Entries for 2014

Pleasant Awards Night


Aug 23 – The ECC Awards Night was held on Thursday, August 21st at the pool. Together we celebrated the successes of our swimmers and of their performances over the summer of 2014. Well done to all and thank you for your efforts for another great summer!
Some pictures available HERE.

Swim-O-Thon was a big sucess!


Aug 22 – Our First Annual Jana Schmitz Memorial Swim-a-Thon was a success! With “The Beat” onsite to entertain the parents and the swimmers, those who participated raised over $3,600 for the Montreal Children’s Hospital! I’d say that’s a great and successful event. Thank you to all the swimmers and for the donations, you know its for a good cause!
Some pictures available HERE (taken before and after I went in for a swim).

ECC wins first Big Meet in its History!

Manager Michael and President Kim, celebrate winning the Big Meet, their own special way!

Manager Michael and President Kim, celebrate ECC’s first ever Big Meet winner title, their own special way!

Aug 10 – Oh what a beautiful day we had on Saturday, August 9th for Big Meet! Not only was the weather hot, out swimmers were as well! Due to their outstanding efforts, we finished big meet with a 2 point edge over Elm Park to win our first EVER Big Meet! With the season points, Elm Park edged us by 4 points to win the A Division title. Even though we finished second, ECC did outstandingly well and we are proud of all our swimmers for their hard work and performances this summer. Bravo to all swimmers and thank you! Some pictures available HERE.

Combined Time Trials results for Big Meet

Aug 3 – The results for the Time Trials are in and have been compiled for all three divisions in preparation for Big Meet. You can find the detailed information HERE. If you have any questions about your child’s participation in the Big Meet, please speak to his or her coach.

Adult Party 2014: Game On!

Aug 3 – The adult party went off without a problem last night. Great people, great colours, great food and great fun, what else can you ask for? The Social Committee had organized and ran a fun night with some hilariously fun ‘Minute to Win It’ events and perfect weather. Thank to all that showed up, it was a blast to get to chat with you all uninterrupted by kids. For some pictures, click HERE.

Halloween in July: don’t put your costumes away yet

Aug 3 – Today’s event, Halloween in July, had to be postponed due to weather. Instead of cancelling it, the guards felt strongly about moving it out and so it will take place on Wednesday, August 6th from 2pm to 4pm. Update your calendar!

Synchro Preliminary results are in!

July 29 – The synchro girls teams all performed well in the prelims held last Sunday.The senior duet and solo performances finished in 1st place, the senior team came in 2nd and the junior solo performance came in 3rd place. Congrats to the junior team and duet performances that came in 8th and 6th respectively. Great show!

Adult Party Luau

ECC_luauheader July 29 – Get your hula on at our Luau! Saturday, August 2 at 7 pm. Tickets are available at the canteen. They’re 10$ each and include dinner and two drinks (beer/wine). BYOB beyond that and a dessert to share! Tropical attire is encouraged.

REMINDER: ECC Participation Medals for 2014 – Get your form now!

July 25 – Once again this summer, our kids will be able to receive a participation medal for partaking in one of our team activities (guppies, leaders, synchro, diving, waterpolo, and swim team). Don’t miss out, get your ECC Participation Medals Form 2014 and submit it to the guards before August 1st. After that date, it’ll be too late! Don’t delay!

ECC First ever Triathlon was a big hit!

July 25 – Yesterday we held our first Triathlon at the pool and park. The weather was perfect and the kids were all pumped up for the change to the swim team practice. The distances they swam, biked and ran depended on their age group. Following the event, they were entitled to a lunch and a certificate of participation. Great job to the volunteers, the kids loved it! Looking forward to how next year’s edition! Pictures can be found HERE.

ECC edges CSL in swim meet

July 24 – The fourth swim meet took place at ECC and we faced strong swimmers from Cote Saint-Luc. Our swimmers swam great and showed how well we can do (even with Bruno Mars in town). Bravo to all! Have a look at some pictures HERE.

12 and under mixed waterpolo tournament: ECC wins Silver!

