May 24, 2022
Thanks so much to all who came out to make our NWT Territorial meet a great time for all the kids! As you can see, it takes a load of volunteers to make meets happen. Follow these notes or talk to your coach or Lea Barbosa-Leclerc if you'd like to know how you can help. (BTW, to see photos from the meet, make sure you join our Facebook group: YK Polar Bear Swim Club).
Note: there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 among swimmers who were at the meet over the weekend. Please monitor for symptoms and take care!
Swimming will run as usual Wednesday.
Friday, May 27, will be our last regular swimming session of the year. We'll be holding a fun meet for all the kids from 4 to 6:30.
If your child is swimming in the June 2-6 meet in Edmonton, they can continue swimming with their regular coaches up to that date for an additional cost of $30.
After June 6, we'll carry on with June swimming for Sharks and above. Canada Summer Games Swimmers will start training with Coach Jane in the morning. All others (Sharks, Cubs and Bronze) will swim in one group swim Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 4 to 5:30, with 15 minutes dryland training to start and 15 minutes of stretching after. This swimming session is especially recommended for those attending Festivals June 16/17. There'll be a final swim June 20 to celebrate these swimmers. Total cost for the extended June swimming: $100.
This is a somewhat shortened June session, as we have fewer coaches than in past years.
As Coach Jane mentioned over the weekend, she and Swimming NWT will be running swim sessions in July on Monday mornings from 9-11, focussing on swimmers aiming for the North American Indigenous Games 2023 and the Canada Summer Games in 2025. More information on that will follow.