We want to thank all of you who participated in the first swim meet this past Wednesday night and came out in great force to help us toward our first win: 542 to 491 over CAVIP, the team from Ile Perrot. Thank you for waiting out the storm that threatened which finally blew by. It was a long night but we were successful. Thanks to all of you who contributed to the bake sale and concessions we raised just under $600 to go towards the ribbons and our end of season banquet.
Thursday was our first theme day and we hope you all had fun playing games that morning! A small number of you also turned out for Bob Night which was a blast! The next Bob night is Thursday July 11.
All week you have been working and improving and we cannot wait to see what you can do next week with what you have learned so far. See what is coming up:
- Monday: There is practice CANADA DAY then afterwards Splash Bash, a Westmount tradition, will be taking place. This event is based on first come, first served entrance to the pool. Entrance is with Westmount Recreation Passes or $8.00 day passes are required. The lifeguards will keep patrons occupied with games and then there is the traditional Flag Cake in the early afternoon, with City officials on hand to slice and distribute to all in attendance.
- Wednesday: Westmount hosts Hudson Yacht Club 6:00pm to 9:30pm (barring any weather delays). We are hosting the meet and so parents are encouraged to contribute to the bake sale. If you have not contributed yet to a bake sale, now is your chance. Pretty cupcakes, brownies, cookies, fruit kebabs and water melon slices, crudité snack bags (carrots and celery sticks) to name a few popular items, are nice complements to the Pendeli’s pizza we are selling for dinner. Check the lists to see what we need—drinks are needed! Please sign up to volunteer at the meet so that we can ensure a fair competition for all!
- Friday: Valois Pool in Pointe-Claire is hosting the Summer Players’ Water Polo Tournament on Friday July 5, approximately 8:00am to 2:00pm which is open to all players 14 years old and younger as of January 1, 2019 (coed teams) who would like to play at a fun level. Please sign up by Sunday, June 30 at midnight. We will need any parents who are able to drive that morning to ensure that carpooling is available to the players.
- Upcoming: We have a special opportunity for all of our swimmers to have some special coaching sessions during regular practice with a member of the Canadian Team for the World University Games, our own team member and our first Swimmer-in-Residence: Ainsley McMurray. We will be advising dates for these special coaching sessions as when she returns from the Games taking place in Naples, Italy starting next Wednesday. Read about more Ainsley here.