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Swim Team Dual Meet season for 2022 is complete!

We have just completed another Dual Meet season in the NAA!  You can find all the team scores on the Swim Team page.  For C Division, we have replaced the off-weeks with an average score of the other meets for that pool  and have marked those scores in bold.  These results will determine the lane placement in tomorrow’s Time Trials.

Now we shift into Finals mode in two parts.  Tomorrow will be the Time Trial preliminary heats for each division.  A, B and C divisions will compete and then results from all three meets will be compiled together to find the top twelve swimmers in each event.  No pool can have more than two swimmers in a single event so for 10 and under swimmers who might have three swimmers in a preliminary, only the top two can move on to the Championship Finals.

From across the NAA the top twelve swimmers and Relays in each event will compete next week in our annual Championship Big Meet!

Congratulations to each and every athlete who contributed to your team in the dual meet season and good luck to all athletes who will be competing in the Time Trials tomorrow and the Big Meet next week!

Updates for Pre Junior Finals

Pre Junior Finals are around the corner and we have updated information for you.  First of all, the Draws have been updated!  Please go to the Synchro Page to see the updated sequence of competitions.  Next, here is some key information:

Location

PRE-JUNIOR FINALS are at Thorndale Pool (14921 Rue Oakwood, Pierrefonds, QC H9H 1Y1)

ESTIMATED COMPETITION TIMELINE

3:15 PM – Pool Opens for the public
3:45 PM – Coaches Meeting
4:00 PM – Warm-Up for duet
4:15 PM – Duet competition starts (about 30 min)
** Break for dinner & Team warm-up (about 45 min) **
~ 5:30 PM – Team competition (about 30 min)
~ 6:00 PM – Awards
To ensure that your swimmers do not miss their event, we recommend having them show up early and keep in contact with your coaches at the pool.
There will be no updates on the day of the competition!

MUSIC SUBMISSION

As per the constitution, all music must be sent in MP3 format to the host pools.

Please use the following format to label your MP3 track:

Pool Abbreviation – Event – Draw #
e.g. GLE – Pre-Junior Duet – Draw 6
If it is a pre-swim, then please put “PreSwim #” instead of the draw #
e.g. WPK – Pre-Junior Team – PreSwim 1
Send to: THO – bryanna.wallis@gmail.com
Please send me your music only to the host pool!
 
The music submission is due by midnight this Friday, August 5th! Failure to meet this deadline and/or failure to follow the correct instructions (i.e. not sending it in MP3 format by the deadline) will result in a 1-point penalty. 

Back up music format

The backup format will be MP3 files on a USB to be brought on the day of the competition. Please label your USB with your pool name!

DRAWS FOR JR & SR FINALS

The Junior and Senior Finals draws will take place Monday, August 8th @ 5 PM by ZOOM. Please use this link below to join!

Important Synchro Information!

As we arrive to the Synchro competition part of the summer, there are some important things we need to let you know:

JUNIOR PRELIMS

Are at Glenmore Pool (120 Rue Glenmore, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 2X9)

SENIOR PRELIMS

Are at Elm Park Pool (532 Rue Montcalm, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9G 1K3)

ESTIMATED COMPETITION TIMELINE for both Prelims:

8:00 AM – Pool Opens for the public
8:20 AM – Coaches Meeting
8:30 AM – Warm-Up for Solo & Duet
9:00 AM – Solo & Duet competition starts (about 1 hour)
** Break for Lunch & Team warm-up (about 1 hour) **
~ 11:00 AM – Team competition (about 30-45 min)
~ NOON – Awards

The senior competition will be shorter than the timeline above. To ensure that your swimmers do not miss their event, I recommend having them show up early and keep in contact with your coaches at the pool. I will not be available on the day of the competition to send updates.

MUSIC BACKUP

By now, you should have all sent your music to the host pools. Please bring your backup on a USB key. All the events can be on the same USB to simplify things, but please label them the same way you did when you sent them to the host pool.

Synchro Draws are now online

We’ve got updated Synchro Draw information for you on the Synchro Page.  The Pre-Junior Finals Draws, the Junior Prelim Draws and the Senior Prelim Draws are now all on the Synchro Page.  Remember, we call them draws because we literally draw the competitor names out of a hat.  (Ok, not literally, it’s a piece of paper usually in a zip-lock bag, but you get the idea).  This random sequencing sets up the competitors in the other they’ll compete in Solo, Duet and Team competitions.  Go to the Synchro Page to get all the details.  It’s important to note that every year there are changes to the draws as some competitors will elect not to compete.  We’ll update the order of events as quickly as we can should this happen.