Swim B.C. invites interested children and young adults with disabilities, to become involved in our competitive swimming program.
On Sunday April 11 we will be running a “See Yourself Swimming” session for swimmers with a disability, at the Watermania Pool, 4300 Entertainment Boulevard, in Richmond. This is meant to give swimmers with a disability a chance to come and try us out for a session and gather more information about our programs.
The session will begin at 2:00 P.M. and run for approximately two hours. There will be a water session with some of our current swimmers with a disability, as well as information about our programs for swimmers and parents. Swimmers for this session need to be water safe with a basic set of swimming skills.
If you need more information on this program or where to find a club, please contact:
Vince Mikuska, Provincial Coach
Swim B.C. has been an integrated, inclusive sport for over 15 years. We have Para-swimming as part of our Provincial program at all levels from grassroots meets up through the Provincial Championships. We are committed to the development of swimmers with disabilities and their success.
Swim B.C. currently has athletes with various disabilities participating in our programs. Physically, visually and intellectually disabled swimmers have all been part of our swimming community since full integration in 1993. We view people with disabilities as athletes first, people second and a person with a disability third. The development of an active healthy lifestyle is our goal for all athletes.
Entrants into competitive swimming need to be water safe with a basic set of swimming skills. Swimmers are usually integrated into the able bodied program in most clubs. Appropriate groups are found to develop the swimming skills of all participants. Swim clubs with programs are available in most areas of the province.