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Chris Ellul

Full Stroke: April 2021 Head Coach Address: Hello Scarborough Swim Club, This last month saw our swimmers take part in many more important activities to help us continue navigating the current times. Aside from our frequent physical testing taking part every few weeks on Fridays, we asked our swimmers to write a letter to themselves from their future-self. They were to be written in a time where we find ourselves beyond the pandemic, having returned to regular pool training. Here’s a few of the important questions we asked our swimmers...

Chris Ellul

Introduction by Head Coach Chris Ellul: Hello Scarborough Swim Club, First, I want to take this opportunity to address our Scarborough Swim League (SSL) and how coaches will be rotating weekly competitions taking place every Friday/Saturday. Swimmers will take part in physical, mental, and fun challenges while scoring points for their home coach and team. Our current SSL event will be a “SCAR’s Got Talent” show. Winners will be voted upon by their group, 1st through 3rd. Our SSL prizes will be announced prior to the end of the regular...

Phil Garcia

Introduction by Head Coach Chris Ellul: Hello Scarborough Swim Club, It’s hard to believe it’s already March, but before we get too ahead of ourselves let’s breakdown the last month of February. I’m happy to announce that Scarborough Swim Club remains strong, engaged, and committed as ever. We all know it’s been a challenging year in swimming, and in every part of our daily lives. We also know our swimmers are just itching to get back in the pool. Hopefully, we’ll be able to see all our swimmers back at...

Phil Garcia

Introduction by Head Coach Chris Ellul: Hello Scarborough Swim Club, Let’s get right into our January newsletter! SCAR would like to thank Martha McCabe and Head-to-Head, a fantastic Olympian-led program that brought additional value to our team at an important time. Our swimmers enjoyed learning from Canadian Olympic swimmers and National Team Members Martha McCabe, Kierra Smith, Michelle Toro, Chantal Landeghem, Yuri Kisil, Jason Brock, and Zack Chetrat. Thank you to all our swimmers for their amazing questions for our guests, and for your commitment through each of our six-week...

Phil Garcia

Introduction by Head Coach Chris Ellul: Hello Everyone, By the time you read this it’ll be appropriate to say: Happy New Year! This last year has been something we have not experienced in our lifetime. It has changed so many things in how we go about our daily lives. And now, as we find ourselves temporarily out of the pool for a second time, along with the rest of the Province, we are still here. It is an encouraging statement. In my over 9 seasons with the Scarborough Swim Club,...

Phil Garcia

Introduction by Head Coach Chris Ellul: Hello Everyone, I’d first like to start off by reiterating some important messages to our valued team members: SCAR and its coaches remain committed to ensuring our swimmers have access to many resources during these difficult times, and are able to remain motivated, engaged, connected and fit through alternative forms of training. Swimmers will have access to their ongoing strength and conditioning programming, mental skills sessions, video review, team building exercises and competitive challenges, and social media access to SCAR news, interactive daily themes,...

Chris Ellul

Hello Scarborough Swim Club! Our Club is very excited to announce our partnership with the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Community Council and its members as we collectively host a Holiday Toy Drive! This year will benefit the East Scarborough Boys and Girls Clubs, Toronto Police Auxiliary, and Malvern Family Resource Centre. Recommended new items for donation include: School supplies Gift cards Toys Games Laptops Winter jackets Other gifts Dates: December 4-6 & December 11-13 Times: Fridays @ 5:30-7:30pm Saturdays @ 10:00-12:00pm & 2:00-4:00pm Sundays @ 10:00-12:00pm & 2:00-4:00pm Location:...

Chris Ellul

Dear SCAR Families, First and foremost, we hope that all SCAR family members are safe & well. The 2019-2020 SCAR Annual General Meeting was held virtually on November 17th, 2020. The AGM presentation has been made available. I would like to thank everyone who attended, especially those who stepped up to join the Board of Directors. I am pleased to announce SCAR’s new slate of Directors as follows; President – Tanya Payne Treasurer – Larisa Trabulsi Secretary – Nina Jani Registrar – Elaine Kielo Meet Manager & Wine Survivor –...

Phil Garcia

2020 Fall Newsletter From Head Coach Chris Ellul: Welcome back Scarborough Swim Club! It has been quite the busy start to the 2020-2021 swim season. As you well know, there has been tireless preparation to ensure that we not only returned to the pool, but returned safely in this new normal. Since last March, we’ve all endured a world-changing pandemic. We were forced to become more creative in new and meaningful ways to help our swimmers remain connected and engaged during what has been unprecedented times. Through our virtual strategic...

Chris Ellul

Good afternoon Team, The Scarborough Swim Club would like to express our sincerest thanks for all the wonderful food donations we received yesterday. We are so very grateful to our members for participating in SCAR's first food drive to benefit Feed Scarborough of the Scarborough Food Security Initiative. Thank you to our fantastic volunteers for braving the cold Saturday morning... and while in costume I might add! We had a wonderful turnout, and the S.F.S.I. was so very appreciative for our efforts. We are looking forward to partnering with them...