Happy St Patrick’s Swimmers,

Topics for Discussion:

  • Pandemic closes down North Shore Rec Centres – One year ago today
  • Harry Jerome Pool Closure – December 31, 2021 (New)
  • Masters Swimming Schedules after Harry Jerome Closure (New)
  • Withdrawals (Updated)
  • Swimming Parkas (Updated)
  • Pool Schedules (Updated)
  • Events (Updated)

Harry Jerome Pool Closes – December 31, 2021

At the end of this year the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre will closed while the new Harry Jerome Recreation Centre is built between 2022 and 2025 at the earliest. Here is a link to a list of politicians and administrators that you might consider writing to about this.

Masters Swimming Schedules after Harry Jerome Closure

The Harry Jerome Closure will impact all North Shore Masters swimmers and Lane Swimmers. In North and West Vancouver, there are over 300 active Masters Swimmers. This likely makes us the largest swimming group on the North Shore. The number of active Lane Swimmers is as large or larger. Planning for re-allocation of pool time over the next few years is ongoing. If you have suggestions on how this allocation could be handled, you can contact Jaimie Brown and copy me if you like.

Class Withdrawals (Updated)

Many masters and lane swims remain very popular. You are asked help your fellow swimmers by withdrawing from any Class you can’t attend. This really works!

Starting March 15, 2021, if you are registered for a NVRC fitness centre session and you don’t show up, or don’t cancel your spot at least one hour (60 minutes) before the start time, NVRC will consider this a No Show.
If you have three No-Show visits in a week, your account will be suspended online for one week, and you will need to call to make any registrations.

In North Vancouver, you can withdraw in a number of ways (in order of preference):

  • here is link to a short video with detailed instruction on how to do withdraw from a session.
  • In words, login to your account, click/touch My Info, click/touch your name not the check box, scroll down to and open Schedules, click/touch Switch to List View, and find the course from which you would like to withdraw, scroll right, click/touch Actions and Withdraw.
  • email [email protected] before 5 pm the day before your session at the latest.
  • contact the NVRC at 604-987-Play (7529)
  • If you are swimming at Harry Jerome, you can contact Khosro at [email protected] before 5 pm the day before your session. Warning: Late callers may be subject to public shaming!

In West Vancouver, click/touch here for instructions for withdrawal. I couldn’t confirm whether the withdrawal process is working using my account.

Swim Parkas

About 12 people have expressed interest so far. We are still looking for a supplier who has stock. More to come soon.

North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Popular Lane Swims (Updated)

All posted at https://northshoremasters.ca/training-schedule/.

Masters Swimming

Harry Jerome Pool – 6 lanes (18 participants per session)

Mon, and Wed 4:45-5:45 AM (Until March 26) – Updated

Fri 4:45-5:45 AM – Updated

Mon to Fri 6-7 AM

Mon, Wed, and Fri 8:15-9:15 AM

Delbrook Pool – 6 lanes (18 participants per session)

Mon, Wed, and Fri 7:30-8:30 AM

Ron Andrews Pool – 6 lanes (18 participants per session)

Mon, and Wed 5:45-6:45 AM (Starting March 29) – Updated

Mon, Wed, Fri from 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Tue, Thu from 9:30 to 10:30 AM

Mon, Wed 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Pre-registration is required for all Lane Swimming Sessions. Click here to Book.

Lane Swimming

Lane swimming is available at numerous times every day at Delbrook, Harry Jerome and/or Ron Andrews Pools. This is a very good bet! Lots of times and a guaranteed a spot through pre-registration!

Pre-registration is required for all Lane Swimming Sessions. Click here to Book.

West Vancouver Aquatics Centre Schedules

Note: The West Vancouver Masters program is not running at this time.

All posted at https://westvancouverrec.ca/spring-summer/adults-19-years/aquatics/masters-swim-club-0

Mon, Wed, Fri 6-7 AM

Tue, Thu 6:15-7:15 PM

Sat 9-10 AM

Pre-registration is required for all West Van Masters Sessions. Click here to Book.

Swimming Events

Batchelor Bay Swimmers – February 28

The picture says it all!

Contrast this with the motley crew at Harry Jerome this morning!

2021 Million Metre Challenge

BC Swim Teams are holding down three of the top five places in the Million Meter Challenge so far this year. North Shore Masters is leading all of Canada as of today!

It can’t last! There are only two of us. We need help! If anyone is interested in joining the challenge for a $30 fee to Masters Swimming Canada let me know. Look who is chasing us!

The Swimming Song (Original)

“This summer I did the backstroke
And you know that that’s not all
I did the breaststroke and the butterfly
And the old Australian crawl
The old Australian crawl”

Here is a link to the whole song. Who does the singer remind you of?