News and Announcements

This is to announce the early delivery of SWIMSUITs and EQUIPMENT (Team Order)

Tri Leisure Centre – Lobby
Thursday, November 14, between 4:45 pm and 5:45 pm

Please bring ID – so I can ensure everyone receives their order.

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CHARACTER THEME-LEARNING

Posted by Ryan MacDonald at Nov 5, 2019 10:48PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Learning, the act of acquiring knowledge, occurs when information is allowed in and mixed with previous experience—changes what we know.  Learning is based on input, process and reflection. Learning changes us.   

This week we want to touch on input.  Is the information coming to you even being allowed in?  An athlete cannot process or reflect on information that was never allowed in the first place.

Receiving input involves the following:

  • Look at the person speaking to you—eye contact is best.
  • Keep the passageway clear for sound to enter into your ears—slide the swim cap off your ears.
  • Remain quite, one hand on the wall (if in the water) and hold still when receiving instruction.
  • Lift your head up and stand/sit upright and straight.
  • Avoid distractions—ignore them completely.
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Get Your Buckler On

Posted by Ryan MacDonald at Nov 5, 2019 9:14PM PST

Swashbuckler vol 31 is posted in documents!

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Swashbuckler vol 30

Posted by Ryan MacDonald at Oct 28, 2019 10:46AM PDT

Swashbuckler can be found in Documents—scroll down—folder entitled “Swashbuckler”.

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CHARACTER THEME- ARETE

Posted by Parkland Pirates Aquatic Club at Oct 24, 2019 12:28PM PDT

In Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, “arete” is used to describe heroes and nobles.  The tale often refers to strength, courage, and praises co-operation (relationship).  Arete, is Greek for virtue or excellence.  It was considered by the Greeks virtuous to excel—be the best you.  At the Pirates we embrace arete, we embrace Excellence.  The Greeks knew that by striving to develop one’s talents,  practicing excellence, would not only develop the desired talent, but in the process, one would discover new talents.  

The discovering of new talents is what helps children become better people. The treasures of being a Pirate isn’t just in the FUN and the FAST. The real gold is found in the process. Every time a child learns to stretch themselves they begin—to embrace arete, and begin to learn something deeper and more meaningful then a simple outcome.

We practice Arete by:

  • giving our best to any skill we learn
  • putting effort into our relationships 
  • sticking with the process
  • embracing the hard