Summer Season 2020 - Timelines and decisions

Posted by Kat Coatesworth on Mar 28 2020 at 03:54PM PDT

Covid-19 Update for March 27, 2020

Physical Distance – Avoid Contact with Others
Stay Home – Stay Fit at Home

The BC Summer Swimming Association staff and Board of Directors want to THANK all the BCSSA swimmers, parents, coaches, officials and clubs for their efforts to be vigilant and help in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting each other. Your feedback, suggestions, and recommendations are greatly appreciated and help us in addressing the challenges we all face as we navigate the current situation and provide information to all members.

The Board met on March 26 and discussed the ever changing world we find ourselves in at the moment. We will continue to meet on a weekly basis to review the situation and make decisions regarding our swim season, meets, championships, and more.

We are hopeful that this summer swimming season will proceed in a regular manner but are also mindful of the rapidly changing global situation we find ourselves in and know that we must consider all the possible outcomes.

We will continue to meet weekly and will communicate with membership on Fridays. You can look for updates from us on April 3, 10, and 17.

Summer Season 2020 – Timelines and decisions

BCSSA recognizes that clubs and members are anxious to have confirmation on our 2020 Summer swimming season sooner rather than later. In our current fluid global environment, these decisions with their long-term financial ramifications are difficult to make and, as such, we have determined key dates on which to make strategic planning decisions.

April 2, 9, 16: Planned Special Board meetings to review Covid-19 scenarios (each to be confirmed at each previous meeting);
April 3, 10, 17: Communication to membership regarding outcomes of meetings.

Deadlines for the BCSSA Board regarding this season
April 15: Decision deadline for traditional May 1 season start date
May 1: Decision deadline for initiating a modified 2020 summer swimming season with a traditional Provincial Championships held at UBC.
May 15: Decision deadline for initiating a modified 2020 summer swimming season with a simulated Provincial Championships run Regionally.

Please know that, despite our best efforts and continual monitoring of information sources, nothing is set in stone due to this rapidly changing situation… we are doing the best we can to predict an unknown future!

Please exercise patience and kindness as we move forward together (yet apart!)

More information can be found on the BCSSA release


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