Training Update - Thursday March 22 2018

Due to the heavy rain, High Jump Practice likely cancelled. Check back here.

Throws, JD & Seahorse practices will be cancelled if heavy rain persists.  Check here at 4:30 for final decision.

HS Middle Distance Practice ON 530-7pm

HS Sprinters, Jumpers, Hurdlers - Practice ON  5:03-7pm  *** Saturday March 24 - Coach Michaela will be coaching 10-11:30  - Sprint, Intermediate Hurdlers and Steeplechasers should plan to take advantage of Michaela's presence



Spring Break Training Updates:

High School Sprint, Hurdles & Jumps - you should have your workouts from Coach Carl, Coach Derek and Coach Michaela.  You are welcome to come and do your individual practice during regular Ocean practice sessions.   Please contact Coach Carl, Derek or Michaela if you have not received an individual training plan. Coach Carl will return for the March 30-April 2 Sprint Training Camp, Coach Derek will return April 2. 

JD & Seahorse practices as usual throughout the Spring Break at the regular times.   ** Seahorse Monday night practices 6-7pm will start Monday April 2

Throws - Javelin - Mondays 6-7:30pm  Tuesdays 5:30-7pm if there is interest!  If you wish to throw Javelin Tuesday March 27 then please contact both Coach Rori and Mo     Shot Put - Mondays and Thursdays 6-7:30pm   Discus - TBD

High Jump - Mondays & Thursday 6-7:30pm,  Saturdays 10-11:30am

Pole Vault - contact Coach Len

Spring Break High School Sprints, Jumps, Hurdles Training Camp  - Friday to Monday March 30-April 2  - Details available soon.

Update on Coach Dave -  As most of you know, Coach Dave underwent knee surgery last Friday.  Surgery looks to have been successful.   

Coach Dave, all of us wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to having you back with us soon!!  He is up on crutches working on those pythons of his!

Update on Coach Michaela - Coach Michaela is recovering from serious eye surgery and will join us as soon as she is able.

Coach Michaela, we all wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to your return soon.

Staying local for Spring Break?  Take advantage of the City of Surrey Recreation Family Passes for unlimited access to pools, arenas and gymnasiums - $10 for 18yrs  and under,  $15 Students & Seniors,  $20 Adults.   Passes available on line or at a recreation centre.  Valid until April 2, 2018



Parents & practice dropoff:  Please do not stop to let your children out of the car at the entrance to the park.  This is a no stopping area.  Stopping backs up incoming vehicles into the traffic circle.  Now that spring has arrived, it is likely we will see bylaw officers handing out tickets to offenders.


2018 BC Team Selection Criteria


2018 Championship Dates 


BC Masters Championships - July 15-17th - hosted by Langley Mustangs at McLeod Stadium

BC JD Pentathlon Championships - Saturday June 22 - hosted by Ocean Athletics at our South Surrey Athletic Park track

BC Jamboree - Championships for Midget, Youth, Junior & Seniors - Fri-Sun  July 13-15 - hosted by Coquitlam Cheetahs at the Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam

BC Summer Games - 2003, 2004 Athletes - Trials May 26, 27 hosted by Universal Athletics & Ocean Athletics at our South Surrey Athletic Park track -  Summer Games July 19-21 in Duncan, BC

BC JD Track and Field Championships - Fri-Sat July 27-29 - hosted by Okanagan Athletics in Kelowna

Canadian Masters Track & Field Championships - athletes 30yrs and older are eligible - Fri-Sun August 3-5 - hosted by Ocean Athletics at our South Surrey Athletic Park track with some events at Bear Creek Park on Friday.

High School

All entries done through your school programs.  Please ensure that you are registered with your school team and that you help your school team thrive by helping to coach.  Your Ocean Athletics competition tops are not to be worn at school meets.  Check the Fraser Valley Track and Field website for up to date information      and the BC HS Track and Field website


May 1,2 4th - Surrey HS Track and Field Championships - HOSTED BY OCEAN ATHLETICS AT OUR TRACK - Top 7 athletes in Grade 8, 9/10, and 11/12 qualify to the Fraser Valley Championships.

May 14,15, 17 - Fraser Valley Championships - Top 8 Juniors (grades 9,10), top 8 Seniors (grades 11,12) qualify to the BC High School Championships  *** Grade 8's apply for the Grade 8 Invitational at the BC HS Championships

May 31-June 2 - BC High School Championships - McLeod Stadium, Langley


April 30, May 2 (Mon, Wed) - Delta/Coquitlam HS Track and Field Championships - top 5 athletes in Grades 8, 9/10, 11/12 qualify for Fraser Valley Championships.   Qualification to BC HS Championships is as above.

Vancouver Independent Schools

May 8,9 - Vancouver Independent Schools Championships - Swangard Stadium - top 2 Juniors, top 2 Seniors qualify through to BC HS Championships


UPDATE:   The Ocean Athletics Seahorse Program is now full.  Those athletes who have started with us but not yet signed up,  a place has been held for you.   Additional athletes can be put on a waiting list.  Please contact Coach Mo.    We are looking to secure an additional coach so that we can open enrollment again.


Clothing Sales will occur at the end of Saturday practices.


Training Schedule  ** see update above for Spring Break changes

High School sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers - All practices now at the track.   Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-7pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am   *** Tuesday outdoors will continue to be general group training

High School Middle Distance - All practices at the track unless indicated by Coach Lynn    Mondays & Thursdays 5:30-7pm,  Saturdays 10-11:30am

Throws -  Mondays 5:30-7:30pm (6-7:30pm Javelin) Tuesdays 5:30-7pm (Javelin 6-7pm),  Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm, Saturdays 10-2pm.    Coaches Rori, Connor and Chris will continue throws practices during Coach Dave's absence.   ** Please check above for throwing schedule updates.

