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Posted by Russ Der at Sep 6, 2014 1:05PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hi everyone,

Drayden Goodman is putting together the slide show for the Year End Awards, which will be held on Sept 28, at the Cavallotti Lodge.

If you have any pictures from this past season, that would be appropriate for this project, please upload them to Teampages, no later than September 14, this will allow him plenty of time to put together the slideshow.

This has always been the highlight of the Awards Night, so let’s get as many " interesting " pictures as possible.


Russ Der

Past President

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NWRSC Upcoming Fun Runs

Posted by Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club at Sep 4, 2014 7:53PM PDT

Swim families,

Here are a few fun charity runs that some White Rapids will be attending:

1. Mine Town Days in Lantzville 5 km or free kids 1 km on Saturday, September 6 at Costin Hall.
9 am start for the 5 km ($10) and 9:30 am start for the 1 km.
Sign up on-line at

2. Run For the Mountain to raise funds for Mount Benson Regional Park on Saturday, September 13 at 9 am at Westwood
Lake Park. This is Coach Byron’s favourite race!! Cost is $5 for youth and $20 (until Sept. 5) then $25.
Register on-line at

Wear your White Rapids gear and see you on the course,

Provincial swimmers and families,

Just a reminder to let Leah Johnson ( know if you are attending the Pizza Hut Hammond Bay night on Thursday, September 4 at 5 pm if you have not already done so.

Also, could all swimmers attending please wear their Nanaimo White Rapids T-shirts as there will be a photo opportunity.

Thank you,

Swim families,

We are pleased to announce our Summer 2015 Head Coach and Associate Head Coach.

Gareth Saunders is returning to become our Head Coach/Director of Swimming next summer. He has finished his Kinesiology Degree from UBC and is currently completing his Teaching degree at UVIC. He has swum competitively for UBC and continues to swim, run and bike. Gareth will be working with the club in the off-season with our Splash and Dashes and other training initiatives including Winter Maintenance. He is also the Vancouver Island Regional Coach for the 2015 swim season. Gareth has gleaned experiences with other clubs and his efficiency, technical expertise, organizational skills and overall passion for swimming will make him an asset for our club.

Byron Trajan is also returning as an Associate Head Coach who will be working with our swimmers in Fall/Winter Maintenance as well as the Splash and Dash and off-season events. His enthusiasm, technical experience and dedication to each and every swimmer make him a vital part of the Nanaimo White Rapids coaching team. Byron is an accomplished Triathlete and he is currently competing in Edmonton at the Canadian Triathlon championships.

We thank Michelle Lorusso, our co-head coach for 2014 for her excellent leadership and commitment to our swimmers this summer. We wish her well as she finishes her teaching degree at VIU and seeks a teaching position.

We look forward to another fun and successful summer in 2015,

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Provincial Swimmers Pizza Night

Posted by Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club at Aug 22, 2014 12:17PM PDT

Attention Provincial swimmers and families,

Well done and congratulations to all swimmers and coaches who swam in last weekend’s Provincials in Kamloops.

In keeping with tradition, the awards from the Provincials only will be given out at Pizza Hut Hammond Bay on Thursday, September 4 at 5 pm. Cost is $7 per person. Please RSVP to Leah Johnson at by Tuesday, September 2 so accurate numbers can be given to the restaurant.

This is not to be confused with our club-wide Awards and Dessert night which takes place on Sunday, September 28 at the Cavalotti Lodge. Save the date and more info on that later.

Thank you,