News and Announcements


Posted by KOOTENAY REGION (KO) at May 31, 2023 4:48PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hi everyone!

The first meet of the year is this coming weekend in TRAIL!

Thanks to the Stingrays for hosting! We are all so excited to see everyone back in the pool and are looking forward to some great racing this weekend! GO KO!!

The Stingrays will have a concession set up at the meet and will be serving egg & cheese sandwiches and yogurt cups for breakfast. Panago Pizza will be served by the slice for lunch.

Please check with your coach for warm-up times for both Saturday and Sunday!

See you in Trail!


Posted by KOOTENAY REGION (KO) at May 22, 2023 8:16PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hi KO families,

We are looking for parents/guardians that are interested in becoming Officials this summer! Swim meets do not happen without the volunteers (and Officials) from our Region. Please consider taking one of the Stroke & Turn Clinics this summer. Chad Badry (our Kootenay RDO) will be hosting a couple of clinics immediately following the Saturday events at both the Trail and Kimberley meets. The clinics typically take about 1.5 hours and are a great way to learn and understand the 4 main competitive strokes.

Stroke & Turn Clinics:

Saturday June 3rd – Trail
Saturday June 17th -Kimberley
Saturday July 8th (tentative) -Colville

If you have already taken a Stroke and Turn clinic, and have had on-deck experience – please consider taking a Starter and Ref Clinic this summer. We are really in need of more Starters & Refs in our region!

Starter & Ref Clinics:
Saturday June 24th – Castlegar
Saturday July 8th (tentative) -Colville


Posted by KOOTENAY REGION (KO) at May 7, 2023 1:46PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hi everyone,

The BCSSA Provincial Championships will be in Nanaimo, BC this summer. The dates are Thursday August 17th (practice in the late afternoon), Friday August 18th, Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th.

In order to attend Provincials, your swimmer will need to have qualified at the KO Regional Championship Meet -which will be held in Nelson on the weekend of August 5/6th. For each event at Regionals, swimmers placing in the top 3 will qualify to swim at the Provincials.

If you plan to attend Provincials, should your child qualify – it is HIGHLY recommended to book accommodations in Nanaimo ASAP. There are not many options remaining at this time, so please try and book something soon if you do plan to go.

As of May 6th, there are a few hotels with rooms available, as well as some air bnb, or places available through VRBO in Nanaimo. There are also some hotels available in both Nanoose Bay and Parksville (which are approximately 30 min. from the pool).

Hotels for 2023 Provincials

Coast Bastion
Available Aug 14
Available Aug 16-17
Available Aug 20
$350-$400 per night

No Availability

Best Western Dorchester
Available Aug 15-20
$200-280 per night

Courtyard by Marriott
Availability for Aug 14-18
No availability Saturday night.
Available Aug 20
$350 per night

Quality Inn
Availability for Aug 14-20
$230-$260 per night

Inn at Long Lake
Availability for Aug 14-20
$300-$400 per night

Days Inn
Available August 14-18
No availability Saturday night
Available August 20


Posted by KOOTENAY REGION (KO) at Apr 10, 2023 1:52PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

NEW FOR 2023. We have a new Regional Facebook Page up and running. Please search “Kootenay Region” to join. We will be using this page as our new SUIT SWAP page – people can list/sell/buy training or tech suits!


Posted by KOOTENAY REGION (KO) at Mar 26, 2023 9:05PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Please use the attached Age Locator to determine what division your swimmer will fall into for the Summer 2023 season.

The document Age_Locator_2023_Swimming_BCSSA.pdf was attached to this post.