SWIM-A-THON March 24th, 2018!

On behalf of the HAC Board and coaching staff, we are excited to announce our annual Swim-A-Thon campaign for this year.

Next time you are at a City Recreation Centre look for the Pace Clock.  The Hamilton Aquatic Club purchased Pace Clocks for every Pool in the City over the last 30 years.  That is just one example of our Club's generosity and leadership in the community thanks to the Swim-A-Thon.

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 new equipment for the pools we use 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 24th, 2018 (6:30 am – 9am) at the McMaster University Pool.  Swimmers will be swimming from 6:30 am to 8:30 am with a team breakfast snack to follow.  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 will not be issuing tax receipts this year.

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 point 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 us at hacsignup@gmail.com.

Incentives Prizes:

Registration with $50 minimum raised = New Limited Edition HAC Shirt

$100 raised = Water Bottle

$150 raised = Towel

$250 raised = Mesh Bag


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.

Volunteers Needed for London Regional Meet

Earn valuable volunteer points at the 2018 Western Region SC Championship February 2-4. The call has gone out for Officials of all levels to attend and work the Short Course Regionals in London. If you are available and would like to work a session (or 2) please reply to this e-mail and I will send your name and info forward to the event's Official's Chair. 13+ is in the morning on Saturday and Sunday 12 and under is in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. I will be personally contacting each family in February to update and discuss your volunteer point accumulation in the first half of the season. Our goal is to have every family achieve their points total. Your time and talent is worth way more to the Club then a volunteer bond. If you have any questions, please give me a call. Rob

HAC Swim Parka Orders

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We finally found a local distributor for Speedo swim parkas!  $145 (taxes included)!
Swim parka is made of a water resistant rip-stop outer and a fleece liner.
**They are made to fit loose and roomy.**
Adult sizing only, but you will see that the XXX-small is considered a youth small.
Orders need to be placed by 12 am Thursday, December 7.
This will ensure that they can be delivered by Christmas.
We will not carry additional stock. However; we have no minimum order at this time. So, these can be ordered in the future, but with a bulk minimum to keep shipping/screening costs down.
Click here for ORDER FORM 

Hoodie Orders – Oct. 24-31

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The Hamilton Aquatic Club is happy to offer a high quality black hooded sweatshirt with HAC embroidered on the front. Orders are being taken from October 24th to October 31st, 2017. Your new HAC Sweatshirt is perfect to wear to and from practice, school, or on the fun Saturday night on the town. Get yours today for $65.00.
These make great Christmas Presents!
Order on-line at the link below:

Timing Clinic

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  Scott Hunt will be running a timing clinic/introduction to swimming officiating on Sun Oct 22/17 at Central Memorial Rec Center (games room) at 8:30am.  The clinic will be about 1.5 hours.    

HAC Annual Banquet – Sunday, Oct. 29th

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  Don't miss this year's HAC Annual Banquet. When:  Sunday Oct 29 @ 3:30pm - Carmen's Banquet Hall What:   Dinner, Awards, Raffle, DJ & Team Fun Cost:    $22 / ticket, kids under 5yrs $10
This year we will have a "Halloween Theme"...best costume prize for kids under 10yrs and more!!!!   Tickets will be sold through your Group Reps starting the week of Sept 25th.  Please note that it is a  first come,  first serve basis and tickets go fast. This really is a special event for the kids, don't miss out!

Main Meets and Events for the Year

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HAC meet calendar and Events
Oct 14-15 "hall of fame" Level 1 and up, Etobicoke
October 29th: Banquet, ALL
November 3-4, "Burlington Invitational", Level 1 and up, Burlington
November 9-12 "Age Group International", qualifiers, Etobicoke
November 10-12, "Swim International", qualifiers, Brantford
November 25th: B&G relays/pool events, ALL,  McMaster
DEC 8-10 "steeltown", N3s and up, McMaster
January 6th, skills Circuit, Novice and up, 3-5pm, Laurier pool
January 11-14, "AB Meet", Level 4 and up, Qualifiers, Etobicoke,
Jan 20-21 "Joanne malar", N3s and up, McMaster
February 2-4, "Regionals", qualifiers, London
Feb 17 "hammer", N3s and up, McMaster
Feb 17-18 "festivals", qualifiers, Ottawa
March 1-4 "provincials", Qualifiers, Etobicoke.
March 12 San Diego, training camp,  Level 3 and up
March 24th: Swimathon, ALL, McMaster
April 6-8 "hac meet", N3 and up, McMaster
April 5-8, "Canadian Trials", qualifiers, Montreal
April 12-15, "Easterns Nationals", qualifiers, Windsor
April 21st, skills Circuit, Novice and up, 3-5pm, Laurier pool
May 11-13 "jack mac", N3 and up, McMaster
May ? Pending date for away meet
June 1-3 "Age Group International", Qualifiers, Etobicoke 
JUNE 8-10 "regionals", qualifiers, Brantford.
June 15-17 "festivals", qualifiers, Markham
June 28-July 1st, "Provincials", qualifiers, Etobicoke.
July 4th, 5KM "provincial Open water", Level 2 and up, Brampton
July 7-8, "Burlington LC outdoor Invitational", Level 1 and up, Burlington.
July 25-29, "Canadian Junior Championships", qualifiers, Winnipeg

Dryland Training Starts at Pauline Johnson Sept. 18

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Our dryland facilities at Pauline Johnson are now available for us, therefore we will start using it as of September 18th as part of our program for all competitive levels.  Pauline Johnson is located at 25 Hummingbird Lane, Hamilton, Ontario.  Enter from the gym door from the parking lot.  Parking is available on the corner of Hummingbird and Bobolink.   Please pay attention to the following schedules for all the groups:
530-630: L4, L3G, SR, JR
630-730: OPEN **
4:40-5:20 L2B, L3B (If there are swimmers who CAN'T make it this early, please attend the Monday OPEN dryland time. Pauline Johnson will close at 730, therefore we couldn't get the desirable dryland after swimming on this day) L2G* Optional.
6:10-7:10 L3G, L4, JR, SR
530-630: L1G, L2G/  L1B* (Optional)

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