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Jun 27, 2022 - Summer swimming: costs and dates
NWT Swimming's summer swimming program with Coach Jane will start July 4. The program will consist of four, two-hour Monday morning sessions, at a cost of $80. Sessions begin July 4 and continue unti...
Jun 10, 2022 - Summer swimming with Coach Jane
Hi all, As mentioned at our final meet, Jane Mooney with NWT Swimming will be running technique workshops every Monday in July from 9 to 11 am. The four sessions are recommended (by Coach Carol) for ...
May 26, 2022 - Jelly bean swim tomorrow, pizza provided
Hi all, Reminder that there will be a fun Jelly Bean swim meet tomorrow for all swimmers, 4-6:30 pm, with pizza provided. Coach Carol notes she's seeing lots of flu/RSV around, kids are welcome to we...
May 24, 2022 - End of season plan, COVID-19 cases
Thanks so much to all who came out to make our NWT Territorial meet a great time for all the kids! As you can see, it takes a load of volunteers to make meets happen. Follow these notes or talk to y...
May 19, 2022 - Timekeepers still needed for weekend meet
Hi all, We still need a few timekeepers for this weekend: six for Friday's session, one for Saturday and five on Sunday. The start times for the meet are: - Friday 4:30 pm - Saturday 6:30 am - Sunda...
May 15, 2022 - Territorial meet this weekend!
Hi all, A reminder that the NWT Territorial Swim Meet is next weekend, May 20-21. This is a fun meet for swimmers of all ages, sponsored by the Northern Safety Association. Your coach should be able...
May 2, 2022 - Bingo May 14! Treasurer update, officials update
Hi all, The swim club has another Bingo scheduled at the Tree of Peace on Friday next Friday, May 14. We'll have two shifts at the Bingo. The first will need five people to sell cards and Nevada ticke...
Apr 29, 2022 - Officials clinics Saturday - please come!
We’re holding several officials clinics this Saturday at the Baker Centre (at Avens). This is your chance to get qualified to help us run swim meets. As parents are our main resource for filling the...
Apr 14, 2022 - Upcoming swim meets
The NWT Territorial Swim Meet will take place May 20-22. This meet is for Dolphins 3 and up and is a sanctioned meet. In spite of the meet name, this year we do not expect any visiting teams as there ...
Apr 11, 2022 - Easter holiday, Whitehorse update
This is a reminder that there's no swimming over the Easter weekend, April 15 to 18. Swimming resumes Tuesday for Gold, Wednesday for almost everyone else. Update on Whitehorse After an informal poll...
Apr 5, 2022 - Who wants to go to Whitehorse?
Coach Carol is trying hard to provide the opportunity for a competitive swim meet for the kids this spring. There is the possibility of a swim meet in Whitehorse April 29 to May 1. This is a note to...
Mar 29, 2022 - Bingo thank you's and upcoming dates
Thank you to all who volunteered at the bingo last weekend. Our next bingo fundraising opportunity is on April 23 from 4:30 to 10 pm. This is your chance to earn $100 over roughly three hours toward...
Mar 24, 2022 - 5 more slots for Bingo volunteers this Friday
Hi again, We have room for five more people to volunteer at the Tree of Peace Bingo this Friday, March 25. This is your chance to earn money towards your fundraising obligations. (More about our fu...
Mar 22, 2022 - Bingo this Friday; medals in Alberta
Hi all, The swim club has a Bingo scheduled at the Tree of Peace on Friday this Friday, March 25. This is your chance to earn money towards your fundraising obligations. We'll have two shifts at the B...
Mar 9, 2022 - Swimming cancelled today!
Swimming is cancelled today due to several folks being in isolation. Apologies for the short notice! We'll be back in the pool Monday, March 28. Have a good break everyone! Sara
Mar 6, 2022 - COVID-19 case at time trials; March break schedule
Hi all, We’ve received word that there is a positive case of COVID-19 among the people at this weekend’s time trials. The current advice we have from 811 is that contacts – anyone who was at the meet...
Mar 3, 2022 - Hoodie deadline; timekeepers needed
We still need 3 timekeepers for Friday, two for Saturday. It's fun! If you can make it, please email ([email protected]), text (867-444-9660) or FB message Lea Barbosa-Leclerc with your name, swim...
Feb 28, 2022 - Timekeepers needed this weekend!
Hi all, We will need a bunch of parent volunteers to serve as timekeepers at this weekend’s Belugas, Sharks and Cubs meet. Timekeeping is easy: we’ll give you a stopwatch and a quick tutorial right, ...
Feb 27, 2022 - Sunday pool update, March 4-5 meet details
Hi all, The pool is now up and running right with a jury-rigged solution to a broken pipe in the building, but final repairs have not yet happened. We are hopeful swimming will go ahead this week un...
Feb 25, 2022 - UPDATE: SnowMeet cancelled
Latest: the pipe is now broken and not likely to be fixed before noon tomorrow. The SnowMeet is cancelled! Enjoy the great weather. Sara
Feb 25, 2022 - Update: Details by 8am tomorrow on whether SnowMeet is a go
Update on the SnowMeet Saturday: As of right now, the pool has not managed to unfreeze its frozen pipe. They're planning to try again in the morning. Carol is hoping we'll be able to start the meet at...
