News & Updates

SUMMER SWIMMING REGISTRATION

May 5, 2021

“Grow our sport” and “build our capacity” are two integral goals of Swim BC’s Strategic Blueprint.  To achieve these goals, we’ve been working to envision opportunities for clubs that may help to expand their programming.  While not yet fully developed and delayed by COVID, …

Challenge Set #2 Results Now Available!

April 30, 2021

Challenge Set #2 came to a close earlier this week. The results have been tabulated and you can view the full results on our Results page. Now that 2 challenge sets are completed we are introducing …

OFFICIALLY UNOFFICIAL RANKINGS (SPRING-SUMMER 2021)

April 28, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and Provincial Health Order restrictions, Swim BC will be running a Spring – Summer edition of the Officially Unofficial Rankings. This popular initiative saw over 1,100 swimmers participate from 31 …

CHALLENGE SET #3 (MAY 3 – 9)

April 28, 2021

Swim BC is pleased to be announcing Challenge Set #2 in partnership with Team Aquatic Supplies and RaceTek. Awards totalling over $ 15,000 will be presented to the cumulative top point earners in each of the categories at the conclusion of the …

Changes to the Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials

April 28, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 situation in Ontario and other provinces, Swimming Canada is changing the Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials, Presented by Bell. Swimming Canada’s primary selection event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic teams …

VIRTUAL WINTER PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE

April 20, 2021

The results from the BC Virtual Provincial Championships have been updated to reflect a number of changes: A number of results have been amended to correct inputting errors. Relays have been removed from the scoring. We …

CHALLENGE SET #2 (APRIL 19 – 25)

April 14, 2021

Swim BC is pleased to be announcing Challenge Set #2 in partnership with Team Aquatic Supplies and RaceTek. Awards totalling over $ 15,000 will be presented to the cumulative top point earners in each of the …

SWIM BC SUMMER DIVISIONAL MEETS AND PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

April 14, 2021

It’s my unfortunate task to inform our membership of the official cancellation of the BC Summer Divisional competitions and BC Championships.

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY SWIMMING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

April 8, 2021

Swim BC, in partnership with the BC Summer Games Society and I·SPARC (the Indigenous Physical Activity & Recreation Council), is pleased to be offering the Indigenous Community Swimming Leadership Program. Successful applicants will be supported through …

Coach Liam Donnelly retiring from SFU

April 8, 2021

In an announcement from SFU, Senior Director of Athletics and Recreation, Theresa Hanson, said “After 30 years of dedication to the swim program and student-athletes, Coach Liam Donnelly is retiring from SFU. He leaves a legacy …

CHALLENGE SET #1 (APRIL 5 – 11)

March 31, 2021

Swim BC is pleased to be announcing our Challenge Set initiative in partnership with Team Aquatic Supplies and RaceTek. The program will include one challenge set every second week for a total of 6 challenges. Awards …

Divisional Championship Team Scores

March 23, 2021

Swim BC would like to congratulate all teams on their outstanding performances at the Virtual Divisional Championships. The top three finishers from each division are: Vancouver Coastal Division : Vancouver Pacific Swim Club – 2648 Pts …

SWIM BC CHALLENGE SETS

March 18, 2021

Swim BC is pleased to be announcing our Challenge Set initiative in partnership with Team Aquatic Supplies and RaceTek. The program will include one challenge set every second week for a total of 6 challenges. Awards …

Divisional Championship Results Posted

March 12, 2021

Swim BC is very pleased with the great response to the Virtual Divisional Championships.

2021 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED

March 5, 2021

Swimming Canada has unfortunately announced the cancellation of the 2021 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships (May 21-23) and the combined 2021 Canadian Junior & Senior Swimming Championships (July 26 – August 2). CEO Ahmed El-Awadi said about …

SWIMMING CANADA SELECT COACHES

March 4, 2021

Congrats to all the BC Coaches who were selected to be apart of the 2021 Coach Development Groups. From Swimming Canada’s High Performance Director, John Atkinson “These groups are very important for the present and future …

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – MARCH 8TH

March 4, 2021

As March 8 approaches, we want to share six of the ways you can celebrate and acknowledge International Women’s Day.

INDIGENOUS YOUTH SPORT LEGACY FUND

March 4, 2021

Applications are now open for the Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund. With the purpose of supporting high-performance Indigenous athletes pursuing excellence in sport, this grant covers expenses related to registration, coaching and equipment. Check out the …

VIRTUAL PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE

February 11, 2021

The Swim BC office has been made aware that the competition window for the Virtual Provincial Championships may cause a challenge to some clubs due to the timing of the Spring Break. To accommodate these issues, …

VIRTUAL DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE

February 11, 2021

Coaches, please note that the Virtual Divisional Championships have been structured in a way that provides you with the flexibility to run the races as will fit best into the pool time constraints that you have. …

Six swimmers provisionally nominated to represent Team Canada at Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Trials

January 25, 2021

Please see the following new release from Swimming Canada: On Friday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Swimming Canada provisionally nominated six athletes to represent Team Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from July 23 …

INTRODUCING PACIFIC WAVE

January 13, 2021

Swim BC is pleased to be introducing a new program, the Swim BC Pacific Wave. An email was sent to each club with eligible swimmers. It is the club’s responsibility to notify their swimmers of the …

VIRTUAL DIVISIONAL AND PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATES

January 13, 2021

Please see below important information about the upcoming Virtual Divisional and Provincial Championships.   The competition dates have changed to respect the current Provincial Health Order. The meets have been pushed back two weeks:   Virtual Divisional Championships …

REVISIONS TO PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER – ADULT TEAM SPORT, YOUTH SPORT AND VARISTY EXEMPTION

January 4, 2021

December 28th the Ministry of Health updated the province-wide restrictions for sport with the following clarifications and amended definitions: “Adult team sport” has been revised to “group sport”:  Group sport is defined as sporting activity involving …

Records Roundup

December 18, 2020

As the year is coming to a close, we would like to recognize the Provincial & National Records set during the first quarter of our 2020-2021 season. These athletes have persevered through uncertain times, and we …

VIRTUAL WINTER DIVISIONAL & PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

December 16, 2020

As an alternative to our recently cancelled provincial competitions, Swim BC will be hosting the “Virtual Winter Divisional Championships” and “Virtual Winter Provincial Championships” for all eligible swimmers. Due to the current Public Health Orders, swims …

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 …

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

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