Swim Club Donations
*The SLN Swim Club always accepts donations from local and surrounding businesses. Tax receipts will be issued to businesses for general donations (but not for Swim-a-Thon, as Swim-a-thon is governed under specific rules according to Swim Canada)
Teaching the value of sport through swimming
Striving to be an inclusive community that competently trains our athletes to achieve their highest potential.
Inclusive - embracing individuality
Competent - whatever you do, do it well
Athlete - training our swimmers to lead active, healthy lifestyles
Community - a safe, fun environment where relationships are fostered between athletes
November 15 OSC 10 & Under Series
November 22 & 23 - Winter Club Invitational - Calgary
December 6 - 10 & under meet in St Albert
December 6 & 7 - Ponoka Cookie Classic - developmental
December 11 to 14 - JP Ficet - Edmonton -qualifiers only
January 9 to 11 - Blue Bears - Edmonton -qualifiers only
January 10 & 11 - Niel Lepps Memorial - Sherwood Park
January 24 - 10 and under meet - St Albert
January 30-February 1 - Alberta Open 1 - qualifiers only
Mid-Jan – Swim-A-Thon (ALL swimmers are required to participate)
Swimathon will take place during regular practice
November 15 - OCO 10 & Under Series
7 TIPS TO STAYING COOL & CALM IN THE CLUTCH
The BIGGEST secret to you playing your best when it counts the most is learning how to keep yourself CALM and COMPOSED. If you allow yourself to get too nervous or too excited right before or during a competition, then your muscles will tighten up, you’ll lose your confidence and your play will go right down the tubes! This is what it means to CHOKE! The athlete gets so nervous that he/she ends up performing tight and tentatively — a mere shadow of his or her normal self!
The Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club sent 5 qualified swimmers to Team Aquatic Supplies Age Group Trials North, at Millennium Place Pool, Sherwood Park, from Feb 21-23.
In the 10 & under age group, Eden Price (10) swam best times in her 50 back, 50 fly, and 50 breast, where she made the final and placed 7th. Eden continues to show great stroke technique in all of her swims.
Zoe DeJonge (10) had several more great swims, as she swam best times in her 50, 100 back 50, 100, 400 free, (placing 1st in each), 50 fly (placing 1st), and 100 IM (placing 3rd). Zoe also achieved 6 new provincial A times. Wow! Super Job Zoe!
In the 11-12 age group, Justice Fancie (11) swam best times in her 50, 100 back, 50, 100, and 200 free, highlighted by a 16 sec drop in her 200 IM (with another 11 year MQT).
Submitted by: Vince Carson
On February 13-16, the Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club sent Chase Murdoch (17) Amber Carson (15) and Elizabeth Moore (12) to compete at Western Canadian Championships, at Canada Games Pool, New Westminster, BC.
Chase Murdoch, who swam in the men’s 17 & over category, had 3 outstanding swims. He swam 50 fly (dropping .6 sec and earning a new short course 17 & over Western Time), 100 Fly (dropping .78 sec and achieving another 17 & Western Time), and 200 IM (dropping 4.55 sec and achieving a 3rd 17 & over Western Canadian Time).
Amber Carson swam in the female 15 & under age group for her first Westerns experience. Amber swam the 50 fly, 100 Fly, and 200 Fly. Amber’s strongest swim was her 200 fly, where she finished 19th, and set a new club record.