See Yourself Swimming for Persons with a Disability

Swim B.C. invites interested children and young adults with disabilities to become involved in our competitive swimming program.

On Sunday January 08, 2012 we will be running a “See Yourself Swimming” session at the North Surrey Recreation Center. This is located at 10275 City Parkway, Surrey V3T 4C3, (604) 502-6300. The session will begin at 1:00 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:

Mike Edey

604-700-6883

mike.edey@gmail.com

or

Vince Mikuska, Provincial Coach

vincemikuska@swim.bc.ca

or

Janet Dunn, Swimming Canada

jdunn@swimming.ca

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.