Jane Swan

Builder | Track and Field

Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2005

Jane Swan is a name synonymous with track and field in B.C.

She served as director, secretary, and president of B.C. Athletics over three decades, and was known as the ultimate organizer. She was the founder and moving force in the Valley Royals Track and Field Club since its inception, fundraising while organizing local, national, and international track events.

Swan was inducted as a member of B.C. Athletics Hall of Fame, a Freeman in the City of Abbotsford (1993) and the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame (2005). She also served as the chairwoman of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and was instrumental in the creation of our Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame.

From coordinating local elementary school events such as Abbotsford’s cross country grand prix, to organizing international track events such as the 1996 Harry Jerome Classic (which attracted the 100-metre record holder Donovan Bailey), Swan had her hand in a wide variety of activities for the benefit of amateur athletes.