News and Announcements

January 16th Newsletter

Posted by Kelowna Ogopogo Swim Club at Jan 16, 2020 7:34PM PST
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Newsletter
January 16th, 2020

News

No Practice Friday January 17th and Monday February 17th

Winter Social
Come join your fellow Ogopogo’s and their families for some winter fun! On Sunday February 2nd grab your skates and your helmet and come on down to the Stuart Park skating rink. Skate rentals are available at Stuart park, but they only accept cash. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by the team.

Website/Facebook
The team website at Ogopogoswimclub.com has an up to date calendar, important club information, newsletters, and a number of other documents. Like out team facebook page for quick reminders and updates.

Swim Meet Information

Ogopogo Mini Meet
The sign-up for the mini, swimmers and volunteers, will be posted on deck next week. Please make sure you sign your swimmers up and sign up for a volunteer shift (no experience needed).

The mini meet will be on Sunday February 9th 2020 from 1-5pm. This is a great opportunity for new families and swimmers to find out what a swim meet is all about. As well as a good reminder of what racing feels like for the returning swimmers. For those parents who are new to swimming check out the parent handbook from last summer. The handbook has lots of important information. Click here or find the handbook on the website under the resources tab.

Date Change for Summer Meets
For those of you who plan ahead please check the swim meet dates for this summer as the dates for the Penticton and Kelowna meets have changed. The correct dates can be found on Calendar side tab or the Swim Meet toptab on our website ogopogoswimclub.com

Regionals
Please plan on attending the Regionals swim meet on Saturday and Sunday August 1st and 2nd 2020 in Kamloops. Swimmers need to attend one day of a swim meet during the summer season to qualify at regionals. Swimmers qualify for Provincials by attending Regionals. Regionals are not just for experienced swimmers. Last year we had several new swimmers qualify to swim at Provincials and 2 of those swimmers won GOLD MEDALS!

Volunteer Opportunities

With our first mini meet coming up our first need for volunteers will be too. The is a great opportunity for parents to try out timing, marshalling and other swim meet jobs.

UBC Accommodation offer for Provincials

Posted by Kat Coatesworth at Jan 7, 2020 8:48PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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More info coming down the line…. we’re off and flying into 2020 =)

The Provincial office have released the info for bookings at UBC. The booking link below will take you to our Region’s booking portal. The option provided is a Private suite with six bedrooms, each with a single bed. Sleeps up to six people. Washroom with two showers (no bathtub), lounge with TV, wired internet, and fully equipped kitchen. Located on floors 2 to 9 in each Tower. Apartment does not have air conditioning.

Suite is sold at a flat rate of $338 + tax per night regardless of number of occupants; maximum of 6 guests per suite. Occupants must have the same check-in and check-out dates.

It is up to you if you want to organize with other families to split this cost. The province had asked Ross to admin this, but he declined =) cause he has faith that each club and family can figure it out, and make plans to the way each family wants it.

If you are unsure 50/50, book anyways, if all the rooms get booked UBC will open another tower, they just don’t want to open another tower and have no one show up.

At this point we have 33 rooms allocated for our Region. Again, once these get booked and if we need more then Ross can request that. He is not sure when the last date is that they are willing to open more rooms, but they guarantee that to cancel a booking 10 days in advance will come with NO PENALTY. So people can make their final minds up after our Regionals and be OK.

Here is the link:

https://reserve.suitesatubc.com/GROUP/availability.asp?hotelCode=UBC&sdl=Check+In&startDate=08%2F20%2F2020&edl=Check+Out&endDate=08%2F24%2F2020&adults=1&children=&rooms=1&requesttype=invBlockCode&code=G200817D

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Hi to all in the Okanagan Region and I hope the first few days of 2020 are treating you well =)

You might be out there enjoying the snow but if you can put on your swim cap for a minute, there is some information to digest.

Ross has been busy behind the scenes and has now confirmed the date for our Regional Meet as August 1st & 2nd and the Meet Packages for this year are on the “Swim Meets” page.
DATE CHANGE
Please note that there has been a change of dates for Kelowna and Penticton 2020 Meets and so if you were super organised with booking accommodation, firstly well done you =) but it means you might have to make some adjustments.
Kelowna is now on July 4/5 and Penticton July 11/12

On a social media side of things it would be great if we can all help to build the audience of the Regional Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bcssaOK/ and Instagram accounts https://www.instagram.com/bcssaokregion/ and it can become a great way to share information, photo’s and videos throughout the years and document Summer swimming fun in the OK region =)

Thanks for reading and I look forward to seeing you all somewhere poolside this Summer!
Kat

November 10th Newsletter

Posted by Kelowna Ogopogo Swim Club at Nov 10, 2019 4:19PM PST
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Newsletter November 10th 2019

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No Practice Monday November 11th

Website/Facebook

The team website at Ogopogoswimteam.com has an up to date calendar, important club information, newsletters, and a number of other documents.

Like out team facebook page for quick reminders and updates.

Swim Meet Information

Ogopogo Mini Meet

The one mini meet of the winter season will be on Sunday February 9th 2020 from 1-5pm. This is a great opportunity for new families and swimmers to find out what a swim meet is all about. As well as a good reminder of what racing feels like for the returning swimmers.

For those parents who are new to swimming check out the parent handbook from last summer. The handbook has lots of important information. The 2019 Parent Handbook con be found under the RESOURCES tab to the left.

Please plan on attending the Regionals swim meet on Saturday and Sunday August 1st and 2nd 2020 in Kamloops. Swimmers need to attend one day of a swim meet during the summer season to qualify at Regionals. Swimmers qualify for Provincials by attending Regionals. Regionals are not just for experienced swimmers. Last year we had several new swimmers qualify to swim at Provincials and 2 of those swimmers won GOLD MEDALS!

Volunteer Opportunities

With our first mini meet coming up our first need for volunteers will be too. The is a great opportunity for parents to try out timing, marshalling and other swim meet jobs.

Upcoming Events

The document 2019_2020_Important_Dates.pdf was attached to this post.

No Swimming Monday November 11th

Posted by Kelowna Ogopogo Swim Club at Nov 8, 2019 5:24PM PST
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No practice Monday November 11th.
Lest we forget.