May 31st Newsletter

Office Information
May 31, 2019

Quote of the week:

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."


Notice of SAGM

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 7:30pm 

Classroom 2 - Regina Sportplex (Lawson)

1717 Elphinstone Street Regina, SK

The objectives of this meeting are as follows:

  • Presentation of the operating budget for 2019-20 season, as well as the May financial report
  • Handbook updates
  • Meet and fee surcharge updates
  • Election of vacant or open Board positions for the 2019–2020 season

To view the agenda and all other relevant documents please go to the Dolphins web site under the Parents/SAGM tab.  They will be posted to the web site prior to the meeting.  Paper copies will not be distributed.

Thank you, 

Jim Syrgiannis

President, Regina Optimist Dolphins Swim Team

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What's New:

  • Did you know that we are the only team across the country that offers year-round swimming for all levels. The summer is the best time of the year to improve your technique. Each week you will have a specific swim stroke skill. Please visit our website for more information.(Summer Schedule)
  • 2019/20 Season presentation by the Head Coach on Monday June 3rd after Craigs' presentation. The head coach will present some important information such as Calendar, Groups. There will be also question period.
  • May 31st is the deadline for declining the Moose Jaw Meet June 22-23. Prospects will swim both days, Juniors will swim Saturday only. (info)
  • Please note new mailbox change for our team as of August 1st, 2019: 
    • RODS Suite 355 / 4246 Albert St. Regina. SK S4S 3R9
  • Officials needed for our Michelle Moore meet: Your participation in the available jobs for this upcoming event is critical. The following link will directly connect you to the available jobs for this upcoming event. Remember it is a first come, first serve event. (Link) 
  • Reminder to sign up for the Anna Rondeau Open Water Swim event on Sunday, June 2nd, following the Michelle Moore Swim meet. (info)
  • If your swimmer is swimming at this meet and you do not have your timer course yet, please consider taking the online officials course link below. (Officials info)
  • The Board is looking for 2 positions: a Treasurer & Member at Large with includes fundraising duties for the 2019/2020 season. If interested please email: president@reginadolphins.com.


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  • Massage Therapist: If you need a massage, please contact Dawn Schroeder (306) 535-1381. Dawn is working with our High-Performance athletes.
  • Online officials course now being offered and e-learning opportunities are available (Intro to Swim Officiating, timekeeping, and Safety Marshall).
  • PIPEDA  Form is required (once per season; Sept 1 – August 31): Official’s PIPEDA form   Once the COA receives your PIPEDA they can then set up your online officials account. Once this account is activated you will receive an autogenerated email with your login information. For more info see: (Officials info)


Fundraising:

  • Rider Game Info: There are 10 Roughrider home games and the RODS receive 10 spots for inside sales liquor sales.  Volunteers will be required to mix drinks and serve customers.  Payouts are done 2 to 3 months after the end of the football season usually January/February.  Payouts are based on the gross funds received divided by the number of hours worked.  Historically, football games have paid out $15 to $18 per hour. We do not know how much money we will receive for any given year as it is based on sales and is impacted by weather and attendance at the Rider Games. The clubs hold back 15%  of the overall payout for general revenue. You will need a special occasion responsible service certificate to work the games.  The course costs $10 and a copy of the certificate needs to go the person organizing the Rider games. The link is https://stec.skillbuilder.co/catalog/38/1

Thank you and if you have any questions please contact fundraise@reginadolphins.com or Leigh at mlspence@accesscomm.ca

  • Exhibition Clean up Info: This is another  opportunity to raise money for your swimmer's account. Workers clean up and collect bottles and cans for Sarcan during the Queen City Exhibition from July 31st- August 5th. Approximate pay out is $18-$20/hour. Please contact Shelley @ sroulston@accesscomm.ca for more information. Link to sign up: (Info)

  • Bingo: Bingos are another opportunity for parents to raise money for their fundraising account. The payout varies from $10- $20/hour and the funds go directly to your account. Working bingos is actually quite a bit of fun and it's a great way to meet parents! Please contact Michelle @ fundraise@reginadolphins.com if you have any questions or would like to work bingos. See more information on Rods Fundraising opportunities. (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)  We still need volunteers to sell tickets from 6-8pm on Tuesday nights. All volunteers receive a free dinner that night as well. Volunteers receive 10 points/session worked,  all sessions are posted on the event page for 2 workers to sign up. Congratulations to Susanne Funk who won on Tuesday night!  Next week's pot @ $566!

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Article for Parents: 12 Things you learn becoming a swim parent

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Swimmers of the month:

Prospect Dev B: Danika

Prospect Dev A: Eislihn

Prospect Nat: Stephanie

Junior Nat: Aden

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

May 31st-June 2nd: Michelle Moore Invitational (Home meet). Friday & Saturday only for all swimmers attending Calgary Meet, 3 day meet for all other swimmers.

June 2nd: Note time change: Anna Rondeau Open Water event and fundraiser @ the Lawson.(info) Registration deadline is May 31st. 

June 3rd: Parent Conference with Coach Craig and head coach 2019/2020 Upcoming Season Information (info)

June 7th-9th: Calgary Swimming International meet for all AA qualifiers. (info)

June 21st: Development Gala @ Lawson (Info)

June 22nd-23rd: Mike Mintenko Swim meet in Moose Jaw (info) Deadline to decline May 31st.

Summer Skills Camp offered July-August for all swimmer with Provincial A time and up:

Summer Splash Camp offered July-August for Junior Dolphins  & Fish level, Pre-Competitive & some Prospect swimmers: