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This May Swim BC will be running two Prospects Swim Camps, one in Victoria for men and one in Richmond for women. We would like to acknowledge the coaches who will are working to support the camp.
In partnership with Swimming Canada and other provincial sections, Swim BC is supporting four swimmers and two coaches at the Pan-provincial Open Water Camp in Mallorca, Spain.
The Canada Summer Games will be taking place this August in the Niagara region. Swim BC is pleased to be announcing the Team BC staff and swimmers. Congratulations! We look forward to productive preparations this spring and successful summer.
Nicholas Benett (Ravensong Aquatic Club) broke 4 Canadian Records during the 2022 Canadian Swimming Trials last week. He broke the S14 Long Course Meters 200m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly and 200m Medley.
Canadian Swimming Trials wrapped up this weekend, and BC Provincial Records were broken 3 times over the meet! We would like to congratulate Laon Kim (Hyack Swim Club) for breaking the LCM 13-14 Men 100m Freestyle record and the LCM 13-14 Men 200m Medley record. He broke the 100m Freestyle record with a time of 52.84. In the 200m Medley, he broke the record in prelims with a time of 2:09.94 then lowered it even more in finals with a time of 2:08.70.
After an exciting Canadian Swimming Trials hosted in Victoria, Swimming Canada has announced the Canadian Teams selected or nominated for upcoming international events. Swim BC would like to congratulate the swimmers, coaches and support staff who have been selected for FINA World Champions, FINA World Championships Open Water, World Para Swimming Championships & Junior Pan Pacific Championships and nominated for the Commonwealth Games.
Canadian Swimming Trials are hosted from April 5th until 10th in Victoria, BC. We are excited to have the best of Canadian swimming in our own backyard and wish all the BC swimmers participating in the meet good luck. We will be cheering you on. Click here for more information.
March Golden Flipper Challenge results are now posted! Now that we are halfway through the challenge, we have added long course results. BC is still in the lead across all results.
The registration deadline for the MSABC Provincials Championship meet has been extended until Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 11:59 pm. The meet is being held at the beautiful Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in South Surrey hosted by White Rock Wave.
Congrats UBC Thunderbirds on your performance at the USports Championships. They brought home the Men's Championship Title and 4 Provincial Records! We would like to recognize the following swimmers for breaking provincial records:
January 26th Swim BC made the decision to move forward with the 3 Winter Divisional Swim Meets and the BC Winter Provincial Championships. In six short weeks, our swimming community rallied to host these four competitions amidst COVID-19 restrictions and an ever-changing environment. Our membership pulled together and through a massive hosting effort, the four meets were held.
RaceTek will be offering its VRA (Video Race Analysis) at all finals sessions at the BC Winter Provincial Championships in Victoria, March 10 – 13th.
Happy International Women's Day from Swim BC! We support all the incredible women who are involved in our sport. From Athletes, Coaches, Officials, Volunteers and Staff. Your leadership, participation and impact have made swimming a stronger sport. Swim BC stands for gender equity and wants to ensure a safe and welcoming sport for all participants.
February results for the TAS Golden Flipper Challenge are now available! February is a short month but lots of incredible butterfly times were posted. BC is still holding the lead with 1080 Points to Alberta’s 675.
Hosted from March 10th to 13th in Victoria by UVPCS.
Pink Cap Day was a huge success! Thank you to all the clubs that participated in the event. We saw a huge wave of pink caps across the province. Bullying ends with us.
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.
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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