Splash - Your DCSC News - May 15


2017 – 2018 Squad and Schedule Plans

Thank you to all the families that made it to our presentation on the plans for next year’s swim season.

To view a copy of the presentation, including the schedule, please click here.

Registration information will come soon!

Call for Nominations: 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Key Volunteers

Dear Crusaders Families,

We are slowly approaching the end of another swim season.  As you may be aware, the Board has been thinking hard about next season's plans.  One of the areas, we are trying to address before the end of the season is the composition of the DCSC Board.

In preparation for the DCSC Annual General Meeting on Saturday June 10th, nominations are now open for the following Executive positions:

Vice President Administration
Vice President Finance
Vice President Communications
Vice President Competitions

Nominations for any one of the above positions may be sent to Heather Myrer at or they can also be made from the floor at the AGM.  

Being part of the Board allows you to shape the direction and governance of the Club as we come close to a significant milestone: 50 years as a swim club.   If you are interested in volunteering your time on the DCSC Board next year but would like more information on the role, please feel free to email Heather or go to the Volunteer section of our website.

Fun Meet: Note Date Change: May 27

The Team Fun meet hosted by National squad swimmers will be run on Saturday May 27th at the Sportsplex. This fun meets is for ALL swimmers in ALL squads including our Introductory Program swimmers. The National squad will create a full range of relays and challenges and all swimmers will be divided into teams, with each swimmer having several chances to participate. The schedule for the morning will be as follows:

  • National + TAG squads practice - 6:00am - 7:15am

  • Gold + Silver + Bronze squads

    • activation at 7:00am

    • warm-up 7:15am - 7:30am

    • fun meet 7:30am - 9:00am

There may also be a 'Close the Sportsplex' activity from 9:00am - 9:30am.  More information on this will follow later.

Annual Banquet - June 11

Mark your calendars for the celebration of our amazing club at our annual awards banquet. This year, we have a change of venue! It will be held on Sunday, June 11th, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club!

Tickets are $25.00/each and include a delicious buffet breakfast. Payment is due by Saturday, May 27th. Please note that this is the last day we are at the Sportsplex so feel free to drop it off well before this day!

Swimmers who currently have a trophy, please drop it off at the office by Saturday, May 13th.

At this time, we are accepting nominations for a Volunteer of the Year. Please forward your nomination to

June Long Course Dev Meet: NS Champ level

The June long course meet has been moved to June 9 – 10 at Centennial Pool. More information will come shortly.

2017 – 2018 Swim NS Competition Standards

The standards for NS Juniors and NS Provincial Championships (senior) for 2017-2018 have now been posted on the Swim Nova Scotia web site. Something to keep in mind to start working toward your goals for next season.

Important note: RE STAD

Please note that we have been advised photo ID is required for entry on the base. Generally, only the driver will be required to show ID, swimmers in a car with a driver should be ok. However, please note that if your swimmer is taking the bus to the pool and they will be entering the gate on their own they will need a photo ID. A student ID card (if it has a photo) will be acceptable.

NS Open Water Swimming Events

Swim Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that we will again be hosting two open water events this summer!

Our first event will take place on Sunday July 2nd at Lake Banook as part of the EPIC weekend.

1km (all ages), 2km (12 & Older) and 5km (12 & Older) distances will be offered.

Online registration is now available:  


Our second event, the BrigaSwim Harbour Swim, will take place on Sunday July 16th on the Halifax Waterfront- starting/finishing at Summit Place Wharf.

1km (all ages), 3km (12 & Older) and 5km (12 & Older) distances will be offered.

Online registration is now available:  

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Swim NS!

Boston Pizza’s Earnback Program

The Crusaders are now registered for Boston Pizza’s Earnback Program. For any Boston Pizza receipts we submit Boston Pizza will give the club 10% of the value as a donation. Save your receipts and either given them directly to Wendy or place them in an envelope with BP receipts on the outside and put it in the office. Thanks!

Participation Points

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