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Coaches update Feb 21st, 2018

UPDATE FEB 21 st , 2018
Congratulations to the seven swimmers who represented the ACES at Festivals in Ottawa this
past weekend.
Leading the weekend with a new club record was Gracin Black in the 200 br, he finished 8 th in
the event and recorded 100% best times.
Matthew Van De Wynckel had the best overall result with a 5 th in the 800 fr, with best times in 4
of his five events.Silas Campbell finished 8 th in the 50 fly
Other swimmers who competed were Kara Haringa with two 10 th place finishes and 3 out of 4
Best times. Westley Martin Root with a best placing of 16 th in 200 fly, Simon Poeluev with a best
placing of 9 th in 100 fly, and Luka Tomic 11 th in 200 IM

CHANGES AND CANCELATIONS:
March 2 nd No DRYLAND
March 3 rd No AM workout Due to Waterloo Challenge Cup
March Break See below
March 23 rd No DRYLAND
March 28 th No practice in Woodstock or Wilmot due to Aqua 7 meet
March 30 th No practice swimming or dryland Good Friday
April 2 nd No Swimming in Woodstock, normal schedule in Wilmot
April 13 th No Dryland
April 14 th No am practice

DEADLINES:
WINSOR Long course Invite Deadline is Mar 2 nd , 2018
AQUA 7 WRMS Deadline is Mar 7 th , 2018
Spring Turbo Charge (Laurier) Deadline is Mar 19 th , 2018
Brock Long Course Deadline is April 1 st , 2018

MARCH BREAK
We have no swimming during March Break at any of the pools (Wilmot, Woodstock or
Tillsonburg)
We have two opportunities for swimmers to work on skills during this time period and possibly
one more:
1. FITTER AND FASTER CAMP with OLYMPICAN KIERRA SMITH (See website to still register)

2. Training Camp at Hartwick College in Oneonta NY (I have two spots available, please let me
know if interested)

LONG COURSE PRACTICES:
APRIL 21 ST LONG COURSE PRACTICE AT LAURIER (swimmers in Bronze 2, Silver 1, Silver 2 and
Gold)
PARENT MEETINGS:
1. TILLSONBURG- learn about plans for new year and ask questions, upstairs in lobby during
the practice March 6 th at 5 pm
2. WOODSTOCK Parents meeting- questions, coach talk Mon March 5 th 6pm

MEET SCHEDULE CHANGES;
APRIL 27-29 WEBSTER NY MEET IS CANCELLED, WE WILL BE REPLACING THIS MEET WITH
BROCK L/C MEET ON THE 28 TH -29 TH OF APRIL
SUMMER 2018
We will be having the following during summer of 2018
MON/WED/FRI 6-8 am (anyone age 10 and up are able to attend)
COST: 2 hours per week $140
4 hours per week $260
6 hours per week $300

SUMMER SWIM CAMP
CAMPS
July 9-13 th 8-1pm Intensive camp Cost: $250 maximum of 12 swimmers
Ages for this camp 10 and up in Bronze 2 or higher
July 30-Aug 3 rd 8-11:30 am Skills Camp Cost: $200 maximum of 12 swimmers
Ages for this camp are 14 and under

SWIM A THON
Shortly you will be starting to hear a lot more about Swim A Thon! The date of Swim a thon is
April 7 th , 2018. All swimmers participate in this event.
Who is ready to raise the most money and reach the fastest number of lengths or most lengths.

TRIATHLON
We are once again hosting our Triathlon on June 24 th , 2018
More information soon
OPEN WATER SWIMMING
We have two opportunities to race Open Water this season
Open Water Provincials July 4 th , 2018 in Brampton
swimmers aged 12-14 swim 2 km open water race and 15 and over do a 5 km race: Current
Eligible Swimmers: Ryan Bossy, Makayla Duff, Allie Haringa, Emma Heinbuch, Kendra Hussey,
Milo Ljubisic, Westley Martin Root, Amy Meharg, Zan Papadakos, Dalton Sanderson, Ethan
Scheerer, Arden Tedford, Chloe Simmons, Luka Tomic and Matthew VanDeWynckel
NORTH SHORE CHALLENGE OPEN WATER MEET July 15 th , Turkey Point Ontario
3 distances to choose from 1km (9 and over) 3.8km (13 and up) and 10 km (13 and up)
This event is open to our Masters swimmers as well.
This is a fundraising event for Camp Trillium and last year our five swimmers (Ryan Bossy, Julia
Notebomer, Simon Poeluev, Amy Meharg and Dalton Sanderson) won the team award for best
swim results and fundraising!

TRAINING CAMP 2019
The camp for March 2019 will be in SPAIN, we are finalizing details with the facility to make our
final choice on which place in Spain but we are very excited by this opportunity.
This event is open to swimmers aged 13 and over in March 2019. We travel as a team for
training camps.

Parents Article:
The scary truth on what is hurting our children - http://ow.ly/J7Yp30ipp7a

LONG POINT ECO ADVENTURE CAMPING
WEEKEND
June 15, 2018 (05:00 PM) - June 17, 2018 (10:30 AM)
Registration Deadline
April 6, 2018
 
Team Bonding, kayaking, hiking, ziplining, and Lots of fun with your swimming friends. Spend some time outdoors!!
For swimmers 12 and over. Twenty spots available only
COST is $350 per person, includes all food, activities and sleeping in Wilderness Suites

Tentative Itinerary Friday 5 pm arrive at camp, team building from 5:30-8 pm and then supper and food
Saturday
Kayaking adventure
eat while on the kayak trip
Return and rest period (studying for exams)
4 pm Ziplining and Hike Camp fire after supper Sunday pick up at 10:30 am
 
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT FROM COACHES
If you did not get your Christmas Ornament from the coaches please ask your coach for
one, every swimmer should have received one.