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Collection of the latest Membership & Coach Bulletins.
2023 CONGRESS REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN
Registration for the 2023 BC Swimming Congress is now open! This year, the Congress is being held from Thursday September 28th to Sunday October 1st, at the Westin Resort and Spa in Whistler BC. The registration is for all Congress activities including, the Team Aquatic Supplies BC Swim Coaches Conference, Women in Coaching Luncheon, Swim BC Annual General Meeting, the Swim BC Awards & Hall of Fame Banquet, and the Club Development Seminars.
UPCOMING SWIMMING 201 COURSE
Swim BC is offering a Swimming 201 course virtually from September 13th to 17th.
RTR – MISSING MEETS AND RESULTS
Coaches and/or Meet Managers need to log into their Meet Manager RTR account and make sure all their 2022-2023 sanctioned meets are listed. We are finding that since the RTR came back online, there have been a few meets/results files missing.
UPDATES ON CATEGORY D COACHES NCCP REQUIREMENTS
The two-year limit has been removed from NCCP Community Sport Coach course which means a coach may remain at this level, in the D category of registration indefinitely.
2023 WORLD PARA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to the following swimmers and staff who have been nominated to the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships in Manchester, England from July 31 – August 6, 2023.
2023 SUMMER DIVISIONALS
Swim BC continues to work to ensure that the Divisionals are a viable competition for the host club and the best possible competitive environment. As such we have made the following adjustments for the 2023 Summer Divisional Meets:
Club Excellence Launch
Swim BC is pleased to announce The Club Excellence Program; a new process aimed at elevating the sport administration practices and performance outcomes of member clubs. It is intended to help club leaders embrace the importance of accountability, risk management, and governance - essential for clubs to excel in the modern-day sport environment.
PAN PROVINCIAL OPEN WATER SWIM CAMP
Swim BC would like to congratulate the following swimmers and coach on their selection to the Pan Provincial Open Water Swim Camp and Best Fest Open Water Competition in Mallorca, Spain
World Junior Championships & Pan American Games
Swim BC would like to congratulate the BC swimmers, coaches, and staff nominated for the World Junior Championships and Pan American Games.
Swim BC Open Water Championships Update
Swim BC Open Water Championships will be hosted by Simon Fraser Aquatics on June 18th at Albert Dyck Park.
GOLDEN FLIPPER CHALLENGE MARCH RESULTS
The Golden Flipper Challenge is an annual challenge between Swim BC and other provinces. The challenge has been designed to develop spirit, story, and a rallying cry to inspire and motivate the swimmers, coaches, and their clubs. March 2023 results are now posted!
CDSC & COLE BARRAT BALDING FOR DOLLARS!
This year the Balding for Dollars event will be held on May 6th. The Canadian Dolphins as a community will be fundraising for this amazing cause. Cole Barratt, recognized as Swim BC’s competition announcer, has graciously stepped up to be the fundraising hero and will donate most of his hair at the Balding for Dollars event.
2023 BELL CANADIAN TRIALS
Twenty-three Swim BC clubs participated with a total of 95 swimmers (38 Women and 57 Men). BC was well represented in the finals with 120 swims in a Junior, B, A, or Para final. We would like to recognize the BC swimmers, coaches, and staff who were nominated for the national teams.
Bell Canadian Swimming Trials 2023
The six-day Trials run through Sunday at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Preliminary heats are at 9:30 a.m. each day, with finals sessions set for 6 p.m. All sessions are being streamed live on CBC Sports digital platforms. Swim BC will be recognizing athletes who make Junior, Senior or Para finals.
Laon Kim wins Sport BC High School Athlete of the Year
We are proud to announce that Laon Kim of Hyack Swim Club received the High School Male Athlete of the Year award at the Sport BC Annual Athlete of the Year Awards
LA28 COMPETITION SUPPORT PROGRAM
Swim BC is proud to be announcing a new initiative, the LA28 Competition Support Program.
2023 Winter Provincial Championships
Winter Provincial Championships are hosted by Island Swimming at Saanich Commonwealth Place from March 2-5th.
2023 NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES
The 2023 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will be held this summer in Halifax, Nova Scotia July 15 – 23rd. The games are host to 5,000 athletes across 16 sports. There will be two upcoming information sessions about the Games this month.
Glenn Greig Receives Highest National Officiating Honour
Swim BC is very proud to congratulate Glenn Greig on receiving the highest swimming officiating award in Canada. The award was announced on February 23rd by Swimming Canada.
SWIM BC TO BEGIN COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS
Swim BC is embarking on a new strategic planning process intended to create a comprehensive “Swimming in BC” strategic plan. In our intent to grow as a modern and progressive sport organization, we have made an expressed commitment to use collaborative engagement processes to achieve our mission and vision in a manner that aligns with our values.
In December, we engaged a group of club head coaches, club administrators, and the staff and Board of Swim BC through the Sport Culture Index, an innovative survey that provided important information about our culture. We have used this information to inform the development of our upcoming strategic planning process. Our goal is to create a “Swimming in BC” strategic plan that will serve as a guidepost for all Swim BC members...
UVic to host U SPORTS Swimming Championships at Commonwealth Pool
The University of Victoria will host upwards of 25 universities and 300 athletes from across the country at the 2023 U SPORTS Swimming Championships taking place at Commonwealth Pool from February 23-25. To volunteer at the event or to buy tickets please click read more.
SWIM BC WINTER MEET ENTRIES UPDATE
With the RTR system still offline, there will be an adapted process for Divisional and Provincial Entries. Please read more for details on the entry process.
Interim Swim BC Meet Procedures
Interim procedures for Sanctioning, Meet Entries, and Meet Results during the RTR System Outage.
RTR MEMBERSHIP MESSAGE
Following up with the Swimming Canada CEO’s statement regarding the RTR System, Swim BC would like to help our membership understand what the next few days and next steps are looking like.
Golden Flipper Challenge Results
The Golden Flipper results up to December 2022 are now posted! BC regions are holding the lead in 2 of the 5 contests. Thompson-Okanagan is leading Swim Nova Scotia in the 200m Fly and Vancouver Island is leading Swim Saskatchewan & Swim Manitoba in the 200m Breast. Swim Alberta took the lead over the Lower Mainland in the 100m Breaststroke. Swim PEI and Swim New Brunswick are still leading their contests over the Kootenay Region and North East & North West respectively.
2023 SWIM BC MEETS SCHEDULE
Dates and Hosts have been confirmed for the following Provincial Meets
Jacob Brayshaw Breaks National Para Records
Jacob Brayshaw of the KISU Swim Club shaved over 11 seconds off his own record by finishing the S2 50-metre freestyle in 1:49.37 seconds during the morning preliminaries. He swam the final in 1:51.71.
Swim BC Board of Directors Vacancy
Swim BC is seeking interested individuals to fill a vacancy on it's Board of Directors. The Swim BC Board is a seven person, skills / policy-based Board. Members are required to participate in committee work and contribute to 6 – 8 Board meetings per year. Board meetings are typically held by video conference with 2 – 3 “in-person" meetings per year. The position's term expires in September 2024. The Board is embarking on a comprehensive Culture Review and Strategic Planning process in January 2023.
Golden Flipper Challenge November Results
The Golden Flipper Challenge is an annual challenge between Swim BC and other provinces. The challenge has been designed to develop spirit, story, and a rallying cry to inspire and motivate the swimmers, coaches, and their clubs. The first set of results are in! Check out how your region is doing by clicking on Read More.
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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