2016 BC Junior Development Championships are almost upon us. Friday July 29 to Sunday July 31 at our track. The JD's are ready to compete - now the rest of us have to step up to make this event as successful as possible. This 2.5 day meet requires a large team of trained volunteers to make it a success. Volunteer signup is available on the Track meet entries site. Look for an email letting you know how you can help. Senior Athletes - this is an opportunity for you to support the JD's and the club as well as check off some of those mandatory school volunteer hours. Sign up today. As an extra incentive - volunteers working all 3 days of the meet will be given the brand new version of the Ocean tshirt to keep - its a beauty.
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 to all 18 of our Ocean Athletics athletes competing in the 2016 Summer Games Fri/Sat July 22/23.
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.
It's Ocean's 11th Season & time to Celebrate!!
Monday, July 25th - after training of course!! - 6:30 start Bring your stories, photos, and something to share at the table (& of course utensils, & something to drink). Help is needed in the organization of this event. If you would like to help, contact Heather Ridenour at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Series #1 - June 28, 2016 - Results
Summer Series #2 - July 5, 2016 - Results
Summer Series #3 - July 12, 2016 - Updated Results Thank you to all of our BC Athletics Officials, volunteers and athletes for another great night of track and field.
Summer Series #4 - July 19, 2016 - Results
2016 Junior Development Track and Field Championships are being hosted by Ocean Athletics on July 29-31st. Technical Package including schedule. All athletes, including Ocean Athletics athletics, please use the Trackiereg site for registration.
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! Read article
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 5-7:30pm, Saturday 10-noon.
HS Power Speed Group - 5:30pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Jumps with Coach Derek on Mondays and Thursdays. **Practice cancelled Thursday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 due to Jamboree Championships
HS Middle Distance Group - Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday 5:30-7:15pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am. *** Practice cancelled Saturday July 16 (BC Jamboree Champs)
Pole Vault - Coach Len's group, practice as per coaching email. *** Practice cancelled Saturday July16 (BC Jamboree Champs)
High Jump - Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm
JD's - Mondays 6-7:30pm. Tuesdays 5:30-7pm Thursdays 6-7:30pm Saturdays 10-11:30am
Seahorses - Thursdays 6-7:15pm, Saturdays 10-11:15am
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 sun is strong. Please make sure you take sun protection precautions - wear a hat, light coloured clothing (this also helps with mosquitoes), sun screen and 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)
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.