Thorndale – 50 years young

It’s been a remarkable day at Thorndale in Pierrefonds where the pool celebrated its 50th anniversary today.  Aside from the carnival atmosphere, there were members and staff from years gone by to celebrate this remarkable anniversary.  For 50 years Thorndale has served the local community with lessons, activities, competition and good old fashioned fun.  Literally thousands of people have learned to swim there and it has started the careers of more than one national level athlete.

We at the NAA take our hats off to you Thorndale.  Great work and congratulations on your first 50 years!

You can also see the CTV broadcast about Thorndale’s big day at: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.2465925.

2015 Summer Swimmers Meet is complete

swimming_iconThe NAA Summer Swimmers Meet of 2015  is in the books and what a day it was!  This year, participation was at an all time high with 340 NAA athletes participating.  The Summer Swimmers Meet Championship is open to NAA athletes who are not in a winter swimming program and the competition is fierce!

Our congratulations to Valleycrest whose win today gives them a three-peat in the meet!  The win wasn’t easy.  Thornday and Ecclestone were hot on Valleycrest’s heels.  All three pools were within 22 points of each other at the end.

Our thanks to Glenmore for hosting such a great meet and to all the officials, staff, athletes, parents and of course, volunteers who contributed to a wonderful event.

You can see all the detailed results from today’s event on the Summer Swimmers Results page.

12 Under Waterpolo Tournament at Forest Village

waterpolo_iconIt’s time for the 12 & under waterpolo tournament at Forest Village.  While this is not an official NAA event, it is a popular part of our summer experience.

The tournament will be on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of July. Attached is the registration form which must be brought to Forest Village with a cheque by next Wednesday, the schedule for the games will be posted shortly after. Please respond to this email so I know you have received it.

Read more for additional details and the registration form.

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Counting down to the Summer Swimmers Meet

swimming_iconOnly 3 more days until the Summer Swimmers Meet!  There are still lots of opportunity to volunteer as we will need timers and other officials for the big day on Saturday.  Here is the warmup schedule for our swimmers by pool.  Remember, the NAA warm up rules are strickly maintained!

Warm up 1 –   7am-7.25:   GLE, VER, WPK, PPK, BWD, FOR

Warm up 2-   7.25- 7.50:   ECC, YCC, ELM, THO, WES, FVW

Warm up 3.    7.50-8.15:   CSL, TMR,WAL,SUR,BAL,BRB,SAB

Summer Swimmers Meet

Good morning.The Summer Swimmers Meet is only 1 week away!

The Glenmore committee and staff have been working hard to prepare for this event and host hundreds of swimmers and their families. 

Please promote the event with your summer swimmers and their parents. Glenmore has provided a flyer for all swim coaches. It is attached if you wish to make copies and hand out to your members, or post at the pool. 

New this year – 10 points will be awarded for each participant swimmer (max 100 points per pool). The total participation points earned will be included in the season aggregate score.

Below are the the most basic eligibility and participation rules. Full event details and rules are documented in the NAA constitution. For any questions contact Jason or myself. 

Regards, 

Steve Batah

NAA President
2.8.2.2 A swimmer must have not participated in a winter aquatic program in the previous 24 months. This includes winter swimming, synchronized swimming, waterpolo or triathlon programs. Attending winter swimming lessons or participating in grade school or high school swimming competitions is acceptable.

2.8.2.5 Any age group swimmer may swim in a maximum of three (3) events

2. 8.2.7 Each team is allowed three (3) official entries in each individual event.

  

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