Burnaby-based Simon Fraser Aquatics, known as SFA, is the small club that made it to the top.
After restructuring in 2018 and starting off with nine competitive swimmers it has grown to over 130 swimmers of all levels, ranging in age from 9 and up.
On Oct. 1 Simon Fraser Aquatics was selected by Swim BC as Club of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Head coach Ryan Skomorowski accepted the award on Oct. 1 during the Swim BC conference held in Whistler.
The club is very proud of all the swimmers who have been competing at divisional, provincial and national level championships. In accepting the award, head coach Ryan Skomorowski said, “This award is the result of all the hard work from the coaches, swimmers and parents who have dedicated themselves to the world of competitive swimming.”
The award is based on many factors but includes ranking at various levels of competition, increasing club membership base, registration of swim officials (parent volunteers) and the number of national qualifiers from the club.
The competitive swim season starts Oct. 8 with Simon Fraser Aquatics dedicated to continuing the high level of performance, coaching and volunteer work that allowed the club to win this award.
We need to keep our youth engaged and training for the upcoming season. The only issue we face is the lack of available pool time now that C.G. Brown pool is slated for demolition to make way for the new Olympic pool as its replacement. We are working with the City of Burnaby to address these issues.
For those swimmers wanting to know more about competitive swimming in Burnaby they can find information at www.simonfraseraquatics.com
Paul McNamara, vice-president, SFA