DSSC News


Swim BC: Virtual Head to Head Olympian Mentorship Program January, 2021

    Starting January 21, 2021, 9 DSSC athletes will be participating in the Head to Head Virtual Olympian Mentorship Program! These athletes were selected based on the 2019-20 Rankings Report from the Swimming Canada RTR system whereby athletes with the top FINA points aged 2003 and younger were chosen. 

“Head to Head connects Olympians with the next generation to help Canadian youth be their best - inside and out.  We provide mentorship programs and clinics featuring our Olympian mentors, who share their expertise and experience with youth to inspire them to stay in sport while providing them with first hand insight on the tips, tricks and habits for success.” (Swim BC, 2020) 

Congratulations to…. 
Chloe Meredith Jensen (TAG)
Kira Trites (TAG)
Kayah Apanowicz (TAG) 
Gurshaan Sangha (DAG)
Manraj Johal (DAG)
Jatinder Grewal (DAG)
Jannat Bhangu (DAG)
Harleen Rai (DAG) 
Rebecca Soroke (DAG) 

This 10 week virtual Mentorship program includes: 
•10 professionally created videos from an array of Olympic swimmers
•10 weeks of technical swim specific content from Swim BC covering critical in pool skills, tools and techniques
•Discussion guidelines for you, your coaches, family and teammates to chat about and explore the topics that these Olympians speak on
•Self reflection workbooks for you to implement strategies you hear about, back to your own life, in and out of the pool
•Opportunities to connect with Olympians live on at least 2 scheduled webinar calls, to ask questions, hear their stories and learn about strategies they used to improve themselves! (Swim BC, 2020) 

Click here if you would like to know more about this amazing program offered to our swimmers! ​​​​​​​

DSSC receives Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund

We are pleased to share that DSSC has been selected by @CTJumpstart to receive a grant from their Sport Relief Fund. The fund helps community sport organizations like ours continue to provide access to sport and play for Canadian kids. This funding will directly help our athletes to keep pool costs down and give more of our team the ability to train while dealing with the hardship of Covid-19 in our community. We are so happy to be supported and to be able to continue having our club swimming! #SportReliefFund #Thankyou


New Blocks January 2020

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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 - BronzeTier 1 Championship - SilverTier 2 Championship - SilverSenior Provincial - GoldWesterns - plaque

Joaquin ArandaJatinder GrewalAkashvir BhanguHailey PennerKirra Trites

Pavan GillHarleen RaiKayah Apanowicz



Vaani GrewalYuvraj RaiHarbir Grewal



Lucas JamiasDaniel WangChloe Meredith Jensen



Siddharth Krishna MohanMichael YangEldon Shen



Ramneet SandhuMax ZhaKirra Trites



Jada EvansLucas ZhangAurora Zheng



Samantha KiddJannat BhanguMarcus Hugo Viloria



Parmroop ParmarRebecca Soroke




Sarveen SanghaNoelle Evans




Gurshaan SanghaManraj Johal





Marcus Hugo Viloria



Plaques:





Award of Merit - 13 & UnderMarcus Hugo Viloria




Award of Merit - 14 & OverHailey Penner












FemaleMale



Outstanding Development - MiniDragonsMiffy ShanLachlan Munro



Outstanding Development - NoviceScarlett Ruiz NowellGurman Atkar



Outstanding Development - JAGCharlotte SibleyAmrit Zawar



Outstanding Development - DAGRebecca SorokeManraj Johal



Outstanding Development - TAGKirra TritesEldon Shen



Outstanding Development - Regional
Barry He, Steven Li



Outstanding Development - CompDevRebecca StewartDaniel Wang
Club Record BreakerJatinder Grewal 10 & Under Boys200 fly SC - 3:23.29800 fr SC - 11:35.77200 IM SC - 3:02.01



200 fr SC - 2:40.54400 fr SC - 5:24.52



Marcus Viloria 11-12 Boys400 fr SC - 4:54.60800 fr SC - 10:07.85200 IM SC - 2:35.77









Kirra Trites 11-12 Girls800 fr SC - 10:30.941500 fr SC - 19:17.13










Rebecca Soroke 10 & Under Girls50 fly LC - 37:01




Kayah Apanowicz 11-12 Girls100 Br SC - 1:22.46



Fairplay - Leadership AwardHailey Penner