Ebbtides Swim Meet Report

It was a rainy day outside and lots of water moving on the inside of the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.  We are pleased to announce that two Provincial records were broken. Shannon Mah from Burnaby Hyack broke the 50 free (18 – 24) Provincial record  with a time of 28.89. The other one was by the Vic Masters relay team consisting of Terry Nathan, Andrew Sweet, Jennifer Reid and Kari Wilcox in the 200 Mixed Free relay, 100 – 119 age group with a time of 1:47.70.  Congratulations to all of you!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, many from both our winter and summer age group clubs, Nanaimo Riptides and Nanaimo White Rapids. As well our  members, family and friends filled in the gaps. As swimmers, we all know that a meet cannot run without your help. Thank You!

This year we had 123 competitors and half of them took part in the water slide races! The winners are Kristin MacColl from Nanaimo Ebbtides and Daryl Morris from Vic Masters. Congratulations to both of you!

Another highlight of this year’s event was the “Chili Off”.  We have received lots of feedback saying that the chili was a great hit with many of the swimmers.  Unfortunately a few had to head  back home to attend Christmas parties but we really appreciate the fact that you made the effort to attend our meet.

The door prizes were well received.  While on deck, many swimmers and volunteers would hear their name being called and they quickly ran up to our announcer to receive their unexpected gift.  Thank you to all of the donators!

Thank you also to MSABC who helped to finance a clinic on HyTek the night before the meet and allowed for inservice during the meet.  Leanne Poulin and Rob Traynor were an invaluable help to us and provided a stress free “back room”.

Gilles Beaudin, our MSABC president, made a presentation of the Year End Trophy winners. The Large club trophy went to Vic Masters and Mid size club went to Winskill Otters.  The trophies are beautiful and are the envy of the other clubs.  Congratulations!

Finally, thank you to the many competitors who took part this year.  Many of you are first timers as well as many who are experienced competitive swimmers. You all joined us in the fun, fitness and friendship of Masters Swimming!

See you next year!

Nancy Ryan

Meet Manager

Nanaimo Ebbtides Masters Swim Club

EBSC’s Annual Holiday Training Camp After Christmas

 EBSC’s annual Holiday Training Camp
The ‘world famous’ EBSC Holiday Training Camp is back again this year. The camp consists of: 3 lanes, 10.5 hours of swimming over six days, for the low, low price of $40.Image

The dates and times are as follows:

December 26 5:00-6:30pm
December 27 7:30-8:30am, 6:30-7:30pm
December 28 5:30-7:00pm
December 29 9:00-10:00am, 5:00-6:30pm
December 30 4:00-5:30pm
December 31 7:30-9:00am
The camp is limited to 36 swimmers.
Registration link:
If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Annelle Harmer  annelleharmer@shaw.ca

2013 Insurance Certificate, Hotels for Provincials, Vernon Meet Package, Breaststroke Clinic, Latest League Trophy Standings

1.  For all clubs who need to have proof insurance to show to their pool, it is posted here:
Insurance Certificate

2. After the Nanaimo Ebbtides meet, the latest League Trophy standings have been updated. See how your club is doing:
League Trophy

3.  Vernon Masters has released their meet package for their January 27th meet.  You can find it here:  Meet Package

4.  Jozsef Nagy is giving a breaststroke clinic under the auspices of UBC Masters. It is on Saturday,  January 5th, 2013, 9AM to 11:30 at the UBC Pool. Attendance is limited to 25 and is “first come first served”. The fee is $25 and is payable to UBC Masters Swim Club. Enteries to be mailed to me:

Ivan Szasz
2938 Waterloo St
Vancouver, BC
V6R 3J5

4.  Plan early for April 2013 Provincials in Vancouver – here is some information on group bookings from the organizers:

MSABC Meet: April 27-28, 2013

Executive Hotel Vintage Park

~ rate of $109/night including breakfast for two

~ rate of $99/night excluding breakfast

~ additional people in room cost $20/person

~ rooms will be held in two blocks of 75; 37 rooms will be released on Tuesday, February 26th if not booked, all other rooms will be released by Tuesday, March 25th if not booked

~ the American Breakfast is offered as part of this package (no additional cost) and the breakfast is valued at $18/person

  • Breakfast includes fresh fruit juices, baked goods, fresh seasonal fruit & yogurt, buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, country sausage, bacon, hash brown potatoes, toast, coffee & tea

~ refer to MSABC Meet when booking

Quality Inn at False Creek

~ rate of $104/night including breakfast for two

~ rate of $89/night excluding breakfast

~ rates in effect until March 26, 2013- based upon single or double occupancy

~ 40 rooms blocked for MSABC (refer to MSABC Meet when booking)

~ the Canadian Breakfast is offered as part of this package at no additional cost and the breakfast is valued at $12.75/person

  • Breakfast includes orange juice, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, diced potatoes, toast, coffee & tea

Nanaimo Ebbtides Meet Results posted

The full meet results with splits from the 1st December 2012 meet are posted here

The meet scores are posted here

Place Team Points
1 Victoria Masters 2,555
2 Nanaimo Ebbtides 1,459
3 White Rock Wave 1,124
4 English Bay Swim Club 937
5 Victoria Silver Streaks 827
6 Winskill Otters 522
7 Hyde Creek Masters 306
8 West Shores Masters 300
9 North Shores Masters 298
10 NavyMasters 275
11 Hyack Burnaby 193
12 UBC Masters 185
13 Comox Valley Masters 154
14 Haney Seahorses Swim Club Haney 80