Swim Not Until Sept 22
pool's annual fall closure for cleaning started August 29th
last swim for the 2014/2015 swim year was: Thursday,
August 27, 2015 @ 8:30PM - 10:00PM
The first swim for the 2015/2016 swim year will be: Tuesday,
September 22, 2015 @ 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Gigiel Completes Ironman Muskoka
big congratulations to Aggie who completed the Muskoka Ironman
on August 30, 2015. Check out the results here.
(Click the "G" and look for "Gigiel")
Blade, & Walk Schedule During Pool Closure:
(Aug 29, Sept 5, 12 & 19 ) @ 9:00 am @ Birds Hill
at east beach parking lot. (A Provincial Park Pass is
After the bike, skate, walk we can swim in the
lake, and then have breakfast in Oakbank.
and Thursdays (Sept 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17) @ 7:00 pm @
St. Norbert Community Centre Parking lot
skate/bike Pembina Hwy, Turnbull Drive & Red River Drive
Membership Package Attached
is our new membership package. Even though our club lost money
this past year, the fees have not changed for regular members.
We are counting on new members to balance the budget for the
upcoming year. We have not had any student members for a few
years, and will not attract any with our rates as their Frank
Kennedy membership is now included in their student fees. We
have dropped student membership fees to try to attract some
student swimmers - especially for Tuesday & Thursday
practices which have fewer swimmers. Please
give your membership form with a signed release and your cheque
to Colleen before Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.
3rd, 2015 @ 7 PM at Greg Giesbrecht's home, 76
Masters has had a drop in membership this past year which has
resulted in our expenses exceeding our revenue by several
hundreds of dollars. The executive considered reducing the
number of lanes we rent from the University to reduce expenses,
but instead has decided on a co-ordinated, multi-faceted
membership drive. If we get another 3 full time swimmers - or
their equivalent - we will be back in the black. Please come
out and bring some fresh ideas as to how we can attract and
keep more swimmers.
fall Mid Can Masters will again host the Pop Sidwell Swim Meet.
This year will be the 40th year of the meet. The date
November 21st 2 PM - 6 PM.
We need swimmers and we need volunteers. Should you have any
questions about swimming at the meet or volunteering for the
Modrcin or Bob
be able to provide more information. Officiating will increase
one's understanding of swimming techniques, and the sport in
general. Most importantly it is fun! We hope you will join us
in continuing the tradition of the Pop Sidwell Swim Meet.
General Business Meeting:
October 17th, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m AM at SAHPER
Lounge in the Extended Education Building
breakfast will be potluck and members are asked to bring their
favorite breakfast food to share with others attending the
meeting. A sign up sheet for breakfast items has been posted on
the bulletin board in the pool. Coffee will be provided by the
To Masters Swimming Program
part of our membership drive, the executive is planning
an Introduction To Masters
Swimming Program. The program will be advertised on
Facebook, and will consist of 10 - 1 hour swims in lane one (by
the bleachers) on Thursday evenings from October 1st
through December 3rd, 2015. Pal will supervise the swimmers.
Other swim clubs have attracted new members with this type of
FINA World Masters Championships will be in Budapest, Hungary !
11 FINA announced that Budapest, Hungary, will host the
17th FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters
Championships in July 2017, replacing the city of Guadalajara
(MEX). The FINA World Aquatics Championships will be held
from July 15‚Äì30, 2017. The Masters
Championship will follow, but the exact dates have not yet been
published. The event will be in the Budapest
a brand new state-of-the-art facility to be built on the banks
of the Danube across from Margaret Island in Budapest.
you in the pool: