• APRIL 4 & 5, 2020

    Etobicoke Olympium

  • ABOUT THE

    TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL SWIM INVITATIONAL (TCDSSI)

    Holy Angels Catholic School is excited to welcome you to the

    2020 TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL SWIM INVITATIONAL (TCDSSI).

    TCDSSI is an organization run by parent and teacher volunteers whose objective is to promote healthy, competitive and recreational swimming and to provide instruction for the development of swimmers of all abilities. This event welcomes over 1300 swimmers representing over 30 elementary schools from across Toronto and brings over 2500 visitors to the Etobicoke Olympium each spring.

    Since 1992, Toronto Catholic elementary school parent councils have taken turns hosting this monumental event.

    Holy Angels Catholic School is thrilled to be your 2020 host. We wish all swimmers the best of luck.

  • HOST HISTORY

    2020 Holy Angels

    2019 St. Demetrius
    2018 St. Gregory
    2017 St. Denis
    2016 St. Clement
    2015 St. Edward
    2013 Our Lady of Sorrows
    2012 St. Clement
    2011 Annunciation

    2010 Ste. Marguerite d'Youville
    2009 St. John
    2008 St. Edward

    2007 St. Antoine Daniel
    2006 St. Clement
    2005 St. Denis
    2004 Blessed Trinity
    2003 Holy Angels/St. Marguerite D’Youville/St. Leo
    2002 Our Lady of Sorrows
    2001 Annunciation

    2000 St. Brendan
    1999 St. Michael’s Choir
    1998 St. Denis
    1997 St. Cyril
    1996 St. Gabriel
    1995 St. Clement
    1994 Blessed Trinity
    1993 St. Anselm
    1992 Our Lady of Sorrows

    Contributions by hundreds of volunteers make the TCDSSI a success each year.

    From the dedicated parent volunteers on the Holy Angels CSPC to the high school students earning their volunteer hours, and everyone in between, THANK YOU!

    SPONSORS

    Holy Angels would like to thank our neighbourhood sponsors.

    We hope you'll take a moment to view their websites, visit their businesses and use their services.

  • SILENT AUCTION

    Great stuff at great prices! Check daily from March 18 to 25, 2020 and bid often!

    LINK COMING SOON!

    1

    View Auction Items Online

    Bid on items beginning Wednesday, March 18 @ 9am

    2

    Bid Online

    Bidding closes Wednesday, March 25 @ 9pm

    3

    Pick Up Your Items

    Pick up options:

    1) At Holy Angels School/Church Hall

    Date: TBA

    2) At the Olympium during the meet on April 4

  • CAFETERIA

    Holy Angels Catholic School was founded nearly 60 years ago and for several decades served a predominantly Canadian-Italian population. Our school has grown significantly over the years and is now blessed with families from a myriad of cultural backgrounds. In the spirit of celebrating our roots, we are pleased to provide a selection of Italian fare which will include hot and cold dishes just like Nonna would have made!

    We look forward to seeing you there – please stop by and say "CIAO!"

    Buon Appetito!

    Cafe Menu

    Don't forget to bring your own reusable water bottles as bottled water will not be sold during the meet

    Veal, chicken, pasta, salad, sandwiches, snacks and more!

    Cash and credit accepted.

  • APPAREL & MERCH

    Avoid the lines and pre-order meet apparel and logo water bottles today!

    Single use plastic water bottles will not be sold during the meet.

    Preorder Meet Apparel

    Keep cozy with a TCDSSI 2020 memento

    Click here to place your order now!

    Order your custom t-shirts and hoodies before the meet to avoid lineups at the Olympium merch table!

    Order online and your purchase can be shipped directly to you!

    25 oz Reusable TCDSSI 2020 Logo Water Bottle

    $15.00

    Click here to place your order now!

    Please indicate school and name when ordering.

    Water bottles will be available for coaches to pick up on March 3 at Holy Angels CS on the same day registration papers are due!

    Fundraise for Holy Angels

    At check out click "Support a Fundraiser"

    Then type "Holy Angels Catholic School (Toronto)"

    Thanks for your support!

