Cours de plongeon en français à Winnipeg

Êtes-vous un parent à Winnipeg à la recherche d’entraîneurs sportifs qualifiés qui enseignent des cours en français? Révolution a de bonnes nouvelles! Nous avons des instructeurs certifiés qui peuvent enseigner des cours de français! Nous offrons deux heures de cours particulier en français:

Samedi 10h00-11h00
Samedi 11h00-12h00

Si ceux-ci ne fonctionnent pas pour vous, vous pouvez également demander quelles leçons sont enseignées par des instructeurs qui parlent français et peuvent accueillir les enfants francophones au sein de leur classe d’anglais.

Peut-être que nous allons trouver le prochain Alexandre Despatie ici à Winnipeg! Tout aussi important, nous allons obtenir plus d’enfants dans ce sport passionnant et mènent une vie active.

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Les enfants doivent être capables de nager dans la piscine profonde.
Classes débuteront le lundi 29 Octobre à la piscine Pan Am.
Inscrivez-vous par courriel à revolutiondiving@gmail.com!

More Diving Classes for the 2014 Fall Session!

Well, great news for kids interested in diving lessons… due to popular demand, Winnipeg’s Revolution Diving is expanding the classes on offer for the 2014 Fall Session!

Revolution’s signature program for active 5-9 year olds, ABC Jumpstart, will have THREE new classes:
Mondays 4:30-6:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00-10:30 am
Saturdays 10:30-12:00 noon
*Our previous ABC classes were all almost completely full, so jump on this opportunity before space fills up again. Maximum class size for ABC classes is 6 kids.

We also have additional Beginner Diving classes for divers 7 years to teens on Saturdays:
Saturdays 9-10 Beginner, Intermediate
Saturdays 10-11 Beginner *Une classe à cette heure est disponible en français
Saturdays 11-12 Beginner *Une classe à cette heure est disponible en français
*Once class at each of these hours is available in English only and one is available in French!

PLEASE NOTE THAT DIVING LESSONS BEGIN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH.
The Pan Am Pool is currently closed for it’s regular maintenance shut-down.

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Register now while spaces are still available!
Email: revolutiondiving@gmail.com
Phone: (204) 487-6243

Think your kids would make great divers in a few years?

Are your kids too young for our diving programs or unable to swim confidently in the deep end at this time… but you are pretty sure they will just love diving in a few years? We know that many enthousiastic kids would love to take diving, but need a little bit of work in the water first.

A new (and awesome) program is coming to Winnipeg to address the need for high quality, aquatic literacy programs for children as young as 6 months! The H2O AQUATIC ACADEMY develops aquatic literacy in children aged 6 months to 12 years old. This is a holistic program that is much more than a “learn to swim” program that focuses on physical, mental and creative development. This sets children up for success in whatever pathway they choose, whether it’s high performance sport, recreation, arts, vocation or leisure.

H2O Academy brochure

So get into the water… and maybe we will see you in one of our diving programs sooner rather than later! The H2O Aquatic Academy will begin offering lessons for the Winter Session in January and the Spring Session in April. Check out their website.

2014 FALL DIVING CLASSES!

FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

 

Classes Begin the week of Monday, September 29th 2014

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, OR WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER PLEASE EMAIL US AT: revolutiondiving@gmail.com OR CALL US AT (204) 487-6243

 

I have listed the classes we are offering during Fall 2014 below:

LESSONS AT THE PAN AM POOL

 

ABC Jump Start (Ages 5-9)

Tuesday 4:30pm-6:00pm,

Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm,

 

Beginner (7 years old +)

Monday 5:00pm-6:00pm, 6:00pm-7:00pm,

Tuesday 5:00pm-6:00pm, 6:00pm-7:00pm,

Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm (FULL)

Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm, 6:00pm-7:00pm,

Saturday 10:00am-11:00am, 11:00am-12:00pm,

 

Intermediate (Dive Stars Level 4+ only)

Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm,

Saturday 9:00am-10:00am

 

Advanced (Dive Stars Level 1-6 Complete)

Monday / Wednesday 7:00pm-8:00pm,

Tuesday / Thursday 7:00pm-8:00pm,

 

CLASS PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Beginner/Intermediate – 1 hour – once per week – $165

