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21 April 2018 email

Hi H3AC Hurricanes!

As of 4 pm -- TONIGHT we are still planning to have our MEET THE COACHES at 5 pm at Heritage Hills.  

If the management of the pool must close the pool in its entirety this evening, we will have our Meet the Coaches tomorrow night at 5 at Heritage Hills.  If that happens, I will send another email, but for now, please plan to come Meet the Coaches, learn/practice cheers, paint the wall (if we can), learn about volunteering, tiedye your team shirt (if you ordered one this season, didn't get one and want to buy one ($10), or have it from last year and need to dye it), and get together with friends you only get to see over the summer!  

If you happen to have a case of water you can donate tonight (bring to clubhouse), we would greatly appreciate it so we have it for our mock meet next week and for our other home meets and events.  

 

17 April 2018 

Forgot to ask swim team family members to PLEASE contribute at lease one case of water so we can keep our own and our guests hydrated during our home meets and swim team events. We have over 100 swimmers registered... hopefully we won't have to purchase any. Please leave it in the HH clubhouse and write your (swimmer's) last name in sharpie on the case!  THANK YOU!

16 May 2018

Hi Hurricanes!

 

Our summer swim season is almost upon us!  Here are some important reminders and general information.

 

Meet Schedule -- Tell us if your swimmer(s) will be there!

Our dual meet schedule is listed on our website under calendars and under accept/decline and volunteer.  PLEASE ACCEPT/DECLINE your swimmer’s (or multiple swimmers’) attendance AT EACH MEET, AT CHAMPS, and AT THE AWARDS BANQUET.  We have established a new policy this year; if your swimmer has not accepted to attend a meet (committed on the website), they WILL NOT be on a RELAY. Relay line-ups will be determined when entries are due for each meet usually 2-3 days before each meet -- SO MAKE SURE to ACCEPT/DECLINE for EACH meet.

 

MEET THE COACHES - PLEASE COME!

Most importantly, our meet-the-coaches is scheduled for MONDAY, May 21 at 5 pm at Heritage Hills and we hope you will all join us. For those who are new or have ordered new shirts, there will be tie-dying of those shirts! We will also learn chants, paint our names on the wall, and… well… meet the coaches! The parents will learn about dual meets and what all goes into those!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Already? YES!  Do you have any leftover colored paint? We need several BRIGHT different colors for our swimmers to paint their names on our back wall.  If you have some you can donate, please let us know by emailing Tiki or just bring the paint!

If you can still around and help with this event, we would appreciate it!

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE - ON WEBSITE TOO!

Practices begin at HH (Heritage Hills) on Tuesday, May 22 and at HAC (Homestead) on Tuesday, May 29. Our first mock meet is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30. Please note the swim suit fitting dates (one at HH 5/30 and one at HAC 5/31) on the swim team tab. Morning practices will begin June 13 at HH.  

 

Stroke and Turn Judging - WANNA?

If you are interested in being a stroke and turn judge -- YOU MUST ATTEND ONE of the two trainings listed on the calendar (May 20 at TCST or May 22 at HAC). Please let a parent rep know.

 

VOLUNTEERING AT MEETS - A MUST!

The sign up for volunteer jobs has its own tab AND is also listed with the calendar and practices. Click on each meet to accept/decline your swimmers AND to sign up to volunteer. If you are not sure about the positions or what you might want to do, please sign up for a job at our mock meet on May 30 to see if you would do it again. Furthermore, be sure to attend our meet-the-coaches event where we will have a brief orientation for parents and an explanation of what we need from parent volunteers to run a meet successfully (and efficiently!). Hydroxphere has Meet Central Online Trainings available May 20 - 21 for timer, judge, starter and scorer positions.

 

Volunteer coaching

If your older swimmers (14+) may want to be a volunteer coach this summer – please have them check out the coaches/volunteer coaches part of the swim team tab and follow the instructions listed.

 

We hope you all had a great summer and are excited your swimmers will be with us for swim team!

 

As always, please let us know if we can make anything a little easier.

KEY UPCOMING DATES SUMMARY

Sunday 5/20 2-4PM - FIrst Stroke and Turn Judging Clinic - Tennis Club (location here)

Monday 5/21 5PM - Meet the Coaches - Heritage Hills

Tuesday 5/22 - Practice starts for Heritage Hills swimmers

Tuesday 5/22 6-8PM Second Stroke and Turn Judging Clinic - Homestead

Tuesday 5/29 - Practice starts for Homestead swimmers

Wednesday 5/30 4:30 - 6:30PM - Suit fitting at Heritage Hills

Wednesday 5/30 4 pm -- MOCK MEET at Heritage Hills

Thursday 5/31 4:30 - 6:30PM - Suit fitting at Homestead