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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

Recovery Strategies (Coaches’ Corner, June 11)

By Kiersten Gilberg, Coach JRs.

It’s the point of the season where the end of school is fast approaching, practices are getting tougher, and the first wave of meets is upon us. With all this happening, it is also the time when many swimmers find themselves bogged down, fatigued, and frustrated. With this in mind, it is important to do a refresher covering the different aspects of recovery, so that you are able to get back to practice, ready to work hard! (more…)

Surviving a “Best Time” Drought (Coaches’ Corner June 4, 2018)

By Lauren Caswell, Coach MV1.

You are putting in tons of effort at practice every day and your coach is very pleased with how much your stroke fundamentals have improved since May.  However, for some reason, the best times that you easily achieved at past meets have all of the sudden disappeared.   You are starting to get frustrated because several of your teammates are still dropping time at the meets while you are heading in the other direction.   Self-doubt is starting to rear its ugly head.   Swimming doesn’t seem as fun as it did a couple of months ago.   What is happening?! (more…)

Junior Leaders – We Want YOU!

Again this summer, we are seeking eager and professional swimmers who would like to gain coaching experience by becoming a Junior Leader. This is a great stepping stone to someday becoming a Vikings Assistant Coach, and possibly even a Group Coach. Interested? Keep reading.

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It’s Time for KidSport Swimathon 2018!

Hey Vikings,

This summer seems to be flying by, which means we are only 4 weeks away from the 10th annual KidSport Swim-A-Thon! We really hope you can join in the fun again this year at the Kits Pool on WEDNESDAY JUNE 27TH from 4:30-7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come down (parents and swimmers alike) to raise money for local families. Remember that practices have been CANCELLED this afternoon for the event, so this is your practice that day!

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