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2017 MSABC Provinical Championships

Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23, 2017

MSC Sanction : 1708

Masters Swimming Association British Columbia

Swim Meet Registration

Registration Schedule

It is now 7:20 PM PT on Friday, January 19, 2018.
Open Close
Swimmer Registration Wed, March 8, 2017 12:00 AM PT Sun, April 16, 2017 07:00 PM PT
This competition is limited to the first 275 entrants.
Currently there are 179 entrants.

Committee chair: Norma Lachance
Hospitality Chair: Judy Flamank
Facilities Chair: Jennifer Trask-Leach
Officials Chair: Carmelle Guidi-Swan
Awards Chair: Sandra Hobbs
Reception Chair: Curtis Schreiber
Meet Referee: Norma Lachance
Data Manager: Elisa Hoover
Sponsorship Chair: Cailla Patterson
Treasurer: Greg Harris

Facility: H20 Adventure – Fitness Centre
4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC. V1W 5J2

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

Sanction: 1708
MSABC members meeting and AGM: The MSABC Annual general Meeting will be held approximately 30
minutes after the final event on Saturday, April 23rd at H2O

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 H2O lobby or on the pool deck.
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.

Eligibility: Open to any Canadian or international registered masters swimmer 18 years and older by December 31,
2017 Age grouping determined by age as of December 31, 2017. Maximum of 275 swimmers will be accepted

Entries and Payment: Entry deadline for online registration is April 16, 2017 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 “NT” will not be accepted

Age Groups:
Individual Events Age Groups
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 and warm up procedures (see below) and the Swim BC Technical Guide (found at 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.

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
Relay team entries must be submitted by entry deadline (April 16, 2017). Relay names and/or scratches may be submitted on the first day of the meet.
See Master Swimming Canada 2013 – 2017 Rule Book for further clarification.

Meet Start Time: Warm up in competition pool/meet start

Friday 4:15pm-5:15pm/5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am-8:45am/9:00am
Sunday 8:00am-8:45am/9:00am

Awards: All participants will receive a certificate for the meet. Swimmers placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their individual event by age group will receive a label for the certificate. All 1st place finishers will be placed in for a draw (by individual event) for a bottle of wine from the Okanagan Valley!
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 H2O throughout the meet as well as on Meet Mobile. Psych Sheets, Heat Sheets, Session Reports and results will also be posted on OMSC website

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.

Entry fee: $85.00 per swimmer.

Refunds: No refunds will be issued after April 10th, 2017 and will only be issued when a valid medical reason accompanied by physician’s note.

For Credit Card Payment

Register online via Club Assistant at id=8827

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 16, 2017.

For Interac payments, use the email below to send funds.

For cheque payment, mail cheque payable to "OMSC" and send to Norma Lachance.

Meet Manager Contact Information

e-mail – 
Mail – Norma Lachance
#431 4205 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2K2

Deadlines: Individual and relay team registrations must be received by April 16, 2017 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 at

Mandatory positive check in: Mandatory in-person positive check-in deadline for the 1500m freestyle event is 4:30 pm on Friday, April 21st 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 22nd. Swimmers not checking in for the 1500m and/or 800m freestyle events will be removed from the event.

Scratches: Final scratch deadline is April 19, 2017 to Norma Lachance at

Social events:
MSABC Annual General Meeting
- The MSABC Annual General meeting will be held approximately 30minutes after the conclusion of competition on Saturday, April 23rd at H2O.

Awards & Appetizers Event - Saturday April 22rd 2017

A welcoming and lively reception (in lieu of our traditional sitdown dinner) will be held at the Coast Capri Hotel on Saturday, April 23rd. MSABC will host the event to award the best and brightest from the BC swim community.
Doors will open at 5:00pm with appetizers served from 5:30 to 7pm.
Menu to include:
  • Spiced Cheese on cherry tomatoes
  • Nori maki & west coast sushi
  • Bocconcini & tomato skewers
  • Tempura prawns
  • Beef brochettes
  • Chicken & coriander corn fritters
Tickets are $20.00 person to be paid for at the time of meet entry.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event. A maximum of 150 tickets are available for purchase. DEADLINE for ticket purchase is April 10th, 2017.

This will be a licensed event, all attendees must be 19 years of age or older.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - Session 1
Meet Session starts at 5:30 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1500 M Free
2 Mixed 400 M Free Relay

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Session 2
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
3 Mixed 400 M Free
4 Mixed 200 M Breast
5 Mixed 100 M Fly
6 Mixed 100 M IM
7 Men 200 M Free Relay
7A Women 200 M Free Relay

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Session 3
Meet Session starts at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event
8 Mixed 50 M Free
9 Mixed 200 M IM
10 Mixed 100 M Back
11 Mixed 50 M Breast
12 Mixed 200 M Free
13 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Session 4
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
14 Mixed 800 M Free
15 Mixed 200 M Back
16 Mixed 100 M Breast
17 Mixed 200 M Fly
18 Mixed 50 M Back
19 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Session 5
Meet Session starts at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event
20 Mixed 100 M Free
21 Mixed 400 M IM
22 Mixed 50 M Fly
23 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 4/16/2017.
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