B Meet Results/New Team Record/Weekly Announcements

If you are going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill


Uh oh, we just realized that we haven’t sent an email in three days, so let’s fix that mistake real quick.  Here are the announcements that will get us through (most of) the week:


B Meet Results are attached to this email and also posted in the Documents section of the website.  Also, congratulations to Zoe Dunn, who set a new team record in Girls 13-14 100M Individual Medley with a time of 1:15.41.  This breaks a record set back in 2008 by Marla Surette.  Way to go, Zoe!


Absences for the A Meet on Saturday, July 3rd and Relay Carnival on Wednesday, July 7th. Please let us know if your swimmer will not be able to participate in the A Meetby tomorrow at NOON so the coaches can create the best meet sheet for the team.  We also need to know if your swimmer(s) will not be available for next Wednesday night’s Relay Carnival.  This is a meet where all six Division 12 teams bring their best relay teams together and compete against each other.  (sorry, we can’t “swim up” anyone, swimmers must swim in their assigned age group)  In order to assemble the teams, coaches must know who is available to participate.  Say it with us: [email protected]


Fun Friday Practice is now going to be "A Thing"!  All Hurricanes who practice at 7:45 (13-18), 8:45 (9-12) and 9:45 (8ish-es) will combine for a 9:00am Practice.  There will be relays, cheers, and meet sheet announcements!

Tropical Storms practice will follow from 10:00am – 10:30am.


Family Potluck Dinner and Pep Rally begins at 6:00pm on Friday.  It’s Chicken Night!  Food assignments are by family last name: Holmes Run Acres Hurricanes : Event (teamunify.com)


A - G: Side dish of your choosing (surprise us! it's a potluck!)

H - N: Salad with bottle of dressing

O - Z:  Chicken: rotisserie, fried, nuggets, casserole, etc


Each family is welcome to bring a tablecloth and their own beverages (lemonade will be provided) and enjoy socializing.  Pep rally and cheers will follow.  All swim families are invited, regardless of if you’re participating in A meets, B meets, or are Tropical Storms.


Saturday Morning A Meet: Rolling Hills @HRA  (Meet theme: Fourth of July!)

  • Parking: We want our visiting team to have plenty of space to park in our lot, so we ask that Hurricane families either 1) walk to the pool, 2) park at Woodburn Elementary and walk to the pool, or 3) park on a street in Holmes Run Acres, taking special care to not block any driveway.
  • Volunteer Slots: Right now, we still need (2) Marshals (arrive at 7:45am), (3) Timers, (5) Set-Up, arrive at 7:00am, (4) Relay Take-Off Judges, no experience required, and (3) people to help at the Hurricane Café (especially with set-up, starting at 7:30am), and (2) folks to work the grills.  All deck officials should wear navy blue bottoms and white tops (also, bring a water bottle!) This all works easily if everyone does a little to help: HRARA: Hurricanes Volunteer Roster (signupgenius.com) 
  • Timeline of Events – Swimmers will dress up for the Fourth of July!
    • 7:00am – Set Up Crew arrives to set up spectator chairs, move diving boards, remove pool ladders, set up tables for data team and concessions, move food from storage down to Hurricane Café, set up Clerk of Course area
    • 7:45am – Referee briefing with Team Reps, Coaches, Marshals
    • 7:50am – Hurricane swimmers arrive
    • 8:00am – Hurricane Warm-Ups
    • 8:20am – Rolling Hills Warm-Ups
    • 8:25am – Stroke/Turn Meeting with Referee in baby pool area
    • 8:35am – Timers Meeting outside Lower Bathhouse
    • 8:40am – Pool is cleared
    • 9:00am – Meet Begins

Order of Events: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly (BREAK) Relays


  • Senior Recognition: During the scheduled break before Relays begin, we will spend a few minutes to recognize our graduating Seniors: Annabel Sullivan, Yuina Barzdukas, Sabrina Reyes and Erik Judy.  Celebrate this milestone with us and wish them well for the next chapter in their lives.
  • Masking: All people over the age of 2 who are unvaccinated are expected to wear a facemask.  Swimmers in the team area and Clerk of Course should keep their masks on.  Masks should be removed before entering the pool for a swim event and placed in a baggie labelled with your name. 

All masked swimmers are encouraged to take regular "breaks" by distancing themselves from others, removing their mask for fresh air and drinking plenty of fluids.  If they begin to feel overheated, dizzy, or weak, they should keep their mask on and get the attention of a coach immediately.

  • Hurricane Café will be open for breakfast!  The menu includes Anita’s Breakfast Burritos, bagels and cream cheese, donuts, coffee, fruit, snacks, candy and ice-cold beverages.  We’ll also fire up the grills for burgers and dogs as we round into lunchtime.  Cash or cards are accepted.



One Last Thing: There are a number of items that we collected from the team area from Monday’s Lake Braddock meet.  Masks, goggles, a black watch, and swim caps…. Speaking of, your white silicone swim cap should be kept and cared for.  The caps are “standard issue” at the beginning of each season and cost the swim team real money (about $1000 each season!)  Seeing the number of caps in the Lost and Found is freaking us out, so please encourage your swimmer to keep track of their cap.




The Best Looking Team Reps in the Whole Entire NVSL,

Heidi and Natalie