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This week’s challenge…

Share your craziest, best talent with BCSSA and you could win the coveted COVID SWIM CAP!


Join us online!

While “Week 2” is in full swing, we are already looking towards "Week 3 " and even “Week 4”!

Here’s what we have planned for Week 3:

Heartrate Monday: Cardio Workout wip(. th Coach David (Coquitlam Sharks)
Teaching Tuesday: Neurodiversity on my Swim Team with Coach Brett (Vancouver Vikings)
Werk It Wednesday: Breaststroke Flexibility Workout with Coach Jaren (Penticton Pikes)
Coaches Corner Thursday: Coaching neurodiverse Athletes
FUN Friday: Keep an eye on YouTube for Challenge Video!
Weekend Podcast: TBA

Tips for registering:
- If you register on the same day of a workshop, please send a quick email to so that you can get the login information at the last minute
- If you have NOT received a login for a workshop within 24 hours of the start of it, also send an email to
- Don’t phone the BCSSA office for help because we are working from a home office and not picking up the office phone calls!
- If you have already completed the waiver, you don’t need to do it again. If you haven’t, please do so!

Week 3 Registration form online:

Have you seen this week’s CHALLENGE VIDEO? There’s still time to submit a video to win a prize!

Week 1 of BCSSA's Covid Cup Programs

Posted by BCSSA Office at May 11, 2020 1:21PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

What a week!

We are so overwhelmed by the response to our virtual programs and I want to thank you all for your enthusiasm for this program!

These are the workshop sessions that we ran this past week… which was your favourite? Which do you want to see again?

Heart rate Monday: High Intensity Interval Training with Coach Robyn Lee (Coquitlam Sharks)
Teaching Tuesday: Mental Health & Wellness with Coach Brandon de Costa (NSWC)
Werk It Wednesday: Strength & Conditioning with Coach Bree Cooper (Salmon Arm Sockeyes)
Coaches Corner Thursday: Season Planning with LTAD with Coach Baylee Munro (Nanaimo White Rapids)

We had such a great response to our workshops that we added additional sessions of the HIIT and Strength fitness workshops on Monday and Wednesday!
And we noticed that there was a strong desire to chat socially with our friends during sessions, which can be challenging & distracting to the coaches leading the workshop, so we added 2 Social Chat sessions on Friday, with Penny moderating the groups. We’ll try this out for a couple of weeks and then re-assess how it goes.

The new BCSSA Podcast “Walking the Province with Lee” aired on Saturday on the BCSSA YouTube Channel (
Tune in to see Lee Vanden Ham speaking with Grandon Bronson, Cassidy Fraser, and Kurtis Scriba, coaches from the Vancouver Island Region about the unique culture of swim clubs on the island.

Weekly challenge!
Check out this week’s video on our YouTube channel:

The challenge this week... Show us your best craziest talent and be sure make the video public and use the hashtag #BCSSACovidCup so we can find the video!

Weekly Winners!
The winners from last week’s “Land Swimming” challenge are: Clara S., Rose E., Joel B.
The random draw winner from all those that participated last week is Henry H. from Comox Blue Devils Swim Club.

We will be starting to track club and region participation numbers this week. Since some people couldn’t get online last week, we wanted to make sure each club had equal opportunity for participation and to get their participation going. We will be tracking participation numbers against registration numbers so small and large clubs have equal opportunity to participate.

Week 2 programs
We have heard loud and clear that we need to open up the programs to larger numbers! So we now have 3 sessions on Monday & Wednesday for the different divisions.
Monday: Cardio Workout with Coach Olivia (North Delta Sunfish), 2 PM Div 1-2, 4 PM Div 3-4, 6 PM Div 5+
Tuesday: Maximizing your Training potential with Coach Baylee (Nanaimo White Rapids), 4 PM all Divisions
Wednesday: Flexibility for Diving (& more!) with Coach Kaelyn (North Shore Cruisers), 2 PM Div 1-2, 4 PM Div 3-4, 6 PM Div 5+
Thursday (* Coaches Corner, only Coaches!): Mental Health & Wellness, 4 PM (ONLY Coaches!)
Friday: Social Chats, 4 PM age 12 & under, 6 PM age 13+

See you this week online!


The Wavelength Newsletter was sent out on Tuesday April 20th by email.

Unfortunately, a number of the links contained in the newsletter were not working… sorry!

All of the missing information is now uploaded to this website. Attached below is the document: “CGL Insurance coverage required procedures”.

All other documents and links can also be found under the “Covid-19 Updates” box at the top left, under the menu headings.

- CGL Insurance Coverage Required Procedures for club-led, BCSSA sanctioned Online programs (file attached below)
- Online Workshop Registration Form (for clubs to request BCSSA sanctioning & insurance coverage of their club-led online training & workshop)
- Waiver for BCSSA sanctioned online training & workshops (each participant at each event must complete this waiver form)
- Call for Coaches for BCSSA online training & workshop

Update from the Board of Directors

Posted by BCSSA Office at Apr 15, 2020 4:02PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

In the BC Summer Swimming Association, the season has traditional started on May 1st. This year, we know that we will not have pools available for our athletes and indeed, we do not know when pools will become available. To that end, the BCSSA is developing alternatives for our athletes. ..

Please read the attached letter from Board President Danny Schilds on behalf of the Board of Directors for more details about this upcoming season and the plans we are working on.

The document April_16_2020_-_Letter_from_President-Board.pdf was attached to this post.