APRIL 4 & 5, 2020
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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!"
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
25 oz Reusable TCDSSI 2020 Logo Water Bottle
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!
Races - DQ's - Awards & Scoring
ALL schools must have a currently employed Board Staff member attend each practice and the meet.
Event #74 – Special Olympics - will not be scored
TIPS FOR ATHLETES & SPECTATORS
From parking to drinking water
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.
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.
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.