Sunday, May 10, 2016

Francie Palmer - 50 m Backstroke - Pop Sidwell - Nov 21, 2015

Roy Eldridge, 200 m Freestyle - Pop Sidwell - Nov 21, 2015

Annual Progressive Supper - This Saturday.

The Annual Progressive Supper is on Saturday, May 14, 2015
Our new members should be sure to not miss this gastronomical treat.
• 4:45PM The evening begins at the home of Wenda and Greg Dickens, 
1004 Rivera Cres for appetizers.
• 6:15PM The second stop is at the home of Fedra Salias 
39 Millfield Dr for the main course.
• 8:15PM The final location is at the home of Mary Ann Mork 
38 Hyatt Place for desserts.
The homes are close enough to walk or bicycle from home to home. The distance is 5.9 km total. You can see the route 
here. Google maps calculates total walking time as 1 hr 12 minutes and bicycling time as 23 min. The food is potluck, there is a sign up posted on the bulletin board at the pool for participants to sign up and list whether they'll bring an appetizer, a main course, or a dessert. Please email Carrie Smith if you have any questions. 
Participants should bring their own plates, utensils, and beverages.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 Pizza Night:

Pizza night will be held Thursday, June 30th beginning at 10:00 pm at Boston Pizza (2729 Pembina Hwy, ph 204-261-7111) following swimming. The swim on Thursday June 30th is a free swim open to all club members and will not count towards your weekly number of swim practices. See you there.

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Mid-Can Water Bottles and Shirts

Thanks to Bozidar the club now has branded water bottles.They are only $15.00 each. 
There are 31 water bottles remaining for sale.
Bozidar (Bob) if you would like to purchase one of these.

Thanks to Roy Eldridge the club also has branded Shirts.
There are 5 remaining (2 M, 2 L and 1 XL) and are $20.00 each. 
Roy Eldridge if you would like to purchase one of these.

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Bomber Game Swim Practice Cancellations July 14 and July 21

This season there are 2 Blue Bomber games which conflict with our swim practices.
Bomber schedule lists games on Thursday July 14, and Thursday July 21, 2016. 
The practices on those 2 Thursday evenings will be cancelled.

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17th FINA World Masters Championships Aug. 1-12, 2017 - Budapest, Hungary !

Budapest, Hungary will host the 17th FINA World Championships July 14-30, 2017 and afterwards in August will host the 17th FINA World Masters Championships. Monitor the Fina Webpage here for further information as it becomes available.The event will be in the Budapest Swimming Complex, a brand new state-of-the-art facility to be built on the banks of the Danube across from Margaret Island in Budapest. Several club members are already talking about going to this meet. In order to qualify to swim in the worlds you must swim in those events in a sanctioned meet within a year preceding the World's Masters Swim Championship, so enter the Pop Sidwell in November 2016.

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Mid-Can Membership List:

A current membership list is attached. We now have 47 registered members. We use this list to phone when there is a pool closure so please check the list for errors. Let me know of any corrections required.

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New Mid-Can Website

Bob Groff has been working hard at rebuilding our webpage. You'll find all the information about the club practices, swim meets, newsletters, pictures and more. Check it out at

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Annual Fall Pool Closure:

The pool's annual fall cleaning will be in late August & early September as usual.

The last swim for the 2015/2016 swim year is: Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 8:30PM - 10:00PM 
• The first swim for the 2016/2017 swim year is: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 @ 8:00AM - 9:30AM

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Pop Sidwell - November 19, 2017

This fall the Mid-Can Masters will again host the Pop Sidwell Swim Meet. This year will be the 41th year of the meet. The pool has been reserved forSaturday, November 19th so mark your calenders. In order to qualify to swim in the worlds in Budapest in August 2017 you must swim in the events you plan to enter in a sanctioned meet within a year preceding the World's Masters Swim Championship, so plan to enter the Pop Sidwell in November 2017.

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See you in the pool:

This newsletter is sent out to active and former club members. 
If you would like your name removed from the newsletter list just click 
here to let me know.

-- Roy W. Smith 142 River Pointe Drive Winnipeg, MB, R2M 5P1