The club runs practices for the entire year, divided into 3 sessions:
During the Fall/Winter, Winter/Spring, and for the first half of the Spring/Summer sessions, we operate two groups. Members register for one of these two groups:
All members are invited to the weekend practices which include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
|Monday / Wednesday||7:00pm to 8:00pm||Long Course (m)|
|Tuesday / Thursday||7:00pm to 8:00pm||Short Course (m)|
|Friday||7:00pm to 8:00pm||Short Course (y)|
|Saturday / Sunday||5:00 to 6:30pm||Short Course (m)|
In the second half of the Spring/Summer session (July and August), we switch to one common group that swims on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All members are invited to the weekend practices on Saturday and Sunday. Please note the different time and locations for Saturday and Sunday practices in July and August.
|Tuesday / Thursday||7:00pm to 8:00pm||Short Course (m)|
|Saturday / Sunday (May and June)||5:00 to 6:30pm||Short Course (m)|
|Saturday (July and August @ 2nd Beach Pool)||8:30am to 10:00am||Long Course (m)|
|Sunday (July and August @ Central Park Pool)||10:30am to 12:00pm||Long Course (m)|
Unless otherwise noted, all practices for all sessions are at the UBC Aquatic Centre.
Before you begin your first swim you will need to register, pay, and read through the practice etiquette at the bottom of this website. At your first swim practice please introduce yourself to the coaches. They will help you pick the best lane and, as necessary, explain the work out. You have one week to decide if you would like to swim with the club. If you feel that it is not a good fit you must contact the treasurer within the week and your cheque will be refunded.
If you register before December 1st for all three sessions (full year), you can choose to pay the fees in one single full payment, or by two installments. Registration after December 1st requires all fees to be paid in one full payment. Registering for the full year yields the best rate.
If paying with two installments, the first installment will be due in September, and the second installment will be due in February of the following calendar year. The payment amounts will be calculated and shown to you at registration time.
Swimmers registering after September will pay only for the months remaining in the whole year. In addition, swimmers registering after the 20th of their registration month will only pay a partial fee for that month.
Signing up for individual sessions allows you some flexibility, but at a slightly higher rate.
Swimmers registering mid-way through a session will only pay for the months remaining in the session. In addition, swimmers registering after the 20th of their registration month will only pay a partial fee for that month. Fees can be paid for each session individually.
*Note that for both registration options, the MSABC fee is a mandatory fee that covers insurance for the swimmer, and is only collected once for the whole season. It is not pro-rated.
Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE, and we do not issue credit for missed swim practices. Please contact the club for more info about this policy.
Members may take a leave of absence, but should contact the registrar for more information as there are strict guidelines in place for the leave of absence. Contact information is below.
If you are a masters swimmer from out of town (outside of the GVRD), and looking for a workout during your stay in the area, please let us know. We require that you are insured via your own regional masters program, and that you contact us ahead of time to arrange the guest drop-in.
We do not allow random drop-ins.
1. Look before entering the pool.
2. Do NOT push off the wall in front of another swimmer who is about to do a turn or push off.
3. Follow the workout. Respect your team mates and coaches.
4. Yelling and/or abusive language will not be tolerated. You will be asked to leave the workout.
5. If you cannot stay on the pace times without the use of fins and/or paddles, move down to another lane where you can.
6. Warm-up is meant for warming up; not racing.
Select an appropriate lane to swim in.
There are 8 lanes in the 25m indoor pool. The slowest lane is near the shallow end and they progressively get more advanced. It is not uncommon to find former national swimmers in the fastest lanes. If you are unsure of which lane to select, ask a coach for assistance. If you are new to a lane, introduce yourself and swim near the end to get a feel for the speeds of the group. This order will vary greatly depending on the nature of the workout (eg: stroke vs freestyle).
If you need to change lanes or have been asked to change lanes (at the coaches discretion), do so at the start of the next set. This should minimize confusion and prevent any disruption of the workout.
If you are late, do not start at the beginning of the warmup; start at the point where your lane-mates are. If for some reason you cannot do the set as described (eg: due to injury) stay out of your lane-mates way.
No passing mid-lane.
