Elm Park Time Trial

Dear Elm Park Time Trial participants, parents, cheering squad and officials.  Please take note of the following important information.

  • Time trials are being held at Westminster Pool this Saturday August 3rd . All details are included in the following attachment.  Please take the time to read through the Swim Meet Package.
  • In addition, we invite every single one of you to please wear your PURPLE ELM gear to show your solidarity amongst all teams.  We still have T-Shirts (Adults sizes mostly $20) and bathing caps $13 for sale as needed.  We also invite you to SIT TOGETHER as a team, this includes kids who may not be participating but who are just as important contributors with cheering our ELM swimmers on. 
  • Those who can get to Time Trials early, please save as many seats together as possible.  We often manage to all fit on one bleacher.
  • To our 6 ELM officials, thank you for your time and dedication.  The dress code for you is white tops.
  • Lastly, Westminster Pool is a proud supporter of the “OnRock Community Services”, in memory of Mark Bray (a Westminster pool dad). They are asking our support towards a food drive they are having at the Time Trials event this year. They would greatly appreciate if families could bring a food donation for their annual food drive such as: cereal, pasta sauce, canned meats, hearty soups and juices.   Let’s show ELM’s generosity and community spirit and bring food items as requested.

Now we look forward to seeing you all Saturday morning, refreshed and full of energy!


The Elm Park Team

Feed the Lifeguards

What’s up Elm Park!


  • This week is the annual Feed the Lifeguard week, July 29th through August 4th! All types of food are more than welcome, we are not picky! 
  • This Thursday, August 1st, there will be a special event for members! This will begin with a disco themed Aquafit class at 10:30am, followed by a potluck lunch at 11:30 am and then an afternoon of board games run by one of our very own members, Matt! 

Swim Team 

  • This Wednesday, the swim team will compete in our last dual meet of the season at TMR! There will be a school bus, free of charge for swimmers, that will be taking the kids to the meet in an organised fashion whereby younger kids will be teamed up with older ones, like a buddy system.  In addition, coaches will also be there to accompany all swimmers. The bus will be for the swimmers only due to the limited amount of seats. All kids taking the bus must confirm with their coaches by Wednesday 12:30 PM at the latest (please indicate whether it will be a 1 way or 2 way trip). The bus will leave at 4:15 pm, so please be at Elm for 4:00 if you are taking it. Other swim team coaches will also be available to drive swimmers to the meet and will leave at the same time. The return bus is estimated to arrive at Elm at around 9:45 PM.
  • This Saturday will be the A Division Time Trials at Westminster. We are currently 2nd overall, however we are in the hunt for our first A Division Title in 5 years! Parents and Children please wear your Purple ELM Gear to cheer the team on.  We still have lots of T-Shirts and bathing caps for sale.  The roster including who will swim what, will be posted on the swim team roster board on Thursday August 1st. Warm up will be at 7:00AM on Saturday. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to come speak to a swim team coach.

Water Polo

  • The boys and 12&under water polo teams will compete at Walters this Tuesday, July 30th and the girls team will compete this Friday, August 2nd at PPK pool. The first warm up for each begins at 5:30.


  • The Diving team will be back in action this Thursday, August 1st at Elm! Warm up will be at 5:15.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you all at the pool!

Elm Park Staff

Week Four – Second Session Lessons

We hope you’ve had a relaxing weekend because we have a ton of great events for you this coming week!


The second session for weekday lessons begins this Monday, July 22nd. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask any of the lifeguards!

Halloween in July is taking place Friday, July 26.  Make sure to dress up in your spookiest costume!

Swim Team:

Congratulations to our swimmers for picking up the win against Fairview, making us 2-0 on home territory! Final score was 539 for Elm and 497 for Fairview.  The energy of our team was awesome! Thank you to all of our volunteers for your commitment to the swim meets and to Elm every single week.

The next swim meet is this Wednesday, July 24th, at Elm against Glenmore.  We ask all swimmers to please be at the pool for 5:15pm and make sure to bring the energy!

Water Polo:

On Tuesday, July 23rd, our 12 & under team as well as our boys’ teams will play against Fairview.  The games will be taking place at Fairview pool; please be there for 5:15pm. 

There are no girls’ water polo games this week, but we still encourage them to come cheer on the other teams!

This Friday, July 26th is the 9th annual Mark Bernotas Water Polo Tournament.  Boys and girls born in 2004 or later are able to play.  It is a great tournament with all proceeds going toward the Mark Bernotas foundation.  Please let Xavier, Ethan or Matthew know if you have any questions or your child is interested in playing!


Our next diving meet is Thursday, July 25th, at Elm against Walters. 

The diving team is always looking for new people to join, as the more people who participate, the more points we can receive at meets.  If you, or somebody you know, have ever been interested in joining diving now is the time!  Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30am-11:30am and everybody is encouraged to try out a practice!  Please speak to Chloe and Francis if you are interested or have questions.


We finally get to see the results of all the hard work the girls have been putting in as synchro Prelims are taking place this weekend.  Junior prelims are Saturday, July 27th, at Ecclestone and then Senior prelims are Sunday, July 28th, at Westpark.  If you have any questions, feel free to talk to any of the coaches!

See you around the pool!

Elm Park Staff