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
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!