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Apr 12, 2018 - Notes on The WRMS Approach to Provincial and National Level Swimming.
Notes on The WRMS Approach to Provincial and National Level Swimming. Some Meets Offer More Development Potential: Where is the best Value for our swimmers? Provincials: Achieving Provincial Standar...
Nov 19, 2017 - What are smartphones doing to young people?
From CBC Radio's November 19th Sunday Edition: Lnk to the full 30 minute audio The average age at which kids in the U.S. become smartphone owners is 10 years old. ?In 2015, the Pew Research Center ...
Oct 22, 2017 - Paul Meronen
The Canadian Swimming Community mourns the loss of renowned coach Paul Meronen. Paul had an illustrious career as a swim coach in Canada over the past 45 years. Paul?s career was highlighted by coach...
Sep 19, 2017 - WRMS Affiliates with Ontario Blind Sports Association
W Ross Macdonald Swimming has affiliated with The Ontario Blind Sports Association! WRMS Head Coach, Mike Finch said ?Our affiliation with OBSA is a natural evolution, reflecting our 10 year associati...
Aug 22, 2017 - Canada Games Closes On A High Note!
Canada Summer Games close on high note By Paul Friesen , Winnipeg Sun First posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 06:51 PM CDT | Updated: Sunday, August 13, 2017 08:39 PM CDT There's one story that wraps u...
Apr 24, 2017 - Snelling and Weinberger Inspire Swimmers
17 Silver Otters age 11 ? 13 attending the 4 th Victoria Training Camp April 14 ? 22 had an opportunity to meet and hear from Derek Snelling one of the worlds greatest swimming coaches and later in ...
Apr 24, 2017 - 20 Habits of Elite Swimmers
From SwimSwam by Olivier Poirier-Leroy 1. They Don?t Allow Others to Dictate What They Are Capable Of. There really isn?t much more discouraging than someone you respect, admire or love telling you ...
Apr 21, 2017 - Face to Face with Sea Lions!
Face to Face with Sea Lions! Sea Lions were all over the agenda for our 4 th Victoria Training Camp! The swimmers went on a guided sea kayaking adventure which included a close up encounter with a l...
Nov 10, 2016 - Chad Bush and Rebecca Terejko named Top Eight Academic All-Canadians
TORONTO (CIS) ? Canadian Interuniversity Sport proudly announced Wednesday the student-athletes selected as Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2015-2016 season. UBC Thunderbirds athletes, swimm...
Sep 2, 2016 - Leave the Past Behind and Make This Your BEST SEASON EVER
Leave the Past Behind and Make This Your BEST SEASON EVER By Dr. Alan Goldberg - www.CompetitiveEdge.com With a new season starting up this fall it?s a great time to think fresh and move forward with...
Aug 31, 2016 - Grit Needs Passion, Not Fear
Grit Needs Passion, Not Fear By Christine Carter | August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments It?s not that I?m so smart, it?s just that I stay with problems longer.? ? Albert Einstein When I first started w...
Jul 16, 2016 - Victoria Training Camp for 2017
Victoria Training Camp 2017 Announced WRMS has scheduled a 9 day training camp in the Nanaimo and Parksville BC , April 14 to 22, 2017. The training camp will include swimmers age 11 to 18 and will ...
May 24, 2016 - Stroke 50s Matter - Just "Do The Math"
Two Reasons that Stroke 50s Should Matter to Canadian Swimming by Mike Finch WRMS Head Coach Have you had an opportunity to read the new Competition Framework document just out from Swimming ...
May 4, 2016 - Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success
From Daniel H. Pink - author of "Drive" THE SECRETS OF GRIT: 4 QUESTIONS FOR ANGELA DUCKWORTH Grit. By now you?ve probably heard the term. It?s one of the biggest ideas in social science in the last d...
Aug 13, 2015 - Five key attributes of the mentally tough athlete
From believeperform.com by by Evie Serventi Mental toughness is hard to quantify and define, and it is increasingly evident that the concept can mean different things to different people. UK resear...
Oct 11, 2014 - 5 Reasons That Swimmers Fail
by Olivier Poirier-Leroy - from SwimSwam Think about the big thing you want to accomplish with your swimming. It?s what you dream about at night, fantasize about when you should be paying attention i...
Oct 3, 2014 - 7 Habits of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness
7 Habits of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness by Jeff Hayden First, the definition: "The ability to work hard and respond resiliently to failure and adversity; the inner quality that enables ind...
Sep 23, 2014 - You Are Not How You Perform In Swimming
You Are Not How You Perform In Swimming by Pete Thompson - SwimSwam Athletes at all levels experience the pressures of competition. Such pressures may come from parents, coaches, teammates or, most li...
Sep 14, 2014 - World Lifesaving Sport Championships
From Mackenzie Salmon in Montpellier France The World Lifesaving Championships to be held in Montpellier, France, from Sept. 14 to 28 this includes Canadian delegation of approximately 200 people, a...
Sep 9, 2014 - Medal haul underlines swimmer's potential
Medal haul underlines swimmer's potential Brantford Expositor - Brian Smiley Cam Kidd's suitcase was a bit heavier coming back from the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships this month but h...
Sep 8, 2014 - 5 Characteristics Of Grit -- How Many Do You Have?
Sep 7, 2014 - AK-O-MAK 2014 In Photos
The largest most successful camp ever! Scheduling the camp one week earlier and the weather was the best ? no ice on the docks in the morning ? we didn?t need a welcoming fire in the fireplace on ...
Aug 19, 2014 - Why Pursue Excellence
Why Pursue Excellence by Salman Khan Excellence is striving for quality or merit in all that we do. A focus on excellence means we take time, work hard and think carefully about a project or activity...
Aug 7, 2014 - How to Conquer Procrastination & Optimize Your Productivity
Aug 3, 2014 - Mental Preparation of High-Level Athletes
Aug 3, 2014 - About Neuroplasticity
NEUROPLASTICITY: Neuroscience research has shown that the brain changes in response to how it is used on a daily basis. In terms of skill acquisition and talent development, the most interesting fea...
Aug 3, 2014 - About DELIBERATE PRACTICE:
DELIBERATE PRACTICE: The deliberate practice theory of professor K. Anders Ericsson holds that given sufficient focused training with a purpose to improve a specific skill, a performer can make up f...
Aug 1, 2014 - Top 5 Tips for Becoming a Resilient Swimmer
from SwimSwam by Olivier Poirier-Leroy Ability to adapt quickly to adversity. To be able to bounce back after a bad swim, workout, or even an injury. To handle stress and challenge, and to focus on t...
Jul 21, 2014 - Silver Otter National Champions
Silver Otter National Champions Both Chris Manning and Cameron Kidd of the W Ross Macdonald Swim Team won gold medals at the Canadian National Swimming Championships in Saskatoon this past week. Rebe...
Jul 19, 2014 - Manning & Kidd Finish 1 & 2 in 50 Free at Summer Nationals
Manning ? Kidd Finish 1 & 2 in 50 Free at Summer Nationals Chris Manning and Cameron Kidd qualified 1 ? 2 in the 50 Free Prelims this morning at Summer Nationals in Saskatoon ? finishing first and sec...
Jul 17, 2014 - Nationals Gold for Cameron Kidd
Summer Nationals Day 1 WRMS had 3 ?A? Final swims and a Gold Medal for Cameron Kidd in the 50 Fly at Day One of Nationals in Saskatoon. Cameron raced to his first Senior Nationals Gold Medal in the 5...
Jul 15, 2014 - TRAINING VS. COMPETITION
TRAINING VS. COMPETITION by Olivier Poirier-Leroy from the Swim Swam web site There are fewer things more infuriating for a swimmer than not being able to tap into the well of talent and ability w...
Jul 6, 2014 - Sarah Sjostrom Breaks the 50 Butterly World Record
From SwimSwam: Stunning Sarah Sjostrom Breaks the 50 Butterly World Record Posted: 05 Jul 2014 03:55 PM PDT Sarah Sjostrom just set a world record for the ages. Watch and enjoy a woman taking the ...
Jul 2, 2014 - The Importance of Race Quality Technique
Jun 26, 2014 - Catching Up Technical Clinic
"Catching Up" a 5 Session Technical Clinic for Swimmers July 7th to 11th 8:00am to 10:30am Clinic Fee: $125.00 Location: W Ross Macdonald Pool Session: 8:00 - 9:20am: Establish technical goals base...
Jun 23, 2014 - Rebecca Terejko at Santa Clara
Rebecca Terejko at Santa Clara Rebecca Terejko, representing the W Ross Macdonald Swim Team, competed in the Arena Grand Prix Swim Meet in Santa Clara, California this past weekend. The meet served a...
Jun 18, 2014 - 7 Steps for Powerful Self-Confidence
7 Steps for Powerful Self-Confidence for Swimmers - By Olivier Poirier-Leroy From the SwimSwam Web Site We all have those moments, both as athletes and as individuals, where we feel like we are stu...
