Hello NORAC families:)

This is NORAC parent info email #2 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 to all questions asked below.

GATINEAU GRAND PRIX- Saturday Night Dinner

*If you are attending this meet, complete this google doc by Tuesday December 5 to RSVP for the dinner*

  • December 9 7:30pm reservation at SCORES ROTISSERIE
  • This year NORAC has 24 swimmers attending the Gatineau Grand Prix December 8-10. 
  • Traditionally the team has a meal together on the Saturday night. 
  • Scores is close to the pool and the Holiday Inn 
  • RSVP at the link above by Tuesday December 5 to finalize numbers


*Fill out this google sheet to RSVP for this event*

  • January 5th 4-6pm at the Cobourg Community Centre 
  • It’s the annual NORAC Family Holiday Party!
  • 4-5pm- Skating at the CCC arena. Get those skates sharpened – along with the skating skills!
  • 5-6pm- Pizza potluck in the CCC party rooms 
  • RSVP to the link above as soon as possible 


  • January and February swim meet info email from Coach Trish will be coming out very soon!
  • Epic Dryland session #1 has finished and was a great success. Stay tuned for the January schedule, information and sign up.
  • Email Coach Trish if you want more information about the Epic Dryland training
  • Due to the Gatineau Swim meet, there will be NO PRACTICES December 8 6-7:15am, December 8 3:30-5pm, December 9 6:30-8:30am.
  • Christmas Break- last regular practice is December 22. All regular practices resume January 8.


*Email pics of your participation points tracking sheets to dan.amy.linton@gmail.com*

  • Keep track of all the amazing things you do for NORAC that earn your family participation points. 
  • Remember to regularly email updated pics of the participation points tracking sheet to Amy Linton –> dan.amy.linton@gmail.com.
  • Forms and participation points info can be found in the NORAC CLUB DOCUMENTS section of our NORAC website.


*Contact carlamring@gmail.com if you are interested in helping to run our NORAC swim-a-thon*

  • We are in need of a parent volunteer to help run our swim a thon in March.  
  • Each spring NORAC swimmers participate in the annual swim-a-thon where wimmers complete swim tasks and have fun with their teammates.
  • The process of registering and fundraising is very easy now that the Swim-A-Thon website has been simplified
  • If you like to have a ton of fun, help the swimmers feel a huge sense of accomplishment, raise significant funds for our club to keep the fees low AND earn 80 participation points, then reach out to Carla (carlamrimg@gmail.com) with any questions or to express interest.


  • Families are asked to help NORAC acquire corporate sponsorships or become a corporate sponsor!
  • Information letter and sponsorship letter are attached to this email.
  • 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.


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)