*Please note: Considering the rapidly changing situation, we have made the decision to suspend all I·SPARC program activities indefinitely in order to do our part in reducing the potential exposure of COVID-19 to participants and communities, especially our most vulnerable community members. At this time, the 2020 North American Indigenous Games are still scheduled to proceed so we are accepting Athlete Expression of Interest applications; however, we remain in contact with the host organizing committee regarding any changes to the scheduled competitions, while continuing to develop contingency plans for Indigenous athletes and coaches in BC.*
The full I·SPARC statement on COVID-19 can be found here: I·SPARC Suspending Programs and Events Due to Health Concerns over COVID-19
The Team BC selection process for athletes to represent the province in the sport of swimming at the 2020 North American Indigenous Games is now open.
Athletes who are selected will compete at the Games, which will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 12 to 19, 2020.
Team BC will consist of a maximum of 20 swimmers.
The NAIG swimming competition consists of both male and female divisions in the following categories:
— 14U (defined as born 2006 and later*)
— 16U (defined as born 2004 and later)
— 19U (defined as born 2001 and later)
*For reasons of safety and maturity, Team BC is seeking athletes born no later than 2007
PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR 19U AND 16U ATHLETES ONLY
To find out more about the athlete selection process, please read the document that outlines the criteria by clicking here Team-BC-2020-NAIG-Swimming-Selection-Process.
Swimmers interested in Team BC for NAIG must submit their application via the Athlete Expression of Interest form (link below). Deadline to apply is March 16, 2020.
For more information contact Alissa Assu, Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 250.940.4913.