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Notifications from the Northshore Aquatic Association

Event awards for 2023

With the last NAA meeting of the season now complete, we can share with you the awards of events for 2023.  These events are all listed on the 2023 Calendar page with the appropriate pool listed with them.  Congratulations to all the pools who will be hosting events next year.

Swimming 

  • Big Meet will be hosted by ECC 
  • A Time Trials will be hosted by WES 
  • B Time Trials will be hosted by SUR 
  • C Time Trials will be hosted by SUR 
  • Summer Swim Meet will be hosted by VYC

Synchro 

  • Junior Finals will be hosted by THO 
  • Senior Finals will be hosted by WPK 
  • Pre-Junior Finals will be hosted by ELM 
  • Junior Prelims will be hosted by WPK 
  • Senior Prelims will be hosted by ELM

Diving 

  • Diving Finals will be hosted by FVW

Waterpolo 

  • Finals will be hosted by ELM 
  • Playoffs #1 will be hosted by VYC 
  • Playoffs #2 will be hosted by WES 

 

It has come time for me to say goodbye

This will be my last post on the NAASwim.com website.

I started posting results on the web for the NAA in 2002 so it’s been 20 years.

Like many parents of swimmers I went through being an NAA member, having a swimmer who went through the whole gamut of swimming in summer, diving, doing synchro, waterpolo, joining winter swimming (Pointe Claire and then Beaconsfield in her case) then being on staff and finally managing Fairview pool.

I volunteered for our local Elm Park pool for a time then became the President there and after that the president of the NAA for 4 years.

But, time moves on for everyone.  My daughter has been out of college for years now and I don’t even live in Montreal or Canada for that matter anymore.   Yes, that’s me in the picture, boating in Florida where I live now.  I’m well and very busy with other things. They’re just not related to the NAA.

I’ve maintained the website over all that time and enjoyed posting on it literally tens of thousands of pictures I’d taken but it is time for someone local, directly involved with work at the NAA to take it over.

I’d like to thank everyone who I’ve been able to work with over these many years.  Parents, athletes, coaches, sponsors, the different city councilmembers and finally the countless volunteers.  It has enriched my life and my memories of my time with the NAA will remain among my favourites.

The website will become the responsibility of the current NAA president and whoever they decide should run it.  It wouldn’t surprise me if the look and feel changes.  I hope that all the history will be maintained.  I will be updating the 2023 calendar that is being decided at the August 29th 2022 meeting as well as any constitutional changes that are finalized at that meeting and that will likely be my last update on the website.  At some point before the end of calendar year my access to the site will be removed.

For those who might want to reach me, my email won’t change.  You can email me at chris.vandersluis@gmail.com.  My NAA email will be discontinued later this year.

The NAA has been a remarkable and unique fixture of aquatics in North America for decades and I very much hope it continues for a very, very long time.

Thanks to all of you.  It’s been quite a great ride.
Chris Vandersluis
chris.vandersluis@gmail.com

 

A letter from our new past president

Chers membres de la communauté de l’AAN,
Puisque mon mandat tire à sa fin, je vous remercie pour le privilège d’avoir été au service de l’AAN au cours des quatre dernières années. Alors que nous espérons un retour à nos activités normales en 2022, je suis certain que le meilleur est à venir.
À la suite de notre dernière assemblée, veuillez me joindre pour souhaiter la bienvenue à notre nouveau président Martin avec qui le comité exécutif travaillera en étroite collaboration en prévision de l’été prochain.

Cordialement,
Daniel

Dear members of the NAA community,
As my term comes to its end, thank you for the privilege of having let me serve the NAA for these past four years. As we hope for a return to our normal activities in 2022, I am certain that the best is yet to come.
Following our last assembly, please join me in welcoming our new president Martin with whom the executive will be working closely in anticipation for next summer.

Best regards,
Daniel

NAA 2020 Season cancellation due to Covid19

The NAA executive has decided to cancel all NAA 2020 events due to COVID19, immediately nullifying the 2020 calendar. Unfortunately, too many
variables would make it impossible to run a consistent season for all four disciplines, not to mention that in the summer months, it may be not in line
with public health directives.

For the official letter from Daniel Sikorski, NAA’s President download his attached letter…

Download Daniel’s Letter