Program Description

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, through a partnership with the Province of British Columbia (BC), viaSport, the network of PacificSport centres, and Swim BC, collaborates to deliver programs and services to place BC athletes onto National Teams, and ensure athletes and coaches have every advantage to win medals for Canada. The partners work jointly to encourage sport excellence and increase podium performances in communities throughout BC. Through the above partnership, and with the above purpose in mind, Swim BC may nominate athletes and their coaches who meet specific criteria for Canadian Sport Institute Pacific / PacificSport athlete or coach registration. Upon registering, athletes and coaches can engage in enhanced programs, benefits, and selected support services through Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and the network of PacificSport regional centres in BC.

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and PacificSport athlete support is tiered across four levels based on performance, each with a slate of designated benefits. Athlete Support

  • Community Partnerships (discounted products/services at selected retailers).
  • GymWorks™ (free gym access at numerous partner facilities).
  • Free Education Programs (Athlete Advance™, Sport Performance Speaker Series, Athlete Readiness seminars).
  • A variety of Grants and Bursaries.
  • And much, much more!

In general, a BC athlete is defined as an athlete born, developed, and/or trained/centralized (for a minimum of three months) in British Columbia. Athlete Selection Swim BC has created a set of criteria for selection to the Athlete Nomination List. There is no application process. Athletes are selected by Swim BC, and a list is submitted to an Athlete Coach Services Technical Expert at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. Please click the link to view the nomination criteria. For more information on services, please see the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific website.

I am an athlete. How do I know if I can get access?

Upon approval of the Swim BC Athlete Nomination List, athletes and coaches will be notified via email from Swim BC and provided with the information to complete registration at one of the eight campuses/centres across the province. Athletes and their coaches can make an appointment at their corresponding centre to complete their intake meeting.

Why am I not on the list?

If an athlete’s name is not on the Athlete Nomination List, and they believe that it should be, the personal coach is advised to contact Cory Beatt at Swim BC. Once the appeal is received, it will be considered on a case-by-case basis by Swim BC and the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.

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