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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). 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 in a fun and friendly environment.

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


Current News

We’re Hiring for Summer 2020! Interested Coaches, Please Apply!

Applications are now being accepted for the Head Coach, Group and Assistant Coach positions for the Vancouver Vikings Swim Club for Summer 2020.

The Vancouver Vikings Swim Club is a non-profit, competitive summer swim club with approx 160 swimmers. The Vikings compete in the Vancouver and District region within the BCSSA and has consistently produced Provincial medalists and record holders since its inception in 1981. The Vikings were BCSSA Provincial Champions for the past 3 summers!

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about swimming/coaching and want to share in the success of their swimmers.

We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter by email to vp@vancouvervikings.com by December 15th, 2019.

For full details, click here: 2020 Coach Job Posting

Registration for Winter Session of Winter Maintenance (Jan to April)

Registration for the Winter session of Winter Maintenance (Jan through April) coming up soon! Here are the key dates:

  • December 1, 2019 – Online registration OPENS for returning swimmers*.
  • December 1, 2019 – Online registration OPENS for new swimmer assessments.
  • January 5, 2019 – Registration CLOSES for returning swimmers and for new swimmer assessments.
  • January 12, 2020 – New swimmer assessments at Lord Byng Pool.
  • January 13, 2020 – Online registration OPENS for new swimmers accepted into the Vikings.
  • January 19, 2020 – Registration CLOSES for new swimmers.

*Any swimmer who swam with us in summer 2019 or fall 2019.

Remember, for those of you who registered for the full 8 months of Winter Maintenance, you do not need to register again. If you are unsure if you have registered for the full 8 months (ending at the end of April 2020), email registrar@vancouvervikings.com.

The winter session practice schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday Mornings: 6:30 – 7:30 am at Hillcrest Pool (MOVES TO LORD BYNG IN APRIL)
  • Tuesday evenings: 7:00 – 8:00 pm at UBC
  • Thursday Mornings: 6:30 – 7:30 am at Hillcrest Pool (MOVES TO LORD BYNG IN APRIL)
  • Friday evenings: 6:30 – 8:30 pm at St. St. George’s Senior School Pool
  • Sunday evenings: 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Lord Byng Pool

Practices are cancelled during the winter session as follows:

  • February 14 to 16: Family day long weekend
  • March 14 to 29: Spring break (practice on Friday March 13 at SGS is NOT cancelled).
  • April 10 to 12: Easter long weekend.
  • HC closes in April.  Morning Tuesday & Thursday practices at 6:30-7:30am MOVE to LB for the month of April.

Winter Maintenance 2019 – 2020

Winter Maintenance is right around the corner! Here are the key registration dates:

  • August 5, 2019 – Online registration OPENS for returning swimmers*.
  • August 5, 2019 – Online registration OPENS for new swimmer assessments.
  • September 1, 2019 – Registration CLOSES for returning swimmers.
  • September 8, 2019 – New swimmer assessments at Lord Byng Pool.
  • After Sept 8 – Online registration OPENS for new swimmers accepted into the Vikings.

*Any swimmer who swam with us in summer 2019.

The fall session of Winter Maintenance begins on September 6, 2019. The fall session practice schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday Mornings: 6:30 – 7:30 am at Hillcrest Pool
  • Tuesday evenings: 7:00 – 8:00 pm at UBC
  • Thursday Mornings: 6:30 – 7:30 am at Hillcrest Pool
  • Friday evenings: 6:30 – 8:30 pm at St. St. George’s Senior School Pool
  • Sunday evenings: 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Lord Byng Pool