Summer Series #1  -5000m Olympic Standard for Rachel Cliff.    An jam packed evening of fast races and great high jumping, culminated in an Olympic standard result for Rachel Cliff.  A group of excited fans held their collective breaths on the last lap as everyone knew it was going to be close.  A big cheer went up as Rachel crossed the line and it looked like standard had been achieved, but the official time had to wait until all runners were past the line.  Standard was 15:24  - Rachel's time  15.23.94  !!  Congratulations Rachel! 

Full meet results available soon.





**** Reminder to athletes to register for the BC Jamboree Championship for Midget and older athletes.  All individual and relay entries must be submitted by Friday, July 1 midnight.  If you are going away for the Canada Day weekend, make sure your entries are in before you leave.  Confirm your availability and commitment to relays at Thursday's Practice June 30th.

2016 Junior Development Track and Field Championships are being hosted by Ocean Athletics on July 29-31st.  Technical Package including schedule.   Ocean Athletes please register using the standard Ocean entry form.  All non Ocean athletes please use Trackiereg.

Volunteers - we need everyone's help to make our 3 remaining Summer Series events and the JD Champs a great  success.  Please get involved.  You are needed to volunteer at one Summer Series meet and the JD Champs - this includes the athletes!!   Sign up sheets available at the track and on the Track Meet Entries page (look for the Volunteer Section associated with each meet)


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 Ocean Athletics Summer Series continues Tuesday July 5th.  This BC Athletics Sanctioned 4 meet series (June 28, July 5,12,19) is open to Junior Development through Masters aged athletes.   A wide variety of events are offered in a compact 3 hour format.  Cost is a flat $10 ($13 for non current BC Athletics members), free for Ocean Athletics members.  In addition to the regular schedule, additional events may be added as required for our BC elite athletes as continue in their hunt for a place on Canada's Olympic team to Rio.    *** note: after June 30th, BC Athletics Sanctioned meets are not open to non BC Athletics members.  School, training, 'day of' memberships cannot be accepted.  Go to BC Athletics for information on how to become a full BC Athletics member.

Ocean members register through the Ocean Athletics Track Meet Entries link.  All non Ocean members may register through Trackiereg      

In addition to the Summer Series events, Ocean Athletics is proud to once again host the BC Athletics Summer Coaching Clinics prior to each Summer Series event.  Information and registration  

2016 Training Schedule

Throws Program   Regular Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Saturday 10-noon.  

HS Power Speed Group - 5:30pm  Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays.  Jumps with Coach Derek on Mondays and Thursdays.  Saturdays 10-noon.

HS Middle Distance Group -  Tuesdays and Thursday 5:30-7:15pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am.  

Pole Vault - Coach Len's group, practice as per coaching email.  ** Practice cancelled SaturdayJuly 2 (Jack Brow meet)

High Jump -   Mondays 5:30-7:30pm and Wednesdays  3:30-5:30pm   Thursdays 6-7:30pm

JD's -  Monday  6-7:30pm.  Tuesday 5:30-7pm  Thursday 6-7:30pm Saturdays 10-11:30am   **Practice cancelled Saturday July 2 (Universal meet at Bear Creek)

Seahorses - Thursdays 6-7:15pm, Saturdays 10-11:15am

Ocean Athletes stellar at the 2016 BC High School Track & Field and Combined Events Championships!

Gabriele Hack (20min after her 400m heat) struck GOLD in the Junior Triple jump with a huge PB of 11.37m!!    Joel Della Siega - GOLD - in the Senior HJ with 2.0m,   Kenny Jr. Blackman - GOLD - in the Junior 100m.   Cayla Snow - GOLD - 300m Hurdles - 46.36  Alexa Porpaczy - GOLD - JR High Jump - 1.73m     Michael Miller - SILVER - gr8 1500m in 4:36.8.   Angela Peters - SILVER - Gr8 Triple Jump - 10.  Maya Kobylanski - SILVER - Gr8 3000m - 10:48.36.   Chloe Alkema  - SILVER - SR Pole Vault 2.80m.     Olivia van Ryswyk - SILVER - JR Pole Vault - 2.70m    Ryan Denman also jumped a new PB in Long Jump to take the Junior Long Jump BRONZE with a jump of 6.24m, Connor Sinclair - BRONZE - SR Shot Put - 12.87m,  Dominic Luccock - BRONZE - Sr Decathlon    Brendan Luccock - BRONZE - GR8 Pentathlon 

Senior Girls 4x400m relay - Semiahmoo with Oceanites Elise Burgert, Alexa Porpaczy, & Gabrielle Hack - SILVER !!

