BC Winter Divisionals - Fraser/Island

Location Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
Start date Feb 25, 2022
End date Feb 27, 2022
Declaration open Dec 10, 2021 12:00 AM
Declaration deadline Feb 13, 2022 11:59 PM
Job sign up open Jan 30, 2022 12:00 AM
Job sign up deadline Feb 27, 2022 11:59 PM
Restriction Barcelona - 1992 Atlanta - 1996 Sydney - 2000 Platinum Athens - 2004 Beijing - 2008 London-2012 Rio de Janeiro - 2016 Tokyo - 2020

February 24, 2022 Update

We are still in need of many volunteers for the meet.  We currently have the following vacant positions,

  • Awards Coordinator - 2 positions for finals each day.
  • Chief Timer - 1 position open for Sunday finals.
  • Hospitality Preparer/Server - 2 positions for finals each day.
  • Safety Marshalls - Many positions for all sessions.
  • Stroke & Turn - We are short Friday prelims, Friday finals, Saturday finals and Sunday finals.
  • Timekeepers - We are short for all sessions.
  • Volunteer/Swimmer/Coach/Spectator COVID Check-in (Full Session) -  We are short in almost all sessions.  If we can't check people they can't enter the facility.
  • Volunteer/Swimmer/Coach/Spectator COVID Check-in (Pre Session) -  We are short in almost all sessions.  If we can't check people they can't enter the facility.

If you can help with running the Colorado System 6 Timing Console please email meets@nanaimoriptides.com or officials@nanaimoriptides.coml - we are short on the console.

Please consider helping in even one session so we can run this meet successfully.  If we can spread the jobs around no one will have to take on too much.


February 22, 2022 Updated Session Times and Added Practice Information

Session Times - Estimated session times below have been updated based on registration.

Volunteers - We still need to fill many positions before next weekend.  If you can volunteer for even one session it is helpful.  Job times have also been updated and most sessions are shorter in duration now, please consider helping!

Spectators - With the recent PHO changes we now have some designated spectator seating in the bleachers. For admittance to the Nanaimo Aquatic Center you will be required to provide proof of vaccination and wear a mask.  Please bring your BC Vaccination ID and government issued ID for check-in. Please do not bring folding chairs as there is no space for them on deck.    Remember that the best seats are always reserved for timers and stroke & turn, so please consider helping out in those areas if you can!

Spectators for each session will be allowed to start checking in 30 minutes prior to competition start times.

Vaccination - All swimmers, coaches, chaperones, volunteers and spectators must show proof of vaccination at check-in based on the following,

  • 10 and under do not require proof of vaccination.
  • 11-12 year olds must show proof of partial vaccination
  • 13 and older must show proof of full vaccination.

Masks - Everyone must wear masks while in the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and not swimming. Please send extra masks with your swimmers as they are often dropped and wet.

Youtube Livestream - All sessions will be live streamed on the NRST Youtube channel NRST Swimming.

If you have any questions please email meets@nanaimoriptides.com


January 30, 2022 Update

The meet has been sanctioned and Job signup has opened.

Meets like this require a large number of volunteers each session to run successfully.  If you can spare some time to work just one of the 6 sessions it is helpful.

Rough timelines for each session are as follows,


See Job details for exact start times and estimated end times for each.  Some jobs require volunteers to arrive earlier than the warmup/competition start times.

Jobs - These jobs are currently only open to NRST families only to allow them an opportunity to complete their NRST volunteer points.  

Jobs (Public) - These positions are open for sign up to any clubs attending (including NRST) and do not require an account to sign up.  We require a large number of volunteers from both the Fraser and Island regions to run this meet successfully so we appreciate any time you can spare to volunteer.  When registering, please provide name, club affiliation and phone number information for each person volunteering in the comments section as we may need to contact you.

If there is a position you are interested in working that is not open to public sign up, please email meets@nanaimoriptides.com with your info and we will see if we can accommodate you.

All volunteers/coaches/swimmers 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated per the current Province of BC COVID-19 health restrictions and NAC facility guidelines. Masks must be worn while in the facility by all swimmers/coaches/volunteers.


This is a draft version of the meet information and is subject to change 


  1. All swimmers must be registered with a Swim BC, SNC, or other FINA recognized club.
  2. Qualifying period is from September 1, 2020, to the entry deadline.
  3. During the Qualifying Period, athletes must have attained at least ONE Divisional qualifying time (in their age group) AND not more than FOUR Provincial qualifying times, in an appropriately sanctioned competition as of the entry deadline. 
  4. Swimmers MAY NOT enter the events in which they have a Provincial qualifying time in.
  5. Age groups for individual events will be 12 & Under, 13-14, 15 & Over
  6. Swimmer age is as of the first day of competition.
  7. Swimmers cannot swim in an “older” age group, with the exception being swimmers who “age up” between February 26th and March 10th, inclusive.
    1. In these cases, swimmers will be moved into the “older” age category and will be subject to the same entry rules as other swimmers.