Warning! Attention Athletes, Parents & Coaches
As you may be aware, there was a recent abduction attempt in White Rock. The attempted child abduction investigation article can be found here. The investigating RCMP and Surrey Safe Schools Department have investigated and have found the incident not to be of a concern. However, we want everyone to remain vigilant.
Parents, please bring your young children from the parking lot to our Ocean meeting place in the southwestern corner of the park, and then return to pick them up from the track at the end of practice. The coaches will remain with the children until you come to the track to pick up your child at the end of practice. If you are picking up your child before the end of practice, please come down to the track to get him/her.
Athletes of all ages, please be aware of your surroundings. Do not wander away from your coaches. Avoid being alone waiting at the park. All of the Ocean coaches are more than willing to wait until your ride comes. Please do not consider that you are being a burden by having them stay with you.
Do not hesitate to report anything out of the ordinary. Let us keep each other safe by remembering to take the following Stranger Danger precautions:
Do not take shortcuts. Use main routes - avoid secluded areas.
Walk with friends
Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
If you are going to be delayed, phone home or ask to use a phone to call home.
Do not assist strangers.
Trust your instincts and your feelings.
The 2015 Season Begins !!
JD's and Seahorses: Mondays 6pm - 7:30pm (Seahorses until 7pm) at the Track, Thursdays Seahorses 5-6pm, JD's 5:30- 7pm at Pacific Heights Elementary 17124 26th Avenue Athletes bring your headlamps if you have them. Saturdays 10-11:30am for both Seahorses and JD's.
High School Sprinters, Hurdlers, Jumpers - Mondays and Thursdays 5:30pm start at the track, Saturdays 10am at the track
HS Middle Distance - Mondays & Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm - meet & pickup at Semiahmoo Sec, Saturdays 10am-noon - alternate between Crescent Park (Jan24) and track (Jan. 31)
Throwers - Mondays & Thursdays JD's 5:30 start, Midgets + 6pm start. Saturdays JD's 10am start, Midgets + 10:30am start
Pole Vault - Mondays Bellingham - Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6pm Track - Thursdays Bellingham - Saturdays, 10am Track
Congratulations to Michael Aono for his season opener of 51.66 in the 400m and Valda Kabia for her 24.66 in the 200m at the University of Washington meet on January 17. Great starts to the 2015 season.
2015 Memberships are due!! Your membership must be valid for 2015 for you to be able to continue to train with Ocean Athletics.
Please bring your membership form, payment, volunteer form and athlete emergency form to practice this week. Fill out the new Athlete Emergency contact form even if we already have one on file for you!!. Download the 3 required forms from this website (side bar 'Forms') or pickup at the track.
Memberships can be paid in 2 installments - middle of January, middle of February. Please note that the 2015 membership fees have increased due to the increase in BC Athletics, and Athletics Canada membership fees. New membership forms, Athlete Emergency forms and Volunteer signup forms have now been posted. Please go to Forms.
Thank you to all athletes and parents who have already submitted membership fees and form.
If you are looking to get an early start on your volunteer hours, your help with registration would be greatly appreciated. 2-3 volunteers per session would be ideal. The task involves collecting membership forms, athlete emergency forms, volunteer signup forms, membership fee, volunteer bond, and the writing of a receipt. Please contact Maureen asap to sign up!!
Athletes! Volunteering does not have to be done by your parents! High School athletes can do the required membership volunteer hours, and if you are grades 10-12, these volunteer hours can count towards your graduation requirement.
Coming soon! The Harry Jerome Indoor - Saturday February 7 - Richmond Oval. We have won the Eaton Cup Club Team Award 2 years in a row - let us make it a Hat Trick. This meet is available for athletes 10 years of age and older through to Masters. More information can be found here. The JD categories will now be run as separate age classes - 10, 11, 12, 13 in 60, 200, 600 & 4x200 only. More events available for Midgets and older. Schedule changes may occur. Check back for updates as they become available.
Ocean Athletes can enter here: Entries due Midnight, Monday January 26th
Feb. 13-15 Van Ryswyk Invitational and BC Masters Indoor Championships, Kamloops
The information for the Van Ryswyk Invitational and BC Masters Indoor Championships can be found here. Please check the meet information package for hotel accomodation. Athletes are responsible for travel, accomodation and food costs.
Entries are due Midnight Thursday, February 5.
Graduating Athletes! BC Athletics would like to know where you are going upon completion of your public school education. More details here.
Volunteer Opportunity: The Lower Mainland Cross Country Series is in need of both a Chairperson and a Treasurer. If you would like to fulfill your Ocean Athletics volunteer hours by taking on one of these positions, please contact Mo at the helpdesk for more information.
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.