Feb 25, 2022 - Swim club hoodies, T-shirts
Hi all, Some great news — we've teamed up with a local mom ( Elle Eh Design Shop ) and set up a group for placing an order for Polar Bear Swim Club gear. Jenna Scarfe has set up a Facebook group wh...
Feb 24, 2022 - Correction: no spectators at the SnowMeet
Hi all, In my last note, I made it sound as though parents could watch this weekend's SnowMeet. In fact, we will not be welcoming spectators this weekend, primarily due to the capacity limit at the...
Feb 21, 2022 - SnowMeet this weekend! Cubs and up!
Hello, We'll have a small, Yellowknife-only swim meet this weekend, Feb. 25/26, for Cubs, Bronze, Silver and Gold swimmers. The meet will take place on Friday afternoon from 4 to 6:30 and again on Sa...
Feb 9, 2022 - Saturday swim times
We'll have Gold/Silver/Bronze from 8-9 am this Saturday and Sharks/Cubs from 9-10. These hours will stay in effect until April 16, to accommodate new swim times offered up by the city (and to make so...
Feb 3, 2022 - No swimming this Saturday
Hi all, The city has made some changes in the pool schedule and no longer wants to open the pool before 8 am on Saturday mornings. (In fact, they've cancelled Red Cross swimming lessons until after Ea...
Jan 31, 2022 - Confirmed: swimming is on today!
Hi all, We've heard from the city that the pool is open today, so as planned, all groups except for Dolphins will run Monday evening. Dolphins 2 and 3 will start on Wednesday and a new, rejigged gro...
Jan 28, 2022 - Swimming set to resume next week!
If all goes to plan, we will be back in the water next week. The current public health order barring swimming is set to lift at 5pm on Sunday, Jan. 30. We have not yet confirmed that the city will re-...
Dec 5, 2021 - Proof of vaccine for 12+; Dec. 15 last swim day
Hi all, Starting Monday any of our swimmers 12 and older may be asked to show proof of vaccination upon entering the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool. While our board is heading in this direction, and currentl...
Nov 16, 2021 - Everyone swims tomorrow!
Everyone swims tomorrow! We've finally got our application to vary approved which means we're now allowed up to 35 swimmers and 10 coaches on deck, so all swimmers can now attend their usual times. C...
Nov 14, 2021 - Our club and the pool referendum
Next Tuesday, Nov. 23, is the deadline to vote in the city's referendum on the proposed new pool. The city is asking residents for permission to borrow $10 million to finance the project. The Yellow...
Nov 14, 2021 - Cancellations, vaccines, Calgary meet
Swims for Belugas and Dolphins are cancelled Monday, Nov. 15. We expect this to be the last cancellation related to the application to vary. Swimming should resume as usual Wednesday. Proof of vaccin...
Nov 11, 2021 - Vaccine mandates and the club
Hi all, The board met Wednesday to talk about the city’s new vaccine mandate and next steps for the club. We are pleased to comply with the city’s mandate and it appears this new rule will have on...
Nov 9, 2021 - Bronze cancelled Wednesday, board meeting Wednesday
Hi all, There's no Bronze swimming Wednesday, Nov. 10. This is because we are still waiting for the chief public health officer to approve our exemption plan, which will allow us to have more than 25...
Nov 7, 2021 - No Belugas/Dolphins Monday
Swimming for Dolphins (I, II and III) and Belugas is CANCELLED Monday, Nov. 8. We are still waiting for our exemption plan to be approved by the CPOH (this is because the city has informed us we need ...
Nov 2, 2021 - No swimming for Dolphins, Belugas Wednesday
Swimming for Dolphins (I, II and II) and Belugas is CANCELLED Wednesday, Nov. 3. This is because the city has informed us we need to apply for a separate exemption plan from the CPOH, though we were p...
Oct 31, 2021 - Swimming resumes as usual Monday
Hello all, Starting Monday, Nov. 1, we are back to our regular swim times (yes, we are swimming even though there is no school for YK1 tomorrow). Kids who've been moved up a group will have received ...
Oct 22, 2021 - We’re swimming on Monday!
Great news: the swimming pool will be open on Monday, which means swimming will resume next week! For now, the pool will operate as it did last winter. That means max 25 people. Swimmers must arrive i...
Oct 21, 2021 - We're still waiting for news!
Hi swimmers, We were very excited to learn that gathering limits will be lifted in Yellowknife on Monday. We're hopeful this means we'll be back in the pool soon. If so, we'll launch straight into t...
Oct 14, 2021 - Swimming delayed -- again!!
This is just a quick note to let everyone know that our swimming season is once again delayed by the public health order restricting gatherings. Our plan is still to resume swimming as usual after a ...
Sep 23, 2021 - Swimming resumes … eventually!
Sep 19, 2021 - Swimming resumes in October! (We hope)
Sep 9, 2021 - AGM Saturday at 1:30 at Northern United Place
An update: We'll hold our annual general meeting on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 1:30 pm at Northern United Place. Please wear masks and do not bring children; we'll aim to keep our numbers small, as per t...
Sep 2, 2021 - Annual general meeting Saturday Sept. 11, 2pm
We'll hold our annual general meeting on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 2 pm. Location to be announced. Please join us as we review financial statements, approve this year's draft budget, and elect new boar...
Aug 21, 2021 - Board members needed!
The Polar Bear Swim Club needs board members! This year, we will need to elect a new secretary, meet manager and treasurer -- all important jobs on our board! We will hold a brief board meeting on Thu...