Want to try Pole Vault? Here's your chance!! Open to 2003 and older athletes, Coach Len van Ryswyk is offering Introductory Pole Vault training starting Saturday, March 28 9-10am at the track. No experience necessary.
Ocean Athletics elite high jumper, Joel Della Siega, with Abbotsford High Performance High Jump Coach Ziggy Szelagowicz, and Canadian National Team High Jumper Mike Mason.
Joel Della Siega sets new Ocean Athletics High Jump record with a jump of 2.03m !!!
"I had the privilege of being invited to attend an Athletics Canada Training Camp earlier this month. It was held at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. I had two weeks of beautiful weather, surrounded by and training with olympic and paralympic athletes. I roomed with fellow Canadians Inaki Gomez, an olympic racewalker, and Michael Mason, a two time olympic high jumper. The facility was amazing with accomodations for sports from archery to BMX racing and rowing. Our days included heart rate and hydration monitoring and two workouts a day. Between sessions we had access to physiotherapy and massage, as well as some world class information sessions by reknowned physicians and trainers. It was inspirational to witness some of the performances by these athletes, including a 2.23 meter (7ft 4in) high jump by Mike Mason.
Thankyou to the BC Athletics Officials, Ocean Athletics' Volunteers, Coaches, Athletes and Parents for your support of the March 21, Spring Breaker event. Results are available here (updated Mar 22, 9:00pm). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you spot errors in the results - misspelled names, incorrect club names or results. Contact Maureen at the helpdesk.
Planning ahead for the 2015 BC Championships
BC Jamboree (midgets and older) Championships - Nanaimo - July 10,11, 12
Accomodation in Nanaimo can be limited. Book your accomodation now! The Coast Bastian is recommended but other suggestions for accomodation can be found here.
BC Junior Development (9-13) Championships - Kamloops - July 17,18,19
Reminder to Athletes, Parents & Coaches
JD parents: come down to the track to pick up your child. Do not honk from the parking lot! There are too many nutbars out there waiting for opportunities to be crazy. JD's: do not leave the training group without letting your coaches know. High School Athletes: go with a friend when going up to the parking lot. Parents please know that one of the coaches will always stay with your child or teen at the parking lot if you are delayed.
Training Schedules - please check for updates to training times
JD's and Seahorses: Mondays & Thursdays 6pm - 7:30pm at the Track. Saturdays 10-11:30am
High School Sprinters, Hurdlers, Jumpers - Mondays and Thursdays 5:30pm at the track , Saturdays 10am at the track
HS Middle Distance - Mondays & Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm meet at the track. Saturdays will alternate between Crescent Park and the track. Saturday, March 28 10am Crescent Park
Throwers - Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays JD's 5:30 start, Midgets + 6pm start. Saturdays JD's 10am start, Midgets + 10:30am start Tuesdays Javelin: 5:30-7pm at the track - beginners welcome
Pole Vault - Mondays Bellingham - Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6pm Track, Thursdays Bellingham, Saturdays - 10am Track
High Jump - Saturdays - 11am and Tuesdays 5:30pm with Coach Jim. JD's Saturdays - 10:30 with Coach Jay.
Masters: Saturday, March 28 - 8:15am - Crescent Park
Founded in March of 2006, Ocean Athletics is a track and field club offering training and coaching for athletes ages 9+. We have 280 members with 12 qualified coaches in the areas of sprints, throws, distance and jumps.
In the spring of 2012, five Rotary Clubs came together to help Ocean Athletics and the City of Surrey to build a storage shed that now houses our pole vault, high jump and throwing equipment. Thank you to:
- Rotary Club of White Rock Millennium
- Rotary Club of White Rock Peace Arch
- Rotary Club of White Rock Peninsula
- Rotary Club of Semiahmoo (White Rock)
- Rotary Club of White Rock
In the spring of 2014, the new Rona shed was completed in the northwest corner of the track. Ocean Athletics shares 1/4 of that space. Thank you to Drew Kightley and Rona for their sponsorship of this project.