2016-2017 SwimBC Provincial Team Program Overview

SwimBC's Provincial Team program was created in the 2003-2004 season. In the first year of the program, team members participated in a 14 & under dual meet/training camp with Alberta. The 2004-2005 Provincial Team Program was expanded to include a complete program including recognition, camps and competitions.  This was followed up in 2008 with a Regional Camp program that takes some basic concepts of the Provincial Team program and delivers them in each of the SwimBC regions.

The aim of the SwimBC’s Provincial Team Program has always been, and will continue to be, looking to support and encourage the systematic development of swimmers and coaches with the goal of placing SwimBC athletes on Swimming Canada’s Senior National teams. This will be effected through training opportunities, select competitions, multi-sport Games, and coach professional development opportunities. 

1.       Youth / Junior / Senior Development Program

These programs are aimed at athletes who are members in good standing with SwimBC, registered with a SwimBC program, and training full-time in BC.

  • Youth/Junior: Swimmers born in 1999 and later

  • Senior Development: Swimmers born in 1998 and earlier


  • Youth/Junior: Swimmers who fail to meet Canada Games residency and/or citizenship requirements.
  • Senior Development: Swimmers who are ineligible to represent Canada at major international competitions

  • Swimmers who are members of a High Performance Centre (NextGen athletes are eligible)

Selection • Performances swum in individual Olympic events, from January 1 through

Coaches are to nominate their swimmers via email to the SwimBC Performance Director, including gap analysis, which of their swimmers who meet the minimum standards outlined below, they would like to have included in these two programs.

  • Youth/Junior: Top20 Canadian ranking for YOB 1999 and later (Note: This is not age-specific, but rather, 1999 & later as one collective group, and is no guarantee of selection in the program; most of the selected squad will be those ranked in the Top10; we may add additional swimmers (nominated by their coach just as all others must be) who are just outside that, are multi- event / multi-stroke adept, and who are on a steep improvement curve ) http://swimbc.me/2016Top20-18U

  • Senior Development: 2017-2020 Swimming Canada On-Track Time* plus 3%, for athletes born 1998 and earlier (Note that this is age-specific, age as of Dec.31, 2016).
    * (to be released at Canadian Swimming Congress; use current On-Track times for guidance as to who may be under consideration) 

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2017-2018 Regional Camps

As with last season, we will be running Regional Camps for our “Age Group” athletes – 10-12yr. girls and 11-13yr. boys

  1. Selection will done by region, and will be based on 200IM performances from the previous season
  2. Contact Regional Coach, Pete Wilkins (petewilkins@swimbc.ca), for more information on dates, locations, and selections for these camps.