News and Announcements


Early bird registration is now open for the BCSSA 2021 Spring Conference, April 16-18, 2021.

Recover. Plan. Succeed.
With the adoption of an online virtual delivery, BCSSA is able to expand its educational offerings to include workshops for club managers, officials, volunteers, and Board of Directors.

2021 Conference Registration fees for BCSSA members:
Early Bird (February 3 – March 18) $25
Regular (March 19 – April 2) $35
Late (April 3 – 18) $40

2021 Conference Registration fees for non-BCSSA members:
Early Bird (February 3 – March 18) $30
Regular (March 19 – April 2) $40
Late (April 3 – 18) $45

Some of the Conference highlights include workshops on these topics:
- Developing Self-Compassion in Sport (presented by Nathan Reis, PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan)
- Using the LTAD for Planning & Periodization (presented by Adam Deckler, kinesiologist with the New Jersey Devils)
- “All Youth Matter: Inclusion and Diversity NCCP Training” (presented by Elisabeth Walker-Young, C.M., Paralympian gold-medal swimmer)
- Strategic Planning 101 (presented by Francis Cheung, past-VP of BCSSA)
- How to run a Swim Meet in 2021 (presented by Sean Cauley and the BCSSA 2021 Competition Task Force)
- Coaching tips and Secrets (with sub-sessions on breaststroke, relays, butterfly, water polo, and diving)
Among Many More

Also included during the conference are a variety of physical activity and social opportunities:

  • Zumba work out ** (Friday @ 3:30 PM)
  • “Wine & Cheese” networking* (Friday @ 6:30 PM)
    Swimming Specific Yoga* (Saturday @ 8 AM)
  • Virtual Aquafit* (Saturday @ 12 Noon)
  • BCSSA Trivia Game* (Saturday @ 6 PM)
  • Regional Roundup* – Guided discussion groups (Saturday @ 7 PM)
  • BCSSA Board Q & A* (Sunday @ 12 Noon)
    Visit for a complete conference agenda


Posted by BCSSA Okanagan at Dec 30, 2020 6:10PM PST ( 0 Comments )

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:

(Please note that the link sent in the December 23, 2020 e-newsletter was incorrect. The above link is correct for meeting registration.)

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Posted by Revelstoke Aquaducks at Oct 5, 2020 7:55PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Read the full document by selecting the attached document below.. You can also find it posted at the Aquatic Centre by the inside double doors, Feel free to contact our President, Dave Holland ( or any Board Member with questions or comments.

The document Swimming_Pool_return_doc_2020_10_03.pdf was attached to this post.

Winter Maintenance swimming practices start again on Monday January 18, 2021. Yeah! All parents/caregivers must read our “Return to Swimming” document before attending. The document is attached to this announcement, or you can see the paper version posted at the Aquatic Centre.

On Monday, Jamie and will be near the Library side front entrance, to welcome swimmers, collect volunteer cheques ($75, payable to the Revelstoke Aquaducks) and to have parents sign the BCSSA Waiver if this has not yet been done.

Please have your swimmer in their suit and ready to swim when they arrive at the Aquatic Centre and ensure that they have brought their membership card from a previous session. Cards will be prepared for new swimmers. Contact Graham ( if you cannot find your card from a previous session.

Anna Pfeiffer is our Head Coach, with senior swimmers Kayln, Maddy, Morgan & Tye assisting her. Our coaches will be showing the swimmers the routine for arrival: Rub hands with sanitizer, scan your card through the plexiglass screen at the counter, enter the pool through the double doors, remove your shoes, walk barefoot to the tables by the windows, place your items in an empty basket (provided by Aquatic Centre), gather by your coach. Easy. Like at school, social distancing and proper cough/sneezing etiquette are required. Sorry, as per our “Return to Swimming document”, parents are not allowed on deck to watch.

At the end of practice, swimmers will gather their gear from their basket, and go to the changerooms where they can rinse off, dry off, and change. The Aquatic Centre is encouraging our athletes to shower properly at home, and to limit their time in the changerooms. There are maximum numbers allowed in the changerooms so the coaches may stagger leaving times by a few minutes among the swimmers.

Its not like our usual routine, but we are grateful to be back swimming after a long absence and the new routines will not last forever. Thanks for your patience, and we welcome feedback, which can be emailed to As we are inventing a new system from scratch, there will likely be some changes coming up, please review emails from the club regularly

Kind regards,

Aquaducks Board of Directors

Other bits of info:

-Contact Tanya Traverse if you would rather not do volunteer fundraising and would prefer to have your Volunteer Cheque cashed.
-did you sort on August 29th? Message Graham if so, he lost his notes from that day.

The document Swimming_Pool_return_doc_2020_10_03.pdf was attached to this post.


Posted by Kat Coatesworth at Aug 6, 2020 4:21PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

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:

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:

We look forward to seeing you online there!

The document 2020_BCSSA_Annual_Report.pdf was attached to this post.