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.


  • 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


  • 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 Finals will be hosted by FVW


  • 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


Junior Synchro Finals Program

The Junior Synchro Finals are tonight at Elm Park Pool!  Elm Park has given us the program to publish so you can print it in advance.  If you’d prefer to just have it on your phone, you can visit the NAA site of course while you’re at the competition or there will be a QR code at the pool for easy access to the file.  To see the program, click Continue Reading below.

Continue reading Junior Synchro Finals Program

Big Meet 2022 is now in the history books!

First of all, our thanks to Ecclestone for putting on a spectacular meet.  In particular, we thank the committee, the staff, the countless volunteers, the City of Kirkland, the sponsors, and, of course, the parents and athletes.  What a great in-person comeback!
There are lots of results to share.  You can see the detailed event-by-event results on the Big Meet page.  The swim team score results have been updated on the Swim Team page.
Our congratulations to Fairview for winning the A Division, Glenmore for winning the Big Meet, Ecclestone for winning B Division, and Briarwood for winning C Division.  Congratulations to Elm Park for winning the 8 and Under and to Ecclestone for winning the Most Improved trophy!
In 2023:
  • Ecclestone will move from B Division to A Division
  • Briarwood will move from C Division to B Division
  • TMR will move from A Division to B Division
  • Westpark will move from B Division to C Division
We’d like to congratulate the Elm Park Men’s open Men’s 200M freestyle relay. Their time of 1.40.09 beat the NAA Record held by Sunnybrooke since 2009 with a time of 1:40.40.  The Elm Park team included: Kevin Bertrand, Jonathan Gagné, Daniel Parisien and Thomas Latimer.
The team has dedicated this race to the memory of Jason Ochiai, a longtime member of our NAA community and previous record holder of the Open Men’s relay team.

Junior and Senior Synchro Finals Timelines

Hi all, please keep checking the Synchro Page for any changes to Finals Draws and then for results.  Also, here are some key times for the Junior and Senior Synchro Finals:

Junior Synchro Finals at ELM PARK POOL

2:15 pm – Doors Open
2:45 pm – Coaches meeting
3 pm – Solo warm-Up
3:30 pm – Duet warm-Up
4 pm – Solo competition (9 competitors)
4:20 pm – Duet competition (9 competitors)
4:45 pm – Break for dinner & Demos
5:00 pm – Team warm-up wave 1
5:15 pm – Team warm-up wave 2
5:20 pm – Team competition (13 competitors)
6 pm – Awards

Senior Synchro Finals at WESTPARK POOL

2:15 pm – Doors Open
2:45 pm – Coaches meeting
3 pm – Solo Warm-Up
3:30 pm – Duet Warm-Up
4 pm – Solo competition (6 competitors)
4:20 pm – Duet competition (6 competitors)
4:40 pm – Break for dinner
5:00 pm – Warm-up wave 1
5:35 pm – Team competition (5 competitors)
6 pm – Awards

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