Entries for 2015

Ecclestone shed’s it!

Early this fall a few of us got together and enjoyed taking the old shed apart down to nothing!

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Good thing too, the floor gave way as we we removed the old shed! Out with the old…

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… and in with the new! Earlier this week the new shed was put up. More sturdy and giving us more storage room. We will be moving things back over in the coming weeks. Another improvement for us.

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Awards Nights 2015

Better late than never. The pictures from this summer’s Award night are now online. They can be found here or you can review them below.

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We are the champions 2015

Champions

Congratulations to our swimmers and coaches who worked hard to make our championship season a reality at the Big Meet.

ECC won the NAA Division A season title by the slimmest of margins – one point! This is a huge step for our pool and the first time ECC has ever finished the season in first place in the history of the NAA. Way to go!

Pool events

The immensely popular Triathlon for kids of all ages takes place Thursday, August 13 at 11 a.m. The cost to participate is $5 and includes a hot dog lunch.
Be sure to bring plenty to drink so you can swim, do an obstacle workout and of course, run!
ECC’s Got Talent/Pie-in-the-Face takes place Sunday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m. when we fire up the BBQ. The show starts at 6:00 p.m.
Sign-up on the bulletin board and show us what you’ve got!  Lip-synching, dancing, singing and stand-up-comedy. Almost anything goes.
After the show, you’ll have the chance to toss a pie in your favorite lifeguard’s face – in the name of fun.

Second Annual Jana Schmitz Memorial Swim-a-Thon

This event is near and dear to our hearts. Jana Schmitz was an energetic ECC athlete and a cheery daily presence at the pool. She sadly passed away from cancer at the age of 11 on January 10, 2014. To honour her memory, we inaugurated the Annual Jana Schmitz Memorial Swim last year. The event takes place on Wednesday, August 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Download your pledge form now. All proceeds go to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation in Jana’s memory.
There will be a BBQ during the event as well as draws for many great prizes for our swimmers.

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70s disco party a hit

Long-time and new pool members brought their creativity and sense of fun to the adults’ party on Saturday night. The theme was 70s disco and the retro fever spread like wildfire. Thanks to our awesome social committee for making it all happen. Check our Facebook page for groovy photos.

End of season closes in

Hate to say it but it’s true. The ECC season is slowly coming to an end in the coming weeks. Lessons wrap up this week on Thursday, August 13. Swim team time slots are open-swim all week.
The post-season hours start on on Monday, August 17.
Week of August 17 –  Noon to 8 p.m.
Weekends –  Noon to 9 p.m.
Week of August 24 –  3:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm.
The last weekend at the pool is August 29 and 30.

Amazing Pictures ‘Fetturing’ ECC swimmers

Steve Fett has captured many pictures from out various events. He has uploaded many to the website but there are many more available on his website.

Big Meet Swimmers

The list of the swimmers that will take part in Big Meet on Saturday, August 8th at Briarwood pool is available. The top 12 swimmers of each event will be invited to Big Meet. Please note that only 2 swimmers per event of any pool can make it to Big Meet. It is therefore possible that a 13th place swimmer may be invited to Big Meet. Please talk to the coaches for an accurate list of participants.

Adult Party – Disco night

This year’s adult party will take place on saturday, August 8th from 7pm on. The theme this year is Disco night! Tickets for the event are available at the Cantine. Please purchase them as soon as possible to help us plan the food order. Might you get a ‘Saturday Night Fever’?! Come and find out!

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Waterpolo finals schedule is ready

The schedule for the finals for Waterpolo is now available and can be viewed HERE. Good luck to all our teams!

Time Trial Pictures!

Pictures from the Time Trials that took place at ECC can be found HERE.

Time Trials A @ ECC

The list of the swimmers for ECC for this Saturday’s A Time Trials is available HERE. If you child is registered and cannot attend, please advise his/her coach today before 3pm if possible.

Good showing at Synchro Prelims

The synchronized swimming preliminary “A” showing for the junior and senior solos, duets and team routine took place on Sunday, July 26th at Westminster pool. Our girls did very well and we are very proud for all their hard work to date! Keep it up and we look forward to the presentations at Junior and Senior Finals along with the pre-junior Finals!

FVW visits ECC and goes home empty with a loss of 551 to 481.

Great effort and performance by ECC again this week! Our faster meet yet and another beautiful night for a swim meet. Pictures can be found here.

WES visits ECC – ECC scores a solid win 553 to 487!

What a meet last week! We started off with a tight performance with Westminster but as the meet progressed, the depth of all our swimmers shone through and we came in to the relays with a solid lead. The results of the relays solidified our advance and we won the meet with a solid 66 points spread!
With 90 heats in total, we almost had two meets in one evening and were done by 9:10pm, WOW! Congratulations to all the swimmers and thank you for coming out. We have one more meet coming up at ECC this Wednesday, lets have a repeat performance against Fairview!

