Performance Development Programming
Swim BC proudly promotes the development of its athletes in collaboration with our partners.
Canadian Sport Institute & PacificSport Athlete Support Program
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.
- 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!
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.
Club Grant Program
Given last season’s competitive calendar was cut short, we have made a number of one-time changes to the program. This year’s grant allocations are based on the following distributions, taking into consideration Club Grant eligible performances from 2018-19 and 2019-20.
- 40% ($ 42,000) – based on 2019-20 Grant
- 15% ($ 15,750) – based on 2019-20 BC ID Teams
- 15% ($ 15,750) – based on 2020 Winter BC Provincial Championships
- 15% ($ 15,750) – based 2019-20 International Competitions (Euro 2020 Meet)
- 15% ($ 15,750) – based on 2019-20 National and Provincial Records
Total Club Grant funds for 2020-21 – $105,000
Club Grant funds are not allocated to a specific individual. They are intended to support clubs in continued development toward competitive performance outcomes. Please refer to the Swim BC Club Grant Information document for further details. The list of Club Grant recipients can be found here.
The opportunity to use eligible expenses for COVID stimulated costs (ie/ pool time and coaching salaries) as was permitted after March of last year, will be assessed regularly by Swim BC. Should the opportunity to utilize Club Grant funds for “COVID related expenses” occur, this will be communicated clearly to all programs. Please note that for now, only eligible expenses as per the Club Grant program are acceptable.
Swim BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
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