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Swim Officials Clinics in Markham on October 6, 2018

I am forwarding this notice to you regarding the upcoming CR Officials Clinics
to be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Markham Pan AM Centre ( close to Kennedy Road and Hwy 7)

  • Markham Pan Am Centre
  • 16 Main Street, Unionville, ON
  • (Close to Kennedy Road & Hwy 7)

This semi-annual set of regional Officials Clinics to be presented will help to start Officials off in the new 2018-19 swim season with training to work at swim meets in on-deck positions.

Clinics will be available for Registration for the attendees (mandatory pre-Registration) to be completed with Registrations to be sent BEFORE September 28th by email to including name of clinic to attend and registrant/attendee name and affiliated club to be included in the email text.

There will be 5 clinics presented concurrently in the morning and another 5 clinics presented concurrently in the afternoon on Oct.6. You can only attend one clinic per time slot. The classroom allocations are filled for each of the CR Officials Clinics on Oct.6, the registration will be closed for certain officials clinics.

A reminder to Level 3, 4 & 5 officials , it is recommended to attend the referee clinic every two years to ensure referees are up-to-date with current rules and regulations.

Please forward the email and attachments to your CR Club Officials and also to new club Officials considering taking Intro. Timekeeper Clinic.

Please bring your own water bottle.There are two filling stations and fountains in the hallway on the ground floor and the 2nd floor.

Parking is free but limited. There is the overflow parking to the South West of facility that will be available.

Extra parking space will be available at Unionville Go Station 7970 Kennedy Road.

If any of you included as COC are no longer the Club Officials Chair, then please forward this email to the new COC for your Club, so that they can reply to me and confirm their contact info.

If any of you are no longer active as an Official then please also let me know and I will remove you from future email distributions.



Central Region Officials Representative

NORAC Volunteers needed for Special Needs Swim School

Hi Everyone,

Planning is well underway for next season. We have an opportunity for volunteers to help out with our new Special Needs Swim School to be held Friday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm. This is strictly a Volunteer only position, swimmers and parents are all welcome to Volunteer.

Please let me know if you have any time to help us with this very rewarding volunteer experience.

Coach Trish

Swim School Sponsorships

I will be at the pool tonight between 5 & 7 with Swim School Sponsorship packages. If anyone is able to make a personal contact with a local company that may be willing to sponsor our Swim School program, that would be greatly appreciated. I’ve personally collected 2 new and 1 returning sponsor already. Have a look at the Sponsor page to see the photo that was presented to each of our sponsors this year. The kids are so proud of their t-shirts! If every family was able to distribute even just 1 package and if only 10% of those signed up with us, we’d have 5 more sponsors!

Thanks for your help!



Greetings all.

I have a short notice opening to fill this Friday June 1st, late session 8 PM arrival.
Please let me know if you can help.

Matthew Forbes


The NORAC YARD SALE AND BAKE SALE is this Saturday!!

This is a great fundraiser and community building event for the club (in the past we have raised between $1,200 and $2,000). It is also a great way to advertise NORAC. All families and swimmers who want to help out on the day are welcome.

Anyone who has a table or a canopy (hopefully to keep the sun off and not the rain) that we can use please let me know.

WHEN: Saturday June 2nd 7:30-12:00ish

WHERE: Gilmer’s Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope


Dave and Mary-Ellen’s house at 52 Sullivan Street, Port Hope on Friday, June 1 from 4:30-7:30. If you would like to drop things off at an earlier time please email me and arrangements can be made.


The morning of the sale at Gilmer’s Home Hardware preferably between 6:30 and 7:30 am.



We will take almost anything as long as it is in good shape, except clothing. (Anything we don’t sell goes to Beyond the Blue Box or The ReStore).


Anything you want to bake (please no store bought items) we will be happy to sell. Please label it and if it contains nuts. (Anything we don’t sell we will eat!!) Suggestions to consider:

-Lemon Squares
-Date Squares
-Loaf/specialty bread/Cinnamon Buns
-Gingerbread People
-Rice Krispie Treats/Nature Bars
-Caramel Corn
-Any type of fun grab bag for the kiddo’s

Thanks everyone. Looking forward to another great NORAC event!!

NORAC 2018-2019 Season PLANNING

As one swim season is winding down, preparations for the next are in full swing. We understand that the group placement of your swimmer will affect your scheduling as well. So, please note that the email sent out on Tues, May 29th by Annette Otter had the coach’s recommendations for placement of your swimmer(s) for next season. The training schedule remains the same as the 2017-18 season and is available on the website here:

Complete registration packages will be issued in the next few weeks.

Also, in order to help us as an executive plan for next season, please respond to the email and indicate whether your swimmer will be returning or not or if you are not sure at this time. This will help us in preparations for next season as well.


Greetings NORAC Families.

Please be advised that the summer bingo signup has been posted to the website.
For families with outstanding BINGO requirements, please respond ASAP as these slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matthew Forbes

More on Team Photos

Hi everyone,

We had a great turnout for the team photo Tuesday. If you missed it, Connor’s mom from Novice will take an additional picture on Thursday for those who were not available today. Please wear black or red Norac gear.

Nathan Johnson (Summer Youth +)  will be at the pool on Thursday from 5-7 to take orders. The cost for the photo is $10. What a great memory for your swimmer.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and thank you to Michael Cumberland (Charlie Senior Dev) for taking the photo today!


Coaches needed for 2018-2019 Season

We will be looking for swim school coaches for next season.

Please ask your swimmer if they are interested and please reply to this email, letting me know when they will be available and which groups they are interested in coaching. I realize that schedules for school and other activities are not yet available, however if you can let me know if they are looking for 1 hour, 2 hours or more per week, it will help me to plan.

We have intro lane, double lane, advanced lane and competitive spots available. Coaches should start volunteering and shadowing a more experienced coach, before taking on a group themselves.

It would be best if coaches could take their bronze cross and bronze medallion courses this summer. There are a couple of options available. Check at the front desk or in the leisure guide or online

Once I have a good idea of who is interested in which areas, I will organize a training session (later in the summer) which will include expectations, on deck training, and snacks 😊