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2023 Winter Provincial Championships

March 3, 2023

Winter Provincial Championships are hosted by Island Swimming at Saanich Commonwealth Place from March 2-5th. 


February 28, 2023

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

February 24, 2023

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. 


February 15, 2023

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

February 8, 2023

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.


January 24, 2023
Competition | Featured

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

January 24, 2023

Interim procedures for Sanctioning, Meet Entries, and Meet Results during the RTR System Outage.


January 18, 2023
Featured | News

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

January 10, 2023
Featured | Golden Flipper

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. 


December 20, 2022

Dates and Hosts have been confirmed for the following Provincial Meets

Jacob Brayshaw Breaks National Para Records

December 20, 2022

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

December 15, 2022

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

December 9, 2022

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 Board Announces New Initiatives

November 25, 2022

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.


November 22, 2022

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.

BC Swimming Hall of Fame

November 22, 2022

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 Story of BC’s Wooden Blocks

November 1, 2022

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.

FINA World Cup Toronto

October 31, 2022

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.

2021-2022 Award Winners

October 5, 2022

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.

2022 -2023 Season Golden Flipper Challenge

October 4, 2022

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.

FINA Open Water Junior Championships

September 19, 2022

Three BC athletes joined the Canadian Junior Open Water Team at the FINA Open Water Junior Championships in Mahe, Seychelles.

Golden Flipper Final Results

September 16, 2022

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!

National Coaches Week

September 16, 2022

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.


September 9, 2022

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.


September 9, 2022

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.


September 9, 2022

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

BC Swimming Congress

August 22, 2022

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.

Day 5, 6 & 7

August 17, 2022

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 Day 3 & 4

August 10, 2022

Canada Games continues on in Niagra. The swimming competition has been strong, with BC bringing home a number of medals during Day 3 & 4.

Canada Games

August 8, 2022

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.

Swim BC invites you to be part of the conversation.

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Swim BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.


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