant BC contributions and accomplishments.
Swimming Canada is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2015 national meets. After a comprehensive review of competitive needs and assessing swimmer development factors, Swimming Canada has made several changes to our national competitions; these changes are summarized as follows, with probably the most notable change being the placement of Canadian Age Group Championships and Summer National Championships in late-July/ early August:
This is a reminder that the nomination deadline for SwimBC's Club of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards is this coming Saturday - September 6, 2014.
These awards will be presented at the annual SwimBC / BCSCA Awards event, to be held in conjunction with SwimBC's Annual General Meeting and BCSCA Conference on September 27, 2014, in Whistler.
The criteria for each of the awards is listed on the nomination form, which can be downloaded below; note that while Volunteer of the Year nominations can be submitted by any person/club, Club of the Year nominations are accepted only from the designated Regional Representatives of each SwimBC region.
SwimBC's Awards Committee will convene after the submission deadline to determine the recipients of these awards.
Jon McKay of Victoria won Canada’s 14thand final medal at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on Sunday with a silver in the men’s 10-kilometre open water race.
Markus Thormeyer (WDSC) won the bronze medal in the men’s 200-m backstroke then helped Canada to third place in the 4X100-m freestyle relay on Friday night at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.