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NORAC Team Building Reminder

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the deadline for RSVP’ing for the Team Building Event!

I have booked an afternoon of bowling as a Team Building Event for our swimmers on Saturday, March 23/19 at 1:00 p.m. at Northshore Lanes in the Northumberland Mall.

The cost is $5.00 per swimmer to participate, NORAC will cover the rest. This includes one game of bowling, shoe rental, a slice of pizza and a juice. If you wish to participate, please RSVP me, and then, I will notify Annette, who will take the $5.00 out of your meet fee account.

You must RSVP, by responding to this email, by Wednesday, March 20/19, if you wish your swimmer to participate. There will be no exceptions past this date, as I have to confirm a final number.

A few other points:

– You must remove your outer footwear at the indicated sign when entering the bowling alley, please be mindful of this.

– When you arrive, please help your swimmer find the correct bowling shoe size.

– All food and drink must remain behind the barriers, please remind your swimmers of this.

– If your swimmer wishes to bowl another game, that is your responsibility and you must pay at the counter after we are finished eating.

Let’s have some fun!!

Thanks,

Debbie Jones gjones20@cogeco.ca

Social Director

MARCH BREAK SCHEDULE 2019

All NORAC programs will run as scheduled Friday March 8. (this is also the last week of the Winter Swim School and Masters Session).

NO PRACTICES SATURDAY MARCH 9 THROUGH SATURDAY MARCH 16!

Regular schedule begins again Monday March 18. This is also the start of the Spring Swim School and Masters Session.

NORAC Team Building Event Sat Mar 23

Hi Everyone,

I have booked an afternoon of bowling as a Team Building Event for our swimmers on Saturday, March 23/19 at 1:00 p.m. at Northshore Lanes in the Northumberland Mall.

The cost is $5.00 per swimmer to participate. NORAC  will cover the rest. This includes one game of bowling, shoe rental, a slice of pizza and a juice. If you wish to participate, please RSVP me, and then, I will notify Annette, who will take the $5.00 out of your meet fee account.

You must RSVP, by responding to this email, by Wednesday, March 20/19, if you wish your swimmer to participate. There will be no exceptions past this date, as I have to confirm a final number.

A few other points:

–          You must remove your outer footwear at the indicated sign when entering the bowling alley, please be mindful of this.

–          When you arrive, please help your swimmer find the correct bowling shoe size.

–          All food and drink must remain behind the barriers, please remind your swimmers of this.

–          If your swimmer wishes to bowl another game, that is your responsibility and you must pay at the counter after we are finished eating.

Let’s have some fun!!

Thanks,

Debbie Jones, Social Director

Meet Officials and Online Clinics

I just wanted to once again thank all those parents who helped with officiating (and other non-officiating positions) at the meet this weekend. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have the involvement of our parents in officiating roles. Trish has spoken with coaches whose clubs have had to cancel hosted swim meets due to lack of officials!

An important step in officiating is to complete your online officiating log. Please take a moment to sign in to your Swim Canada Officials account – https://registration.swimming.ca/Login.aspx

If you can’t remember your login, click on the FORGOT USERNAME/PASSWORD link and you will be taken to a retrieve password screen. Enter your email address and select Official from the drop down list.

Once you’ve accessed your account, first confirm all the info on the My Info page is correct.

Then go to the Deck Log tab. Enter the sanction # (for our meet this weekend the sanction # is 24762. If you’ve volunteered at other meets the sanction number can be found under the Meet List tab) then click Add Meet.

Then all you have to do is select the Position you worked and the 3 of sessions. So if you were a timer for 2 sessions, select Timekeeper and 2. If you worked different positions each day of the meet, add each day separately so 1 day as Timekeeper and 1 day as Recorder/Scorer. If you received an deck evaluation (ie the referee signed your Official’s card) then check the on-Deck Evaluation Received).

It’s important that this data be kept up to date as we strive to get more qualified officials in various positions.

For anyone who has volunteered at the local high school meets, this information can also be added at the bottom under Non-Sanctioned Meet.

ONLINE CLINICS

 If you haven’t been able to attend the Intro to Officiating and Safety Marshall clinic or have at least one evaluation signature as a Timekeeper and are interested in the Chief Timekeeper clinic, these are available online here https://edu.swimming.ca/index.php?page=225

If you have difficulty accessing these let me know and I can help you out.

Thanks

Annette

Welcome NORAC Parents to Swim-A-Thon 2019

On behalf of the board and coaching staff we are excited to announce our Swim-A-Thon Campaign for this year. We expect everyone to participate and register online. This year, when we see that you have registered, your child will get 1 entry into a draw, and every time they get a sponsor they get another entry into a draw.