Jun 11, 2014 - WOSA 12 & Under Results
WOSA Swimming Results Ten members of the W Ross Macdonald Swim Team competed in the Western Ontario Long Course Swimming Championships for ages 12 & under at the University of Western Ontario this pas...
Jun 10, 2014 - The 7 Types of Slackers on (almost) every Swim Team
From the SwimSwam Web Site - by Elle Meinholz Note from WRMS Coach: If you are going for "killer practices" - do your absolute best to avoid ALL of the following following 7 steps toward professiona...
Jun 9, 2014 - AK-O-MAK Weekend September 4 - 7
AK-O-MAK Team Building Weekend - Sept 4 - 7 Our weekend at camp provides our swimmers with the most amazing kick-off to a new swim season - in probably the whole history of swimming? we start the ...
Jun 5, 2014 - A Realistic Approach to Developing Focus and Concentration
From: http://www.thesportinmind.com By Kyle McDonald ?Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.? ? Zig Ziglar The New Year is upon us, full of new aspir...
Jun 1, 2014 - Brain-based movement learning for swimmers ? TED x Video
From the SwimSwam Web Site: Sean Hutchison, former U.S. Olympic coach and the inventor of IKKOS, explains his patented, brain-based movement learning system. Link to Sean's Ted Talk What is IKKOS Tec...
May 28, 2014 - You Go Girl!
From The Competitive Edge Web Site: ATHLETE?S LOCKER ?You go girl!? A few years ago Olympic gold medal swimmer Jenny Thompson posed naked from the waist up for Sports Illustrated with her back to th...
May 26, 2014 - The Significance of Grit
May 21, 2014 - 7 Tips for Building New Habits
7 Tips for Building New Habits by Hannah Braime from the LifeHack Web Site Building new habits is one of the most challenging and most rewarding processes we?ll experience in our lives. The tips b...
May 21, 2014 - One More Tip re. Building New Habits
If "Perfect Practice Makes Perfect" how do you know if you are practicing perfectly? Please don?t just assume that practicing for 10,000 hours is the answer. The over quoted concept resulted from a st...
May 20, 2014 - CANADIAN POOL LIFESAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Members of Silver Otters earn gold, silv
Brantford Expositor, Monday May 19th By Susan Gamble Two members of the W. Ross Macdonald swim club returned from the Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships in Edmonton with gold, silver and bronze me...
May 14, 2014 - Legal Backstroke Finishes - from SwimSwam
The following commentary and video clip are from The SwimSwam Web Site- Two weeks ago, a group of swimmers from the Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club in Atlanta, Georgia went viral when they Tweeted a pic...
May 2, 2014 - Peaking for Major Meets at WRMS
Taper for Major Meets at WRMS Dean Boles cites a best time rate of 22% from Trials in Victoria ? which appears to indicate a failure rate for Canadian Swimming in the area of 78%. His data suggests t...
Apr 29, 2014 - Salmon and Midgley Golden at Lifesaving Sport Nationals
Mackenzie Salmon and Geoffrey Midgley have just returned home this week after a very successful showing at the Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. The competition took place o...
Apr 22, 2014 - Victoria April 20 - 21
Easter Sunday - Easter Monday Two more amazing days at Camp - Staff and Swimmers all working flat out from about 6:30am to lights out at 9:00pm. Fantastic meals for 25 coming out of our two kitchen s...
Apr 20, 2014 - Victoria 2014 Days 1 & 2
April 18 th (click the date for photos) 18 swimmers and 5 staff left for Vancouver at 6:50am - the flight was uneventful ?.until the plane?s toilets decided not to flush, adding an unschedul...
Apr 5, 2014 - Cameron Kidd Selected to Jr. Pan Pacs Team
Apr 2, 2014 - Cameron Kidd 2nd in 50 Fly
Victoria BC - Cameron Kidd placed second in the 50 Fly at Spring Nationals/Trials this evening with a best time of 24.38, a time that moves Kidd into the top 80 in the world - The Silver Medal is the...
Mar 9, 2014 - How to achieve the "Flow State" in Athletics and Life
How to achieve the "Flow State" in Athletics and Life October 1, 2010 By Phil Del Vecchio III MA By: Phil Del Vecchio III, M.A. Truthfully, the concept of Flow, in and of itself, is a paradoxical s...
Feb 28, 2014 - Cycle of Success for Silver Otters
Cycle of success for Silver Otters Photo by Sean Allen, Brant News Cameron Kidd, 18, is currently the fifth fastest 50-metre freestyle swimmer in Canada. Brant News By Sean Allen Eight years ago, C...
Feb 25, 2014 - WRMS to Host International Coaching Clinic
WRMS To Host International Coaching Clinic Dr. Brent Rushall is coming to Brantford March 22-23, 2014 to present a clinic on Ultra Short Race Pace Training. Dr. Rushall will also cover many key aspe...
Feb 24, 2014 - The Fourth Element ? Athlete Engagement!
The Fourth Element ? Athlete Engagement! By Wayne Goldsmith on August 14, 2009 in Performance Science Training Load Lecture Number 1 of every coaching course in the world starts with the 3 standar...
Feb 24, 2014 - WRMS varsity Swimmers at CIS
WRMS Varsity Swimmers at CIS Congratulations to Erica Pate, Rebecca Terejko and Chris Manning ? excellent swimming at CIS Champs in Toronto last weekend. Rebecca attends school at UBC, Erica at U...
Feb 23, 2014 - Building Out with Speed and Technique
"Building Out" with Speed and Technique Interesting Power Rankings for Senior Men?s 50 Free this week ? 2 of the top 5 SC fastest times done in Canada so far this year are from WRMS swimmers; Chris Ma...
Jan 26, 2014 - 6 Steps Toward Improvement
From Olivier Poirier-Leroy at SwimSwam Here are 6 tips for swimming out into the rarefied air of champions this year? 1. Take a step, no matter how small. The first step is always going to be the...
Jan 23, 2014 - Kicking: The Y Factor
From Gary Hall Sr. at The Race Club http://www.theraceclub.com/ At The Race Club we have always preached about the importance of the kick in contributing to one?s overall swimming speed. I call it ...
Jan 20, 2014 - 5 Scientific Ways to Build Habits That Stick
from www.99u.com ?We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.? Sobering words from Aristotle, and an astute reminder that success doesn?t come overnight. On the contra...
Jan 16, 2014 - High-Intensity, Sprint-Interval Training and Fitness
From: The Science of Soccer Online High-Intensity, Sprint-Interval Training and Fitness Fitness is a critical component of soccer performance. Studies show that during a match, players can cover any...
Jan 15, 2014 - Victoria Training Camp 2014
Victoria Training Camp April 2014 Junior and Senior members of WRMS will be heading to Victoria BC ? April 18 ? 26 for the third Victoria Training camp run by Coach Finch, members of his coaching s...
Jan 2, 2014 - Building New Habits
From: www.yourbrainatwork.org Last week, we talked about using the power of our brain to break bad habits . This week we will be talking about the opposite, using the power of our brain to create ne...
Dec 27, 2013 - Loosing Is Good For You! (allows grit to develop)
Losing Is Good for You By ASHLEY MERRYMAN Published: September 24, 2013 Po Bronson and I have spent years reporting on the effects of praise and rewards on kids. The science is clear. Awards can be ...
Dec 26, 2013 - Strength Training for Starts and Turns
From The Swimmer Strength Web Site Anyone that has seen Chris Manning's starts and turns will know that his skills are amoung the best in Canadian Swimming - strength training has been a critical part...
Dec 24, 2013 - Seasons Greetings!
Wishing our Silver Otter Family and the Swimming Community a safe and happy holiday!
Dec 15, 2013 - Mackenzie Salmon Makes 2 Nationals Times at Pointe Claire
Mackenzie Salmon Makes 2 Nationals Times at Pointe Claire Pointe Claire - Swimming with his teammates at The Pointe Claire Christmas Meet, Mackenzie Salmon (21) achieved Senior National Standards in ...
Dec 4, 2013 - Developing GRIT In Yourself!
Article by Steve Kamb Here?s how you can develop grit yourself: 1) Identify the new ?identity? you want to have. The more specific you can be with it, the easier it?ll be to prove it to yourself. ?I?...
Dec 4, 2013 - Teaching GRIT To Our Kids!
Article by Tyler Laing If you were asked whether it was important for your child to do well academically, you?d no doubt say yes. You?d be crazy not to, right? And as this Time article by Belinda ...
Dec 2, 2013 - 7 High Performance principles for sport and business
Nov 25, 2013 - WRMS Canada Cup Results
WRMS Swim Team at Canada Cup Three WRMS Silver Otter swimmers competed at the prestigious Canada Cup swim meet in Toronto on the weekend. The majority of Canada?s national team members were present a...
Nov 12, 2013 - Bricks, mortar and high performance inefficiency
Oct 25, 2013 - Video Feedback Systems Upgraded
Silver Otters Upgrade Video Feedback Systems WRMS has operated a comprehensive video feedback system that has given every swimmer at every practice access to video feedback via one of 3 video carts...
