2016 MSABC Provincial Championship

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Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2016

MSC Sanction : SBCM1602

Masters Swimming Association British Columbia

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Sun, Feb 7, 2016
08:00 AM
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
07:00 PM

Please see Meet Package posted at http://msabc.ca/swim-meets.html


Richmond Watermania
14300 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond, BC V6W1K3

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 warm up and cool down throughout the meet.
All events will be timed finals.

Sanction number SBCM1602

MSABC members meeting and AGM
The MSABC Annual general Meeting will be held approximately 30 minutes after the final event on Saturday, April 23rd in the Multipurpose room at Watermania.

Information and meet 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 4:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-10:30am.
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.

Open to any Canadian or international registered Masters swimmer 18 years and older by the end of December 31, 2016
Age grouping determined by age as of December 31, 2016.

Entries and Payment
Entry deadline for online registration is April 19, 2016 at 7:00pm
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 “N/T” will not be accepted

Age groups
Individual events
Five year increments thereafter
Relay Events Age Groups
Forty year increments thereafter

Master Swimming Canada 2013 – 2017 Rule Book and warm up procedures and the Swim BC Technical Guide will be in effect at this meet.

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

All events will be pre-seeded, timed finals. Seeding will be by time, slowest to fastest. Males and Females will be seeded together in the same events.

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 and finding people to operate them.

Relays 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
By registration deadline (April 19, 2016 by 7:00pm), clubs/affiliations must submit the number of relay teams they will be entering for each event. Relay card submission deadlines will be announced throughout the meet.
See Master Swimming Canada 2013 – 2017 Rule Book for further clarification.

Meet start times
Warm up in competition pool: 4:15pm-5:15pm
Meet start time: 5:30pm
Warm up in competition pool: 8:00am-8:45am
Meet start time: 9:30am
Warm up in competition pool: 8:00am-8:45am
Meet start time: 9:00am

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.

Meet results will be posted at Watermania throughout the meet. Location of results posting will be announced during the meet.
There will be no published results booklet.

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.


Participation fees
Registration is $85.00 per swimmer.

No refunds will be issued after April 10th, 2016 and will only be issued for a valid medical reason.

Entries and payments can be made online, by interact e-transfer, or by mail:

For Credit Card Payment
Register online via Club Assistant at https://www.ClubAssistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=2195&smid=7410

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 (Khosro Mansuri) on or before April 19, 2016.

For Interac e-transfer payment follow the instructions at this link (to be determined).
Cheques must be payable to "North Shore Aquatics Society" and mailed to the address below.
Mail to Khosro Mansuri c/o Harry Jerome Pool 123 East 23rd Street, North Vancouver, V7L3E2 or email Khosro at Khosro here.
Please e-mail Khosro Mansuri, meet manager, here if you are unable to register online. 1- Log on to your personal banking website
2- Choose INTERACT E-Transfer
3- Register the North Shore Aquatics Society as a Payee using the email address: reg.bcmasters.championships@gmail.com
4- Your online banking website will ask you to set up a security question and answer
5- Set up an e-Transfer for $xxx.xx
6- Please send your security Question and Answer plus your email address to: reg.bcmasters.championships@gmail.com
7- A receipt will be generated by the North Shore Aquatics Society's banking institution once the interact E-Transfer is complete and will be sent to your email address.
 8- Once the E-Transfer is complete, please email your full event entries to Khosro Mansuri by clicking here

Individual and relay team registrations must be received by April 19, 2016 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 prior to deadlines announced throughout the meet, except for event 2 (4 x 100 Mixed Freestyle Relay) which has a entry deadline of 4:30pm Friday, April 22nd.

Psych sheets
Psych sheets will be posted at  http://www.NorthShoreMasters.com .

Mandatory positive check in
Mandatory in-person positive check-in deadline for the 1500m freestyle event is 4:3015pm on Friday, April 22nd at the clerk of the course desk.
Mandatory in-person positive check-in deadline for the 800 freestyle event is conclusion of event 12 (100 Backstroke) on Saturday, April 23rd.
Swimmers that do not check in by the check in time for their 1500m and 800m freestyle events will not be permitted to swim these events.

By April 20, 2016 email khosro_38@yahoo.com


Free parking at Watermania

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

Team banners are welcome.

2016 Provincials commemorative polo shirts can be ordered by April 3 for delivery on April 22 in a number of sizes and colours.
                Sky Blue                               Red                                        Grey                                                     
                            Black                                   White                                           Navy Blue           

Order Form

Email: _____________________________________________________
Sizes:   Small___     Med._____   Lge.____    X-Lge.____    XX-Lge.___  
Qty:____________                      Cost: $25/ea                                         Total :_______________
****Order Deadline:  April 3rd, 2016
Shirts will be available for Pick-up at Watermania Pool during the Friday session and Saturday Morning sessions
Order DEADLINE Monday April 3 at 12:59 PM
Here's how you order and pay for your shirt.
Order by email and pay by Interac e-Transfer
Orders will be accepted by email and Interac e-transfer only.
Orders and payment must be received by April 3, 2016.
For Interac e-transfer instructions follow this link (to be determined).
Please e-mail Khosro Mansuri, meet manager, here if you are unable to register online.


MSABC Annual general Meeting
The MSABC Annual General meeting will be held approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of competition on Saturday, April 23rd in the Multipurpose Room at Watermania.

Awards Banquet - Saturday April 23rd
A buffet dinner and awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. It will be held at the BRB Co & Taproom at 180- 14200 Entertainment Blvd #180, Richmond, BC V6W 1K4.  Doors will open at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at approximately 6:30pm.
Tickets are $15.00 per person to be paid for online at the time of meet entry. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the dinner. A maximum of 150 tickets are available for purchase. DEADLINE for ticket purchase is April 15th, 2016.
Please note that the BRB Co & Taproom is located about 200m from the Watermania Complex (across the street from the SilverCity Riverport movie theatre) and about 300m from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (so walking distance to both). There is also free parking.
There will be both a vegetarian and vegan option available in the banquet menu. Please e-mail Natalie Lauzon at ndlauzon@gmail.com with any dietary accommodation requests by no later than 11:59pm, April 9th, 2016.
This will be a licensed event, all attendees must be 19 years of age or older.

Friday, April 22, 2016 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 4:15 PM
Meet Session starts at 5:30 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1500 M Free
2 Mixed 400 M Free Relay
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Session 2
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
# Sex Event
3 Mixed 400 M Free
4 Mixed 50 M Back
5 Mixed 200 M Breast
6 Mixed 50 M Fly
7 Mixed 200 M IM
8 Men 200 M Free Relay
9 Mixed 100 M Free
10 Mixed 50 M Breast
11 Mixed 200 M Fly
12 Mixed 100 M Back
13 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
82 Women 200 M Free Relay
Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
# Sex Event
14 Mixed 800 M Free
15 Mixed 100 M IM
16 Mixed 200 M Free
17 Mixed 100 M Fly
18 Mixed 200 M Back
19 Men 200 M Medley Relay
20 Mixed 100 M Breast
21 Mixed 400 M IM
22 Mixed 50 M Free
23 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
192 Women 200 M Medley Relay

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

Online Registration closed on 4/19/2016.
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