News and Announcements
Our first hosted meet of the year, NEOR #1 is coming up October 20th& 21st! For those of you who are new to the sport of swimming, welcome! Swim meets are a fun exciting time!
Every swim family must volunteer for at least 1 session to meet their volunteer requirement and avoid being billed $50 (even if their swimmer is not racing at this meet) We will be hosting other meets in the new year and requirements will vary. We couldn’t do this without you and appreciate all of your time helping the club!
Please sign up as soon as possible. The deadline to sign up without penalty is Wednesday October 17th-no exceptions.
Anyone can work a session on your behalf. (Sessions generally run 4.5 hours.) High school students acquiring volunteer hours are welcome!
Meet sign up checklist:-Fill out Officials online registration form (Large button on home screen) -Sign up for your volunteer session – must be a full session-unfortunately not only safety marshal https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848a9a82ca5fa7-neor2 -Complete introduction to swimming/safety marshal online clinic if you’re new, or if you’ve never taken it before-It’s free! (optional but recommended) https://form.jotform.com/80984335387267 Ask me for an official’s card at the meet if you are completing any clinics. Once a clinic is completed, you can get sign off/deck evaluation and work towards becoming a higher level official. There are incentives to moving up levels. Officials Incentives this year:
Level 2 – Swim Ontario Name Badge/pin
Level 3 – Red Officials polo
Level 4 – 50% off the club fees for one swimmer.
Those new to the swim meet world generally begin by working sessions as a timer, which is considered a level 1 official (same day basic training provided). Other popular positions are helping in our canteen/Bahnuk Lounge, volunteer hospitality, or awards coordinator.
Unfortunately, safety marshaling is not considered a full session worked. It is only 1 hour long and is generally added to other existing deck positions.
Swim meet dress code:
Chief Timer: White polo (top) over black bottoms with black footwear
Timers: White top over black bottoms
All other officials: Red Polos (top) over black bottoms with black footwear (Includes Head Lane Timer performing turn judge duties)
Can’t make it to NEOR #1 to volunteer?:
We are also assisting Laurentian Varsity with their upcoming meet October 27/28. You can choose to work at either NEOR 1 or Varsity and either one will count as your session worked. Please note that the option to work varsity is on a first come first serve basis and our priority is staffing NEOR 1. Sign up here
NEOR #1 WARM UP AND RACING TIMES:
Saturday, October 20
Session 1 – Deep End – 12 and Under
Warm Up – 1:00 PM
Racing – 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 20
Session 2 – Deep End – 13 and Over
Warm Up to start in Shallow End at 4:00 PM – No Diving
Racing – 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 21
Session 3 – Deep End – 12 and Under
Warm Up – 8:00 AM
Racing – 9:00 AM
Sunday, October 21
Session 4 – Deep End – 13 and Over
Warm Up to start in Shallow End at 12:00 PM – No Diving
Racing – 1:00 PM
Thank you for reading all of this! I will be available to answer questions at our AGM and also at the upcoming parent meeting. Please take a look at the officials tab on our site www.sudburyswimming.ca for more information on the officials certification pathway.
See you at the pool!
SLSC Club Officials Chair
Welcome returning and new swim families to the 2018-2019 SLSC swim season! With the first week of swim for most swimmers under their belts I thought I would send out a quick note.
October 10 @ 5:30pm: mandatory meeting for new parents. This is an information session with the head coach, officials chair and an executive board member. All parents are welcome but is mandatory for new members.
October 13 @ 9am: SLSC AGM meeting. This will coincide with our first team practice, where our younger swimmers get to learn from and have fun with our more senior swimmers.
An agenda will be sent out shortly. This will include budget information, plans for the upcoming year in terms of fundraising, get togethers and communication.
October 20 & 21: NEOR 1 Meet
This is our first HOSTED meet of the year and is a great time to meet other parents of our club as well as across the region. The work requirement for this meet is 1 session per family.
To sign up for the work requirement please follow this link:
All information can be found on our website www.sudburyswimming.ca . On this site you can locate the meet schedule, register to be an official, see what events are coming up. You can also follow us on social media:
The SLSC Equipment Coordinator (Laura) will contacting you shortly with a set of dates for team outfit and swimsuit fitting.
I look forward to meeting you in the stands and if there are any questions please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here is a list of the group start dates for 2018/19. Please be sure to clear up any outstanding bills you have before registering for the upcoming year.
If you are a new swimmer please book an assessment for your swimmer with coach Dean the week of Sept 12-14 at email@example.com
Senior 1/2 – September 17
Senior 3 – September 24
Age Group 1 – Thursday Sept 20
Age Group 2 – Thursday Sept 20
Age Group 3 – Monday Sept 24
Novice 1/2 – Monday Sept 24