Sunday July 2 the Dolphins had a last-minute change of venue: instead of heading out to Windermere Pool our diving team were able to challenge a different competitor, Beaurepaire, at our own pool. The last minute change made it impossible for Beaurepaire to organize a group of divers to come to Westmount so they forfeited the match. Our divers therefore competed against each other for their first qualifier for Diving Finals and shared the delicious cookies brought by Lexi's dad (for our concession which didn't run).
Our divers will be welcoming Piscine Village Pointe-Claire this Sunday. Parents of divers, please sign your athletes up on line BEFORE the midnight deadline on Thursdays each week as this makes the task of the diving coaches easier when they prepare the paperwork for the competitions. We invite all of our diving families to contribute to the mini-concession we run: best choices for morning are muffins, croissants, fresh fruit. If you haven't signed up your divers yet, please speak to the coaches Friday morning to see if they can add your athlete. Go Dolphins Divers!
This past Wednesday was of course Swim Meet Night! We met Beaurepaire Pool on their turf and fought hard in what turned out to be a nail-biter of a competition. In the end, BEAU was victorious but the margin was slim: 536 (BEAU) to 516 (WSTMT). Check out our RECORD BOARD to see the latest record breakers and congratulate James Leon, Andrew Xie and Chloe Natasha Baui when you see them because they swam some pretty fast times the other evening!
A reminder to parents of Dolphins: when you sign up your children to the competitions please advise your child's coach or the team (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible if you cannot get your child to the meet. We can sometimes arrange a carpool for them if they are not sick. We had a few kids disappointed on Wednesday evening because their relays got cancelled due to kids who's parents didn't let us know that they were not coming. Swimming is a team sport so remember your child's team mates before you cancel without notice.
We are very excited about our next swim meet, at Lakeshore Pool in Pointe-Claire next Wednesday. We will need every available Dolphin on hand because SHORE is known to be one of the best teams in ALPS. Let's show them what the Dolphins can do!
Go Dolphins Go!