Weekly Updates! - Jan 26th

Upcoming Swim Meets- MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • Tues Feb 3rd- CLUB NIGHT! - all swimmers in the club invited to attend 5:30-7pm
  • Feb 5th- 8th- Central Region Championships (Etobicoke)- all swimmers with a central region time standard to attend. Entries have been submited and are posted online and outside the office.
  • Feb 14th- Halton Cup (Georgetown)- all 14 and under swimmer (excluding Festival/ Provincial swimmers) to attend- Novice, Junior & Senior
  • Feb 19th- 22nd- Eastern Canadian Championships (Quebec City)- swimmers with Eastern Canadian time standard to attend
  • Feb 21st- 22nd Winter Festivals (Etobicoke)- swimmers with a Festival time standard to attend
  • Feb 21st & 22nd - Burlington Novice meet - Novice swimmers to attend
  • Feb 26th- Mar 1st- Ontario Age Group Provincials (Brantford)- swimmers with a Provincial time standard to attend

Instructions on signing up/ deadlines for the above swim meets will be sent out in a separate email this week. Stay tuned!

Meet packages for all the above meets have been posted to our website under "Away Meets". Information regarding start times/ location etc can be found in the meet packages.

Time Standards can be found on our website HERE
Swimmers best times can be found on our website HERE or on Swimming Canada HERE 

Missing Equipment

Just a reminder to all swimmers to clearly label their equipment and make sure they are only leaving the pool with their own equipment each night! In addition to labeling their gear, we encourage swimmers to "personalize" it with coloured duct tape, sharpie designs etc. to easily identify what is theirs!

Clothing Order

We will be putting in another clothing order. This order will be for the black track suits and purple sweat shirts only. Deadline to submit this order will be Monday Feb 2nd. A reminder to all new Novices to pick up your green MMST tshirt from the office which is included as part of your fees.

Long Course Practices at Toronto Pan Am Pool-

We will be running long course practices at the new Pan AM pool in Toronto on the following Saturdays. This practice is for all Junior and Senior swimmers. There will be no Sat AM practice at MSC on the below dates.

Practice will run from 3:00- 5:00 PM at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (875 Morningside Avenue Toronto). Swimmers are to meet in the main lobby of the facility by 2:45 PM.

  • Sat Jan 31st
  • Sat March 28th  

 

Weekly Volunteer/Club Officials Chair update:

In this issue:
  1. Reminder for recent Winter Novice Meet volunteers
  2. How to search and register for OSOA in class clinics
  3. How to use OSOA to register as an official at a Non MMST Hosted Meet 
 
All Deck Evaluations must be entered into OSOA  This ensures you retain an accurate record of on deck experience.  This will help determine what steps may be necessary to obtain Level III Official certification.  Additionally, MMST will use OSOA reports to verify if your family has satisfied the MMST “Up the Ladder” requirements!
 
How to enter your Deck Evaluation into OSOA: 
  • login
  • top of page, click evaluations
  • drop down menu appears, click add deck evaluation
  • select the position you received a deck evaluation sign off
  • enter the date
  • enter the Meet full name (if unsure, please check the Meet Package)
  • enter the evaluator name (either Meet or Session Referee) > click insert
NEW for January and beyond: Officials with a recent deck evaluation signature MUST enter the deck evaluation into OSOA BEFORE you receive Club Session Credit!
 
How to search and register for OSOA listed in class clinics:
  • Log into OSOA
  • Top of page > click “Clinics” > drop down menu appears
  • Click on “Register for Clinic” > a list of all available clinics will appear
  • Review the information of clinic and location suitable for you and click “Register”
  • Verify information > click “Confirm”
How to use OSOA to register as an official for at a Non MMST Hosed Meet:
  • Log into OSOA
  • Top of page, Meets
  • Drop down menu appears, chose register for Meet
  • A list of all OSOA entered Meets for Central Region
    • You can change the Region view for Meets in another Region
  • Locate the Meet you wish to volunteer
  • If registration is still open, click on select a session
  • Choose  your session and click register
  • Choose  your position and click register 

Register Now for Session 3!

Register Now to secure your child's spot in Session 3 and Session 4!! Classes begin Monday Feb 2nd! All classes for session 3 and 4 have been discounted 5%!

We're excited to announce we've been able to add in additional MiT classes at the Milton Sports Centre!

Click HERE to see the NEW and UPDATED class schedules for Session 3 and 4.