Leave AT LEAST 5 seconds after the swimmer in front of you has pushed off of the wall at the start of a set.
Do not follow too close (aka 'drafting’). If you need to pass, indicate this by touching the foot of the swimmer ahead and they will allow you to pass them at the next turn.
You may need 10 seconds between swimmers for long sets.
Keep the end of the lane clear for people to do their turns. If you need to skip a set or lap, stay out of the way.
The coaches are there to help. Let them know if you want stroke correction or if want to be left alone one night. Talk to them, and let them know what you like about the workouts.
Be pleasant and courteous. Get to know the people that you swim with. If you are having a bad day, do not take it out on your lane-mates or coaches.
Remember a polite reminder of swim etiquette will go a long way to lane harmony.
|October 18, 2014||North Shore Masters Sprint Meet||SC||North Vancouver|
|October 26, 2014||Okanagen Fright Fest Swim Meet||SC||Kelowna|
|November 09, 2014||UBC Masters Swim Meet||SC||UBC|
|November 29, 2014||Ottermania Swim Meet||LC||Richmond|
|January 31, 2014||Victoria Masters Swim Meet||LC||Victoria||
|February 15, 2015||English Bay Swim Club Annual Swim Meet||SC||Vancouver|
|April 4, 2015||Burnaby Dynamo Meet||SC||Burnaby|
|April 24th - 26th, 2015||MSABC Provincial Championships||SC||Nanaimo||PDF
|May 15th - 18th, 2015||MSC National Championships||SC||Montreal, QC||PDF
|October 18, 2014||North Shore Masters Sprint Meet|
|October 26, 2014||Okanagen Fright Fest Swim Meet|
|November 09, 2014||UBC Masters Swim Meet|
|November 29, 2014||Ottermania Swim Meet|
|January 31, 2014||Victoria Masters Swim Meet|
|February 15, 2015||English Bay Swim Club Annual Swim Meet|
|April 24th - 26th, 2015||MSABC Provincial Championships|
|May 15th - 18th, 2015||MSC National Championships|
|Older||UBC Masters Swim Meet Results||Folder|
Registered members of the UBC Masters Swim club may lookup their registration number, needed for swim meet registrations, through the following link:
Swimmers who aren't members of UBC Masters should contact their coach or MSABC directly to find out what their MSABC number is.
Compiled by James Hooper. Please contact the club for any errors or omissions. Club Records PDF
Responsible for the overall direction of the club. The President is the meet manager for our annual swim meet, and liaises with the coaches, members, pool management, and barristers.
The Vice President is our primary contact for new members. The VP maintains the wait list and keeps the board up to date on its status. The VP sends new members general information and tends to emails from the club website.
The head coach is responsible for the season plan and coaching schedule. Coleman is a member of the national team and recently made 3 finals at the FINA World Cup. When he's not tearing through the water doing butterfly he writes fantastic workouts for our team members.
The head coach is responsible for the season plan and coaching schedule. Savannah has competed at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the London Games in 2012. She continues to pursue her craft as a distance swimmer when not providing valuable feedback to our members at practice.
The Registrar handles yearly registration of returning and new members, registers members with and sends payments to MSABC. The registrar maintains the membership database of mailing and email address and member status.
The secretary is responsible for the taking of and dissemination of the board's meeting minutes.
The treasurer updates the board on the teams' financial status at each board meeting. The treasurer is responsible for all book keeping of incomes and payments and processing of all payments and refunds. The treasurer works with the president to reconcile and manage the team's investments and contingency funds.
The social coordinator, one of 2 non-voting board members, organizes social activities for the membership a few times throughout the course of the year. These socials are a great way, in addition to swim meets, to get out, meet and befriend your teammates.
The webmaster, one of 2 non-voting board members, is responsible for the design, updates and maintenance of this website. Comments and suggested about the site can be passed through the form below.
|Executive Board Minutes, May 7th, 2013|
|Executive Board Minutes, Sept 24, 2013|
|2013 AGM Meeting Minutes|
|2014 AGM Meeting Minutes|
|Executive Board Minutes, Nov 27, 2014|
|Executive Board Minutes, June 24, 2015|
|Older Meeting Minutes||Folder|