News and Announcements
2020 Coaches Conference
Date: April 24-26, 2020
Location: ROCKRIDGE RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, PRINCETON, B.C.
BCSSA’s annual Coaches Conference will take place April 24 to April 26, 2020, at RockRidge Retreat in Princeton B.C.
We are currently working hard to confirm the speakers’ list but hope to have it all confirmed by mid-February 2020… stay tuned for registration information!
Day Time Topic
Friday 7-8 PM Arrival
8-8:15 Opening Remarks
9:30-10:30 Social / Mixer
11:30 Lights Out
Saturday 8:30-9 A Breakfast
9-10 Speaker 1
10-11 Speaker 2
11-12 Speaker 3
1:15-3:15 Free Time/ Swim Manager 1-1
3:30-4:30 Breakout session 1
4:30-5:30 Breakout session 2
6:30-7:30 Breakout session 3
7:30-8:15 Group Reflections
8:30-11 S’mores & Bonfire / Free time
11:30 Lights Out
Sunday 8:30-9 Breakfast
9-10 Speaker 4
10-11 Senior Coaches Summit
10-11 Speaker 5
11:20-11:40 Closing Remarks
11:40-12:15 Grab bag lunch to go
12:30 Bus departs
1:30 Work Crew departs
This year’s conference will focus on the technical aspects of swimming with our speakers sharing their knowledge about the developments that are being made in the world of aquatics. Within BCSSA, coaches need to keep moving towards the idea of becoming technical coaches, and developing programs that give our athletes the opportunity to achieve their goals and meet their dreams.
The job of a coach is to provide opportunities for each individual and to give them the tools and skills that will help them find their path as an athlete. The road might end at making a provincial final in the 50 free, becoming a junior coach in seasons to come, or trying to make a final at Olympic Trials years down the road.
The job of the coach is not to choose an athlete’s path, but to lead them to opportunities that are right in front of them. We need to be united on the idea that we are not creating the athlete, but developing the person.
We thank you for your interest in this year’s conference. By attending, you show your commitment to yourself as a coach, your club, the BCSSA, and most importantly your athletes in the pool. This conference has been designed to provide you with the tools and skills to reach your own potential as a coach so that you can guide your athletes in the direction fit for them.
We hope that all regions and clubs in the BCSSA will be able to send coaches to the conference to support the growth and development of coaching. To assist with this, the BCSSA Board of Directors has funding set aside for the Coaches Conference to reduce the cost of the conference to attendees substantially! This also helps offset other costs for out of town clubs and coaches to attend.
This is one opportunity for coaches to participate in professional development in the 2020 season.
Registration is coming soon!
Agassiz Harrison Aquanauts Are Hiring
The document Come_and_coach_for_AHA_Summer_Swim_Club.pdf was attached to this post.
The Provincial office has 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. The apartment does not have air conditioning.
The suite is sold at a flat rate of $338 + tax per night regardless of the number of occupants; a 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 Jim 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 15 rooms allocated for our Region. Again, once these get booked and if we need more then Jim 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:https://reserve.suitesatubc.com/vancouver/availability.asp?hotelCode=%2A&startDate=08%2F18%2F2020&endDate=08%2F24%2F2020&adults=1&children=&rooms=1&requesttype=invBlockCode&code=G200817G%20
here is the link for our 2020 schedule
The document Fraser_Valley_2020_MEETS.pdf was attached to this post.
2020 Provincial Championships Announcement
August 21, 2019
The BC Summer Swimming Association is pleased to announce that the 2020 Provincial
Championships will be hosted at the University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre.
The Championships, which will take place from August 18 – 23, 2020, will bring together more
than 2,000 athletes from across the province for a week-long multi-sport competition. Athletes will
have the opportunity to compete in a world-class facility that houses the UBC Varsity Swim Team and
the Swimming Canada High-Performance Centre.
The University of British Columbia has been a historic supporter of the BCSSA. The very first
Provincial Championship Swimming and Dive meet were held at the UBC Empire Pool in 1958. Since
then, the BCSSA has returned to the Vancouver campus numerous times to host the associations’
pinnacle competition. After celebrating the BCSSA’s 60th Anniversary, it seems fitting to return to the
location where our association was founded to start this next decade of success.
“The BCSSA is excited to be returning to UBC to hold our annual Provincial Championship meet.
The BCSSA got its start over 60 years ago at the UBC Empire pool and we held our year-end event
there for decades. We returned to use the ‘new’ indoor pool almost 20 years ago and we are now
about to hold our Championship meet in a third, different, swimming pool, at UBC. Members are
looking forward to reliving old memories from past championships on Campus ready to make new
ones for the new generation”. – Danny Schilds, BCSSA President
The UBC Department of Athletics and Recreation and Hospitality have a proven record of running
successful competitions as the hosts of the Mel Zajac International Swim Meet and the USports
Swimming National Championships. The BCSSA looks forward to working with UBC to provide
another successful event.
“We’re excited to welcome athletes and their families from communities across British Columbia.
Nestled in the heart of campus, the Aquatic Centre will play host to an amazing week of competition
at the annual gathering of one of the largest annual sports events in the province. As the event host,
UBC’s beautiful Point Grey campus provides a unique backdrop with accommodations, dining, and
socializing all taking place in one of the most beautiful spots in the country. On behalf of the campus
community, we look forward to hosting this annual event in 2020.” – Kavie Toor, Senior Director,
Facilities, Recreation and Sport Partnerships UBC Athletics
Hosting the Provincial Championships on the UBC Campus provides the BCSSA with a unique
opportunity to make the 2020 championship more than just a meet. Alongside special events during
the week, the location allows for the entire BCSSA community to stay in one location for the entirety
of the competition. In order to ensure that there are enough rooms allocated for our BCSSA teams,
we will be asking regions to provide the BCSSA with an approximate number of rooms that their
regions will require. Once this number has been confirmed, UBC will open the reservation website for
BCSSA bookings. Please do not inquire with UBC Conferences and Accommodation until an official
booking link is released by the BCSSA.
More information will be released after the 2019 October Provincial Board Meeting.