Arena Carbon Pro Suits Update
Press Release - KAJ LC Meet - May 2013
May 24-26, 2013 - LLSC and Olympians in Vancouver
Arena Carbon-Pro Racing Suits
FINA rulings on suits would apply at all sanctioned meets so swimmers should stop wearing these suits to avoid risk of disqualification.
Here is the information from the Arena website..
New information on compliance with FINA regulations
As of 7th of May 2013, the following Arena POWERSKIN Carbon-Pro models are not valid anymore for FINA sanctioned events:
§ Women’s full body open back (FINA approval code AR220993)
§ Women’s full body closed back (approval code AR220994)
§ Men’s jammer (approval code AR141364).
Arena is introducing a new version of the POWERSKIN Carbon-Pro (called Mark 2), which is available with immediate effect, with the following FINA approval codes:
§ Women's full body open back – Mark 2 (AR221039)
§ Women’s full body close back – Mark 2 (AR221028)
§ Men’s jammer – Mark 2 (AR141028)
If you need more info about this matter, please read our official Press Release here.
If you are going to compete in a FINA sanctioned event and need details on how to get hold of the new POWERSKIN Carbon-Pro Mark 2 suits,
click here to view our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section, or visit the POWERSKIN Carbon-Pro return page
May 2013 - Officials News
May 4, 2013 Chief Timer Clinic 7:00am-8:30am
Paula Diaz will be holding a Chief Timekeeper Clinic on Saturday, May 4th from 7:00-8:30am (max).
Please email email@example.com to confirm your attendance.
May 4, 2013 KAJ Stroke & Turn Clinic 9:30- Noon
KAJ has invited LLSC members to participate in the Stroke & Turn Clinic.
For details, please refer to the email that our Officials Coordinator sent out.
May 18, 2013 - LLSC Spring Jamboree
We will need a full slate of volunteers for the meet to run without a hitch as the previous Jamborees have.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to help.
May 4, 2013 - Team Photos
Date: Saturday May 4th
Time: 7:00am start
Please wear your new blue club t-shirts and a black bottom. Please refer to the email that you received for instructions on how to place an order for photos.
May 4, 2013 - SportMAP Athlete's Conference
National Volunteer Week
Now in its 71st year, National Volunteer Week is all about volunteer recognition.
This year’s celebration takes place the week of April 21 to 27, 2013.
Canada’s volunteers make a tremendous contribution in communities across the country and around the globe.
They make our communities resilient and our country vibrant.
Thank you to everyone who volunteers with Liquid Lightning!
April 20, 2013 - Annual General Meeting
Thank you to the crowd of LLSC members that attended the Annual General Meeting on Saturday April 20th. A new Board of Directors has been elected.
Check under the Contact Info menu for the list.
Special thanks to the previous Board of Directors for the work they completed last year.
Many of these people have spent several years on the Board working on our behalf.
Thank you and enjoy your "retirement".
April 17, 2013 - National Officials Day
April 17th has been declared National Officials Day to recognize those who serve as officials in sports across Canada. Thank you to all LLSC members who have volunteered time to help out at our swim meets in the many different jobs.
Prospects West 2013
Swimmers Alex Diaz and Craig Mathieson have been selected to the Prospects West BC Team. Congratulations to Alex and Craig!
The Prospects West Training Camp and Tri-Meet will take place in Kamloops next Thursday April 18 through Sunday April 21.
This annual event will see 96 swimmers from BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan come together to learn and compete.
Press Release - World Trials - April 2013
Cherry Blossom Meet and Jamboree Results
Results are now posted under Meet Results.
Congratulations to Ebony for swimming her 200 IM in under 4:00 to qualify for regional meets. Ebony, Enrika, Pierson, Ashlinn, Kaybe, Angelina, Hanna, Dawson and Delaneyall swam to 100 per cent best times! Way to swim!
Kickboxing is CANCELLED for Tuesday March 5th
No kickboxing today! The company has recently moved to a new location and the renovations are not complete.
Gold swimmers can swim at JBMAC from 5-6:30pm tonight. Silver swimmers will follow their regular schedule at JBMAC.
Press Release - AAA Championships March 2013
February 28 - March 3, 2013 - BC AAA Championships
On Saturday, LLSC had two swimmers that won medals and qualified for Age Group Championships.
Craig Mathieson and Christina Russo collected their third, and final, Age Group time to qualify for Age Group Championships this July in Montreal.
Craig won Silver in 200 Breast (2.27.07) and Christina won Bronze in 100 fly (1.03.40).
