2018 BC Masters Championships


Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, 2018

MSC Sanction : 1807

Masters Swimming Association British Columbia

Swim Meet Registration

Masters Swimming Canada

Registration Schedule

It is now 3:31 PM PT Time on Monday, March 25, 2019.
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Swimmer Registration Thu, Mar 1, 2018
12:00 AM
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
08:00 PM

This competition is limited to the first 245 entrants.
Currently there are 244 entrants.


Committee Directors Regis Denefle
Alex Muir
Officials Coordinator David Webb dgwebb1965@gmail.com
Registration Coordinator Suyang Duan registrar@englishbay.org
Volunteers Coordinator Michael DiPietro Michael.DiPietro20@gmail.com
Hospitality Coordinators Matt & Tracy Steele tracy.e.steele@gmail.com
Treasurer Peter Heusel


Facility:  Richmond Watermania - Aquatic Centre 
14300 Entertainment Blvd., Richmond, BC V6W 1K3

Information: The competition pool will be set up for 8 lanes of 25 metre (short course) competition. There will be three 25 metre lanes available for warmup and cool down throughout the meet.

Sanction: SBCM 1807

MSABC members meeting and AGM: The MSABC Annual general Meeting will be held approximately 30 minutes after the final event on Saturday, April 28th in the Multipurpose room at Watermania.

Meet information and check-in: Swimmers must check-in in person to be eligible to compete. Please check-in at the designated desk located either in the Watermania Lobby or on the pool deck (signage will be set up to confirm the location).

Operating hours: Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-10:30am.

No disposable water bottles will be provided, so we URGE all ATTENDEES to bring refillable bottles and take advantage of the many water fountains around the Watermania Aquatic Centre facilities.

Individual goodie bags, including the program and some other fun items must be picked up prior to athlete’s first swim and will be available at the check-in desk.

Eligibility: Open to any Canadian or international registered masters swimmer 18 years and older by December 31, 2018.

Age grouping determined by age as of December 31, 2018.

Maximum of 250 swimmers will be accepted.

Entries and Payment: Entry deadline for online registration is April 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

Deck entries will not be accepted.

All swimmers must provide governing body registration number (i.e., MSABC, USMS or FINA).

Each swimmer may enter a maximum of 7 events plus relays.

Entry times must be included for seeding purposes. Entries with a “No time” or “NT” will not be accepted.

Age Groups:
Individual events 18-24 25-29 Five year increments thereafter
Relay Events Age Groups 72-99 100-119 120-159 160-199
Forty year increments thereafter

Rules: Masters Swimming Canada 2013 – 2017 Rule Book? (found at mastersswimmingcanada.ca), warm up procedures (see last page) and the Swim BC Technical Guide? (found at swimbc.ca) will be in effect at this meet.

Para-swimmers: Para-swimmers, who are registered Masters swimmers, are welcome to compete in the meet.

Seeding: All events will be mixed gender, timed finals seeded slowest to fastest.

800m/1500m: The 800m and 1500m freestyle events will be deck-seeded and the heats will run from slowest to fastest.

The 1500m freestyle will be limited to the first 32 entries (4 heats).
The 800m freestyle will be limited to the first 48 entries (6 heats).

A limited number of Lap Counter boards will be available for swimmers to use. Their use is optional and swimmers are responsible for finding volunteers to operate them.

Relay Rules: No swimmer may swim more than once in any relay event.
Relay teams that include swimmers under the age of 25 will not be eligible for Masters World Records.
Mixed relays must be composed of two men and two women from the same club or affiliation.

Relay names and/or scratches may be submitted on the first day of the meet. See Masters Swimming Canada 2013 – 2017 Rule Book for further clarification.

Awards: Lapel pins will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers of individual events in each age group. Lapel pins will be awarded to the first place relay team in each age group for relays.
Please note that awards must be picked up in the awards area (location to be announced at the meet) and awards will not be mailed to participants.

Results: Meet results will be posted at Watermania throughout the meet as well as on Meet Mobile. Location of results posting will be announced during the meet.
Psych Sheets, Heat Sheets, Session reports and results will also be posted on the EBSC website http://englishbay.org
There will be no published results booklet.

Records: Swimmers challenging a current record (provincial, national or world) are required to notify the referee, starter and head timer prior to their race. This is in order to ensure adequate timers are available to meet record requirements.


