News and Announcements
Mark your calendars and get ready for the BCSSA 2022 Spring Conference online!
April 7-11 2022
The 2022 Conference will be hosted virtually in order to ensure the health and safety of our membership. While we know that a virtual conference is not the same as face-to-face meetings, out of an abundance of caution we feel that this is the best choice for our organization and membership.
We will spread sessions over 5 days in order to allow for many screen and movement breaks by our attendees. Workshops that are scheduled during the weekdays will be in the afternoon and/or evening in order to accommodate individual work schedules.
Registration and schedule information will be available by February 1, 2022.
We will be using the Canadian based Event Mobi to deliver our Conference services this year.
If you have requests for workshop topics or guest speakers, please contact Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Summer Swimming Association has updated its website to include resources for clubs and coaches on Safe Sport.
BCSSA is committed to providing safe, welcoming, and accessible sport environments, free from all forms of maltreatment. BCSSA is committed to Safe Sport.
BCSSA recognizes the importance of educating individuals on the harmful effects associated with such behaviours, and outlining the preventative measures put in place to lower the probability of them occurring.
We have put together resources to help guide clubs and coaches as they work towards awareness, prevention, and action against maltreatment in sport.
This new website page can be viewed on the menu under Coaches / Safe Sport: https://bcsummerswimming.com/clubs/6594/pages/185668
September 27, 2021
The Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, updated the current Order on Gatherings and Events as of September 10, 2021.
Further to the updating of the order, the PHO provided clarification on how to interpret the current orders as they relate to various sport & recreation settings.
As of today, we have received further clarification from viaSport on the application of these orders to BCSSA swim clubs, .
- Structured programs supervised by an adult and provided for those under 22 years of age are exempt from proof of vaccination for participants and any supervising adults (i.e. coaches)
- Structured programs with swimmers age 22+ are required to provide proof in the form of a vaccine card that participants have received at least 1 dose (until Oct. 23, 2021) or 2 doses (as of Oct. 24, 2021).
- BCSSA Clubs who employee paid coaches cannot inquire as to an employee’s vaccination status (this is private medical information), however, a swimming facility may require proof of vaccination for anyone entering. Volunteer coaches (unpaid) may be asked to provide proof of vaccination.
Please always refer to the latest provincial order when determining your course of action, and always communicate with your local facilities and municipalities rules and guidelines as well.
BC Health Officer Oders and guidelines: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions
BC Centre for Disease Control: http://www.bccdc.ca/
The document Proof_of_Vacc_Updated_09272021.pdf.pdf was attached to this post.
September 27, 2021
Following the release of the Virtual Provincial Competition Results in last week’s Wavelength e-Newsletter, clubs noticed some discrepancies in the posted results which prompted a review by BCSSA staff and, ultimately, some changes in the club rankings and other results.
The top 20 provincially ranked BCSSA clubs, based on the August virtual Provincial Competition are as follows:
1. Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club (550 points)
2. Mission Marlins Swim Club (461 points)
3. Burnaby Mountain Mantas Swim Club (363 points)
4. Port Coquitlam Marlins Swim Club (360 points)
5. Saanich Peninsula Piranhas Swim Club (295 points)
6. Haney Neptunes Aquatic Club (264 points)
7. Coquitlam Sharks Aquatic Club (256 points)
8. Port Moody Aquarians (199 points)
9. North Van. Cruisers Aquatic Club (194 points)
10. Ogopogo Summer Swim Club (162 points)
11. Dawson Creek Seals (126)
12. Golden Dolphins (126)
13. North Delta Sunfish (101)
14. Merritt Otters Swim Club (97)
15. Oak Bay Orcas (96)
16. WRASA (93)
17. Salmon Arm Sockeyes (83)
18. Revelstoke Aquaducks (77)
19. Penticton Pikes (75)
20. Lumby Lightning (66)
- NOTE: The ranked order of the top 10 did not change, but the number of points achieved by each did. There were changes in the rankings after #15.
For full 2021 Provincial Rankings results, please visit the BCSSA website under RESULTS / PROVINCIAL RANKINGS.
For full meet results, please visit the BCSSA website under RESULTS / MEET RESULTS and choose VIRTUAL PROVINCIALS 2021-AUGUST 31 2021.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if further discrepancies in the posted results are found.
The document Wellbeing_Infographic.pdf was attached to this post.
Clubs that would like to participate in the 2021 BCSSA Virtual Provincial Celebration Meet can submit qualifying swims right to the end of August.
The BCSSA Office has a meet template backup file, along with the events file for import into Active or TM. Also attached below to this announcement is the events list with the correct event numbers for all events.
We are running separate events for each Division. The events are in exact traditional Provincials order, except that we have made the Medley and Free relays mixed, since they are for fun any way.
Please run your local meet using the attached meet template, but rename your meet by adding in the region or host club. Please do NOT change events, as it will be difficult to compile all the results after all meets are complete. You can adjust sessions, and move events from one session to another, but please do not change the events themselves.
VERY IMPORTANT – Please do NOT score the events as they complete. Leave event status as ‘done’ – if you need to print results from finals please use the ‘List’ function. Once all the results have been compiled in the master meet, we will score and publish results.
When the meet is complete, please use ‘file/export/results for MM Merge’ and send the file to email@example.com along with a backup of the completed meet.
A swimmingly version of the meet has been created. All regions/clubs using Swimmingly for the Virtual Provincials are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org with club names so that I can add them to the meet. It will then show up on their Meet Schedule page I Swimmingly.
Prizes / Awards:
We will not be providing provincial medals or trophies this year.
BC Summer Swimming will provide a commemorative swim cap for all who participate in the virtual provincial meet. These will be sent to each Regional Director for distribution.
The document 2021_virtual_provincials_events.pdf was attached to this post.