2nd Child Rate – 1 hour – once per week $145

Beginner 2x week – 1 hour – twice per week – $295

2nd Child Rate – 1 hour – twice per week – $265

ABC Jump Start – 1.5 hours – once per week – $180

2nd Child Rate – 1.5 hours – once per week – $150

ABC Jump Start 2x week – 1.5 hours – twice per week – $325

2nd Child Rate – 1.5 hours – twice per week $300

Advanced – 1 hour – twice per week – $295

2nd Child Rate – 1 hour – twice per week – $265

 

To Register please email us at revolutiondiving@gmail.com with the following information:

Diver’s Name:

Date of Birth (Month, day, year):

Address & Postal Code:

Phone Number:

Parent’s Name(s):

Experience (none required):

Class Your Interested In:

 

Hope to see you in the fall!

 

2014 SUMMER CAMPS!!!

HELLO EVERYONE! 

MY POST ABOUT 2014 SUMMER CAMPS SEEMS TO HAVE DISAPPEARED! ALL THE INFO IS LISTED BELOW!

SUMMER CAMPS AT PAN AM POOL
 
Camps (Offered during each week of offered camps)
 
Morning - 9:00am-12:00pm,
Afternoon - 1:00pm-4:00pm,
Full Day - 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost
 
3 Day Camp Prices (July 2-4 ):
Half Day – $90 ($80 for additional sibling)
Full Day – $140 ($120 for additional sibling)
 
4 Day Camp Prices (August 5-8):
Half Day – $120 ($110 for additional sibling)
Full Day – $185 ($160 for additional sibling)
 
5 Day Camp Prices (July 7-11, July 14-18, Aug 11-15)
Half Day – $150 ($135 for additional sibling)
Full Day – $230 ($200 for additional sibling)
 
Dates
 
Week 1 – July 2-4 (3 Day Camp),
Week 2 – July 7-11 Regular Camp, and Gymnastics Trial Camp,
Week 3 – July 14-18,
NO ACCESS July 21-25
NO ACCESS July 28 – Aug 1st,
Week 4 - August 5-8 (4 Day Camp),
Week 5 – Aug 11-15
 
** The Gymnastics Trial Camp is open to gymnasts aged 10-14. Gymnasts must have competed in the provincial stream, or national stream within in the past 18 months, to be eligible to register for this diving trial camp. **
 
***Please note, it is now required to be able to swim two laps at the start of your first day of camp!***

Revolution hosts Canada’s best divers here in Winnipeg!

Revolution Diving is hosting Canada’s Summer Senior Nationals May 16-18.

Spring does not feel like it is here, so what better way to spend your May long weekend than out of the cold and into the warmth at Pan Am Pool!  Be amazed by Canada’s best divers as they spin, twist and slice into the water from 10-metre platform and 3-metre springboard.  This event is FREE to the public and is sure to be the best entertainment on May long for Winnipeggers of all ages!

Come out and cheer on Canada’s Olympians Jennifer Abel, Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Fillion, Francois Imbeau-Dulac and Riley McCormick as they compete to defend their national titles and to earn spots on Canada’s 2014 Commonwealth Games team!

Winnipeggers Aimee Harrison and Cam McLean will be representing Revolution and looking to earn spots on Canada’s international teams as well.  Aimee was the Canadian bronze medallist in Women’s 3-metre springboard at the summer senior nationals last year in Quebec City. She is Canada’s newest National Team member, and she will be looking to make a run at the podium again!  Cam was a Canadian junior national champion 8 years in a row and has been retired from diving for a couple of years.  He has initiated his comeback is looking forward to competing at home for the first time in many years.  Both Aimee and Cam are looking forward to diving in front of a home crowd!  Come on out and cheer them on!

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Events run from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Final event times will be posted in May.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE*

   
Friday – May 16th 8:00 Open Training
  9:00 Restricted Training
  10:00 Women – 3m – Prelim
  - Restricted Training
  - Men – 10m – Prelim
  - Restricted Training
  - Women – 3m – Semi-Final
  - Restricted Training
  - Men – 10m – Semi-Final
  - Restricted Training
  - Women – 3m – Final
  - Open Training
  - End of Training
     
Saturday – May 17th 8:00 Open Training
  9:00 Restricted Training
  10:00 Men – 3m – Prelim
  - Restricted Training
  - Women – 10m – Prelim
  - Restricted Training
  - Men – 3m – Semi-Final
  - Open Training
  - Restricted Training
  - Men – 3m – Final
  - Open Training
  - End of Training
     
Sunday – May 18th 8:00 Open Training
  9:00 Restricted Training
  10:00 Women – 10m – Semi-Final
  - Open Training
  - Restricted Training
  - Men – 10m – Final
  - Restricted Training
  - Women – 10m – Final
  - Open Training
  - End of Training
     

*Timing is subject to change

 

Going for Broke: My 2014 Sochi Olympic Moment

The following entry won the contest and was the winner of a $300 Revolution Voucher!

