An Extra U, A Weird Q, A Strange S, and a Zed

I love the colour of our currency

but sometimes I write a cheque.
I like going to the Recreation Centre
but we just call it the Rec.
I practise my strokes
and analyze my technique
to get efficient and speedy
at the 50-metre freestyle
in the olympic-sized pool,
which is spelled with a Zed.
I like the extra U
the weird ending with a Q,
the RE in place of the ER,
and the S in the verb.
So don’t miss your practice,
so you can be complete
from A to Zed.
See you at the Canadian Spell Bowl Meet.