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ABOUT US

 

UCSC is a  year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

All of our coaches, as members of the Canadian Swim Teacher and Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in Canada. They provide assurance that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

UCSC  is constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well-rounded competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to meeting you. Please feel free to  contact us  for any question you may have.

We provide high quality swimming programs for the youth of our community as well as deliver world class training opportunities to those who choose to pursue a high performance path in swimming.

UCSC is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to be recognized as the premier swim club in Canada and to be a world leader in swimming programs at all levels.
 
Our Swimmers

UCSC supports close to 400 swimmers from six years of age in our development program to national and international swimmers in our competitive program. Skills taught in our programs allow swimmers to reach their full potential both in the water and out.

UCSC swimmers develop:
• Strong technical swimming and racing skills
• A belief in themselves and what they are capable of doing
• An ability to set goals and commit to goals while also overcoming obstacles that they may encounter along the way
• A strong work ethic and time management skills.....Contact us

Our Achievements

UCSC has placed 29 swimmers on seven Olympic Teams since 1980, which means we have sent swimmers to each and every Summer Olympics since the club was formed in 1979. Our swimmers have won 11 Olympic medals. We have placed eight swimmers on five Paralympic Teams since 1980.

Other achievements include:
• 2003 Canadian Record 100m Breaststroke SC – Lauren Van Oosten
• 2003 Canadian Record 11/12 Boys 200m Breaststroke LC – Curtis Lutsch
• 2003 Canadian Record 11/12 Boys 200m IM LC – Curtis Lutsch
• 2004 CIS Varsity Women’s Coach of the Year – Mike Blondal
• 2004 CIS Male Athlete of the Year – Chad Murray
• 2004 CIS Female Swimmer of the Year – Erin Gammel
• 2005 Canadian Club Nationals Champions for Men, Women and Combined
• 2005 Swim Alberta 14 and under Male Swimmer – Curtis Lutsch
• 2005 Swim Alberta 14 and under Female Swimmer – Jessie Olson-Heisler
• 2005 FINA World Championships Silver Medal in 200m Breaststroke and 4 x 100 Medley Relay – Mike Brown
• 2005 FINA World Championships Trials - Erin Gammel - First Canadian woman under 1:02.00 in 100m Backstroke
• 2006 Commonwealth Games Gold Medal in 200m Breaststroke – Mike Brown
• 2006 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medal in 400 Medley Relay – Lauren Van Oosten
• 2006 Summer Nationals - Men’s National Champions

A Club of Firsts

In 1979, the UCSC became the first community-based swim club in Canada to enter into partnership with a university. This allowed us to maintain a club program with high level coaching and management and also be able to offer sports science and excellent training facilities. In 1994, we partnered with the National Sport Centre to bring their swim program to Calgary. In 2006, the club took another unprecedented move to establish the first ever Academy for Swimming Excellence. This latest move will allow us to continue the strong work we have done in our developmental and age group programs and move forward toward excellence in international competitive high performance swimming.



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