Summer Swim Team

General Information 

Our goal is to help develop our athletes to reach their maximum potential. Our coaches are dedicated to providing our athletes with the tools and resources necessary for them to reach their highest possible level of performance, while also encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle.

We’ll start by saying that summer swim team is not and should not be a substitute for basic swim lessons. If your child is scared of the water, they’re not ready for summer swim team just yet.

Our groups are divided by age and ability. Our goal is to unite swimmers of equal caliber and provide them with quality training. The groups are not set in stone and as a swimmer progress, he/she can be moved to a higher group.

Registration

Registration opens to residents on June 4, 8am, to Montreal-West June 11 at 9am and to all on June 13, 9am. You can register online or at the Aquatics Centre.
All program information can be found in our brochure on page 32.

Practices

Swimmers practice Monday to Friday 17:00-18:30 at the indoor pool, except competition Wednesdays. Each group will have 1 practice a week at the outdoor pool.
We encourage swimmers to come to as many practices per week as they can.
The summer session is 7 weeks, from June 25 to August 10.

Swimmers need a swimsuit that is suitable for swimming laps rather than sunbathing. They need goggles that fit well. Cote Saint-Luc will provide them with bathing caps and a t-shirt. Swimmers can use CSL’s kickboards, flippers (limited sizes), and pull-buoys, unless they already own their own.

Swim competitions take place on Wednesday nights, either here at the outdoor pool on Mackle, or at competing pools in the West Island.
Warmups are generally at 5:30pm with the competition itself starting at 6pm. The summer swim competition schedule, which is determined by the NAA, is listed below and available online at www.naaswim.com.

The 5 Wednesday night dual swim meets (competitions) are: (to be announced)

  1. July 3 @ _____
  2. Jul 10 @ _____
  3. July 17 @ _____
  4. July 24 @ _____
  5. July 31 @ _____

*A Summer Swimmers Competition is on a Saturday, July 20 at VYC. This swim meet is for new swimmers only, who have not been affiliated with a winter team.
*A Time Trials Competition is on Saturday, August 3 (at TBD) which serves as a Semi-Final where swimmer’s times are taken into consideration and ranked amongst all swimmers in The NAA
*Big Meet, which serves as the Finals, is on Saturday August 10 at WPK pool.

For our team to hold a good standing amongst competing pools, swimmers must attend competitions.

Volunteering

The success of each CSLA swimmer’s experience relies on our amazing volunteers! Each swim competition requires 30+ volunteers. We are regularly recruiting volunteers for all roles pool-side (timers, judges, meet managers, etc.) We also need volunteers to hand out ribbons to the swimmers.

All families are expected to volunteer; especially at all meets for which we are the hosts. 

Communication

Parents are not allowed on the pool deck during practice. Coaches will be happy to speak with you before or after practice if you have questions or concerns regarding your child(ren)’s swim team experience, please.  Their coach holds the most accurate information regarding their training, development, and competition.

Contact Us:

For direct assistance, send an email to:
Team Manager/Coach: _____________: cslsummerswimteam@gmail.com
Aquatics Coordinator: Jonathan Halliday – Phone: 514-485-6806 ext. 2220, e-mail: jhalliday@cotesaintluc.org