About Me
Swim Coach

My name is Darcy Irwin and I am the owner and operator of Swimfit.ca. I have been coaching and teaching competitive swimming since 1999.  I am the assistant head coach of the Nanaimo Riptide Swim Team in British Columbia, Canada. I am in charge of running the team's learn to swim program while coaching provincial, national and international level swimmers. 

I train and certify new coaches to teach swimming all over British Columbia. I do consulting work with other swim teams and pool facilities to help them develop or improve their learn to swim programs. I coach the local Masters swim team the Nanaimo Ebbtides, and run adult learn to swim, tri athlete and fitness swimming groups 5 days a week. 

I also offer private instruction with individuals of all abilities ranging from those afraid of the water who can’t put their face in, to iron man and Olympic distance triathlon competitors. Some clients ask for help setting goals, both swimming and personal.  All Swimfit coaches are certified under the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP),  I Can Swim Program & the National Lifeguard Service (NLS). 

I swam competitively for 13 years. I competed at a national level in two sports, swimming and speed skating. I started coaching when I was 14 years old and have not missed a year since. I consider myself very fortunate to have a job doing something I love. 

I was the Head Coach for Team Canada at the DISCO World Championships in Morelia, Mexico in 2014.  I was also a Team Canada coach for the worlds in and Loano, Italy in 2012 & Taipei, Taiwan in 2010.  

I hope you enjoy the site.

Darcy