Oct 12, 2013 - Athleticism Is the New Buzz-Word in Swimming
From SWIMSWAM: Swimming: welcome to the jungle. It?s time to add a new word to our swimming vocabulary: ?athleticism?. No, we?re not trying to start some debate one ?who is a better athlete: Michael ...
Oct 12, 2013 - Can perseverance be taught
Sep 18, 2013 - AK-O-MAK Photos
The 2013 AK-O-MAK photo album is posted at the following link: AK-O-MAK Photos
Sep 16, 2013 - A Letter About AK-O-MAK from Verna
Verna Millington from Sharps Bus Lines, has been taking The Silver Otters up to Camp AK-O-MAK for our annual Fall camp for 8 years. The following letter about her connection to WRMS says a lot about ...
Sep 8, 2013 - AK-O-MAK Weekend Coming Up
AK-O-MAK Weekend The Silver Otters head up to Camp AK-O-MAK for their annual team building long weekend this Thursday after school, returning Sunday. The weekend has always been an exciting and much ...
Sep 7, 2013 - Developing a GROWTH Mindset!
Why the Growth Mindset? When students and educators, and even athletes have a growth mindset, they understand that intelligence and ability can be developed. Students focus on improvement instead of...
Sep 7, 2013 - The key to success? Grit
Grit: The Other 21st Century Skills Angela Duckworth developed a scale to measure Grit found at https://sasupenn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_06f6QSOS2pZW9qR Angela Duckworth TED Talk on GRIT S...
Sep 3, 2013 - Mackenzie Salmon at RLSS Commonwealth Games
Aug 17, 2013 - Lessons from Barcelona
Jul 23, 2013 - Using Pace Lights To Build Faster Turns
Using Pace Lights To Build Faster Turns (Click on the links in the story to see video clips) Great turns and turning skills are critical to swimmer development from novice levels all the way to inte...
Jul 20, 2013 - WRMS Finishes 24th at swimmer Nationals
Rebecca Terejko's 93 points and Cameron Kidd's 30 points at Summer Nationals placed WRMS 24th over all. Rebacca added to her point and medal total with a 3rd place finish in the Women's 50 Free, Camer...
Jul 19, 2013 - Terejko Races to Gold in 50 Breast
Pointe Claire - Rebecca Terejko swam to a Gold Medal in the 50 Breast on day 3 of The Canadian National Swimming Championships. The 50 Breast Gold swim was a personal best for Rebecca - 31.87 with a ...
Jul 18, 2013 - Day One Finals
Rebecca Terejko - 20 placed 3rd in the Womens 50 Fly with a lifetime best of 27.53. The 3rd place finish is the first Nationals Medal for Rebecca. Cameron placed 7th in the Men's 50 Fly with a time of...
Jul 17, 2013 - Nationals Day 1 Prelims
Only 2 swims - but 2 finals - Rebecca is going into Womens 50 Fly in 5th place, Cam qualified 2nd in the Men's 50 Fly.... Rebecca's Swim Cam's Swim
Jul 16, 2013 - Happy To Be At Nationals
Tuesday, July 16th - Rebecca Terejko and Cameron Kidd are all smiles on deck in Pointe Claire, site of this summers LC National Championships. The meet is bing hosted by The Pointe Claire Swim Club in...
Jul 4, 2013 - WEST Invitational July 11-13 2014
WEST has announced an exciting new meet scheduled next year for July 11-13. The meet will be run in the new 10 lane Windsor Aquatic Center. WRMS has booked 25 spots in the meet for next year. The WEST...
Jun 24, 2013 - WOSA Junior LC
Western Ontario Swimming Championships Several members of the WRMS Silver Otter Swim Team participated in this past weekend?s WOSA Long Course Swimming Championships for the 12 & under age group at Mc...
Jun 10, 2013 - Outstanding Performances at WOSA 13 & Over Champs
Western Ontario Long Course Swimming Championships 21 members of the W Ross Macdonald Silver Otter Swim Team competed in finals in London this past weekend at the Western Ontario Swimming Association ...
Jun 10, 2013 - Swimmers Step Up!
Gabriella Terejko (13) and Boaz Allon (15) stepped up to the next level at WOSA LC Championships last weekend. Gabriella Terejko (13) received a WOSA ?I Made It? T shirt for her 1:21.84 ? her first ...
Jun 4, 2013 - Mackenzie Salmon Qualifies for LS Commonwealth Team
Mackenzie Salmon Qualifies for Commonwealth Team Mackenzie has qualified for the Canadian Lifesaving Sport Team which travels to Canberra Australia for the 2013 RLSS Commonwealth Lifesaving Championsh...
Jun 3, 2013 - Otters Golden at AGI
Silver Otter Swimmers Golden at AGI Two swimmers from the WRMS Silver Otter swim team led the charge for medals at this past weekend Age Group International swim meet in Etobicoke. The team finished ...
May 19, 2013 - Brantwood Farms Host Annual Fireworks
Silver Otter swimmers and parents enoyed the annual Victoria Day Fireworks hosted by Brantwood Farms this evening. The fireworks are provided each year by WRMS families. The Seniors put on the show. ...
May 6, 2013 - Australian Nationals Video and Results
Australian Swimming has an interesting approach re. their time standards for Nationals ? while their results in most events are definitely ?world class?, their time standards are much slower than Can...
May 2, 2013 - Men's 100 Fly German Nationals 51.19
Video Link World leading swim (51.19) from Deibler and a time that would have won Olympic gold last year (although Phelps did swim 50.86 in the semi-final). The 100 fly will be wide open this year in...
May 1, 2013 - Victoria Training Camp 2014
Victoria Training Camp 2014 Announced WRMS has scheduled a 9 day training camp in Victoria BC, April 18 to 26, 2014. The training camp will include swimmers age 12 to 15 and will repeat previous tra...
Apr 30, 2013 - Ryan Sims Breaks Boys 12-13 10K Record
Silver Otters did more than participate in the Brantford Clasic last weekend. Logan Money placed 9th in the 5K with a time of 19:16 Brandon Van Wyk placed 10th in the 10 K with a time of 40:12 Ryan S...
Apr 20, 2013 - High Intensity Rather Than - "Miles for Millions"
Apr 18, 2013 - Fast Tracking and Maintaining Technical Excellence
Fast Tracking and Maintaining Technical Excellence Technical excellence is one of the key factors required for long term success in competitive swimming. Conversely, failure to develop technical exce...
Apr 12, 2013 - Cameron Kidd Named to SNC SC ID Team
The selection was based on performances between September 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Cameron was 4th in the 50 Fly at World Trials in Victoria - as well as being the youngest swimmer to qualify fo...
Apr 6, 2013 - WRMS Finishes 18th at World Trials
Chris Manning, Cameron Kidd and Rebecca Terejko took WRMS to an 18th place finish at World Trials last weekend. Videos for their swims are available at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQscmuJT8...
Apr 6, 2013 - Chris Mnning Wins 50 Free at World Trials
It was mission accomplished for Brantford's Chris Manning at Swimming Canada's 2013 World Trials in Victoria, B.C. Heading west last week, Manning's goal was to make the Canadian team that will trav...
Feb 17, 2013 - Manning Breaks Meet Records
Manning Sets 2 Meet Records Chris Manning of W. Ross Macdonald Swimming broke the meet record in the 50 meter breaststroke race on Saturday at the 2013 Speedo Western Canadian Championships. Manning...
Feb 16, 2013 - Westerns Day 2
Chris Manning wins gold in thh 50 Free and 50 Fly at Westerns - with the fastest time in Swim Canada's "Virtual Meet" which combines results from Easterns and Westerns. Cameron Kidd - swimming his fir...
Feb 14, 2013 - Westerns Off To a Great Start
The first day of Pelims at Westerns produced some excellent results: Chris Manning: 3rd 50 Fly - 3rd 50 Breast Cameron Kidd 2nd 50 Fly - 14th 50 Breast 18th 50 Back Mackenzie Salmon 5th 50...
Feb 13, 2013 - WRMS at Westerns
WRMS has 7 of the 8 qualified swimmers out in Saskatoon for what should be a very exciting Western Nationals. Chris Manning, Mackenzie Salmon, Cameron Kidd, Nick Misner, Josh and Boaz Allon and Joey ...
Feb 6, 2013 - WRMS Golden at WOSA Sc Champs
WRMS Golden at WOSA Swimming Championships The W Ross Macdonald Swim Team swam to many medal performances and best times at the WOSA Swimming Championships. Leading the way with five gold medal...
Jan 27, 2013 - Manning Wins 50 Free at Switzerland Meet
Chris Manning ? 1 st in 50 Free Chris Manning (21) has won a 50M SC free race at a meet in Switzerland swimming in an elderly 6 lane pool with a time of 21.98, making him the fastest 50M sprint swi...
Jan 25, 2013 - Learning How To Swim Faster
Learning How To Swim Faster A majority of the older competitive swimmers in North America are in the water 8 to 12 practices per week. (many exercise physiologists look at the situation and wonder wh...
Dec 26, 2012 - Pace Light Multiple Swimmer Send-offs
Pace Light Multiple Swimmer Send-offs A recent update to the Pace Light software makes multiple swimmer send-offs possible. We can run up to four send-offs for SC swimming and up to eight send-offs f...
