March 2013

posted Jun 11, 2013, 5:08 PM by Mike Partridge   [ updated Jun 11, 2013, 5:39 PM ]
Dear Orcas:
Tori, Patricia Isabelle, Tammy and Lindsay all swam very well at the TechnoSport fun meet on 03 March. Improved technique and increased speeds all around. Bravo Zulu, ladies!
Late-breaking news: The Downtown Swim Club (Toronto) are hosting an event on April 20th in the 50 m pool at the U of T. Deadline to register is Monday the 5th!
Coaches' corner:
Replacement clips for snorkels are in, please see the His-bark-is-worse-than-his-bite Coach.
Michael Phelps tribute breakfast:
Saturday the 9th of March, join your fellow swimmers after practie at Cora's at 1971 St. Joseph Blvd. (For the record ... the 'Breakfast of Champions' includes three fried egg sandwiches with cheese, tomatoes, fried onions and mayo; a five egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast and three pancakes with chocolate chips. The total calorie weigh-in: 4,000 calories, or roughly twice what a normal man should eat all day.) umm ummm good!
Sure sign of Spring department:
Starting the March 9th practice, there will be a triathlon lane.
Long-term planning:
1.  This year the National championships are being held in the Nepean Sportsplex. There are no qualifiying times required, registration is at this address:
 even if you don't plan to swim, volunteer to help with timing, marshaling or whatever the host club (Nepean) may need. See Anne-Marie.  
2.  You should also consider the 7th annual Bushtukah Bring on the Bay 3k Open Water Swim, which will be held on July 13, 2013. This is a very well-organised and fun event, last year there were four Orcas who enjoyed the beautiful course and sumptuous buffet:

To register online and for more information please visit