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Parents Meeting Summary

Hollyburn Hurricanes Parents Meeting – 2015-2016 Season - Summary

Communication
Our website – www.hurricanesswimteam.com schedules, events, recaps, pictures, etc
Group emails – every two weeks coaches will email their groups with important information
Email: Brad – [email protected] Excel, Challenge, Strive, LMR and above meets, club information
            Ariel – [email protected] Achieve, Dream, Discover 1&2, new swimmers, development meets

Group Calendars
Online on our website – www.hurricanesswimteam.com under the tab ‘Calendar’
Available to print out for each group. Tentatively set up through June 2016 and changes will be emailed.

Coaching Staff
Brad Hutton – Head Coach – Lead Coach for Excel, Challenge, Strive, assist other groups
Ariel Ward – Assistant Head Coach – Lead Coach for Achieve, Dream, Discover 1&2, assist other groups
Kelly Kaye – Assistant Coach – Work with Discover 1&2 as well as assist all of the competitive groups
Carly Kagna – Assistant Coach – Work with Discover 1&2

Discover 1 and Discover 2 - Ariel
Discover 1&2 begin their 13 week Fall Session the week of Sept 21st.
Swimmers are encouraged to train three times a week, ideally Mon/Wed/Fri or Mon/Tues/Thurs. 
Hollyburn Development Meets throughout the year and Pass Meets hosted by other clubs. 

Dream and Achieve - Ariel
Dream and Achieve will begin swimming the week of Sept 14th. First Saturday morning will be Oct 3rd.
Swimmers are encouraged to swim four times a week but we will be accommodating. 
Dream swimmers will start with Development and Pass Meets with the goal of qualifying for LMR Meets.
Achieve swimmers will compete at LMR Meets and work towards A and AA Provincial times. 
These groups will both have parent meetings for more information before their first competitions.   

Excel, Challenge and Strive - Brad
These groups begin swimming the week of Sept 14th. Mornings will be added to the schedule accordingly: 1st Saturday-Oct 3rd, 1st Friday-Sept 25th, 1st Monday-Sept 28th, 1st Wednesday-Oct 7th
After competitive swim meets groups will have Monday morning off, but will swim and do dry-land Monday afternoon. After focus meets swimmers will have all of Monday off. 
Swimmers in Excel and Challenge are expected to train at least 85% of the practices. Strive swimmers are to make a practice commitment with their coach and stick to it. 
Swimmers will have weekly goals and group meetings. Also individual Swimmer-Parent-Coach meetings to plan the season before the first competition.

Team Gear
To be set up with Team Aquatics with a link to order training gear. Other team orders to be emailed out.

Team Socials
Team Mini-Meets – all swimmers – Discover to Excel – fun meets once a session
Team Saturday Mornings – competitive swimmers – Dream to Excel – training, speakers/social to follow
Group Socials to be scheduled throughout the season
Team Fundraiser – Friday, November 6th –fun team event for parents and swimmers