Wednesday, October 24, 2012

GREAT HARVEST (PUMPKIN) MEET - NOV 4/12

The Candus are hosting the Great Harvest Swim Meet Sunday, 4 November 2012 in Deep River.  This is a great opportunity our new precompetitive swimmers to gain experience, while our seasoned competitive swimmers will be trying to improve their times, and will be challenged by the 800m Freestyle event! We are pleased to welcome swimmers from the Petawawa Predators Swim Club.

As mentioned at our meeting, PARENTS WE NEED YOU!  It takes an amazing number of volunteers to run even a small meet, and the start of the season is a great time to get trained up.  We are offering two Swim Officials’ clinics 10:15-noon on Nov 4, upstairs at the pool.  Three timers are used per lane at a meet, per session.  The TIMERS COURSE is the place to begin as it explains the overview of how the meet works (certainly takes the mystery out for the novice parent) and provides instruction on the use of a sports stopwatch.  Timing at swim meets guarantees the best seat in the house!  Already signed off as a Timer?  Then CLERK OF COURSE may be the course for you.  This is another important role on deck, ensuring that swimmers, timers and other officials know when and where the swimmers need to be.  This is an opportunity to meet coaches and see all the swimmers as they assemble for their races.  It is a great place to be!  Out of town officials are welcome to attend these courses.

Would rather help in some other way?  Our Meet Manager Diane Davis (613 584 3033) would love to hear from you. She is looking for help with the Officials’ lunch and distribution of snacks and water.  If you prefer to respond to this email instead we'll forward to the appropriate executive members.

DETAILS: Warm-up starts at 1:00 p.m. with races from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Deadline for registration is Sunday, October 28, 11:59pm (this deadline has been extended from the original one) and Candu swimmers can register through their account on our on-line system.  Use the link “swim meet or event sign-up” on the right hand side of the blog at http://deeprivercandus.blogspot.com.  Also on the blog you will find a link to the meet package.  Have a read – it contains very useful information about the meet, as well as a section called “The Fine Print!”  More mysteries solved!

We welcome swimmers and spectators to the pool for The Great Harvest Swim Meet, and especially our I Can Swim swimmers.  Come cheer on the team!

Fast and fun swimming!
Your Candu Coaching Team and Executive

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