Dec 22, 2012 - Varsity Swimers back for Christmas
Varsity Swimmers Back for Christmas Silver Otter Varsity swimmers are back in the pool over the Christmas break ? great to see Erica and Kara Pate, Chris Manning, Rebecca Terejko, Jeff Belowitz, Log...
Dec 20, 2012 - Well Deserved Haircut
During the first week of training this year, Paul let us all know that he would let his hair grow ? no trims ? until one of his swimmers qualified for Junior provincials. Lauren Speight made two Juni...
Dec 19, 2012 - Pointe Claire Results
Josh Allon ? Golden at Point Claire P2 results Josh and 9 of his team mates had a great weekend at the Pointe Claire Christmas Meet last weekend. Swimming in the 13 year old boys P2 Meet Josh won al...
Dec 14, 2012 - Nine Ways Successful People Defeat Stress
Nov 29, 2012 - NINE THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO DIFFERENTLY
NINE THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO DIFFERENTLY by Heidi Grant Halvorson 2) Seize the Moment to Act on Your Goals Given how busy most of us are, and how many goals we are juggling at once, it's not surp...
Nov 28, 2012 - Mental Toughness
From Condor Performance: "Mental Toughness is..." The concept of mental toughness is so new that there really isn?t an agreed and standard definition yet. The fun thing about that is anyone can pitc...
Nov 28, 2012 - "Drive" What Motivates Us by Daniel H Pink
from Louisa Jewell: ?For too long, there?s been a mismatch between what science knows and what business does. The goal of this book is to repair that breach.? I became a fan of Daniel Pink?s writing...
Nov 26, 2012 - Chris Manning Medals at Canada Cup
Chris Manning Medals at Canada Cup Chris Manning placed second in the 50 Free turning in a life time best of 22.29. Manning also took the bronze medal in the 100 Free 49.48 also a lifetime bes...
Nov 22, 2012 - Underwater Pace Lights Added to Silver Otters Program
Underwater Pace Lights Added to Silver Otters Program The Silver Otters will begin using a set of underwater led pace lights on Monday, November 26th. The system involves a set of 13 lights 2 yards or...
Nov 12, 2012 - Otters Golden at Swim International
Otters Golden at Swim International This weekend?s Swim International Swim Meet at The Gretzky Centre was highlighted by the winning performances and one pool record broken by the WRMS Swim Team. Chr...
Nov 10, 2012 - Manning Sets WGSC Pool Record
WRMS Silver Otters - Chris Manning 20, Cameron Kidd 16 and Josh Allon 13 all won their 50 Free events at Swim International Brantford this evening. Chris lead off with a 22.76 which set a pool recor...
Oct 25, 2012 - The Real Reason for Body Roll in Free and Back
From The Race Club: Myth #3: The reason one should rotate the body along the long axis in freestyle is to reduce drag. Please don?t tell me this is not a myth. I hear this from beginner coaches all ...
Oct 24, 2012 - Forget Self-Esteem
Forget Self-Esteem by Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson http://www.heidigranthalvorson.com/ If you look under the Self-Help heading on Amazon, you'll find roughly 5,000 books listed under the sub-head Sel...
Oct 8, 2012 - WRMS Water Safety Weekend
Water Safety Weekend at WRMS The Thanks Giving Water Safety Weekend was attended by 14 Silver Otters. Michael Hundt taught Emergency First Aid, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross, assisted by Ch...
Sep 30, 2012 - Grit
Grit: It's what seperates the best from the merely good By: E Packard Backbone, chutzpah, fortitude, guts, stick-to-it-iveness: All words that describe what separates brilliant slackers from the si...
Sep 24, 2012 - Reducing frontal drag
From The Race Club - by Dr. Gary Hall Getting into the tightest streamline you possibly can in order to reduce your drag coefficient is extremely important for the dive and turns. Your body speed is ...
Sep 18, 2012 - From The Race Club by Dr. Gary Hall
Wear a Noseclip in Backstroke! At one time, it may have been uncool to wear a noseclip for backstroke in either workout or in competition, but not any more. With backstroke superstars like Missy Frank...
Sep 18, 2012 - Water Safety Weekend
Crash Course Offered Thanksgiving Weekend WRMS swimmers will be completing Emerg. First Aid, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross over the Thanksgiving weekend. The course will allow a group of our swim...
Sep 18, 2012 - AK-O-MAK Weekend
AKOMAK 2021 ? Sept 13 ? 16 Each year the WRMS ?kick-off? event is a team trip to Camp AK-O-MAK located on Ahmic Lake. Swimmer/Campers at this year?s event included members of our Pre-Competitive, Juni...
Jul 27, 2012 - Cameron Kidd 2nd in 50 Free for 16 Year Olds
Calgary Alberta: Cameron Kidd won the Silver Medal in the 50 Free for 16 Year Olds this evening in a life time best of 23.91. Mirando Jarry from CAMO in Montreal won the event with a 23.71. Mitchel F...
Jul 24, 2012 - WRMS Finishes 23rd at Summer Nationals
The Silver Otters Finish 23 rd at Summer Nationals Five members of the W Ross Macdonald Silver Otters Swim Team competed at the Canadian Swimming Nationals in Edmonton. The team placed 6 th out...
Jul 14, 2012 - Age Group Nationals Group
The Silver Otters are sending four swimmers to Age Group Nationals in Calgary. The swimmers leave for Calgary on July 23rd, the 5 day meet starts on July 25th Swimming in the meet are Nick Misner, J...
Jul 14, 2012 - Silver Otters Senior Nationals Group
W. Ross Macdonald Swiming is proud to have five swimmers heading off to Senior Nationals next week. Left to Right, Dayton Salmon, Chris Manning, Rebecca Terejko - Front row: Mackenzie Salmon and Cam...
Jun 16, 2012 - Train Fast (and short) - Swim fast
SWIMMING SCIENCE BULLETIN Number 40a Copyrighted by Professor Emeritus Brent S. Rushall, San Diego State University REVOLUTION IN SWIMMING: ULTRA-SHORT TRAINING AT RACE-PACE Daniel O. Thompson III, MD...
May 2, 2012 - Prep for Fantastic Practice or Fantastic Racing?
Howard Firby, (1946-1885) one of our great Canadian swimming coaches asked an interesting question over 45 years ago...it had to do with trying to explain how swimming 9 to 12K per day, 6 days a we...
Apr 19, 2012 - High Intensity Training
Dec 16, 2011 - WRMS at Pointe Claire
Swimmers from WRMS finished an excellent first day at the Pointe Claire Christmas Meet. P1 Results P2 Results
Nov 14, 2011 - Six Golds for WRMS at Swim International
Six Golds for WRMS at Swim International The WRMS swim team earned six gold medals at this past weekend?s Swim International meet hosted at the Wayne Gretzky Centre. All first place finishes were pro...
Nov 2, 2011 - Josh Allon 1st In Canada
Josh Allon Swimming out of our 6 lane, 25 yard pool, 12 year old Silver Otter, Joshua Allon is currently first in Canada in 3 events: (Power Rankings - Nov 2nd) 200 Breast: 2:52.18 ...
Oct 12, 2011 - Private Lessons at WRMS
Private Lessons = Fast Track to WRMS Private swimming lessons offer the best opportunity for children in the 5 ? 7 year old age group to join the Silver Otters competitive program. Youngsters are acc...
Oct 3, 2011 - Film Series Launch
Mini Film Festival at W. Ross Macdonald School October 21 and 22 W. Ross Macdonald Swimming is excited to announce a mini-film festival which will introduce the recently renovated auditorium at W. Ros...
Sep 15, 2011 - Team Building Weekend
AK-O-MAK Long Weekend Members of the Silver Otters Junior and Senior Groups leave for AK-O-MAK this afternoon for their annual Team-Building weekend. Activities will begin at 7:00am with the before b...
Sep 7, 2011 - Alex Baumann Steps Down as Chief Executive Officer of Own the Podium
Alex Baumann will cap off an emotional year by relinquishing his duties as chief executive officer of Own the Podium. Baumann made the difficult decision with his family on Wednesday following his ...
Aug 23, 2011 - Paul Meronen Joins WRMS Coaching Staff for '11-'12
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Aug 1, 2011 - A Remarkable Year For Cameron Kidd
A Remarkable Year for Cameron Kidd It?s been a great year for the Silver Otters ? and it?s been a remarkable year for Cameron Kidd, a 15 year old from Paris Ontario. We have watched Cam move from...
Aug 1, 2011 - WRMS Finishes 44th at AGNs
WRMS Wraps The Season with Great AGN Rebecca Terejko and Cameron Kidd scored enough points at AGN to put WRMS in 44 th place out of 190 teams participating in the meet. 13 Ontario clubs finished ah...
Jul 26, 2011 - Rebecca and Cameron at AGNs
Rebecca and Cameron move from Pt. Claire to Montreal for Age Group Nationals: Rebecca is swimming her last AGN meet, while AGNs will be a first time experience for Cameron. Both WRMS swimmers are ...
