Banquet tickets on sale now for Oct 28/2018 Banquet

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2018-19 Annual Banquet Tickets Are On Sale Now!
Join us on Sunday October 28th, 2018 for the Annual Hamilton Aquatic Club Banquet at Carmen's Banquette Centre located at 1520 Stone Church Road East. Doors open at 3:00 pm. Dinner is served at 5:00 pm, followed by awards and dancing. Please promptly send an eTransfer to hacsignup@gmail.com with your ticket payment to allow for our team to process your ticket order quickly. Tickets once ordered will be delivered to you by your Group Rep.
We will have a ton of prizes that will be raffled at the event.  There is also a cash bar!
Complete this form to register for your tickets:
4 Banquet Volunteers Required
We are looking for, 4 talented people, to help with our Banquet this month.  It is a 15 to 20 hour time commitment worth 3 points each.
You must be available the entire day of the banquette and have flexibility to distribute tickets, based on our October Practice Schedule and meet with the committee as needed.
Duties include:
Keeping track of ticket sales
Buying Raffle prizes and organizing at banquet
Raffle ticket sales at the banquet
Craft table organization
Set up day of and help facilitate seating
Only 4 positions available.  First come, first serve.  The link is below.
    Have a great week!  Go HAC Go!   Mr. Robert Blunsdon Hamilton Aquatic Club President 905-906-2195 If you have any questions, please reply to: hacsignup@gmail.com

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

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.

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.
Note:
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 
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Hoodie Orders – Oct. 24-31

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HOODIE ORDERS
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
October
Oct 14-15 "hall of fame" Level 1 and up, Etobicoke
October 29th: Banquet, ALL
November
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
 
December
DEC 8-10 "steeltown", N3s and up, McMaster
January
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
February 2-4, "Regionals", qualifiers, London
Feb 17 "hammer", N3s and up, McMaster
Feb 17-18 "festivals", qualifiers, Ottawa
March
March 1-4 "provincials", Qualifiers, Etobicoke.
March 12 San Diego, training camp,  Level 3 and up
March 24th: Swimathon, ALL, McMaster
April
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
May 11-13 "jack mac", N3 and up, McMaster
May ? Pending date for away meet
June
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
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
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