Friday, July 29 - BC JD Championships Meet Program Here
Stay hydrated and arrive at least 1 hour before your events this weekend. Have a great championship! You have worked hard all season and now is the time to test your skills! Seahorses, arrive at 12noon to register for your 12:30 event.
11 Seasons Strong!! Great to see so many current and alumni members. A beautiful night in South Surrey - good friends and food!! Thank you everyone for being a part of this club we all love!!!
A special thanks to Heather Ridenour and her crew for all of their hard work in putting this event together - Anna Hewstan Kathy & Todd Pederson, Gurp Dehal, Erin Hack, Lori Dowhaniuk, Jen Soti, Darcie Booth, Camille Roberts - and many more who stepped in to help.
Congratulations to Ryan Denman (U16 - long jump) and Alexa Porpaczy (U18 - high Jump) for their selection to the BC/Yukon Command to the 2016 Canadian Legion Championship in St Terese Quebec. Good Luck at Legions!
Congratulations to our athletes for their performances on the weekend at the BC Jamboree Championships. Full results.
Congratulations to Ocean Athletics National Champions!!
Joel Della Siega - Canadian Junior Men's High Jump Champion - 2.10m (1.95m, 1.98m 2.01m, 2.07 XO, 2.07, 2.10 XO)
Alexa Porpaczy - Canadian Junior Women's High Jump Silver - 1.71m (1.60m, 1.65m,, 1.68m 1.71 XO )
Congratulations to Lucas Bruchet, a former Ocean Athletics' athlete, for being named to the 2016 Canadian Olympic Team for the 5000m event in Rio!!! Well done, Lucas! You are an inspiration to our up-and-coming athletes.
Thank you Andre de Grasse and all of our Canadian Athletes for a stellar evening of Track and Field at the Harry Jerome Classic!!
Congratulations to our 7 Relay teams who competed at the Harry Jerome Classic on Friday June 17th.
2016 Training Schedule
Throws Program August Training starts 5pm Tuesday August 2nd.
HS Power Speed Group - Great Season - enjoy your Break - Coaches Carl, Brian & Derek will be in touch with the late August kickstart program!!
HS Middle Distance Group - Enjoy your Break. Coach Lynn will be in touch. Read your emails concerning the Manning Park training camp. You need to make up your mind to commit now. These camps take a lot of planning and cannot happen at the last minute.
Pole Vault - Coaches Len and Kathryn will be in touch with the post season program.
High Jump - Coach Jeannie will be coaching throughout August. More information on training days and group criteria coming soon.
JD's - JD Champs this weekend July 29th to 31st. We will have over 410 athletes at this event. Great competition and wonderful weather. No practice Monday August 1st, but final wrapup practice Thursday August 4th 5:30 to 7pm. Bring a towel and your sense of fun!! After Thursday August 4th, there will be a Break until the end of August. Startup date will be announced soon.
Seahorses - Season Wrapup competition on Saturday July 30 during the JD Championships. Free for Ocean members, $10 for non Ocean - Bring your friends!!! Sign up is onsite on Saturday at 12noon with event beginning at 12:30 and culminating at 1:30 with a 60m sprint in front of the Grandstands. NO PRACTICE THURSDAY JULY 28. SEAHORSES WELCOME TO THE FINAL JD PRACTICE OF THE YEAR ON THURSDAY AUGUST 4TH.
2016 Summer Games
Congratulations to Keaton Lees, Cedric Iyumva, Ryan Pederson, Ethan Borkowski, Evan Ellison, Ryan Denman, Kaelan House, Michael Miller, Aneel Gillan, Brendan Luccock, Cayla Smith, Jaziel Tunti, Angela Peters, Alanna Cunha Maya Kobylanski, Olivia van Ryswyk, and Macey Michaud for their fine performanes at the Summer Games, but also for the raving reviews from the Head Coach of how you conducted yourselves. Thankyou for representing Ocean Athletics so honourably.