On Sunday, Craig Mathieson won Silver in 100 Breast with a time of 1:07.67, another new Age Group time!
The following swimmers achieved a new Age Group Time during the weekend: Alex Diaz in 400 Free and 1500 Free; Jamie Sullivan in 200 Back; Craig Mathieson in 100 Back, 200 IM, 200 Breast and 100 Breast; and Christina Russo in 100 Fly.
Many of our LLSC swimmers had personal best times, some swimmers had many!
February 23, 2013 - New Qualifiers
At the recent LLSC Jamboree, five swimmers swam 200 IM under four minutes to qualify for Regional swim meets.
Congratulations to Taysah Boulter (3:49.75); Dawson Boys-Kerekes (3:14.72); Ebony Dawick (3:45.92); Kaitlyn Luchka (3:52.18) and Gavin Newall (3:54.92).
February 23, 2013 - LLSC Jamboree
Thank you to all the volunteers for your help at the Jamboree this Saturday.
The meet was successful and the swimmers had a good time.
I will send out emails to the High School students that volunteered to help within the next few days. Thank you. Paula
February 23, 2013 - LLSC Jamboree
Thank you Time Trial Volunteers
A big thank you to all volunteers who came to the pool early on Sunday morning to help with the time trial.
Our small but enthusiatic group of swimmers appreciate your dedication.
Congratulations to our five new timers who successfully completed the timers clinic on Saturday morning.
Reminder it is the LLSC jamboree on Saturday 23rd.
Paula Diaz. email@example.com
Canadian Sport Schools Information
Press Release - February 2013 - Western Championships
March 7, 2013 - Special General Meeting
A notice of the special meeting has been mailed (via Canada Post) to members of the Society.
Please check your mailbox and put the following on your calendar.
Date: Thursday March 7, 2013
CIBC Commitment to Community
LLSC has been awarded $500.00 from CIBC as part of the CIBC commitment to community.
For more information about CIBC check out their website
Thank you to District of West Kelowna
District of West Kelowna has approved Liquid Lightning Swim Club's application for a Grant In Aid.
The District has awarded our club $11,500.00 towards the cost of pool rental at JBMAC.
Members of Liquid Lightning Swim Club are grateful for the community's support.
Press Release - February 2013 - BC AA Championships
2013 Community Sport Hero Event
To recognize the outstanding contributions to sport in the community,
the City of Kelowna and PacificSport Okanagan host a Community Sport Hero event each year.
This year, Liquid Lightning swimmer David Dimitrov received an Athletic Excellence Award.
BC AA Championships - Surrey, BC
T'Keya won Gold in 50 Free
Girls' Relay Team (T'Keya, Emma, Sara, Molly) won Silver in 200 Free Relay
T'Keya won Silver in 100 Free and Silver in 100 Fly
Wyatt won Bronze in 400 Free
T'Keya won Gold in 100 Breast
Press Release - February 2013 - Kamloops Valentine Splash
February 2013 - Birthday Wishes
Christopher B., Abbey B., Kassidie C., T'Keya D., Chantel D., Jenelle D., Jessica F.,
Tatum P., Madison P., Dylan R., Rowan S., Jenn S., Jamie S., Xander V., Will Z.
Press Release - January 2013 - KAJ Snowfest
Press Release - KISU Jamboree, January 2013
New Qualifiers at KAJ Snowfest Meet
Congratulations to LLSC swimmers that achieved new qualifying time standards:
Provinical "A" time - Kaitlyn Adderley, Delaney Douglas
Provincial "AA" time - T'Keya Delwo, Kyra Rice, Hallie Jenkins, Sara Roggeveen
Provinical "AAA" time - Chantelle Douglas, Jessica Forbes, Kyra McNulty, Christopher Basisty
Westerns time - Alex Diaz and Scott Andreen
New Qualifier at KISU Jamboree
Congratulations to Alex Strobel for swimming the 200 IM in 3:56.39 at the KISU Jamboree on Friday January 11th.
Alex now qualifies to swim at Regional Meets.
Hotel Cut-off Dates
For the Kamloops Valentine meet in February, rooms must be booked by January 7, 2013.
For the AA Championships meet at Surrey in February, rooms must be booked by January 6, 2013.
Check out details under Team Travel & Policies menu.
YOGA - Gold, Silver & Multi groups
Be sure to let Terry Short know on/before January 6th, whether or not your swimmer will participate in the upcoming sessions of Yoga.
Please refer to the email that you received for details. Thank you.
LLSC Mega Swim - December 30, 2012
Congratulations to Jessica Forbes and Sara Roggeveen for completing 100x100m!
