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Chris Ellul Jul 31, 2019

Fullstroke: Long Course Wrap-up! (May, Jun, Jul 2019) Scarborough wrapped up another busy end to a big season this year with 7 swimmers representing SCAR at the Canadian Junior Championships in Calgary, Alberta during the week of July 21-28. Congratulation’s to Sam B, Mikaela B, Sarah J, Jared M, Claire N, Asahi O, and Kosei O on this accomplishment. Congrats also goes to Mikaela B with our top finisher with a 6thplace final in the Women’s 13-14 100 LCM Butterfly. This was another big step for our club in not...

May 6, 2019

FULLSTROKE Full Stroke Newsletter - Spring Championship Edition (Part #2, Mar-Apr 2019) Please read along to view what’s been happening lately in our competitive groups over March and April. SCAR swimmers participated in both our annual Swim-A-Thon event, and our 2ndSuper ‘Duper’ Saturday of the season. Swimmers also took part in the Pickering Rainbow Classic, Ontario Team Challenge, and Eastern Canadian Championships. Frist of all, thank you to our tremendous swimmer volunteers from the Scarborough Swim Club that worked a dedicated SCAR session of the 2019 Canadian Trials at TPASC....

Mar 17, 2019

FULLSTROKE Full Stroke Newsletter - 2019 Spring Championship Edition (Part #1, Feb-Mar) Well, it has certainly been an extremely busy spring championship season for all. With many championship meets on varying weekends our swimmers worked hard to maintain their training in an attempt to peak at just the right time. We of course experienced obstacles in winter storms and temporary scheduling due to meets and impacts, but our focus always remains on controlling the controllables and managing situations positively. This is easier said than done, though it has been a...

Feb 4, 2019

FULLSTROKE High Performance & Gold Welcome back, everyone. We trust you all enjoyed your holidays (along with your holiday training, of course). It was wonderful to have a great turn out with our holiday training schedule, as it’s important our swimmers continue their work as they approach the short course championship season.  January played host to our Audi Midtown Toronto Winter Classic at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre over the January 18-20 weekend. SCAR saw an amazing turn out from visiting clubs with over 1000 competitors attending the meet,...

Jan 7, 2019

FULLSTROKE Fullstroke Newsletter - December 2018   High Performance, Gold Welcome 2019! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. December is always a busy month for many reasons, so let’s dive in! SCAR sent swimmers to both Vaughan and Windsor over the December 7-9 weekend with only a couple of swimmers from the Gold heading to Vaughan along with our Development groups. The Roy Jacobson meet is always a great meet early in the season, providing another opportunity to clean up our skills and ready us for the SC championship season. Anisa captured...

Dec 3, 2018

FULLSTROKE Fullstroke Newsletter - November 2018 Chris Ellul, Head Coach Hello All, It has been a busy fall line up with two meets on back-to-back weekends to begin the month of November. First was the NYAC Cup taking place in our home pool (Nov 3-4). This provided our swimmers will some great competition in only their second meet of the swim season, and within a familiar environment. While there were many terrific swims from the HP & Gold groups we were also looking for an even stronger outing for the second...

Nov 1, 2018

FULLSTROKE Fullstroke Newsletter (October, 2018) High Performance & Gold Hello HP-Gold, We are through our first month of swimming we are still very much early in our swim season. This is the crucial time we become accustomed to what our training entails; understanding expectations, and being accountable, reliable, and of course coachable.  As we head into November I would like to remind all of my swimmers of the importance of exceptional attendance, what you do with said attendance, and how you apply yourself come competition. As high school and senior...

Oct 1, 2018

FULLSTROKE HP & Gold - Head Coach Chris Ellul Welcome Swimmers to the 2018-2019 swim season! First of all I would like to inform everyone of our newsletter process this year. In the past, newsletter entries were compiled from coaches and posted in our website’s newsfeed for all to view. This year, SCAR coaches will reach out to their individual groups as a means of more direct communication between coach and swimmer-family. Entries will be emailed out on about the first of every month. They will also be found compiled...

Jul 13, 2018

    On July 9th, Jim Robb was inducted into the Scarborough Swim Club Hall of Fame. I have had the pleasure of working with Jim since I joined the Board of Directors in 2009. Jim has enriched our Club tremendously for 46 years which is truly awe inspiring. He currently operates our bingo sessions at the Kennedy Bingo Hall which he has been doing for more than 30 years.   Jim has had a long history in the sport of swimming. In 1945, Jim joined the Hamilton Aquatic Club...

Jul 13, 2018

Head Coach, Darren Ward, will be leaving the Scarborough Swim Club effective September 1, 2018 to accept a position as the Head Coach of the Markham Aquatic Club. Darren has been the Head Coach of the Scarborough Swim Club for the past eight years and was hired to rebuild our organization. During his tenure, we have seen the Club grow from 96 members to nearly 300 members training primarily at the world class Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Our competitive coaching staff has increased from 2 full-time coaches to 3...