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2024 Winter Provincials

March 2, 2024
Competition | Featured

Get ready for an exhilarating event as Pacific Coast Swimming gears up to host the Provincial Championships from March 7th to the 10th! With an impressive lineup of 630 swimmers from 38 different clubs, this promises to be a thrilling showcase of talent and determination. Join us for four days of intense competition and unforgettable moments in the pool.

2024 Divisionals and Provincials to be Live-Streamed

February 20, 2024
Featured

2024 Divisionals and Provincial Swim Meets to be live-streamed

Swim BC Performance Report

January 24, 2024
Featured

We are excited to announce the release of the first edition of our tri-annual Performance Report for the 2023-24 season, covering the period from September 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023. This report is a comprehensive overview of the achievements and progress within our swimming community, offering valuable insights into the performances of our athletes at both provincial and national levels.

This inaugural edition highlights key areas such as SCM Top Times, the 10 & Under Pentathlon, and Making Waves, which recognizes remarkable accomplishments of our swimmers. It's designed not only to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of our athletes but also to serve as a tool for continuous development and inspiration for our coaches and swimmers.

Tremblay named as Swimming Canada’s 2023 Junior Coach of the Year

January 22, 2024
Coaching | News

Marc Tremblay, head coach of the Kelowna Aquajets, is Swimming Canada’s 2023 junior coach of the year!

Tremblay’s coaching resume includes time on the pool deck with the Vernon Kokanees, Edmonton Keyano and the University of Alberta varsity squads. From 2011-21, he was in charge of Calgary’s Cascade Swim Club age group program and is now calling BC home as he enters in his third season with the Kelowna Aquajets.

Over his almost 40 year tenure Tremblay has coached many provincial, national and international swimmers including being named to the coaching staffcoaching staff at both the 1997 and 2002 Pan Pacific Championships.

Swim BC Job Posting- Performance Development Manager

January 18, 2024
News

Swim BC is seeking a new member of our team for the role of Performance Development Manager. 

The Performance Development Manager will work in conjunction with the Technical Director to manage technical operations, event coordination, and program financials, ensuring the effective execution of program objectives. This individual must be adept in data analytics, possess strong communication skills, and have the ability to address challenges proactively. Adaptability and a hands-on approach to operational tasks are crucial for this multifunctional role.

NEW CANADIAN RECORD!

January 10, 2024
News | Records

Congratulations to HYACK's Shima Taghavi on breaking the National Age Group Record for the women's SCM 200 Breast in a time of 2:29.69!  Shima broke the record previously held by Courtenay Chuy which had been on the record books since 1998.  In addition to her National Record, Shima also broke the BC Provincial Record in her 100 Breast with a time of 1:11.39.  Congratulations Shima!

Administrative Coordinator Position

December 11, 2023

Swim BC has an opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our team in the position of Administration Coordinator.  The responsibilities of the position focus on the provision of support to Swim BC operations, administering the membership registration processes, expediting financial procedures, facilitating member communications, and coordinating the effective and efficient administration of the organization.  The role is suited for a team player with personal competencies in relationship building.

2023 Ken Demchuk International Invitational

December 5, 2023
News

Sebastian Massabie of the Pacific Sea Wolves had an outstanding showing at the 2023 Ken Demchuk International Invitational. Massabie broke five Canadian Records!

Congratulations to BC’s Fernando Lu!

November 28, 2023
Featured

Congratulations to BC’s Fernando Lu of the Langley Olympians on his performances at the Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile.

SWIM BC STRATEGIC PLAN 2023-2028

November 7, 2023
Featured

Through early 2023 the Board of Directors of Swim BC has worked diligently with staff and the Sport Law consultant group to develop and approve the new Swim BC Strategic Plan. Announced and introduced at the 2023 BC Swimming Congress, we’re pleased to present to our membership the document that will support the direction of Swim BC through 2028.

2023 PAN AMERICAN GAMES

October 25, 2023
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The 2023 Pan American Games are currently underway in Santiago, Chile, and are scheduled to take place from October 21 to October 25, 2023. These quadrennial multi-sport games have been a significant sporting event since their inception in 1951, bringing together athletes from 40 nations across the Americas.

2023 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport – Regional Nominations

October 24, 2023
General Resources

Do you know an outstanding Indigenous athlete to nominate?

Call for regional nominations – 2023 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport 

The deadline to submit nominations is extended to Friday, November 24, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

2023-24 SWIM-A-THON

October 13, 2023
Featured

The 2023-24 Swim-a-thon Registration is now open!

Swim-a-thon events can be hosted anytime between now and August 31st, 2024. Swim-a-Thon is an in-pool fundraiser where swimmers earn pledges to swim a set number of lengths or participate in a fun and challenging swimming event. Each club can personalize its Swim-a-Thon event to match its club and swimmer needs. All donations are collected online through a personalized website created by Swimming Canada, and 90% of the funds earned are distributed back to the clubs. The campaign is a great fundraising opportunity for all clubs.

Latest Bulletins

October 11, 2023
News

Collection of the latest Membership & Coach Bulletins.

SWIM BC STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT

October 11, 2023
Featured

It is with great reluctance that we announce the resignation of Tracy Gardner from Swim BC.  Tracy has served the Club Services Manager for over a year and has been an invaluable member of the Swim BC team. We’re sad to see Tracy go but wish her nothing but the best fortunes as she begins a new chapter of her life.

Tracy’s last day with Swim BC will be Friday, October 13th.  Staffing capacity is currently being reviewed but, in the meantime, some tasks will be either delayed or managed by other Swim BC staff members.  While we understand it is a busy time of year, we ask for our memberships patience as we work through this period of shifting HR capacity.

Ken Radford, Executive Director

Thank you from Swim BC!