Jul 20, 2011 - Nationals Pool - Pointe Claire
A few photos of the fantastic new pool in Point Claire. The 10 lane Myrtha Pool is perfectly engineered for the best possible conditions for great swimming performances. In addition to the new tank, ...
Jul 20, 2011 - New Pool Named for George Gate
New 50M Pool in Pointe Claire named in honor of George Gate George Gate is known as the grandfather of modern Canadian swimming. He began his career in a small British Columbia logging town, where...
Jul 12, 2011 - East Coast Champs
Silver Otters return from a very successful East Coast Championships in Halifax. Rebecca Terejko, Erica Pate, Cameron Kidd, Mackenzie Salmon and Joey Jessome lead a very successful team of 17 swimme...
Oct 5, 2010 - Another Gold Rush at Morning Practice
Another Gold Rush at Morning Practice Gold Rush? Morning Practice?? WRMS ran it?s first ever Gold Rush as a Team Comp activity at the 2009 AKOMAK team building weekend. The task was to bring as...
Sep 20, 2010 - AK-O-MAK Opens WRMS 2010-11 Season
AKOMAK 2010 WRMS travels to Camp AK-O-MAK every fall for a team-building weekend which involves two and a half days of activities. Swimmers and parents paddle, run, swim, play field games, run and s...
Jul 3, 2010 - 13 & 14 Boys Top at East Coast
13 & 14 Boys Rule Silver Otters ? Joey Jessome, Cameron Kidd, Andrew Misner, Nick Misner and Alex Chan owned their relay events with three of the boys placing in many of the 13 & 14 event...
Jul 2, 2010 - East Coast Champs Saturday
Another great day of swimming in St. John's - with a real team effort at finals this evening. Katie Manning got things started with a best time and 3rd place in the 200 Fly, followed by a 2:11 - 200 F...
Jul 2, 2010 - East Coast Fiday
Friday Results 50 Free Rebecca 27.45 1 st Katie 29.02 3 rd Kirstie 29.64 5 th Megan M...
Jun 30, 2010 - Otters are Golden at First Day of ECC
East Coast Championships Day 1 Distance Free, Prelims in Stroke 50s and the Senior 400 Medley Relay Every one of the Silver Otters has one or more second swims going into finals after the first da...
Jun 19, 2010 - WRMS Begins Testing Swimming Power
Silver Otters Begin Evaluating Swimming Power The evaluation of swimming power, has been a long term goal of Head Coach Mike Finch. Five years ago Finch experimented with a digital fishing scale in an...
Jun 2, 2010 - AK-O-MAK Fall Camp
AK-O-MAK 2010 Dates Announced The Silver Otters first team activity for the 2010 - 2011 season will be our traditional AK-O-MAK weekend - September 16th to 19th. We are looking for a new scale for the...
Jun 2, 2010 - Rain at Pinehurst!
Perfect Opening To Pinehurst ? It Rained The Pre-Competitive program moved to Pinehurst today for the first day of kayaking and lake swimming. The fact that it rained for the full 90 minutes did not ...
Jun 2, 2010 - Advanced Lesson Program in July
Flying Fish Advanced Swimming Lessons for Young Swimmers Age Range Girls and Boys: 8 ? 12 Cost: $100.00/week Class Size: 8 ? 10 Schedule: 9:00am ? 10:am ? Monday ? Friday WRM Dates: July 12 ? 16 ...
May 26, 2010 - WRMS Sending 17 Swimmers to East Coast Champs
East Coast Championships : We have 17 swimmers going to our 3 rd East Coast Champs ? largest group ever. The team leaves Tuesday, June 29 th , returning July 6 th . We will be staying at Memorial U...
May 21, 2010 - Zack Hurd Visits WRMS
Zack Hurd Guests at Friday Class Zack Hurd?s background includes summers at Chikopi, coaching in Surry BC, working with NFL Teams, Major League Baseball, The Japanese National Baseball Team and The Na...
May 20, 2010 - Update from Auburn
Remember when you went to your first swim practice and met your new team mates? Chris, excited and nervous met his new team mates and coach Brett Hawke on Monday in Auburn. When he arrived he also fou...
May 18, 2010 - Silver Otters Qualify for Jr & Sr Provincials
May 15, 2010 - Manning Heads to Aburn
Auburn Bound Chris Manning leaves for a 5 week ?Spring Semester? at Auburn this Sunday. Chris should be back just in time for the Canada Cup meet in Montreal, having completed his first 2 University C...
May 14, 2010 - Friday Class
The Sliver Otters? Friday Class at The Athletic Club continues to be the final challenge of a demanding training week. Photos tell the story
May 12, 2010 - Mini-Meet and BBQ
Wed. Afternoon Mini Meet & BBQ WRMS Seniors and Juniors hosted a ?Mini-Meet? for the Silver Otters Pre-Competitive group this afternoon. The Pre-Competitive group is made up of swimmers from WRM and f...
May 4, 2010 - WRMS Technique Lab Launched
WRMS Technique Lab Fast Tracking to Improved Technique and Speed The Technique Lab, launched May 2nd is a new WRMS program available to clubs within an hour drive of the WRMS facility. The T...
Mar 13, 2010 - 36 Swimmers Coming to Camp
36 Swimmers To Attend Development Camp Te Aqua 7 Technical Development Camp hosted by WRMS has 36 swimmers registered. A camp staff of 20 coaches and senior swimmers will help to insure maximum be...
Mar 9, 2010 - Aqua 7 Technical Development Camp
Aqua 7 Technical Development Camp WRMS will host a Technical Development Camp for members of Aqua 7 Teams, March 15 ? 17 at WRM. The camp will focus on skill development, technical goal setting and an...
Feb 28, 2010 - Erica Pate Makes Senior Nationals
Erica swam a 4:23.62 placing first in an unseeded heat of the Women?s 400 Free and qualifying 6 th for finals which will be swum this evening. Erica?s path to this mornings National Qualifying ...
Feb 26, 2010 - Terejko 2nd in 50 Free
Silver for Terejko in the 50 Free Rebecca Terejko scored a Junior Provincial silver medal in the 50 Free with a 25:88 finishing 3/10 of a second behind Amanda Reason from Etobicoke. Erica Pat...
Feb 20, 2010 - 2nd Place Men's 400 MR Finish
The Silver Otters Men?s 400 Medley Relay finished an exciting evening of swimming at Western?s this evening with a majority of best time performances. The relay performances are all the more ?s...
Feb 18, 2010 - Westerns Day 1 Results
Day One Prelims: The Silver Otters earned a number of 2 nd swims on the first day of Westerns: Rebecca Terejko 3 rd 50 Fly 2 nd 50 Breast 8 t...
Feb 16, 2010 - WRMS Arrives at Westerns
Silver Otters Arrive in Saskatoon 7 WRMS swimmers arrived in Saskatoon this morning for what promices to be a very fast and very exciting meet at the brand new Shaw Center ? a 10 lane 50M tank tha...
Feb 5, 2010 - FINIS Freestyle Snorkels
Feb 2, 2010 - Swim School Opens Feb. 11th
BRANTFORD SWIMMING SWIM SCHOOL WHERE: W. Ross Macdonald Pool 350 Brant Ave. Please enter at main entrance and s...
Jan 27, 2010 - New Masters Team Launched
Launch of New Masters Team Brantford Swimming Club is pleased to announce the launch of a new Masters Club. The club will be co-coached by Lisa Anderson and Steve Georgiev. Swimmers will train at th...
Jan 24, 2010 - A Tough Week!
Rope Climb ends a Tough Week Seniors complete a week of meet quality swimming starting at Ontario Cup, moving into a week at WRM going best time or faster than best pace, multiple timed s...
Jan 22, 2010 - Swimmers Class with Bill
Swimmers Class with Bill The Friday ?class? keeps the older Juniors and all of the Seniors going at a 180+ pulse rate for most of the hour. The class is the last of 4 units of intense work on...
Dec 9, 2009 - US SC Nationals DVD
US SC Nationals DVD is Available Silver Otters should all have a US SC Nationals DVD by the end of this week. The DVD includes the ?A? Final of all events. The meet was hosted by King Aqua...
Dec 7, 2009 - Ernie Walton
It is with sadness that we acknowledge the death of a valued member of our swimming family. Ernie Walton died on Sunday, December 6th. Ernie has touched the lives of two and a half generations of swim...
Dec 1, 2009 - Rebecca Terejko and Chris Maning at US Nationals
Olympians Soni, Shanteau and Hoff to compete at Short Course Nationals (11/24/2009) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ? Top American swimmers, including members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swim Team, will c...
Nov 19, 2009 - Manning Signs with Auburn
Nov 13, 2009 - Power Rankings - Nov 12th
Steve Money has provided us with a listing of WRMS Swimmers ranked in the top 50 in Canada - SNC Power Rankings. Thanks Steve for the hours of work it takes to go through each age group and event! ...
