Swimming: Swim BC invites Trail swimmer to development camp

The Trail Winter Swim Club’s Ian Markus is on Swim BC’s elite radar.

The Trail Winter Swim Club’s Ian Markus is on Swim BC’s elite radar.

Markus was recently selected by Swim BC to attend the Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay Regional Training Camp this weekend in Penticton.

The 11-year-old’s great results this summer where he placed second in both the 100- and 200-metre free at the AAA Long Course Provincial Meet in Vancouver, his 200 Individual-Medley standing, and his overall point total for the season has marked the talented swimmer for further development by Swim BC.

The Provincial Team Program, one of Swim BC’s proudest accomplishments over the past decade, will continue to serve swimmers aged 13-17, bringing swimmers from across the province together for both training and competition. Swim BC visits the various regions of the province to develop the next tier of swimmers – among the best in their respective regions.

The Regional Training Camps (RTCs) meanwhile seek to build on and enhance the already highly successful Provincial Team Program.

The RTCs take the same philosophy developed and delivered for these 13-to-17-year-old swimmers and brings it to a much broader base of swimmers aged 10-13 years. This will take the form of training camps in each region (Northwest, Northeast, Vancouver Island, Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay, and Lower Mainland) over the course of the season.

By going out to the regions, Swim BC can effectively work with a much greater number of athletes. With 30-35 swimmers at each Regional camp, Swim BC is looking to reach over 200 10-to-12-year-old swimmers.

Swim BC is seeking to align the RTC program with the goals and direction of the Provincial Team Program to deliver exceptional athletes to Canada’s National teams of the future.

For more information on joining the Trail Winter Swim Club please email: programdirectortwsc@outlook.com