October 4, 2023
Featured

Swim BC would like to thank all the coaches, officials, club delegates and volunteers who attended the BC Swimming Congress in beautiful Whistler last weekend.  Special thanks to all the presenters who took time to share their expertise and insights with the attendees, and to Team Aquatic Supplies for their support of the incredibly successful Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet. It was a great way to kick off the 2023-2024 swim season! 

Swim BC Congress – This Weekend!

September 26, 2023
Featured

The annual BC Swimming Congress is being held at the Westin Hotel in Whistler, Sept 28th - Oct 1st.
We are planning an extensive offering for Club Delegates and Coaches.
The staff and board hope to see you there.

NATIONAL COACHES WEEK SEPTEMBER 16-24, 2023

September 18, 2023
Featured

National Coaches week is a week to celebrate and recognize the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across BC. Coaches are community leaders, role models and mentors who ignite passion for sport and physical activity.

Thank you Coaches! 

Leanne Sirup’s induction into the North American Indigenous Athletic (NAIA) Hall of Fame

September 13, 2023
Featured

It is with great pride and joy that we celebrate Leanne Sirup's, Duncan Stingrays Swim Team Head Coach, induction into the North American Indigenous Athletic (NAIA) Hall of Fame. Leanne's remarkable achievements in the pool have earned her well-deserved recognition.  Her dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment to excellence have left an indelible mark on the sport of swimming.  As a shining example of what can be achieved through passion and perseverance, Leanne’s induction in to the NAIA Hall of Fame is a testament to her outstanding athletic career and an inspiration to swimmers across BC and beyond. Congratulations Leanne!

Alexanne Lepage Gold Medal Performances!

September 11, 2023
Featured

Swim BC would like to congratulate Kelowna Aquajets swimmer, Alexanne Lepage on her gold medal performances at the World Junior Swim Championships in Netanya, Israel!  Alexanne won both the 100 Breast and the 200 Breast in personal best times (1:06.58 and 2:24.70) . Congrats Alexanne on this incredible achievement!

30 Day Notice – Swim BC Annual General Meeting

September 6, 2023
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The purpose of this 30-day notice is to confirm the date for the Swim BC Annual General Meeting.

Date: September 30th, 2023

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Westin Resort, 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

Please mark the date and time in your club calendar and plan to attend. The AGM provides membership with a strong voice and clear hand in shaping the direction of Swim BC.

Swim BC 2023 Annual General Meeting – 45 Day Notice

August 16, 2023
Featured | News

Date:                         September 30th, 2023
Time:                         11:00 am
Location:                 Westin Resort and Spa, Whistler, B.C.

Please mark the date and time in your club calendar and plan to attend.  The AGM provides membership with a strong voice and clear hand in shaping the direction of Swim BC.

PARA SWIMMING WORLDS

August 8, 2023
Competition

PARA SWIMMING WORLDS
Congratulations to Canada’s Para Swim Team, who had its strongest performance at a Para Swimming World Championships in the past 15 years. The competition concluded on Sunday, August 6th in Manchester, England with Canada winning 9 Gold, 4 Silver, and 6 Bronze medals.

Swim BC is an Accredited Provincial Sport Organization with viaSport

August 2, 2023
Featured

Swim BC is proud to be an accredited provincial sport organization with viaSport. Accredited organizations are a sport or sport discipline’s authoritative body, operating in at least five regions in BC, and with responsibility for oversight, growth, and development. We are proud of this designation – we hope you are too!

2023 BC SWIMMING CONGRESS – HOTEL BOOKING LINK

July 19, 2023
Featured

Swim BC has secured a limited number of rooms at the Westin Whistler Hotel for $204 / night for the conference weekend.  We encourage you to book soon to avoid missing out on availability.
 
Individual Reservations: All attendees are responsible for making their own reservations by using the link below or by calling the Hotel’s Reservations Department at 1-866-412-2864, or through email at reservations@westinwhistler.com.  
 
Booking Website:
https://book.passkey.com/e/50635541

2023 Summer Provincials

July 10, 2023
Competition | Featured

Good luck to all the swimmers, coaches and officials attending our Summer Provincials!

July 13-16 at UBC Aquatic Centre

90 Day Notice – Swim BC Annual General Meeting 2023

June 30, 2023
Featured | News

Date: September 30th, 2023
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Westin Resort and Spa, Whistler, B.C.

Please mark the date and time in your club calendar and plan to attend. The AGM provides membership with a strong voice and clear hand in shaping the direction of Swim BC.

A 45-day reminder will be sent August 16th with more comprehensive information. Please continue to watch your inboxes and check our website for more detailed information on the BC Swimming Congress.

2023 Summer Divisionals

June 20, 2023
Competition | Featured

Divisional Meets - June 23-25

Good luck to all swimmers!!

Island & Coastal Vancouver - hosted by Richmond Rapids
North & Interior - hosted by Kelowna Aquajets
Vancouver & Fraser - hosted by Langley Olympians

Golden Flipper May Results

June 14, 2023

Results for the Golden Flipper through the end of May are now available! As we are nearing the end of the season, some of the challenges are getting really tight. BC is still holding the lead against Nova Scotia, Manitoba & Saskatchewan.

Swim BC Employment Opportunity

June 1, 2023
Featured

We have an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team in the position of Technical Coordinator.  The responsibilities of the position are to provide support to Swim BC technical operations focussing on services related to camps and competition; provincial competition; data and analytics management; coaching programs; and technical communications.  This position will best suit an individual with competitive swimming, coaching OR an individual possessing similar sport experience and a strong drive to learn.

Swim BC invites you to be part of the conversation.

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

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Victoria, BC V8X 5J2

Contact

778-430-9100
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