News and Announcements
NEW ONLINE BCSSA RESULTS & RECORDS DATABASE
Online Database is coming in 2021!
BCSSA staff has been hard at work behind the scenes creating an online results database that will fully integrate with our existing website. We are pleased to be able to announce that this will be live on our website January 18, 2021.
The database is the result of many hours of coding and uploading results data from the 2018 and 2019 competitive seasons, completed by BCSSA Coaches Representative Lee Vanden Ham.
“It’s taken a lot of work but I really think this will move our organization forward technologically while preserving our past. BCSSA has a rich history and it is important we don’t lose it. The new database is aimed to help preserve some of that data,” said Vanden Ham.
When the database is live it will hold the results and records from only the 2018 and 2019 seasons but the plan is to continually add all the previous year meet results until we have a complete and extensive record of all competitors within BCSSA events from 1999 onward (when results are available electronically.)
We will be hosting a webinar on January 23to highlight the capabilities and limitations of the database, as well as to answer questions that you may have about how to use it effectively in building your best competitive teams.
Registration in advance is required for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEscuqopzgpE9ab-X9GnRouRd2b5CX6JGzJ?mc_cid=3ec0dbd0e7&mc_eid=4959b66537
(Please note that the link sent in the December 23, 2020 e-newsletter was incorrect. The above link is correct for meeting registration.)
2020 ANNUAL REPORT IS AVAILABLE NOW!
The 2020 Annual Report is now available for online viewing!
This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held via ZOOM online meetings because of the Corona-virus Covid-19.
Each Club President has been sent a link for their club’s official voting delegate. Please confirm the name of the official designated voting designate who will be attending to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All members are welcome to attend the meeting and you must register in advance in order to receive your login details:
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vfu6ppzMrH9JCKnBVed1HvW6bJH6XLg7z
We look forward to seeing you online there!
The document 2020_BCSSA_Annual_Report.pdf was attached to this post.
How will your Club return to the pool?
Now that BC is well into Phase 2 of our Covid-19 Emergency Plan, municipalities are considering the feasibility of reopening both indoor and outdoor pools. If BCSSA clubs wish to be considered to train within these facilities again, you must put together a “Return to Swim” plan focused on your own club activities and individual facilities.
BCSSA has put together a Guidelines Workbook for clubs as they are developing their own plans and procedures for keeping your swimmers, coaches, and families safe. The document is linked at the bottom of this post.
The purpose of this document is to assist BCSSA clubs to develop return to play plans which minimize the risk of Covid-19 (& other contagious viruses) transmission to their membership, as well as their employees. It can be used to consider the Covid-19 protocols that may be needed to be implemented in order to ensure our participants, coaches and volunteers can practice in a safe environment. This applies if you are creating your plan, or if you are just refining your current plan.
BCSSA advises all club members, directors, operators, lifeguards, coaches or other people associated with the association to follow the existing recommendations outlined on the World Health Organization Website (WHO). Refer to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and current guidelines and orders provided by the Provincial Health Officer.
We are also hosting a workshop on Thursday June 11, 6:30 PM, for club reps that want to review this document with us, or to clarify anything about this process. We will do our best to answer questions or to guide you in the right direction.
Register in advance for this workshop:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
BCSSA Return to Swimming & Aquatic Sports Guidelines & Workbook:
The document RTSAS_Workbook_for_clubs.pdf was attached to this post.
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.
OUR NEW MEMBER OF THE BCSSA HALL OF FAME
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!!