Abby Olympians swim club returns to action

Under new coach Shane Downey, the Abby Olympians are once again training and competing.

The Abbotsford Olympians are back in the water and ready for another great season of swimming. This season the Olympians are guided by new head coach Shane Downey and returning Olympic Way coaches Jayme Reitsma and Ilya Taranenko.

In October, AOSC swimmers attended the L/A OSC Intra Club Meet held in Langley. On Nov. 1, the Olympians held their annual Swimathon at  the Matsqui Recreation Centre. This is the organization’s main fundraiser during which the swimmers are given an allotted amount of time to swim as many lengths as possible. All of the fundraising goes to help support the athletes swimming.

The Abbotsford Olympians currently train twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Matsqui Recreation Centre. They offer an Olympic Way program for swimmers 10 and under, as well as two different programs for older swimmers.

If you are interested in you child/ children joining the Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club, contact the office either by phone (604-825-1856) or by email (

A free trial is available.