Summer Update

Hollyburn Swim Team Summer Update

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and staying active!
A few important points as the start of our season quickly approaches:

Canadian Age Group Championships Results
Congratulations to Chris who represented our team extremely well against the top age group competition in the country! Chris raced to a Bronze Medal in the 50m Backstroke, with an incredible time of 27.72! It was his first Canadian Senior National standard and smashed our club record. He also reached finals in the 100m Backstroke with another club record and raced to best times in five out of his six events. An extraordinary way to end the season!   

Hurricanes Coaching Staff
We are very excited to announce that Kelly Kaye will be joining our coaching staff for the 2015-2016 season! Kelly has a very impressive coaching resume including Head Coach of Chena Swim Club and has worked with swimmers of all levels in the North Shore and Squamish. She will bring her expertise in developing high level age group swimmers and cultivating a love of the sport to all of the groups in our club from Discover to Excel.
Carly will be returning to work with our Discover groups after beginning her coaching career last season. She has shown a strong ability to connect with our youngest swimmers and has a great feel for teaching the swimming skills that are so important in our introductory groups. 
With Ariel, Kelly and Carly we have a tremendous development coaching staff that rivals any team across the country! 

September Schedule
This season we will be using the Calendar on our website for each training group. To find out your swimmer’s schedule click on the Calendar tab and scroll through to the appropriate group. September has a reduced schedule that begins with no morning practices.
Practices for Dream, Achieve, Strive, Challenge and Excel begin the week of September 14th.
Practices for Discover 1 & 2 begin the week of September 21st.
We will have a try-out week September 14-17th if you know anyone who is interested in the swim team.
Weekday mornings for Challenge and Excel will begin on Friday, September 25th.
Saturday morning practices will begin on October 3rd
Strive swimmers can use both the Challenge and Achieve calendars for their practice schedule.

General Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 9 – 6:00PM – Committee Room
The meeting will cover our team structure, meet schedule, team building activities, communication and basic expectations as well as an opportunity to ask questions.  After the meeting there will be an informal ‘meet and greet’ with the coaching staff at the bar.