Hello NORAC families:)

This is NORAC parent info email #1 for the 2023-2024 swim season. It is chock full of good information and requests for parent input on various swim-y types of things.

Please read carefully and respond ASAP in this GOOGLE FORM to all questions asked below.

DECEMBER EXTRA SWIM PRACTICE SESSIONS, Markham PanAm Centre

Response required by September 27 (google form link above)

  • December 29 7-9pm, December 30 11am-1pm, December 31 9-11am
  • YouthPlus and above are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions
  • There is no extra cost to attend these sessions
  • Fill out the google form at the link above to indicate your swimmers interest and availability for these extra dates
  • Coach Trish will be in contact with finalized plans once data is collected
  • Markham PanAm Centre, 16 Main Street Unionville- if taking the 401 or 407, it is NORTH on Kennedy Road, left at YMCA Blvd.

DRYLAND TRAINING at EPIC GYM, Port Hope

Response required by September 27 (google form link above)

  • Exact days and finalized plans for groups will be determined after coaches receive survey results 
  • Begins October 3
  • Tuesday and Thursday 7-8pm are available
  • This is NOT a drop in program
  • If a swimmer commits to dryland it is part of the weekly training schedule and they are expected to attend 
  • YouthPlus and above
  • Dryland training sessions with EPIC Gym coaches
  • Cost is $35+hst, pay at the gym beforehand
  • NORAC is paying the rest of the gym fees
  • Coach Trish will be in contact with finalized plans once data is collected  
  • Epic Gym10 Robertson Street, Unit 1, Port Hope

NORAC CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

  • Families are asked to help NORAC acquire corporate sponsorships or become a corporate sponsor!
  • Information letter and sponsorship letter are linked here
  • Forward the information and request on to anyone you think would be interested
  • We are asking local businesses to provide monetary sponsorship to help offset the costs for each swim age group. 
  • Every year the cost to provide a competitive swim program increases, especially over the last five years.
  • The jump in training equipment costs, pool rental fees and coaching costs has pushed the Club to implement a corporate sponsorship program, designed to pay for a variety of costs to help keep registration fees as low as possible.
  • Once a sponsorship is received the Club will do everything it can to ensure that our community sponsor is recognized for their donation.
  • For every $350 in sponsorship the Club will post a thank you on our social media platforms with direct links to the sponsor company webpage as well as an email of thanks to our Club membership.
  • A sponsorship plaque will be given to the sponsor organization with their company name, a photo of the age group they sponsored for the 2023/24 season on it, and an engraving of thanks.

IMPORTANT LINKS FOR NORAC FAMILIES *REMINDER*

Here are a few links that parents need to visit and bookmark. Remember to always visit the NORAC webpage for ALL important information. 

Please email if you have any questions!

Victoria Steeves, Secretary

Northumberland Aquatic Club (NORAC)