Competitive Swimming

Organizational Structure

The BCSSA is divided into 8 regions: Vancouver and District, Vancouver Island, Fraser South, Simon Fraser, Fraser Valley, Cariboo, Okanagan and Kootenays. We are part of the Fraser Valley region which consists of the  Mission Marlins, Haney Neptunes, Agassiz Aquanauts, Hope River Monsters, Chilliwack Stingrays, Abbotsford Whalers, Langley Flippers.

The Mission Marlins participate in all swim meets sponsored by IN REGION clubs. The cost for the meet is included in your registration fee. Although all swimmers are welcome to come, it is not mandatory to go to every meet.  When we have a free weekend we may participate in an OUT-OF-REGION meet. These swim meets are NOT included in your registration fee and do need to be paid for out of pocket.  No meet in or out of region is compulsory, but BCSSA requires that a competitive swimmer must be in at least one meet to be registered for the Region’s Championship finals. During this 2017 season the Regional Championships for swimming, water polo and synchronized swimming are in Langley.  The Provincial Championships with be held in August in Kamloops.

Who We Are:

The Mission Marlins Swim Club is a competitive swim club that has about 70-80 summer swimmers, ranging from those in the developmental stage of their swimming career to numerous provincial qualifiers and even provincial record setters!! Part of the charm of the club is the consistent balance achieved between being hard working and competitive, with having a tremendous amount of fun!

The Mission Marlins have a very proud tradition, and have produced numerous National level swimmers, including Canadian record holder, former world Champion, and Olympic bronze medalist, Brent Hayden. Brent is very proud of his Mission roots and continues to offer his support to the Mission Marlins and the community he calls home.

 

 

Seasons

Our Year is broken up into three different seasons:

* Fall maintenance runs from September to December

*Winter maintenance runs from January to April

*Competitive Summer Program runs from May to August – Ending the season at the Provincial Swim Meet for those who qualify. All others end at the Regional Swim Meet .

 

 

2017 Swimming age locator grid - To find out what division your child would be in please reference:

http://www.bcsummerswimming.com/docs/Registration-AgeLocator-Swimming&Synchro-2016.pdf