March 5, 2018
With Hurricane–like winds over the last couple days, what better time to get thinking about the Brookside Hurricanes upcoming season! Read on for information about the Spring Developmental session, changes to the registration fees and process, team suit, and 2018 coaching staff.
The Hurricanes are pleased to once again offer a Spring Developmental program at the WARF to introduce new, prospective swimmers to the sport and prepare returning swimmers for the summer season (details below). Registration is now open for both the Spring Developmental program and the summer season. Details on how to register and important dates (including registration and payment deadlines) are included below.
SPRING DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM
The Hurricanes Spring Developmental Program will be offered at the WARF, beginning on Sunday April 15th, and running every Sunday through May 20th. Session I will begin at 12:30pm, followed by Session II at 1:30pm. This 6-week program is designed for newcomers who plan to join the summer swim team, or beginner to intermediate swimmers who would like to prepare for the summer swim season.
We will no longer be dividing sessions based on age. All ages are welcomed in each session, so simply choose your preferred time. Pleases note that due to lane restrictions, registration will close at 30 swimmers per session!
The cost of the Spring Developmental Program is $60 per swimmer. Credit card payments are now accepted online, or you may choose to pay by check. Payment in full must be received by April 1st. Make checks payable to “Brookside Hurricanes”, and mail payments to PO Box 86626, Vint Hill, VA 20187.
SUMMER SWIM TEAM
For the first time in nearly 10 years, there will be an increase in membership fees. The increase is required to offset the increase in guard fees that were imposed on the Hurricanes by the HOA and Virginia Pools last year ($4/hr) and this year ($1/hr), along with expected expenditures for necessary equipment repairs/upgrades.
2018 Registration Fees:
Discounts will still apply for families with multiple swimmers.
Credit card payments are accepted online, or you may choose to pay by check. Payment in full must be received by April 30th in order to avoid late registration fees and guarantee team shirts. Check payments should be mailed to PO Box 86626, Vint Hill, VA 20187. A late fee of $25 per account will be assessed for all registrations occurring after April 30th. Please note that your account must be paid in full prior to the first practice on May 29th. Registration will close on June 8th.
HOW TO REGISTER
(REMINDER: Registration has been modified so that EVERY SWIMMER must select a shirt size. Sizes do not carry over from last year.)
To register, go to teambrookside.com and click on ONLINE REGISTRATION located on the right side of the website. Registration options are:
- Summer Only
- Spring Session I (12:30) and Summer
- Spring Session II (1:30) and Summer
(You will be asked for your location (i.e. resident status) during the registration process.)
2018 TEAM SUIT
Unfortunately, a manufacturer’s inventory issue has surfaced with the 2017 team suit, which was expected to be a 2-year suit. This has forced us to choose another suit for the 2018 season. The 2018 team suit will be the Nike Cloud, in Red. Prices for the new suit are:
Fastback (thick strap) MSRP$60 Team$44
Spiderback (thin strap) MSRP$60 Team$44
Jammer MSRP$45 Team$34
Brief MSRP$40 Team$28
While swimmers may still wear the 2017 suit, we encourage swimmers in need of a new suit to purchase the 2018 team suit from Riptide Swim Shop. The shop will host a BHST try-on event on Saturday April 21, 2-5:00pm. During this time, team suits will be available for purchase, and a 20% discount will be offered on all regular-priced, non-logoed items.
We are fortunate to be bringing back experienced and familiar faces to the 2018 coaching staff, and we are pleased and excited to have two new coaches coming on board.
Head Coach Dalton Regenbogen
Head Coach Zach Webb
The 2018 meet schedule is available on the www.teambrookside.com Calendar. (BHST moved to the Green Division.)
April 1- Payments due for Spring Developmental Program
April 15 - First day of Spring Program
April 21 – Hurricane Day at Riptide 2-5:00pm
April 30 - Last day to register/pay for the Summer swim team before late registration fees apply
May 29 - First day of practice
June 9 - Time trials
June 16 - First Meet home vs Dominion Valley
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
We're looking forward to another great season!