The Vikings’ summer season runs yearly from the beginning of May to mid-August, ending with the Provincial Championships.
After one month of training in May, Vikings swimmers begin to compete in swim meets with other BCSSA clubs. Swim meets are hosted by individual clubs and may be within the Vancouver & District Region or away in other regions. We frequently compete with clubs from Simon Fraser, Fraser South and Fraser Valley Regions.
The five clubs from the Vancouver & District Region compete in a Regional Meet (early August - see Events Calendar). The top three swimmers in each A event and top two relay teams from each division at the Regional Meet are eligible to join swimmers from all over British Columbia at the Provincial Championships (mid to late August - see Events Calendar).
Registration for the summer season generally opens in March for returning swimmers. New swimmers must complete an in-pool assessment, which will generally occur in April each year. Visit our Registration page for details.
We are excited to announce that we are bringing back the OCAT program for the 2023 season! The Vikings’ OCAT program is offered to swimmers who participate in both a summer and winter competitive season. We have a limited number of spaces for OCAT swimmers within our summer program and acceptance to the program is at the discretion of our Head Coach.
Our OCAT program is offered at a reduced rate (50% of reg.registration fee) as full participation in the summer competitive season/training season does not begin for these swimmers until the end of June. Through May and June swimmers may attend up to 2 Vikings practices per week; this is a great way for swimmers to get to know their coaches as well as the members of their training group. At the start of July, OCAT swimmers can attend as many practices and meets as they like.
It is a requirement of any OCAT swimmer accepted to the program that they attend a minimum of one regular season meets, Regionals and Provincials. There is no exception to this requirement as participation in these meets is specific to the OCAT swim category and substitutions are not possible.
Registration for all OCAT swimmers will open following the returning swimmer registration period.