It is hard to believe that our 2018 season has finished and some of our coaches have started school already!
We want to thank you all for being a part of this season: for swimming fast, playing hard, keeping synchronized and daring to dive. You have accomplished so much!
We want to congratulate our Synchro teams for moving up the standings from past seasons. We want to congratulate our water polo team for improving upon past performances and winning a key match to make it to the final round of games in the tournament. We want to applaud the four divers who qualified to diving finals: way to go! And finally we want to let out a big cheer for a super swim team who were the third place team in Section A Finals, the fifth place team overall in ALPS Finals, the third place team overall in ALPS Consolation Finals, and the fifth place team overall for the 10 and under category at ALPS Finals, which shows us that the Dolphins have a great future ahead of us!
We had some record breakers this summer too and we noted them each week. Section Finals and Finals were no different--there were many team records that were surpassed so check out the All-time Records Board on our website to see the updates.
Please congratulate Benjamin Richards (two records!), the 8 and under boys' relay (Rafael, Kieran, Finlay and Benjamin) and the 9-10 girls' relay (Margaux, Aisha, Ava and Violette) for their performances at Section Finals on August 11. Congratulations are also in order for Violette Hall (two records!), Ronnie Hartal, Coach Juliette Vermes-Monty (two records!), as well as the 8 and under boys' relay team (Rafael, Kieran, Finlay and Benjamin) for their achievements at ALPS Finals on August 18. We would also like to note that Violette Hall managed to achieve two ALPS top-ten records at Finals: a 7th place record in 50 m freestyle and a 5th place record in 50 breaststroke. She will join a number of Dolphins who have over the years achieved the status of ALPS record holder! Way to go Violette!
We want to thank everyone who came out to the End of Season Party at Victoria Hall last Sunday evening (August 19). It was great to see all of you and we want to thank all the families who brought such delicious food! We had an amazing feast! We don't think anyone went away hungry. Of course the games at the pool after the party were so much fun and bittersweet--there were lots of hugs and a few tears as we said our goodbyes for the summer.
During the party, some awards were distributed to children who had stood out over the summer, for their dedication, spirit, and achievements in the pool. Please have a look at the list here: 2018 Awards. If you were not present and received an award, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com if you would like to pick it up. We will keep it safe for you in the mean time.
Speaking of awards, many of you have ribbons outstanding that you may still wish to collect: again, send us a message at the email address indicated above and we will put you in contact with Leah Trineer, our ribbon lady, so you can arrange to pick them up.
Thank you again for a great season! Keep an eye on our website over the winter to see any updates about upcoming events or registration for Summer 2019! We can hardly wait to see you all again!
Go Dolphins Go!