Long-time supporter and fan of swimming, and owner of SwimBC Platinum Sponsor and partner, Team Aquatic Supplies, Doug Perks was inducted into the BC Swimming Hall of Fame, on September 11, 2010, at the CSCTA Awards Banquet in Whistler, held in conjunction with the CSCTA Coaches Conference.
Perks' induction was part of an evening that honoured the accomplishments of many coaches throughout BC and Canada, as recognition was given to National coaches for their swimmers' performances international arena.
But the evening was largely a well-deserved tribute to Mr. Perks, who has taken Team Aquatic Suppies from being a fledgling single-storefront business to the leading aquatic equipment and teamwear supplier in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. Stories and songs (yes, songs!) were shared in providing Perks' background and his support and enthusiasm for the sport of swimming.
Doug Perks and Team Aquatic Supplies have maintained a strong and passionate belief and trust in the swimmers and coaches within Canada in general, and BC in particular, to achieve at the top levels in the world. Along with his sponsorship of SwimBC, he is partnered with a number of other provincial organizations, as well as having individual sponsorships of numerous athletes over the years.