So Close to Our Goal!

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With only 2 days left to our annual SWIM-A-THON, we are already at 93.95% towards our goal...our swimmers have raised an amazing $9, 395! In addition to our fundraising goal, many #HAC swimmers have set personal lap goals.  While many NOVICE swimmers may set first time goals of 50-100 laps, more experienced and advanced swimmers have goals of 100-200 laps or more...all before most kids have woken up for the day.  The fun starts at 7 am on Saturday, March 25th with a breakfast to follow. We will be able to update some of our meet equipment and help enhance the community pools that we use with the funds raised.  Thank you to all those who have registered so far and to those swimmers who have already collected record breaking donations. You can see our awesome top fundraisers so far - such amazing efforts!  

Swim-A-Thon Swimming Along

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Wow! What a difference a week makes...In one we week, we have gone from raising just under $4000 to over $6700. We are at 67.4% of our $10 000 goal. #HAC swimmers are a dedicated bunch. They will be in the pool next Saturday (March 25th) at 7 AM to start their laps. With the fantastic efforts of our swimmers and their families, we will be able to update some of our meet equipment and help enhance the community pools that we use as well. Thank you to all the swimmers who have registered so far and to those swimmers who have already started getting donations. You can see our awesome top fundraisers so far. If you haven't registered yet, there is still time.  Go to http://ontarioswimathon.ca/hac sign-up.

Swim-A-Thon 2017: Saturday, March 25th Info

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On behalf of the HAC board and coaching staff, we are excited to announce our annual Swim-A-Thon campaign for this year.
Once again, our club will be fundraising using Swim Canada’s online fundraising process.  This allows us to raise money quickly and easily from just a few clicks on any device. This year, our goal is to raise $10,000! Funds raised will be directed towards dive blocks at Hill Park in addition to replacing timing and starting equipment for meets.With your help, we know we can achieve our goal.
Our Swim-A-Thon will involve all swimmers and it will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 (7am – 9am) at the McMaster University Pool.  We encourage parents to go online and assist your swimmer with the registration.  The family affidavit is part of the online swimmer registration.  Swimming Canada has rules around eligibility for receipts.  Under no circumstance is a Parent/Legal Guardian or Parent’s company eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Please go to our club link www.ontarioswimathon.ca/hac to register your swimmer and start spreading the word to those that support the sport of swimming in our community, province and Canada.
This will also be a volunteer opportunity for parent and guardians. We need lap counters for swimmers.  As well, we need a few volunteers to help prepare food for a breakfast for all those hungry swimmers. Please email hacsignup@gmail.com to volunteer for the positions.
Please show your support, help us provide the best resources, coaching and programs that we can by helping to raise these valuable dollars that will support our swimming program.
If you have any questions please contact your Swim-A-Thon coordinator, Karen Wilson, at kawilson@sympatico.ca  .
 

Incentives Prizes:

Registration with $50 minimum raised = #HAC water bottle

$100 raised = + #HAC towel

$150 raised = + #HAC t-shirt

$200 raised = + #HAC toque

Draw:

In addition, for each $50 raised, the swimmer’s name is put in a draw.  The winner of that draw will get a $500 discount for next year’s swim fees.

GOOD LUCK!  

February 2017

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Dear HAC families: And the busy month of February is underway... We will host our time trial on the 11th, looking to see more improvements across our program. As always, our parents volunteers are ready to be on deck helping out and making it happen. Thank you to all of you HAC members for being so supportive. Training has be going very smooth despite the difficulties we faced with pools shut downs So far, our staff is feeling confident this end of short course season will go very well for all and we cant wait to have our kids jumping in the pool and show what they are capable of. As a club, glad to say our Hammer meet is full and our March break camp is full. That speaks wonders about how well we are working as a team, and is truly a motivator to keep going and getting better! So Lets get February going and make sure we stay together as a team, supporting each other and encouraging each other. Make sure your teammate races well. Make sure your group is scoring points. Make sure every HAC member is fighting the good fight!

January 2, 2017

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And with a so far nice to handle winter, we have faced our first Competition of 2017. Joanne Malar was a big success for our club. Loved seeing happy faces from swimmers and parents and of course solid performances in the pool. Congratulations to our newest additions to Regionals: Alan (Level 1 Black) and Craig (level 1 Gold); and Festivals: Kevin Wu (Level 2 black). Coaches (and the entire HAC family) are very proud!! We want to focus this space right now to thank our members for being very supportive and understanding during the difficult period due to the sudden JT closure. Despite the hard times, HAC continues to overcome the challenges and growing strong, and is all thanks to the unity we are building day in-day out in the pool. With that being said, lets gear up and prepare to face February with a big smile, as it will be a busy month with a time trial, Hammer, Festivals and Regionals in line! HAC swimmers... Lets DO THIS!!!!!

January 2017

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And we are back TODAY!!! Thursday January 5th is the first day back for most of our competitive swimmers, joining the top groups who have been working hard during the holidays. Our Novice program and OWAY program is up and running as of this Saturday. We have been waiting for this day as we are excited to see you again. Please remember our Skill circuit this Saturday January 7th: McMaster from 715-9am and JT for Novice 10-12. Don't let this opportunity go as we will be reviewing important aspects for your races such as dives and turns, plus is a great opportunity to bring all groups together and do the same thing! Once again, WELCOME BACK! Will see you in the pool!

Weeks 11-12

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ALL HAC coaches want to first thank our awesome families for the fantastic first 4 months of work. Nothing gets accomplished on this program without parents support and trust. We are very thankful and touched for the way you keep supporting us and thats the reason why the club is progressing and coming this far.WE also want to wish everyone lots of love, health, and best wishes for each of you not just during this holiday season, but year round. May we never forget that every day is family day, and family is each person you love and love you back! From the bottom of our hearts: THANK YOU!

Weeks 9-10

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We are finishing 2016 very strong. Our steeltown meet last weekend was a complete success with tons of good performances and personal best across all our groups. Special congratulations to Allie SH and Aneshka F from Level 1 black for qualifying to Regionals for very first time! We only have one more week of work before our first break and dedicate time to our families. We will make this last week COUNT!! More to come next week: GO HAC GO!!!

Week 8

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Week 8 went by with very impressive meet results. HAC swimmers were consistent and up for challenge. Of course there is lots of things to continue to work and improve, which is the beauty and secret of competitive sport: there are no limits! December is coming up soon. Time definitely goes by really fast. First break from training is approaching,reason that has our coaches doing more fine tuning and getting more details worked before our next commitment during the second weekend of December: our very OWN steeltown meet! while waiting for that next compeittion, we cant avoid the FUN! and now the very well known Mannequin challenge has all our groups doing a face off! This week each group must perform the challenge and post the video on our Facebook Page.. So far performances are very good and I am looking forward to see more of these videos to see how funny and creative we could be!.. Individual goals have no purpose without TEAM EFFORT and UNITY. So anything we do is thinking about HAC as a WHOLE!.. Have said it before and will say it now: very PROUD of this group of swimmers, coaches and parents! Go HAC GO!
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