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Meet your Ocean Athletics Coaching Team ! Ocean Athletics is proud of the coaching expertise we are able to offer our members. Our experienced and qualified coaching team allows us to offer a full range of Track and Field events for Seahorses 7-8 year olds, up through the Junior Development years of ages 9-13, and on through the high school, university and masters years. Both the elite and recreational athlete have a place at Ocean Athletics. Our mission is to develop athletes to their fullest potential with thoughtful, realistic and effective programming.
Maureen de St. Croix - Head Coach
Middle Distance Group ( 800m+, Cross Country)
Head Coach High School, Post Secondary & Open Ages Middle Distance & Cross Country Running Program Cross Country Running
Lynn's personal passion is to help people at all levels enjoy the sport she loves, and to help them achieve their goals and potential as athletes and healthy happy human beings. "Coach Lynn" has 25 years of coaching experience with elementary school youngsters through to Canadian National Team Elite Level athletes. Lynn’s enthusiasm and energy inspires all around her to achieve to the best of their ability. Lynn is a certified Athletics Canada NCCP Competition "Performance Coach". Lynn coaches athletes in the 400m through 3000m distances, steeplechase and cross country running. Lynn is also acting as Team Canada coach, most recently at the Pan American Cross Country Championships.
Lynn`s personal athletic career began at the local grass roots level and progressed through to the National team and Olympic level. Lynn`s level of expertise is evident in the successes of her athletes from the achievement of personal bests to High School Champions to being on Provincial and National Teams. Many of the high school graduates from Lynn's program have secured athletic scholarships at post-secondary schools both in Canada and the US, while all athletes in this group have achieved the foundations of fitness for life. Highlights of Lynn's stellar career can be found here.
Power Speed Group (sprints, hurdles, jumps & throws)
Head Coach High School, Post Secondary & Open Ages Power Speed Group (sprints, hurdles, jumps)
Carl is a specialist coach for sprints and hurdles. Over a 45 year coaching career, he has been a long term Canadian International Coach, including Olympic, Canadian and Pan American Games. Carl has also been a long term BC Seniors, UBC and Club Coach; personally developing Olympic athletes and BC/Canadian record holders.
Carl has been a Master Coach course instructor for the Canadian National Coaching organization and was inducted into the BC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000.
Carl supports and challenges each athlete to achieve their personal best both physically and mentally; encouraging athletes to be self-motivated and take responsibility for their own success. Whilst recognizing the importance of a strong training group, he also adapts programs to fit individual needs. Since the 1970’s, Carl’s athletes have gone on to national and international post-secondary studies on scholarships.
Highlights of Carl’s extensive career can be found here.
Head Coach Throws (JD's, High School Athletes, Post Secondary and Open ages Throwers - shot put, discus, javelin, hammer)
Dave McDonald is the latest addition to the Ocean Athletics Coaching Team. Dave is equally home coaching raw beginners, and accomplished ‘elite’ throwers. As a accomplished coach and competitive thrower, Dave has the skills to develop our Ocean athletes in all four of the throws disciplines – Shot Put, Discus, Hammer and Javelin. His philosophy is that ‘Technique Rules” . His programs emphasize a steady progression in technique with the resultant increase in skill.
Dave has come late to the art of Track and Field throws – having been a long jumper, triple jumper and pole vaulter in his High School and university days - but that has not stopped him from obtaining rankings in the top 15 World Rankings in 4 events in the Men’s 60-64 class in 2015. He is organized for his coaching sessions, thoughtful and friendly. The foundations of his coaching are remaining healthy, having fun and throwing as far as possible for an individual –in that order!
Ocean Athletics is looking forward to further development in our throwing program.
Highlights of Dave’s athletic and coaching career can be found here.
Triple Jump and Long Jump
Sprints and Multi Events (pentathlon, heptathlon, decathlon) - High School, Post Secondary, Open Athletes
Head Coach High Jump
Len van Ryswyk
Pole Vault Program - athletes 12 years and older
Junior Development Program (ages 9-13 - all events)
Ted de St. Croix
Seahorse Program (ages 7-8 Introduction to Track & Field)
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“Ocean Athletics Track and Field Club gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Gaming Community Grants Program. This financial support allows Ocean Athletics to continue to operate and improve our track and field programming for youth ages 6 years and older.”
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.