The heat wave of the season scorched us this week: as the temperature soared our Dolphins continued to improve and impress us with their skills! This week we are excited for our first FUN DAY/THEME DAY with the theme of DISCO DAYS this Thursday July 12. We encourage costumes, dancing and guaranteed FUN!
On July 4 our Dolphins managed our first win at Hudson Yacht Club (HYC) with a score of 552 for Westmount to 496 for HYC. The team spirit was phenomenal with lots of cheering all night long. Special mention goes to Gabrielle Béasse who achieved a new team record in 11-12 girls butterfly. Thanks you to all the parents who braved the drive out to Hudson to help as officials. You helped to ensure that the swimmers had a great competition!
We missed our Dairy Queen ritual because the meet ended late but we look forward to going to Dairy Queen after the meet this week when we will be competing at HOME and welcoming the team from Beaurepaire (BEAU). We are counting on all of you to help make this meet a success and show our guests some friendly Westmount hospitality! We will need timers, judges, concessions volunteers, runners and ribbons people as well as delicious food contributions to fill our concessions table.
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We want to remind parents that if you sign up, please show up and participate. The swimmers’ team mates are counting on them and the other volunteers and officials are counting on you!
Dolphin divers were at Dixie Pool this morning and though we suffered another loss, it was a closer match-up because we sent a few more divers this week. The other team still had more divers than we did so even with our many top finishes, it was not quite enough to win the day. We hope that we can change that at our next meet!
Thank you to the parents who helped out! Your help at meets is so important and we couldn’t do it without you.
We want to encourage all our members of the diving program to participate in meets. The meets are fun, and a great way to see how you are progressing with what you are learning. It is also a way to show your support for your team. The more divers that participate, the more fun it will be for everyone! Our next meet will be taking place our own pool so we will need many more parents to help out and we want to see the biggest contingent of Dolphins divers participating! We will also need a few food contributions for our breakfast concession stand as well. This helps to pay for the diving ribbons.
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The synchro girls have been progressing and working hard on their routines, which are starting to come together. The coaches have been making suit selections and the orders should be going through this week. Keep up the good work girls!
The first water polo tournament of the season was supposed to be on Friday July 6 but it got postponed due to the extreme heat. It is now scheduled for Friday July 13 at Cedar Park (CEDAR). This is the Summer Players Tournament for players 14 years old and younger (as of January 1, 2018) and we hope to present a team for the tournament. The players will need to arrive at Cedar Park Pool by 8:15am with their first match being at 9am. Parents driving the car pool will need to stay in the vicinity to move players to other swimming pools in the area since not all matches will be taking place at Cedar Park.
The Atom (10 and under) and Bantam (12 and under) tournaments will be coming soon, later in July but you can sign up at any time.
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Unfortunately, Head Coach Laurée had a bit of an accident and she has been recovering with a head injury. She has returned this week and gets her stitches out tomorrow!
This season we have largest group in the supervision program ever! This program is open to children 12 years old and younger. The program was planned so that kids who swim in the 12 and under swim team practice are occupied while they are waiting to participate in our other programs: water polo, synchro and diving. If you would like to add supervision, water polo or diving there is still space available. Registration for synchro is now closed.
We look forward to catching up with you all again in our blog next week!
Go Dolphins Go!