July 12th Newsletter

Head Coach
Jul 12, 2019

Quote of the week:

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you will start having positive results." Willie Nelson

Article for swimmers & Parents: 5 Science-backed ways to have better swim practices


We Are the Champions: 

The Regina Dolphins have been dubbed the "the dynasty of prairie swim teams" winning their 7th consecutive ManSask in Winnipeg this past weekend.  Racing started on Thursday with the Dolphins out to an early lead on team points, but that was quickly taken over by Manitoba Mantas on Friday evening who held the lead by a narrow 200 point margin until Sunday night when the Regina Dolphins turned up the heat and were determined not to be denied of their 7th consecutive inter-provincial championship.  The Regina Dolphins ending up winning the points title with 4251 points and a 270 point margin over the Manitoba Mantas Swim Team. (Read full article)


What’s New:

  • RODS Registration is now open!! Register before August 1st  and save 5% on your annual fee! (registration)
  • See updated Handbook changes and Meet and Fee Surcharge Policy for the 2019-2020 year. (info)
  • 2019/20 Team Calendar available
  • 2019/20 Groups list
  • 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 UPDATED information (Summer Schedule):
  • See info on the  2019-2020 Season information that was presented by our Head Coach.
  • Please note new mailbox change for our team as of August 1st, 2019: 
    • RODS Suite 355 / 4246 Albert St. Regina. SK S4S 3R9
  • Link to the Officials 1 course available online available to all swim parents who are new to officating at a swim meet(info) 


  • Massage Therapist: If you need a massage, please contact Dawn Schroeder (306) 535-1381. Dawn is working with our High-Performance athletes.


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 payout 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)

  • The Ace of Spades was drawn at the Chase the Ace Fundraiser on Tuesday by Krista Clark!! Thank you to everyone who participated in this Fundraiser and supported our team!! 

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Article for swimmers & Parents: 5 Reasons Why  Your Athletes Need a Hydration Plan

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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

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: