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2021-22 Programs

2021-22 Golden Flipper Challenge (Butterfly)

Swim BC and Swim Alberta have come together to create a friendly rivalry to develop spirit, story, and a rallying cry to inspire and motivate coaches and swimmers to improve their butterfly development.

Every time you put energy into developing butterfly swimming you are contributing to the success of Swim BC.


The challenge is open to all fully registered swimmers in the competitive category in their respective provinces. Paralympic swimmers must have a Level 2 classification. Olympic Events include the 50m, 100m and 200m Butterfly. Paralympic Events include S1 – S7 50m Butterfly & S8 – S14 100m Butterfly.

There are two ways to have swims posted in the Goldin Flipper Challenge.

  1. Sanctioned Meets – All butterfly swims done at any sanctioned meet will be automatically included. This can be a time trial, dual. meet, or any other competition. If the results show in the RTR Rankings they will be added with no further action required.
  2. Unsanctioned Swims – In-house swims that are timed and recorded by the coach can be included in the same manner as the Officially Unofficial Rankings that were conducted last spring. These swims need to be submitted via the Hytek File and uploaded to the RTR.

Additional information:


The Results and Provincial Scores will be updated at the end of each month. Good luck swimmers and coaches.

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What can you do to contribute to the success of the Golden Flipper Challenge? Some suggestions from our Swim BC community are below:

  • Compete in 50, 100, and 200 Fly
  • Develop Underwater Dolphin Kick
  • Create a Club Challenge or Inter-Club Challenge
  • Develop Fly Progressions
  • Do Fly Sets Weekly

Additional resources will soon be available.

2021-2022 Club Grant Program

Clubs have now been notified of their 2021-22 Club Grant allocation.

The total value of the 2021-22 Club Grant Program is $70,000. Given the lack of competitive opportunity last season, we are not able to calculate club performances in alignment with the program’s scoring matrix and have therefore adjusted how this year’s funds will be allocated. Specifically, each club that was allocated funds in 2020-21 will receive a proportionate share this season.

Club Grant funds are not allocated to a specific individual. They are intended to support clubs in continued development toward competitive performance outcomes. The list of Club Grant recipients can be found here.

Please be aware of the following deadlines:

December 15, 2021 – Proposed Club Grant Budget Form
30 Days Post Purchase – Club Grant Financial Report with Receipts

Only expenses incurred since October 1, 2021 will be considered and all Club Grant Financial Report’s with all receipts submitted by August 1st, 2022.

2020-21 Programs

2020-2021 Club Grant Program

Given last season’s competitive calendar was cut short, we have made a number of one-time changes to the program. This year’s grant allocations are based on the following distributions, taking into consideration Club Grant eligible performances from 2018-19 and 2019-20.

    • 40% ($ 42,000) – based on 2019-20 Grant
    • 15% ($ 15,750) – based on 2019-20 BC ID Teams
    • 15% ($ 15,750) – based on 2020 Winter BC Provincial Championships
    • 15% ($ 15,750) – based 2019-20 International Competitions (Euro 2020 Meet)
    • 15% ($ 15,750) – based on 2019-20 National and Provincial Records

Total Club Grant funds for 2020-21 – $105,000

Club Grant funds are not allocated to a specific individual. They are intended to support clubs in continued development toward competitive performance outcomes. Please refer to the Swim BC Club Grant Information and the Swim BC Club Grant Criteria documents for further details. The list of Club Grant recipients can be found here.

The opportunity to use eligible expenses for COVID stimulated costs (ie/ pool time and coaching salaries) as was permitted after March of last year, will be assessed regularly by Swim BC. Should the opportunity to utilize Club Grant funds for “COVID-related expenses” occur, this will be communicated clearly to all programs. Please note that for now, only eligible expenses as per the Club Grant program are acceptable.

2020-21 Canadian Sports Institute & PacificSport Coach Support Program

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, through a partnership with the Province of British Columbia, viaSport, the network of PacificSport centres, and Swim BC, collaborates to deliver programs and services to place BC athletes onto National Teams, and ensure athletes and coaches have every advantage to win medals for Canada. The partners work jointly to encourage sport excellence and increase podium performances in communities throughout BC.

Through the above partnership, and with the above purpose in mind, Swim BC nominates athletes and their coaches who meet specific criteria for Canadian Sport Institute Pacific / PacificSport athlete or coach registration. Upon registering, athletes and coaches can engage in enhanced programs, benefits, and selected support services through Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and the network of PacificSport regional centres in BC.

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and PacificSport athlete support is tiered across four levels based on performance, each with a slate of designated benefits.

Coach Selection

Personal coaches can also receive access to benefits if they currently coach an athlete selected to the Athlete Nomination List. Like the athletes, coaches will receive a notification via email. For more information on services for coaches, please see the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific website.

Athlete Selection

Swim BC has created a set of criteria for selection to the Athlete Nomination List. There is no application process. Athletes are selected by Swim BC, and a list is submitted to an Athlete Coach Services Technical Expert at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. Please click the link to view the Nomination Criteria | Nomination List.

The 2020-21 athlete selection criteria is summarized below. Please note that the criteria is subject to change from year to year.
The selection criteria for this year is based on performances done from September 2019 through March 2020, either SCM or LCM. The program has 4 Tiers: Canadian Elite, Canadian Development, Provincial Development 1, and Provincial Development 2. Swimming Canada identifies the Canadian Elite swimmers through the Sport Canada Carding program. Swim BC identifies the remaining three tiers.
Canadian Development
Women                Year of Birth 2002 & Older + 800 FINA Points (Single Swim) or SNC On Track 3
Men                       Year of Birth 2002 & Older + 800 FINA Points (Single Swim) or SNC On Track 3
Para                       700 IPC Performance Points
Provincial Development 1
Women                Year of Birth 2003 & Younger + 1390 Combined FINA Points (Top 2 Swims)
Men                       Year of Birth 2003 & Younger + 1330 Combined FINA Points (Top 2 Swims)
Para                       600 – 699 IPC Performance Points
Provincial Development 2
Women                Year of Birth 2006 & Younger + 1100 Combined FINA Points (Top 2 Swims)
Men                       Year of Birth 2005 & Younger + 1045 Combined FINA Points (Top 2 Swims)
Para                       450 – 599 IPC Performance Points

Swim BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.


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