Feb 15th Newsletter

Office Information
Feb 15, 2019

Quote of the week:

"You can't go back & change the beginning, but you can start where you are & change the ending." - C.S. Lewis

What's New:

  • Do you have the OnDeck app by Team Unify? If not, you should! It is free for all TU users. Once you download the OnDeck app  can access your account, events, news, job sign up, etc in real-time. It is an excellent app to use and provides instant updates and notifications!!!
  • Today is the Deadline to Decline Junior Provincials Friday, Feb 15th. (Cougars, Juniors, Prospect).
  • Today is the Deadline to Decline Prairie Champs Friday, Feb 15th. (Anyone with AA times).
  • No Swimming for Pre-Competitive & Junior Dolphins Feb 18th-24th.
  • Saturday March 2nd: Prospect & Junior practices at U of R 5:45-8:15am.
  • Black & Green Meet Saturday March 16th & fun minimeet Sat March 16th & Sun March 17th @ the Lawson for A qualified swimmers. See info below.
  • Next Daycamp March 2nd,  see info below.
  • ***Announcement***Giselle Marcotte has graciously agreed to officiate at Trials at the PanAm Sport Centre in Toronto  April 3rd-5th. Thank you to Giselle, this is great for our team and will help to grow our  officials!
  • Community Partnership with Regina Open Door Society & Dreambrokers: The Regina Optimist Dolphins Swim Team is very pleased to announce the start of our Partnered After School Swim Program which began February 4th at the Lawson.  With funding from the Community Initiatives Fund, and generous support from Aquam, we have partnered with the Regina Open Door Society and DreamBrokers of the Regina community schools to bring a significant number of children to the Lawson for our JD Learn to Swim Program on a weekly basis. Many of these children otherwise do not have the opportunity to attend swim lessons, and this partnership with the community is a way for us to give back. See (info) for more information on this project.
  • Vegas Raffle tickets have gone out to all the swimmers, this is one of our major fundraisers. 15% is retained by the club as per the Handbook, and the remainder of all ticket sales go directly towards your swimmer's fundraising account.  If you sell more than your fundraising requirement the remainder becomes a credit on your account. (info) Ticket draw will be at the Broken Rack Tuesday, March 5th at the Pasta Night. (info)
  • Chase the Ace Fundraiser @ The Broken Rack every Tuesday from 6-8pm.  Come out and support the Team and have a chance to win!! (info)  Please help us out and sign up to sell tickets for 2 hours. 10 volunteer points/session. All the sessions to sign up for the year are on the event page. Congratulations to Dan Rashovich who won on Tuesday night! We have raised close to $1000 for the Team, and the pot is at $577 if the Ace of Spades is drawn!!  Parents please come out to socialize this Tuesday night and take part in the fun! You might be the lucky winner!!!
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  • Georgina Syrgiannis Swim Marathon Friday, March 1st. Please see  (info) Parents please  sign your swimmer up for this event on the Event page. Deadline to sign up Weds, Feb 27th.  Click on the blue runner at the top of the TU Event page to find your swimmer and update their information. You have the ability to send out via email or social media to ask for donations. 10% is donated to Regina Palliative care, 15% is retained by the club and the remainder of all donations will go directly to your fundraising account, any extra $$ raised will be a credit on your swimmer's account.

Online officials course now being offered for 2 online officials e-learning opportunities that are available (Intro to Swim Officiating and Safety Marshall). Mass officials clinics will still be offered in Sask.

We strongly encourage all Rods members that do not have their Level 1 officiating course to take this online course, especially if your swimmer is a Prospect or Pre-Competitive swimmer. For those interested in accessing the online learning details clic here

  • ***Officials Needed***  The Regina Masters Swim Club is hosting masters swim meet on Saturday, March 2nd.  They are in need of stroke judges, turn judges, timers and safety marshalls. Please contact Fiona Cribb at  fdcribb@sasktel.net , if you can help at one of both sessions. We appreciate that the  Masters have been helping us our at our meets, and we would like to continue to support each other in this way.
  • The schedule is: Session One: warm-ups: 8-9 AM; competition: 9-11:30 AM.   Session Two: warm ups: 11:30 - 12:30 PM; competition: 12:30 - 3:00 PM


  • Friday March 22nd is the 3rd Annual Cougars Dinner Fundraiser with speaker Olympian Scott Dickens (info)
  • Gold clinic Satuday March 23rd, sign your swimmer up to swim and be coached by Scott Dickens! (info)

Email: contact@rhpsf.ca to buy tickets and for more information.


Congratulations to the following swimmers

Bree Crookshanks New Provincial Record 100 BR

Noah Wagner 100 BR Trials Cut

Taylor Hebert 1500 FR Western Cut

Melissa Adelman 200 BK Western Cut

Mev Daschuk 100 Fly Western Cut

Macy Harlos 800 Free AA Cut

Cashis Taypotat 50 BK AA Cut

Brody Stewart & Jordan Armstrong Swim Sask Novice Cuts


Why your coach makes you train your "off" strokes:


 Next Event:

**All Competitive parents are responsible to decline before the deadline for any competition. The Pre-competitive parents are responsible to sign up before the deadline.

Activity For Local Camp has been moved to Tuesday 19 Feb 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Broken Rack. Parents come on out to the Broken Rack, have an appetizer or dinner and support the Chase the Ace!

​​Feb Break  2019 Local Camp:

  • Tuesday Feb 19th: Social @ the Broken Rack, all parents and Local Camp Swimmers invited. 
  • Saturday, Feb 23rd Team Breakfast @ FatBurger after the local camp morning practice.
  • Feb 21st-23rd USport Championships @ UBC.
  • March 1st. Georgina Syrgiannis Swim Marathon (info) 
  • March 8th-10th Junior A Provincials in Moose Jaw (info)
  • Special Schedule for week of Prairie Champs for Prospect & Juniors:
  • March 11th, Monday pm: 4-6pm
  • March 12th, Tuesday pm: 4-6pm
  • March 13th, Wednesday am: 6:00-7:45am
  • March 14th, Thursday pm: 4-5:30pm
  • March 15th-17th Prairie Champs (info).
  • Job Sign up now open!!! We are in need of many officials  including parents who do not have swimmers swimming in this meet, please consider helping out. (job signup) 
  • Schedule:
  • Session Times:

                Session 1: Friday, March 15/19              Prelims Warm-up 7:30am          Competition 9:00am

                Session 2: Friday, March 15/19              Finals   Warm-up 3:00pm         Competition 4:30pm

                Session 3: Saturday, March 16/19          Prelims Warm-up 7:30am         Competition 9:00am

                Session 4: Saturday, March 16/19          Finals   Warm-up 3:00pm         Competition 4:30pm

                Session 5: Sunday, March 17/19            Prelims Warm-up 7:30am         Competition 9:00am

                Session 6: Sunday, March 17/19            Finals   Warm-up 3:00pm          Competition 4:30pm

  • Saturday March 16th, Black & Green @  the Lawson meet for Pre-Comp swimmers.Please sign your swimmer up if attending. (info)
  • Saturday March 16th & Sunday March 17th in between Prelims & Finals we are having a Mini Meet @ the Lawson for swimmers with A times. Please sign your swimmer up if attending. (info)
  • Friday, March 22nd Daycamp (info) $5 discount for early registration, deadline March 1st.
  • Friday, March 22nd: Cougar  Dinner (info)
  • Saturday, March 23rd: Gold Medal Clinic (info)