Friday Breakfast, Potluck/Saturday A Meet Entries/B Meet/IM Carnival/Water Park


Congratulations to the Fightin’ Hurricanes on a strong showing at Relay Carnival.  There was amazing team spirit and sportsmanship – and we came out with THREE new team relay records:

  • Girls 15-18 200 Free Relay (1.59.23) Yuina Barzdukas, Annabel Sullivan, Casey Tripp, Caroline Forde
  • Girls 13-14 200 Free Relay (2.04.67) Lizzie Forde, Steffi Forde, Prix Hixson, Zoe Dunn
  • Girls 13-14 200 Medley Relay (2.20.87) Zoe Dunn, Amira Traish, Prix Hixson, Lizzie Forde


Fun Friday Practice and Pancake Breakfast – Practice will be at 9:00am for all swimmers who normally attend the 7:45/8:45/9:45 practices.  Tropical Storms will still practice from 10:00am – 10:30am.  Parents are invited to help Heidi and Natalie make a simple pancake breakfast during the 9 o’clock hour and have it ready to serve at 10:00am.  Pancakes, toppings, fruit, and juice will be provided.  We need parents to bring plug-in skillets, mixing bowls/spoons and spatulas.  We will be cooking and serving from the Middle Deck.


Family Potluck Dinner, Trivia Contest, and Pep Rally begins at 6:00pm on Friday.  Baked Potato Time!  Food assignments are by family last name: Holmes Run Acres Hurricanes : Event (


Note: the Team Reps will provide all the baked potatoes!  

A - G: Dessert: fruit or baked items

H - N: Toppings: sour cream (in squeeze tubes), bacon bits, butter, chives, cheese, salsa, chili, etc.

O - Z:  Salad with bottle of dressing  


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.

7:00pm - Team Pep Rally: Kids will learn team cheers from Cheerleaders: Erik, Joseph, Peal, Casey, Annabel and Caroline!  


Saturday Morning A Meet: HRA @ Annandale Swim & Tennis: 7530 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003  (behind the Wendy’s)

  • Meet Entries List is attached.  Please review it carefully and share it with your swimmers.
  • Volunteer Slots: Right now, we still need (2) Marshals (arrive at 7:45am), (2) Timers, and  (4) Relay Take-Off Judges, no experience required. 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 ( 
  • Timeline of Events –
    • 7:45am – Referee briefing with Team Reps, Coaches, Marshalls
    • 8:00am – Hurricane swimmers arrive (please check in at the front desk and mark your family name off our roster)
    • 8:00am – Annandale Warm-Ups
    • 8:20am – Hurricanes Warm-Ups
    • 8:25am – Stroke/Turn Meeting
    • 8:35am – Timers Meeting
    • 8:40am – Pool is cleared
    • 9:00am – Meet Begins

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


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. 


Monday Evening B Meet: Burke Station @ HRA

This will be our very last Home Meet of the season (yay!). 


Wednesday Evening IM Carnival @ Burke Station Pool

Coach Eric and Coach Casey have selected swimmers who have legal times in their Individual Medley to participate in the Burke Station IM Carnival on Wednesday, July 14th.  We will circulate information directly to participating families: arrival times, team areas, warm-ups, etc.  Email us with any questions.


Hurricanes Day at the Water Park

Join your Hurricane teammates for a fun afternoon at Great Waves Water Park at Cameron Run Park, Thursday July 15!  


We will meet outside the park at 1pm and spend the afternoon enjoying the wave pool and water slides.  Cost is $15.50 for kids over 48" tall and $12.00 for kids under 48" tall.  Ages 2 and under are free.  All kids must have their own chaperone. (Note: there will not be evening Swim Practice on July 15th because our coaches and 13+olders will be enjoying their Progressive Dinner)


Information on the water park is available at


Contact Amy Alvarez ( [email protected]) or Laura Wright ( [email protected]) for more information.  


Great Waves Address:

4001 Eisenhower Avenue

Alexandria, VA 22304


Reminder that Thursday Evening Practice will not happen on July 15th, due to the Coaches and 13+older Junior Coaches participating in the annual Progressive Dinner. 


Still reading?  Bless your hearts. 

Heidi and Natalie

Team Representatives