The Swim-A-Thon is a great way to fundraise using Swim Canada’s online program. Please reach out to family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to support swimming in Ontario and to sponsor your swimmer online.

The goal for the swimmers is to swim for either 2 hours or 200 lengths, whichever they reach first.

The goal for the club is to raise $10, 000

If each family raises just $200 then we will easily meet our goal. For those who would rather make a cash donation rather than go online, you may accept it and make the donation on line on their behalf.

This year Swimming Canada will not be issuing any receipts in any circumstance. You may find out more information here: https://swimming.ca/en/resources/swimming-canada-overview/swim-a-thon-online/

If you have any questions about registering for the swim-a-thon please don’t hesitate to contact me Mike Walters at cmbs.walters@gmail.com.

SIGN UP is quick and easy.

STEP 1:

Register your swimmer. For families with multiple swimmers it is suggested that you register as a family instead of individually. Click on: www.ontarioswimathon.ca/norac

STEP 2:

Send out an email, post the link on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, Snap Chat and start collecting. Donations can be received now and after the day of the swim-a-thon.

STEP 3:

  • Join us: THURSDAY MARCH 21, 2019 at Jack Burger Complex and SWIM 🙂
    • Elite, Sr Dev – start time 3:00 (4 lanes)
    • Jr Dev, Youth Plus – start time 4:00 (6 lanes)
    • Novice, Youth – start time 5:00 (4 lanes)

Each swimmer swims 200 lengths = 5KM (or as much as they can) starting at their designated start time and will have 2 hours. This is a fun event and is designed to challenge your swimmer.

Your swimmer will need someone to count their laps on Swim-a-thon day. The counter will sit on the pool deck to count and offer encouragement. Counting sheet and clipboard will be provided.

Thank you in advance and have fun!!
Mike Walters
cmbs.walters@gmail.com

Dr. Merepeza

Hi everyone,
You may have noticed that Dr. Alban Merepeza was on deck this weekend at the home meet. He is the father of Tristan in Youth and Edgar in Novice. Alban has generously agreed to volunteer his time whenever he is available and this was approved by our Board. Many of our swimmers already go to the Port Hope Health Centre for treatment. Alban works with very high level athletes as a Sports Chiropractor. We are extremely lucky to have him on deck and are grateful for any assistance he can provide. As a requirement of being on our coaching staff, Alban has supplied us with a vulnerable sector check. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.
Coach Trish

Volunteers for Norac Meet February 23-24 2019

Hello Norac Families!

Thank you for all that have volunteered for this upcoming meet. Please look over the assignments carefully and if you see and discrepancies, please notify me as soon as possible.

Please arrive at the pool in time for the start of warm up ( 11:30 am or earlier) to review the assignments etc. and ask any questions you may have. Please be sure to sign in as well.

If anyone is looking for a sign off for their officials card, please notify me asap and I will to ensure you are eligible and assigned appropriately. Annette will review all requests.

As you can see we are still needing a few more helpers and will ask members from other teams if we can not fill the spots. If you are at the pool and would like to help out even though you haven’t been officially trained, we will happily find a place for you. You will also earn participation points for your efforts.

As a reminder, Timers wear white on top with black bottoms and all other Officials wear red on top with black bottoms. Head lane timer/ strokes and turn judge are also asked to wear red as well if you have it.

Thank you all for your help and looking forward to a wonderful meet.

Heather Strateford, heatherstratford06@gmail.com

NORAC Food Meet Reminder * STILL SOME SPOTS OPEN

Good morning NORAC families,

Just a reminder that the February home meet is coming up next weekend (Feb 23rd and 24th).

Remember to 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).

SOME SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

Here is the link to the document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gIaVUZ-2VagU59lzYE5WqfADFm0yxbeokXYqGKH2G_8/edit?usp=sharing

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, or if you have problems opening the link.  Thanks for your help!

Jennifer countrymarshallfamily@gmail.com

FOOD FOR FEB NORAC MEET

Good afternoon NORAC families,

The February home meet is coming up in two weeks (Feb 23rd and 24th)NORAC takes great pride in running a smooth swim meet and providing great food for officials and coaches. This time that will be food for approximately 35 officials and coaches!  This is an easy way to earn 20 points for the Family Participation Policy.

Below is the link to the sign-up document for food needed for the swim meet. Instructions are on the document.

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.

Here is the link to the document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gIaVUZ-2VagU59lzYE5WqfADFm0yxbeokXYqGKH2G_8/edit?usp=sharing

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, or if you have problems opening the link.

Thanks for your help!  Jennifer Marshall countrymarshallfamily@gmail.com