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BC Summer Swimming Association

For more than half a century, the B.C. Summer Swimming Association (BCSSA) has been building the health, fitness, character and life skills of young people across British Columbia. As the province’s largest multi-aquatic association, the BCSSA promotes the development of more than 6,000 young people each year through participation in speed swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming.

In more than 60 B.C. communities from Kimberley to Prince George and from Fort Nelson to Victoria, the BCSSA teaches young people the value of hard work, dedication and teamwork, doing so in a positive, fun environment where all children are welcomed to compete and work to fulfill their potential.

To encourage young people to stay involved in healthy BCSSA activity through high school graduation and to acknowledge the exceptional dedication and commitment of long-time athletes, the BCSSA has established an annual Regional Scholarship in each of its eight regions: Cariboo, Fraser South, Fraser Valley, Kootenay, Okanagan, Simon Fraser, Vancouver and District and Vancouver Island.

Scholarships are awarded to assist with post-secondary education expenses. Current BCSSA athletes are eligible to apply in their graduating year of high school.

Both the permanent fund and the transferable fund support the BCSSA Scholarship awards. By contributing to these funds, you will be supporting young people to continue participating in healthy, character-building aquatic training and competition through their high school years. This enhances their fitness and life skills while they serve as mentors and examples for succeeding generations of BCSSA athletes.


Please note:

  • To properly recognize all donors for their contributions, Vancouver Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.
  • Donations to this fund will support the charity’s general charitable purposes. Statements about the fund’s purpose or how donations will be applied are reflective of the charity’s current intent and are subject to change.
  • Donations to this fund will be permanently endowed. 
Funds: 
BC Summer Swimming Association Endowment Fund

All donations to this fund will be permanently endowed. The income generated from this fund provides stable funding to BC Summer Swimming Association for their long-term goals.

BC Summer Swimming Association Transferable Fund

This transferable fund provides BC Summer Swimming Association a steady stream of income, but allows for the option to transfer, the fund’s capital at a future date.