October Newsletter 2017

October Newsletter 2017 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 season ROC Swimming! The coaches are very excited by the progress up until this point in the water and can’t wait to see our competitive swimmers grip it and rip it at our first competition this month.


Special recognition must go to Senior Performance swimmer, Greg Pope, as he was awarded a Team Aquatic Supplies Scholarship for his academic achievement and athletic performance from the past season! Congratulations Greg!


Congratulations to Chantal Courchesne who was awarded her Level 3 Officiating Pin at our September Competitive Parents Meeting by our Level 5 Master Official and Chair, Wendy McCutcheon. Way to go, Chantal!



Upcoming Events



Upcoming Meets and Sign-Up Deadlines

NKB Fall Invitational

October 21-22

Deadline for registration: October 6


This is a two-day meet with the athletes swimming Saturday and Sunday.


Saturday AM: 12 & Under Warm-up @ 10:00 am

Saturday PM: 13 & Overs Warm-up @ 3:00 pm


Sunday AM: All age groups Warm-up @ 8:00 am


Please see the Event via the ROCS website to view more detailed meet information in the meet package.

ROCS Red Black Duel

November 4

Deadline for registration: October 20


This will be a mid-day intra-squad competition for ROC Swimming. Parent volunteers and officials will be required.



Club Operations

Thanksgiving Weekend 

No practices on Thanksgiving Monday October 9


The are regularly scheduled practices for Academy Red, Academy White, and Senior Performance 2 on Saturday, October 7


Modified schedule for Junior and Senior Performance on morning of Saturday, October 7 8:15 - 11:30 am.


No practice for Competitive Development on Sunday, October 8.

Cap Order

Plain ROCS caps will be distributed next week starting on Tuesday, October 10.


Order has been placed for personalized ROCS caps.

Custom ROCS Suit

Order Deadline: October 6

Level 1: Timer’s Clinic

October 14

10:45 am - 1:30 pm


Athletics Building

Third Floor Boardroom

Registration Deadline: October 7


Contact Club Official Chair Wendy McCutcheon for more details rocswimmingofficial@gmail.com




Now that our 2017-2018 season is in full swing, coaches will be integrating all equipment into their practice plans. Please make sure your swimmers bring their required equipment to every practice and that their equipment is labeled.


Coaches try their very best to make sure no equipment is left behind at the end of practice and it is much easier to match equipment with its owner when labeled. Thank you!




At ROC Swimming we track attendance carefully. Our programs are designed with a progression of skill in mind and every practice builds upon previous practices. Skills are progressed from week to week and from month to month, and consistent performance of these skills is what leads to mastery of swimming technique. 


The coaches feel so strongly that participation is important for our swimmers that at the end of the year we award a Commitment Award to swimmers who achieve 85% attendance at practices and 80% attendance at competitions.


If your swimmer is unable to attend practice, please send your swimmer’s lead coach a quick note to help us better track practice attendance. Thank you in advance!




Please direct any questions relating to your swimmer’s group to their lead group coach.


Academy Red - Coach Amanda  amandabethmacdonald@gmail.com


Academy White - Coach Kelly     swimmingstrong123@gmail.com 


Competitive Development - Coach Claudia & Coach Kristine  




Junior Performance - Coach Amanda   amandabethmacdonald@gmail.com 


Senior Performance - Coach Nico   belisle.nico@gmail.com 


Any questions relating to your account can be directed to ROC Swimming Club Owner, Rick Hellard, rocswimming@gmail.com 


Any questions relating to the website can be directed to Head Coach Nico at belisle.nico@gmail.com