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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...

Chris Ellul

Full Stroke Newsletter: February-March 2020 High Performance & Gold Hello Everyone, February is always a busy time of year and this year was no different with SCAR swimmers attending many different meets around the Greater Toronto Area. This past month saw swimmers compete at the Central Region “B” and “C” Championships, GTA Skins, and the Winter Ontario Festival Championships. I’ve also included updates and results from our most recent Winter Ontario Youth-Junior and Swimming Championship meets (March 5-8). We had collectively worked towards our first peak performance time of the...

Chris Ellul

Full Stroke: January 2020 High Performance & Gold Hello Everyone, Heading into January, HP-Gold swimmers began their second season within a season. Following the Holidays, swimmers are challenged to build off what they’ve done to date. We knew 2020 would begin with back-to-back meet weekends, and it’s these meets early in each periodization that we train through, rather than for. This is because swimmers cannot simply peak at every single competition on our schedule. We work through many, and prep for the one’s that count the most. While this is...

Chris Ellul

Full Stroke Newsletter: December 2019 High Performance & Gold Happy New Year! December sure kept us busy, with a few competitions that provided excellent results. This was our first peak opportunity of the season, with Vaughan, Windsor, or O.J.I. as their championship meet ahead of the New Year. This important time was the end of our then first periodization (season within a season). Vaughan was great, and our team trip to Windsor was lots of fun once again, providing swimmers the opportunity to live and breathe swimming as an athlete...

Chris Ellul

Full Stroke: November 2019 Newsletter High Performance & Gold First of all I would like to thank all of our wonderful meet managers, organizers, volunteers and officials for helping to make our Cindy Nicholas Memorial a tremendous success. Scarborough’s first hosted competition of the year turned out to be the largest of the fall invitational meets taking place at the Markham Pan Am Pool, and we couldn’t have done it without you. The HP-Gold swimmers had some positive performances for early in the season, following their first meet only two...