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Weekly Update 4.15.19

          

April 15th, 2019

 
New Info:


We have been able to extend the SEMS registration deadline to April 23rd.  Those who have already signed up are in the meet! 

Summer Training Trip:

We currently have 26 interested swimmers and have received word that we can get back into the pool in Colorado. We have set a final registration deadline of April 15th.  After that we will set up an informational meeting and start the planning.  Last year the total cost (excluding lunch and dinner) was ~100.00 a day and we anticipate a similar amount this year.  For more details and to sign up, please check out the link below.

Training Trip - Registration Link

Storm Banquet:

Come join us for a night of celebration and fun!  We're heading back to The Wild's CC on Sunday April 28th.  All details are available online.  Look for silent auction updates to be sent out this week.

We are excited to invite all graduating Storm Seniors to attend the banquet for free!  The only requirement is you need to have competed at at least one meet over the past 12 months with us.  If you are planing on coming, please send coachchuck@mnstorm.org and email confirming your attendance (parents and siblings will still need to pay).

Storm Banquet - Registration Info

New Parent Meeting:

Looking for some great info on the sport of swimming and our club?  If so, head to our new parent meeting on Thursday, April 18th from 5:00 - 6:00 at Twin Oaks Middle School.  We'll likely meet in the common area.  Look for Amy and Brenda to lead this meeting.

New Parent Meeting


Spring/Summer Meet Schedule:

All of our summer schedule has been loaded for the spring and summer, with the exception of our Novice Meets.  Those will be finalized and loaded this week.  We will be having a modified summer this year as the U of M is closed, which pushes back our "home" meet into June.

Summer Practice Schedule:

We have loaded the majority of the summer practice schedule.  However, we are still working on plans to add additional afternoon options.  Once these options are finalized we will update the schedule and let you know.
General:

Dryland Training:

This is an included offering!  We bring in a certified personal trainer and offer this to all Jr1/2 and Sr swimmers once a week in both Lakeville and Prior Lake.  Check the schedule for dates and times.


Time Standards:

Minnesota Swimming has updated the time standards for the upcoming year.  Please note that they have done away with the old system in favor of a more streamlined one.  Now, there are simply: "MRC", "State" and "Zones" time standards.  You can find them in the Records/Standards section of our website or by following the link below.

Time Standards

Storm Gear:

We have a link to a large variety of team gear and apparel, which you can find by clicking on the SwimOutlet Team Store link on our home page.  We have added the team parka as well, so if you are interested in that item, you can find that now.


Pay with ACH:

Storm pays out thousands and thousands of dollars a year in credit card fees. You can help us grow by choosing to pay via ACH withdrawl vs CC.  Visit our news link for more info.

Pay with ACH
 

See you at the pool!

Your STORM Coaches

          
 

Important Dates

 
SEMS Registration:
April 23rd

DSMY Registration:
April 16th

Banquet Registration:
April 19th

CO Trip Registration:
April 16th
 

Upcoming Meets


SEMS Invite
Cottage Grove: May 4-5
This will be our first meet of the year and we're excited to be heading to a new pool. Please sign up asap as the host team is looking to finalize the meet.
Entry Deadline: 04.23.19

DSMY Invite
Des Moines, IA - May 10-12
We can't wait to head to Iowa and race in their new 50 meter pool!  This is an open meet, so all Storm swimmers are encouraged to attend.
Entry Deadline: 04.16.19

FOXJ Invite
Eden Prairie: May 6
This should be a fun, fast one day meet in Eden Prairie!
Entry Deadline: 05.06.19

Piranha Invite
Richfield: May 31-June 2
While outdoor meets can be hit or miss, we feel they are great preparatory meets for other outdoor championship meets. Let's head to our home training pool for a weekend of great racing!
Entry Deadline: 04.30.19