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The Board of Directors of Swim BC is very excited to inform you of the launch of two significant projects. Reflective of our values and our commitment to membership engagement, the first project will focus on piloting the Sport Culture Index, a powerful and innovative way for us to measure our sport culture. The second project will be a comprehensive renewal of our strategic plan.
Collection of the latest Membership & Coach Bulletins.
Please see the story below from Aysha Haines – Manager of the EVDSC.
Our club has recently added a fall meet to our home schedule. Last year was the first time we hosted the Halloween Howler in Fernie, and we were only permitted 50 swimmers in the building at a time due to lingering covid restrictions. To say we were excited to invite everyone back this year for a meet at full capacity would be an understatement. 7 teams from BC, Alberta, and Montana registered almost 200 swimmers this year and we were thrilled to host a “fun sized” meet to ease back into the swim of things.
When we arrived Saturday morning to finish prepping the pool for warmup, we discovered that vandals had smashed several windows at the Fernie Aquatic Centre and had thrown glass and rocks into the pool. The pool would have to be closed for at least a week.
Introducing the new home of the BC Swimming Hall of Fame! A new website has been created for the BC Swimming Hall of Fame which showcases the best of BC Swimming and our important history. Along with our inductees, there are highlighted pieces of swimming history that we want to keep alive and share with the BC Swimming community. We encourage everyone to visit the BC Swimming Hall of Fame.
The British Columbia tree growing in the forest symbolizes the beauty and strength of our community and those who contribute to it. Each set of wooden blocks are unique and cut from the same tree as we are unique and parts of the whole.
The FINA Swimming World Cup hosted the second leg of the World Cup in Toronto this past weekend. 64 BC swimmers and 22 Alternates were selected to compete against the best of the best in Toronto.
On Saturday, October 1st, Swim BC awarded our annual awards for the 2021-2022 season at the BC Swimming Congress. We would like to recognize the following award winners for their achievements this past season.
This season's Golden Flipper Challenges have been set, and it's now a national event. This season's edition of the Golden Flipper Challenge is regionally based, with clubs and their swimmers coming together to challenge other regions across Canada.
The challenges include the Lower Mainland vs Swim Alberta, Vancouver Island vs Swim Manitoba / Swim Saskatchewan, Thompson - Okanagan Region vs Swim Nova Scotia, Kootenay Region vs Swim PEI, and the North East / North West Regions vs Swim New Brunswick.
Three BC athletes joined the Canadian Junior Open Water Team at the FINA Open Water Junior Championships in Mahe, Seychelles.
The Golden Flipper Butterfly Challenge wrapped up at the end of August. After a season of competition, British Columbia has won the Golden Flipper Challenge!
September 17-25, 2022 is National Coaches Week, a time to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.
Swimming Canada has released the invitation list for Canadian swimmers for the FINA Swimming World Cup in Toronto, October 28th through October 30th, 2022. Swim BC swimmers are well represented with 64 invited to compete and another 22 on the alternates list.
Swim BC has launched a sessional registration category this season. To help support the sessional Swim School registration, we are opening up a Swim School coach registration category.
Swim BC is looking for interested and qualified candidates to assist the operations of the organization in the following roles:
Coach (2 positions) – Performance Development Committee
Coach (3 positions) – Competition Committee
Coach (2 positions) – Awards Committee
Volunteer member (1 position) – Awards Committee
Coach (2 positions) – Coach Development Committee
Planning is well underway for the annual BC Swimming Congress, held at the Westin Hotel in Whistler, Sept 30, Oct 1, and Oct 2. Swim BC is planning an extensive offering for Club Delegates – the Club Development Seminars will feature topics to assist clubs in their growth, development and a better understanding of their critical role.
Canada Games wrapped up on Friday after 6 days of competition. BC athletes stormed the competition with numerous podium finishes during the last 3 days.
Canada Games continues on in Niagra. The swimming competition has been strong, with BC bringing home a number of medals during Day 3 & 4.
2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagra are taking place from August 6th - 21st. Swim BC has a selected group of athletes representing Team BC at the games. The swimming competition is being held at Brock University, Eleanor Misener Aquatics Centre.
Canada Games kicked off on August 6th with Opening Ceremonies. Team BC has a contingent of 382 Athletes competing, 27 of which are Swim BC athletes! BC athletes came together for the first provincial Pep Rally of the games to set the tone for the competition.
The Canadian Junior & Senior Championships wrapped up on August 1st. 114 BC swimmers representing 24 clubs travelled to Montreal to compete. 92 medals were won by BC swimmers, 31 of which were Gold!
Canadian Junior & Senior Swimming Championships – Day 7
Canadian Junior & Senior Swimming Championships – Day 6
CANADIAN JUNIOR & SENIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS – DAY 5
Day 4 of the 2022 Canadian Junior & Senior Swimming Championships
Over the past several months Swim BC has been examining opportunities to assist clubs’ options to grow their programming, to evolve their membership catchment, and where the opportunity exists, to expand the development base within their club.
Day 3 was another strong day for BC swimmers, with 44 A Final swims and 15 medals. Laon Kim broke the Provincial and National Age Group records in the 13-14 Boys 800m Free LC
Day 2 of the Canadian Junior & Senior Swimming Championships wrapped up last night. BC swimmers had 43 A Final swims and brought home 20 medals.
The 2022 Canadian Junior & Senior Swimming Championships are taking place in Montreal from July 25th through August 1st.
3 new provincial records were set during the BC Summer Provincial Championships. Congrats to the following swimmers on your incredible achievement.
The BC Open Water Championships took place on Monday, July 18th at Albert Dyck Park in Abbotsford with over 100 participating swimmers.
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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