NORAC News Feed

Entries for NORAC Performance Meet

Below is a list of the NORAC entries for our upcoming meet on February 24 & 25. Please review the entries and let me know if I forgot any of the changes you may have requested. Saturdays events are Event 1 – 26 and Sundays 27 – 50. If your child is only swimming one day, make sure I got the day right. If they are not able to attend, check that they are not on the list.
We have 2 visiting teams attending our meet. Warm ups both days will begin at 11:30 am and we will be finished about 4 each day.

Info About NORAC Performance Meet

Just a little less than 4 weeks to our 2nd home swim meet of the season. I’m looking forward to seeing all our swimmers racing in our home pool again, particularly the Novice swimmers who haven’t participated in a competition since our last home meet. Go NORAC Go!

As this is a home competition and the expectation is that all swimmers will participate, all our swimmers have been pre-entered into the meet. If your swimmer will NOT be attending or only able to attend one of the days, please let me know by responding before Tuesday February 6 to this email: . This will then allow the coaches time to organize the relay teams.

The fee for participating in the home meet is a flat rate of $20. This is to be paid to Annette via cheque, etransfer or cash is acceptable as long as you attach a note saying who it’s from. (or deducted from you Swim Meet account if you have a credit balance.) If your not at the pool on Tuesdays or Thursdays when I’m there, you can leave it in my folder in the NORAC box on the end of the reception counter.

Call for Officials and food donations will be sent out soon, keep an eye on your inbox!

See you at the pool,


Officials Clinics for NORAC Parents

Hello NORAC families,

We are offering a number of officials clinics to help train our officials before our home meet at the end of February. Please consider taking one of the following:

  • Clerk of Course Monday Feb 5 from 5-7 pm
  • Strokes and Turns Wednesday Feb 7 from 5-7 pm
  • Chief Timer Wednesday Feb 14 from 6-7

All clinics will be given by Annette at Jack Burger. Please let Mary-Ellen, know what clinic you would like to attend by emailing

If you aren’t sure about the different roles here is a link to our website with the descriptions:

Patti is willing to do a Timekeepers clinic if we have enough people who are interested. This is the first clinic you need to take in order to become an official. Please let me know if you are interested.

Swim Ontario also offering clinics via webinar:

Wednesday, Jan. 31 – Chief Timekeeper Clinic– 7:30 – approx. 9:30 PM
Monday, Feb. 5 – Clerk of Course Clinic– 7:00 – approx. 9:30 PM
Thursday, Feb. 15 – CFJ-CJE Clinic – 7:00 – approx. 9:30 PM

Registration is required and limited – Go to 7Y5vtUvbbx2

Help needed for Food Coordinator – NORAC Home Meet

Hi Everyone,

Our second home meet of the season is coming up in about a month, February 24 and 25/18. I am looking to see if anybody is interested in helping me out with organizing food for the meet. Someone who is low in Family Participation Points. The meet is a two day meet, so if you are interested and are low on Family Participation Points, can help out both days and can be at the pool at 10:00 a.m. both days to help set up, and help clean up at the end of the meet each day,

Please reply by email by Monday, January 29 to Debbie at You’ll be able to earn 25 points each day for helping me organize food for the meet. This is a great opportunity to learn what it entails to be the Food Coordinator if you wish to do the position in the future. The Food Coordinator earns 45 points per session or event.

As well, if you are interested, when replying to this email, please add how many Family  Participation Points you have, so that I may choose fairly.

Thanks. Debbie Jones, Food Coordinator

Central Region Winter B Champs – Feb 10-11

Attached here is the list of eligible swimmers for the Central Region Winter B Championships: Eligibility Report – Central B Winter 2018
Full meet package is available here
NORAC swimmers will attend the Saturday and Sunday sessions only (Feb 10 & 11, events 11 & up).
To confirm your attendance at this meet please respond to this email (email response is best as it is easiest to track), indicate if you will be attending one or both days. Please also respond if you do not plan to attend this meet. Response is required by noon Monday January 29th.
Meet fees will be estimated at $12/event and can be submitted via cheque or etransfer. Swimmers are allowed to enter a maximum of 7 events.

More on MAC Winter Inv. 2018 Jan 11-14:


The meet fee payment due date is extended to Tuesday December 26 2017!

Here is the Qualifiers list for this meet:


Please submit your Family Participation Tracking form

Hello everyone,

It is that time of year when we ask all NORAC families to submit their Family Participation Tracking form completed with the points earned to date. For anyone who has earned at least half or is well on their way to half of the needed points your cheque (dated January 15, 2018) will NOT be cashed. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FORM IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 5th, 2018.

I know a number of us Board members have signed many forms for many points so please make sure you send the form in and get credit for all the great work you have done for the club.

You can submit the form:

  • in paper by putting it in my folder (Mary-Ellen McKenna) in the NORAC box on the administration desk at Jack Burger, OR
  • by taking a photo of it and sending it to me electronically.

For those of you who are submitting the form by hard copy, you can print a new one for the second half of the season from the website, which you can find at: CLUB DOCUMENTS

This is a very busy time of year for everyone, please take a moment as soon as possible to send along your form. If we don’t receive it we will assume you have earned 0 points and we will cash your January 15, 2018 cheque.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

All the best to you and all those you hold dear for this holiday season and the new year,

MAC Winter Invt’l Jan 11 – 14, 2018

Hello Parents,

The Markham Winter Invitational is a competitive event and a close review of the pre-requisite information in the swim meet package is suggested. Here is the package: MAC_Winter_Invitational_2018

The swim meet is open to Youth group and up. All swimmers had an opportunity to make the qualifying standards at the RJI and GGP competitions.

Full racing program for NORAC is Friday, Saturday and Sunday with $40.00 dollars per day and additional $16.00 dollars if participating in distance events. Single day participation is allowed. The MAC Winter Invitational on January 11-14 2018 confirmation and payment due date is Friday December 22nd 2017. Entry changes and confirmations will not be accepted after this time.


Please confirm if you can attend to the Head Coach.

Best Regards, Emil

Dec 7 – Dec 10 Practice Schedule

Hello Parents,

Here is the schedule for this week:


Thursday 4-7PM REGULAR programming, Elite practice 3-5 pm CANCELLED

Friday SR.Dev and Elites practice is moved to 5-7pm. We have space on Friday evenings and the swimming classes from 5-7pm remain at REGULAR SCHEDULE


NORAC athlete qualifiers for the Gatineau GRAND PRIX will be away in Gatineau Quebec this weekend! Good luck to everyone racing and NORAC will resume with regular training on Monday December 11th 2017


Emil Tzvetanov,