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Dennis Silva

We are very pleased to announce that starting in October we will be running an adult swim program (aka Master's program). The practices will be from 7:30-8:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at Watermania. Anyone interested should be able to swim 100 meters continuously under 2:00. Following all current PHO requirements for adult group activity, all participants 22 & over must be fully vaccinated. The coach for the program is Morgan Mark who assists with various training groups at Watermania. Morgan swam competitively at a national level with the Richmond Rapids...

Dennis Silva

Congratulations to Samuel Pei in the National group who has been invited to participate in Swimming Canada's inaugrual virtual distance development camp beginning this week. Check out the press release from Swimming Canada below about this new initiative. November 5, 2020 Swimming Canada had plans to host a week-long distance camp with the goal of identifying and targeting a group of distance swimmers across the country with a Paris 2024 focus. Due to the current health situation, travel restrictions and different provincial protocols, the model was initially changed to four...

Alex Pettifer

Swim BC has just released the new Provincial level meet formats. You can find the 2020-2025 Provincial Championship Summary here You will see that the document outlines 3 levels of championship meets. Regional Championships (LMR Champs) Divisional Championships (New) Provincial Championships (Pre-existing) There is a chart to show qualification requirements Time Standards are posted here This format will be in place for the next 5 years.

Alex Pettifer

REWIND FEATURE SERIES: PARALYMPIC LEGEND WALTER WU EMPATHETIC FOR TODAY’S ATHLETES CAUGHT IN CRISIS August 29, 2020 Swimmer produced one of the most successful careers by a Canadian Paralympian RICHMOND, B.C. – Walter Wu produced one of the most successful careers by a Canadian Paralympian, but he admits his thoughts these days are with the athletes who are seeing their sports dreams potentially derailed by a pandemic. “I feel for anyone training right now,” said the now 47-year-old champion Para swimmer. “It’s such a big unknown. In a Paralympic year...

Dennis Silva

Dear Rapids, We hope you enjoyed the long weekend and wanted to provide you with the update the coaches received this afternoon from the Executive Director of Swim BC, Ken Radford. Please take a moment to click on the link at the bottom of this email and read the memo regarding the process for returning to the pool. While BC has been successful in “flattening the curve” and the Provincial Government has moved in the next phase of BC’s ReStart Plan, the Return to Sport is a very complex situation....

Dennis Silva

Please click on the links below regarding updates regarding the Coronavirus and an announcement made by Swimming Canada today. March 13 - Rapids Email to Membership Swimming Canada Announcement

Dennis Silva

Rapids swimmers James Kwaksistala, Thomas Chen and Samuel Pei have each been selected as Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Development athletes. They have been selected for this program based on their achievements for the past year and commitment to training and performance. Benefits for the athletes in this program include: Community partnerships (discounted products/services). GymWorks™ (free gym access at numerous facilities). Free access to high performance sport education programs. A variety of grants and bursaries. Coach Robert Pettifer has been slecetd for the coach develpment program. Benefits coaches in this program...

Drew McClure

LMR Champs Recap, by Morgan Mark On Feb 9-10, the Rapids hosted the 2019 LMR Championships at Watermania. 58 Rapids athletes from AGD1, AGD2, Senior Provincial, RD Blue, RD Black, PAG, NAG, Youth Competitive A and Youth Competitive B participated in the meet. LMR Championships consisted of two morning sessions (11&U Girls and 12&U Boys) and two afternoon sessions (12&O Girls and 13&O Boys) over Saturday and Sunday. Races ranged from stroke 50’s to the 400 freestyle and 400 IM. Angie Pham was the first of the Rapids to finish...

Drew McClure

Swim BC Age Group Championships Re-cap, by Vlad Volchkov This past weekend 35 Rapids athletes from the AGD, RD, PAG, NAG, and Senior Provincial groups competed at the Winter Age Group Championships in Vancouver. CDSC and Swim BC hosted the provincial level swim meet, previously known as the Tier I Championships. The length of the meet was exhausting, but our Rapids swimmers raced their hearts out from day one.             On the individual results side, Joshua Wall from PAG stood out with four medals. Wall earned the bronze in the...

Drew McClure

The following article was written by Andrea Phillpotts, a writer, teacher, and Rapids parent. A Chinese translation is included below. The parent was huge, easily over 6 feet tall, leaning over the bleacher guard rail and projecting his immense voice across the SFU pool to where his child was racing, peppering it with whistles and chirps.  He wasn’t a Rapids parent and I didn’t recognize him.  I can’t remember what his instructions were to his child but his whole delivery was intense.  Like back away intense.  Not only myself but...