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serving Kamloops families
The Greater Kamloops Aquatic Club
was originally formed as a diving club in the summer of
1947. Interested children took part in free diving lessons
with John Henderson at Centennial Pool. On Aug. 13, 1947 the Club
was host to its first competition that included diving, swimming
and surfboard riding events. The Club continued hosting similar
events annually for eleven years. In 1972 the club evolved
into a registered society. Its name and constitution
were amended in 1993, giving rise to Kamloops Aquatics Club.
Although our official society name continues, Kamloops Classic
Swimming arose in the 1980's as our new business name.
In 1990, with the Canada
Games only three years away, the Executive laid out an aggressive
plan to build the year-round program. With the establishment
of our "Olympic Way" Learn to Swim program, teaching 5 to 12
year olds the 4 basic strokes and endurance
swimming, our newly established
year-round competitive Classics Swim Club began to
grow. Over the past 65 years we have changed to fill
of our community. Evolving from a diving
club, to a powerful summer club then into a year-round competitive
club operating several successful
divisions. Our numbers have swelled from
a small Swimming Canada Program of twenty-three swimmers
to one of the leading competitive swimming programs in B. C.
with an annual membership of over 200 swimmers.
Kamloops Classic Swimming is proud to offer
quality programming to children just beginning
to learn their basic competitive strokes
to seasoned competitors, competing successfully at
Provincial, National and International levels.
We'd like to thank
the community for their support over the past 65 years
and we look forward to the next 65!! See you in the