It has been a chilly week for water sports in Week #3. But the cooler temperatures and rainy days did not deter our Dolphins who practiced and participated in meets despite the weather.
Sunday, July 2 our Dolphins faced off with Piscine du Village Pointe-Claire (PVPC) in a diving competition at our pool. In competition it is a numbers game and while we had numbers in the 15 and over category with staff divers (our coaches Shijia, Jeanne and Jonny and Westmount lifeguard Max), our numbers in the other age categories were not as high as those for PVPC and they were able to take the win. We encourage our divers to come out to the meet on July 9 at Montreal West and improve our numbers of participants. Montreal West is so close by! Go Dolphins Divers!
The numbers game continued this past Wednesday with many of our strongest swimmers unavailable (due to vacation) and again there were a couple of kids who had committed to come but who didn't make it. The meet was very close but when it came down to the relays, those all important numbers kicked in and Lakeshore were the victors: 537 to our 515. We can be proud that we put up such a strong showing. Let's ensure our numbers are better on July 19 when we meet Valois. Rumour has it that they are a team to be reckoned with this year. And remember: if you sign up, please show up. If you cannot make it, please advise the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting Head Coach Hannah or Head Coach Daniel. If your ride to the pool falls through, please let us know because we can always find someone with room in their car! Go Dolphins Swimmers!
Sign up is ongoing until July 20 for the Bantam (12 and under) Water Polo Tournament taking place on Saturday July 29. If you are eligible (12 years old as of January 1, 2017) then you should be signing up to play! The Junior Water Polo Tournaments (Atom and Bantam) are always a lot of fun. Unfortunately we did not have enough Atom players this season to do the Atom tournament, however all the Atom players are also eligible to play the Bantam tournament too! Let's make this the best turnout to a tournament ever! Go Dolphins Polo Players!
Our Synchro swimmers are busy practicing their routines which they will present at meets in August. This season we have a Junior duet of 8 and under girls, a Junior team presentation of 12 and under girls and a 13 and over Senior soloist. We cannot wait to see what the routines will finally look like. Go Dolphins Synchro Swimmers!
Finally, next Friday, July 21 will be our first theme day: PAJAMA DAY! Wear your pajamas to the pool! Bring your teddy bear, your cuddly blanket or your favourite pillow! We will have some surprise fun at each practice that morning so don't miss out!
Go Dolphins Go!