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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

Drew McClure

By Alex Pettifer This winter’s BC Age Group Championships was a standout year for the Rapids. Performances were fantastic all around. Every swimmer did their best to move up from their seeded rankings all weekend long. Due to this exceptional effort, the Rapids finished third in the team rankings, the highest finish at Age Group Champs so far. This finish was an absolute team effort, with points coming from all participating Rapids groups. By the finish of the meet, the Rapids had net 10 new club records, 47 individual top-8...

Drew McClure

Three Rapids graduates recently competed in their freshman debut at U-Sport Champs. Brian Yu competed for McGill, and Matthew Crawford and Matthew Meuleman both raced for UBC Yu finished 9th in both the 50 free and 100 breaststroke. His performance in the 50 breaststroke earned a silver medal. Crawford finished 4th in the 50 back, 6th in the 100 back, and 16th in the 200 back, all three in personal best time. Crawford’s 100 back also earned him a new Olympic Trials cut. Meuleman finished 16th in the 200 free,...

Drew McClure

Article on one of our own! Click below to read. https://www.thedp.com/article/2020/01/penn-womens-swimming-senior-serena-xue-profile

Drew McClure

By Alex Pettifer In the first meet after the winter break, the AGD2, AGD3, PAG, Sr. Pro, NAG, and National swimmers threw down for some great results. Here are a few highlights by our athletes: First meet ever: Lucy Casson, Wesley Li, Daniel Luk, Makena Ritchie, Claire Ursich 100% Best Times: Jenna Zhang, Lucy Casson, Heidi Ekk, Angela Feng, Daniel Jin, Daniel Luk, David Maibaum, Makena Ritchie, Jerry Tao, Rachel Walker, Grace Wang, Daymon Wijayakoon, Coco Xie, Matthew Yim. New LMR Champs Qualifiers: Heidi Ekk, Rachel Walker, Lucy Casson, Makena...

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

By Alex Pettifer After two weekends in a row of racing, the Rapids ended December and 2019 with some great swims, not to mention some great work from our parents at both Fastswim and the Winter Time Trial. 130 Rapids swimmers competed at Fastswim, representing eight training groups. Out of over a thousand swims, the Rapids produced 326 finals swims and 45 medal winners. Two Rapids set club records. Fiona Xue broke the 13-14 50 butterfly record, and Mingjun He set a new 13-14 100 butterfly record. 28 swimmers earned...