New BC High School records by:

Gabrielle Hack - Junior TJ - old record 11.11, Gabrielle's jump 11.37m

Alexa Porpaczy - Junior HJ - old record 1.70m,  Alexa's jump 1.73m

Joel Della Siega tied his own BC High School record set in 2015 with his 2.00m jump

Way to go Ocean Athletes!  Congratulations Coaches for all of your hard work and preparation with our athletes.

                    2016 BC High School Championship

Ryan Denman (3rd from R) - JR Long Jump - Bronze 6.24m

Kenny Blackman Jr. - JR 100m - GOLD - 10:14m 

Cayla Snow (Left) - JR 300m hurdles - GOLD - 46.36


Olivia van Ryswyk (right) - JR Pole Vault - SILVER - 2.70m

Gabrielle Hack - JR Triple Jump - GOLD - 11.37mJoel Della Siega - SR High Jump - GOLD - 2.0m 
Maya Kobylanski - Gr8 3000m - SILVER - 10.48.36

Dominic Luccock Bronze Medal at BC HS Multi Events. Connor Sinclair 5th. 2nd from left is Ethan Foster who trains Pole Vault with Dominic and Connor elected to compete as exhibition so he could compete as a Junior at the BC HS Championships.

Ocean Athletics wishes to thank the BC Officials and club volunteers plus all the day of help from visiting clubs the weekend of May 27-28 for the hosting of the BC High School Multi Championships, Zone 3&4 Summer Games Trials and the TuneUp event.

Visit our results menu to view all results from the above mentioned event.


A great quote from Coach Derek (directed at actors but completely applicable to athletes)

When Sir Lawrence Olivier was asked what made him a good actor, he replied,    "The humility to prepare and the confidence to pull it off." 
Trust your training and be confident.  You are ready. 
Coach Derek 


 Ocean Athletics' 2016 Summer Games Team Final Selection

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.


2016 Training Schedule

Throws Program   Regular Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Saturday 10-noon.  ** Practice cancelled Thursday June 16 and Saturday June 18 (Langley meet)

HS Power Speed Group - 5:30pm  Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays.  Jumps with Coach Derek on Mondays and Thursdays.  **Practice cancelled Saturday June 18 (Langley meet)

HS Middle Distance Group -  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday 5:30-7:15pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am.   **Practice cancelled Saturday, June 18 (Langley meet)

Pole Vault - Coach Len's group, practice as per coaching email.  ** Practice cancelled Saturday June 18 (Langley meet)

High Jump -   Mondays 5:30-7:30pm and Wednesdays  3:30-5:30pm   

JD's -  Monday  6-7:30pm.  Tuesday 5:30-7pm  Thursday 6-7:30pm Saturdays 10-11:30am   **Practice cancelled Saturday June 18 (Langley meet)

Seahorses - Thursdays 6-7:15pm, Saturdays 10-11:15am


Team BC Selection and standards criteria

BC Athletics has released all 2016 BC Team selection and standards criteria.  Athletes and coaches are asked to please familiarize themselves with all documents.

NEW!!  Coaching Links! Open up the side bar link 'Coaching Links' to view a collection of videos, articles related to training and coaching. This link will be updated regularly.  

Athletes and Coaches!  Be sun smart. The air is still not warm but the sun is strong.  Please make sure you take sun protection precautions such as wearing a hat,  light coloured clothing (this also helps with mosquitoes),  sun screen and having sunglasses available to wear when apppropriate.




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)

Lynn Kanuka

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)

 Carl Savage

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.



Dave McDonald

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. 


Derek Fournier

Triple Jump and Long Jump













Brian Cyr

Sprints and Multi Events (pentathlon, heptathlon, decathlon) - High School, Post Secondary, Open Athletes












Thorsten Gutsche

Jeannie Cockcroft 

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



Charlene Janzen

Brad Smith

Robert Antscherl

Steve Peters

Denise McGrann

Jay Zhu

Brian Clendenin

Sheryl Murrell


Seahorse Program (ages 7-8  Introduction to Track & Field)

Simmi Brar

Maggie Compo

Liz Dilasser





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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.

We are located in South Surrey. Contact us via email helpdesk or at (604)535-2062. Ask for Maureen.