CARLETON PLACE WATER DRAGONS
P.O. Box 51, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 3P3
Oct 1, 2012
CPWD Swimmers and Parents
Coach Dave will be hosting two parent meetings during the junior/intermediate practice time slot (6-7pm). Meetings will be held in the deck classroom (entrance is doorway behind the lifeguard chair on the stand side of the pool:
Oct 3: For parents that are “New to swimming or competitive swimming”
Oct 17: For general information / questions from all interested parents.
Practice Cancellation alert: No practices on Oct 6 or Oct 8 because of the Thanksgiving.
Reminder: Nov 3,4 Go Kingfish Swim Meet Entry forms – Due to Coaches by Oct 3.
EOSA region officials clinics – Oct 13 – this is a great opportunity to get trained as an official. To have enough officials to run meets and time trials – every family should have at least 1 member qualified as an official. The Time Keeper course is offered in both the morning and afternoon, you can choose when to attend (see Officials DB for details). For experienced timers, consider taking a follow-on course – Strokes and Turns is also offered in both morning and afternoon along with other level II courses. Taking S&T will provide a better understanding of many of the rules of swimming your swimmers are expected to follow.
Congratulations to Angus MacDonald on his re-election to the EOSA board as Director-at-large for the valley teams, representing CPWD and the other valley clubs (Arnprior, Perth, Petawawa, Deep River).
We are also happy to announce the Peter Buffam (new Regional Director for EOSA) has agreed associate himself with CPWD as a senior official. With this, we can now get sanctions for meets and time trials we wish to hold. He recognizes the hard work our team has been doing to build our officials group and will help us through this year as we close the final gaps. We need parents to keep getting trained and getting experience so we can become self sufficient and do not need to rely on a huge favour like this in the future.
CPWD hosted meet – The original meet plan sent out at the beginning of the season included a tentative Nov 17 CPWD meet – this date will not happen. Getting access to the pool is proving to be a challenge as it is busy with so many other programs and we are currently working towards Feb 9 as the date for the meet. We are awaiting a decision of the CP Parks and Rec committee (as they have to agree to cancel public swims) to know if we can have the pool (If you know a town councilor put in a word for CPWD please.)
Thank-you to all the people that helped at the Welcome Back BBQ. It was a great success and the weather was perfect.
With the issuance of the first meet package, this Dragon Bytes provide information to parents and swimmers about Swim Meets.