Club History: The history of the Aquabear Swimming Club reflects how ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary achievements.
Although the Aquabear Club is a rename in 1972 from the old P.A Park and F.M.C. Swimming clubs, the current Aquabear Squad was formed in 1971 by coach Brian Elliot. Swimmers from the new AQUABEAR squad trained outdoors, year-round, until 1974 when coach Elliot built the Pickering St. indoor pool. This success-oriented determination continues to be the foundation upon which the AQUABEAR program operates today.
At all levels AQUABEAR swimmers have made a major impact in Eastern Province Swimming, as well as, significant breakthroughs nationally.AQUABEAR swimmers have achieved numerous Junior and Senior National Champions and Record Holders. AQUABEAR success in Senior swimming reflects the strength of its Progressive Age Group training program. AQUABEAR swimmers have achieved numerous National age Group 25 Times rankings. At the local level AQUABEAR swimmers have broken Provincial records in every age roup and every stroke.
The past forty years have shown that through dedication, determination, and hard work, the opportunity to achieve the highest level of success in competitive swimming is available to any team members willing to pay the price…