DIVE AND TURN CLINIC – UBC Aquatic Centre (Lanes 6, 7, 8, 9)

PNSC is hosting a dive and turn clinic this coming weekend. Details are outlined below:

  • Date: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
  • Time: 11:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: UBC Aquatic Centre -6000 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
    (Lanes 6, 7, 8, 9)
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  • Register here

Program details listed below:

  1. 11:30 AM - Activation.
  2. 11:45 AM - Warm Up
  3. 4 Stations at 15 minutes each.
    Station Lane Activity Time(s)
    1 6 Butterfly diving (deep end)
    push off and turn (shallow end)
    12:00 - 12:15 PM (Blue)
    12:20 - 12:35 PM (Yellow)
    12:40 - 12:55 PM (Grey)
    1:00 - 1:15 PM (Red)
    2 7 Backstroke diving (deep end)
    push off and turn (shallow end)
    12:00 - 12:15 PM (Red)
    12:20 - 12:35 PM (Blue)
    12:40 - 12:55 PM (Yellow)
    1:00 - 1:15 PM (Grey)
    3 8 Breaststroke diving (deep end)
    push off and turn (shallow end)
    12:00 - 12:15 PM (Grey)
    12:20 - 12:35 PM (Red)
    12:40 - 12:55 PM (Blue)
    1:00 - 1:15 PM (Yellow)
    4 9 Relay diving (deep end)
    Freestyle turn, IM turn (shallow end)
    12:00 - 12:15 PM (Yellow)
    12:20 - 12:35 PM (Grey)
    12:40 - 12:55 PM (Red)
    1:00 - 1:15 PM (Blue)
  4. 1:15 PM - Break
  5. 1:30 PM - Time Trials with Diving.
  6. 1:50 PM - Fun Activities / Relays.
  7. 2:30 PM - Refreshments.
  8. 3:00 PM - Finish

IMPORTANT: ALL Practice Sessions are running as scheduled on this day.


Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 5th, 2017!

Please do not forget to "fall back" and set your clocks back one hour in the morning of Sunday, November 5th 2017.


Is now open to current Spring 2017 Swimmers only!

At this time, only current swimmers (registered in Spring 2017) are able to register. If spots remain, we will open it up to new members who will be swimming with the club this summer and then to the general public. We had great success piloting our online registration for the summer session and will continue to use the same system for fall registration. In addition to introducing the new online registration system, there are a few other changes that you should know about:

  • Swim Groups – We are restructuring our swim groups with clear goals and requirements for each group. To avoid confusing references to the old swim groups, the new groups will be called Blue, Red, Grey, and Yellow; similar to ribbon colours used for sport events. You will receive an email shortly advising you of your child’s new swim group starting in September.
    Please click here for more information about the new swim groups.
  • Swim Terms – We are breaking up the Fall/Winter/Spring season into 2 swim terms.
    • Term One will run from September – January.
    • Term Two will run from February – June.
    • You have the option to register for both terms together (lock in your practice schedule for the whole year) or for just Term One.
    • If you choose to register for Term 1 and Term 2 together, the fees for Term 1 will be charged immediately and the fees for Term 2 will automatically be charged to your credit card 5 months later (~ mid November).
  • Volunteer Hours – We have reduced the number of volunteer hours required per family. Each family must volunteer at least 3.5 hours per term or have their volunteer deposit cheque cashed at the end of the season
  • Fundraising Gift Cards – More retailer choices available in addition to Safeway. You now have the option to purchase Boston Pizza, White Spot, Starbucks, Chapters/Indigo, Choices, and Safeway gift cards for your fundraising commitment.

  • The registration fee per swimmer is $225 each term or $450 for both terms.
  • you register for both Term 1 and Term 2, $100 discount is available to swimmers attending Grade 11 and higher in September 2017; $100 discount is also available for the 3rd registered swimmer from the same family.
  • Fees will not be prorated for latecomers or for swimmers who swim a partial term. Please see withdrawal policy below for more details.

  • In order to qualify for the Community Gaming Grant, the club needs to raise at least 25% of the grant total through fundraising activities.
  • The fundraising commitment, in the form of purchasing select retailer gift cards, is $250/family/term.
    • If you are registering for two terms, you must purchase a minimum of $500 select gift cards.
    • If you are only registering for Term One, you must purchase a minimum of $250 select gift cards
  • Gift cards will be charged to your PayPal account immediately during registration.

  • Each family must bring a volunteer deposit cheque when they pick up their fundraising gift cards.
    • If you are registering for two terms, the volunteer deposit is $140.
      Note: Volunteer cheques should be payable to "Percy Norman Swim Club" and dated for July 1, 2018.
    • If you are registering for one term, the volunteer deposit is $70.
      Note: Volunteer cheques should be payable to "Percy Norman Swim Club" and dated for July 1, 2018.
  • Families that do not complete their 3.5 volunteer hours per term will have their volunteer deposit cheque cashed at the end of the season.

  • All payments are non-refundable with the following exceptions:
    • If withdrawal notice is received prior to the start of the season / term, registration fee will be refunded less a $25 administration fee.
    • If withdrawal notice is received within the first two weeks of the season / term starting, registration fee will be refunded less a $50 administration fee.
    • No refund will be provided if withdrawal notice is received more than 14 days after the start of the season / term.
    • Note:
  • Gift cards are not refundable even if you have not picked them up yet.
  • Please send an email to Registrar@pnsc.ca if you wish to withdraw from the program.

