There has been competitive swimming
on the North Shore since the formation of the Hollyburn Country
Team Swim Team in 1966. Shortly after the construction of the
pool at the North Vancouver Recreation Centre in 1966, the North
Vancouver Recreation Centre Team was formed. These two teams
merged in 1975 to become Lions Gate Swim Team.
Lions Gate Swim Team enjoyed many achievements. In 1975, Tom
Reeves set a Canadian record in the Boys 11/12 100 Meter
Breaststroke. This record was subsequently held by Greg Lohin
from 1977 until 1982 when it was finally bettered. In the
1977 Summer Western National, Lions Gate Swim Team placed third in
the point standings, bringing home many medals.
In 1976, Mount Seymour Swim Team was formed and brought many
talented swimmers to the amalgamation with Lions Gate to form Chena
Swim Team in 1980.
The three founding teams have contributed many excellent swimmers
to Chena and all have benefited from the training, discipline and
competition that comes from being part of Chena.
LIFETIME CHAMPIONS IN AND OUT OF THE POOL
As a member in good standing of Swim BC and in the interest of all
members: The mission of Chena Swim Club is to provide a competitive
swimming program that develops the character and discipline
necessary to succeed in swimming and in life. We will achieve this
through a development structure that allows swimmers from novice to
elite levels to reach their highest potential in an enjoyable and
WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION
Ensuring Chena meets the rules and regulations of the Societies Act
and Swim BC.
Fostering communication with all
Providing professional coaching for all club
Providing equipment and training facilities to meet the needs of
Swimmers in all clu programs.
Providing all Swimmers meaningful opportunities to
Creating an environment that promotes good sportsmanship,
integrity, team spirit, dedication and a healthy active
Building self confidence and pride through goal setting, hard work
and personal and team accomplishment.
will be delivered in an ethically and fiscally responsible manner
to ensure long term sustainability of the organization .
The purpose fo CHENA is to provide the
opportunity for young athletes to strive for excellence in
competitive swimming. The by-product of this is that it
teaches our athletes things such as honesty, integrity,
sportsmanship, confidence, goal setting, problem solving,
dedication and commitment to name a few. This is done through
the pursuit of personal and team excellence and through the spirit
of cooperation among members.
The goal of CHENA is to win; to win at every
level of our program including the international stage. We
will continually aim to create a unique and special program that
rewards and supports special and unique accomplishments.
However, the toughest competitor we will ever face is ourselves and
it is our winning attitude that helps each and everyone achieve
their maximum capability.