  • FOR COACHES

    Races - DQ's - Awards & Scoring

    ALL schools must have a currently employed Board Staff member attend each practice and the meet.

     

    Tips

    Individual Races

    • Students may only enter 3 individual races. ie: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, or Individual Medley (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle)

    Relay Races

    • Students may only enter 4 relay races. Freestyle Relay (Grade 3-8) or Medley Relay (Grade 4-8) (Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle)
    • Age-up allowed up to 2 years however, may only occur if you do not have enough age group swimmers   
    • The strokes most often causing DQ problems are Breaststroke and Fly. When building your relay teams please keep this in mind.

    Disqualifications (DQ)

    • Freestyle - make sure to touch the side of the pool on touch turns, flip turns and at the end of the race
    • Backstroke - when doing a flip turn once you turn to your stomach only one arm pull is allowed prior to the turn, when looking for the wall do not have your shoulder come out of the water more than 45 degrees
    • Breaststroke - two hand touch required and no flip turns permitted, arms may not pull down more than 45 degrees, whip kick required
    • Fly - two hand touch required, no flip turns permitted, arms must move simultaneously, elbows must clear the surface of the water, legs must kick simultaneously
    • Relays - swimmers feet must not leave the block until their teammate has touched the side of the pool
    Awards
    • Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
    • Ribbons for 4th through 8th in all individual and relay events
    • Ribbon given for each heat winner

     

    Scoring

    • Individual events: 1-50

    Points: 30-25-20-15-14-13-9-8-7-6-5

    • Relay events: 51-73

    Points: 30-25-20-15-14-13

     

    Event #74 – Special Olympics - will not be scored

  • SATURDAY

    Shallow End

    SATURDAY

    Deep End

    SUNDAY

    Shallow End Only

  • TIPS FOR ATHLETES & SPECTATORS

    From parking to drinking water

    PARKING

    Please respect the NO PARKING signage. Enforcement officers will be patrolling all weekend and fines can be quite substantial (fire lane/handicap spaces). Allow yourself extra time to find parking as the lots will be very busy. Overflow parking will be available in the Centennial Park lot located at 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke.

    CHANGE ROOMS

    Swimmers should arrive dressed in their team swim suit, t-shirt and swim cap. The change rooms may be overcrowded and lockers are usually full. The use of mobile devices in the change rooms is strictly prohibited.

    LOST & FOUND

    Holy Angels is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged articles. All personal items found on deck will be placed in the Olympium Pool Lost & Found, located directly across the main floor elevators.

    ATHLETES - WHAT TO WEAR & BRING

    We recommend each athlete bring several towels, dry clothing/robes to wear between heats, goggles, swim caps, and their best cheering voices! Please note that school snack policy applies (no nuts/litterless) and there is no eating allowed in the on-deck bleachers. Bring your own refillable water bottle or purchase the 2020 TCDSSI for $15 while supplies last.

    STRICT WRISTBAND POLICY

    In adherence to fire code regulations there will be a strict wristband policy in effect on Saturday, April 4. Each participating swimmer will receive 1 wristband to give to 1 support person to wear in the spectator gallery. Coaches, principals and volunteers will also be given wristbands and security will be monitoring entrance into the spectator gallery as well as on deck. For your safety, please respect the wristband policy.

    HOW TO PREPARE SWIMMERS FOR THEIR EVENTS

    Swimmers and parents put a lot of time, practice and energy into preparing for the meet. Avoid missing a race by keeping track of the event schedule on deck. Some coaches will prepare athletes by writing their event, heat and lane information on their arms with a black Sharpie marker. This is very helpful to swimmers and marshalls. You can find event information in the Programme which will be sold at the meet on Saturday and Sunday.

    DRINKING WATER

    Holy Angels supports the TCDSB "no single use plastic" policy. Please bring your own refillable water bottle or purchase the 2020 TCDSSI for $15 while supplies last.

    MEET PROGRAMME GUIDE

    An essential asset for any spectator (and a neat memento, too!)

    Don't be disappointed missing your swimmers heat! Purchase a programme and follow along with the officials so you'll know when your swimmer is about to make a splash.

  • ETOBICOKE OLYMPIUM

    Given the high volume of attendees, please allow extra time for parking

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