Spring Conference starts in 7 days!

Posted by British Columbia Summer Swimming Association on Mar 31 2022 at 12:38PM PDT

The BC Summer Swimming Association welcomes all coaches, parents, officials, and volunteers to join us for this year’s SPRING CONFERENCE April 7-11, 2022.

We will have workshops, sessions, discussions, and games spread over 5 days in order to maximize our education while minimizing the amount of time we will spend in front of a screen in order to do so.

The schedule of speakers and workshops is diverse and offers an opportunity for anyone involved in summer swimming to learn something through our conference programming this year. If you cannot attend all the sessions you are interested in because of other commitments, the sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants following the conclusion of the conference.

Registration link:
To join the Conference:

  • Only those who have registered will be able to access the Conference event online. *)

The planned agenda is as follows:

Thursday April 7th
6:30-7 PM Opening Address
7-8 PM Small Groups Social gathering

Friday April 8th
5:30-7 PM Keynote: Safe Sport, an athlete-centred approach (speaker: Laurie Ehrman, Ehrman-Ward Consulting)
7:30-9 PM Keynote: Sleep, the invisible competitive advantage (speaker: Nicole Shallow, Your Behaviour Gal consulting)
9-9:30 PM Roundtable Wrap-up

Saturday April 9th
9-10:30 AM Carl Cooper’s Coaching Corner (speaker: Carl Cooper)
10 AM – 12:30 PM High Five Certification: Principles of Healthy Child Development Part 1 (Speaker: Rachelle Harron)
1-2:00 PM Keynote: Preparing mentally for competitive success (speaker: Brenna McDonnell)
2-4:30 PM High Five Certification: Principles of Healthy Child Development Part 2 (Speaker: Rachelle Harron)
6-7:00 PM Swim Stroke Clinic: Breaststroke (speaker: Baylee Munro)
7:30-8:30 PM Swim Stroke Clinic: Freestyle (speaker: Baylee Munro)
9 PM Saturday Roundtable Wrap-up

Sunday April 10th
10-11:00 AM Dealing with Difficult Parents or Goal Setting for Coaches (TBC) (Speaker: Danny Schilds)
11:30-12:30 PM Annual Coach Roundtable Discussion (Moderator: Ethan Phillips, BCSSA Coaches Representative)
1 – 4:00 PM How to write an effective Safe Sport Policy (interactive workshop) (Speaker: Laurie Ehrman, Ehrman-Ward Consulting)
5:30 – 6 PM BCSSA Kahoots Trivia Contest (prizes to be won!)
7-8:00 PM BCSSA Board Panel Discussion (Moderator: Penny Bartel)

Monday April 11th
6-7:00 PM Small Groups Social
7-8:00 PM Evaluating Program Success (TBC)


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