Nov 4, 2009 - H1N1 - From Sick Kids Hosp
Re: H1N1 Hospital for Sick Kids The flu season is more dangerous this year Although flu viruses circulate every fall and winter, making people sick, this season will be different. A new strain of infl...
Nov 3, 2009 - Simpsons Meet The Flintstones
On his way to Yonge Street for the October 31st bash - Laci models Fred Flinstone after practice.... Please send your Get Well Soon cards to Feris - oops - Laci Care of this web site.
Oct 20, 2009 - Pauline Johnson Year Book Ads
Pauline Johnson Collegiate Yearbook Ads Hey everyone! I don't have many connections to businesses, so I was wondering whether any of you would be interested in purchasing an ad to support our PJ ye...
Oct 4, 2009 - WRMS Seniors Begin Max Vo2 Testing
The first round of Max Vo2 testing is underway for Senior members of WRMS. Senior Members of The Silver Otters will be using a Korr CardioCoach gas analyzer in an attempt to get a better re. t...
Oct 3, 2009 - Mentoring Program '09 - '10
Mentoring Program ?09 Imagine being a young swimmer on a team where every Senior knows your name, cheers for you at swim meets. Imagine what it would be like to have some of the best swimmers in the...
Sep 30, 2009 - Dry Land & Injury Prevention Seminar
Dryland & Injury Prevention Seminar Steven Hill from King?s Cross Physio in Brampton Ontario will offer a seminar on dryland training and injury prevention 7:30 ? 9:00 PM, Tuesday, October 20 th ...
Sep 30, 2009 - December Training Camp
December Training Camp Announced WRMS Seniors will be training in the sun December 16 to 23 rd - in and around Ft. Myers Florida. The trip is geared to older Seniors who did not attend the 9 day t...
Sep 30, 2009 - Terejko Selected to Bergen Meet Team
Rebecca Terejko has been selected to the Ontario Team traveling o the Paul Bergen meet in Oregon ? December 11 ? 13. This will be Rebecca?s second trip to the Bergen Meet as a member of Team Ontario. ...
Sep 20, 2009 - AKOMAK 2009 Just Over The Top!
AKOMAK 2009 ? Just Over The Top Everything about the Silver Otters 3 rd Annual Weekend at Camp AKOMAK was over the top! Swimmers were active from First Bell at 7:30 AM to ?lights out? at 9:00PM - m...
Sep 12, 2009 - Warm-up for AKOMAK
Warm-up for AKOMAK The Silver Otters were out in Force this morning at Pinehurst as they prepare for next weekend at Camp AKOMAK. Rebecca Terejko lead an activation session for the team as the first a...
Sep 11, 2009 - Back to Class!
Swimmer?s Friday Class Bill Davis welcomed the Silver Otters back to their first Friday Class of the year with a grueling 60 minute workout that involved work on core strength, injury protection exerc...
Sep 7, 2009 - Back to The Pool
The 6th annual Labor Day ?Back to the Pool Party? provided a great opportunity for the Silver Otter parents and swimmers to re-connect at the start of what promises to be another exciting year. The S...
Sep 5, 2009 - Jump Starting The Season
The Silver Otters took advantage of perfect conditions at Pinehurst today (OK too bad the water wasn?t freezing?.) to get an early start to the ?09 ? ?10 season. Team members spent about 2 hours at t...
Aug 24, 2009 - A bit of history
Several photos from a few years ago?..one a little worse for wear than the other. Ever stop to wonder how long we have been using video to help with stroke technique? Swimmers from the area have bee...
Aug 7, 2009 - Podium Performances & Meet Records
Rebecca Terejko and Chris Manning ? W Ross Macdonald Swimming ? are coming home from California with Medals and Meet Records. Rebecca and Chris were members of Team Canada, competing against swimmer...
Aug 2, 2009 - From The Screaming Viking
http://swimviking.blogspot.com/ Note: Most of us are on break right now - but the following posting from "The Screaming Viking" is a great reminder.............. Ya know that feeling?? That feeling...
Jul 25, 2009 - It Was a Surprise
Arriving at the Hungarian Hall to help as kitchen staff for a wedding, Laci was surprised to find a large group of friends of the family, team mates and parents waiting to help him celebrate his 18th...
Jul 25, 2009 - The Season Isn't Over
The season isn?t over for Brandon Van Wyk, Rebecca Terejko and Chris Manning who are all continuing their training at WGSC. Brandon Van Wyk is heading out to Edmonton for 2009 Speedo CAN-AM Para Sw...
Jul 24, 2009 - Coach Midgley Takes Flying Lessons
Christine learns to fly! While the Silver Otters were racing in Montreal, Coach Midgley was learning to fly in the Gatineaus So far her results have been "down and up". We will be posting a video o...
Jul 20, 2009 - Team Nanaimo at Belwood Sprint Triathalon
3 members of the staff team from the junior training camp trip to Nanaimo participated in the Belwood Sprint Triathalon as a relay team on Sunday July 19 - exhausting themselves and having a great tim...
Jul 20, 2009 - Pate Finishes 8th n Women's 16 - 18 5K
Pate Finishes 8 th in 5K Open Water at AGN Erica Pate, swimming her first ever 5K Open Water at AGNs today finished 8 th out of a field of 23 swimmers. Pate?s time was 1:04.22, less than 2 minutes...
Jul 5, 2009 - East Coast Camps - July 4th
East Coast Championships ? July 4 Erica Pate lead the Otters with a Gold in the 200 Free and Silver 30 minutes later in the 400 IM Kirstie Mitchell finished 3 rd in the B Final of the 50 Back, Je...
Jul 3, 2009 - 1st Place for Erica Pate at East Coast Champs
Erica Pate took Gold in the Women's 16 & Over 400 Free with a time of 4:34.10. Erica also finished 8th in the 100 Back with a time of 1:14.56 Katie Manning, 15, swam to a Silver Medal in the 50 Fly 3...
Jul 2, 2009 - Otters Travel To East Coast Championships
Silver Otters compete at East Coast Championships 10 Silver Otters are competing at East Coast Championships in St. John NB this weekend. The meet runs Thursday to Sunday. Girls Team: Kara Pat...
Jul 2, 2009 - Mike Bullock 1st in 50 Free at ON Jr. Prov
Mike Bullock won the 50 Free at Ontario's Junior Provincials in London with a 24.44, finishing almost alf a second ahead of the field.
Jun 1, 2009 - Kayaking at Pinehurst
Spring Kayaking at Pinehurst Starts Monday, June 8th WRMS Juniors will be kayaking, running and swimming at Pinehurst on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. The program gives our Juniors an opportunity ...
May 26, 2009 - Manning Finishes 16th as a Team at Mel Zajac
WRMS/Chris Manning finishes 16th at Mel Zajac Meet, scoring 42 points. Chris out-scored a number of clubs including Pointe Claire, Hamilton, ROW, The Canada Prospects Team. Christopher Manning (17) ...
May 2, 2009 - Silver Otters 1st at Aqua 7 Championships
Silver Otters Win Aqua 7 Champs The Aqua 7 League is all about swimming and competing as a team?something that?s quite unusual in Canadian Swimming. A full team effort ? Seniors and Juniors swimming...
Apr 18, 2009 - Return Home via Sooke
Saturday: It?s been a full 7 days on-site ? 5:30 AM - time to drive to Victoria for the return flight ? but not before a cinnamon bun breakfast and a drive to Sooke ? French Beach to hopefully see so...
Apr 17, 2009 - Friday at Wild Play!
Ahhhh our last full day at camp, but there is no slowing down when Mr. Finch is around. Wake up was 5:15 this morning, and after a few busy days no one was too eager to wake up before the sun. But th...
Apr 16, 2009 - Thurs at Training Camp
Thursday April 16, 2009 Today was supposed to be the same as yesterday. Yesterday the boys hiked and the girls kayaked and today they switched, but that is about as similar as the days get Wake up was...
Apr 15, 2009 - Wed Kayaking and Mt. Benson
Wednesday April 15th 2009 Ah, sleeping in, what a great way to start another great day. After walking up at 7:30 we enjoyed a breakfast of French toast, sausages and fruit, yum! Today we decided to ta...
Apr 14, 2009 - Tuesday with Ryan
Tuesday, April 14th Phew! What a day!! Woke up @ 5:30 and headed to the pool in Victoria- Saanich Commonwealth Place. Had a great long course practice and then hung out with Ryan Cochrane..can you bel...
Apr 12, 2009 - Easter Morning
Easter at Camp Swimmers were up at 7:00 ? Easter ?Baskets? on the cabin porch ? a more substancial pre-swim breakfast ?and of to Nanaimo for an 8:00 ? 10:00 practice. This morning we gave the swimmers...
Apr 11, 2009 - First Day at Moorecroft
Training Camp Day 2 Our first day on site started with the wake-up bell at 5:30 ? Breakfast 1 and a drive into Nanaimo for the first 2 hour LC practice of the camp. Swimmers completed the practice wi...
Apr 10, 2009 - Delay in Edmonton
Training Camp Day 1 The Silver Otters left Toronto on time and arrived in Edmonton for a 45 minute stop-over that ended up being a 4 hour delay?..West Jet provided everyone with lunch ? the team wil...