Going for Broke: My 2014 Sochi Olympic Moment

by Daniel Theriault

Bilodeau’s gold medal run at these most recent Olympic Games is not only my personal Olympic moment, but also the epitome of Olympic competition. Alexandre Bilodeau, now a two time Olympic gold medalist was able to succeed for a variety of reasons. The first being his courage and confidence, and the second being his mental tenacity and fortitude.

Bilodeau could have easily let his previous run (a run where he barely qualified for the final) eat away at his concentration and confidence.  He found himself in a less than favorable situation. He could have easily given up and claimed that it simply wasn’t his day. It’s incredibly difficult to really try your hardest, when the possibility that your best may not be good enough. A lot of men are afraid of success and the responsibility and self-awareness that it entails. This is extremely relevant in the field of sports; success is rarely doled out to those who compete out of fear.  Plato, one of, if not the most highly regarded philosophers of antiquity resumes this perfectly with this quotation: “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

This superb athlete does not give himself up to the unfortunate tug of self-doubt and fear. Instead he decides it’s time to put everything on the line, he is set on going for broke.  “I went for the first place or the sixth place. It was all or nothing. And it went through. It was the best run of my career.” It was this excerpt, told in an impeccably comic French Canadian accent (his poor grammar and awkward pauses revealing itself in all its glory), that resonated very deeply with me. I found that I could easily identify with this heartening message. After all, it was not so long ago that I had faced a similar situation and managed to salvage one of my better performances of my life.

Finally I found myself in the position to qualify for nationals, somewhere I had never been before. My preliminaries were rather shaky and I fell short of qualifying. I missed some of my simpler dives and balked on a hurdle, something I had not done previously in competition. Instead of viewing this event as a loss, I decided to stay positive and look on the bright side of things. I knew that this performance was not an indication of what I was truly capable of, and still I lay a dozen points away from the qualifying score. That balk on front three and a half was a symbol of my mindset during the preliminary; I was nervous and thinking of the wrong things. I had put it into my head that I needed every dive to be perfect. That hurdle on 107c was most certainly not perfect, because of my unhealthy mindset, I held back and balked. This act of cowardice, completely understandable and human, but nonetheless something one needs to overpower to succeed, cost me my first chance at qualifying.

Fortunately I had a second chance, like Alexandre Bilodeau, and I was able to capitalize on this opportunity. I was able to take one positive away from my preliminary and put the rest of it behind me. I decided to dive with no reservations, because of how close I was to my first ever qualification. The dives I had done well in my preliminaries were repeated quite well, and the dives I had missed, I improved on. I qualified for the first time, in my first competition of the year. The odds were stacked against me, and I had put an enormous pressure on myself. I dove for myself and knew that if I gave my most valiant effort and failed, I would still be able to forgive myself in due time. My goal finally accomplished a wave of joy, relief and disbelief washed over me. With no regard for any of the other divers currently practicing, I yelled at the top of my lungs “I qualified, I qualified!” over and over again. I had been rewarded for my trust in myself and my coaches. I decided to do as Bilodeau did and “go all or nothing” on not one but all my dives in that final.

And so, when I was half asleep on my couch after an exceptionally long and arduous day of diving and school, I was jerked completely awake by this powerful message, delivered by Bilodeau minutes after his Olympic run; still wide eyed and panting. In those eyes I saw a man who had put in more work than I could ever imagine, and was finally paid his dividend. I also remarked a beautiful elation filled with relief on his face, one that indicated he gave it all he could, ultimately a look absent of regret.  And even though my victory was but a small building block in the grand scheme of things for this season; I have a hunch I may have had a similar look in my eyes after that 3 meter event, when I learned that all that hard work had finally paid off.

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Daniel trains at the 2013 Provincial Team Training Camp in Varadero, Cuba.
Thanks to his national qualifying performance at the 2014 Polar Bear Classic,
he will be returning to Cuba for another trianing camp in April 2014!