News and Announcements
Swashbuckler vol 31 is posted in documents!
Swashbuckler can be found in Documents—scroll down—folder entitled “Swashbuckler”.
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
Go to documents and find vol 29.
Read up on:
-Meet Calendar updates
Pirate Kick-off @ BPAC from 10:00 to 1:00
Gear and Team Shirt pick-up will be upstairs in room 208
TechSuits.ca will be in for suit fitting, ordering and purchases
We will be presenting the following awards, based on last years performance:
(@10:30 Awards Presentation Zander Ford Room down stairs)
Outstanding Male Performance
Outstanding Female Performance 10 & Under
Outstanding Female Performance 11 & Over(Outstanding Performances are based on highest achieving event on the FINA point scale out of the SC & LC)
Most Improved Male
Most Improved Female 10 & Under
Most Improved Female 11 & Over
(Most improved awards are based on improvement percentage across all strokes in both the SC & LC season)
Treasured Pirate Award
(Awarded to the swimmer the coaching staff felt greatly represents the Team Values of Hard Work, Mastery, Courage, and Self-Reliance; and more importantly…think is a great person!)
Hope to see everyone there!!!