Apr 5, 2009 - Silver Otters at Julia Wilkison Meet
The Silver Otters swim club attended the Julia Wilkinson Challenge Cup in St. Marys, Ontario. Following are the results. Jeffrey Belowitz (age 16): 200 I.M. (4th), 100 back (2nd), 50 fly (3rd), 20...
Mar 22, 2009 - No Break for The Silver Otters
WRMS continued to fire on all cylinders, even during March Break! Team members who were not on vacation in Cuba, France or Florida were in the water for 2 hours every morning, back at the Athletic ...
Mar 16, 2009 - Juniors Will Meet With Cochrane and Say
(2005 Camp Photo of Chris, Rebecca, Erica, Megan inline for Rick Say?s autograph) Ryan Cochrane and Rick Say have agreed to participate in the Silver Otters Training Camp ? April 10 ? 18 in Na...
Mar 15, 2009 - WRMS Finishes 32nd at Spring Nationals
WRMS Finishes 32nd at Spring Nationals Rebecca Terejko, Alyssa Molenaar, Melanie Davis, Katie Manning, Chris Manning and Michael Bullock represented WRMS at Spring Nationals March 11 - 15. The Silve...
Mar 12, 2009 - Olympic Team Members Will Meet with Juniors in Nanaimo
Training Day in Victoria: Ryan Cochrane member of the 2008 Olympic Team will be spending an hour with our swimmers. Ryan will share some of his Olympic experiences with our swimmers. The day in Vic...
Mar 8, 2009 - WRMS Sending 6 To Nationals in Toronto
WRMS Sends 6 To Nationals in Toronto Chris Manning, Michael Bullock, Rebecca Terejko, Melanie Davis, Alyssa Molenaar and Katie Manning will represent WRMS at Spring Nationals in Toronto. The meet st...
Mar 2, 2009 - WRMS Swimmers Selected to Canada Games Team
2009 Canada Games Team - Swimmers with a Disability and Special Olympians Nominated!! This past weekend at the Junior Provincial Short Course Championships - the 2009 Canada Games Team - Swimmers wi...
Feb 20, 2009 - Fast and Tough is No Accident!
Chris Manning sets a NAG Record in the 50 Free: 22.32 Seniors at WRMS have been swimming fast all year ? in practices five or six times a week, in prelims at major meets and again in finals, fast on t...
Feb 15, 2009 - Silver Otters are Golden!
Going into the last finals session this evening, The Silver Otters have nothing to prove to anyone. Best times in prelims continue to move WRM Swimmers into finals swims that looked impossible if yo...
Feb 13, 2009 - Westerns Prelims Day 2 - NAG!
Westerns ? Prelims Day 2: Rebecca Terejko qualifies 2nd in the 50 Free Michael Bullock qualifies 9th in the 50 Free ? with his first National Standard of 23.6 Chris Manning: Qualifies 2nd in the 50...
Feb 12, 2009 - Westerns Prelims Day 1
Silver Otters off to a Great Start at Westerns Thursday afternoon Prelims: Rebecca: 50 Fly ? Qualified 4th with a 28.7 PB 50 Breast Qualified 1st 32.24 50 Bac...
Feb 10, 2009 - Silver Otters going to Westerns
Silver Otters Leave for Edmonton 6 Senior members of The Silver Otters left for Edmonton today to compete in Western Nationals. Team members making the trip are Rebecca Terejko, Erica Pate, Katie Ma...
Feb 9, 2009 - Pate Anchors Senior 200 Free Relay
The Silver Otters had a very exciting and successful WOSA Champs ? New club records, best times from everyone ? with many swimmers going personal bests in all of their swims. Andrew Pate?s anchor le...
Jan 22, 2009 - 10 Year Rings Presented
10 Year Rings Presented Logan Money, Kirstie Mitchell, Chris Manning and Jeff Belowitz received their 10 Year Rings at the Silver Otters Recognition Banquet ? Saturday, January 17th.
Jan 20, 2009 - Junior Training Camp Update
Over 20 members of the Silver Otters Junior Team will be attending a 9 day training camp in the Nanaimo BC area ? April 10 ? 18. The Camp Staff will include 2 coaches, a cook, nurse and an activity ...
Jan 20, 2009 - Competitive Update
Otters Update: February and March will be a very active and exciting 2 months of competition and training. Over 30 members of the team will be swimming at WOSA Championships in early February. 10 me...
Jan 19, 2009 - Terejko Leads Otters at Ontario Cup
The Silver Otters swim club attended the Ontario Cup swim meet hosted by the Toronto swim club. Mike Bullock (age 17): 50 fly (35th), 50 back (31st), 100 free (39th), 200 back (52nd). Chris Manning ...
Jan 12, 2009 - Carriere Qualifies for Nationals
19 year old Courtney Carriere qualified for SWAD Nationals in the 50 Free and 100 Breast at a WRMS Dual Meet in New Hamburg ? Sunday, January 11th. Based on her performances on Sunday, Courtney is ...
Jan 11, 2009 - '09 AK-O-MAK Dates Announced
The Silver Otters ?09 ? ?10 season will get off to an exciting start at their annual Fall Camp, September 10 ? 13 at Camp AK-O-MAK. Camp offers the Silver Otters many challenging opportunities incl...
Jan 10, 2009 - Silver Otters going to Westerns
Silver Otters Leave for Edmonton 6 Senior members of The Silver Otters left for Edmonton today to compete in Western Nationals. Team members making the trip are Rebecca Terejko, Erica Pate, Katie M...
Jan 7, 2009 - Seniors Lead Jr. Girls Dry Land
Kara Pate, assisted by Megan Puckering and Erica Pate lead the Junior Girls through an impressive dry land circuit Tuesday. After completing their own 90+ minute dry land session at The Athletic Clu...
Jan 6, 2009 - Annual Banquet
What: Annual Recognition Banquet When: Saturday January 17, 2009 - Starts @ 5:30pm Where: St. James Church, 8 Burwell St. Paris Cost: $15/person RSVP by January 11 - Sheryl (519)756-3297 or mpuckeri...
Jan 2, 2009 - Rope Climbing
Nicholas, Daniel and Andrew Misner join the group of Silver Otters climbing the rope ?arms only? Seniors climbing arms only include Erica, Rebecca, Chris, Logan and Mike.
Dec 24, 2008 - Miller Qualifies for SWAD Nationals
Erik Miller Qualifies for SWAD Nationals Congratulations to Erik Miller, 11 year old member of the WRMS Junior Boys Group who recently qualified for SWAD Nationals in the 50 and 100 Free. Erik qualif...
Dec 23, 2008 - Vancouver Island Training Camp
WRMS Juniors are Victoria Bound Twenty + Members of the Silver Otters Junior Team are heading off to Vancouver Island for a 7 day training camp - April 10 ? 18 ? of 2009. Athletes attending the camp...
Dec 19, 2008 - Terejko and Manning Attend Canada Games Training Camp
Rebecca Terejko and Chris Manning are in Toronto this weekend ? attending a training camp for some of Ontario?s top Junior Swimmers. The camp is a lead up activity to March Nationals where the Ontari...
Dec 15, 2008 - The Silver Otters Rock!
Coaching Update Monday, December 15, 2008 While we can never be satisfied with where we are because there is always more to reach for?..we should all be able to stop for a couple of seconds to app...
Dec 12, 2008 - Manning Opens with 50.63 100 Free
From the Bergen Meet in Portland Oregon: 1st day results had Manning 4th in the 50 Breast with a time of 30.0 - 1st in Canada for a 16 year old - and 9th in the 100 Free with a 50.63 moving him up ...
Nov 30, 2008 - Silver Otters Terejko 3rd at Canada Cup
Rebecca Terejko 15 and Chris Manning 16, representing W Ross Macdonald Swimming, competed in the prestigious Canada Cup swim meet in Etobicoke on the weekend where several Canadian and an American a...
Nov 28, 2008 - Canada Cup Day 1
Results from prelims this morning - Rebecca and Chris are both in Championship Finals (top 8) this evening - swimming against the best Canadian swimmers in the country. (Don?t let anyone know that it?...
Nov 16, 2008 - Trillium Grant Announced
Brantford Swimming Club has received a $15,000.00 Trillium Foundation Grant which is being used to enhance training opportunities and the training environment for W. Ross Macdonald Swimming. A Dolphi...
Nov 15, 2008 - 16 Year Old Boys Relay 1st in Canada
Jeff Belowitz, Chris Manning, Mike Bullock and Logan Money - all 16 have the fastest 200 Free Relay for 16 year old boys in the country. The WRMS team swam the relay in 1:40.01 at The Harvest Meet i...
Nov 14, 2008 - Autumn Meet Results Posted
Meet Results from the Autumn Meet were posted to the SNC web site today. Silver Otters entered in the meet had outstanding results! Meet Results
Nov 10, 2008 - Meets Provide a Total Team Experience
The Mississauga Aquatic Club?s Harvest and Autumn meets provided an exceptional competitive experience for all of our Juniors and Seniors ? August 7th to 9th.. The ?A? and ?B? level meets allowed us...
