News and Announcements
Just a heads up for the coming year. The BCSSA has changed many rules for the coming year. Most changes affect Diving, Water Polo, and Artistic (formerly known as Synchro) but their are a few that affect speed swimming. If you are an official, coach or wanting to know more, look at the rule book that is now online on our new BCSSA website.
Hi to all in the Okanagan Region and I hope the first few days of 2020 are treating you well =)
You might be out there enjoying the snow but if you can put on your swim cap for a minute, there is some information to digest.
Ross has been busy behind the scenes and has now confirmed the date for our Regional Meet as August 1st & 2nd and the Meet Packages for this year are on the “Swim Meets” page.
Please note that there has been a change of dates for Kelowna and Penticton 2020 Meets and so if you were super organised with booking accommodation, firstly well done you =) but it means you might have to make some adjustments.
Kelowna is now on July 4/5 and Penticton July 11/12
On a social media side of things it would be great if we can all help to build the audience of the Regional Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bcssaOK/ and Instagram accounts https://www.instagram.com/bcssaokregion/ and it can become a great way to share information, photo’s and videos throughout the years and document Summer swimming fun in the OK region =)
Thanks for reading and I look forward to seeing you all somewhere poolside this Summer!
I hope you’re all recovering well after last weeks Provincials because we’re getting ready to go for the 2020 Provinicals!
We are excited to announce that the 2020 Provincial Championships will be held from August 18 – 23rd at the new UBC Aquatic Centre. I’ve attached the full statement from the BCSSA and UBC below.
Some important things to note:
- We will be moving to a 6 day format with Provincials starting on a Tuesday rather than Monday. Due to there being both a 25 metre pool and a 50 metre pool, we’ll be able to run events closer together and sometimes simultaneously which will hopefully decrease the amount of time and money that families with athletes in multiple sports have to spend at provincials. Don’t worry, the discipline directors will work to make sure the competition schedule allows for the athletes to compete in all their sports with adequate rest!
- Probably the most important point of the news release: Hotel Bookings.
The BCSSA and UBC are currently working on a contract that will ensure that all teams have enough rooms for all their athletes. Please DO NOT call UBC Residences and Hospitality to book rooms right now as they will decline your booking. Instead, we will be asking each club to provide your regional director with the approximate total number of rooms/ beds that your club will need at Provincials. From there we will finalize the UBC Hotel contract and release a unique BCSSA booking link to our members. An email to collect this information will be sent out in the next few weeks so please look into the number of rooms your club needed this year and survey your members so that you can provide us with an approximate number.
We hope that you and your clubs are as excited as we are about this announcement. As the host location of the first ever BCSSA Championships, we can’t wait to celebrate the history, people, communities and volunteers who have grown the BCSSA into what it is today when we return to UBC.
Meghan Cheung, Provincial Manager
BC Summer Swimming Association
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The document 2020_BCSSA_Provincial_Championships_Announcement__1_.pdf was attached to this post.
IF YOU WERE NOT AT THE PROVINCIAL MEET, THEN I WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT MICHELLE HIRAOKA IS ONE OF THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE BCSSA HALL OF FAME. MICHELLE HAS BEEN A DEDICATED GOLDEN DOLPHIN FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, GIVING HER TIME TIRELESSLY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE YOUTH OF GOLDEN.
MICHELLE IS THE FIRST PERSON FROM THE OK REGION TO BE INDUCTED SINCE I HAVE BEEN PART OF THE BCSSA.
WELL DESERVED AND WELL DONE!!