Masters Swimming Bulletin – November 2019

Welcome to November. More than 5000 Masters Swimmers are now registered for the season!

MAIL-IN CHALLENGES

Each month, a new challenge will be posted. Swimmers/coaches will tabulate the results of the challenge and forward them to masters@swimming.ca. Results will be compiled using the age group distributions as per competitions. Prizes will be awarded each month.

This month, we are inviting you to complete a timed 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle. All distances are to be done from a push (i.e., in-the-water start). Times will be added-up for the 750m. You may also submit your results for this challenge HERE.

DISTANCE TRACKING

A platform is being developed which will allow swimmers to do a ‘’one-time dump’’ of their previously tracked distances and then continue to log their progress. There will be more good news to follow concerning this project – stay tuned and keep counting your metres!

SWIMMER AND CLUB PROFILES

We are hoping to profile masters swimmers and masters swim clubs from across the country on the Swimming Canada web site.

We know there are many stories out there about swim clubs doing fun events, important activities outside of the pool from volunteering to fund raising. About swim clubs who have amazing coaches keeping them motivated and engaged in watching the black line at the bottom of the pool.

We know there are masters swimmers who have been showing up at the pool for years. Swimmers who have overcome physical conditions by getting back in the pool. Swimmers who persevere. Swimmers who are changing the world they live in through their actions outside of swimming.

We want to hear these stories – who impresses you? Who motivates you? Why do you go to the pool week in week out? What else do you do: sports, art, literature, big business, volunteer? What are your passions?

Questionnaires are available here: Swimmer Profile  / Club Profile. If you have a story to tell, we would love to hear it!

For more Masters news, read the full Masters Swimming Bulletin – November 2019.

Posted in Swimming Canada

MSC Fall 2019 Newsletter

Some of you may have received the Masters Swimming Canada (MSC) Fall 2019 newsletter by email. I would like to provide clarification for a few of the FAQs in the newsletter:

DO I HAVE TO REGISTER WITH MY CLUB, PROVINCE, SNC, AND MSC?

If you’re a member of Edmonton Masters Swim Club (EMSC), you are already registered with your club, province, and SNC (Swimming Canada). Registration with MSC is optional, according to your desire to access their programs and services.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS – WHO DO I CONTACT?

Contact Barry Lewis, Swimming Canada Masters Committee Member, (blewis042@gmail.com) or the dedicated email for masters swimming at Swimming Canada (masters@swimming.ca).

Posted in Registration, Swim Alberta, Swimming Canada

T’was the Month Before X-Mas Meet

Our annual meet is less than a month away (November 17th)!  Please send me your entries by email (Email Debbie). You can pay the $40 entry fee by cheque (made out to Edmonton Masters Swim Club and give to me on deck) or by email money transfer to president@edmontonmasters.org.

You can find all of the details in the file below. Although it says that the deadline is November 10th, I would greatly appreciate your entry email before November 7th, as I will be in Mexico from that time until the day of the meet, and not sure how much I can do while away with regard to the meet.  So please try to get me your information beforehand. Thanks!

Meet Package – Twas The Month Before Christmas III – Nov. 17, 2019

Posted in Meets

2019 – 2020 Practices

Hi everyone! I have uploaded the practices from the beginning of the season, up to October 15.  I will do my best to post practices on a weekly/bi-weekly basis. 

Note that the 2019 – 2020 Practices page is password protected – ask me for the password!

Posted in Coaches' Corner

Volunteers Needed!

We need officials for the Metro Athletics swim meets in November and December.

Currently we are in need of the following:
Wednesday November 27, 2019 – Metro Divisional Swim Meet
  • What:  a two 25m pool (girls & boys) qualifier meet for Metro Edmonton High School Championship Swim Meet.
  • Where:  Kinsmen Aquatic Centre, Edmonton (Don Smith Memorial Pool)
  • When:  Warm Ups 7:30am – 8:30am / Racing events 8:30am – 2:30pm 
  • Need:  20 Stroke & Turn officials, 2 Clerks of Course/Recorder-Scorers, 2 Quantum/Ares Operators, 2 Starters, & 1 Referee 
  •              64 Timers, 6 general helpers, 8-10 event marshals 
Wednesday December 4, 2019 – Metro-Edmonton Championship Swim Meet
  • What:  a one 25m pool meet to determine the Metro Edmonton High School Swimming Champions
  • Where:  Kinsmen Aquatic Centre, Edmonton (Don Smith Memorial Pool)
  • When:  Warm Ups 7:30am – 8:30am / Racing events 8:30am – 2:30pm 
  • Need:   10 Stroke & Turn officials, 1 Clerk of Course/Recorder Scorer
  •                32 timers, 3 general helpers, 4-6 event marshals
Anyone interested can send me an email at shawn@metroathletics.ca and Susan Kamminga – kamminga4@shaw.ca
Posted in Meets, Officials, Volunteers