Pointe-Claire Swim Club
Founded in 1966 and currently under the direction of head coach Martin Gingras, Pointe-Claire Swim Club has been a leader in Canadian swimming for over 30 years. Consequently, the City of Pointe-Claire is home to a great number of world records and Olympic medals.
For more information on the club, tryouts, and registrations periods, please visit que club's website:
You can also contact the Swimming Club administration at 514-630-1202, ext. 1403.
Tryouts – 2015-2016 season
- August 10 and 11, 5 to 7 p.m.
All level swimmers are invited to try out for our team. If you are note available on these dates, you may also call 514-630-1202, ext. 1403, to make an appointment.
The Pointe-Claire Swimming Club's mission is to build on our tradition of excellence and improve our sport. We strive to instill in our members a sense of dedication, confidence and integrity. Our program teaches athletes to have ambition, to work hard and to persevere. We make every effort to give our athletes the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Under the leadership of Mayor Arthur Séguin and Councillor Malcolm Knox, The City of Pointe-Claire built the first Olympic sized pool in Canada. A 25 yard teaching pool and gymnasium were added a few years later allowing the facility to offer a greater variety of aquatic programming to the public and providing more training space for the Swimming Club. Starting in 2009, the facility was expanded once again and now features a new 10 lane, 50 m pool with a full range of diving platforms, a large mezzanine for spectators, a new multi-purpose room and additional locker rooms and offices. The Pointe-Claire Swimming Club trains in both the renovated 6 lane 50 m pool as well as the new 10 lane facility.
Built in 1965, the Pointe-Claire Aquatic Centre was the first of its kind in Canada with a 6 lane, 50m pool with a 10m tower. It opened in 1967 as the foremost aquatic facility in the country. Mr. George Gate, a prominent and leading swimming coach in Canada, was hired as the Head Coach and Aquatic Director. Within a short period of time, Mr. Gate transformed the Centre into the dynamic power house that has since dominated the competitive Canadian swimming scene. Over the years, swimmers from PCSC have held numerous provincial and national titles and have participated in many Olympic Games. The same standard of excellence and commitment with the Swimming Club will continue into the future.
Pointe-Claire Swimming Club's Olympians
- Tom Arusoo 1968
- John Hawes 1972
- Marian Stuart 1972
- Hélène Boivin 1976
- Robin Corsigilia 1976
- Paul Midgley 1976
- Anne Jardin 1976, 1980
- Wendy Quirk 1976, 1980
- Julie Daignault 1984
- Natalie Gingras 1984
- Karen Ward 1984
- Victor Davis 1988
- Paul Szekula 1988
- Craig Hutchison 2000
- Tobias Oriwol 2008
- Samantha Cheverton 2012