We spent a lot of time at our home pool during Week#3 which means we needed a lot more volunteers to help out at the swimming and diving competitions. We are at home again for both swimming and diving for week#4 so we are counting on our members to contribute their time as officials and volunteers and their talents with plenty of home baking for our bake sales.
On July 11 we welcomed the team from the Beaurepaire Pool (BEAU). Our Dolphins were in fine form and managed a solid win: Westmount 560 to BEAU 500. Check out our record board with new records registered for Violette Hall in 9-10 girls freestyle, Gabrielle Béasse in 11-12 girls backstroke, Ronnie Hartal in 11-12 boys backstroke and Benjamin Richards in 8 and under boys butterfly. Our 9-10 girls relay also swam their way onto the record board with the following four swimmers: Ava Seirafi, Simona Makkerh, Margaux Bélanger-Lacroix and Violette Hall. Way to go Dolphins!
We have another home meet this week and we would like to remind you that if you sign up for the meet, you are expected to show up. Your team mates are counting on you to be there for your relays and to finish all of your individual events. If you need to leave before the end of the meet, please check in with your coach to say goodbye and to make sure you don’t have any other swims still remaining. It is disappointing for swimmers who waited to swim a relay only to find out that the kids they were supposed to swim with have left without telling anyone. Please don’t let your team mates down in this way!
We would like to encourage all of our members to contribute something to the bake sale this week: home baking such as cupcakes and brownies are preferred or unique treats such as fruit kebabs, watermelon slices or candies. The more sweet treats we have the more money we can raise to cover the cost of ribbons.
SIGN UP TO CONTRIBUTE FOOD TO THE MEET
On Sunday morning we welcomed Lakeside Pool from Pointe Claire (SIDE) and they were a large team with some great divers, including some intrepid parents! We were no match for their big numbers so we suffered another loss. We are at home again this week and we hope that more divers will sign up to improve our chances.
Because we are at home, we want to remind our diving families that as hosts, WE ARE ALL NEEDED to help make the meet a success. We would ask that all the parents who are sending children to the diving meet please assist as volunteers. We would ask that all diving families contribute food items to the breakfast concessions: juice, fresh fruit, croissants or danishes, muffins etc. Together we can make this a success!
SIGN UP YOUR DIVERS, YOURSELF AS A VOLUNTEER OR OFFICIAL, AND FOOD CONTRIBUTIONS
The synchro routines have been developing nicely both here at our Westmount Pool and in the far-off Greek Islands where one of our synchro swimmers is continuing her practice while on vacation there!
We cannot wait to see the finished product!
Our waterpolo team had a great time at the Summer Players tournament for 14 and under players. We brought the youngest contingent to the tournament and so we managed to get in two games before being eliminated. It was a great experience at Cedar Park. We will not participate in the Atom tournament this year as we do not have enough 10 and under players. Instead we will set our sights on the Bantam tournament on July 28 which is open to players 12 and under (12 years old or younger as of January 1, 2018).
SIGN UP TO PLAY IN THE BANTAM TOURNAMENT
Believe it or not, supervision has expanded in the last week and is nearly at 25 children! Our largest group yet. We hope they are having fun!
Keep following our blog from week to week. We’ll have more news next time.
Go Dolphins Go!