The Richmond Rapids Swim Club was formed in the fall of 1999 as an amalgamation between the Aquanaut Swim Club and Richmond Racers. By pooling resources, coaches, swimmers, and volunteers, the Rapids began a journey to becoming one the largest and most successful competitive swim clubs in the province. In 2014, we were the BC Short Course Provincial Champions and the Swim BC Club of the Year.

Watermania is home to our competitive programs for swimmers ages eight and up. Our Swim School, for ages five to ten, runs out of Minoru pool. We have non-competitive programs at both locations.

Our athletes compete at regional, provincial, national, and international-level competitions, including the 2000 Olympic Games and 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. They have broken provincial and national records and have been placed on numerous provincial and national teams. Developing the student-athlete is an essential part of our program, and a number of our swimmers have gone onto post-secondary success. Our athletes have also been recruited for the university teams in Canada and in the United States. 

Former Rapids include Olympians Brian Johns & Walter Wu. Jonathan Dieleman represented Canada in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and Nicolaas Dekker represented Canada at the 2016 World Short Course Championships. Our current Head Coach, Robert Pettifer, was the Head Coach for Team Canada swim team at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. 

If you have any questions please call the Rapids office at 604-275-7946, or email us at [email protected].

Mailing Address:
14300 Entertainment Blvd
Richmond, BC
V6W 1K3