Fonds - Richmond Swim Club fonds

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Richmond Swim Club fonds

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    • 1967-1999 (Creation)
      Richmond Swim Club

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    37 cm of textual records
    59 photographs

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    (1959 -)

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    The Richmond Swim Club had its origins in a summer swimming program known as the West-Lu Group begun in 1959 by Richmond Recreation at the newly built Centennial Pool. The success of the initial summer session led to the formation in 1960 of the Richmond-Jericho Hill Swim Club, whose members swam during the winter at the Percy Norman Pool. In 1964 the club began swimming exclusively in the summer and was renamed the Richmond Swim Club, although it was also referred to occasionally as the Richmond Amateur Swim Club. In 1965 the club joined the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association (BCSSA). In 1970 the club voted to adopt the name Kigoos a west coast native word that means he who swims like a fish. The Richmond Swim Club is a member of the Fraser South Region of the BCSSA, and was incorporated as a society under the Society Act of British Columbia. While the club initially participated exclusively in swimming events, other water sports were added over the years including diving (1976) and waterpolo (1989). In 1979 the club participated in an exchange with swimmers from Wakayama, Japan visiting Richmond.

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    Donated in 1999 by Carol Mitchell of behalf of Richmond Swim Club.

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    The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial records, results from swimming competitions, administrative issues around hosting and competing in swimming meets, clippings and ephemera related to swimming in Richmond. Also includes photographs, many of which relate to Japanese swimmers billeted by the Richmond Swim Club in 1979. Arranged in eleven series: 1. Constitution and Procedural Documents, 1967-1989; 2. Minutes, 1970-1990; 3. Correspondence, 1971-1990; 4. Financial Records, 1979-1990; 5. Reports, 1982-1990; 6. Meet Results and Records, 1969-1993; 7. Club History and Reunion Information, [1970]-1999; 8. British Columbia Summer Swimming Association and Fraser South Region, 1967-1990; 9. Wakayama Exchange, 1979; 10. Photographs, [1979]-1998; 11. Press Clippings and Ephemera, [1977]-[1989].

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        Records relating to the Richmond Swim Club are also located in Leisure Services subject files: file 12 (Location 4 4 1 3); file 157 (Location 4 4 2 7) ; file 162 (4 4 2 7).

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        BCAUL control number: CRICH-56

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