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Jul 25, 2021 - UPDATE: Free swim/medals is Saturday!
Update: the free swim/medals for swim kids is SATURDAY July 31st, not Sunday. (I said Sunday July 31st in the last email.) It goes from 8:30-9:30 pm. No parents! Sara
Jul 20, 2021 - Save the date: Free swim/medals July 31
Hi all, Mark your calendars. We'll hold a free swim for all participants in the NWT Swimming Virtual Territorial Meet this year (i.e. the NWT Passport swimmers) on Sunday July 31 at 8:30-9:30 pm. Me...
Jun 6, 2021 - Swimming camps, last day June 16
The last day of swimming is Wednesday, June 16. Each swim group will have its own celebration, as per COVID rules. Coach Jane will host two more developmental camps over the next two Friday. This F...
Jun 1, 2021 - Swimming as usual Wednesday
Hi all, Swimming will take place as usual on Wednesday. No news is good news! Sara
May 21, 2021 - No swimming Monday; city cleanup instead!
Just a reminder that only Cubs and up swim this Saturday; no sharks. And we won't swim on Monday, which is a holiday. However, we have a fun team-building activity! It's the city's annual spring cle...
May 12, 2021 - Swimming resumes Wednesday, May 19
The kids will be back in the pool Wednesday, May 19, following the chief public health officer's order to allow organized sports to resume May 17. The pool staff has indicated they'll need some time ...
May 2, 2021 - Swimming cancelled due to school outbreak
Hi swimmers, As outlined in a press release from the Chief Public Health Officer issued on Saturday evening, all youth sports activities in Yellowknife are suspended until further notice, and as a res...
Mar 28, 2021 - Swimming resumes tomorrow!
Just a reminder that swimming starts up tomorrow, Monday, March 29. There'll be no swimming Good Friday, Easter Saturday or Easter Monday. So let's swim really hard this week! Sara (for Carol)
Mar 8, 2021 - Sport psychology survey
We got an email from a sport psychology researcher at the University of Toronto who is studying emotional regulation in young athletes. He's looking for competitive athletes ages 10-18 to complete a o...
Feb 28, 2021 - Corrected March break dates: March 12 is last swim
Hi all, Correction from my last note: March break runs March 12-26 (not March 18). The last day of swimming is March 12. Swimming starts up again March 29. That will quickly be followed by Easter, ...
Feb 26, 2021 - March break swim dates
Hi all, This is a reminder that March break this year runs March 18 to March 26 (in YK1 at least). Swimming will stop March 18 (no swimming that day) and start up again March 29. That will quickly ...
Feb 11, 2021 - Swim note!
Our coaches are missing seeing all the parents at the pool, as am I. Here are a few reminders from Carol. 1. Things are going great at the pool! Even in February, which is often a difficult month at ...
Jan 3, 2021 - Swimming restarts Jan. 13 for most swimmers
Just a reminder there is still no swimming this week. Swimming resumes Jan. 11 for Gold and Jan. 13 for everyone else. Enjoy! Sara
Dec 10, 2020 - Swim club pre-holiday update
It's been a quiet fall but the board met tonight and got a coach's update. Time trials are ongoing with "fantastic results!" For example, Shark Josh Kimiksana made three festival times this year. Con...
Dec 3, 2020 - Swimming wraps up Dec. 16
Hey all, Wednesday, Dec. 16 will be our last day of swimming in 2020. In this unusual year, we will NOT be having our usual Christmas party. However, Coach Carol will make sure all the kids get a cha...
Nov 17, 2020 - New face masks for our swimmers
Thanks Renee Lelievre for sewing face makes for all sixty-plus of our polar bear swimmers. These masks look great, and will make our swimmers look great at school and in the grocery store too. These...
Nov 1, 2020 - Short swimming update
The return to swimming has been going great! As on Monday, we have the whole crew in the water, which is 80 per cent of the club (minus Polar Pups and Swim for Life), including our littlest Dolphins a...
Oct 11, 2020 - Reminder: register before swimming starts
Just a reminder to register your kids before swimming starts. You must verify with Swim Canada to activate insurance and be able to get into the pool. So far only about half of our swimmers have regi...
Oct 7, 2020 - Return to swimming plan and squad info
Hi all, Carol has now sent out emails to all returning swimmers, Dolphins 2 and up. If you didn't see this, the details for each squad are also posted on our website under News. If your swimmer is re...
Oct 2, 2020 - Oops: credit card charges being cancelled and more news
Many of your will have noticed swim club charges against your credit card this morning. These charges were billed mistakenly by our website. Coach Carol and treasurer Renee Lelievre are meeting tonigh...
Sep 29, 2020 - Swim gears lists; board meeting Thursday
Hi guys, One of our equipment managers, Tyree Mullaney, has compiled the list of gear returning swimmers will need this year. We strongly advise all swimmers to have their own equipment as we will not...
Sep 27, 2020 - Swimming starts Oct. 13! Please reply to this note
We've got a swim season! I'm sure you've heard by now the pool is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, Oct. 9. Coach Carol is now putting the finishing touches on our return to swimming plan in light of ...
Sep 2, 2020 - Swim club board 2020/2021
Hi all, Just a note to let you know that we held our AGM on August 27 and elected a new board (names below). We are still waiting for news from the public health office and the city re: the swim sea...
Aug 27, 2020 - AGM moving online!!
Hi all, We're moving tonight's meeting online due to weather. Here's a link to the google meet where you can join. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. If you'd rather attend in person. or can't open the ...
Aug 24, 2020 - AGM Thursday, and what this fall could look like
Hi all, Our annual general meeting takes place Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 pm. We'll meet at Fred Henne park to the left of the boat launch (use the parking lot across from the airport). Please bring your ...
Aug 13, 2020 - AGM at Fred Henne Thursday Aug. 27
AGM at Fred Henne Thursday Aug. 27 We'll hold our annual general meeting at Fred Henne Park, to the left of the dock, at 7pm on Thursday, Aug. 27. This will be bring your own chair, snacks and drinks,...
Aug 10, 2020 - Board meeting Thursday, members needed
Hi all, Our board will meet Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7 pm at 21 Gitzel St. This is our first meeting since COVID. We'll be discussing plans to return to the pool (hopefully in September). Also on the ag...