Oct 29, 2008 - Power Rankings 10/28/08
Silver Otters early season rankings - by Steve Money F10 Cecily Riley 100 free 17th 50 breast 11th 50 fly 22nd 100 IM 4th 1...
Oct 27, 2008 - FM Audio Video Donates Flat Screen
FM Audio Video has donated a Flat Screen TV to the Silver Otters. The Silver Otters program makes extensive use of video feedback as a means of developing and maintaining stroke technique. A number ...
Oct 10, 2008 - Thanksgiving Sprint Meet
The Silver Otters tuned up their racing skills at an ?in-house? sprint meet this weekend. Events included a 50 of each stroke and a 100IM. Results from the meet will be posted in the membe...
Sep 30, 2008 - Seniors Mentor Jr. Dry Land
Erica and Megan join Kara for a Junior Girls dry land session run in three groups, Junior Girls have three regular dry land sessions per week - older members of the group also attend the Swimmers C...
Sep 19, 2008 - Back in the water
The Silver Otters are back in the water for another season - 100% return, 6 new competitive swimmers and 8 boys already registered in the Pre-Competitive program. Our mentoring pro...
Sep 15, 2008 - Ak-O-Mak 2008
Thanks to everyone who helped to make Ak-O-Mak 2008 a huge success. Thanks also to Millard, Rouse and Rosebrugh LLP for their generous support of this program. It?s all to easy to take Ak-O-Mak for ...
Sep 5, 2008 - Morning at Pinehurst - Ak-O-Mak Update
Sun and a blue sky....later in the morning. Silver Otter Seniors spent the morning at Pinehrst with a 20 minute run as a warm-up fo the Terry Fox Run at Ak-O-Mak this weekend - followed by ...
Sep 3, 2008 - Thanks to the Mannings!
On behalf of everyone that attended I wanted to pass along our thanks to Jeff and Sue Manning for hosting their annual "Back to Pool" party. It was great to see everyone and although it is hard to s...
Aug 31, 2008 - Team Aquatic BBQ & Sale
While we are away at Camp Ak-o-Mak Team Aquatic in Burlington will be having their annual customer appreciation BBQ and sale on Saturday Sep 13 from 10am to 4pm. Great for any parents looking for dea...
Aug 17, 2008 - Juniors Grand River Kayaking
Junior members of The WRMS Silver Otters will Kayak Glen Morris to Paris Monday, August 18th 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Aug 7, 2008 - Pre-Competitive Program Added
The Silver Otters launch an innovative Pre-Competitive or Learn to Competitive Swim Program. The new program for Boys and Girls ages 7 ? 8 will offer advanced instruction in the four competitive st...
Aug 4, 2008 - Grand River Paddle
Great day for a paddle - the river is high due to all of the rain so we had some almost class one rapids
Jul 30, 2008 - Swim with the Silver Otters!
If you are interested in joining one of the most exciting and dynamic swim teams in the country, contact us at 519-771-3886 Junior Programs: Separate groups for Junior Boys and Girls - Mentor...
Jul 29, 2008 - The Silver Otter's stress on TEAM pays big dividends!
Imagine swimming on a team where the Junior and Senior swimmers actually care about each other - a team where the Senior Swimmers have taken real interest in the development and progress of the yo...
Jul 28, 2008 - AGN Day 4
Chris Manning was second in the 50 Fly with a PB of 25.47, he was 3rd in the 100 Free with a PB of 52.77 (25.5 - 27.2). Chris swam the fly leg of the 4 x 100 Medley Relay - turning in a 57.8 - out...
Jul 27, 2008 - AGN - Excellent Swimming on Day 3
The Silver Otters started and ended day 3 with strong swimming. Erica Pate opened the day with a heat winning 9th place in the 200 Free - posting a personal best of 2:10.86 - later in the morning, E...
Jul 26, 2008 - AGN Day 2
Day 2 of the meet saw a solid 100 Back from Mike, - 1:07 - 2 10ths off a best time, an outstanding 400 Free from Erica Pate of 4:38.57 10th place - faster than her previous best time done in Halifa...
Jul 25, 2008 - AGN Day One
Over 1100 swimmers are entered in the 2008 AGN, making this meet the second largest meet run in Canada. Just about everyone is here - the swimming is very hard and very fast! Chris Manning place...
Jul 24, 2008 - Wed in Calgary
Jul 14, 2008 - Juniors Cross Train at Pinehurst
Time to get out of the pool for some fun in the sun at Pinehurst! Silver Otters spend 90 minutes running, lake swimming and kayaking.
May 23, 2008 - Athlete of The Week
Erica Pate is a 15-year-old Grade 10 student from Brantford Collegiate Institute who has been actively involved in swimming for 11 years, competitively for the past six years. She is a member of the W...
May 12, 2008 - Otters 2nd at East Side Mario's
Almost every member of a highly motivated team scored points at East Side Mario's - hosted by LUSC over the weekend. Full meet results will be available on the site later today. Etobicoke Swimmi...
May 3, 2008 - Swimmers Ranked In Top 50
Results from the May 2nd Power Rankings include 14 Silver Otters in the following events. Eight members of the Junior Group are listed - some for the first time ever. Our senior swimmers have been men...
Apr 17, 2008 - Friday at Wild Play Elements Park
Ahhhh our last full day at camp, but there is no slowing down when Mr. Finch is around. Wake up was 5:15 this morning, and after a few busy days no one was too eager to wake up before the sun. But th...
Apr 10, 2008 - Jr. Girls Dryland 2
The following W. Ross Macdonald School Silver Otter Swimmer?s participated in the meet. Allison White, Karson VanSickle, Derek Gibson, Brooklyn Fraser, Joline Perrin, Eric Miller, Darren Miller, Conne...
Apr 4, 2008 - Hosted Swim Meet
They could use a few volunteers to help with timing, marshalling etc. This will be a low key meet and experience in officiating isn't necessary. The meet runs from 10:30am to 3:00pm during the day. ...
Mar 27, 2008 - Olympic Trials
Rebecca Terejko and Chris Manning travel to Montreal next week to compete at the 2008 Olympic Trials for Swimming. Chris and Rebecca have been listed in the top 5 in the country in one or more events ...
Mar 21, 2008 - National Lifeguard course (NLS) and a Standard First Aid course (SFA)
There is a National Lifeguard course (NLS) and a Standard First Aid course (SFA) running at WRMS in May. SFA is required as a prerequisite for NLS and the course and will take place before the NLS cou...
Jan 25, 2008 - Senior Class
Three members of the Junior Girls joined the Athletic Club's class for swimmers this afternoon. 60 minutes of non-stop activity challenges and toughens the swimmers. The class leaves the swimmers sore...
Jan 24, 2008 - Jr. Girls Dryland
Junior Girls work through a 10 minute Med Ball program adapted from the National Breast Camp
Dec 19, 2007 - Breast Camp Update
Our emphasis on Breast Pulling - with and without fins was definitely validated last weekend - as hoped, the camp will have a positive impact on all of the Otters: 1. Otters will be learning a new Bre...
Dec 14, 2007 - Breast Camp
Rebecca and Chris are in the middle of a Breast Camp hosted by UBC and run by Coach Joseph Nagy. Thurs was non-stop activity starting with a 2 hour LC practice 6:30 - 8:30. Swimmers and camp staff dro...
Dec 14, 2007 - Swimmers qualify for Olympic trials
Two local swimmers returned from the Paul Bergen Junior International swim meet in Beaverton, Ore., with more than just results - both also have qualified for the Canadian Olympic team trials in Montr...
Oct 28, 2007 - Activation
Performance Tip: This might work for meet situations as well ? anyone want to experiment? Katie, our youngest daughter - the cellist ? has been seeing a ?Sports Shrinkż in Calgary (where she goes to s...
Sep 26, 2007 - Senior Drop In Progrm
Senior swimmers have been invited to occasionally drop in to our Junior practices. The program started Wed. when Chris visited the Junior Boys Wed. practice. Chris took over the dry land session at th...
Sep 22, 2007 - Seniors Mentor Junors
W Ross Macdonald Seniors mentor WRMS Juniors 8:40 - 9:00 AM Ak-O-Mak gave us the opportunity to begin a real bonding process between our Junior and Senior swimmers. The interaction between our old...
Sep 8, 2007 - A Pinehurst Morning
5 - 7 K Run 3K Swim 1K+ Kayak Pinehurst 9:00 - 11:00 AM - Team building and some training filled the morning. Seniors ran around the area 3 times - lead by Logan Money - Juniors ran once around. A...
Sep 5, 2007 - Athletes to Represent WRMS
WRMS is a registered club with Swim Ontario and SNC - This year will mark the beginning of an integrated swimming program at The W. Ross Macdonald School. Swimmers from the team will represent the sch...
Sep 5, 2007 - AKOMAK Information
Camp AK-O-MAK Weekend Information Dates: Thursday Sept 13, 2007 (after school) to Sunday Sept 16, 2007 Program Focus: Fun and Fitness Tea...