JUNE 13 & 14, 2020*
*Tentatively scheduled dependent upon the global impact of COVID-19 & in consultation with the TCDSB
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.
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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 water sold in single use bottles will not be sold during the meet.
Snacks will be sold in the cafeteria as well as in the spectator area by our food services runners
Saturday Menu - Open 7am to 4pm
Sunday - Open 11am to 4pm
Beverages & Snacks Galore Available Saturday & Sunday While Supplies Last:
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
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!
Weekend merchandise sales and pick up located outside the change room doors.
25 oz Reusable TCDSSI 2020 Logo Water Bottle
Online Ordering Is Now Closed
A limited number of logo water bottles may be available for purchase during the meet in the cafeteria and where programmes are sold.
Pre-ordered water bottles will be distributed to coaches on March 3 at Holy Angels CS during registration day.
Races - DQ's - Awards & Scoring
STRIKE UPDATE: School administrative staff are permitted to attend practices in place of teacher representatives during strike action.
As the swim meet is scheduled outside working school hours, the swim meet will take place regardless of strike action and a non-unionized TCDSB member will remain on the premises throughout the meet weekend.
ALL schools must have a currently employed board staff member attend each practice and the meet.
Event #74 – Special Olympics - will not be scored
1. Leave plenty of time to find parking on Saturday; build in enough time to walk from the overflow lot to the facility
2. Upon entry to the building, swimmers should make their way to the main change rooms and proceed to the pool deck no later than:
Saturday AM - 7:30am
Saturday PM - 12:30pm
Sunday AM - 11:30am
Adults are not permitted to enter the change rooms.
3. On Saturday, the athlete's 1 support person wearing a swim meet spectator wristband should drop their swimmer off outside the change room then make their way up the stairs to the viewing gallery immediately. Sunday spectators do no require wristbands.
4. Coaches should INK athletes while seated in their zone prior to the opening ceremonies (see below for INKING instructions)
- Saturday AM swimmers are to be on deck no later than 7:30am and seated in their school zone
- Saturday PM swimmers should be on deck by 12:30pm in their school zone
- Sunday swimmers should be on deck by 11:30am in their school zone
- There will be a gymnastics meet held in the gym directly across from the change rooms - please do not disturb the event
- There is no loitering allowed in the hallways on the main floor. Security will be monitoring hallways closely to comply with strict fire safety regulations
Please be kind and courteous to everyone you encounter at the Olympium.
ALL of the meet organizers, coaches, coordinators and managers are volunteers doing their best for the good of the athletes and TCDSB.
Rowdy or offensive patrons will be asked to leave the facility by security or removed by police.
WHAT IS INKING?
Inking is a way of helping you remember what events you're in!
It is highly recommended that athletes ink (write) their event, heat, lane and stroke on their forearm with a black SHARPIE marker prior to the opening ceremonies with help from coaches.
Example: E25 H4 L2 Free
Event Number (info available upon registration - in advance of meet day)
Heat Number (found in the programme guide for sale near the stands)
Lane Number (found in the programme guide for sale near the stands)
Stroke (most swimmers will know in advance which strokes they'll be swimming, also available in the programme guide)
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 - $5.00
An essential asset for any spectator (and a neat memento, too!)
Don't be disappointed missing your swimmers heat! Purchase a programme for $5 and follow along with the officials so you'll know when your swimmer is about to make a splash.
ATHLETE DROP OFF IN THE FACILITY
All athletes should enter the pool from the change rooms. Parents/guardians/support persons wearing wristbands should make their way to the stands on the upper floor while athletes make their way to the main floor change rooms to the pool deck and seat themselves with their coaches and team in their designated zones. NO ADULTS ARE PERMITTED IN THE CHANGE ROOMS OR PAST THE LOBBY!
RESULTS...WILL YOUR ATHLETE SWIM SUNDAY?
The best way to view results is to download the MeetMobile app. This will give you real time results and will let you know if you'll be swimming on Sunday. It is the responsibility of the school coaches to inform athletes of their schedule and standings.
Please refrain from using flash-photography during the swim meet as it interferes with the timing system (it can be mistaken for the flash indicating a race start). In addition, any athlete seen using a smartphone in the changerooms will be disqualified from the meet. DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE IN THE CHANGEROOM AT ANY TIME!
Prepare for your races with nutrition - many of these healthy items can be found in our café!
FUEL with healthy carbohydrates, low fat foods and a moderate amount of protein. Today's not the day to eat something unfamiliar!
AVOID high fat/spicy/gas producing veggies and fibre rich foods, as they are hard to digest. It's a good idea to limit high fructose fruits and drinks, too.