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HOSTED BY: Victoria Amateur Swim Club (VASC)

LOCATION: 4636 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC

STARTING TIMES: -----------------------------------------------------------


PRELIMS: Warm-Up: 9:15 am Start: 10:15 am
*If you swim on Friday morning, you must catch the first ferry out of Tsawwassen (7:00am)


PRELIMS: Warm-Up: 8:00 am  Start: 9:00 am 

FINALS: Warm-Up: 5:00 pm Start: 6:00 pm


                              Timed FINALS: Warm-Up: 8:00 am  Start: 9:00 am


**We plan to take the Tsawwassen Ferry to Swartz Bay.  Ferries leave about every hour, starting at 7am.  You will want to make a reservation for both directions.   *Remember to bring appropriate documentation for entering Canada .

*If you swim on Friday morning, you must catch the first ferry out of Tsawwassen (7:00am)

International Reservations: Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay ferry information

International Travel: Travelers 16 years of age and older who enter the U.S. at land and sea ports of entry are required to present a valid Passport. For U.S. and Canadian Citizens only, Passport Cards and trusted traveler program cards– NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST–will continue to be accepted for cross-border travel. Or, for U.S. citizens who are also Washington State residents, the Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) will meet the requirements for proof of citizenship to re-enter the U.S. from Canada by land or sea. U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 15 years old or younger will still be allowed to travel with just a copy of their birth certificate, as will teens between the ages of 16-18 if they are part of an adult supervised school, religious, cultural or athletic group. If both birth parents are not traveling with children, you must have notarized written authorization from the parent(s) along with a telephone number where they can be reached to verify the authorization or proof of custody. Failure to provide such evidence may make you inadmissible to Canada .

In looking at our options for getting to Victoria, it seems to me that sailing out of Tsawassen is our best bet…as they offer continuous sailings throughout the day.
Anacortes only offers one sailing on Friday, and that’s at 8:30am.
The BC Ferry sailings out of Tsawassen terminal run every odd hour in both directions.
It is virtually mandatory to make a reservation these days…for both crossings…so this will be critical.
On Sunday, families can leave right away or catch a later ferry at their discretion after the meet is over.
The BC Ferry rate schedule is here.
Please note you’ll need to make reservations for BOTH sailings (Friday and returning Sunday).
You can make reservations here on their website. If you prefer to call them, their number is at the bottom of that reservations page link.