Who are the Killer Whales?


CRKW History

The Campbell River Killer Whales Swim Club ( CRKW) is a non-profit organization headed by a professional coaching staff and a volunteer, parent-run, board of directors. Our mission is to provide opportunities for kids and youth to develop into well-rounded, confident, and resilient individuals through competitive swimming. 

We are supported by membership fees, fundraising, and the financial support of the province of British Columbia.

Learn More


Who We Are

Our club membership consists of competetive swimmers ranging in age from 4 to 70 and beyond.  Athletes come from Campbell River and area, including Quadra Island, and other communities in the Strathcona Regional District.

We have professional, Swimming Canada certified coaches training swimmers in range from beginner to national level competition.  

Learn More


Where we train

Our swim club trains primarily out of the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex which is located at 222 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River. The facility has a 6 lane, 25 meter pool and a fully equipped weight room facility.  In addition to the pool you may find us at various locations throughout Campbell River doing dryland training.

Learn More


Competitive swimming, and the hours of practice it requires, is one of the healthiest activities a person can do. But those hours of conditioning in a team setting contribute to more than just one's physical health. They help to develop character, social and emotional skills, and a sense of agency that equip children for a healthy future. With the development of the whole child in mind, the Campbell River Killer Whales Swim Club’s philosophy is: 

  • To nurture the whole child at every age, realizing that each one is different, and to allow each to develop as far as their dreams, talents and efforts will take them.
  • To provide a level of coaching that will lead the development of resilience, self-confidence, and a strong work ethic in both world-class and beginning swimmers in an atmosphere of caring and consideration for the individual and the team.
  • To provide the swimmers the opportunity to learn sportsmanship while being part of a supportive team that fosters a positive environment.
  • To provide the community and the swimming world with individuals who are becoming the best they can be – as individuals, students, citizens, and athletes.


Killer Whales History

The Campbell River Killer Whales Swim Club ( CRKW) is a non-profit organization headed by a professional coach staff and a volunteer parent run Board of Directors.  It is supported through membership fees, fundraising and the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.