News and Announcements
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.
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.
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!!