News & Updates

DECEMBER 2 COVID-19 PROVINCIAL HEALTH ORDER

December 3, 2020

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide the Swim BC membership with timely interpretation of the Public Health Order announced by the PHO December 2nd and followed up by the publication of the Order December 3 at 11:30 am. The …

Officially Unofficial Rankings

December 2, 2020

This program is intended to be an opportunity for all clubs in BC to share performances, whether they be from a sanctioned time trial, a race rehearsal in workout, a get-out swim or one a last rep in a descending …

Swim BC AGM

December 1, 2020

Thank you to those members who were able to attend the AGM and participate in its success. Your 2020-2021 Swim BC Board of Directors are: Linda Metcalfe (President) Mike Ball Liz Collins Eric Gottardi Michael Hoche Sheila Nelson …

BC Government announces Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

November 27, 2020

Sport is an important part of BC communities, and many organizations have been striving to see Sport represented in our government. With the announcement of the BC government’s new cabinet, Sport has taken a big step …

Introducing The Swim BC Officially Unofficial Rankings

November 26, 2020

The O.U. Rankings This program is intended to be an opportunity for all clubs in BC to share performances, whether they be from a sanctioned time trial, a race rehearsal in workout, a get-out swim or one a last rep …

Volunteer Criminal Record Checks

November 17, 2020

Swim BC now requires certain club volunteers to provide CRC’s.  Like all organizational policies, it is the club’s responsibility to adhere to Swim BC policy.  Therefore, it is the club that is responsible to present to …

Swimmingly Update

November 13, 2020

Thank-you to those who have expressed interest in the Swimmingly platform, an easy way to hold Time Trials and Virtual Swim Meets. We have nearly 1/3rd of the BC Teams interested in getting set-up with Swimmingly.   

Provincial Health Order affecting the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

November 12, 2020

This bulletin is an update to the bulletin sent November 9th, 2020. Understanding this new Provincial Health Order has created confusion in interpretation at all governing levels including viaSport. Swim BC is attempting to communicate in …

Swim BC President’s Award

November 6, 2020

Jeannie Lo (CDSC) The Swim BC President’s Award is awarded to a long serving individual within the BC Swimming Community who has had a significant and lasting impact on the direction of the sport. This year’s …

Swim BC Club of the Year

November 6, 2020

Hyack Swim Club The Hyack Swim Club has a rich legacy of performance, since their inception in 1973 through to and including this past 2019-2020 season. They demonstrate strong governance; have a highly qualified and fully …

Swim BC Female Provincial of the Year

November 5, 2020

Bailey Herbert (LOSC) Bailey Herbert swims for the Langley Olympians. She is the winner of the 15 & Over Aggregate Award at BC Winter Provincial Championships. She also was a member of the BC Provincial Team …

Swim BC Male Provincial Swimmer of the Year

November 5, 2020

Peter Huang (Hyack) Peter Huang swims for the Hyack Swim Club. At Winter Provincials in Victoria, he broke the National Record in the Long Course Men’s 13-14 400m Free. During the 2019-2020 season, he also broke …

Swim BC Female Provincial Para-Swimmer of the Year

November 4, 2020

Arianna Hunsicker (SKSC) Arianna Hunsicker swims for Surrey Knights Swim Club. She is an accomplished swimmer and has been an excellent representation of BC Swimming Excellence. Arianna scored 3379 Canadian Para Points from the events she …

Swim BC Male Provincial Para-Swimmer of the Year

November 4, 2020

Cameron Chambers (KAJ) Cameron Chambers swims for Kelowna Aquajets. During Provincial Championships, he scored 4033 Canadian Para Points from all Para events swam. Cameron is a hard-working athlete and Swim BC commends him for representing BC …

Female Coach of the Year

November 3, 2020

Tina Hoeben (KISU) Tina Hoeben is the long-time Head Coach of KISU Swim Club in Penticton BC. An accomplished coach who has pursued education through the National Coaching Certification Program, National Women in Coaching programs and …

Male Coach of the Year

November 3, 2020

Brian Metcalfe (LOSC) Brian Metcalfe is the Head Coach of the Langley Olympians Swim Club and the first recipient of this new Swim BC award. A highly respected coach in the BC and Canadian swimming community, …

Swim BC Official of the Year

November 2, 2020

Piero Porreca Piero Porreca is a highly accomplished level 5 official who provides selfless leadership to the Swim BC officiating fraternity and swimming community.  Piero is currently a Regional Officials Director in the Lower Mainland, a …

Swim BC Volunteer of the Year

November 2, 2020

Carmen Massey (CSSSC) Carmen Massey is currently in her second term as the President of the Columbia Shuswap Selkirks Swim Club’s. Her contribution to the fabric of BC swimming through her selfless efforts with the Selkirks …

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 …

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

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