On September 24, Swim BC co-hosted the Annual BC Swimming Awards with the BCSCA; which was held at the River Rock Casino/Resort in Richmond, BC. It was a great celebration with over 140 people in attendance, including members from both the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic teams.Read More
On Saturday September 24 Swim BC held it's 2016 AGM.
We are pleased to announce the following Directors.
Pilar Catala, Larry Chrobot, Jody Kitts, Joe Lee, Julia Lockhart, Ken Radford and our returning President Jerome Beauchamp.
We would like to welcome the Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 Season!
To all our swimmers, coaches and clubs. This has been a memorable year of achievements that has been built on 4 years of long hours logged in the pool by our swimmers and coaches as well as our volunteers who have given so much to move BC Swimming forward.Read More
From Jim Morris article
Jonathan Dieleman (RAPIDS) of Telwa, B.C., finished fifth in the S3 50-m breaststroke in 50.21 seconds.
The men’s 34-point 4×100-m relay team of Alec Elliot of Kitchener, Ont., Nathan Clement (WVOSC) of West Vancouver, B.C., Zack McAllister of Lethbridge, Alta., and Nathan Stein (SKSC) of Maple Ridge, B.C. were seventh in 4:12.60.
Dieleman’s S3 50-m breast was a close battle.
China’s Zhipeng Jin won in a world-record time of 47.54. Then just .29 of a second separated third from fifth.
Being close was little consolation for Dieleman, who swam an America’s record 50.08 in the morning.
“I’m happy I made it here,” said the former amateur rodeo rider who broke his back in a dirt bike accident. “It’s been a year training to get here.
“I’m a little disappointed with my result. I thought I could do better. It was really close. I’ll take it for now.”