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Vancouver Vikings Summer Swim Club

Vancouver Vikings is a non-profit, parent-run, competitive summer swim club and a member of the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association (BCSSA) swim club. The club’s goals are:

  • to introduce young athletes to the environment of competitive swimming,
  • to teach them the skills required for racing, and
  • to encourage each athlete to attain his or her own personal best achievement in a fun and friendly environment.

More information about the club can be found on the About page.


Current News

Mental Toughness: A Fundamental Skill in Swimming and in Life (Coaches’ Corner #18) – June 2017

By Sam Corea, Coach INT1.

Have you ever heard that you have to be a little bit crazy to be a swimmer?

I’ve heard this plenty of times during my time in the sport. Especially from friends who would constantly ask:

“But, how do you get up so early?!”
“I just do.”

“I would hate getting into cold water first thing in the morning!”
“It’s not so bad once you’re used to it.”

“You mean you’re busy ALL weekend!”
“Yup.”

“But, it’s so hard to do.”
“I know…”

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Attitude, Not Bad-i-tude (Coaches’ Corner #17) – June 2017

By Kevin Nelson, Head Coach / Coach SR1

It’s easy to look at swimming and see only the outcomes: the races. In a race you’re seemingly on your own. It’s just you and an empty lane, and the outcome is determined by every miniscule movement of your muscles. In a race, that’s all you. No teammates in your lane, no coaches making you swim faster (even though they yell loudly thinking otherwise).

A race is you: that’s when you shine or fall short, that’s your result. But swimming isn’t just the race itself; it’s getting to that race, its preparation for those moments.

And preparation is all about attitude.

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July and August Practices Schedules are Up!

The wait is over! The practice schedules for July and August are now up in pdf form on our website here.  The practices will be inputted into the online calendar in the next little while, and in time for July, but for now, you can at least get a sense of what your summer will look like (unless you’d prefer to be surprised…).

KidSport Swimathon 2017 – June 27th at Kits Pool

Hey Vikings!! This summer seems to be flying by, which means we are less than five weeks away from the 9th annual KidSport Swimathon! We really hope you can join in the fun again this year at Kits Pool on Tuesday June 27th, from 4:30-7:30 pm.

All VIK parents and swimmers are invited to join us as we swim, raise money for local families, and even win some cool prizes!  For full details on this superfun event and to register, click here.