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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

The X-Factor (Coaches’ Corner, May 7, 2018)

By Jonathan Kraft, Head Coach.

Over the years as a coach, I have found one ingredient in the arsenal of a swimmer to be best correlated with success. This aspect of swimming is often the hardest to train, yet the most important come race time. This is of course a swimmer’s confidence and self-belief. It is in the moments when a swimmer becomes aware of what they can achieve that the greatest swims are swum. So the question becomes, why does every swimmer not have this self-belief?


Registration Update

Summer registration for returning swimmers is now CLOSED.

Registration for our new swimmer assessment is now CLOSED as the assessment has passed.

Registration for our new swimmers accepted into the Vikings following the April 8 assessment is now OPEN (and closes April 15).

We’re Hiring! Assistant Coaches Wanted for Summer 2018!

The Vikings are once again looking for Assistant Coaches to support our Group Coaches this summer!

Here are a few key things to note about the position:

  • Assistant Coaches will attend 3 practices a week.
  • Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and information about their summer schedule (school, other employment, personal training schedule).
  • Closing date: April 14, 2018

For full details about the job and application process, click here: Assistant Coach Job Description 2018