July 26th Newsletter

Office Information
Jul 26, 2019

Quote of the week:

"Often when things are at their worst you're closer than you can imagine to success" Bill Walsh


Great swimming and good luck  to all the swimmers at Canadian Junior Championships in Calgary this weekend!


Summer Skills Camp registration still open for all RODS with A times and above. If you are unable to register your swimmer in TU please email office@reginadolphins.com and they can be added.


What’s New:

  • Exhibition Clean up job sign up is open! This is another opportunity to raise money for your swimmer’s fundraising 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)


  • RODS Registration is now open!! Register before August 1st  and save 5% on your full annual fee payment, in addition to any multiswimmer discount you may be eligible for. (registration)


  • Swimming Canada Registration information, required reading (here).



  • The 3rd annual Believe in the Gold, Run for Childhood Cancer is on September 21st, 2019 at Wascana Park.  Registration is now open: https://www.believeinthegold.ca/run-for-childhood-cancer-2018  Be sure to click on the YQR run on the right hand side. You can register for the 2km walk (complete with candy stations for the children), 5 km walk or run or 10 km run. You can register as an individual or register as a team. The Saskatchewan Roughrider Alumni Association are the community sponsors for this event which includes, pancake breakfast as well as a barbeque post run. The event will host the Saskatchewan Roughrider Pep Band, Cheerleader,  Gainer the Gopher, bouncy castles, therapy dogs, Disney Princesses, Zumba dancing and massage tables.


  • 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):


  • 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.


  • Vegas Raffle Tickets will be available for sale in August! We will be having 2 Vegas Raffles this year to earn money for your fundraising account. The 1st Draw will be at the Fall Gala September 28th. An email will go out to all members once the tickets are printed and ready to be distributed. 


  • 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


  • 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

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Article for swimmers & Parents: The importance of friendships in swimming.


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