As the season comes to a close we want to congratulate all of you on everything you have achieved! You have tried new things, learned new skills, perfected skills that you were having trouble with and through it all you had fun. Why not continue your aquatics training during the school year?
Continuing your sport through the winter is a great way to to develop further as an athlete. Many of our members have followed this route and have enjoyed pursuing excellence in aquatics sports. Maybe you will enjoy it too!
To help you navigate the information out there, here are some recommendations for clubs that have been frequented by members of the Westmount Dolphins Community. You can speak to other Dolphin members and ask questions or contact the clubs directly. We have listed them in order of popularity for you here:
COMPETITIVE CLUBS popular with Dolphins:
CSLA (Cote Saint Luc Aquatics)
CSL Aquatics and Community Centre
5794 Avenue Parkhaven, Côte Saint-Luc, QC H4W 0A4
Programs offered: Swimming, Artistic Swimming, Triathlon, Masters Swimming, Masters Triathlon
Many Dolphins are or have been members of this pool including: Swimming Head Coaches Ethan and Elsa, Assistant Swimming Head Coach Laetetia, our Swimmer in Residence, Ainsley. Many of our Coaches Brandon, Damian, Leon, Michael, Ralph and Zoé and CITs Ana, Anahita, Andrew, Françoise, Jeremy, Mackenzie, Maxime, Maya, Mia, Robert, Yousef have been members as well as former Head Coaches Daniel, Devin, and Hannah.
CDNDG (Club de natation Cote des Neiges-NDG)
Loisirs Sportifs Cote-des-Neiges
4880 Ave Van Horne, Montreal, QC H3W 1J3
Try-outs for all disciplines:
https://www.loisirssportifscdn-ndg.com/cours-et-activites/club-de-natation/ https://www.loisirssportifscdn-ndg.com/cours-et-activites/club-de-nage-synchronisee/ https://www.loisirssportifscdn-ndg.com/cours-et-activites/club-de-water-polo/
Disciplines offered: Swimming, Artistic Swimming, and Water Polo
Many Dolphins are members at this pool including CITs Alexandre, Camille, Chloe, Christopher
Le Centre Sportif Parc Olympique
3200 Viau St, Montreal, QC H1V 3J3
Metro Viau--Green Line
Website: http://www.neptunenatation.com/, https://parcolympique.qc.ca/centresportif/cours-et-services/
Programs offered: Swimming, Masters Swimming
Several swimmers and coaches have been members of the teams at the Olympic Pool: Neptune Natation or the former team PPO. Coach Michael will start training at Neptune this fall. It is easily accessible by metro on the Green line.
CASO (Club Aquatique de Sud-Ouest)
Gadbois Recreation Centre
5485 Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Paul, Montréal, QC H4C 1X3
Registration: Aug 22-Sept 6
Disciplines offered: Swimming, Diving, Water-polo; Synchro
Many Dolphin members have gone to this club in the past including our two Assistant Head Coaches, our swimmer in residence, some current CITs as well as former head and assistant head coaches.
CAMO (Club Aquatique de Montreal)
Centre Claude Robillard
1000 Avenue Émile-Journault, Montréal, QC H2M 2E7
Metro Crémazie-Orange Line
Websites: www.camonatation.org; www.camoplongeon.ca; www.camowaterpolo.com
Disciplines offered: Swimming, Diving, Water polo, Triathlon, Masters Swiming
Several Dolphins have been involved with the CAMO Swim Team including coaches Brandon and Damian who went there when they were young as well as some current members. Past Diving coaches have been members of the CAMO Dive Team. Our former Water Polo Head Coach Kimiko played Water-Polo there also as well as coaches Brandon and Damian.
CALAC (Club Aquatique LaSalle Aquatic Club)
1411 Rue Lapierre, LaSalle, QC H8N 2J4
Tryouts: 3&4 September 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Bring a swimsuit, cap and goggles ready to swim in an evaluation by the coaches,
Programs offered: Swimming, Masters Swimming
Many Dolphins have been members of this club including current and former head and assistant head coaches.
TIBURON WATER POLO
Registration sessions: Aug 17 Baie-D'urfé Pool (during ALPS Swimming Finals)
August 23-26 Verdun Sidewalk Sale days 9am-5pm daily
August 31 Montreal West Pool 12:30pm - 2:00pm
September 1 Beaconsfield Recreation Centre TBA
This club offers a water polo program at various nearby pools Lasalle Aquadome, Verdun Natatorium and Verdun Beurling Academy as well as a pool on Nun’s Island and a pool in Beaconsfield. We have had kids participate in this program in the past.
CLUB AQUATIQUE ROSEMONT PETIT-PATRIE (R2P)
Disciplines offered: Swim Team, Artistic Swimming and Diving
Two of our Dolphins CITs have participated in the Artistic Swimming program there: Ana and Mia.
OTHER COMPETITIVE CLUBS members have attended:
DOLLARD DES ORMEAUX AQUATICS CENTRE
Website: http://www.ddoswim.com/;http://dollardsynchro.ca/; http://www.ddowaterpolo.ca/
Former Head Swimming Coaches Zach and Leah and former Head Synchro Coach Meagan were members at DDO Pool aquatics clubs. Though it is a drive, the quality programs there make it worth the trek.
POINTE CLAIRE AQUATICS CENTRE
Website : http://www.natationpointe-claire.ca/; http://www.pointe-claire.ca/fr/clubs-de-competition/
Programs offered: Swimming, Diving
Former Head Coach Taylor, Assistant Head Coach Juliette and other Dolphins coaches and members have trained at this club, one of the leading clubs in Canada and Quebec.
RECREATIONAL CLUBS members have attended:
Programs offered: Swimming, Masters Swimming, Water-Polo (new for 2018)
Head Water Polo Coach Laurée has coached water polo and Coach Jonah has coached swimming and water polo at this club. CITs A.J., Alex, Charlotte, Diego, and Tara have participated in either swimming, water polo, or both.
YM-YWHA (Westbury Y)
Disciplines offered: Swimming, Synchro and Water Polo
CIT Margarita participated in the program here.
For more information regarding other swimming clubs in Quebec visit the site of the Federation de natation du Quebec www.fnq.qc.ca.
To find out more about diving clubs visit the Plongeon Quebec website: www.plongeon.qc.ca.
For information regarding Synchronised Swimming clubs the website for Federation de nage-synchronisée du Quebec is here: www.synchroquebec.qc.ca.
To find other water-polo clubs the website of the Quebec Water-polo Federation iswww.waterpolo-quebec.qc.ca.
Continuing your sport through the winter is a great way to perfect skills and to develop further as an athlete. Many of our members have followed this route and have enjoyed pursuing excellence in aquatics sports. Maybe you will enjoy it too!