Performance Development Programming

Each season Swim BC offers programming to support the ongoing development of its swimmers and their coaches. The programs may be delivered by any combination of virtual or in-person initiatives. In addition to the programs offered to all members, Swim BC provides several tiers of enhanced programming in two streams through our partnerships with the Canadian Sports Institute and Swimming Canada.

Initiatives available to Swim BC members may include the Swim BC Learning Hub; Challenges; @Home Camps, Virtual Camps, and In-person Camps; Video Race Analysis; CSI Pacific Member Benefits; and more… 

Swimmers and their coaches will be notified if they have achieved the criteria for any of the enhanced program tiers. All nominees must complete a series of pre-requisites prior to participating in Swim BC programs.

As information is available, it will be updated below.

2022 Canada Summer Games

The Canada Summer Games are held once every four years and represents the highest level of national multi-sport competition for up-and-coming Canadian athletes.

The Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games will feature a total of 18 sports and consist of more than 5,000 athletes and coaches.

The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. They exist to strengthen the fabric of Canada, through the power of sport by celebrating and inspiring the best of the next, whether that be athlete, community, coach, or volunteer.


2021-22 CSI Pacific Athlete Nomination

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, through a partnership with the Province of British Columbia, 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 nominates 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 Benefits

  • 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!

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 | Nomination List (Updated January 12, 2022).

The 2021-22 athlete selection criteria is summarized below. Please note that the criteria is subject to change from year to year.

The selection criteria for this year is based on performances done from September 2020 through October 2021. The program has 4 Tiers: Canadian Elite, Canadian Development, Provincial Development 1, and Provincial Development 2. Swimming Canada identifies the Canadian Elite swimmers through the Sport Canada Carding program. Swim BC identifies the remaining three tiers.

Canadian Development




Provincial Development 1




Provincial Development 2




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, they and their personal coach are 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 Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.

Swim BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.


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