Grand Prix Thank-you
The entire Executive Team would like to send out a HUGE thank-you to all the volunteers, coaches, swimmers, sponsors and donors who made our Development meet and Grand Prix such a success this past weekend.We had over 700 swimmers participate over the three days - 170participantson Fridayand over 410 forSaturdayandSunday! This important club event simply would not happen without the time, work and dedication of the volunteers. We were complimented by many different clubs for running a smooth meet - so everyone's efforts reflected the club well - good job.
We would especially like to acknowledge the parents who trained in speciality areas such as Stroke and Turn, Colorado and Electronics, Announcing, Clerking and Marshalling. These areas are essential to having the meet run well.
Our Equipment Director Robert Yeo and his apprentice Brad Sandquist, would like to give a shout out to all the people who helped with the set-up in the TORRENTIAL rain. Thanks to Wilson Chao who ordered pizza for the crew - it lifted everyone. You were all super good sports. Thanks to the many parents who helped with tear-downon Sunday- many hands made lighter work. Thank-you Robert for your expertise and dedication and many years of service in this important role for the club.
Special thanks to Eileen Lau who managed our concession and printed our programs and to Suzanne Sachinidis who coordinated Deck Food and arranged food donations from numerous food and beverage providers and sponsorships for prizes. Suzanne also reached out to Z.95 Community Squad to attend our Development Meet which made the soggy event more fun. It was great to see the kids play the giant Jenga game and dancing. Thanks Suzanne.
Michelle Quan did an absolutely amazing job as Meet Manager. She and co-board member Ashley Sandquist brought many news ideas to create a fun atmosphere with music, and drag races replacing the typical bell races. Michelle also worked hard to get more prizes for our Development Meet. We found some lively and entertaining announcers in Mattia and Phil.
Natalia Loginova calmly and confidently ran her first full meet as the Cudas new Chief Meet Recorder. Natalia thanks the very capable office crew who supported her all weekend. The club is truly lucky to have Natalia accept this very important role.
Thank-you coaches and swimmers for great team spirit, cheers and singing of the national anthem. It was a great touch. We were also uplifted to see many Cudas alumni and former head coaches - Alex Duguay and Andre Kubada visit and support the event. We had a super participation rate from our team which was great to see and our swimmers performed well for this early season meet.
The Executive would also like to recognize the support the swim meet received from the Water Polo families in the club. That's great community spirit and your presence was noted and appreciated.
Remember our club is hosting the SF Regional swim Championships in early August so we can show case our wonder Central Pool, Cudas Concession and wonderful team spirit. Hope to see as many as you there as possible. It's the final meet for most kids and lets make it a great one.
Poco Development Meet Friday June 15th
WARM UP TIMES & LANE ASSIGNMENTS
Coaches Grace Ni and Con Kubada will be attending the meet. Regular Junior Prep practices @ Kensington and MacPherson is still on for swimmers not attending the Development Meet.
The next Development meet will be onFriday July 20thin Coquitlam. Junior Prep swimmers interested in doing a meet before then are strongly urged to consider attending the Port Moody Meet. Please talk to your coaches and Grace if you have further questions.
Poco Invitational Meet this weekend
WARM UP TIMES & LANE ASSIGNMENTS
7:05 - 7:25Div 5 and up
6:45 - 7:05Div 5 and up
Attendance @ Away Swim Meets
This is a gentle reminder that no shows - cost the club money needlessly!! When swimmers register for meets but do not attend or make late scratches our club is still charged for those entries. This is wasted money that can be used towards equipment purchases, social events, coaching development or other club needs.
Attendance at away meets will therefore be monitored and families will be charged for missed swims. We had a number Cudas swimmers who did not show for their swims last weekend. If circumstances changeunexpectedly please advise your coach ASAP. If you needto leave meet early let your coach know before you go.
We had great support from the visiting clubs who attended our meet. Let's remember to return the favour and to sign up for timing and officiating shifts when we attend their meets.
Swim Meet Sign-ups
20 June- Deadline to sign-up for Port Moody Swim Meet
Please note that it is club policy that for away meets a swimmer will be registered for a maximum of 4 individual events and 2 relays. Coaches, not swimmers, make the event selection. If swimmers have special requests, preferences or specific goals for their events they must discuss it with the coach prior to entries submission for the meet.
After the initial entries are prepared families will have a 2-day period to review and make revisions. Changes cannot be made to entries once they have been submitted to the hosting club - typically theMondayprior to the weekend meet. Dialogues with your coach needs to happen before theMondayentries submissions.
The executive is going to consider options for families who may wish to participate in more than 4 individual events at away swim meets. We will advise of developments on this issue.
Masters and Diving
Mondays / Wednesdays/ Fridays evenings (6:45) at MacPherson Pool. There is still room in these programs - come give a it a try.
17 June- Cudas U10/18 Water Polo Tournament at Central Park10am- Go Cudas Go
28 June- Cudas Camp-out @ Kensington - details coming soon
29 June- Cudas U16
SFU Mobile Start and Turn Camps @ Coquitlam CentreJuly 2-5andJuly 9-12form10:30am - 12:30pm.Registration closesJune 21st. This camp is a great opportunity for swimmers to come to a high-level pool with knowledgeable coaches to make a difference in their dive and turn mechanics.Ultimately making them faster swimmers. The camps will focus solely on the technical aspects of each dive and turn including video review and physical demonstrations. For more information and to sign-up for the camps you can visitwww.sfamobilecamps.com. Please keep in mind that spaces for these camps are limited to 24 kids per camp and spots are filling up quickly. We look forward to working with your fast swimmers, making them even faster."