These are your activity updates for July:

Relay Carnival

The NSW Relay Carnival is fast approaching on July 22 and the club deadline for your entries is on July 16. Please ensure your pool captains (John DeVries & Helen White) have your name down on the list to participate. Remember – this is not about being the fastest swimmer in the pool – it’s about enjoying a lively team atmosphere, getting your feet wet, seeing what a relay &/or a carnival is about, and having FUN!! So, experienced, inexperienced, slow, fast – it doesn’t matter – we want you! We have set a goal to get at least 40 club members participating, so sign up and help us reach the goal. (Note: If you have not paid your 2012 membership fees, you need to do that before entering). You can notify John & Helen in 3 ways:

  1. Tell them in person
  2. Send them an email
  3. Sign up online on the online entries page.

The club is subsidising the entry fees by $20 per swimmer, so you only need to pay $5. However, it is VERY important to attend and swim all your relays once you have signed up (if you don’t show up, it means 3 other swimmers who do show up don’t get to swim each event you are entered in). Therefore, you will be asked to refund the club reimbursement ($20) if you do not attend the relay meet.

Once all entries have been received, an email will go out to the club in the last few days before the carnival informing you which relays you will be swimming and instructions on how it all works when you get to SOPAC.

Christmas in July

Please refer to your recent club emails from Momo regarding Christmas in July. It’s happening next Saturday (July 14) at P. Murray’s starting at 4:30pm. Instructions to the location are in your emails. Don’t forget to let Momo know a) that you are attending & b) what you will be contributing to the dinner. Also, please don’t forget to bring a gift-wrapped gift valued at $15 for Secret Santa. (Please do not participate if you do not bring a gift!).

TimeKeepers Course

Repeating the recent club email sent by Roz Elliot on the upcoming Timekeeper’s course.

A timekeeping course will be conducted at the poolside of North Sydney swimming pool from 0900 to 1030hrs on Sunday 5th August 2012.
There are many reasons to attend this course
  1. Your knowledge and experience will directly contribute to the smooth running of our own carnival
  2. You may be able to help others to timekeep correctly at carnivals
  3. You will have completed the first step to becoming a chief timekeeper (the timekeeper course and competencies are prerequisites for the CT qualification)
The course will cover all the content required for the official qualification of timekeeper (Masters swimming) which is
  • PART A of the general principles of Officiating: modules 1 and 2:

self management and roles and responsibilities for Masters Swimming Officials

  • operating timekeeping devices
The course will be a workshop (i.e. relaxed). Participants are expected to print off and read resources available on the NSW Masters Swimming website prior to the workshop: general principles of officiating modules 1 and 2, timekeeper candidate notes, timekeeper logsheets, timekeeper competencies card and the timekeeper duties guide (all available from:
Please let Roz know if you can attend the course by replying to her e mail as soon as possible (there is a limit of 10 places). She will provide a reminder e mail to all candidates who sign up a few days prior to the workshop.

More Carnivals!

There are a few fun local carnivals coming up after the relay meet that also have upcoming entry deadlines. Be sure to refer to the calendar page and get your entries in for:

  1. Seaside Pirates on Aug 5 (entry deadline July 18)
  2. Manly Masters on Aug 19 (entry deadline Aug 1)
  3. Ryde Masters on Sept 1 (entry deadline Aug 15)

Refer to the online entries page for full details.