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Important Updates - Including Petal Pool Closed

We hope that you all have a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving!!! 
The Coaching Staff hopes you have a wonderful Holiday Weekend and get to spend some quality time with your families!

Please look over these important updates on team items and upcoming YMCA events:  

Petal Pool Closed
Due to an unexpected pool pump failure, the Petal Family YMCA pool is closed until further notice.  Replacing a pool pump can take some time.  We will update you on when the pool will re-open once we have a better idea of a timeline.  In the meantime, Petal Swimmers are all encouraged and welcome to come to practices in Hattiesburg, beginning with our return on Monday, November 29th.  The practice times are similar to Petal.  Here is the Hattiesburg Novice and Age Group schedule:
Novice: Monday through Thursday, 3:30-4:10pm
Age Group: Monday through Thursday, 4:20-5:20pm

State Meet Swimmers - Reserve your Tupelo hotels NOW for February 24-27
Only those who achieve a BB time standard are eligible for this meet, (more information on our meet page).   From the coach in Tupelo, this was sent out to let you know you need to reserve a room now.  "  I wanted to let everyone know that there will be a LOT of people in Tupelo the weekend of the LSC Championship Meet (2/24 - 2/27).  Between baseball, soccer, and softball tournaments, there are sure to be a lot of hotel rooms that will be taken.  Please take the appropriate measures ASAP to get your hotel rooms for that weekend before everything is sold out."

Christmas Parades with the Y
If you are not going to the Biloxi meet, we have the opportunity for you and your family to join the Family YMCA and/or the Petal Family YMCA this year in their upcoming Christmas parades.  (We will still have practices on Thursday in Hattiesburg only at our normal times for those preparing for the upcoming Biloxi meet and any others who do not plan on participating in the Hattiesburg parade.)  Hattiesburg's Parade is at 6pm December 2nd.  Petal's Parade is at 3:00pm Saturday, December 4th.  While this is not a team event, if you want to be a part of the Family Y, please reply to this email and the appropriate location contact will be in touch with you next week.  

Reindeer Run 5K
For those interested in running or walking a 5K on December 11, come join the Family YMCA for our first 5K Reindeer Run!  For race information and to register, click here  Early registration ends November 29th.  We have asked our Senior Group swimmers who do not want to enter the race to help us organize this race!  We will have a Senior Group swim practice following the conclusion of the Reindeer Run.