Ted Simpson and Stan Powell Award Nominees

Be sure to come to the banquet at the Provincials and find out who wins the Ted Simpson and Stan Powell Awards

Ted Simpson Award Nominees

Aart Looye

If any of you ever wondered whether you could make a change, accomplish something difficult, confront your own fears, make your dreams happen – look no further than Aart. Aart had a stroke, paralyzing his left side, February 2015 and that’s not keeping him on the couch. He swam in the 55+Games in August 2015 and in the Love to Swim EBSC meet in February. He swims freestyle and backstroke one armed. He is a huge inspiration to many.

Connie Stamhuis

More information to come.

Stan Powell Award Nominees

Khosro Mansuri

Khosro lives and breathes swimming.

Coaches Canadian Dolphins, West Van otters and North Shore masters. Introduced Masters for kids program on North Shore. Started North Shore Masters. Bought at his own expense electronic timing system currently used 20 times a year for Masters and kids meets. Manager for North Shore masters meet, 55+ games and Provincials.
Understands the club Assistant. At his own expense converted the North Shore Masters website to Team Unify for better communication and services.

Julie Jones

The important person no one ever sees.  Julie has been the MSABC records person forever.  She is the one who makes sure your BC, Canadian and world records are filed with the proper person to be certified.  She is the one who is responsible for all of then Certificates that come your way after the above work is done,  She has gone from receiving a bag of paper applications  after every meet in BC and beyond to currently being flooded  with e files week after week.

If you only realize after the fact you were successful she guides you through who to ask for what so your small piece of Fame is recorded. She has been doing this so long that no one but Julie (maybe Dennis) knows when she started.  Years of work put in by a volunteer that never  asks for help.

Notice to MSABC Members


MSABC is currently seeking the assistance of two members for 1 to 2 hours to review our bookkeeping for the past year. If you are attending the Provincial Championships and are vailable to help please contact our treasurer Peter Heusel


MSABC is currently seeking volunteer board members for the upcoming year. The following positions are up for election:

  • Vice President
  • Director of Communications
  • Registrar
  • Director at Large

Please contact Rod Carmichael for more information.

Notice of MSABC By-law Changes

Please note the MSABC has updated our By-Laws as per the request of the Registrar of Companies. We will need you, the members, to confirm you are ok with the updated by-laws at our upcoming AGM.

The MSABC Annual General meeting will be held approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of competition on Saturday, April 23rd in the Multipurpose Room at Watermania.

You can view the By-laws here.

See you at the Provincials!

Have you signed-up for Provincials yet?

Hosted by the North Shore Masters and North Shore Aquatics Society this year’s provincial championships will take place at Watermainia in Richmond, BC from April 22 to 24, 2016.

Go here for Online Registration or here for the Meet Package.

Book at room at the local Holiday Inn Express & Suites at Riverport (5 minute walk to Watermania or Banquet Venue) from $125 to 145.00 per night. Be sure to quote the block name: Masters Provincial Swimming Championships for special pricing.

MSABC Bylaw Updates


A recent  Societies Act change requires that all not-for-profits have their bylaws available in electronic format. This has prompted the board of directors to not only digitize but also modernize MSABC’s bylaws.

As we work through the bylaws at top of mind is MSABC’s past, present and future.  Our current bylaws were last reviewed in 2000 and certain aspects have since become irrelevant.  In addition, Governance is in need of  modernization to reflect current best practices.

Our end goal is to create user friendly, plain language bylaws that will help guide us through the various processes under which we operate.  Bylaws are the backstop to  the policies that govern our very dynamic organization.

In early April 2016 we will publish the proposed changes to the bylaws for your review.  Ultimately the board will ask you to vote  on the adoption of the new bylaws at this year’s AGM in Richmond.

MSABC Quickies



Please don’t forget to submit your nominees to the Board of Directors for the Ted Simpson Achievement Award and the Stan Powell Memorial Service Award. For more information go here.

Only you know who!


It’s that time again. MSABC is looking for award nominees for both the Ted Simpson Achievement and Stan Powell Memorial Services Awards and only you know who should be nominated.

So send us a note and nominate someone. If you don’t, who will?

Ted Simpson Achievement Award Criteria:

  • registered MSABC Masters Swimmer who has achieved distinguished results in the current year or
  • overcame injury, illness and/or disabilityannelle

Last years winner was Annelle Hammer.

Email the board with the name of your nominee and a few sentences as to why you are nominating them no later then April 10, 2016.

Stan Powell Memorial Service Award Criteria:

  • contributed to the betterment of Masters Swimming in British Columbia and/or service to Masters Swimmingshelia.jpg

Last years winner was Shelia Campbell.

Email the board with the name of your nominee and a few sentences as to why you are nominating them no later then April 10, 2016.