Also congratulations to David Dimitrov, Lucas Tyler, Alex Diaz, Christina Russo, Lauren Fauchon, Kassidie Cornell,
Lacey Falkingham, Jenn Short, and Josh Zakala from KAJ, who all managed to complete 200x100m today.
The swimmers started at 6:00am and finished around 12:00 Noon.
January 1st - Polar Bear Swim
For information on the annual Polar Bear Swim in Peachland, click here
Press Release - Kamloops Meet December 2012
Another swimmer qualifies...
Congrats to Megan Allan, who swam her 200 IM in under four minutes at our Jamboree Saturday afternoon.
Megan is now qualified to compete at regional meets. Way to swim!
Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped out at the Jamboree Saturday afternoon!
Sports Clinic - Gold & Silver Groups
Date: Sunday December 9, 2012
Location: The Kinsmen Media Center at 3975 Gordon Drive, Kelowna
** Adjacent to Mission sports fields ** (south on Gordon over the bridge left on Lexington)
Topic: "Preseason Championship thinking: Preparing myself for a successful new season" and “Coping with Pain”
December 2012 - Press Release: LLSC Jamboree
Click here for UPDATED list of volunteers
We are still short timers for the Jamboree on Saturday afternoon.
If anyone would like to help with this but has not yet done a training clinic, Paula will be able to do a brief timers training session on Saturday morning at 7am during swim practice.
If interested please email Paula Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check the updated list of volunteers. If there are any errors, please let Paula know.
Jamboree Date: Saturday December 8th
Jamboree Time: 1:30pm -5:30pm
Jamboree Location: Johnson Bentley Pool
LLSC Jamboree - New Start Time
Date: Saturday December 8th
Location: Johnson Bentley Pool
We need a minimum of 14 timers and 6 Stroke and Turn judges.
Please contact Paula at email@example.com to sign up!
Johnson Bentley Shopping Night at Modot
Click here for flyer
MoDot & Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Center have invited LLSC members to join them for a fun shopping evening.
There will be refreshments, snacks, draw prizes, and all regular priced clothing at 15% off!
When: Wednesday December 12th
Where: MoDot fitness & Leisure Wear, 107-3480 Carrington Rd. West Kelowna
RSVP Linda @ 250 452 9688 or Jane @ 250 768 4442
LLSC Starter Clinic
Date: Saturday December 1st
Location: Johnson Bentley Pool.
At the KAJ Jamboree meet on Sunday, two swimmers swam under 4.0 minutes in 200 IM.
Oliver Diaz swam 3:57.58 and Brock Lewis swam 3:51.22. Both boys now qualify to attend Regional meets.
At our upcoming LLSC Jamboree Meet on December 8th, watch for Megan Allan and others to also break this qualifying time.
Check out Press Release under the News-Current & Archived menu.
November 2012 - Press Release: KAJ Meets & Canada Cup
November 2012 - Press Release: VKSC Meet
2012 MINNEAPOLIS GRAND PRIX
David Dimitrov placed 2nd in 400 Yard IM; 4th in 200 Yard IM; and tied for 7th in 100 Yard Free.
Kierra Smith, former LLSC swimmer now at University of Minnesota, placed 1st in 200 Yard Breast; 3rd in 100 Yard Breast; and 2nd in 200 Yard IM.
Lazer Bowling Party - December 2nd
Date: Sunday December 2, 2012
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Place: Capri Valley Lanes, 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC
Cost: $17.00 per swimmer, which covers LAZER bowling, shoes, pizza and pop.
Please RSVP no later than Wednesday Oct 31,2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stroke & Turn Clinic - November 4th
Who: Parents OR Adult Volunteers
When: Sunday November 4th at 7:00am-9:30am
Where: Johnson Bentley Pool
There is no cost for this clinic.
Bring a coffee and a pen.
Come and learn what is a stroke infraction and a "legal" turn. The clinic will be conducted by Bruce Pipher, National Level Certified Referee.
This clinic will help you understand the rules of swimming and what those people are doing and announcing at swim meets!
RSVP to Paula at email@example.com
2012-2013 Accommodation List
A list of hotel accommodations for the year has been posted under the Team Travel & Policies menu.
Team Aquatics Account & Password
Team Aquatics had to set up a new Account & Password for our club this year. The information previously mailed out to members is incorrect.
For the new updated account name and password, please check under the Newsletters & Handouts menu.
