Posted by Ross Hoshizaki on Aug 22 2019 at 07:40AM PDT

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all recovering well after last weeks Provincials because we’re getting ready to go for the 2020 Provinicals!

We are excited to announce that the 2020 Provincial Championships will be held from August 18 – 23rd at the new UBC Aquatic Centre. I’ve attached the full statement from the BCSSA and UBC below.

Some important things to note:
- We will be moving to a 6 day format with Provincials starting on a Tuesday rather than Monday. Due to there being both a 25 metre pool and a 50 metre pool, we’ll be able to run events closer together and sometimes simultaneously which will hopefully decrease the amount of time and money that families with athletes in multiple sports have to spend at provincials. Don’t worry, the discipline directors will work to make sure the competition schedule allows for the athletes to compete in all their sports with adequate rest!

- Probably the most important point of the news release: Hotel Bookings.
The BCSSA and UBC are currently working on a contract that will ensure that all teams have enough rooms for all their athletes. Please DO NOT call UBC Residences and Hospitality to book rooms right now as they will decline your booking. Instead, we will be asking each club to provide your regional director with the approximate total number of rooms/ beds that your club will need at Provincials. From there we will finalize the UBC Hotel contract and release a unique BCSSA booking link to our members. An email to collect this information will be sent out in the next few weeks so please look into the number of rooms your club needed this year and survey your members so that you can provide us with an approximate number.

We hope that you and your clubs are as excited as we are about this announcement. As the host location of the first ever BCSSA Championships, we can’t wait to celebrate the history, people, communities and volunteers who have grown the BCSSA into what it is today when we return to UBC.

Meghan Cheung, Provincial Manager
BC Summer Swimming Association

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