News, stories, strategies, resources
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.
The Summer Divisional meets are hosted from June 24th to 26th. Thank you to our host clubs Spartans, Kelowna & Richmond.
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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
The following summarizes the format for this summer’s BC Provincial Championships. The meet package will soon be available with detailed information.
The following summarizes the format for this summer’s BC Divisional meets. The meet package will soon be available with detailed information.
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.
BC swimmers had a busy weekend for records! Four relay records were broken, three of which are also National records!
Butterfly Seminar for Coaches and Kick + Swim + Kick Participation Challenge
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!
Swim BC invites you to be part of the conversation.
Swim BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
305-4420 Chatterton Way
Victoria, BC V8X 5J2