HP Centres

  • Complex UBC Aquatic Centre
  • Address 6121 University Blvd.
  • Locality Vancouver
  • Region BC
  • Head Coach Tom Johnson
  • Head Coach Tom Johnson

High Performance Centre – Vancouver

About the Centre

The Swimming Canada High Performance Centre – Vancouver (HPC-Vancouver) is one of three High Performance Centres in Canada. Based at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Aquatic Centre, HPC-Vancouver is supported by a partnership group made up of Swimming Canada, Canadian Sport Institute – Pacific and UBC. This partnership makes it possible to provide world-class facilities, training environment and support services. HPC-Vancouver provides athletes access to full-time world-class coaching staff and an integrated support team (IST).

HPC Athlete Tiering Model
Integrated Support Team (IST) Services 
About UBC Aquatic Centre 
Training | Camps | Competitions 

About the Head Coach, Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson has been a coach at every major international swim competition and has one of the most impressive coaching records in Canadian swimming. He’s been named to Canada’s coaching staff at multiple Olympic Games, FINA World Championships, Commonwealth Games and other major meets. As a club coach with the UBC Dolphins & UBC Thunderbirds, the club and university have combined for dozens of national titles under his leadership. As head coach at the Swimming Canada High Performance Centre – Vancouver, his recent top performers include Emily Overholt, Richard Weinberger and Yuri Kisil.

In 2015 he served as men’s head coach at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, and was also a member of the staff at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Overholt won a 400-m individual medley bronze medal in Canadian record time at worlds, and endeared herself to Canadians with gold in the 400-m freestyle at Pan Ams, bouncing back from a disqualification in the 400 IM the previous night. She also claimed silver in the 200-m free and helped the 4×200-m free relay to bronze. Kisil was part of the 4×100-m mixed free relay that won bronze and set a Canadian record at the 2015 worlds. He also anchored the men’s 4×100 free relay that took silver at Pan Ams. Weinberger, meanwhile, qualified for nomination to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games by virtue of his Top 10 finish (8th) in the men’s 10-km open water event at worlds.

Johnson’s past swimmers include multiple international medallist Brent Hayden, who won gold in the 100-m freestyle at the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, and a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Name Hometown Residence
Calgary, ABVancouver, BC
West Vancouver, BCWest Vancouver, BC
Ottawa, ONVancouver, BC
Delta, BCVancouver, BC
Chilliwack, BCVancouver, BC
Norwich, UKCalgary, AB
Prince George, BCEdmonton, AB