The Burlington Aquatic Devilrays (BAD)

The Burlington Aquatic Devilrays (BAD) Swim Club is an amateur, non-profit, parent-run club that provides a safe, positive learning environment to teach and promote the sport of competitive swimming. BAD's team consists not only of talented and dedicated athletes, but also of equally talented and dedicated coaches and parents. 

BAD provides swimming programs for the youth of Burlington, Ontario and its surrounding communities. There are three levels of programs for swimmers aged 5 and above:

  • a beginner level FUNdamental program
  • a development program for skill learning and fitness
  • a competitive, training-oriented program

Club Affiliation

The Burlington Aquatic Devilrays Swim Club is designated “competitive swimming”. The Club is a member of the Western Ontario Swimming Association, which is the “Western Region” of Swim Ontario.  Swim Ontario, in turn, is a provincial body of Swimming Canada.  Swimming Canada, along with the national bodies for diving, water polo and synchronized swimming, is affiliated with the Aquatic Federation of Canada (AFC).  The body which regulates and controls competitions in the four aquatic sports at the world level is FINA, the Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur.

Club Structure

The Club’s programs are directed by the Head Coach through the professional coaching staff.  Administration, policy and operational activities supporting the programs are planned and executed under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors through working committees.  The ongoing success of the Club depends on the teamwork, dedication and supporting efforts of all involved.