News & Updates

Return to Competition Guidelines

October 30, 2020

Since the beginning of the season we’ve been anticipating what a return to competition might look like, and what would be required to keep our swimmers, coaches and officials safe.  To address this, Swim BC has …

Swimmingly Pilot Project

October 30, 2020

Swim BC has reviewing and working with a web-based platform that enables clubs to run competitions designed to permit an easy / fast set-up, provide minimal touch points, and can run virtual competitions (limiting numbers of individuals on the pool deck …

Barbara Johns

October 28, 2020

To the BC and Canadian Swimming Community, It is with great sadness that we inform the swimming community, and in particular the officiating fraternity and parents of national team members of the passing of Barbara Johns. …

Swim BC Awards

October 22, 2020

Swim BC would typically have announced the awards for the 2019/20 season at the 2020 BC Swimming Congress Awards Banquet.  As we know, the Congress was cancelled this year due to COVID.  When the decision to …

Swim BC Office Update

October 16, 2020

The Swim BC office is moving at the end of October. If you are mailing anything to the office, please use our new address moving forward. Our new address is: 305-4420 Chatterton Way Victoria, BC V8X …

Return to Swimming Competition Plan – Update

September 29, 2020

Last week Swim BC announced that no sanctions would be available for clubs prior to October 31st.  Updating this message, we will permit Class I –Time Trials (record attempts only) prior to October 31st.  These Time …

Return to Swimming Survey

September 28, 2020

Swim BC has developed a survey to determine the ‘state’ of our sport as we begin to move back into club activities. The intent is to give Swim BC accurate information to assist in our dialogue with institutions …

Return to Swimming: Competition Plan

September 28, 2020

Swim BC is currently working on the Return to Swimming: Competition Plan for our clubs.  This is a lengthy process that requires a great amount of thought and collaboration to deliver a plan that is safe and meaningful for our membership. Once the Plan becomes available, sanctioned single club Time Trials ONLY will be permitted.  …

Canada Games Postponement Announcement

September 16, 2020

Today Swim BC was notified that the Canada Games Council and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society has made the difficult decision to postpone the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games. They have been postponed until Summer …

Return to Swimming Guidelines – Phase 3 Update

August 31, 2020

Please find attached the revised Swim BC “Return to Swimming Guidelines” incorporating information for Phase 3 as per viaSport Guidelines and the BC CDC.  We recommend you carefully examine the new content (highlighted in orange) and determine what your …

Coach Registration Guide

August 28, 2020

Swim BC has developed a step-by-step guide for coaches to help them through the registration process. This guide is a very useful tool to ensure all the registration steps are completed and to simplify the steps …

A Letter from Cory Beatt, Technical Director

August 28, 2020

Swim BC Members, I am in my second week as the Swim BC Technical Director and have been working with our dedicated Swim BC Staff in fully understanding the Swim BC Technical program over the past …

2021 Registration Manual Update

July 28, 2020

There have been some changes to the 2020-2021 Registration Manual that was circulated at the beginning of the month. First, Swimming Canada has changed the name of the Non-Competitive Category, it is now called Pre-Competitive. The …

2020-2021 Masters Registration Manual Now Avaliable

July 28, 2020

The 2020-2021 Masters Registration Manual is now available. This manual is targeted to Masters Clubs. It includes all the steps and forms that Masters Only Clubs will need to register this upcoming season. If there is any questions …

Swim BC Needs Your Help

July 17, 2020

Over the past few months, Swim BC has been quietly developing a new website! It is nearly ready for launch, but we need some help from our membership to add the final touches. Due to COVID-19, …

Covid-19 Return to Swimming Update

July 17, 2020

There have been a few updates with regards to Return to Swimming. We had a call with viaSport earlier this week, and they are working towards the “Progressively Loosening” phase of their Return to Sport Guidelines. …

Important Open Water Guidelines Update

July 17, 2020

Swimming Canada has removed the document titled “OPEN WATER SAFETY GUIDELINES – Coaching a training group” from their website.  Swim BC has developed a replacement document to serve as a resource for your Club’s open water …

2020-2021 Registration Manual

July 3, 2020

Full Memo PDF With the end of the current season quickly approaching, the 2020-2021 Registration Manual is now available. The document has been revised to reflect the changes to this upcoming season. We understand that this …

Slight revisions to the “Swim BC Return to Swimming Guidelines”

June 19, 2020

As mentioned in the release of the Swim BC “Return to Swimming Guidelines”, we consider it a living document.  Since its release we’ve had great opportunity for closer scrutiny and have made subtle changes to consider …

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