Brockville Swim Meet
Anticipation for our first meet is running high with the coaches and the athletes. We are excited to see how we have developed in the first few months of training. This will be the first meet ever for some of our athletes and the coaching staff will do everything in our power to make the experience a positive one. Saturday’s practice will be devoted to getting us ready for this event.
As mentioned in earlier posts, the Brockville pool is NOT ideal for viewing. If you are expecting to see much, you WILL be disappointed. The next meet at the Nepean Sportsplex hosted by SWOTT will be better for viewing.
Look for an email on Thursday or Friday with heat sheets for the event and final instructions.
If you are a certified official and would like to help, here is the sign-up sheet (this is the only way you can get anywhere close to the deck for this event) –
More info soon.
Lost and Found
Look for the big grey bin at Brewer and Nepean practices if you have lost something. Amy will be posting items on occasion.
No need to email me about lost/found items. You’ll get more of a response from the grey bin.
The third edition of our popular fundraiser will be taking place November 12th. Last year we raised over $30,000 for the club. Rodrigo is gearing up the PR machine and will be pushing out details soon.
The pace clock
More and more you will hear me instructing the athletes on the use of the pace clock. I keep things simple for the Junior Waves by trying to keep stop/start times to the Top, 15, Bottom, and 45.
Have your Junior Wave A athlete go through this quiz (PDF). It may be a little advanced but now that most athletes have a year of swimming under their belt, some of it may be understandable. The quiz will serve as a fun learning activity for you and your child.
Your athlete can submit their completed quiz to me for grading (firstname.lastname@example.org). There will be a reward.
October 16 – Brockville Swim Meet
October 21-23 – La Coupe Citrouille (Polo)
October 29 – SWOTT Swim Meet – Nepean SPLX
November 12 – WAVE-A-THON
November 18 – 20 – Paul Taylor Memorial (Polo)
November 26 – 27 – Belleville Invitational (SWIM)
December 2 – 4 – KW Classic (Polo)
December 10 – Gatineau Grand Prix (SWIM)