Athletics

“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just illusions.”
  ~ Michael Jordan
At Shawnigan our athletic coaches and instructors guide our students in their pursuit of personal excellence through our outstanding co-educational programming opportunities. We recognize that this journey, and definition of success, will vary from student to student. However, what will not vary is the quality of this experience. Finally, whether it is on a competitive team or, in fitness training, our students will live the words of our school motto ‘Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat’ (‘Let the rewards go those who have worked to deserve them’).

Shawnigan Athletics focuses on:
 
  • Striving for one’s personal excellence and self-improvement by providing a balance between development and competition;
  • We place great emphasis on values such as courage, integrity, loyalty, respect, honesty, and commitment;
  • Providing a sporting journey that will help prepare our students for life through the many lessons that can be learned about oneself through participation of sport;
  • An opportunity to experience individual and team sports, as well as, a variety of recreational activities;
  • We value healthy competition. With this comes lessons on how to win with humility, as well as, how to lose graciously;
  • Learning that leadership is a shared responsibility; Giving our players authentic opportunities to lead other players;
  • An uncompromising commitment to sportsmanlike play;
Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Rugby*
Field Hockey*
Ice Hockey*
Tennis*
Cross Country*
Squash*
Outdoors
Volleyball*
Soccer*
Rowing*
Basketball Skills
Ice Hockey*
Recreational Co-Ed Ice Hockey
Rowing*
Squash
Cross Country*
Rugby*
Soccer*
Basketball*
Outdoors
Fitness
Weights
Spinning
Dance
Ice Hockey*
Soccer*
Cross Country*
Rowing*
Tennis*
Squash*
Outdoors & White Water Kayaking
Golf*
Rugby*
Badminton*
Fitness/Weights

*Competitive Sports
In our competitive program we have world class coaching that includes past Olympians and Olympic Medalists, World Champions, National Team players in multiple sports, and former professional athletes in rugby, hockey and soccer. Our recreational programs such as dance, fitness and outdoors are staffed with equally qualified and passionate instructors.

Partnerships

Thanks in part to our first-rate facilities, we have forged partnerships with community groups and national programs. These agreements bring local athletes and national teams to train at our school and in our community, as we aim to inspire our young athletes, build positive community relationships, and support Team Canada!
Our student athletes are supported with:

  • on-site Health Centre, physiotherapists and athletic therapists
  • sport-specific strength and conditioning programs
  • academic and wellness programs
  • university guidance on post-secondary athletics

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  • Trips and Tours

    We value to the opportunity to travel for the educational and cultural experiences and international competition.
    • Basketball trips to California, Hawaii and Oregon
    • Golf trip to Arizona
    • Ice hockey trips to Boston, Toronto, New York and Finland
    • Tennis trip to Spain
    • Rugby trips to Argentina, France, Italy, U.K., Japan, Las Vegas, New Zealand and South Africa
    • Squash trip to Hong Kong, China and Malaysia
    • Rowing trip to England, Tampa Bay and Newport, California
  • Service

    An important and distinctive part of the Shawnigan sporting program is our commitment to team building and social responsibility through community engagement and service opportunities.

Athletics office

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  • Photo of Tim Murdy

    Tim Murdy 

    Director of Sport, Physical Education, Coach
    250-743-6265
  • Photo of Andria Conroy

    Andria Conroy 

    Athletic Coordinator, Physical Education, Coach, Assistant House Director - Strathcona
    250-743-6287

Sports Facilities

  • Charlie Purdey Arena for ice hockey and figure skating
  • Hyde-Lay Rugby Pavilion and Canada Field (home to international rugby fixtures)
  • Read Rowing Crewhouse and rowing docks
  • Water based field hockey turf and field turf for soccer, rugby and PE
  • Multi-use sportsplex including two full sized gyms, fitness areas and high performance weight room
  • Six squash courts
  • Six tennis courts
  • Indoor and outdoor basketball courts
  • Surrounding trails, lake and wilderness area for outdoor pursuits

Athletics News

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  • RBC Training Ground finalist, a Shawnigan first

    A bit of hard work, grit and determination can get you almost anywhere. Just ask Ava F., a Grade 10 student at Shawnigan who recently competed in the RBC Training Ground top 100 finals, and earned a spot in the top 30! A huge accomplishment for anyone, RBC Training Ground is a program designed to seek out young Canadians with Olympic potential, through various tests of endurance, strength, power and speed to determine who has what it takes to achieve those podium dreams and award them with a spot on Team Canada. Only 100 athletes from across the country were selected to participate, and Shawnigan had two athletes represented this year.
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  • Sports Update

    We are a few weeks into term two athletics and Shawnigan’s sports teams have already been very busy! Here are just a few highlights from the past few days:
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  • Esso Fun Day 2021

    Students at Shawnigan lead busy lives filled with classes, 360 co-curriculars, athletics, as well as learning to balance their personal health and wellness. Part of the journey at Shawnigan for all students is the SOUL Seeking program, an early pandemic online initiative that has evolved into a permanent yearlong inquiry-based learning program where students select a topic or area they wish to explore further then engage in research and present their findings at the end of the year. For our Grade 12 students, the program is important as it fulfils their Capstone requirement for graduation.
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