NORAC News Feed

Officials still needed for Feb. 3 Time Trial

Hello Norac Families!

We are still in need of a few bodies to help out for this short meet.  The time commitment is only a few hours from 8:30/9:00 am and we will be done by 11:00 am.
If you are coming to drop off your swimmer anyway…might as well stay!  Its a great, easy way,  to try out being an official given that its such a short meet with long races.
Please check your schedules and get back to me if you can free up a bit of time to help out.
For those of you who have already responded, thank you very much.  I will be finalizing the assignments shortly and will send it out.
Thanks again for helping to make this a great meet for our swimmers. 

Heather Stratford

New Officials Clinics Jan 21 and 30

Annette is willing to run an Officials Clinic for training for Officials positions of Strokes and Turns as well as Clerk of course. This is a great opportunity to learn more Officials positions and have a varied of skills to help out at swim meets.

Strokes and Turns will be held: Mon Jan 21, 5pm-7 pm
Clerk of Course will be held : Wed Jan 30, 5pm-7pm

Both of these clinics will take place in the warm room.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to attend as we need a minimum to run the clinics.

Thank you all for your support!
Heather Stratford,

Officials needed for Feb 3 Distance Meet

Hello Norac Families!

Coach Trish has asked for a distance meet which will be held at Jack Burger Sports Complex Sunday February 3 2019, from 8:30 am- 11:00 am

The meet will be in house, for Norac swimmers only, time trial. Each swimmer will swim just one event. 800 or 1500 Freestyle.

We need a full compliment of Officials. Please return an email to me if you are available and what position you are qualified to do and would prefer.

I will do my best to accommodate everyone and will take priority over people that were unavailable to help at the last meet.

Please respond asap to ensure we have all positions covered.

Thank you,

Heather Stratford,

Feb 3 Distance Meet

Hi everyone,
We will be having an in-house distance meet on Feb 3rd in the morning, time tba.
Novice and Youth swimmers will swim a 400 free, Youth + and above will swim 800 or 1500 (Elites have the option of 800 or 1500). This will be a challenge for all of our swimmers and everyone is expected to participate. 
There is no charge for this meet, please let me know by January 25th if your swimmer is attending.

Family Participation Forms Due Jan 11

Hello all,
Happy New Year!
For those of you who do not know me I am, Mary-Ellen McKenna, a board member (Past-president) and have had the pleasure of collecting and calculating everyone’s participation points since we started the policy.

Please send me your form in whatever way is easiest for you. You can take a picture of it and email it to me or put it in my file folder in the NORAC box on the administration desk at Jack Burger. Find the form here.

Please submit you form no later than Friday January 11th. If I do not receive your form I will assume that you are not collecting points and Annette will cash your cheque. Anyone who is not close to collecting half of their full season point total the January 15th cheque will be cashed.

For anyone who submits the hard copy I will put it back in your swimmer’s folder to continue collecting points until the end of the season.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Extra Pepperoni


I have a few bags of pepperoni left for anyone wanting to fill any last minute orders.
By the way, they are the perfect protein snack for Santa! 
Let me know how many, and I’d be happy to help.
Ho, ho, ho! 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Cathryn ✨

Practice Cancellations

There will be no Elite practices on Thursday December 6th from 3-5, Saturday Dec 8th 6:30-8:30 or Monday morning December 10th 6:00-7:30.



Online Order Option for Dec 9th Event at Ten Thousand Villages

Hello everyone!
Our festive fundraising event is quickly approaching on this Sunday, December 9th!
I know this is a busy time for all, so I’d like to make it a little easier. For those of you who cannot attend, please print and fill in the attached order form and drop it into Keira Everist’s file in the Norac box which sits on the west side of the desk at the pool.
Three easy steps: 1. Browse away at the Ten Thousand Villages Canada website at
                                2. Click on an item that you wish to purchase. Under the product, you will see
                                    drop down items called “PRODUCT DETAILS” – click on this.
                                3. Here you will see the item’s SKU. This is the number that needs to be put
                                    on the order form.
Ta da! Shopping made simple! Please have your order forms filled and in my file by 10:00a.m. Sunday morning, December 9th. Your order will be picked and packed and I will happily distribute your treasures safely to you where upon you may pay me cash or cheque. How easy!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me an email or give me a ring.
Happy Shopping,
Cathryn Everist ✨