Splash - Your DCSC News - Feb 17


Let’s be Heard! Local Pool Situation


As we all know things are a bit challenging right now in the Halifax area when it comes to pool space.


Dal is currently closed, the Sportsplex is closing for over a year on May 28 and other pools often have issues, be it maintenance, or fires, this year has shown us how limited pool space is in this city.


It is time for all of us to step up and voice our concern as parents of swimmers to our local politicians at both the municipal and provincial level.


You can write your own letter, or feel free to use the template that you can download here.


Send the letter to your councilors and MLAs. You can download their contact info here (councilors) and here (MLAs)


Swimming is a life-long sport.  We need HRM council and Provincial MLAs to invest in a much-needed aquatic facility now.



Long Course Dev Meet


DCSC Parents,


DCSC is hosting the Long Course meet this weekend at Centennial pool.  It is an excellent opportunity for the club to raise some funds adn t support swimming in NS.  As hosts and the second largest club in the province, DCSC is expected to supply a number of officials for the meet.  The meet consists of 3 sessions:

Fri 3:30 - 6:00 (2:30 warm ups)

Sat 7:30 - 9:45 (6:30 warm ups)

Sat 1:00 - 5:00 pm (noon warm ups)


As you note the sessions are relatively short and with only a few event per session swimmers will likely be be there anyway. If you are able to help please send an email to (timers) or (sr officials) and let them know which sessions you can help with.



Fast and Female

Register for this exciting event!

February 26, 2017

1:00 – 4:00

Mic Mac AACC


Girls age 8-18 meet inspiring role models from sport, develop physical literacy through a circuit of exercises suitable for all sport backgrounds, and make friends. They get to dance, do yoga and get autographs from great role models on poster that they take home to put up and remind them of their empowering experience.


Champ Chat Goals

  • Socialize in a fun and non-competitive context

  • Be inspired by local female sports role models

  • Learn about the 3 reasons girls quit sports

  • Make friends

  • Work together to keep girls in sports



Length: 3-4 hours

Number of Participants: 30-100 girls

Registration Fee: $30 per participant (girls ages 8-18 years old)

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Fast and Female L.L.Bean Technical T-shirt (value $29)

  • Milk Product from DFC

  • Clarins Samples

  • Fast and Female Poster (get autographs from your favorite F&F Ambassadors!)


Register here:



Equipment Box Closure - March Break 

The Equipment Box will be closed for March Break on the following dates ‎:
March 11 
March 18 
If you need anything for the Break please remember to pick it up on or before  Saturday March 4 during regular Equipment Box hours on Saturdays from  8-9 am 




NS Provincials 


Click here for an order form if you are interested in purchasing a David Fry NS Provincials swim cap.  



Crusader’s clothing


Click here for an order form for DSCS clothing. This will be the last group clothing order for the season.



Sobeys Gift Cards


If you would like to order Sobeys gift cards for February please put your cheque in the office in an envelope marked Sobeys by February 20.





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.



NS Sportsweep


Families who would like Sport NS Sportsweep tickets to sell, please email with the number of books (10 tickets in a book) you want and Wendy Woodford will deliver them to you.


Tickets cost $2.00 each with a profit of $1.50 for each ticket sold, which will be credited to your mandatory fundraising credit. Tickets must be paid for at the time of delivery to you and tickets stubs must be returned to the Crusader office no later than March 20, 2017, with the draw taking place on April 17, 2017.

Grand prize is a dream vacation for four people at White Point Beach Resort plus 9 other getaway packages available to be won.


Order your tickets today to get an early start on selling these tickets! Each ticket includes a $10 off coupon for Sportchek.