About Us

Passionate about swimming, we are a club formed under the umbrella of the Masters Swim Association of BC (MSABC), Swimming Canada, and Swim BC.

The Ebbtides Swim Club began over 40 years ago, in 1980, with just 14 members under the direction of Lois Gonyer Walkling, our founding coach. We now have about 80 members from 19-75+ years of age. Some members have been with the club for over 30 years! We provide pool time and coaching for both recreational and competitive swimmers.

We have hosted our local swim meet almost annually for over 40 years. Our meet is a super event for both new and seasoned competitors. Meets bring together swimmers who support and encourage each other and create team spirit both within and across clubs. Of course, participation in Masters swim meets is optional, but it is fun to earn points for the club and to see how all that training really does improve swim times. It's amazing to see how one's energy level and motivation goes up after swimming in a meet!

Our club organizes socials so that club members can get to know their fellow swimmers 'with their clothes on'. Look for E-mail invitations sent out to all members. Once you have paid your registration and session fees to swim with our club, you are automatically added to the email list. Don't hesitate to let us know if you are not getting emails or if you have any other questions.


President Christina Pendergast ebbtidesprez@gmail.com
Vice-President/Meet Manager Karlene Clapham karleneclapham@shaw.ca
Treasurer John Stymiest ebbtidepayment@shaw.ca
Communications Karina Younk kyounk3@gmail.com