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December Swim Meets

Good day Parents,

In December, you have the option to stay in the province and attend a racing function in Vaughan. The invitational swim meet, Roy Jacobson, has an attractive session program we partake in to achieve qualifying times for competitions in the Long Course season. NORAC will attend Saturday and Sunday and the meet fee is $35.00 dollars per day with an additional $11.00 dollars for Friday participation. As mentioned we are planning to swim Saturday and Sunday with distance events remaining optional on the Friday. There are NO standards for Roy Jacobson and all athletes are encouraged to participate.

If you choose to attend a competition outside our local pools, the Grand Prix in Gatineau is an excellent alternative. This event is growing with popularity because we are combining a serious racing atmosphere with Team Building moments like dining together.

ROY JACOBSON Groups attending Youth, Youth Plus, JR/SR Development and Elite:

Please confirm as soon as you can if you can attend the Roy Jacobson swim meet on December 1-3 2017! Refer to the meet package here for location details. The meet fee of $ 35.00 dollars a day and additional $11.00 dollars for distance participation is due November 27th.

Gatineau Grand Prix – Qualifiers and Attending athletes:

Refer to the meet package here for location details. The meet fee for attending the Grand Prix is $60.00 dollars per athlete. The relay rosters are attached and all athletes entered in the relay events have the responsibility to remain during the swim meet session for participation.

Qualifiers List:
Hilary/Hanna Johnson
Melinda Forbes
Nick Moyer
Zoe Lebel
Mya Gillberry
Beatrice Goupil
Carly Gomes
Lindsey Partington
Tynne Zeijdel
Rebecca/Megan Jones
Aidan/Carling/Madeline/Miranda Stever
Abigail Teno
Mackenzie Ross
Jack Stratford

Attending Athletes List:
Jack Stratford
Megan Jones
Mackenzie Ross
Tynne Zeijdel
Abigail Teno
Aidan Stever
Carly Gomes
Rebecca Jones
Carling Stever
Miranda Stever
Madeline Stever

Best Regards,

NORAC Head Coach

Emil

10 Thousand Villages Fundraising Event – Nov 26 1-3pm

Hello Norac Families!

My name is Cathryn Everist, and I am Director of Fundraising.
I would like to share with you a truly amazing shopping experience!
Please join me Nov. 26, between 1-3 (just prior to the Holiday Festivities)
at 16 King St. W., Cobourg. Ten Thousand Villages!
You will find unique, handmade gifts from around the world, gifts with
meaning and made with love. How perfect for this wonderful time of year!
Derrick Cunningham, the store manager extraordinaire, will be graciously
giving NORAC 10% of our sales for that day. Awesome!
So come on everyone! Put down your electronic devices and support your local
economy, community and this amazing swim club!

See you there, with bells on!
Cathryn

NORAC’s Holiday Celebration – Sun, Nov 26th

You’re invited to NORAC’s Holiday Celebration!  We hope everyone can join us for family fun…
 
Sunday, November 26
4-6:30pm
Jack Burger

This year, we have booked our very own Home ice rink for ONE hour of private, NORAC-family skating from, 4-5pm.  Please bring your skates, helmet, and warm clothes. Afterward, we’ll convene to the upper mezzanine for a Pot Luck.  

Please note,  if your swimmer does not own skates but wishes to skate, we have a former Norac family that is generously providing dozens of skates for our event (if you see Fiona or Denis, please be sure to Thank them for their kindness).
If you prefer not to skate,Jack Burger arena has a warm viewing area…so grab a Hot beverage and come enjoy some conversation!Once again, we are asking each swim family to contribute a POTLUCK ITEM OF YOUR CHOICE – Hot Dish, Salad, Dessert, Appetizer etc… whatever you’d like to share is welcome!
Please deliver your food to the mezzanine between 3:45 – 4:15 pm, we will not have access to cooling and heating appliances. Time is needed for setting up, so please have your plates ready to serve as you would in your own home.
We also ask that each swimmer bring either a NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM  AND/OR a SMALL,UNWRAPPED GIFT.  These donations will be forwarded to the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank and Nothumberland’s Giving Tree.  There will be donation boxes in the banquet hall to collect these items. More information on these worthwhile causes can be found at www.fareshare.ca and at www.fourinfo.cioc.ca .

Looking forward to some Norac family fun !

Danielle Lebel

Swim Meet Follow up: Things to Know

Thanks to everyone for helping out with the meet this weekend. What a great weekend of swimming. It was wonderful to see all the NORAC swimmers having a great time and being so encouraging of each other.
Just wanted to pass on some information particularly to our newer families/swimmers.
NORAC has a communication box on the far end of the front desk at the JBSC. The files were updated this weekend and all current swimmers not have a folder in the box. This is where you will find ribbons from this weekends meet. We also use the folders to pass on any communications that cannot be done via email. Get in the habit of checking the folder on a regular basis.
Also, if you use Facebook, be sure to like the NORAC page – https://www.facebook.com/swimnorac/ We often post updates and swimming tidbits here so it’s just another source of information for you. We also have a Private Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/noracswipswap/. Only current NORAC families are a part of this group. This is a great place to offer outgrown equipment/clothing to other families or to arrange car pooling.
We also encourage you to check the website on a regular basis. There’s a lot of information posted there and we try our best to keep it up to date.
Annette

NORAC MEET Food Reminder

Hello NORAC parents,

I want to thank everyone who signed up to provide food for our officials at this weekend’s meet.

