2018 Para Prospects West Camp Selection

For the first time ever, SwimBC is looking to extend the Prospects West concept to para-swimming, with the inaugural Para Prospects West camp, scheduled to be held in Richmond, BC, on February 7-9, 2018.

We have identified the ten swimmers shown in the link below for inclusion in the Para-swimming camp we will be holding in Richmond at Watermania on February 7-9, 2018, in Richmond, BC, which will be led by Swimming Canada National Para Head Coach, Vince Mikuska. 

Selection was accomplished for swimmers who met the following criteria:

  • Canada Games age, residency, and citizenship requirements

  • Not identified as part of Swimming Canada National Team or NextGen programs

  • Engaged in a training program progressing toward the podium pathway

  • At least one score above 200 points

Selection was accomplished by ranking swimmers who met the above criteria according to the sum of their four highest-scoring Paralympic events using the most recent points charts, with a cumulative point score from last season of at least 400 points, or with one event over 200 points.

Swimming Canada National Para Head Coach, Vince Mikuska, will be leading the camp, and we hope to have some other guest presenters and specialists at the camp as well.

The aims of the camp are as follows:

  • Provide swimmers with camp experience - education, training

  • Past Champion to speak on what it takes to be successful - how to transition from "age group" to “National” to “International” success

  • Coach education: Each swimmer's coach is invited and encouraged to attend

  • Warm-up / cool-down protocol

  • Activation protocol

  • Strength & conditioning overview

  • Stroke analysis

  • Racing opportunity

We expect the camp to get underway around noon on Wednesday, February 7, and wrap up around 4pm on Friday, February 9. A more detailed itinerary will follow once we have confirmed more details.

  • Camp start: Wednesday, February 7 - 12:00pm (TBC)

  • Camp conclusion: Friday, February 9 - 3pm (TBC)

  • Training Venue: Wayland Sports Centre. 

  • Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express - Riverport

  • Swimmer Cost: $280

  • Coaches: All personal coaches are encouraged to attend; SwimBC will cover coach transportation and accommodations costs.