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Spectators at BC Summer Provincials
Swim BC, together with host Vancouver Pacific Swim Club and UBC Aquatic Centre, are pleased to announce that a limited number of spectator spaces will be made available for each session of the 2022 BC Summer Provincial Championships
NEW SWIM BC STAFF MEMBERS
We’re very pleased to announce the hire of two new staff members at Swim BC.
The weekend of June 24 – 26th saw 917 swimmers from 43 clubs competing at the three Swim BC Divisional Swim Meets. These meets were wildly successful, with many great performances posted at each competition. Congratulations to all participants.
Golden Flipper Results June
Golden Flipper results for June are now posted! BC is still holding a strong lead in the overall points. There was a lot of movement in the Team Scores this month.
New National Record
Last weekend, a new National Record was set at the Fraser & Island Divisonals. Laon Kim of Hyack Swim Club broke the short course 13-14 200m Individual Medley record.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 90 DAY NOTICE
Swim BC will be holding our Annual General Meeting at 1 pm on October 1st, 2022 at the Westin Resort and Spa in Whistler during the BC Swimming Congress.
Head to Head Swim Clinic
Our friends at Head to Head are hosting a Swim Clinic in Vancouver with Yuri Kisil! The clinic is being hosted on July 23rd & July 24th at St. George's School.
Swim BC Summer Provincial Championships
BC Summer Provincial Championships will be hosted from July 14th to 17th by VPSC at UBC Aquatic Centre. BC Open Water Championships will be hosted on July 18th by SFA at Albert Dyck Park.
NEW AND REVISED SWIM BC POLICIES
The Swim BC Policy Committee has been working diligently this year reviewing and recommending new policies to the Swim BC Board. At the recent Board of Directors meeting 4 new and/or revised policies were passed, meaning all members of Swim BC are now responsible to become familiar with these policies.
Swim BC Summer Divisionals
The Summer Divisional meets are hosted from June 24th to 26th. Thank you to our host clubs Spartans, Kelowna & Richmond.
2022-2023 Registration Manual
The 2022-2023 Registration Manual is now posted! It outlines registration rules and procedures for Clubs, Swimmers and Coaches. You can find the manual below and on our Club Resources page.
Golden Flipper May Results
May Results for the Golden Flipper Butter Fly Challenge are in! This past month we had lots of strong swims and competitive opportunities. There are only a few weeks left to get your butterfly swims in!
Safe Sport Policy Templates
What is Swim BC doing about safety? Our first step is to address the rules that bind us in a common approach to the conduct of our sport. These “rules” state what behaviour is acceptable, and what is not, and they make provision for consistent and clear decision making. Our goal in engaging Sport Law is to develop and provide member clubs with templates of the policies a modern sport organization requires to protect its members, and to assist its committees, staff, and volunteers in carrying out the work of the organization.
SWIM BC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Swim BC has career opportunities available for motivated and skilled individuals. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We are currently hiring for our Administrative Coordinator and Club Services Manager positions.
Golden Flipper April Results
April Golden Flipper results are now available. The standings in the challenge have stayed steady this past month. Swim BC is holding a strong lead across all categories. On the club side of the results, HYACK is holding a strong lead in the SCM BC standings and SKSC has taken the lead in the LCM BC standings. With Spring meets heating up, we will certainly see some movement next month. Keep up the great work swimmers!
Golden Flipper Prize Annoucement
To allow for more opportunities for swimmers to access competition, Swim BC & Swim Alberta are adjusting the timeline for the Top Performer and Participation Prizes.
SWIM BC PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The following summarizes the format for this summer’s BC Provincial Championships. The meet package will soon be available with detailed information.
SWIM BC DIVISIONAL SWIM MEETS
The following summarizes the format for this summer’s BC Divisional meets. The meet package will soon be available with detailed information.
Board of Directors Expression of Interest
We have an immediate vacancy and welcome expressions of interest in joining a dynamic Board of Directors at an important juncture as we begin our strategic planning process in June 2022.
The Swim BC Board is a policy governance Board which meets online and in-person throughout the course of the year. We work with the Swim BC Executive Director to plan and chart a path forward to future success in swimming in British Columbia. We encourage all those interested in becoming involved in the governance of Swim BC to submit a nomination form.
New Provincial & National Records!
BC swimmers had a busy weekend for records! Four relay records were broken, three of which are also National records!
GOLDEN FLIPPER – BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE
Butterfly Seminar for Coaches and Kick + Swim + Kick Participation Challenge
PROSPECTS SWIM CAMPS
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.
PAN-PROVINCIAL OPEN WATER SWIM 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.
CANADA SUMMER GAMES TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT
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 Bennett breaks 4 Canadian Records at Canadian Swimming Trials
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.
New Provincial Records
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.
NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION
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
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.
Golden Flipper Challenge March Results
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.
MSABC Provincial Championships
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.
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Swim BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
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