We can hardly believe it but next week is the start of the pre-season for the Westmount Dolphins! We cannot wait to see you all again after the long winter and of course we are especially excited to meet all of our new member families.
PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE (June 12 to June 23):
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6:30-7:30pm for 12 and under Swim Team; 7:30-8:30pm for 13 and over Swim Team
6:30-7:30pm for Diving, Water Polo and Synchro (all groups)
PRACTICES TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE, WARM OR COOL TEMPERATURES
The pool is heated and Dolphins love to be in water all the time! Practice will only be cancelled due to thunder and lightning that occurs within 15 minutes before the start of practice. Competitions also take place rain or shine, warm or cool. In the case of thunder and lightning, competitions will usually only be delayed and not cancelled. Competitions will be postponed to another day only by mutual agreement of both competing teams according to our league rules.
WHAT TO BRING TO PRACTICE:
Swimsuit, flip-flops or Crocs (parents too!—the City discourages the wearing of street shoes on deck), goggles (except diving), swimming cap (except diving), towel, plus some cozy clothes to put on after practice. Please bring a lock if you will be leaving items in the lockers. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The first practices during the pre-season are bit chaotic: kids will at first be introduced to the coaches and be assessed for their abilities (swim team and diving). For synchro and water polo, there may be focus just on some basic warm-up drills and then they may join together for some games depending on whether their groups are complete. Please note that for the swim team, you may have a coach during pre-season that will not be your main coach during the regular season—the coaching staff during pre-season is a bit different due to availabilities.
A note to winter athletes: If you would prefer to continue your training at your winter club during the pre-season, by all means, this is perfectly fine!
PARENT INFORMATION MEETING, TSHIRT AND CAP DISTRIBUTION AND AGM: WEDNESDAY JUNE 14
A friendly reminder that the Parent Information Meeting, T-shirt/Cap Distribution and Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday June 14 at 6:30 pm at the Multi-Purpose Room in the WRC. Quickly leave your children with their coaches if they are involved in the 12 and under Swim Team practice and come to the room. All those involved in other groups/activities should also attend at this time. We would ask that at least one family member per family (18 and over) attend this important meeting.
The AGM will be run first, then a quick and important information session followed by distribution of the complimentary swim caps and t-shirts that are given to every member athlete. If you are unable to attend the information evening, do not worry, we will be keeping track of who has received their t-shirts/caps and we will be arranging to distribute to those individuals during regular season practices starting the week of June 26.
25TH SEASON COMMEMORATIVE SHIRTS
If you have not already heard, we are selling a special commemorative item for the 25th season of the Westmount Dolphins: an attractive long sleeve dry-fit shirt with the original Dolphins logo from 1993 (updated for the anniversary!) at a price of $30.00 each. You can still place orders for this item through AMILIA (by logging into your registration account and selecting the Merchandise tab). We will have samples of this beautiful item for you to see/try-on at the AGM on Wednesday June 14. This is a one-time special item that we know you are going to want to add to your child’s Dolphins’ wardrobe. Parents may also want one: great to wear to show team support during the competitions and at community events!
We are looking forward to another great season!
See you next week!
Go Dolphins Go!