Comox Valley Aquatic Club
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Welcome to our new Head Coach - Kris Bell
As promised for release June 1st, we are providing you with information about the 2013-2014 head coach for the Sharks.
We would like to introduce you to Kris Bell (photo attached).
Kris was born in Toronto, Ontario. After swimming with the York Swim Club for 9 years, he moved to Timmins to continue training for one more season. During his last three years of competitive swimming, Kris was proud to attend the Canadian National Championships. He then began his coaching career in Timmins with the Timmins Marlins Swim Club. He had many successes with his swimmers in the Marlins, and was also the founder of the Timmins Marlins Masters Swim Club. After two years, Kris moved back to Toronto and began coaching with the York Swim Club. He began his tenure with the Toronto club by coaching the novice group, and then quickly progressed to Head Age Group Coach. During his stay with York, he coached from entry level swimmers to Provincial Championship medalists. In 2002, he moved to Etobicoke, Ontario as a junior coach. He advanced to the Elite group for the 2003-4 season and then became the coach of the Junior National group and the Head Age Group Coach for two seasons. Most recently, he was the advanced age group coach with the Etobicoke Swim Club. Kris has been described to us by his references as knowledgeable, enthusiastic, energetic, fair, motivational, and a good communicator.
Kris will be moving to the Comox Valley this summer with his wife, Kathleen, and two children. We look forward to working with him and hope to have an early registration/get-together in August. Stay tuned for more information on an exciting new year!
“Come Swim with the Sharks!”
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or items you would like to discuss at .
Tara Ryan, Sharks VP
On behalf of
The Comox Valley Aquatic Club Board of Directors
Interim Head Coach Announcement
Any other questions that you may have regarding the changes in our coaching team can be directed to Tara Ryan the clubs Vice President. She can be reached by email at
CVAC Spring Splash Results - April 21, 2013
Thank you to everyone who volunteered. We couldn't have and can't do it without you.
Special thanks to Shelly and Leah for keeping us fed so well. To Sabine for getting the volunteers in place, Rob and Mike for looking after the elelctronics, Rachelle for reveiwing the results, Cheryl for doing triple duty, selling heat sheets, selling 50/50 tickets and of course handing out the coveted sharks. Thanks to Paul, Tracy, Lindsey, Tara, Loretta and Heidi for doing Stroke and Turn. And kodos to the timers for getting the kids in the right lanes and heats: Genny, Pia, Todd, Gail, Angela, Steve, Mike, Garry, Michelle, Willie, Thanks to Mike, Todd, Garry, Rob and Steve for moving the heavy equipment between pools. And last but not least thank you to our senior swimmesr: Gabby for sitting at the chalk board all afternoon and Ben, Juliana and Michael for doing Stroke and Turn. You are all very much appreciated by the CVAC Board, and Swimmers and Coaches from all the clubs.
Special thanks to Kim, from Campbell River, our Referee and Leon from Victoria as our starter.
Thanks to all the parents on deck for respecting that the space was reseved for the swimmers, coaches and officials. It was hard to judge what 100+ swimmers would look like on deck with the hottub and sauna. It all worked.
Click here to download the individual results comox_meet_results.pdf
Click here to download the team results Crystal_Reports_ActiveX_Designer_-_mm4teamscores.pdf
Click here to download the psych sheets VIR_Psych_Sheets_-_Jan_16.pdf
Fall Fav Five Swim Festival Results 2012
Click here for meet results. CVAC_Fall_Fav_Five_Swim_Festival_Results_2012.pdf
Fundraising with FunScript!!
Click her to take you to our fund raising page for all the details. http://www.sharks.bc.ca/page19/page32/page32.php?WEBYEP_FIELDNAME=BlockLoop&WEBYEP_GLOBAL=0&WEBYEP_PAGEID=37&DOC_INST=0&WEBYEP_LOOP_ID=2&WEBYEP_ACTION=LOOP_ADD&WEBYEP_ACTION_ID=11#WEBYEP_CURRENT_LOOP_ITEM
Upcoming Meets 2012-2013
Click here to download the Meet Schedule Draft Meet_Calendar_2012-2013_Draft_pdf.jpg
Masters Swimming 2012-2013 Registration is Here!!
6:15 to 7:30 am, Mon, Wed, Fri at the Aquatic Centre
Please be sure to bring: Registration Form, Masters Swimming Waiver, Registration and Swim Fees.
FMI email Heather at or call 250 218-1281
Follow this link to the Masters Webpage to download the registration and waiver http://www.sharks.bc.ca/page20/page29/page29.php?WEBYEP_EDIT=no7420
CVAC Code of Conduct Policy - Updated January 16, 2012
Click here to download Swimmer_Code_of_Conduct_and_Behavior_Jan_2012_Final.doc
Congrats to our Latest Age-Group National Swimmers!
Eight Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks travelled to Victoria for the Island Pacific Cup last weekend. The competition was tough with new Olympic Head Coach Randy Bennet swimming his "Academy" swimmers in the meet. "The swimmers were really inspired to be swimming with Olympic level swimmers such as Julia Wilkinson or Blake Worsley. It pushed them to bring on their "A" game." commented Sharks Head Coach Albert Burgund.
Three swimmers qualified for the Age Group Nationals which will be held in Calgary next summer: Brooke
Lamoureux (800 free,200 butterfly,400 IM), Emma Neufeld (50 back) and Ben Neufeld(200 back). The others did some impressive swimming too. Julianna Bartemucci , Gabrielle Wolfe and Mario Venegas all swam 100% best times and managed to make some new "AAA" (provincial standard) qualifying times in the process! The medal count ran up impressively - Brooke lead the pack with 7 gold and 1 silver while Ben followed up with 3 gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. Congratulations to all the swimmers on a job well done.
The Sharks would like to thank the community and their sponsors for all their support. For complete results and information on the club please visit our
result page on our website.
New Test Set Contest, Nov 2011
I will require some assistance - timing and recording - so if you can spare some time (about 1.25 hours) I would appreciate it. Perhaps we can set up a schedule - I need about 4-5 volunteers each Wednesday - get back to me () and I can set up the schedule - give me your preferred date/time.Thanx-a-million!
The swimmers get points for being "the best at execution" - how they did compared to a formula NOT by how fast they were (although that's good too) I am trying to teach their bodies HOW to execute a specific strategy.
Click on the document below to download the sheet
Click here to download Test_Set_explanation.docx