News and Announcements


BC Summer Swimming Association is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of its scholarship awards for BCSSA members, coaches, and volunteers.

We recognize that our future strength as an organization is in our membership, our swimmers, our coaches, and our volunteers. Our scholarship program reflects our commitment to our membership, supporting their growth and development as individuals, through their education.

The field of candidates was strong this year and it was difficult to choose the recipients. All applicants should congratulate themselves on their accomplishments and be prepared to submit applications for consideration again next year.

Ian Allen Scholarship is awarded to deserving current and/or past BCSSA member who are planning to, or are presently attending post-secondary institution, in recognition of their commitment and dedication to BCSSA and the community. Preference is given to individuals who have not previously been awarded a BCSSA scholarship or prize. Each recipient receives $2,000 towards tuition at a post-secondary institution.

Aramis St-Gelais (Salt Spring Stingrays Summer Swim Club)
Katherine Toy (White Rock Amateur Swimming Association)

Regional Prizes are awarded to a maximum of 1 deserving candidate in each of the 8 BCSSA regions. Preference is given to individuals who have not previously been awarded a BCSSA scholarship or prize. Each recipient receives $1,000 towards tuition at a post-secondary institution.

Jemma de Fondaumiere (FS Region: Ladner Stingrays)
Megan Owens (FV Region: Chilliwack Stingrays)
Addison van Genne (OK Region: Princeton Kokanees)
Tim Baker (SF Region: Coquitlam Sharks)
(Jason Parish Memorial Scholarship Award)
Ernest Hoptioncann (VD Region: Vancouver Vikings)
Myia Dunn (VI Region: Comox Valley Blue Devils)

BCSSA Coach Award: BCSSA recognizes a BCSSA Coach who is returning to complete their education at a post-secondary institution with a $500 award, payable towards tuition.

Alexandra Jevons (Powell River Aquatic Club & Squamish Pirates)

The document 2020-21 Scholarship_Winners.pdf was attached to this post.

2020 DRAFT Financials are available to view

Posted by BCSSA Office at Aug 19, 2020 12:50PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The 2020 DRAFT Financials were presented to the membership on Monday evening at the Annual General Meeting on Zoom.

As noted during the meeting, please be aware that these are DRAFTS, and subject to amendments, however these are accurate to the best of our knowledge. They have not yet gone through the review engagement. We have retained an accounting firm to review them, which when complete the finals will be distributed.

The firm we have performing this review is Pacific Chartered Advisors LLP in Langley, BC. (

DRAFT 2020 Financial Profit and Loss statement:

DRAFT 2020 Financials Balance Sheet:

The document ProfitandLoss.pdf was attached to this post.


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.


Check out next week’s Covid Cup programs…

Monday – ZUMBA cardio workout

Tuesday – Kids Class – The Importance of multi-sport participation

Wednesday: Core Strength Circuit

Thursday: Coaches Corner – Developing a Coaching Philosophy

IF YOU REGISTER WITHIN 12 HOURS of a workshop… please contact BCSSA directly at in order to ensure you get sent the login information in time. Thank you!


BC Government announces it’s “Go Forward Strategy”… key steps to safely operating your business or organization and reducing Covid-19 Transmission.

This document sets out the core measures for Government and sector partners to think through and plan for business and institutional resumption based on a sector analysis through its multiple ministries and sectoral partnership tables. .. read the full document here:

Also available is a document released by ViaSport outlining the Frequently Asked Questions about British Columbia’s Return to Sport.

This document includes information about the directive from the provincial government as well as considerations for those of us developing our club-specific plans for this upcoming season and beyond… read the full document here: