History of the Clippers
The Birth of the Collingwood Clippers...
The Collingwood Clippers Swim Club was established as an Esso Swim Canada program in September 1985. In September 1986 the Club was registered with Swim Ontario as an entry level swim club. We were named the Collingwood Y Clippers. The Club progressed from a developmental club to a competitive club in 1989 and attended their first team championship competition. The Club produced some fantastic swimmers, one of which, David McKechnie, moved on to place very well internationally. The Club name changed from Collingwood Y Clippers to the Collingwood Clippers Swim Club. With such excellent Head Coaches the Clippers have grown substancially and enjoyed tremendous success!
The Collingwood Clippers Swim Club (CCSC) is a competitive, community based club whose purpose is to promote an interest in competitive swimming, to develop the fullest potential of the swimmer and to encourage good sportsmanship, enjoyment, self-discipline and team play. CCSC is a parent run, professionally coached swimming organization whose first commitment is to the needs of the swimmers. We provide an equal opportunity for boys and girls of all ages and abilities to be part of a competitive swimming team. The coaching staff offers a program in which the swimmer learns competitive stroke techniques and skills in an atmosphere that focuses on personal development, sportsmanship, teamwork a healthy level of physical fitness and a desire to achieve, all of which are skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. If you are interested in learning more about the Collingwood Clippers please contact the Head Coach, Brian Lindsay.
To develop the character traits, technical skills and intense desire necessary for maximum realization of each individual's potential and to aid in the pursuit of excellence in the sport of competitive swimming.
We provide an opportunity for boys and girls to be a part of a competitive swimming team for all ages (generally ages 6-18) and ability levels which allows the athlete to progress and excel to their maximum potential. When a youngster joins the club he/she becomes engaged in a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. The emphasis is not necessarily winning or losing but on personal development. They learn sportsmanship, teamwork, physical fitness and acquire skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.