Welcome to Marc LePoole's Speedo Sting 2017

Welcome to Marc LePoole’s Speedo Sting 2017!  The Sting is one of Canada's premier diving competitions which has included some of the best junior and senior divers from across Canada and the United States and even teams from as far as the Netherlands, New Zealand, Malaysia and South Africa. 

This year we are pleased to have the 2017 Sting serve as the selection of the Canadian Junior Team attending the annual Youth International Diving Competition In Dresden, Germany in April 2017. Canada's best Junior divers will be here in Victoria looking to win a spot on this team resulting in an excellent 4 days of competition.    

Marc LePoole's Sting is named after a man who was admired not only in the Victoria diving community, but also the BC and Canadian diving communities.   

Marc LePoole was the first President of Boardworks (then known as Pacific Coast Diving) and served in that capacity for 12 years after helping to found the club in 1993.  Marc also sat as the President of BC Diving for 3 years.  Prior to his involvement in Victoria, Marc was the President of Dive Calgary, where his son Chris and daughter Lisa trained as divers.  Chris was a long-time member of Canada’s Senior National Team, finishing 8th on 3m at the World Cup in 1991 and was a member of the Pan-American Games and World Championships teams in the late 1990's.   

Marc and his wife Carolyn worked extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure that Boardworks would become a successful club with tremendous opportunities for our divers.  Ten years ago, in March 2005 Marc lost a long battle with kidney disease, leaving an incredible legacy for the diving community and unforgettable memories of this amazing man.

The 2015 Sting is also the trials to select the Junior national team to represent Canada at the International Diving Competition in Dresden, Germany in May.  It will, once again, bring the very best junior divers in Canada to Victoria to compete for a spot to represent their country on an international level.

Boardworks would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support of this event. Speedo has been a generous title sponsor of this event for the past 14 years and we appreciate their ongoing support of the Sting.  We are also grateful for the ongoing support of Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites, Accent Inns, Hotel Zed, Starbucks, Fairway Markets, The Village Restaurant, TD Bank, Team Aquatic Supplies, Saanich Commonwealth Place.

Boardworks welcomes you to Victoria and we hope you enjoy your time here.  For more information about our city, please visit

Enjoy the Sting!

Lisa Boog
Meet Manager