  • Your registration fee allows you to select up to 2 practice sessions a week.
  • Practices on statutory holidays are cancelled.
  • Practices may also be cancelled when they conflict with another PNSC event like the Christmas Party, Time Trials, etc.
  • Missed or cancelled practices cannot and will not be made up.
  • Fees are not prorated for missed or cancelled practices.
  • Hillcrest Pool is closed for maintenance in April each year. The club makes every effort to find another facility and secure enough pool time during this time. There is no guarantee swimmers will be able to practice twice a week during this time.
  • Please click here to see the latest Fall Practice Schedule.

Other important information you need to know prior to registration.
Click here
to register (only valid when registration is open)

For more information about registration, please email Camila Tang at registrar@pnsc.ca.


Time Trials is a fun event for all groups!!!

It is a great opportunity to see how much everyone have improved in terms of speed and stroke. Time Trials are split into two days with two groups.

Details are as follows:

For Blue & Red Groups:

  • Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM
  • Location: Hillcrest Pool

For Grey & Yellow Groups:

  • Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM
  • Location: Hillcrest Pool

Note:

  • Time Trials are mandatory if swimmers would like to receive Reports Cards (see attachment)
  • Swimmers must attend on the correct date for your group.

ATTENTION TO PARENTS!

  1. Swimmers must participate to receive a Report Card at the end of the season. These times help coaches in assessing your child/ren’s progress.
  2. Parents should try to attend to cheer on the kids. If you are unable to come, please find a substitute such as a friend or relative.
  3. Please bring healthy snacks (such as fruit or granola bars) to share with other members after Time Trials.

For more information about Time Trials, visit the Time Trials page.

For information on how to use the stopwatch and keep time, click here.

ATTENTION TO JUNIOR LEADERS AND ASSISTANT COACHES!

As role models to the younger swimmers, all Junior Leaders and Assistant Coaches are expected to participate in Time Trials! It is mandatory!

Help Wanted:

Please click here for the Grey/Yellow November 18th volunteer signup.

Please click here for the Blue/Red November 4th volunteer signup.

** Important note regarding volunteering and attendance at Time Trials **

Please do use the volunteer signup if you would like to help setup, instruct or help with other duties at this event but not to note you are attending.
Volunteers must be available from 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM.
Please limit your volunteer signup to ONE VOLUNTEER, PER FAMILY, PER EVENT.
You will receive credit only once per family for each event you sign up and volunteer for.


PNSC's popular Mile Swim, a fun event intended for all groups, is fast approaching! Details are as follows:

  • Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM
  • Location: Hillcrest Pool

ATTENTION TO PARENTS!

  1. Please encourage your child/ren to participate in this event. It is an excellent opportunity for them to build their endurance and to see their improvement.
  2. Parents are expected to time and count laps for their child/ren during the Mile Swim. If you are unable to attend, please find a substitute such as a friend or relative.
  3. If possible, please bring healthy snacks (such as fruit or granola bars) to share with other members after the mile swim.

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions about the PNSC Mile Swim, visit the Mile Swim page.

ATTENTION TO JUNIOR LEADERS AND ASSISTANT COACHES!

As role models to the younger swimmers, all Junior Leaders and Assistant Coaches are expected to complete the Mile Swim!

Help Wanted:

Please check back soon for the volunteer signup link.

Volunteers must be available from 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM.


Please note that parent volunteer sheets were due July 1st, 2017. Please scan and email your completed volunteer sheets to our Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Poon at Registrar@pnsc.ca.

Please note that we do not give back a prorated cheque for partial completion of volunteer hours. If you did not complete the required number of volunteer hours, your volunteer deposit cheque will be cashed at the end of the season. Please visit our website for more information about our club volunteer policy.

As in the past, families are able to top up their volunteer hours with the purchase of retailer gift cards. The list of gift cards available for purchase are Boston Pizza, White Spot, Starbucks, Choices, Safeway, and Chapters/Indigo. Please email Registrar@pnsc.ca for more information.


The May 6th and 13th Time Trial results have been posted to the Time Trials page.


Parents should note that in order for swimmers to access the pool during their practices, they must present valid and current ID cards.

All PNSC swimmers must update their ID cards by seeing the front desk. Please bring your current PNSC card with you so that the staff can update.

New swimmers (especially young children) who do not have ID cards are asked to come to the front desk with their parents. Please provide information such as the swimmer's full name, home address, telephone and birthday; and you should receive your ID card within 10 minutes.

Swimmers must follow all pool regulations, such as:

  • Swimmers using their ID card may not swim outside their normal practice time
  • Parents must pay if they wish to swim at the pool. Any breach of this rule may result in the cancellation of their children's membership

Also, please note the following:

  • The club does not assume any responsibility for lost items; therefore swimmers should not bring valuable items to practices.
  • Parents are expected to wait until their children are in the water before leaving.
  • The club does not assume any responsibility for a swimmer's safety or security before and after practices.

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Important information to our members is sent via e-mail on a regular basis. We ask all PNSC parents to register to get on the e-mail list. To register, send an e-mail in the following format:

  • To: info@pnsc.ca

  • Subject: Relationship to club, Last name, Swimmers first name, Optional additional names of children

Examples:

  • Subject: Swimmer, Jones, Mark, Cindy

  • Subject: Coach, Bowman, Alex

  • Subject: Executive, McNiel, Jim

No text is required in the body of the e-mail. Send one e-mail from each address you want to receive club e-mail at.

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Last Updated: October 21, 2017