High Jump  - Mondays & Thursdays 6-7:30pm and Saturdays 10-11:30am at the track

Pole Vault- Contact Coach Len for information on the Bellingham indoor vault program (Mondays & Thursdays), Saturdays 10am at the track.

JD's & Seahorses - All practices at the track    JD's Mondays & Thursdays 6-7:30pm,  Saturdays 10-11:30am    Seahorses Thursdays 6-7pm , Saturdays 10-11:30am    ****  NOTE:  Time change for Seahorses on Thursdays   


Missed the spike sale at Peninsula Runners?  Still lots available in the store.  Shop soon for best style and colour.   Available at the track for sale  $25 + tax    2x Size 6, size 6.5 and size 7 spikes.   Also a pair of white size 9 ($25 - spikes not shown here)  See Mo at the track.








Training Tips:  Take a look at our Coaching Links section.  Technical Event information, Injury Prevention and Nutrition articles.  The latest addition is a CBC Marketplace segment on energy drinks and bars.  Check it out!    

Volunteer Bond Refund - if you are owed a 2017 Volunteer Bond, refunds can be picked up at the track  11:15-11:45 on Saturday, March 24.  Ocean has returned to post-dated volunteer bonds.  Your volunteer bond of $200 should be dated Oct. 15, 2018, and then attached to the Ocean Membership form.  If you registered on Trackiereg, you are still required to submit both the 2018 Membership form and Athlete Emergency form.

Congratulations to Jack Williams and Canada's Senior Men's Cross Country Team for their bronze medal at the Pan American XCountry Championships!! 









The Peninsula Runners 2018 Trail Series is another partnership opportunity for Ocean Athletics and Peninsula Runners !!  Thankyou to our dedicated volunteer crew who helped to make this trail series a success.







Congratulations to Owen Pinto!  2018 U16 National Indoor 800m Champion!   Owen opened his 2018 season with a 2min 800m in Seattle on the Feb 3 weekend, as a warmup to taking the U16 Mens 800m Indoor Title in 2:02 in Montreal this Feb 10 weekend.  Owen lead start to finish!!     Mark Pinckard finished 7th in the Invitational Masters Men's 800 with a season opener of 2:16.   Well done Owen, Mark & Coaches Lynn, Cam & Jake.  









University of Washington Indoor - Sunday, February 12th

 Cayla Smith - 1 second off her 400mPB - Adam Vilio 400mPB  - Tamara Harris  600m Indoors PB and Hannah Milic 2 seconds off her 3000m Outdoor PB   - Great season openers.   Well done!


Congratulations to our Ocean Athletics athletes at the 2018 Harry Jerome Indoor.  In addition to some outstanding individual and relay performances, two Ocean athletes were awarded outstanding athletes of the meet awards.

Caiden Lee (2005) for breaking the 600m  record by 7 seconds!!   and  Emma deBoer (2003) for a spectacular 165cm season opener in the High Jump.    Well done Caiden and Emma.   Both received a deluxe Timex watch.  In addition to their individual events both contributed to 4x200m relay teams and Caiden won the 2005 60m. 

Additional outstanding Ocean results by Lindsay Cyr with season opening shot put of 9.81., Tyler Wilson winning the 1500 racewalk in 6:48.53, Coach Jeannie with a season opener of 1.50m in the HJ, Ryan Pederson tying for 2nd in the youth 60m final where the first three were only 1/1000th of a second apart!, and then winning the 300m in 38.62, Adam Vilio and Kaelan House 1st and 2nd in the Youth 600m,  Maya Kobylanski winning the Youth 1500, Hannah Milic 2nd in the Yoth 1200m, Roy Jiang 2nd in the Midget 60m, Issac Baker 2nd in Midget 1200m, Kaylie Borntraeger 1st Midget 300m, Gilberto de la Pena 3rd 2006 60m & 600m, James Hodgson 2nd 600m, Maella Hodgson 1st 2006 600m, Eve Antscherl 3rd 2007 60m, Oscar Antscherl 2nd 2007 60m,  Ben Condin 2nd 2009 60m, Phoenix Burgess 2nd 600m Sasha deHal 1st 2009 60m & 2nd 600m.  Anna Blair 3rd 2009 600m  Full results

*** Ocean Uniforms - competition tops may be exchanged after a minimum of 2 years if they no longer fit.  You must bring the used uniform to obtain an exchange.  If the uniform is damaged you may be required to purchase a new one.   If you wish to trade your uniform with a visiting athlete, you will need to purchase a new one for your use.   The Ocean Athletics is a high quality Garneau item designed uniquely for OA that will look brand new for many years if properly laundered (suggest washing and then hanging to dry).  Uniforms for new members are distributed on Saturdays when our Clothing Coordinator Cathy Carr is available.





2018 Ocean Athletics registration is now live on Trackiereg! 

Registrations will be done on-line at    Membership categories are based on year of birth, not age at registration.  Once you have completed your registration, fill out both the 2018 Membership and Athlete Emergency forms.   Write in your Trackiereg Invoice # next to the membership category.  Attach your post-dated Volunteer Bond cheque to the membership form ($200 - cheque dated October 15, 2018), and hand in at your first practice of 2018.

 *** NOTE:  the Athlete Emergency Form link had the incorrect form.  It has been corrected.  Apologies for any inconvenience.      Athlete Emergency Form




New members welcome.  Please use the Helpdesk at the bottom of this page to contact us for more information. 

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