Collingwood Meet Info Update

Saturday CATS warm up at 7:45-8:30 and Sunday 7-7:45.
If any of you have a canopy/blankets and are willing to share with the kids, please bring with you to the meet.      Also lawn chairs are recommended.   I believe we are to set up out on the patio area……

WHAT TO BRING – The pool facility is an indoor/outdoor setup where all teams will have a spot OUTSIDE of the pool enclosure. We can’t control the weather so all teams should have a sufficiently large tent or canopy w/ sides to house their team and keep them warm, dry and protected from the sun. We need the larger teams to pick a spot on the adjacent grass field (CCSC, OOSC, OSAC, ROC, etc.), while the other teams can pick a spot on the outdoor fenced-in patio area (which is a concrete pad so tents can’t be secured with stakes).

PARKING – The pool address is 451 Third Street, Collingwood (corner of 3rd & Spruce) and the lot will fill up fast. There will be parking assistants to keep things organized in the mornings. There is extra parking to the south at Mountain View School and along the west side of Spruce St by the ball diamond. Do not park elsewhere along Spruce or Third or you could be ticketed (signs are posted).  If possible for families to car pool, that would help a lot. CCSC families are asked to please not park in the main lot. This year we also have another overflow lot which is directly across the street from the Fire Dept at the Goodall plant (lot facing High St).

ACCESS TO STANDS – all spectators are asked to walk around the outside of the pool enclosure to the NE entrance for access to/from the stands. There will be portable toilets set up and a table for program & raffle ticket sales. Spectators are not to be walking across the pool deck to access change rooms, wash rooms, etc.

CROWD CONTROL – The stands will be crowded so we ask all spectators to please move from the stands when possible to make room for others when their swimmers are not competing.

FUN ACTIVITIES/EVENTS – a special part of our Meet is all the fun activities going on between sessions.  The annual cardboard boat race, famous lip synch contest and team cheer off are back. Clubs are also invited to enter swimmers into the tug of war challenge, water balloon toss or compete in fun focused team challenges. As always, the final event on Sun will be the Coaches (adult) relay. Each team is encouraged to enter a 4 person team to compete for their club’s ultimate bragging rights. Each club will be provided an ‘activity package’ when they arrive which will include event sign-up sheets and schedules.

TEAM SCORING – the team with the most points at the end of Session #4 will receive the coveted Life Ring trophy!

WARM-UP SESSIONS – sessions are split per below to balance the number of swimmers in the pool. The order will be reversed on Sunday morning (ie. session #2 on Sat swims in session #1 on Sun).

7:00-7:45am       warm-up session #1 (CCSC, ENSFST, NBYT, AAD, USC, BBBSC)

7:45-8:30am       warm-up session #2 (OOSC, OSAC, CATS, ROC, TRENT)

WATER BOTTLES – all swimmers, coaches, etc. are reminded to bring refillable water bottles. There will be a fresh water re-fill station setup near the front entrance near where the team tents are located.

RAFFLE – Be sure to buy your raffle tickets! 1st Prize: GoPro Hero 4 Silver (waterproof) valued at $600, 2nd Prize: 30 bottles of wine, 3rd Prize: 20 bottles of wine. (Each bottle valued at $15 +)

FOOD & BEVERAGES – Parents, no need to bring your breakfast, lunch or snacks, we have the best food going and those who have been at our meet before know what I’m talking about! Selection and pricing will be in the Meet Program.

OFFICIALSwe are still looking for timers so please help if you can.

Thank you everyone and see you all on Saturday!

12 Hour Relay a Success!

Thank you to those swimmers, parents and family friends who supported our Annual 12 Hour Relay.

Our swimmers swam 60,000 meters over the 12 hours.       We are waiting for official tally on amount of money we are donating to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.     Stay tuned.

We appreciate your efforts and are thankful to those of you who gave back to our YMCA.


Results over the years:

2013: 53, 850

2014: 56,100

2015: 59,225

2016: 60,000 

We need more swimmers for 12 hour relay Saturday

Hello all members.    I have received very little response for our annual 12 hour relay.       We understand some of you might be away etc but if you are around we would really appreciate your support.
This is a fundraiser I started a few years ago, and it has always been one geared towards the swimmers.     They come in swim relay style for their time slot and have fun at the same time.     We have prizes to hand out during the day as well.
 This year the board thought it would be a nice gesture to donate the funds raised to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.       A chance for the swimmers to give back to the community.
All you need to do is raise a minimum of 10.00 per swimmer and bring to the pool on Saturday.       Last year we swam a total of 59, 225 meters in 12 hours and I would like us to beat that.       So far the numbers per group look like this:
Kittens: 0
Jr Novice: 3
Sr Novice: 2
Bronze: 4
Silver: 9
Gold: 4
As you can see we need more people to make this a success.
Please email Coach Mere if your swimmer(s) will participate.     Thank you to those who have already sent in their reply form.
Much appreciated.

June Schedule

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