Feb 22nd Newsletter

Office Information
Feb 22, 2019

Quote of the week:

" If you are going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

What's New:

  • Massage Therapist: If you need a massage, please contact Dawn Schroeder (306) 535-1381. Dawn is working with our High-Performance athletes.
  • Saturday, Feb 23rd Team Breakfast for Local camp swimmers @  FatBurger- Golden Mile, (info).
  • Thursday, Feb 28th, all Vegas Raffle tickets are due back to the office. Nannette will be in the office Mon, Tues, Weds from 4:00-6:00 to receive all tickets that were given out including tickets not sold.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. (info) 
  • Friday March 1st, Georgina Syrgiannis Swim Marathon. Parents please sign your swimmer(s) up for this event. Deadline to sign up is this Wednesday, Feb 27th.  Please see  (info)   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.
  • Saturday March 2ndProspect & Junior practices at U of R 5:45-8:15am.
  • Tuesday, March 5th Pasta Night at the Broken Rack & Vegas Ticket draw. (info) Please sign up # attending!!!!!
  • Saturday, March 16th Black & Green meet.
  • Saturday March 16 & 17  fun minimeet  @ the Lawson for A qualified swimmers. See info and sign up below.
  •  Daycamp March 22nd,  see info below. (info)
  • Friday, March 22nd Cougar Dinner Fundraiser with Speaker Olympian Scott Dickens (info)
  • Email: contact@rhpsf.ca to buy tickets and for more information.

  • Saturday, March 23rd Gold Clinic @ the U of R with  Canadian Olympian Scott Dickens! (info) All AA qualifiers and up invited to sign up and be coached by an Olympian!
  • 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 you 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!!!
  • ***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.
  • 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 Warren Thompson who won on Tuesday night! We have raised close to $1000 for the Team, and the pot is at $675 if the Ace of Spades is drawn!!  Parents please  invite your friends and family to come out and support this fundraiser, one of  you might be the lucky winner!!!

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



3 Highly Recommended Pre-Race Meals For Swimmers 


 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.

  • 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) Please sign your swimmer up!!!
  • March 8th-10th Junior A Provincials in Moose Jaw (info)
  • Special Schedule for the 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: 45 am
  • March 14th, Thursday pm: 4-5: 30 pm
  • 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)