Team Building Days This Weekend at JBMAC
Blue Team Saturday October 20 - 7:00am - 9:00am
Pink Team Saturday October 20 - 7:00am - 9:00am
Orange Team Sunday October 21 - 7:00am - 9:00am
Yellow Team Sunday October 21 - 7:00am - 9:00am
October 2012 - Press Release: KISU Pentathlon & Jamboree
Silver & Multi Groups - No Swimming at H20 Monday
There will be no swimming at H2O Monday October 8th.
Multi and Silver swimmers are welcome to swim with the Gold group at JBMAC on Monday October 8th.
They will be doing dryland from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, then swimming from 5:00 pm to 6:30pm.
LLSC requires that each family has at least one member trained as a timer.
We are holding a timing course:
Date: Saturday September 29, 2012
Location: Johnson Bentley Pool
Please email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance. Thank you.
Pick up your T-shirts & Caps
For swimmers who did not pick up their LLSC t-shirt & cap at the Pancake Breakfast,
please make arrangements to collect your gear at Johnson Bentley Pool on one of the following days:
- Monday, Sept 24 - 3:30pmto 4:00pm approximately
- Tuesday, Sept 25 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm approximately
- Friday, Sept 28 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm approximately
Look for Heather - she will have the t-shirts.
September Birthday Wishes
Special wishes to our LLSC swimmers celebrating a birthday this month:
Ebony D., Lily D., Emma M., Lorena M., Jessica O., Shyler P., Georgia P., Paighton S.
Junior Coach of the Year
For the second year in a row, Emil Dimitrov has been recognized by the
BC Swim Coaches Assocation as the Junior Coach of the Year. Congratulations Emil!
LLSC Caps & T-shirts
Caps and t-shirts will be handed out to LLSC members at the Pancake Breakfast this Saturday.
Also, if you haven't submitted your post-dated cheques and forms, please remember to bring them with you on Saturday.
LLSC Pancake Breakfast - September 22nd
Date: Saturday September 22, 2012
Location: Johnson Bentley Pool
Terry Fox Run - September 16th
Last September, LLSC supported the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research.
This year, we are hoping to have an even larger group of LLSC members
participate by collecting donations and running the route.
Date: Sunday Sept 16, 2012
Location: Mission Sports Fields (Lexington & Gordon Drive, Kelowna)
Click here to download a pledge sheet
Donations by cheque are preferred: make cheques payable to The Terry Fox Foundation
Wear your LLSC Team Gear and come out to support Terry Fox’s dream.
Team Aquatics at Pancake Breakfast
Does your swimmer need equipment?
Team Aquatics will be at our Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, Sept 22nd.
Bring your cheque book!
Completed Registration Forms & Cheques Due Sept 17 & 18
All completed registration forms and post-dated cheques are due by September 18th at the latest.
Our club Registrar will be at Johnson Bentley Pool on Monday, September 17 & Tuesday September 18 from 3:30-6:00pm to collect these items.
Swimming - September 17th
Swimming in the pool will start during the week of September 17th.
For general schedule information, check the 2012-2013 Swim Groups & Training Schedules document
under the Training Schedules menu.
Note: All schedules are subject to change.
Training times at H20 will not be confirmed before mid September, at the earliest
Open Water Swimming - September 4th
Groups: Gold & Silver
Dates: Tuesday September 4 - Friday September 7
Dates: Monday September 10 - Friday September 14
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Drop off at Johnson Bentley Pool for dryland at 5:00pm.
Pick up at Gellatly Bay Beach at 6:30pm.
Try-Me Swim Camp - Come out and try LLSC !
For new swimmers 6-12 years old who can swim 25 meters and would like to improve their swimming strokes.
--- Dates: Monday to Friday August 27-31, 2012
--- Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
--- Location: Johnson Bentley Pool
--- Cost: $25.00 includes swim cap & t-shirt
For more information about registering for camp,please contact Heather at email@example.com
2012-2013 Registration is now open
Previous LLSC Members: To register for LLSC, click on REGISTER Menu on left-hand side.
Potential New LLSC Members: Contact Registrar before registering.
Our Registrar will be at the pool to collect the completed registration forms, cheques, and to answer any questions on:
-- Dates: September 17 & 18th, 2012
-- Time: 3:30-6:00pm
-- Location: Johnson Bentley Pool
For more information about registration,please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you have enough cheques on hand.
For the 2012-2013 swim season, we will be collecting cheques for the monthly instalments.
All post-dated cheques for the season will be collected at registration.
This will save the club several thousands of dollars in credit card processing fees.
Thus, we feel the financial benefits are worth the extra effort for all of us.
We wanted to make sure you were all aware of this so that you have time to order a supply of cheques.
Pre-Comp registrations will be the same as last year, and can be paid in full with a credit card at the time of registration.