Wolfville Tritons Newsletter, Media Alert, Fundraising Notice
Mental Training sessions will return for swimmers in the Black, Junior & Senior training groups next Tuesday from 6:00-7:00pm.
(Wolfville, NS – September 26, 2008) Acadia University today announced that it will reinstate varsity swimming in time for Atlantic University Sport competition in September 2009. This is the second varsity sports program Acadia has brought back in three years and follows the community partnership model established when its resumed its men’s varsity soccer program in 2006.
WTSC will be placing an equipment order for the 2008-09 swimming season at the end of next week. With the new WTSC-Nike partnership, all Tritons families will be expected to order one (1) Nike suit for each swimmer in their household.
Orders will be placed with Team Aquatic Supplies, and will come in Tritons colours (black or blue). Suits will also be labeled with the WTSC logo.
All returning and new WTSC swimmers must be registered by Monday, September 22 in order to continue swimming past that date.
Families who have not yet registered with the club are asked to speak with Marie Boudreau by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or they can speak with her at the pool on Friday, September 19 during the 4-6pm practice slot.
Wolfville, NS – While Canadian swimming has shown tremendous growth at the Olympic level during the 2008 Beijing Games compared to its performance in Athens four years ago, it still has quite a way to go says Wolfville Tritons head coach Chris Stone.
The Wolfville Tritons Swim Club will be hosting an open water swim event at Aylesford Lake Beach on Saturday, August 16th. Both a 1000m and a 2000m race will be offered, with registration starting at 7:30am, and will cost $15.00/participant.
"Open water swimming is a new, exciting aspect to the sport," said WTSC head coach Chris Stone.
The Wolfville Tritons' Luc Boudreau was the silver medal winner in Sunday night's final of the 16 year old men's 200m Breaststroke at the 2008 Swimming Canada Age Group Nationals in Calgary, AB.
The Wolfville Tritons' Luc Boudreau was the gold medal winner in the 16 year old men's 100m breaststroke on Saturday evening at the 2008 Swimming Canada Age Group Nationals in Calgary, AB.
Seven swimmers from the Wolfville Tritons Swim Club will be traveling to Calgary, AB to compete in Swimming Canada's 2008 Age Group National Championships.
Luc Boudreau, Kayla Boudreau, Nicole Campbell, Ceilidh MacPherson, Kristen MacPherson, Pete Porskamp and Colin Vibert will represent the Tritons as members of a contingent of over 40 Nova Scotian swimmers attending the meet.
The Wolfville Tritons Swim Club capped off the bulk of its competitive season for 2007-08 with a 4th place finish at the 2008 Long Course East Coast Championships this weekend in Halifax. 15 swimmers from the Tritons traveled to Halifax to compete in the three and a half day competition.
Due to the closure of the Acadia Athletics Complex on Canada Day, WTSC will be practicing at Aylesford Lake Beach from 2pm-3:30pm on Tuesday, July 1. This practice will be for all swimmers attending East Coast Championships next weekend.
Swimming/Natation Canada (SNC) officially released its Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Strategy this month.
As mentioned at the start of the season, Swim Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Swim Coaches Association have been working to review & revise the province's competitive swim program to align with the upcoming changes from SNC.
ScienceDaily (Jun. 9, 2008) — Teenagers who excessively use their cell phone are more prone to disrupted sleep, restlessness, stress and fatigue, according to a research abstract that will be presented on June 9 at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).
The Wolfville Tritons Swim Club finished in 3rd place at the Nova Scotia Ken Dunn Long Course Provincial Championships this weekend. Following three days of competition, WTSC had accumulated 2192 points to finish in the third overall position.
Congratulations to all the swimmers who took part in a long, but hard fought 3rd place finish at the 2008 Nova Scotia Ken Dunn Long Course Provincial Championships.
The Wolfville Tritons Year End Potluck will be held on Friday, June 20 2008 at New Minas Elementary School.
Events will start at 7:00pm that evening and conclude around 9pm. Swimmers, parents and other family are all invited.
Each Family is asked to please bring something to contribute to the potluck, as well as their own plates, cutlery, etc.
Please note that the final day of swimming for the White and Blue Training Squads will be Wednesday, June 4th.
WTSC would like to thank all of its swimmers and coaches in these levels for their hard work in and out of the pool over the course of the 2007-08 season, and hopes to see everyone back in the water in September 2008!
Enjoy the summer!
Summer Student Job Opportunity
The Wolfville Tritons Swim Club has received a Canada Summer Jobs Grant to employee a summer student. In order to apply for this position, the following criteria must be met:
1. registered as a full time student the previous academic year
2. intend to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year
WTSC Families are asked to note that due to the Victoria Day weekend May 17-19, there will not be any swim practice for any group on Monday, May 19.
Enjoy the long weekend!
WTSC is in need of swimmers aged 12 and older to work Sunday, May 4 at clean up for Dump and Run.
Start time is 9.30 AM and it will only be a couple of hours max (2-3 hours). Swimmers should wear old clothes, and work gloves.
30% sale on all in stock training suits.
Drop in to see the large variety of Suits. Help support our local business and WTSC 2007-2008 Sponsorship and Supplier.
Due to an unscheduled pool shut down for maintenance, WTSC will NOT be able to swim out of Acadia Pool this coming Thursday and Friday, April 10-11.
The slides from Denis Collier's presentation to WTSC on proper nutrition for high performance swimming are now available for download in the Training Materials section.
Add April 1-6, 2008 to your calendar and be part of the excitement and drama as Canada’s elite swimmers fight their opponents to the wall, as they reach for their dreams of making the Olympic et Paralympic Team. The 2008 CN Swimming Trials is a 6-day, action packed, high profile swimming competition that will take place at the 1976 Olympic Pool in Montreal, QC.
With the latest in high performance swim suits rolling off the line as the world prepares for the Beijing Olympics later this summer, a lot of attention has been placed on the role of these suits in the slew of World Records that have fallen in the past few weeks (19 and counting).
By: Dr. Alan Goldberg
From: Swimming World, August 2007
If you learn and practice the following seven keys to becoming a successful swim parent, your child should have a successful and rewarding relationship with swimming.
WTSC will be swimming its usual schedule through Easter weekend for all levels.
Swimmers who cannot make it to practices for family commitments are encouraged to contact their squad coach to let them know of their absence.
The Wolfville Tritons Swim Club is pleased to announce that they will be running their pre-competitive swim program again this spring. This program is an excellent introduction to the sport of swimming, covering all four competitive strokes and other related skills.
The annual WTSC Easter Egg Hunt is back!
This years Easter Egg Hunt will be on Wednesday, March 19 from 4:00-5:00pm. Swimmers young and old will be teamed up and take part in the hunt. All swimmers should be prepared to be outdoors that day (baring heavy rain).
The Wolfville Tritons are pleased to announce a scheduled presentation for its members from Denis Collier, Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist.