Hi, I’m Steve Batah, the President of the NAA and I wish all of you a big welcome to the 2016 NAA season!
The NAA Executive Committee has set the gears in motion to start planning the upcoming competitive season. For those of you who are not familiar with the North Shore Aquatic Association, we are an organization that brings together 19 outdoor community pools for a series of fun and friendly competitions which include swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming. These weekly competitions provide a framework for children, teenagers and even some parents to compete against other pools in a very friendly way. Participation in these aquatic sports is accessible to all no matter what their skill level. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. A team of young lifeguards will coach and encourage your child to participate by making practices and competitions fun and rewarding.
For more information on the NAA, see About the NAA right here on the website or contact a member of the Executive Committee.
We’ll have more announcements for you very soon on our upcoming meetings and events! If you don’t want to miss anything, make sure you are following us on Twitter: @NAA_Notices.
Our constitution has been updated from votes taken on the August 24th, 2015 NAA meeting. You can find the updated document on the NAA Constitution page.
Please find below the agenda for the August 24th General Assembly. Minutes from the June meeting, as well as constitutional change proposals will be emailed prior to the meeting.
Any constitutional change proposals must be submitted in writing, prior to, or at the August meeting.
Ideally, 2 representatives from each pool will be in attendance with one of the two representatives being a board member and the other a staff member. Each pool has up to 2 votes.
Lastly, trophies must be returned at the August 24th meeting.
Read more for the complete agenda below:
Continue reading Last NAA Meeting of the season August 24th 7pm
The NAA Constitution has been updated with changes adopted during the May 2015 NAA Meeting. You can read or download an updated copy of the Constitution on the NAA Constitution page. Any updates made to the Constitution will be updated there.
You can find your 2015 NAA Pool Information and Team Registration forms in the Tools area of the website in the Administration section.
We’ve had a good run at getting our historic results up to date. You can now see all the results that we have on record back to 2007. Where results are missing that’s usually because the final results for that sport were never received from that VP for that year.
Historic results are continuing to be restored to the new site format. We are now complete back through 2009 and ultimately will have at least some results back as far as 2005. See NAA Historic Results for a complete index of results now available on the site.
It’s taken some effort, but we are standing by and ready for the 2015 NAA season! Historic results will be added continually but the last 2 years are already up and viewable. There are over 20,000 pictures in the Photo Gallery and we’ve even restored photo gallery entries for Elm Park that go back to the 1990s.
The menus are all active and you can even see our new Twitter Feed on the right hand side of our home page! Follow us @NAA_Notices on Twitter for up to the minute news!
Our new platform will make it easier to feature new and richer content and update the site much more effectively.
Just after the 2014 NAA season was complete, the NAA site was hacked rather roughly by person or persons unknown and I had no choice but to dig in, take our backups and start re-building. The effort is extensive but the work is well underway. I’ve elected to move the NAA site to the well known (and more automatically updated) WordPress which is what you’re looking at right now.
The website updates are underway but there’s a lot to update! The general format of our new website home is complete and the calendar and constitution are up and ready along with key files like the Executive list and the Hiring list. I’ve started adding the pages and menus for our other work but just to give you an example of what needs doing, there are over 20,000 pictures in the photo gallery alone!
There are also several hundred pages of results which I’m in the process of building into files that can be posted on the website. Over the coming weeks you’re going to see fairly constant updates as the content gradually is translated into the new formats so don’t despair! We’ll be ready for the season.
Contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re looking for something very specific but otherwise please be patient as we get our home back in order!
We are taking the this off-season opportunity to rework the NAA site completely. Please be patient as we get the look and feel right and then migrate all of our old data into the site.