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New Provincial Records
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:
Divisional and BC Provincial Championships
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 AT PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
RaceTek will be offering its VRA (Video Race Analysis) at all finals sessions at the BC Winter Provincial Championships in Victoria, March 10 – 13th.
International Women’s Day
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.
Golden Flipper Challenge February Results
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.
Swim BC Winter Provincial Championships
Hosted from March 10th to 13th in Victoria by UVPCS.
Pink Cap Day
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.
NEW PROVINCIAL 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
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
Divisionals are being hosted from February 25th until the 27th across 3 regions. For more information, click read more.
Avis & Budget Partnership
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The first relay provincial record of the season fell last weekend at the SKSC Sprint Meet.
COVID-19 UPDATE – NOVEMBER 22nd
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
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.
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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