Splash - Your DCSC News - February 3, 2017




Novatech Graduates from Sackville meet this past weekend: 


To age group
Emily Patter

Remi Sebestik


To level 2

Leon Bautista

Nate Davies


To level 1

Tyleigh Millar

Rosalyn Tate


Sobeys Cards


For those who ordered Sobeys gift cards please note they will be handed out this Saturday morning, at the Sportsplex, from 7:00 am - 7:30 am and on Monday evening 5:45 - 6:45 pm.



Age Group Long Course Development Meet #2 - Volunteers URGENTLY Needed!!!


February 18 - February 19

3 Session Meet

Dalhousie University


Nova Scotia Champ qualified swimmers


We are hosting the second long course development meet of the season. We will need lots of help and hands on deck. The sign up form for hospitality is online on our website. Please click here to sign up to support the team by donating food items. Once you are on the events page just click on the job sign up button in the top right hand corner.


To volunteer to work the canteen and/or for donations of pre-packaged food for the canteen please contact Elena Swift


Cash donations are welcome and people will receive volunteer points. Any cash or cheques should be at the Crusaders office by Monday, February 13.


For food items, please plan to drop these off at the Sportsplex on Friday, February 17 between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. 


If you would like to volunteer or be a runner at a session please contact Krista Chen at 



NS Sportsweep tickets are still available


Still lots of time to sell more tickets. Email me if you would like any. $1.50 from each $2.00 ticket sold goes towards your MFC.

Draw is April 7, 2017.


I need all the ticket stubs by March 24, 2017. Please either give your ticket stubs directly to Wendy Woodford or place in an envelope with NS Sportsweep and your swimmer's name clearly marked on the envelope and place envelope in the DCSC mail slot prior to March 24.





Volunteer(s) needed to run the Swim-A-Thon. We need somebody to organize events to help motivate squads to get the most sponsors or the most swimmers registered for example. The Crusaders are registered and our website is set-up. Dates are April 17 - National, April 28 TAG and April 29 Gold, Silver & Bronze swimmers. You can start getting pledges now!


If anybody is able to help run the Swim-a-Thon please let me know.



Kiwanis Sponsorship


The Dartmouth Crusaders continue to enjoy a fantastic relationship with the Dartmouth Kiwanis club. Just last week our president York Friesen, accompanied by two of our swimmers, one from bronze, the other from national, went to the Kiwanis to accept a significant donation to the club. Thank you Kiwanis!


Let’s be Heard! Local Pool Situation


Regional council will soon begin discussions around the annual operating and capital budgets and that the city is inviting the public to weigh in on the 2017-2018 municipal budget. 


There is opportunity to submit comments online (


“All answers and opinions shared on this website will be shared in staff reports to council. A final report will be given to councilors before the final deliberations and vote on the budget in March.”   


Get on board and send in your comments… collectively we can make some big waves and encourage council to address the need to improve on our pool situation.

Here is an example of something you could write in the comments box. Feel free to cut and past, edit and make changes! 


HRM is in dire need of a new 50m pool.  Our current facilities are well-used and aging.  From competitive swimmers of all ages, divers and synchronized swimmers; from recreational swimmers, kids learning to swim and seniors in an aquacize class – we all make good use of the aquatic facilities we have.  Recent unfortunate incidents have shone the spotlight on the very real need for a new aquatic facility to service the HRM sooner rather than later.  Dalplex (opened in 1979) has been closed since December 13 due to as-yet-to-be-found (and fixed) leak; date of reopening is uncertain.  Sackville Sports Stadium was closed for a month or so due to a fire.  Centennial Pool (opened in 1967) has a limited life span remaining.  Dartmouth Sportsplex (opened 1982) will be closed for 18 months starting in May for its revitalization project.  When one facility closes, pressure is put on the other facilities to accommodate the displaced swimmers.  Swimming is a life-long sport.  We need council to commit to building a much-needed aquatic facility now.





The EPIC Dartmouth Canada Day weekend has made a few changes for the 2017 event.  It will be big and bold as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations, and they have tried to find ways for anyone to participate.  There are so many options this is a great event for our swimmers from Playground level to NS Junior level and all our parents to jump in and be part of the EPIC Dartmouth.  As part of the Sunday July 2nd EPIC RUN we have our CRUSADERS Water Station and also a CRUSADERS Cheer station in full swing.  Mark the date on your calendar - more information on helping at the water station or cheer station to follow in upcoming newsletters.  Be There - Be EPIC!


Registration for events has already started - sign up at:

Just for fun watch the video under the KIDS Tri tab.  You'll be inspired.