Island Swimming operates programs for swimmers of all ages in Saanich and Colwood. We believe in the potential of all athletes and promote swimming as a long-term development and life long skill. Island Swimming continues to be top producers of Provincial, National and International level athletes. We are proud of our commitment to excellence and welcome you to try our exciting program. We are a non-profit age group swimming organization and we operate out of 2 pools.
Island Swimming Structure
Island Swimming operates out of 2 pools to offer our development swimmers more convenient options. Swimmers who reach Provincial levels (AAA) and above come together and train at the Saanich Commonwealth Place. Younger swimmers work towards the Provincial level standards at either Saanich Commonwealth Place, or Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.
Our training groups are designed to complement the abilities and skill development of all athletes. Many swimmers will move training groups throughout the year as their skills develop and they need further challenge.
Island Swimming Vision, Mission and Values
Vision - our dream for the future: Swimming for Excellence in life
Mission - the business we are in to achieve the vision: We provide a balanced and sustainable competitive program to every swimmer at every level, to create a swimming community in Greater Victoria where success is measured beyond our podium results
Values - the guiding principles that we live by: Leadership, Commitment, Courage & Integrity, Athlete Centered, Community
Elementary and Middle School Swim Programs
Island Swim Skills Programs
- 3 levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold
- All levels offered at both pool locations (Juan de Fuca Recreation
Centre, Saanich Commonwealth Place)
Conditioning and Technique Program
- Formally called Island Youth, this program is suitable for 13-18 year
olds who wish to stay active, and/or cross train for other sports
- No competition commitment necessary, but is available if desired
- Not available in July and August
- Operated out of Saanich Commonwealth Pool