July 9, 2021
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:
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 (teamunify.com)
BAKED POTATO NIGHT
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
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 https://www.novaparks.com/
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