This is a reminder that if you have signed up to bring food, please remember the following:

–          Please have your food at the pool on time, between 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. on the day that you signed up for. Warm up is 11:30 a.m.

–          We are in the Warming Room overlooking the hockey arena, which can be accessed upstairs beside the elevator.

–          Don’t forget your Family Participation form to be signed for your points.

Please remember to bring a lock for your personal belongings. We do not have the Warming Room all afternoon and, therefore, cannot leave personal belongings in the room.

Here is the link to the document if you need to see what you are to be bringing and which day:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/115v5cQH-lsNoKJ_jfsPUicsrYe1KZEy0GCHVTD7PxZA/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks!

Debbie Jones, Food Coordinator

NORAC OFFICIALS – Reminders for this weekend’s home meet

Hello all NORAC Officials,

Thought I would send along a reminder about our first home meet of the season and what you need to remember as an official.
Click here to find the assignments for Saturday and Sunday posted on the website.
If for some reason you can no longer make it for the day you are scheduled please let me know ASAP.
We are also hoping to sell pepperoni during the meet. If you know someone who is willing to do that for us please let me know. They will receive 10 points for volunteering and 10 additional points for every bag they sell!!
FOR THE DAY OF THE MEET PLEASE REMEMBER:
  • Dress code for officials is black pants/shorts for everyone, white shirt for all timers, Chief timers and Assistant Chief timers, red shirts for everyone else including Head Lane Timers.
  • Deck evaluations – can be given after you have done a position more than once, please let me know asap if you haven’t already, and the referee BEFORE the session begins and bring your OFFICIALS CARD to be signed
  • Bring you participation points form to be signed
  • Please be in the Officials room (upstairs in the warm room overlooking the rink) no later than 11:30 am to sign in and have something to eat.
  • Bring your own water bottle for on deck.
Looking forward to another great NORAC meet!!
Mary-Ellen

NORAC Fall Invitational Entries

NORAC Officials’ Assignments and Info

Hello all NORAC officials,

Thank you to everyone who responded to the request for officials, and for doing it so quickly!!
Here are the assignments for Saturday Nov 11 and Sunday Nov 12:
I have done my best to make the assignments as fair as possible considering:
  • level of experience and training
  • points needed – Novice (250 points) vs everyone else (450 points)
  • days and job requested
  • request for a deck evaluation as the official works to move up to Level II or III
If I wasn’t able to give you everything that you asked for please keep in mind that 80 points can be earned for officiating at an away meet, plus we will have our second home meet in February and you can provide food for all home meets (watch for an email from Debbie/Graham Jones).
FOR THE DAY OF THE MEET PLEASE REMEMBER:
  • Dress code for officials is black pants/shorts for everyone, white shirt for all timers, Chief timers and Assistant Chief timers, red shirts for everyone else including Head Lane Timers.
  • Deck evaluations – can be given after you have done a position more than once, please let me know asap if you haven’t already, and the referee BEFORE the session begins and bring your OFFICIALS CARD to be signed
  • Bring you participation points form to be signed
  • Please be in the Officials room (upstairs in the warm room overlooking the rink) no later than 11:30 am to sign in and have something to eat.
  • Bring your own water bottle for on deck.
Thank you again! See you on deck!
Mary Ellen

NORAC – Food for Home Meet

The first home meet of the season is coming up in two weeks (November 11 & 12). NORAC takes great pride in running a smooth swim meet and providing great food for officials and coaches. That’s food for 30 – 40 officials and coaches! NORAC will be hosting another club at this swim meet, so let’s show them what great hosts we are. This is an easy way to earn 20 points for the Family Participation Policy. Signing up for a food item will get you those 20 points.

Below is the link to the sign-up document for food needed for the swim meet. Instructions are on the document. If you are using a mobile device, you may have difficulty editing the document to put your name in, try using a laptop or computer.

If you are signing up to bring something, here are few things to remember:

–              Please have your food at the pool on time, between 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. on the day that you signed up for. Warm up is 11:30 a.m.

–              Time is needed for setting up, so please have your plates ready to serve officials and coaches when you bring it to the pool.  (like you would have ready for guests in your own home)

–              Please choose only one item from the list, as we want to give everyone a chance to earn 20 points.

We do not have the Community Room for this meet, so please drop off your food in the warming room, located through the doors upstairs beside the elevator on the mezzanine level.

We do not have the warming room for all afternoon, so please bring a lock if you need to lock up valuables in the lockers in the change rooms.

Here is the link to the sign-up document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/115v5cQH-lsNoKJ_jfsPUicsrYe1KZEy0GCHVTD7PxZA/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you to everyone who signs up!

Debbie Jones, Food Coordinator

Clothing Order / 2nd Clothing Order by Nov 5

Hi NORAC Families,

The majority of the Sommerville Clothing order has arrived today, and will be available for pick up at the pool, on the following 2 nights:

Thursday, October 26th 5:15-6:15pm OR Monday , October 30th 5:15-7pm

I will be placing a final NORAC clothing order, in time for the holiday season; for those who are interested, please submit your orders to me by Sunday, November 5, 2017. Order forms may be submitted to me in person, or via reply email. Payments can be made via cash, cheque or e-transfer (to Annette Otter).

Additionally, several people have inquired about NORAC swim caps, for the upcoming home meet. I have a limited number of caps available for purchase, at $25.00 apiece. The swim caps are not on the attached order form, and requests should be made via email or in person. These will be allocated first-come, first-served.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions

Thank you, Danielle Lebel

2017-2018 NORAC Clothing Order Form