Beginning today and running through the weekend, 5 Halifax Trojans swimmers will be representing Atlantic Canada at the Tri Camp in London, Ontario. Sarah Polley, Isabel Sarty, Victoria Boyle, Bayley Young and Colm Somers were all selected to Team Atlantic and will be swimming both with and against top prospects from Ontario and Quebec.
The camp features multiple pool, dryland and classroom sessions across the course of several days, and also features a skills competition and a tri-meet where Team Atlantic will compete against Team Ontario and Team Quebec. The Atlantic prospects team is comprised of 13 swimmers aged 14-16 from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.
Day one began with the boys at a dry land session and the girls in the pool. Pictured below are the boys working on some posture exercises and the girls listening attentively to the instructions of Ajax Swimming’s Head Coach Matt Bell, one of the many coaches who will be working with the swimmers during the camp.
Olivia Feschuk at the Commonwealth Trials in her 200 meter free event.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Hold the date for the Halifax Trojans Wine and Beer Fair and Silent Auction, to be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 7-10 pm. Kelley and Peter Polley have graciously offered to host us again at their home, 57 Pinehaven Drive, Halifax.
This popular event is back again this year, with our partners at Garrison and Bishop’s Cellar providing a variety of wonderful products with a spring theme. We will also offer a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres and a Silent Auction. If you have any items to donate to the Silent Auction, or have ideas for possible donations, please contact Silvana Germana firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are an affordable $20. They can be purchased by emailing Andrea John, email@example.com. Stay tuned for additional places to purchase your tickets.
This event is a great way to get together with fellow swim parents and coaches, and the Silent Auction is a great fundraiser for the Trojans team.
We have always suspected as much in the swimming community, but now there is evidence that suggests kids who develop swimming skills early in their lives also develop better motor behaviours, visual-motor skills, and mathematically related skills than the average child.
Way to go swimming parents for picking the smart sport!
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Spring has not sprung in Halifax it seems… HTAC will be cancelling its Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning practices (March 25/26th) due to the extreme weather expected to arrive in HRM Wednesday morning. Please take care.
Congratulations to HTAC High Performance swimmer James Cormier for being selected to represent Eastern Canada in the “East West Youth Dual Meet”, held this summer in Winnipeg, Manitoba. James was one of 12 boys selected to Team East from Ontario, Quebec, and all Atlantic Provinces in the 16&17 year old boys division. James was the only Atlantic swimmer nominated to the team (though several other HTAC swimmers were very close!).
The three day camp and competition will follow this summer’s Age Group Nationals, and will bring nearly 100 of Canada’s top 17 and Under athletes to train and race in a fun and challenging environment under the guidance of Swimming Canada’s Junior National Coach, as well as some of Canada’s High Performance Center Coaches.
Just a reminder there are no practices during the HRSB March Break, March 10th through March 16th. Normal practice schedules will resume Monday, March 17th.
The Halifax Trojans wish all of their swimmers and families a safe and happy holiday!
Congratulations to Klara Doelle on being recognized as Volleyball Nova Scotia’s Spotlight athlete!
“Klara is described as both a thoughtful, caring teammate and an extremely focused and driven athlete. Her passion for volleyball is on display every time she enters a gym as improvement is always on the forefront of her mind.
Above and beyond her on-court dedication, Klara also makes a daily effort to succeed as a student athlete. In her busy life, she balances the grade 12 IB program at Citadel High School, competitive swimming, VCCE training AND club volleyball.
Volleyball Nova Scotia is happy to recognize Klara on her commitment to her team, coaches and own personal development.”