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Our Club

The Vernon Kokanee Swim Club is a competitive youth swim club founded in 1966 and is a proud member of Swim BC and Swimming Canada (SNC). The club operates as a not-for-profit sports society to promote aquatics in Greater Vernon, BC. With the goal of encouraging each athlete within the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club to "Be The Best That You Can Be" and to become a better person in the process, we are looking to serve the needs of each member and to become competitive with the best clubs in the country. We invite you to come and see what we are all about!

Club Philosophy

The philosophy of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club and its coaching staff is simple. We are a competitive swim club and our mandate is:

  • To foster excellence in competitive swimming from a grassroots level to the international level through the training of our swimmers in all aspects of the sport.

  • To instill other traits useful in competitive swimming that will make the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club one of the best clubs in the country.

Our ideal goal is to have swimmers enter the program at a grassroots level and remain in the club until graduation from high school and potentially go on to swim at a university level. We hope our members will take the skills they learned as competitive swimmers and apply them in other aspects of their lives in their pursuit of personal excellence.

We find athlete's who pursue excellence when they are in a sport, learn discipline, commitment, and a keen competitive instinct that helps them in school and all other aspects of their lives.

Swimming is in an individual sport, yet we foster the concept of team spirit within the club. Working together as a team as well as individually will allow us to attain the excellence we are pursuing.

Finally, one could summarize the philosophy with the following idea: we are not only seeking excellence as competitive swimmers, but striving to build well rounded, autonomous individuals who will endevour to reach for personal excellence after they finish swimming.