Pointe-Claire Swim Club

Sport-Études Concentration


Come join a part of Canadian swimming history located right in your backyard! Since its inceptions in 1967, the Pointe-Claire Swim Club has produced over 15 Olympians and is known for developing hard working and dedicated young adults. We don’t just produce top athletes, we produce top people!


“Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you'll have left is your character.” - Vince Gill

The PCSC Advantage:

  • Development: A robust 10 and under development program focused on technical development, skill acquisition, and fun!
  • A Culture of Excellence: Pointe-Claire Swimming has been ranked in the top three programs in the country for the last 14 years.
  • Performance: The home of multiple home-grown National and Junior National champions, 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth games medalists, and three 2023 World Championship games participants.
  • Experience: A highly experienced, passionate, and dedicated full-time coaching staff with over 150 seasons (years) of combined coaching experience.
  • World class facilities: two 50m training pools (one with 10 lanes and one with 6 lanes), multiple dryland rooms, and a well-equipped weight room.
  • Travel Opportunities in and outside Canada including training camps and swimming competitions.
  • A Sport-Études program offering a joint study and sport partnership with multiple local schools.
  • Sport-Scholarships: No other club in Quebec has provided more post-secondary scholarship opportunities to their athletes. 


Pointe-Claire Swim Club: Dedicated to Sport and Academic Excellence

  • Our Development and Performance pathways can lead to many post-secondary swimming scholarships.
    • Over the years, no other team in Quebec has provided the same amount of scholarship opportunities to their athletes.
    • Our reputation is well known amongst both Canadian and American universities, with many schools eager to recruit our athletes for scholarships.
    • We have 23 currently active PCSC athletes attending universities across North America, most of them on scholarships.



Sport-Etudes Application Process

Academic acceptance

Athletes interested in joining will need to be accepted academically by one of our 3 partner schools:

Entrance exams are normally written in grade 5 or 6 (depending on the school). Exam times/dates vary by school. More information can be found on the school’s websites regarding these dates.


Sport acceptance

Step 1: If you are interested in joining our program please fill out the Intent to Join Sport-Etudes form


The Sport-Etudes program at Pointe-Claire Swim Club is an advanced program with a focus on training and compeition. 


*Minimum Requirements:

  • Athletes must have at least 12 months of competitive swimming experience.
  • Athletes must have competed in a provincial-level competition the year prior to them joining.
  • Must first and foremost display a good technical foundation in the sport.
  • Acceptance is based on the coach's evaluation and the PCSC Development Model.


*The acceptance criteria will evolve with the current available standards and competitive swimming situation in the club and in Quebec.


Step 2: If these requirements have been met, then we will schedule a tryout with a Sport-Études coach.


Information Documents

Sport-Études Information Package 2023-2024 (English)

Sport-Études Information Package 2023-2024 (French)