Orillia YMCA Pool Closed

An email was sent out Saturday Nov 16 to all members with the following information:

Hello all members, I just received a call (Saturday at 1:00) that the Y pool will be closed for at least a week…..a sound baffle fell from the ceiling over night, and was floating in the pool this am.      

Now,  as a health and safety concern they need to ensure the remaining baffles are secure…… 
As a first step, I  have looked into pool time at Gravenhurst YMCA and we will do what we can to at least keep our competitive swimmers in the pool over the next week (especially those preparing for upcoming competitions)…..
*Since we have competitions fast approaching, the competitive levels:  Sr Novice and up, require the most urgent pool time.     The priority will be for those training groups initially.   If we can get our Jr Novice and Channel Kittens in a pool we will.     Otherwise we will add whatever pool time we have lost to the end of the session (assuming we are out one week of training).
  We appreciate your patience and understanding while we try to find some pool time during this very unfortunate situation.        *We may also add extra dryland training if we are unable to acquire pool time at another location.
Fingers crossed we can figure this out.     I will update you as I can.

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Updated Tag Day Info

Click here: http://www.orilliachannelcats.ca/event/annual-tag-day-fundraiser/ for updated info about Tag Day that was sent to your email inboxes.

International Swimming League Livestreamed CBC

Check out the ISL this weekend, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 CBC Sports….click this link


Updates on equipment, suits and caps

Check out our “Teamwear” page under Members for some updates…..we are confirming some dates/times for sizing etc which will be posted very soon.      We have a new club suit style this year, check it out here:

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Long time CATS Official Receives Recognition

Orillia Channel Cats former Tag Day organizer,Meet  Manager, Club Officials Chair and Level 5 Official Cathy Wackett received recognition at the Swim Ontario Conference for 20 years of service!

We are truly grateful for all of Cathy’s hard work and dedication over the last 20 years.        A club can not operate without dedicated volunteers, and Cathy has gone above and beyond for the last 20 years.

Thank you Cathy for your continued support and love of swimming!     

CATS Swimmer receives TAS Scholarhip!

Some exciting news to get the season going. Caleb Near has recently been awarded The Dan Taylor Team Aquatic Supplies Arena Regional Student Athlete Scholarship. Congratulations to Caleb for demonstrating what hard work and dedication in school and swimming can offer!

The Dan Taylor Team Aquatic Supplies Arena Regional Studente Athlete Scholarship commemorates Dan Taylor in recognition of his 40 year commitment to the sport of swimming in Ontario. Dan firmly believed that “it takes a region” to raise a child and poured his heart and soul into supporting the North East Region swimming community as a volunteer coach, official, club administrator, Regional Chair and Swim Ontario Board member. Recipients of this scholarship reflect Dan Taylor’s strong belief that the sport of swimming builds good habits, confidence and discipline, makes youth into community leaders and teaches them how to strive for a goal, handle mistakes, and cherish growth opportunities both in the pool and in life.

Team Aquatic Supplies (TAS) and Arena collaborating with Swim Ontario will provide a total of twelve scholarships valued at $500.00 each. These scholarships will be awarded to the top qualifying male and female high school students from each of the six Swim Ontario regions who combine both swimming excellence and academic achievement.

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