NORAC News Feed

Xmas Training Schedule

Christmas training schedule: No practice December 22 – 26 inclusive. All groups can train December 27, 28, January 2,3,4 from 9:30-11:00. No practice Saturday January 5th.

Important News from Coach Trish

There will be no elite training on Thursday December 6th from 3-5pm and no Senior, Elite, Masters training on Saturday December 8th.
Abby Teno will be competing at the Ontario Junior International swim meet December 14-16 at the Toronto Pan Am pool if anyone is interested in cheering her on let Coach Trish know. This is a very fast meet and a great opportunity for Abby and a great opportunity for our Norac swimmers to see some fast swimming. Here is the meet package:
Christmas training schedule No practice December 22 – 26 inclusive. All groups can train December 27, 28, January 2,3,4 from 9:30-11:00. No practice Saturday January 5th.
Coach Trish

Nov 18 Xmas Party Reminder

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that this Sunday, November 18/18 is the NORAC Christmas Party. The time is from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Port Hope Rec Centre, 62 McCaul Street. If you would like to earn an extra 20 Family Participation points, I will need help setting up table and chairs for the party and cleaning up and putting the table and chairs away. Please be there at 1:30 if you wish to help set up. Don’t forget your Family Participation Point Sheet!

Parents please bring a snack to share with the rest of the swimmers. Swimmers, don’t forget to bring your Secret Santa gifts. If you aren’t going to the party, please bring your gift in this week to the pool, and give it to Trish or Sarah to bring to the party.

As I mentioned in my previous email, we will be accepting donations either monetary, gift cards or gifts for the Giving Tree. Find full details on the Giving Tree effort.


Debbie Jones, Social Director


Michelle received several request yesterday for a NORAC winter toque. She spoke with Dave at Sommerville’s today and he can get one for us for $10. It will be a black toque with the NORAC “N” in a circle. Not the full logo as it’s too big. If you’re interested in ordering one, email Michelle at before Friday and send payment to me, Annette, by etransfer.



Parents Event at NORAC Meet

Hello Parents!

As Annette mentioned yesterday, we have had a brilliant idea from one of our swim parents (one who is not a competitive swimmer by the way!) – to have a fun post-meet Parents event on Sunday (~2:00pm).

The event will be:

  • 50m with 2 people always touching each other (1 person holds other person’s ankles, or one ankle tethered to the other, or. 2 wrists, or… must stay attached – can use whatever flotation desired). Can be 2 parents or 1 parent, 1 child. Preferably we have enough parents sign up that we can do it with only parents! If we get more than 16 parents signed up, we’ll put people on relays.
  • Do NOT worry if you are not a strong swimmer! You can bring a life jacket, or use pool noodles or flutter boards or whatever! We’ll team stronger and weaker parents.
  • There are 3 objectives:
    • Have Fun! (Speedos, crazy caps and thongs welcome… never thought I’d write that)
    • Raise $ for the Giving Tree – whatever donation you’d like.
    • Show them some humility – that we aren’t as capable as they are in the water! (and, well, embarrass them!)

Please let me know if you’re interested by emailing me your name. Please also let me know your approx 50m free time swimming – if you have no idea, just let me know if you are a strong, moderate or weak swimmer.

Email is:

Cheers, Carla

NORAC Clothing Order

Michelle will be available at the pool from 10:30-11:30 on Saturday and Sunday before our home meet to accept clothing orders. These orders have been promised to arrive before Christmas.

NORAC Christmas Party : Sunday Nov. 18

Here is your invitation for the upcoming party on Sunday, November 18 from 2-4pm at the Port Hope Recreation Centre.

NORAC Christmas Party 2018


This year we will be accepting donations (monetary, gift or gift cards) for The Giving Tree. This is the 30th season for The Giving Tree. It is a community project in partnership with Salvation Army (who provide food and children’s names) and 20 agencies within Northumberland County. The service agencies collect names of children (ages 0-18 years) who would benefit from receiving a gift at Christmas. Fictitious names are assigned, and they along with their wish list are put on a tree in Northumberland Mall. They use gift and money donations to ensure that all children receive a fairly equitable sized gift package and to gap for children not chosen. Last year they provided almost 1400 children with gifts.

Attached are lists of commonly requested items for both their older age groups. They typically need more older age group gifts (especially teens). Please avoid Barbie dolls which are listed, as they have plenty of those.

Please help make this a memorable Christmas for those less fortunate than us!

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Jones, our Social Director at


NORAC Home Meet

Hello All,

Our home meet next weekend will be run as Inhouse Competitions on both Saturday and Sunday. Warm-ups will be 11:30 am both days and we’ll be finished by 2:30.

A full complement of Officials is still required to run the meet as this is a Sanctioned competition.

Reminder, the fee for the meet is $20 per family. If you have not paid yet, please send an etransfer to

A couple of things to note:

SATURDAY – Jocelyn will be taking a team photo at the start of warm-ups. Make sure your swimmer arrives at the pool on time and wear your NORAC t-shirt. If you don’t have a NORAC t-shirt, wear a plain black or red one.

SUNDAY – Parents, bring along your Swim Suits. Our Sunday session will end with a “Parents Plunder.” This is geared to experienced swimmers as well as not so experienced (even floundering) swimmers. Just a fun finish to the weekend where the kids have a chance to cheer on the parents. More details to come!’’

Swim Meet entries can be found on the website via TMOnline

100 series events will be run on Saturday and 200 series on Sunday. If you’ve been entered on a day you cannot attend or missed, contact Trish asap and she can make changes before the beginning of the week.

See you all at the pool next weekend.



Greetings NORAC Families,
There are several spots that need to be filled for some bingos in Nov and Dec. Please check the updated signup sheet and let me know if you are able to help
FYI, families who have paid out their bingo requirements can also earn $40 + 40 participation points working a bingo session.

Matthew Forbes