Splash - Your DCSC News - February 23

Novatech #4, February 25


Swimmers on deck for 11:45 AM Activation



Timers Clinic

Thursday, March 2

Dartmouth Sportsplex, Brooklyn Room

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Get on deck and support our athletes! The best seat in the house for a swim meet is right with the action; to get started volunteering all you need is a one hour timers clinic.

Swim meets take a lot of volunteers and each club is responsible to provide people to officiate on deck. Timing is a great way to start, you will receive participation points, support the club and our swimmers and meet parents from our team as well as from other clubs.

Send York an email @  to RSVP and let us know you are planning to attend!



Photo Pickup

Photos will be available for pickup this Saturday morning in the cafeteria at the Sportsplex. If you ordered photos you can pick them up from Heather Myrer @ 7:30 am.



Save the Date: Team Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 28, Finbar’s

Save the date for a night out on Tuesday, March 28. The Crusaders will be hosting a fundraiser at Finbar’s Portland Hills. Fifteen percent of the sales will be donated back to the Crusaders so plan for a meal out with family and friends. We will also have a small silent auction so if any families have anything to donate please email Wendy at  



Reminder - 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.


Participation Points


Please remember to report your volunteer efforts to our participation points coordinator, Kelli Smith at .


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:




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 at



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