October 4th Newsletter

Daniel Gomez

Quote of the week:

"As long as you try your best, you are never a failure. That is, unless you blame others" John Wooden

Do you have the OnDeck app?

Available for FREE for all SwimOffice customers. Team administrators, coaches, and parents can download OnDeck and in real-time, access their team accounts, events, news, jobs, and more. In a matter of minutes, users will feel connected to their team’s information like never before!

Volunteer Job Sign Up & Management

With OnDeck’s Job Manager, the entire TeamUnify volunteer job management process from sign up to day-of-management is now available on-the-go. The days of pen and paper check-ins are now gone. Administrators can record and track volunteer attendance, add new slots, add entirely new jobs, send emails and/or broadcast text messages to one or multiple accounts, all within OnDeck!

You missed the Gala? You didn't get the gift? Don't worry. You can purchase it on the website (here)



Fundraising help:

If anyone can help us; we are looking for tickets to the NHL game on Oct 26th for a fundraiser

"We are lucky to be partnering again this year with 22Fresh to promote our sport with some great fashion as well as raise funds for our team. This year we will be selling long sleeve t-shirts which retail for $39.99 plus tax. RODS team supporters will get an exclusive opportunity to pre-order these before they are for sale to the general public! Please see our online store & order yours! The deadline to order will be October 12th & you will receive your shirt within 4 weeks of ordering (they have to be made!)." 

Training Schedule with Coaches Names

Calendar 2019-20 (Sept 20th Update)

Clinic #1: The Juniors had a fun experience learning about freestyle Technique & Dives 

2x200s Kick Test

Club Wide 2x200s Kick Test Results can be seen here

Swimmers of the Month:

Prospect Dev B


Prospect Dev A: Nathaniel

Prospect Nat: Isaac

Junior Youth: Annabelle

Junior Nat: Nolan

Junior ELITE: Matthew Syrgiannis


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.

Article for parents: Failure is Necessary to Learn, Improve and Grow as an Athlete


  • 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 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 Leigh at mlspence@accesscomm.ca. If you have any questions or would like to work bingos. See more information on  Rods Fundraising opportunities. info

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


Oct 18 Black and Green Meet

Oct 18: Distance Challenege 

Oct 19: RYMM swim meet

Oct 30: Comp groups halloween pool party at UofR pool and halloween steak night at the Broken Rack

Oct 31: Pre-comp groups halloween pool party at UofR pool

Nov 1: Cougars College Cup

Nov 1 Saskatoon Goldfin Meet

Nov 11: Stroke Clinic #2