Splash - March 8 - Your DCSC News

Time Trial: March 11: Timers needed!

Following the new approach by Swimming Canada, sanctioned time trials can only be hosted at certain times of the year.  To take advantage of this window Coach Michelle has arranged for us to host a time trial on Saturday March 11 at the Sportsplex.  For some swimmers it is an opportunity to achieve qualifying standards and for others an opportunity to swim some events for the first time this season. 

As with other meets officials are needed to run this session.  In particular we are looking for parents to time the swims.  The session will run from 7:30 to 9:00 am (on deck at 7am).  If your kids are swimming please join us on deck - we'll supply the watches! Send an email to to let us know that you’ll be there!


DCSC President and Chair of Officials

Survey: We need your responses!

Thank you to everyone who has responded to the survey about next year and participation with the Crusaders! We only have a couple of days left. If you are yet to respond please take the time to do so now! It will take just a minute or two and will help the board who are diligently planning for next year’s team!

Finbar’s: Team Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 28, 5pm - 9pm

635 Portland Hills Drive

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, please email Wendy at if you have any items to donate or if you can volunteer during the event.

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



April 17 – National

April 28 TAG

April 29 Gold, Silver & Bronze

Start getting pledges now!

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.