Category Archives: Swimming

Summer Swimmers Coaches, we’re waiting to hear from you!

swimming_iconAs of last night, the following pools had not let Valleycrest know about their participation at the Summer Swimmers Meet!  Remember, participation at the Summer Swimmers Meet counts towards your pool’s final results in determining the winners of the A, B and C Swimming Divisions.  Please be in contact with the VP of Swimming or Valleycrest by Friday (tomorrow) morning to confirm your attendance!

Here is who we’re waiting to hear from:

  • Bourbonniere
  • Briarwood
  • Ecclestone
  • Forest Village
  • PPK
  • Ste Anne de Bellevue
  • Thorndale
  • Versailles
  • Walters
  • Westminster and;
  • Westpark

 

Time to get ready for the Summer Swimmers Meet

It is perhaps the best event of the NAA Season; the Summer swimming_iconSwimmers Championship Meet.  And, it’s this Saturday, July 23rd at Valleycrest Pool.  If you’ve not been to the Summer Swimmers Meet before, you’ve been missing out.  This meet is open only to those athletes who have not recently competed in winter aquatic sports.  It is structured without the Open category or relays because it has the potential to be huge!  For complete details, see the attached Summer Swimmers meet package.

Swim results are arriving

swimming_iconThe first Swim Team results have started to arrive.  If you are a swim team coach and have not let Dave Emory know the results of your meet, please contact him immediately.  The Swim Team results for Week #1 are already posted on the Swim Team page.  We will be updating continuously from now until the end of the season as results arrive.

Swimming Relays for Time Trials and Big Meet

swimming_iconEvery year at the Swim Coaches meeting prior to the start of the season we toss a coin to determine whether the 11-12, 13-14 and Open relays will be freestyle or medley.  Yes, we literally toss a coin.

8 and under girls and boys and 9-10 girls and boys are always freestyle.

Here are the results for 2016 for 11 and up:

11-12 girls: Medley
11-12 boys: Medley
13-14 girls: Freestyle
13-14 boys: Freestyle
Open women: Freestyle
Open men: Freestyle

 

NAA Constitution Update!

naalogo_iconWe’ve updated the NAA Constitution based on votes taken in the first NAA meeting of the season.  You’ll find the latest NAA Constitution on the NAA Constitution page.  Sections to note that were changed based on the meeting on May 16th are:

  • Section 1.2.1 on Eligibility
  • Section 1.3.2 and 3.1.2 for Synchro

We recommend you download the latest NAA Constitution and keep a copy handy at your pool for reference.

Big Meet 2015 – What a day!

swimming_iconThe 2015 NAA Championship Big Meet is in the books and what a remarkable day it was.  First of all, our thanks to Briarwood, the staff, committee and countless volunteers for all their incredible work putting on another great championship.  Despite some late night challenges, Briarwood pulled through for the NAA yet again and everyone appreciated how well we were hosted throughout the day.

Now for some incredible results.  It’s the end of an era for Elm Park who finally relinquish the NAA Division A title after a 15 consecutive year dynasty.  The accomplishments of several generations of swimmers is a stunning accomplishment.

The winner of the Big Meet itself is, for the first time in history, a TIE!  Yes, a tie!  TMR and Glenmore scored an impressive 676 points each.  But even that score was insufficient by a single point to win the A Division.  That honour goes to Ecclestone who can now proudly see their pool’s name engraved below Elm Park’s as we start a new era of NAA competition.  Congratulations to all!

The winner of B division is Thorndale and the winner of C division is Westpark.

TMR takes home the 8 and under trophy and Glenmore carries home the Most Improved trophy.

What an historic day for the NAA.  You can see all the team scores and the individual results on the 2015 NAA Results page.  There are also several hundred pictures in the Photo Gallery in the 2015 Big Meet Album.

 

Big Meet tomorrow at Briarwood

swimming_iconIt’s the annual NAA Championship Big Meet.  This year, this half-decade competition will be held at Briarwood Pool and the competition is particularly close for the winner of the meet and the A, B and C divisions.  Warm ups start at 7:30 and the meet itself will be underway by 9.  You’ll want to get to the meet early to get good seats.