New Blocks January 2020
After 4 years of fundraising by the DSSC athletes and parents as well as a minor capital Community Gaming Grant from the Province of British Columbia, DSSC is happy to unveil brand new diving blocks!
These new blocks include a new platform or ‘wedge’ which allows the swimmer to obtain the optimal 90-degree angle when in the diving position. With the optimal 90 degree angle, swimmers can have greater acceleration off the blocks and into the water.
DSSC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the hard work over these past few years from their swimmers and families.
Thank you so much and swimmers enjoy the blocks!
DSSC Top 25 Caps December 2019
For the past 11 years, DSSC has been awarding athletes who place within the Top 25 in Canada in their age group and gender for any event a very special cap. This cap not only highlights the athlete's achievement but as well as inspire fellow DSSC athletes to attain the beloved Top 25 cap.
As an athlete progresses within the club, it becomes harder to attain the coveted Top 25 cap. Therefore, it is extremely impressive for any athlete over the age of 13 to achieve Top 25 status in a particular swim.
Below you will find the athletes who are currently Top 25 in Canada in their age group and gender for a particular event. Congratulations to these DSSC athletes!
Gurshaan Sangha (10)
50 breast - 1st
100 breast - 2nd
200 breast - 3rd
400 IM - 21st
Rebecca Soroke (10)
50 fly- 5th
100 fly - 9th
200 fly - 14th
Jatinder Grewal (11)
200 fly - 22nd
Marcus Hugo Viloria (13)
50 back - 7th
200 back - 18th
Kaya Apanowicz (13)
50 breast - 17th
DSSC Coaching Staff: New Addition January 2019
NEW COACH ALERT!
The DSSC coaching staff is happy to announce Cory Bullock will be joining our team once again this year! Cory previously swam for DSSC for five years where his best two events were 50 freestyle and 200 backstroke. In 2017, Cory made the switch from swimmer to coach and discovered he had a true passion for it.
Cory's coaching philosophy is to create an environment where the swimmers can learn the fundamentals of swimming and become better while just so happening to have fun along the way.
Cory will be coaching a Regional group on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As well as helping Kurt and Erin with Novice and Junior Age Group.
Please help us welcome Cory back on our pool deck again come January!
Welcome Party and Award Night Recap October 2019
It was nice to see all the swimmers and parents out this past Sunday night for our annual Welcome Party and Awards Night. This is our opportunity to meet the people we swim with, as well as celebrate the accomplishments of our performance athletes!
A thank you Gurinder Sangha for organizing the event and her help with keeping things running smoothly. Another thank you to the staff at Kennedy Seniors Centre who accommodated our 150 people.
Congratulations to all our award winners this season.
|This list indicates the highest level meet a swimmer has qualified for. If your name is not on it please notify Coach Kurt for correction.|
|LMR Champs - Bronze||Tier 1 Championship - Silver||Tier 2 Championship - Silver||Senior Provincial - Gold||Westerns - plaque|
|Joaquin Aranda||Jatinder Grewal||Akashvir Bhangu||Hailey Penner||Kirra Trites|
|Pavan Gill||Harleen Rai||Kayah Apanowicz|
|Vaani Grewal||Yuvraj Rai||Harbir Grewal|
|Lucas Jamias||Daniel Wang||Chloe Meredith Jensen|
|Siddharth Krishna Mohan||Michael Yang||Eldon Shen|
|Ramneet Sandhu||Max Zha||Kirra Trites|
|Jada Evans||Lucas Zhang||Aurora Zheng|
|Samantha Kidd||Jannat Bhangu||Marcus Hugo Viloria|
|Parmroop Parmar||Rebecca Soroke|
|Sarveen Sangha||Noelle Evans|
|Gurshaan Sangha||Manraj Johal|
|Marcus Hugo Viloria|
|Award of Merit - 13 & Under||Marcus Hugo Viloria|
|Award of Merit - 14 & Over||Hailey Penner|
|Outstanding Development - MiniDragons||Miffy Shan||Lachlan Munro|
|Outstanding Development - Novice||Scarlett Ruiz Nowell||Gurman Atkar|
|Outstanding Development - JAG||Charlotte Sibley||Amrit Zawar|
|Outstanding Development - DAG||Rebecca Soroke||Manraj Johal|
|Outstanding Development - TAG||Kirra Trites||Eldon Shen|
|Outstanding Development - Regional||Barry He, Steven Li|
|Outstanding Development - CompDev||Rebecca Stewart||Daniel Wang|
|Club Record Breaker||Jatinder Grewal 10 & Under Boys||200 fly SC - 3:23.29||800 fr SC - 11:35.77||200 IM SC - 3:02.01|
|200 fr SC - 2:40.54||400 fr SC - 5:24.52|
|Marcus Viloria 11-12 Boys||400 fr SC - 4:54.60||800 fr SC - 10:07.85||200 IM SC - 2:35.77|
|Kirra Trites 11-12 Girls||800 fr SC - 10:30.94||1500 fr SC - 19:17.13|
|Rebecca Soroke 10 & Under Girls||50 fly LC - 37:01|
|Kayah Apanowicz 11-12 Girls||100 Br SC - 1:22.46|
|Fairplay - Leadership Award||Hailey Penner|