January 16th Newsletter

Posted by Kelowna Ogopogo Swim Club on Jan 16 2020 at 07:34PM PST

January 16th, 2020


No Practice Friday January 17th and Monday February 17th

Winter Social
Come join your fellow Ogopogo’s and their families for some winter fun! On Sunday February 2nd grab your skates and your helmet and come on down to the Stuart Park skating rink. Skate rentals are available at Stuart park, but they only accept cash. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by the team.

The team website at has an up to date calendar, important club information, newsletters, and a number of other documents. Like out team facebook page for quick reminders and updates.

Swim Meet Information

Ogopogo Mini Meet
The sign-up for the mini, swimmers and volunteers, will be posted on deck next week. Please make sure you sign your swimmers up and sign up for a volunteer shift (no experience needed).

The mini meet will be on Sunday February 9th 2020 from 1-5pm. This is a great opportunity for new families and swimmers to find out what a swim meet is all about. As well as a good reminder of what racing feels like for the returning swimmers. For those parents who are new to swimming check out the parent handbook from last summer. The handbook has lots of important information. Click here or find the handbook on the website under the resources tab.

Date Change for Summer Meets
For those of you who plan ahead please check the swim meet dates for this summer as the dates for the Penticton and Kelowna meets have changed. The correct dates can be found on Calendar side tab or the Swim Meet toptab on our website

Please plan on attending the Regionals swim meet on Saturday and Sunday August 1st and 2nd 2020 in Kamloops. Swimmers need to attend one day of a swim meet during the summer season to qualify at regionals. Swimmers qualify for Provincials by attending Regionals. Regionals are not just for experienced swimmers. Last year we had several new swimmers qualify to swim at Provincials and 2 of those swimmers won GOLD MEDALS!

Volunteer Opportunities

With our first mini meet coming up our first need for volunteers will be too. The is a great opportunity for parents to try out timing, marshalling and other swim meet jobs.