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NEW PROVINCIAL RECORDS

February 24, 2022
Records

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!

TAS Golden Flipper January Results

February 9, 2022
Competition

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. 

Swim BC Divisionals

February 4, 2022
Competition | Featured

Divisionals are being hosted from February 25th until the 27th across 3 regions. For more information, click read more.

Avis & Budget Partnership

February 2, 2022
News

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. 

COVID-19 / RETURN TO SWIMMING INFORMATION

February 2, 2022
Return to Swimming

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.

COVID-19 / Return To Swimming Information

January 26, 2022
Return to Swimming

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.

DIVISIONAL AND PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

January 26, 2022
Competition

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.

SWIM BC ADVANCE: OLYMPIAN PANEL

January 13, 2022
News

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.

Pink Cap Day

January 11, 2022
News

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.

TAS Golden Flipper December Results

January 7, 2022
Competition

December interim TAS Golden Flipper results are now available! We would like to introduce our new partner in this challenge Team Aquatic Supplies!

NEW PROVINCIAL RECORD

January 6, 2022
Competition

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE – DECEMBER 24

December 24, 2021
News

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 AND TEAM AQUATIC SUPPLIES RE-COMMIT TO SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

December 22, 2021
News

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.

Swim Together: A new model of co-participation for women and girls in sport

December 20, 2021
Member Submissions

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.

New Provincial Record Updates

December 16, 2021
Competition

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

December 14, 2021
Member Submissions

Check out the following article from Sport for Life about Swim BC’s Application Of Swimming Canada’s New Athlete Development Matrix.

Bennett & Lawrence Are Recipients Of The Para Swimming CanAm Female Coach Development Scholarship

December 13, 2021
Member Submissions

Haley Bennett (Ravensong Aquatic Club) & Jy Lawrence (Pacific Sea Wolves) are among the recipients of the Para Swimming CanAm Female Coach Development Scholarship.

New Provincial Record

December 8, 2021
Competition

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.

Membership Bulletin Collection

December 8, 2021
News

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.

Golden Flipper Challenge – November Results

December 7, 2021
Competition

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.

New Provincial Record

December 3, 2021
Competition

The first relay provincial record of the season fell last weekend at the SKSC Sprint Meet.

COVID-19 UPDATE – NOVEMBER 22nd

November 22, 2021
Return to Swimming

Further to Swim BC updates from the most recent Province of BC Public Health Order released November 17th, please note the following:

COVID-19 UPDATE – NOVEMBER 18th

November 18, 2021
Return to Swimming

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.

Caitlin Meredith Inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame

November 16, 2021
Member Submissions

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, Head Coach of the Duncan Stingrays, captures national Indigenous coaching award

November 9, 2021
Member Submissions

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.

2022 SWIM-A-THON

November 2, 2021

Registration for the 2022 Swim-a-thon is now open! 

Golden Flipper Challenge – Swim BC leads Alberta, with limited racing opportunities in October

November 2, 2021
Competition

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.

COVID-19 Update – November 1st

November 1, 2021
Return to Swimming

The Public Health Officer has revised the interpretation of the October 25th, 2021 Public Health Order specific to Proof of Vaccination requirements. 

Swim BC Annual General Meeting

October 15, 2021
News

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.

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