 July 20 – On Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20th, our 12 and under mixed team participated in the 12 and under waterpolo tournament that was held at Forrest Village. Our team played fantastic and ended up playing for the Gold medal against a very good team from Glenmore. Although they did not win, they played a great game with a final score of 13 to 11 and won Silver. Pictures are available HERE. Congrats to all the players!

ECC shows up strong at FVW, but not strong enough

July 17 – The swim meet was at Fairview Pool and althought we swam well, we just couldn’t get past the strong performance of the Fairview swimmers. The final score was 532 to 508 in favour of Fairview. All of our swimmers swam well and tried hard but as we all know, sometimes we win, sometimes we dont. Great job and great effort by all swimmers! Pictures are available HERE.

Summer Swimmers Meet 2014 was another success

July 12 – On this 45th year of the NAA, Ecclestone Pool was the only pool willing to host the Summer Swimmer’s Meet. And host it we did. it was well prepared, well run, well executed and well attended. Our volunteers and the staff showed the community what we are capable of when we work together. Thanks to all the swimmer, the volunteers and mother nature, the swim went off without a problem. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day, the sun was out but the breeze kept us cool.   Although we didn’t win, we placed a close second to Valleycrest whom we congratulate on their performance. Here is the final score:

Pool Total Score
VYC 547
ECC 538
WES 417
THO 382
TMR 344
WAL 303
ELM 260
BAL 246
PPK 222
SUR 173
SBK 148
GLE 102
SAB 98
FVP 93
VER 60
WPK 11
BRB 0
BWD 0
CSL 0
FVW 0

For details on each event and heat, please click here 2014SummerMeetResults. Pictures can be found here.

Swim Meet against ELM was a close and fun fight but we came out on top!

July 10 – It was an amazing first swim meet at our pool! We came into the relays tied with ELM but the NAA rules procured us a win by a score of 514 to 510. The spirit and enthusiasm of all the swimmers was great. Even our BBQ’r had a good time! For more pictures by Steve Fett, go here.

Swim Meet at Westminster gives us first win of the summer!

July 3 – What a wonderful evening for all our swimmers, we won our first meet against a great pool 526 to 506. We are off to a good start. Great job by all, lets keep it up! Some pictures are available here courtesy of our amazing photographer Steve Fett.

Opening BBQ moved to June 24th

June 22 – The opening BBQ scheduled for yesterday is re-scheduled for June 24 due to ongoing renovations at the pool. The BBQ will be ready at noon and we’re serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, and peperettes. Bring your own side-dish. The canteen will also be open if there are enough volunteers. We’re also looking for additional BBQ volunteers.Do you have 20-30 minutes to spend behind the grill or behind the counter? The more volunteers the less work for everyone! Come one, come all and let’s celebrate summer! We still have a few things to complete around the pool so your help is welcome if you plan on coming around 11am. They are now calling for rain, but we are hopeful that it will not happen! See you all there!

Rain, rain, go away…

ForecastJune 13 – Pre-season is less than 24 hours away and rain is in the forecast. We have been busy in the off season and you will see some new things around the pool! We have new staff members and some great activities coming up. Its going to be a rocking summer! As always, we will be looking for volunteers this summer so if you are interested, please let us know by emailing us or talk to one of the committee members.

What’s up with that?

May 16 – Earlier this week, some of our volunteers ventured down the roads of Kirkland with this structure. 20140515_160203What’s going on and whats it for? Let us know what you think this might be for, leave a comment below.

Finally the snow is gone, let the warmth arrive!

May 6Registration Day 2014 was held on May 4th. On the horizon now is yet another fantastic summer (if Mother Nature wants to cooperate that is). Pre-season will start on Saturday, June 14th at noon. Mark your calendars! If you havent registered yet, it not too late, you can still download your 2014 Registration Form now and mail it to the address located at the bottom of the form along with your cheque! For any questions, please contact Karina. What are you waiting for, there’s no time like now to cross this off your list of to-do’s!

Get your very own ECC gear!

Again this year, we are be offering awesome and cool ECC gear! Dont wait until the last minute, place your order now, click on ECC Clothing Order Form 2014 to get going. All orders must be in by May 24th, so don’t delay! You can email them to Kirsten. ECC Gear 2014

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