SPLASH- DCSC Team Newsletter

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UPCOMING 50 Free Time Trial and Eliminator - Saturday December 21st

The 50 Free Eliminator team event has been held by Crusaders for many years.  It has gone through small changes during that time but the cornerstone of the Big Kids versus the Little Kids is still there.  It's a dual to be the Champion 50 freestyler and it's a dual to out-cheer your opponents.



5:55 entry to ZSP - activation 6:00-6:10, senior/junior warm-up 6:15 to 6:35

Time Trial - senior/Junior 6:40am - 7:00am - seeded fastest to slowest

Senior/Junior start Eliminations rounds 7:00am - 7:20am


Gold/BAG/BNT - activation 7:00 - 7:15, warm-up 7:20 - 7:35

Time Trial - Gold/BAG/BNT  7:40am - 8:00am - seeded fastest to slowest

Gold/BAG/BNT start Elimination rounds 8:00-8:20


Combined Elimination rounds 8:20am - 8:45am - Senior&Junior lanes 8-5,  Gold/BAG/BNT lanes 1-4

Playground swimmers - give it a Try 25m swim 8:45-8:50

Final dual - 8:50-9:00


Muffin Morning & presentation to Challenger & Champion - 9:00am-9:30am Nova Room


All swimmers please note that the small pool is closed throughout the morning except for the Playground swimmers practice from 8:15 to 8:45.  When swimmers are eliminated from the 50s please go to the side of the pool where your swimmers are still racing to cheer them on.  


Stroke Clinic with coach Kevin

When we are off on Monday December 23rd we will have some lane space available for a mini stroke clinic with coach Kevin.  If you would like to book a time to get some specific work on a stroke or skill of your choice contact the office

Pool time available - between 4:15pm and 7:30pm


Solo coaching:

30 minute: $20.00

60 minute: $30.00

Small group - up to 3 people, add $5.00 per person

Contact: to book a time


Club Records and Notice Board/Cabinet


We have been given a space to install a Club Record Board, which can also serve purpose to post notices about special events and recruiting for the team.  If you our someone you know has this skill please contact Michelle. We would like to meet with someone to discuss design and get a quote. We would like to have it installed by September 2020.


Session Two for Crusader Playground for swimmers 4-ish to 7-ish years begins January 7th, 8th, and 9th.  If you know a little swimmer who would like to have some fun in Crusader Playground please let them know they can contact the office and we'll let them know all the details.


TRY IT Program 2020 begins Tuesday January 7th.  If you know a swimmer 7 years and older who has completed swim Kids 7 or equivalent pass along our invitation to come try a single practice or a six week program.  Families can find out more information from the Crusaders office -


Age Group Development Meet #2 - Greenwood

Sixteen Crusaders swimmers competed at the Greenwood Age Group Development meet November 30th - December 1st.  Swimmers successfully tried newly learned skills in their races, many were in distance events for their first time, and many achieved personal best.  Crusaders were well represented on deck behind the blocks timing and in senior officials positions too. Well done Crusaders. Next stop for age group level swimmers is the Candy Cane meet in Truro December 13-15.



Dear Club Members,

My name is Jody Crowther and I am the new Club President. The new Board and I are very pleased to welcome everyone back for the 2019-2020 season of the Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club! We have a large number of new swim families this year, either new to the Crusaders or new to the swimming community. To those families, a special welcome to a great organization! The Club works hard to be an open organization where kids can learn and grow to love the sport of swimming. We have a terrific slate of coaches from our Head Coach, Michelle Wilson to the rest of her team.

Read Jody’s full message on our website at:  


🌲🎄 Christmas is coming...

There is nothing like being outside smelling the freshly cut pine trees to get into the spirit of Christmas! The Kiwanis Club of Dartmouth has been a longtime supporter of our club. One of the ways we help the Kiwanis each year is by volunteering to help with their Christmas Tree lot at Grahams Grove on Lake Banook.   

Go to to pick the dates and time you would like to help.  Thank you!


“All Hands on Deck” on the morning of Saturday December 21 st , last day of practice prior to the Christmas break. It is the DCSC Classic 50 Free Eliminator Challenge for all of the Squads but before it starts, we will be doing an official 50 Free Time Trial.

We need all of our Officials to be present to act as Timers, Stroke and Turn judges so that the TT can be sanctioned.


There are 2 waves of the Time Trial. The first wave is from 6:40 a.m. to 7:00 am for the Junior/Senior Squads and the second wave is from 7:40 am-8:10 am for the GOLD/Blue AG/Blue NT Squads. If you can volunteer, please contact Maureen at:  


🍪 The first annual Facebook Christmas bake sale will go live later this week. 50% of all proceeds go towards your MFC 50% toward DCSC.

If you want to be part of this fundraiser, make sure you’re on Facebook and “like” the Dartmouth Crusaders Facebook page.

If you have items you want to be part please email them to me at with a brief description. The highest bidder will win each item. Happy Baking! -Stephanie 

🍷 NSLC/ RESTAURANT CRUSADER ISLAND SURVIVOR GIFT CARD is still ongoing! Get into the draw at:


🎄 Wreath Orders: Christmas wreaths deadline Wednesday Dec 3 pickup will be Dec 6 2019 at the main lobby @ 4:00 . Bring cheque upon pickup. Send orders/questions to:


🏊 Candy Cane Toques

The Truro Centurions Club is providing an opportunity to order Candy

Cane Invitational Swim Meet toques (please see attached order form)

for the upcoming Truro Meet. 


The hats are $18 each, there are different colours available.  

Photos and Order information are here.  


If you are interested, please send your orders to Miranda Elliott: the orders must be in by December 6th at 12pm.

*Pick-up takes place at the Candy Cane Meet, Truro, Dec. 13-15th.