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MASTERS SWIMMING FINA TOP 10 FOR 2020

May 14, 2021
Competition | Member Submissions

FINA has released their rankings for the Top 10 Masters performances from 2020. More than 30 BC Masters Swimmers made the Top 10 Rankings for 2020.

CHALLENGE SET #4 (MAY 17 – 23)

May 12, 2021
Competition

Swim BC is pleased to be announcing Challenge Set #4 in partnership with Team Aquatic Supplies and RaceTek. Awards totalling over $ 15,000 will be presented to the cumulative top point earners in each of the categories at the conclusion of the 12-week (6 set) program. 

ATHLETE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY | MORE REWARDS FUELING SPORT

May 12, 2021
Funding Opportunities

More Rewards, along with founding partner Save-On-Foods, has unveiled the More Rewards Fueling Sport – a program that will provide sponsorship, fundraising, and cost saving opportunities to local elite athletes and youth teams across Western Canada.

Challenge Set #2 Results Now Available!

April 30, 2021
Competition

Challenge Set #2 came to a close earlier this week. The results have been tabulated and you can view the full results on our Results page.

TUJA DREYER (KELOWNA) AWARDED A 2020 PREMIER’S AWARD FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH EXCELLENCE IN SPORT

April 30, 2021
Member Submissions

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) announced the athletes who were named as the Interior regional recipients

OFFICIALLY UNOFFICIAL RANKINGS (SPRING-SUMMER 2021)

April 28, 2021
Competition

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and Provincial Health Order restrictions, Swim BC will be running a Spring – Summer edition of the Officially Unofficial Rankings.

CHALLENGE SET #3 (MAY 3 – 9)

April 28, 2021
Competition

Swim BC is pleased to be announcing Challenge Set #2 in partnership with Team Aquatic Supplies and RaceTek. Awards totalling over $ 15,000 will be presented to the cumulative top point earners in each of the categories at the conclusion of the 12-week (6 set) program. 

Changes to the Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials

April 28, 2021
Competition | SwimBC News

Due to the COVID-19 situation in Ontario and other provinces, Swimming Canada is changing the Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials, Presented by Bell.

Jakob Brager (Nanaimo) Awarded a 2020 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport

April 27, 2021
Member Submissions

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) announced the athletes who were named as the Vancouver Island regional recipients of the 2020 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport.

VIRTUAL WINTER PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE

April 20, 2021
Competition

The results from the BC Virtual Provincial Championships have been updated to reflect a number of changes:

CHALLENGE SET #2 (APRIL 19 – 25)

April 14, 2021
Coaching | Competition

Swim BC is pleased to be announcing Challenge Set #2 in partnership with Team Aquatic Supplies and RaceTek. Awards totalling over $ 15,000 will be presented to the cumulative top point earners in each of the categories at the conclusion of the 12-week (6 set) program.

Interview with Tina Hoeben: Virtual Team Meetings

April 14, 2021
Member Submissions

Swim BC Interviews is a series where we reach out to Swim BC members and the sporting community to provide a place to share their innovations and ideas with the swimming community. The first person we reached out to for this series was Tina Hoeben, the Head Coach of the KISU Swim Club, to share their experience with Virtual Team Meetings.

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY SWIMMING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

April 8, 2021
Coaching | General Resources

Swim BC, in partnership with the BC Summer Games Society and I·SPARC (the Indigenous Physical Activity & Recreation Council), is pleased to be offering the Indigenous Community Swimming Leadership Program.

COACH LIAM DONNELLY RETIRING FROM SFU

April 8, 2021
Member Submissions

fter 30 years of dedication to the swim program and student-athletes, Coach Liam Donnelly is retiring from SFU. He leaves a legacy of team and individual titles and national championships.

CHALLENGE SET #1 (APRIL 5 – 11)

March 31, 2021
Competition

Swim BC is pleased to be announcing our Challenge Set initiative in partnership with Team Aquatic Supplies and RaceTek. The program will include one challenge set every second week for a total of 6 challenges.

Divisional Championship Results Posted

March 12, 2021
Competition

Swim BC is very pleased with the great response to the Virtual Divisional Championships.

Local Sport Relief Fund Re-Opens for Second Intake

March 12, 2021
Funding Opportunities

viasport along with the Province of BC and the Government of Canada have announced a second intake for the Local Sport Relief Fund (LSRF).

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – MARCH 8TH

March 4, 2021
General Resources

As March 8 approaches, we want to share six of the ways you can celebrate and acknowledge International Women's Day.

INDIGENOUS YOUTH SPORT LEGACY FUND

March 4, 2021
Funding Opportunities

Applications are now open for the Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund.

Reducing Vulnerability to Fraud in Sport Organizations

March 3, 2021
General Resources

CBC Investigations conducted a recent study which looks at the impact of fraud on Local Sport Organizations and it's prevalence.

2021 Coach Development Groups

March 2, 2021
Coaching

Congrats to all the BC Coaches who were selected to be apart of the 2021 Coach Development Groups.

VANCOUVER ISLAND REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS

February 24, 2021
Competition | Member Submissions

The Vancouver Island Region has completed a 10-day window of virtual racing.

Strategic Foresight: An Essential Skill for All Boards

February 23, 2021
General Resources

SIRC has been creating a blog series around "Gold Medal Governance" for Non-Profit Sport Organizations. Last week they released the latest entry into this series called "Strategic Foresight: An Essential Skill for All Boards"

OFFICIALLY UNOFFICIAL RANKINGS

February 4, 2021
Competition

Swim BC would like to thank teams for their involvement in the Officially Unofficial Rankings initiative, which ran through December and January.

2021 Virtual Sport For Life Canadian Summit 

January 22, 2021
Coaching

Swim BC is happy to share with you an excellent educational opportunity, the 2021 Virtual Sport for Life Canadian Summit. 

Five Things You Should Know About the Canadian Anti-Doping Program

January 20, 2021
Coaching | Competition

Anti-doping is often thought to be exclusive to high-performance sport. Athletes are whisked away from the public eye after winning events to have urine and blood collected.

Mikuska and Dunn Appointment on WPS Working Groups

January 13, 2021
Member Submissions | Officiating

Swim BC would like to congratulate Vince Mikuska and Janet Dunn on their appointments to World Para Swimming (WPS) Working Groups;

INTRODUCING PACIFIC WAVE

January 13, 2021
SwimBC News

Swim BC is pleased to be introducing a new program, the Swim BC Pacific Wave.

Giving Due Deliberation to Masters Athletes: The Time has Come

January 13, 2021
General Resources

A new article on SIRC highlights the need for increased focus on Masters athletes needs and the importance of Sport for Life.

Markus Thormeyer named as 2019-20 Top 8 Academic All-Canadians

January 11, 2021
Member Submissions | SwimBC News

Academic All-Canadians are student athletes who have achieved an academic standing of 80-percent or higher while representing a varsity team. One female and one male student-athlete from each of the four U SPORTS conferences are selected annually to make up the Top 8.

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