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2 Provincial Records have been broken in the past few weeks. Congrats to the PSW 11-12 Relay Team and Laon Kim (HYACK) for breaking records this month!
January results for the Golden Flipper Challenge have now been posted! BC is still holding a strong lead in the challenge. However, the race is getting tighter in the Women's Categories. Swim Alberta has taken the lead in a number of age groups, but Swim BC still holds the lead in overall points. In the Men's category, BC holds a sizeable lead in overall points and the competition between BC swimmers for the top spot is tight.
Divisionals are being hosted from February 25th until the 27th across 3 regions. For more information, click read more.
Swim BC is excited to announce we are now offering our members discounted vehicle rental rates through a partnership with Avis Budget Group and Swimming Canada.
A quick update for our membership regarding proof of vaccine for 12-year-olds. In the Order on Gatherings & Events, the PHO has amended the definition of “vaccinated” to include an accommodation for those 12-year-olds who have only received one dose. This allows those youth who aren’t yet eligible for their second dose to participate and/or spectate as long as they can show proof of one dose.
The Provincial Health Officer has amended the guidance specific to youth sport, announcing yesterday that as of February 1, tournaments for primarily child and youth sport will be allowed. Proof of vaccine requirements will stay in place and spectators are limited to 50% capacity.
Given yesterday’s PHO announcement to re-instate tournament participation for child and youth sport, Swim BC now has the confidence to move forward with plans for our Divisional Competitions and Provincial Championship.
On January 9th, 2022, Swim BC swimmers and their coaches participated in an Olympian panel, hosted by Head to Head. The first hour was moderated by two-time Olympian and CBC Sportscaster, Brittany MacLean and featured Olympians Rebecca Smith, Yuri Kisil, Brent Hayden, and Maggie MacNeil.
To help send this message of anti-bullying, Swim BC is providing a “Pink Cap” for swimmers throughout the province. We’re encouraging our clubs to make a statement in their local pool and wear their Pink Caps on Wednesday, February 23rd.
December interim TAS Golden Flipper results are now available! We would like to introduce our new partner in this challenge Team Aquatic Supplies!
Laon Kim (Hyack Swim Club) broke 2 records at the Richmond FastSwim Classic. He broke the Men 13-14 SCM 100m Freestyle record with a time of 51.99 and the Men 13-14 SCM 100m Butterfly record with a time of 56.03.
The purpose of this update is to assist Swim BC membership in interpreting the December 22nd update to the Gathering and Events Provincial Health Order.
Swim BC is extremely proud to announce the signing of a new multi-year agreement with long-standing sponsor Team Aquatic Supplies (TAS). Swim BC’s longest partnership, the TAS agreement is extremely important to Swim BC and we couldn’t be more pleased to continue working together.
Parents and guardians are frequently left on the “sidelines” watching their children participate in sport. By prioritizing their child’s involvement, adults often don’t participate in sport and physical activity themselves and their own well-being may suffer.
Over the past week, BC Provincial Records were broken! BC Swimmers have been killing it in the pool this season. Congrats to the following record breakers
From Theory To Implementation: Swim BC’s Application Of Swimming Canada’s New Athlete Development Matrix
Check out the following article from Sport for Life about Swim BC’s Application Of Swimming Canada’s New Athlete Development Matrix.
Haley Bennett (Ravensong Aquatic Club) & Jy Lawrence (Pacific Sea Wolves) are among the recipients of the Para Swimming CanAm Female Coach Development Scholarship.
BC swimmers have been red hot so far this season. We're seeing records fall left, right and center! The Women's 15-17 SCM 4 x 50m Medley relay record fell during the Christmas Cracker Invitational.
A collection of Membership Bulletins released over the past few weeks. If you are looking for older bulletins or specific news, please reach out to Swim BC.
The second month of the Golden Flipper Butterfly Challenge is complete and interim November results are now posted. BC is holding a strong lead with 1098 points, while Alberta has 672 points.
The first relay provincial record of the season fell last weekend at the SKSC Sprint Meet.
Further to Swim BC updates from the most recent Province of BC Public Health Order released November 17th, please note the following:
The Public Health Officer has revised the interpretation of the order on Events and Gatherings with updated information around proof of vaccination for sport. viaSport has updated their Return to Sport Restart 2.0 chart to reflect these changes.
BC Swimmer, Caitlin Meredith, has been inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame. Caitlin represented the UBC Thunderbird Varsity Team from 2002 until 2007, her full athletic eligibility.
Leanne Sirup has coached her share of swimmers to medal-winning performances over the past couple of decades. She was shocked, however, to receive news that she had been recognized with a prestigious honour. Sirup has been selected as the 2021 female recipient for the National Indigenous Coaching Awards.
Registration for the 2022 Swim-a-thon is now open!
We are one month into this season Golden Flipper Challenge and the October results are now posted. Swim BC leads with 1047 points to Alberta’s 560 points.
The Public Health Officer has revised the interpretation of the October 25th, 2021 Public Health Order specific to Proof of Vaccination requirements.
The Annual General Meeting of Swim BC was conducted last night (October 14). With 39 voting delegates in attendance, two special resolutions addressing bylaw amendments were passed and three new board members were elected by acclamation.
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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