News and Announcements
As a region, we have been very fortunate since I have been regional director. At the provincials we have had many years where our families were not responsible for much at the provincial meet. Most of the time, a few select people did the jobs that were requested by the province and the rest of the region only had to time of officiate as need be. This year will be different. We are responsible for security in the upcoming year, and I will be asking someone from our region to spearhead and arrange the security for the provincials. I am in discussions with the meet manager for the exact number and locations for each day. Once, I find out the numbers, I will circulate them and during the regionals it will be required that everyone needs to sign up to help at the event, either timing or security. I find that some jobs may be difficult at times but, it is an opportunity to meet other people from the region and it can be fun. I will post more info as it comes to me.
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.
More info coming down the line…. we’re off and flying into 2020 =)
The Provincial office have released the info for bookings at UBC. The booking link below will take you to our Region’s booking portal. The option provided is a Private suite with six bedrooms, each with a single bed. Sleeps up to six people. Washroom with two showers (no bathtub), lounge with TV, wired internet, and fully equipped kitchen. Located on floors 2 to 9 in each Tower. Apartment does not have air conditioning.
Suite is sold at a flat rate of $338 + tax per night regardless of number of occupants; maximum of 6 guests per suite. Occupants must have the same check-in and check-out dates.
It is up to you if you want to organize with other families to split this cost. The province had asked Ross to admin this, but he declined =) cause he has faith that each club and family can figure it out, and make plans to the way each family wants it.
If you are unsure 50/50, book anyways, if all the rooms get booked UBC will open another tower, they just don’t want to open another tower and have no one show up.
At this point we have 33 rooms allocated for our Region. Again, once these get booked and if we need more then Ross can request that. He is not sure when the last date is that they are willing to open more rooms, but they guarantee that to cancel a booking 10 days in advance will come with NO PENALTY. So people can make their final minds up after our Regionals and be OK.
Here is the link:
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.