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Notifications from the Northshore Aquatic Association

Swim Relays for Time Trials and Big Meet

Every year prior to the start of the dual meet season, the swim team coaches meet and use a coin toss to determine the relays for athletes 11 and up.  The relays for 8-Under and 9-10 are automatically Freestyle as per the Constitution.  These relay choices will be used for all divisions in Time Trials and at the Big Meet.

When the coin toss was done a few weeks ago, this information wasn’t published so here it is.

Girls 11/12: Medley
Boys 11/12: Freestyle
Girls 13/14: Freestyle
Boys 13/14: Medley
Women Open: Medley
Men’s Open: Freestyle

Swim Team Stroke and Turn Judges Clinic

We will be holding a Stroke and Turn Judges clinic for any NAA official who may be asked to do Stroke and Turn judging in 2018.  We recommend that any of our officials who may be in this capacity attend the clinic even if you are FNQ certified in this capacity.  We will be covering basic stroke and turn standards of course but also the unique rules of the NAA that are part of our Constitution.  Those who expect to judge Stroke and Turn and Referees are particularly welcome.  There is no pre-requisite to attend the clinic so if you’re wondering, please come along.

Location: Westminster Pool
When: Monday, July 2nd at 6:30pm

NAA 2nd Meeting of 2018 on June 18th at 7pm

Hi everybody,
Please find attached several documents in preparation for the NAA General Assembly on June 18th at the Dorval Community Centre at 7:00 PM.
Meeting Agenda for June 18 2018
Constitution amendment proposals from the May 2017 assembly which we shall vote on (amendments pertaining to Synchronized Swimming in one document and the Swimming Standardization proposals which include some  points to be discussed during the follow-up point on the agenda)
-Synchro Start Times Proposal
-NAA infraction sheet update
As usual, each pool will have two votes, please send two representatives as per the constitution (one from the board and one lifeguard is recommended). The NAA calendar online lists that the assembly will be at 9:32 PM. Please disregard that, the meeting begins at 7 PM.
In case some of you want to start planning ahead, here are the dates and times for the Coaches Meetings:

Swimming: at Westminster Pool @ 6PM on June 27  (Swim Cards will be given out at this meeting)

Diving: at Sarto-Desnoyers @ 6:30 PM on June 26
Synchronized Swimming: at Elm Park @ 6PM on Jun 28
Water Polo : at Glenmore Pool @ 7PM on June 25
Wishing all of the member pools a great start for summer 2018,
Daniel Sikorski
Attachments:

New VP of Diving

After serving for many years as VP of Diving, Elyssa Shiller has finally turned over the baton to Ashley Kennedy who will take up the new position for this upcoming season.

We can’t thank Elyssa enough for the many years and countless hours of support she has given young divers of the NAA.  She was instrumental in increasing participation in diving and bringing in new policies and procedures which has made diving safer and more enjoyable for our athletes.

Elyssa has trained numerous judges and diving coaches.  Her impact on the sport and the NAA will last for years to come.

Thanks Elyssa and welcome Ashley to your new post!

NAA 1st Meeting of 2018 on May 14th!

Hi everybody,

Another NAA season is on its way,

Please find attached several documents in preparation for the NAA General Assembly on May 14th at the Dorval Community Centre.
-Meeting Agenda for May 14 2018
– Minutes from the August 2017 General Assembly
-Constitution amendment proposals from the August 2017 assembly.
– Amendment proposals to be voted on in June 2018 and a recommendation to establish a committee for standardization of SNC rule application (see spreadsheet)

Note: I will not be able to print all of the documents, so I recommend that every pool delegation brings a copy, paper or electronic format. The Synchro proposed amendments will however be printed out.

As usual, each pool will have two votes, please send two representatives as per the constitution (one from the board and one lifeguard is recommended).

I would like to also remind everyone that the positions for VP Swimming and VP Diving are up for election, to be elected during the May meeting.

Thank you and looking forward to meeting all of you,
Daniel Sikorski
President NAA

Looking forward to 2018

With pools now shut down, committees are working hard to make sure their 2018 staff are all under contract and any other preparations for the 2018 season are underway.

We’ll be updating the site in the coming weeks to put our 2017 results into the Archive/History area and get the site ready for the 2018 season too.

In the meantime, enjoy the off-season.  July 2018 will be here before you know it!

End of the season and the end of an era

Our final NAA meeting of the 2018 season is now behind us.  There is lots of news.

First, you’ll find the 2018 NAA calendar has now been updated with the award of all the 2018 finals.

Next, we have a new NAA President!  Daniel Sikorski has taken the reins from Steve Batah who will now begin a year in the past-president role.  Daniel’s contact information is on the NAA Executive page.

We would like to take a moment to thank Steve for his remarkable tenure as president of our association.  During his time there have been many changes and improvements in how we compete and how we encourage participation.  Throughout his years as President, Steve has been a central figure in keeping the NAA on track and a key resource for many to look up to.  His selfless contribution to our community is an example for us all.