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Week Five: Volunteer Shout-outs, Pasta Night, and Social Events

Hello Sharks!

It's hot out there! Just like that, we’re almost at the halfway mark for the 2022 season -- can you believe it? Here's what you need to know this week.

1) We defeated the Chantilly Highlands Dolphins to improve to 2-0
2) Volunteer Kudos for Pictures and Pancakes, 9-10 Kickball Social

3) Wednesday, June 29 “B” Meet - Remember to declare!
4) Pasta and Pep Rally, Thursday, June 30

Highlights

Saturday was another great team effort for the Sharks, as they got an early jump on the Dolphins and held on for a convincing 235 -211 victory.

We Can't Do It Without Volunteers

A big thank you to ALL of our Sharks volunteers. We can’t name everyone here but big thanks to Adina Adler and Dina Gowayed for making picture day happen. If you ordered digital photos, check your email for a message from Adina with them—we received ours this week. We will be passing out print orders during practices this week. Many thanks to the Ali family for getting the print photos organized. Thanks also to Tassika and Greg Fulmer, Adam and Katie Rosenbaum, Yali Kong, Afzaa Nathani, and Heather Palazzo for making LOTS of pancakes and bacon at the well-attended pancake breakfast last week. Finally, a huge shout-out to Megan and Clark Soyster-Heinz for maintaining the personal best chart.

Finally, thank you to Carley Maltese and Erin Sartori for organizing this week's kickball event for our 9-10 year-olds. Be sure to visit the Chase Club Sharks Facebook page to view photos from that event and hear about upcoming events. Speaking of Facebook, did you know we also have an Instagram account? Be sure to follow @Chase_Club_Sharks for photos and stories from almost all our events. Katie Rosenbaum is awesome at capturing our swim meets and events - I admit, when she posts, I watch them over and over.

If you have photos you'd like for us to consider posting for social OR for our slide show, please send to me (Grace Byers, [email protected]) or Katie R. Natalie Zhou is our wonderful slide show creator extraordinaire, so you can also upload to our Google Drive

Coming Up …

Tuesday, June 28 – Water Balloon Toss and Popsicles (11-12 year-olds)

Come meet your fellow 11-12 year old Sharks at the Willow Springs baseball field and black top. Time 5-6 p.m.

Thursday, June 30 – Field Games and Playground Fun (8 and under)

Come have some fun! Meet at the park/basketball court near the pool. Time 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 30 – Pasta Night Social & Pep Rally

Carb loading time! Come enjoy a plateful of pasta with the Sharks! Time 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the pool.

Please RSVP by visiting the “Featured Events” link on the Chase Club Sharks Facebook page.

IM Tough

This year, IM Tough is scheduled for Monday, July 11 at Chantilly Highlands. IM stands for Individual Medley, where you swim all four strokes. We encourage everyone to swim an IM during our meets in order to qualify for the IM Tough meet.

Superhero Spirit Winner

Congratulations to Coach Kate Mason AKA Batgirl for winning superhero spirit day! Let’s go all out for our patriotic theme this Saturday. Wear red, white and blue. Each winner will receive a $5 concessions credit.

Wednesday - Developmental “B” Meet (at Home)

This Wednesday, all swimmers that can swim a legal stroke and who did not place first, second, or third in last Saturday's meet can compete in those strokes against the Arlington KOC.

REMINDER – YOU MUST DECLARE IF YOU PLAN ON HAVING YOUR SWIMMER SWIM AT THE MEETS. For Wednesday’s developmental B week, make sure to declare by 2 p.m. on Monday, June 27. See Coach Salma’s email if you need more information. For Saturday A meets, declare by Wednesday, June 29 at 2 p.m. ET.   

Gooooooo Sharks:)

This week's message is brought to you by:

Tracy Mason (Team rep)
Grace Byers (VP comms) 
Gina Comottor (VP operations)