2014 SwimBC Regional Camp - Thompson-Okangan-Kootenay

SwimBC’s second Regional Camp of the season took place on October 25-26, in Kamloops, with swimmers from the Thompson-Okanagan, as well as Kootenay region in attendance. We were once again, very fortunate and pleased to have former World Champion and Olympic medalist, Brent Hayden, in attendance, and his heartfelt message of perseverance, determination, and achievement at whatever level, struck a chord with the swimmers and coaches present.
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VIR Regional Camp - Nov. 24-25

SwimBC’s Regional Camp program took its traveling roadshow to the Crystal Pool in Victoria for a camp with most of the best young swimmers from the Vancouver Island Region. Helping us out at this camp once again was National Champion and Record-holder, Scott Dickens, who, as always, impressed the swimmers and coaches in attendance with his stories of what it takes to become among the best in the world, and lessons learned – some the hard way – along that road.
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LMR Regional Camp #1 - Nov. 2-3, 2013

SwimBC’s third Regional Camp of the season took place in Chilliwack on November 2-3, as 32 of the Lower Mainland’s best swimmers came together to learn about and work on their swimming skills and gain inspiration. We were very pleased to have Canadian Record-holder and two-time Olympian, Scott Dickens assisting at the camp, as he provided significant insight for the swimmers on what it takes to make it to among the very best in the world.
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NorthEast Regional Camp - Nov. 23-24, 2013

While it was one of the smaller of our Regional Camps, the enthusiasm and focus of the 22 swimmers who participated in the second of SwimBC's Regional Camps for the 2013-2014 season will be hard to surpass. As mentioned to the swimmers at the camp, we've been doing the camps in the Northeast for over half a decade now, and the group this year was by far the best in terms of who well they stayed on task and the improvement they showed in all of the skills.
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Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay 2013 Regional Camp

Forty-one swimmers from clubs ranging from Kamloops, through the Okangan, and all the way out to Trail and Cranbrook, attended SwimBC's first Regional Camp of the 2013-2014 season. The camp was led by SwimBC Regional Coach and Acting Provincial Coach, Mike Flegel, with assistance from SwimBC's Program Coordinator, Carrie Matheson. Acting as a mentor and inspirational figure to the swimmers was 2013 World Championships Bronze Medalist, Hilary Caldwell
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VIR Regional Camp Report

Twenty-eight swimmers from Vancouver Island participated this weekend at our fifth Regional Training Camp of the season, this one at Saanich Commonwealth Place in Victoria. Joining Regional Coach, Mike Flegel and Provincial Coach, Vince Mikuska, was 2012 Olympic team member Tommy Gossland, originally from Nanaimo. Tommy shared his stories, expertise, and experiences with the swimmers, as well as providing great feedback to the swimmers in the pool.
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Lower Mainland Regional Training Camp - November 3-4, 2012

Twenty-eight swimmers from the Lower Mainland Region converged on Chilliwack this weekend for a Regional Training Camp. Joining SwimBC's Regional Coach, Mike Flegel, and Provincial Coach, Vince Mikuska, was two-time Olympian Alexa Komarnycky. Alexa was on hand to share her stories and expertise. Alexa also got in the water to do some demos and even some racing!
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Northwest Regional Camp Report

Regional Coach Mike Flegel, Provincial Coach Vince Mikuska and 2012 Olympic Team member, Heather MacLean of the Vancouver National Training Center and the UBC Thunderbirds, visited Terrace this past weekend for the Northwest Regional Training Camp. In addition to a great swimming camp experience, we all got to experience first-hand what a 7.7-magnitude earthquake feels like when you're a little over 200km from the epicentre
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