ECC at ELM: A good effort but we came up just short 522-502

The friendly swim meet against our rival rival Elm Park was completed and we lost 522 to 502. Our swimmers worked hard but just couldn’t overcome Elm. All is not lost, we still have 2 swim meets to help us improve our overall score.

Session 2 lessons are ready

Swim lessons for session 2 start On Monday, July 20th. The schedule and names are available now. If you have any questions or if there is a mistake, please discuss it with the lesson supervisor.

Great showing at Summer Swimmers Meet

As many of you know, the Summer Swimmer’s Meet took place on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at Glenmore pool. The results can be found here.  It was really a three-way race between Valleycrest, Thordale and ECC. In the end we finished a close 3rd overall with 469 points behind Thorndale at 475 and Valleycrest at 491.Great job Ecclestone!

ECC at GLE: A well deserved victory 542-490!

Our first victory of the summer! A strong perfromance by all our swimmers who showed their tenacity! Pictures are available here.

ECC at TMR: A heartbreaking loss 522-502

Althought we put up a great effort, we came just short in this week’s swim meet. Congrats to all for your efforts. We can rebound and give the other teams a run for their money in the next 4 meets!

Pictures can be found here.

Lots of stuff coming up. Read on!

Regular hours start this weekend:

  • Saturday/Sunday, June 20/21, open 12-9 pm
  • Monday/Tuesday, June 22/23, open 1:45 – 9 pm

Wednesday, June 24 is a BIG day!

Be sure to join us on this holiday for our official opening day of the 2015 season!

  • First day of swimming lessons
  • Fun ECC swim meet during regular swim team practices at noon (10 and under) and 12:45 (11 and over)
  • Opening day BBQ
  • Family Zumba Party, sponsored by Energie EnCorps, activities start at 1:00pm
  • Pick up your family membership cards, pre-ordered bathing suits, and purchase ECC ballcaps

Synchro tryouts

Come and join our winning synchro team this year, especially since we’ve done away with those early morning practices! Team tryouts will be held Sunday, June 21 at 3:00 pm and Wednesday, June 24, 11:00 am. If you can’t attend either tryout, please contact Jenny at jennycoussa@hotmail.com.

Bronze Medallion/Cross

The first class will be held Friday, June 26 from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Students (list can be found HERE) should bring a bathing suit, towel, paper and pen. Please note that this is a full-summer course that requires a full commitment and includes a written and practical exam in August. There will be small fee charged for the manual and exam fees. There is also a minimum attendance requirement that will be explained during the first class.

Lesson schedule

Did you forget what times your kids’ lessons are at? Click HERE to see the full class list schedule. To request a change to a class with an open spot, please email kelimadi.hersh@gmail.com.

Party bookings

Why not hold your birthday or team party at the pool? Party booking inquiries should be sent to ecclestoneevents@gmail.com. Booking rates and details can be found HERE.

ECC opens this weekend!!

Pre-season hours start this weekend as follows:

  • Saturday/Sunday, June 13/14, open 12:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Monday-Friday, June 15-19, open 3:30 – 7:30 pm

Please note that we are open to the public for free during the pre-season so bring your friends and let them know what a great place ECC is for the summer!

Regular hours start Saturday, June 20, 12:00 – 9:00 pm. The first day of swimming lessons is Wednesday, June 24, with more details to follow.

More sleep for Synchro swimmers!

Big news this year… we’ve revamped the weekly schedule to maximize pool space at the most popular times of the day. Regular synchro team practices will now be 11:00 am –
12:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays. That’s right, swimmers and parents, you can sleep in! The early morning slots will be reserved for extra practices closer to competition dates.

ECC swimsuits and caps

For those who ordered ECC swimsuits, they will be available for pickup on opening day, Wednesday, June 24th. Baseball caps will also be available for $15 each.

Registration day is set, summer to follow (we hope)

The date for pool registration is set! We look forward to seeing you all and welcoming you back on Sunday, May 3rd from 1pm to 3pm at the Ecclestone chalet. The guards will be on hand to help answer questions and to bring a ray of sunshine after all those long and cold days.

You can get your registration form here, complete it, and print it in your PDF viewing application or simply print out the blank form and fill it out by hand. Don’t forget, if you get a new family to become members and submit their form at the same time as yours, you can save on your own membership fees! Spread the word, we are always looking to share the fun of ECC with others!

See you all soon!

Get your suits, summer’s on its way!

Yes its that time where we know the sun shines longer and the snow is starting to melt. We still have lots of work to get the season ready but we will keep you all posted as things progress. See you all a few short months!

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