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THE JUNIOR COACH PROGRAM WILL BE HELD IN SALMON ARM ON APRIL 6, 2019 AND PENTICTON ON APRIL 7 2019. THEIR IS NO COST TO THE COURSE FOR ANY POTENTIAL COACH. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. THIS COURSE IS AIMED AT SWIMMERS FROM THE AGES OF 12-15 WHO WOULD LIKE TO COACH FOR A BCSSA SUMMER SWIM CLUB. IN VANCOUVER THIS COURSE WHEN PUT ON HAS COST UP TO 125$. IF YOU KNOW ANY SWIMMER THAT MIGHT WANT TO TAKE PART IN EITHER VENUE PLEASE CONTACT DARCY AT firstname.lastname@example.org FOR SALMON ARM OR DEB AT email@example.com FOR THE PENTICTON VENUE. ONLY 25 SWIMMERS CAN BE TAKEN AT EITHER LOCATION, SO PLEASE SIGN UP AS SOON AS YOU CAN TO ASSURE YOUR SPACE. IF YOU ARE AWARE OF ANOTHER SWIMMER THAT MIGHT BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION TO THEM.
The tickets for the 2019 Coaches Conference are now on sale. The early bird tickets will be on sale from February 20th – March 15th. The early bird fee is $125 for Coaches Ticket or $175 for Coaches Ticket + bus. Normal tickets will be on sale from March 16th – April 17th with Coaches tickets being $150 and Coaches Tickets + bus being $200.
We are excited to announce that Ben Keast, who was the previous Director of Swimming and Head Coach at Island Swimming and is now the Assistant Coach for the High Performance Centre – Vancouver will be one of our Keynote speakers. He has coached Team Canada at the FINA World Juniors and is helping current and future Olympians train at the HPC. He will also being doing a breakout session for our senior coaches and one that is open to all.
We are also excited to have Rob Pettifer present two keynotes. He was named by Swimming Canada as the Speed Swimming Head Coach for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru this summer. The conference will take place in between training camps so we’re excited about what he will be able to tell our coaches about how he is helping our national team athletes prepare for competition as well as new technical aspects that are being used at the highest level of our sport. He coaches Paralympian Jonathan Dieleman so he will also be able to share knowledge with our coaches about working with athletes who have different training needs. He started his coaching career with the BCSSA so we are excited to welcome him back.
More speakers will be announced shortly.
Here is the link to the ticket site:
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Hello to all Club Registrar’s
Just a friendly reminder that winter registration’s must be sent to our Regional Registrar by the end of the month. Terri has sent out the way to send in the roster and I will include it here also. It is under our documents on the Regional Homepage also:).
Thanks for all that you do, our Organization could not function without you!!!
Looking to interact with another BCSSA club this summer.? Would your club be willing to host other swimmers from another region in your local swim club? Would you be willing to travel and billet with another swim family an another region? If the answer is Yes to any of these questions please look at the following document.
DO YOU HAVE A PERSON IN YOUR CLUB THAT DESERVES SPECIAL RECOGNITION IN HELPING YOUR SWIM CLUB BE SPECIAL. PLEASE FORWARD ANY NAMES TO THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR WITH WHY YOU BELIEVE THAT THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS TO BE IN THE BCSSA HALL OF FAME. PEOPLE FALL UNDER BUILDER, COMPETITOR, OR NEWSMAKER. THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT OUTLINES THE PROCESS OF GETTING THESE PEOPLE THE RECOGNITION THAT THEY DESERVE.
The document Forms-PoolofFameNomination.pdf was attached to this post.