March 1st Newsletter

Office Information
Mar 1, 2019

Quote of the week:

" The key is not the will to win... everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." -Bobby Knight

What's New:

  • Thank you to everyone that participated in the Georgina Syrgiannis Swim Marathon today! It was a great turn out, lots of fun and and a great meal provided by George at the 4 Seasons. Honourable mention  to Roch Wheeler for shoveling snow and donating a total of $644 through his own initiative, way to go Roch!!
  • Thank you once again  to all the volunteers and Direct West for your sponsorship.

  • Massage Therapist: If you need a massage, please contact Dawn Schroeder (306) 535-1381. Dawn is working with our High-Performance athletes.
  • ALL Vegas Raffle tickets are due back!! All tickets must be returned both sold and unsold as per SLGA rules.  Draw is Tue, March 5th @ the Rack.
  • Tuesday, March 5th Pasta Night at the Broken Rack & Vegas Ticket draw. (info) Sign up needed PRIOR to the event so the proper amount of food can be prepared. Lasagna (both vegetarian and meat) and 3 kinds of pasta along with caesar salad and spinach salad will be served.
  • Saturday, March 16th Black & Green meet.
  • Saturday March 16th 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: 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!!!
  • 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 Rob Nelson, President of the Regina Multisport club who won on Tuesday night! We have raised over $1000 for the Team, and the pot is over $700  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


Article: Swimmer mom musings

Swimmer of the Month:

Pre Comp:

MengZhuo  Li


Kaitlyn Cai



Prospect Dev A: Richard

Prospect Nat: Annabel

Junior: Emily

Prairie Champs Training Schedule 


 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.

  • March 5th Pasta Night  & Vegas Raffle Draw @ the Broken Rack. Sign up needed  (info)
  • 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  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)

Summer Daycamp offered July-August: