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.
- 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.
- 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.
RANKINGS & SCORES
The Results and Provincial Scores will be updated at the end of each month. Good luck swimmers and coaches.
|MONTH||RESULTS||SWIM BC SCORE||SWIM ALBERTA SCORE|
|March 2022||SCM | LCM||1141 (SCM) | 1948 (LCM)||680 (SCM) | 1598 (LCM)|
|April 2022||SCM | LCM||1139 (SCM) | 2070 (LCM)||679 (SCM) | 1524 (LCM)|
|May 2022||SCM | LCM||1140 (SCM) | 2132 (LCM)||681 (SCM) | 1530 (LCM)|
|June 2022||SCM | LCM||1153 (SCM) | 2156 (LCM)||664 (SCM) | 1530 (LCM)|
The Golden Flipper Butterfly Challenge is proudly supported by Team Aquatic Supplies and Speedo.
We are pleased to announce the following Golden Flipper Butterfly Challenge campaigns, designed to support the continued development of butterfly swimming and to recognize the performances of our swimmers, coaches, and clubs.
The following campaigns are being run to support our ongoing development of butterfly swimming during the 2021-22 Season. A pdf version is available for your convenience.
- Top BC Butterfly Swim Club October 2021 – June 2022
- Top Performer Prizes January – May 2022
- Performance Participation Prizes January – April 2022
- Butterfly Seminar for Swim Coaches April 28, 2022
- Kick + Swim + Kick Participation Challenge April – May 2022
- Pre-Competitive Swimmer Participation Challenge May – June 2022
Top BC Butterfly Swim Club
A small team banner will be awarded to the top BC Butterfly Club. The award will be based on team points earned during the Butterfly Challenge.
Top Performer Prizes
The top performer prizes are sponsored by Team Aquatic Supplies and Speedo and are based on LCM performances between January 1, 2022 and May 1, 2022. The top women and men in each of the following categories (Year of Birth 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, Open, and Para) will be awarded a $ 50.00 Team Aquatic Supplies online store purchase voucher for Speedo products. The award is open to swimmers from BC and Alberta.
Performance Participation Prizes
The participation prizes are sponsored by Team Aquatic Supplies and Speedo and are based on LCM performances between January 1, 2022 and May 1, 2022. Thirty-six random draws of all scoring swims will be awarded a $ 25.00 Team Aquatic Supplies online store purchase voucher for Speedo products. The award is open to swimmers from BC and Alberta.
Butterfly Seminar for Coaches
Swim Alberta and Swim BC will be collaboratively hosting a 2-hour coach seminar on Butterfly development (2 PD Points will be awarded). There will be a total of 20 coaches, 10 from each BC and Alberta. The session will include discussions on stroke development, set development, and race strategies. Each participating coach will submit a training set, which will be correlated into a catalog.
The session will run by Zoom on Thursday, April 28th from 10:00 – 12:00 pm PST.
The application deadline is March 31, 2022 via the online application form. Coach applications will be evaluated with the following criteria: Participation (club’s number of butterfly swims per registered competitive swimmer) and Gender (top 5 women and top 5 men). Priority will be given to coaches who are not on the Swimming Canada Select or Advance coaching group.
Kick + Swim + Kick Participation Challenge
Random awards will be issued to swimmers who participate in the Kick + Swim + Kick Participation Challenge. Participating clubs will submit times for their eligible swimmers for a 150m as 50 Dolphin Kick + 50 Butterfly Swim + 50 Dolphin Kick. The results will be complied, and random participation awards will be selected.
Swimmers must be registered in a competitive category to be eligible for this initiative. The contest is open April 1 through May 31, 2022.
Pre-Competitive Swimmer Participation Challenge
Random awards will be issued to swimmers who participate in the Pre-competitive Swimmer Participation Challenge. Participating clubs will submit a skills checklist for their eligible swimmers. The results will be complied, and random participation awards will be selected.
Swimmers must be registered in a pre-competitive category to be eligible for this initiative. The contest is open May 1 through June 30, 2022.
2021-2022 Club Grant Program
The total value of the 2021-22 Club Grant Program is $70,000. Given the lack of competitive opportunity last season, we are not able to calculate club performances in alignment with the program’s scoring matrix and have therefore adjusted how this year’s funds will be allocated. Specifically, each club that was allocated funds in 2020-21 will receive a proportionate share this season.
Club Grant funds are not allocated to a specific individual. They are intended to support clubs in continued development toward competitive performance outcomes. The list of Club Grant recipients can be found here.
Please be aware of the following deadlines:
December 15, 2021 – Proposed Club Grant Budget Form
30 Days Post Purchase – Club Grant Financial Report with Receipts
Only expenses incurred since October 1, 2021 will be considered and all Club Grant Financial Report’s with all receipts submitted by August 1st, 2022.
2020-2021 Club Grant Program
Given last season’s competitive calendar was cut short, we have made a number of one-time changes to the program. This year’s grant allocations are based on the following distributions, taking into consideration Club Grant eligible performances from 2018-19 and 2019-20.
- 40% ($ 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.
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.
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.
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
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