S.C.A.T. Life

Equipment

Swim Equipment:

Each swimmer is responsible for bringing and maintaining their own equipment. At the beginning of the swim season all swimmers will be provided with a Stoney Creek Aquatic Team T-shirt and swim cap.

In addition to personal items (one-piece swimsuit, towels, deck shoes, and toiletries), swimmers should be equipped with the following items:

  • Water bottle- Hydration is very important
  • Goggles
  • Pull boy
  • Flippers
  • Hand paddles
  • Mesh bag
  • Kick board (optional)
  • Swimmers who participate in dryland training will require running shoes and appropriate clothing

Meet Swimwear:

SCAT recommends a navy suit or black one-piece swimsuit for meets.  Racing suits are not mandatory and are at the discretion of the parent and swimmer. Due to the higher cost, they are usually only recommended for the advanced swimmers.

Team Clothing

Team Clothing Order: 

We will also have an optional Stoney Creek Aquatic Team apparel sale. Sample sizes will be available for you to try on at the parents meeting on September 13th. Order form and flyer will be emailed to swimmers but are also available below;

S.C.A.T. Clothing Flyer

S.C.A.T. Clothing Order Form

Swim-4-SCAT

The annual Swim-4-SCAT is our only fundraiser. Swim-4-SCAT is spread over two days, where swimmers will swim for an hour straight to see how many lengths they are able to accomplish. It is a fantastic event that the swimmers, coaches and parents alike look forward to. We try and make the hour as entertaining as possible, with pump up music, cheering parents and enthusiastic coaches. There will be a parent situated at the end of each lane counting the lengths for each swimmer in the lane to make sure we receive an accurate number! Coaches encourage each swimmer to set a goal for their number of lengths, and spread the word about what they are involved in with friends and family.

Every swimmer is expected to participate and raise a minimum of $50 ($100 for families of 2 or more), which will in return go back into the team. We require a separate post-dated cheque for the minimum contribution amount along with registration fees. Your registration is not complete without this cheque. It is your choice if you wish to only contribute the minimum but we encourage swimmers to go out and fundraise to let people know about our team.

Swim-4-SCAT occurs in March of the swim season. Keep an eye on the team calendar for specific dates.

CLICK HERE to view or download information PDF.

CLICK HERE to download pledge Word Doc.

Team Picture Day

The team picture date will be sent out to all families, usually in May/June of the swim season but also keep an eye on our SCAT calendar.

Santa Claus Parade

Every year SCAT participates in the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade! SCAT will be interacting with our community and handing out candy canes! It is a wonderful way for our swimmers to show their team spirit, bond together and enjoy the holiday season. Swimmers can sign up when the event is posted. We ask that each swimmer bring two boxes of small candy canes or candy to hand out to the crowd on the day of the parade.

It has been a tradition to walk in the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade.  We are very excited to be part of this event and encourage all swimmers to participate.  The athletes have so much fun together! The parade is 1.5 miles and runs 1.5-2 hours.

We ask that swimmers be at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, 127 Grays Rd. Stoney Creek by 1:00 pm.  Parents are invited to walk with your swimmer.  If you are unavailable to walk, there will be supervision there for your swimmer.  Swimmers are asked to be dressed wearing our team colours; blue and red and be decorated in Holiday theme like a Santa’s hat.

The parade occurs in December of the swim season. Keep an eye on the team calendar for specific dates.

Hope to see you all there!

Christmas Party

To celebrate the holiday season, we hold a Christmas Party for the team. It is a great opportunity for the swimmers to interact outside the pool and bond as a team.

Information for this year’s party will be sent out in December (refer to calendar for more details).

Year End Party

The Year End Party is a final hurrah for the year!  A chance for the swimmers to celebrate the accomplishments of the year and to say good bye for the summer.  Information for this each season’s party will be sent out via email and will also be posted on the team calendar.

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