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The Hamilton Aquatic Club is a non-profit competitive swim club run by parent volunteers. The club, in existence for over 75 years, and the second oldest in the country, hires professional swim coaches to provide excellent programming and has achieved tremendous results.
HAC FREE ASSESSMENT DAY - June 12, 2016
HANNA ELLIS BREAKS 28 YEAR OLD MALAR RECORD
SC Festivals 2016 at the PanAm Pool afforded Hanna Ellis a great tank to break the long-standing 28 year old record in the 200 FR, previously held by Olympian Joanne Malar. Congrats Hanna for making HAC history!
Booster Raffle Winners
Congratulations to our 5 Booster Raffle Winners on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. The winners won a grand total of $1,000.00 each!!!
1st Prize Winner: Madeline Vader - Ticket #1416
2nd Prize Winner: Linda Aussem - Ticket #0083
3rd Prize Winner: Peter Wildenstein - Ticket #1354
4th Prize Winner: Cindy Montrichard - Ticket #1050
5th Prize Winner: Diane Kilby - Ticket #1340
Winner of our 50/50 Draw at our recent JackMac swim meet - PengYu Zhang of Toronto, Ticket #191937 receiving $106.00
OLYMPIC WAY - SUMMER SESSION- Registration Open
CHECK OUT THE OWAY SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE.
CANUSA - TRYOUTS JUNE 15 at 5:15 Hill Park Pool
CANUSA Games will take place in Hamilton this year (Aug 5-7) and return to Flint in 2017 for the 60th Anniversary. For more information and contacts related to CANUSA 2016, check the link here.
TRY SWIMMING FOR FREE - 2 week FREE Trial
SWIM-A-THON WAS A HUGE SUCCESS
Swim-a-thon was a joint club event held on March 5, 2016 at McMaster, along with our Part 2 of the Black & Gold Team Challenge. Congrats to Stephanie Morrison for raising the most money - $1,250. Goodies associated with swimathon pledge levels will be awarded in the coming weeks. Congrats to all for fundraising over $10,000! - Swimathon link.
Join HAC! Free Assessment
STAY INFORMED - THE SCHEDULES ARE POSTED
HAC EQUIPMENT - CHECK OUT THE GREAT NEW HAC SPIRIT WEAR!
HAC Equipment Order Form attached here.
OFFICIATING IS FUN - GET EDUCATED!!
The second and last ALL DAY officials clinic day will be held Feb 6, 2016 in St. Thomas at Fanshawe College. These all day officials clinics are presented by WOSOC and can afford a fun opportunity to make arrangements for group travel for a fun, team building day of officials training.
Registration is ongoing; register NOW! Packages have been streamlined to include ALL costs including fundraising and meet fees within the single swim fee; no more fundraising cheques, NO meet fee or travel cost SURPRISES! Registration is fast and easy using the Google Online Forms. Registration for Level 1 and above. Registration for Novice N2 and N3. Mail to Hamilton Aquatic Club PO Box 69042, Hamilton ON L8K 6R4. 2015-16 meet schedule is posted.
HAC NOVICE IS THE BEST PLACE TO START IN COMPETITIVE SWIMMING
STEP 1: NOVICE
What they get - Program Description:
The Novice level is the first step into competitive swimming. Basic competitive strokes, as well as turn and dive techniques are taught at this level. A large portion of practice time is spent on skill work, but children will definitely build up their endurance in this group. If your child has finished all the swimming lesson (traditional swim levels) and you want more, consider this entry level to competitive swimming.
At this level, register in either two or three practices a week (N2 or N3). We encourage attending as many practices as possible in order to improve and develop strokes.
To take part in the novice program, children must be able to pass the lifeguard test to swim in the deep end; the test is 2 widths of continuous recognizable front crawl. If this is not the case or questionable, your child could benefit from HAC’s Olympic Way Program (click here for more details about the Olympic Way Program on the Olympic Way page of our HAC website).