Rapids Awarded Canadian Sport Institute Benefits & Euro 2020

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 include:

  • Coach education and professional development.
  • Coaching resources (planning tools, field testing kits).
  • Community Partnerships (discounted products/services).
  • GymWorks™ (free gym access at numerous facilities).

Congratulations to coach Rob, James, Thomas & Samuel! 

In other news, Samuel Pei will be departing for Luxembourg as part of Swim BC's Provincial ID team this Sunday. This experience will provide these swimmers with a high level international racing experience.  From January 19 -27 he will be training and then competing in the 22nd annual Euro Meet. This competition will include many of of the top European & World ranked swimmers including the likes of Sarah Sjostrom, Pernille Blume, Katinka Hozzu, & Florent Manadou.