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Time Trial Details: January 26 2020 *8:00 am-11:00 am*

Please see the attached assignments for the upcoming meet here: NORAC Time Trial Jan 26 2020 (1)

Please be at the pool for an 8:00 am warm up start. We should be completed by 11:00 am.

We are still in need of a couple of extra people if you have not responded yet or have a student at home that could use some volunteer points, please let me know.

This is a very easy meet to get your first experience helping on deck and we can provide some quick training for anyone looking to learn.

Please make sure you are wearing clean deck shoes and be prepared to get your feet a bit wet. These are long races and we ask that you provide your own water bottle to avoid leaving the pool area unless necessary.

We are not able to provide sign offs for deck evaluations for this event. Please see me and we will make sure you have the appropriate allocations for the next home meet.

Thank you to everyone who has offered to help!

See you Sunday

Volunteers needed for Jan 26th Distance Meet

Hello Norac Families!

We will be holding a distance meet on Sunday, January 26th at Jack Burger SC and volunteers are needed.

Please respond as soon as you are able.

Please also include what position you would like to do and have training for.

As always, participation points will be awarded.

This is a short meet and only a few hours are required as it is just for Norac swimmers.

Please be at the pool by 8 am and will should be finished by 11am.

Thank you for your help!

Heather Stratford

Officials Chair

Bingo Help Needed January 11, 2020

Greetings NORAC Families.
There are two slots needing to be filled for next Saturday January 11.

5 PM arrival banker
8 PM arrival cashier

Please respond ASAP if you are available to assist.

Norac Distance meet January 26, 2020

Hi everyone,
We will be having a distance meet at the JBSC (home pool) on Sunday January 26 from 8am (warm up) until 11am. Our youngest swimmers will swim a 200 free, while our older swimmers will swim either a 400 free or an 800 free. Entries will be at coaches discretion. Please let me know if your swimmer will be participating. There are no meet fees for this meet.

NORAC Xmas training

Hi everyone,
In anticipation of the upcoming holidays, I wanted to let everyone know that our last day of regular training is Friday December 20th. We will be offering some training over the holidays for all groups combined. The dates will be Monday December 23 from 4-6pm, Friday December 27 from 4-6 pm, Monday December 30th 4-6pm, Thursday January 2nd, 4-6 pm and Friday January 3rd 4-6pm. All groups are welcome! It is important to keep up some training over the holidays, so please try to have your swimmer(s) attend as many sessions as possible.
The schedule is also available on our website
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
Coach Trish

Mallard’s meet January 17-19

Hi everyone,
I have attached the meet package for the Mallard’s meet to be held at the Markham Pan Am Pool an 17-19. Please note Jan 17 warm up is at 3:30 pm and it will be all ages, 12 and under and 13 and above together. Jan 18 will be like most meets, 13 and up in the morning, 12 and under if the afternoon and finals for 13 and above in the evening. Jan 19 will be 12 and under in the morning and 13 and up in the afternoon, no finals on Sunday. 
This is a long course meet, meaning it is twice as long as our pool, for example, a 50 is only one length, a 100 is 2 lengths, etc. This pool is a nice facility with plenty of seating for spectators.
The cost to attend is $40 per day. Please indicate which days your swimmer will be attending and let me know by December 15th if your swimmer will be attending.
Thanks, Trish

Master Swimmers Winter Session

Hello Masters   

 It’s time to register for the Winter Session beginning Dec 2 – March 5th. Remember, Masters are welcome to join the Saturday morning practice at the JBSC from 6:30-7:30 to make up missed swims during the week. Just check with Trish first to be sure the session has not been cancelled due to swim meet participation. Fees are $170 for 1 swim/week and $280 for twice a week. Payment can be made by etransfer to or you can give a cheque to Trish at practice.



Secret Santa

Hi Everyone,
It’s that time of the year again! As the Christmas party is fast approaching, it is time to get Secret Santa underway!
I will be coming around to each swim group starting next week. I will have your child pick another swimmer’s name from an envelope and this will be who the gift is for. There is a $20 limit for gifts.
If your child is participating in Secret Santa but is unable to attend the Christmas party, please have them bring the gift with them to practice so myself or Coach Trish can make sure the gift will get to its recipient! If you DO NOT want your child participating, please let me know by Tuesday night next week.
If you have any questions, let me know!
Thank you,

NORAC Holiday Hayride/Sleigh Ride

Hello NORAC families,
On Sunday, December 1/19, we will be having our Competitive Team Holiday get together. This email contains information about the hayride or sleigh ride (if we have enough snow). I will send out the information for the pot luck, happening in the afternoon from 3:00-5:00 P.M., a little closer to the date.

The hayride/sleigh ride will be in the morning at 11:30 A.M. on December 1/19, for competitive swimmers. We will be going in groups, and we will be meeting at Barrett’s Christmas Tree Farm, north of Cobourg located at 3141 Williamson Road. The cost is $5. You will need to purchase a ticket from me in order to be able to participate, and you will need to bring that ticket the day of the hayride/sleigh ride. It will be collected.

In case of inclement weather, a rain/freezing rain date will be Sunday, December 15/19. I will send out an email the morning of December 1/19, if the weather does not cooperate and we need to postpone the date.

Families are invited to come out and enjoy the fun too. Besides Christmas trees for sale, Barrett’s will have hot apple cider and hot chocolate for sale, as well, they’ll have pony rides, a weekend camp fire, and other fun events. Check out their events page.

Please respond to this email if you wish to purchase a ticket for your competitive swimmer(s). Annette will deduct the $5 from your swimmeet account. Families who do not maintain a balance in the account will need to send Annette an etransfer or give me the cash. If you are giving me cash, please put it in a sealed envelope with your swimmer’s name printed on it, and put it into Megan/Rebecca Jones’s folder at the pool. I will periodically check the folder. I will put your purchased ticket in your swimmer’s folder at the pool.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Debbie Jones
Social Director

NORAC Clothing

Hi all,

I will be taking NORAC clothing orders at Jack Burger on Friday November 8 and Friday, November 15 from 5-6pm in the upstairs viewing area. The orders should be here in time for holidays.

If you can’t make either of those dates but would like to place an order then please let me know and we can work something out.


NORAC Treasurer