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OFFICIALLY UNOFFICIAL RANKINGS

February 4, 2021
Competition

Swim BC would like to thank teams for their involvement in the Officially Unofficial Rankings initiative, which ran through December and January.

2021 Virtual Sport For Life Canadian Summit 

January 22, 2021
Coaching

Swim BC is happy to share with you an excellent educational opportunity, the 2021 Virtual Sport for Life Canadian Summit. 

Five Things You Should Know About the Canadian Anti-Doping Program

January 20, 2021
Coaching | Competition

Anti-doping is often thought to be exclusive to high-performance sport. Athletes are whisked away from the public eye after winning events to have urine and blood collected.

Mikuska and Dunn Appointment on WPS Working Groups

January 13, 2021
Member Submissions | Officiating

Swim BC would like to congratulate Vince Mikuska and Janet Dunn on their appointments to World Para Swimming (WPS) Working Groups;

INTRODUCING PACIFIC WAVE

January 13, 2021
News

Swim BC is pleased to be introducing a new program, the Swim BC Pacific Wave.

Giving Due Deliberation to Masters Athletes: The Time has Come

January 13, 2021
General Resources

A new article on SIRC highlights the need for increased focus on Masters athletes needs and the importance of Sport for Life.

INTRODUCING PACIFIC WAVE

January 13, 2021
News

Markus Thormeyer named as 2019-20 Top 8 Academic All-Canadians

January 11, 2021
Member Submissions | News

Academic All-Canadians are student athletes who have achieved an academic standing of 80-percent or higher while representing a varsity team. One female and one male student-athlete from each of the four U SPORTS conferences are selected annually to make up the Top 8.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Not Prohibited for Athletes

December 22, 2020
Competition | General Resources

On December 21st, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) released information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and how it relates to anti-doping rules.

Records Roundup

December 18, 2020
Competition

As the year is coming to a close, we would like to recognize the Provincial & National Records set during the first quarter of our 2020-2021 season. These athletes have persevered through uncertain times, and we would like to congratulate them on their hard work.

Records Roundup

December 18, 2020
News

VIRTUAL WINTER DIVISIONAL & PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

December 16, 2020
Featured

As an alternative to our recently cancelled provincial competitions, Swim BC will be hosting the “Virtual Winter Divisional Championships” and “Virtual Winter Provincial Championships” for all eligible swimmers.

Due to the current Public Health Orders, swims may be completed in a unsanctioned time trial. Honesty will be the best policy when submitting times - the best outcome is to ensure swims are completed in a ‘race’ or ‘race rehearsal’ environment. If we're able to sanction time trials before the events, we will circulate an update at that time. 

Officially Unofficial Rankings

December 2, 2020
News

This program is intended to be an opportunity for all clubs in BC to share performances, whether they be from a sanctioned time trial, a race rehearsal in workout, a get-out swim or one a last rep in a descending set.  Coaches are encouraged to submit any times; Swim BC will rank and publish daily (or as best we can, pending a high volume of submissions)

To view the Rankings, visit the Results Page.

Recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 1, 2020

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is held annually on December 3rd.  This year’s theme is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world by, for and with persons with disabilities”. 

Swim BC AGM

December 1, 2020
Featured

Mark Tewksbury Appointed to the Order of Canada

November 27, 2020
Member Submissions

Swim BC would like to congratulate Mark Tweksbury on his appointment to the Order of Canada.

BC Government announces Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

November 27, 2020
News

Sport is an important part of BC communities, and many organizations have been striving to see Sport represented in our government. With the announcement of the BC government's new cabinet, Sport has taken a big step and is now been named to a ministry.

Introducing The Swim BC Officially Unofficial Rankings

November 26, 2020
Competition

This program is intended to be an opportunity for all clubs in BC to share performances, whether they be from a sanctioned time trial, a race rehearsal in workout, a get-out swim or one a last rep in a descending set.  Coaches are encouraged to submit any times; Swim BC will rank and publish daily (or as best we can, pending a high volume of submissions)

Bruce Robertson Receives Commonwealth Sport Canada Award of Merit

November 24, 2020
Member Submissions

BC Swimming Hall of Fame member Bruce Robertson has received the Commonwealth Sport Canada Award of Merit in recognition for his volunteer service with the CSC.

Paris & Beyond Swim Camp

November 18, 2020
Competition

Swim BC has partnered with Swimming Canada to deliver a virtual swim camp for distance-oriented athletes.  The camp will be running from November 21 – 28th

Volunteer Criminal Record Checks

November 17, 2020
News

Swim BC now requires certain club volunteers to provide CRC’s.  Like all organizational policies, it is the club’s responsibility to adhere to Swim BC policy.  Therefore, it is the club that is responsible to present to Swim BC a list of volunteers that, according to our policy, will require a CRC.

Swim-a-thon 2020-2021 Now Open

November 13, 2020
Funding Opportunities | General Resources

The 2020-2021 Swim-a-thon sign up is now available! It will be hosted by Swimming Canada & Raise-a-thon like in previous years. You can sign up now, and Swim-a-thon events can be hosted anytime between now and May 31, 2021.

Swimmingly Update

November 13, 2020
Competition

Thank-you to those who have expressed interest in the Swimmingly platform, an easy way to hold Time Trials and Virtual Swim Meets. We have nearly 1/3rd of the BC Teams interested in getting set-up with Swimmingly.

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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