Meet Manager Alex Muir
Meet Referee Joe Elsinga
Head Timer Paul Johnson & Victor Leung
Clerk of Course Steve Ogden & Gregg Ambrosi


Entry fee: 
$95.00 per swimmer.

Refunds: No refunds will be issued after April 9th, 2018 and will only be issued with a valid medical reason accompanied by physician’s note.

Entries: For Credit Card Payment Register online via Club Assistant

Register by mail or email and pay by Interac e-Transfer or by Cheque
Event entry information and payment must be received by the Meet Manager on or before April 15, 2018?.
For Interac e-Transfer payments, please send to registrar@englishbay.org and use security answer: swim2018

For cheque payment, mail cheque in Canadian funds payable to "English Bay Swim Club" and address to EBSC RE: Suyang Duan.

Meet Manager Contact Information - Alex Muir e-mail – provincials2018@englishbay.org

Mail – English Bay Swim Club
1050 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6E 1T7

Deadlines: Individual event registrations must be received by April 15, 2018? by 11:59pm.
Relay team registrations must be received by April 22, 2018? by 7:00pm.

Relay team confirmation: For relay events, each club must submit final names, ages, gender and order of swimmers for each team to the clerk of the course 30 minutes prior to the start of the session in which the relay event is scheduled.
Relay cards will be in the Team packages available at check in on the first day of the meet.

Psych sheets: Psych sheets will be posted on MSABC and at englishbay.org

Mandatory positive check in: Mandatory in-person positive check-in deadline for the 1500m freestyle event is 2:30pm on Friday, April 27th at the clerk of the course desk.

Mandatory in-person positive check-in deadline for the 800 freestyle event is conclusion of event 13 (200 Freestyle) on Saturday, April 28th.

Swimmers not checking in for the 1500m and/or 800m freestyle events will be removed from the event.

Scratches: Final scratch deadline is April 24, 2018? to Suyang Duan at provincialRegistration@englishbay.org.


Parking: Free parking at Watermania.

Lockers: Coin operated lockers are available in the change rooms. Lockers must be cleared out at the end of each day.

Banners: Team banners are welcome.


Annual general Meeting
The MSABC Annual General meeting will be held approximately 30 minutes after the
conclusion of competition on Saturday, April 28rd in the Multipurpose Room at

Awards Banquet - Saturday April 28th, 2018 @ 6pm to 8:30pm
Location - Monkey 9 Brewing Co.
14200 Entertainment Boulevard
Richmond, BC
Five minute walk from the Aquatic Centre

Price - Discounted entry fee of $25.00 per attendee until April 15th, 2018 . Full entry fee of $35.00 per attendee will be available on englishbay.org until Friday, April 27th, 2018.

Entry Tickets will be picked up at check-in.

Food - Buffet style, sit down dining.

Included is THREE salads, ONE pasta dish, ONE veggie dish, Roast Beef and a choice of ONE House Beer/Well Highball

Maximum of 150 attendees will be accepted.

Please e-mail the banquet organizers at provincials2018@englishbay.org with any dietary accommodation requests by no later than 11:59pm, April 9th, 2018. We will do our best to accommodate any such requests, within reason.

This will be a licensed event, all attendees must be 19 years of age or older.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 2:15 PM
Meet Session starts at 3:30 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1500 M Free
2 Mixed 200 M IM
3 Mixed 400 M Free Relay
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Session 2
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
4 Mixed 400 M Free
5 Mixed 50 M Back
6 Mixed 100 M Breast
7 Mixed 100 M Fly
8 Women 200 M Free Relay
9 Men 200 M Free Relay
10 Mixed 100 M Free
11 Mixed 400 M IM
12 Mixed 50 M Breast
13 Mixed 100 M Back
14 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
15 Mixed 800 M Free
16 Mixed 50 M Free
17 Mixed 200 M Back
18 Mixed 100 M IM
19 Mixed 200 M Fly
20 Women 200 M Medley Relay
21 Men 200 M Medley Relay
22 Mixed 200 M Free
23 Mixed 50 M Fly
24 Mixed 200 M Breast
25 Mixed 200 M Free Relay

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "Masters Swimming Assoc of BC."

Online Registration closed on 4/17/2018.

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