The Need for Speed Boog-A-Loo and The Parade of Champions

Thank you for signing up for the Need for Speed Boog-A-Loo. This will be one of the biggest Boog-A-Loos yet, with some swimmers from Perth joining us as well.

There are two sessions for this Boog-A-Loo. The sessions are organized around the 50M FR time that all entrants were asked to submit.

The first session is for all those athletes that entered a time of :50 or more. The second session has times ranging from :28 to :49.

And let’s not forget the parade. The Parade of Champions starts at 5:10 sharp. Please assemble in front of Brewer at 5:00 PM with your WAVE apparel and medals/ribbons.

Brockville

The Brockville meet is oversubscribed. We have 75 entrants for 50 spots.

I will be doing the entries next week and priority will be given to our older athletes, some of whom have not swum in a meet since February due to water polo tournaments and winning Provincial championships.

WAVE is on the waiting list for more spots.

Warm-up is from 11:45 to 12:20. The meet starts at 1:00 PM.

Viewing at the Brockville YMCA pool is terrible, especially when you compare it to Belleville (la crème de la crème). So, if you want a better view, you need to volunteer –

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EAFA62BA0FAC25-brockville2#/

Please note – for our younger athletes, there are two more development meets in the calendar – Belleville and the Summer Sizzler (Crestview Outdoor pool, Nepean). The sign-up sheet for the Summer Sizzler will be live next week, see details below.

Summer Sizzler on July 20th

As mentioned above, a new meet has been added to the calendar, the GSH Summer Sizzler at the beautiful Crestview pool in Nepean. The meet details are forthcoming, all I do know is that it will start around 2:45 and will go into the night. There will be a BBQ and/or food and ice cream trucks as they are looking to bring the fun to this development meet that’s perfect for our young athletes, especially those participating in WAVE’s summer activities.

The good news is that the brand new starting blocks will be in place for this meet.

The host club is looking for a volunteer from WAVE to help co-ordinate the BBQ side of things, so if you are inclined to grill and like to plan, please let me know.

Open Water

It’s warming up. I went in this week and managed a short swim. Britannia promises to be a busy spot for training this summer as it is a location for an Iron Man event next year (Go Roddy! Go!).

Registration for The Bring on the Bay swim is open. Please enter WAVE as your team when you register. Early bird pricing ends May 31.

If it’s your first time swimming in an open water event, try the 1.5K. If you already have a 1.5K race under year belt, congrats, you’re ready for 3K. If it’s your third season for open water, congrats, you can do the 3K BOTB and the 4K RiverKeeper (if you’re 12+).

Life is better in the water,

Coach Fraser