Swimmers Journey

Swim BC’s “Swimmer’s Journey” echoes the principles of the Long-Term Athlete Development Strategy and the Athlete Development Matrix, guiding swimmers through a progressive pathway. The journey begins with “Engage,” fostering initial love for the sport and building foundational skills. As athletes grow, “Train” emphasizes the refinement of technique and conditioning. Finally, “Compete” focuses on honing competitive skills, providing appropriate competitive opportunities, and achieving peak performance.

The graphic illustrates our commitment to nurturing every stage of an athlete’s growth in swimming in a progressive manner, emphasizing greater focus on training and competing as the swimmer develops.


Ignite and reignite your spark, persevere through challenges, and cultivate unwavering commitment to unlock your full potential. Engaging is a dynamic environment where education, motivation, and recognition converge. Resources offered include foundational learning, motivational standards, rankings, and recognition of achievements, all designed to kindle swimmers’ passion and dedication to the sport.

Discover Engage…


Consistent practice fuels your journey. Training shapes skills, builds resilience, and guides towards mastery. This is where innovation and discipline come together to provide feedback to inform coaches and their swimmers. Collaboration through inter-team practices, training camps, and benchmark training sets all support meaningful practice.

Explore training…


The torch of excellence, seizing every opportunity to test your limits, realize your potential, and celebrate your accomplishments. Providing the opportunity for swimmers to access appropriate levels of competition to strive for excellence, realize potential, and celebrate milestones.

Pursue competition… 

Swim BC will continue to develop programs and services to nurture our members, support the development of healthy clubs, and provide tools to assist coaching effectiveness.

The Swim BC office is located on the unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking people known today as the Songhees, the SXIMELEL (Esquimalt) and the WSÁNEĆ First Nations.

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


305-4420 Chatterton Way
Victoria, BC V8X 5J2



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