On the schedule MLC= Milton Leisure Centre; MSC = Milton Sports Centre

Please take a look prior to registering as some classes are been removed and other new ones added at all 3 pool locations (EC Drury, Leisure Centre, and now the Sports Centre).

The MiT classes at the Sports Centre will run from March 10th- May 26th on Tuesday nights. As these dates fall between session 3 and 4, you'll notice when you go to register that the Sports Centre classes are set up in their own session- "Sports Centre Session".

And remember! All MiT and Swim 2 Excel fee's have been reduced by 5% for Session 3 & 4. Register now to secure your spot! 

MIT 1/2 - Price per session. Each session is 9 weeks long.

Classes/wk*
1
2
Price
$134        $127.30
$261.30    $248.23

 

MIT 3 - Price per session. Each session is 9 weeks long.

Classes/wk*
1
2
Price
$155          $147.25
$302.25     $287.14

 

Swim 2 Excel - Price per session. Each session is 18 weeks long.

Classes/wk*
2
Price
$500              $475

Weekly Updates! - Jan 19th

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped MMST deliver another successful hosted meet.  This Dash4Cash saw 1,179 splashes by 204 swimmers from 4 teams plus our own Marlins.  Feedback from visiting teams was positive, and many great swims and PBs were seen throughout the weekend.

Thanks again for your contributions to the Marlins - our team spirit is truly legend and something to be proud of.
- Dave McCaig Meet Manager


A message from the Club Officials' Chair:
  • Please enter your Deck Evaluation ASAP - Those with deck evaluations from Dash 4 Cash will not earn club session credit until the deck evaluation has been entered into OSOA
  • Upcoming Novice Meet - several positions are still available, please click on the Volunteer Spot link and sign up
    • Time is running out to earn your 2014/2015 swim season required 2 Deck Evaluations
  • Watch for upcoming in class clinics hosted by MMST - our first clinic of 2015 will be Timekeeper


Upcoming Swim Meets

  • Jan 24th- Winter Novice meet (Milton)- swimmers entries have been posted on our website (http://miltonmarlins.ca/family-resources/online-results) as well as on the board outside the office
  • Feb 5th- 8th- Central Region Championships (Etobicoke)- all swimmers with a central region time standard to attend
  • Feb 14th- Halton Cup (Georgetown)- all 14 and under swimmer (excluding Festival/ Provincial swimmers) to attend- Novice, Junior & Senior
  • Feb 19th- 22nd- Eastern Canadian Championships (Quebec City)- swimmers with Eastern Canadian time standard to attend
  • Feb 21st- 22nd Winter Festivals (Etobicoke)- swimmers with a Festival time standard to attend
  • Feb 21st & 22nd - Burlington Novice meet - Novice swimmers to attend
  • Feb 26th- Mar 1st- Ontario Age Group Provincials (Brantford)- swimmers with a Provincial time standard to attend

Meet packages for all the above meets have been posted to our website under "Away Meets". Information regarding start times/ location etc can be found in the meet packages.

Time Standards can be found on our website HERE
Swimmers best times can be found on our website HERE or on Swimming Canada HERE 

Junior Dryland- all Juniors invited to attend the Friday Jan 23rd dryland session from 6:30-7:30 am in the gym with Melissa (our dryland coach who works with our Senior swimmers)


Clothing Order

We will be putting in another clothing order. This order will be for the black track suits and purple sweat shirts only. Deadline to submit this order will be Monday Feb 2nd. A reminder to all new Novices to pick up your green MMST tshirt from the office which is included as part of your fees.

Long Course Practices at Toronto Pan Am Pool-

We will be running long course practices at the new Pan AM pool in Toronto on the following Saturdays. This practice is for all Junior and Senior swimmers. There will be no Sat AM practice at MSC on the below dates.

Practice will run from 3:00- 5:00 PM at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (875 Morningside Avenue Toronto). Swimmers are to meet in the main lobby of the facility by 2:45 PM.

  • Sat Jan 31st
  • Sat March 28th 

Information Night Presentation

informationnight

The 2015 Information Night held on January 14 included very informative presentations by parents of some of our seniors swimmers who talked about a myriad of subjects related to nurturing a swimmer on the home front.

The presentation also included information on drills added to our dryland practices and run by Lifemark phisiotherapists and more.

Our head coaches talked about many different aspects of the training of our athletes and answered questions regarding expectations on pool deck as well what they would like to see our parents doing to help our swimmers flourish under their care.

If you were unable to attend the 2015 Information Night, you can download the powerpoint presentation.

If you have any questions and would like to discuss them in person, please contact your swimmer's coach to book a meeting.

 

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