HALLOWELL HURRICANES 2018
Welcome once again to Summer Swim Team!
It’s going to be an exciting 27th season for Hallowell! We are very lucky to have a great coaching staff in place to provide inspiration, leadership and excellent instruction to our kids. We will continue to use TeamUnify as our central meeting place to provide important team information and additionally allow families to sign up for jobs and swim meets via the web-site.
For the 2018 season, the Hallowell Hurricanes will swim our Saturday morning meets in Division F against Little Falls, Palisades, Merrimack Park, Bannockburn and Daleview.
For our Wednesday evening meets, we will once again be swimming Olney Mill (OM), Mill Creek Towne (MCT), Flower Valley (FV), Clarksburg Village (CV) and Damascus (DA). It’s going to be a great season!
Team Leadership 2018
Registration/Team Manager: Corey Shorb (301-520- 6546) email@example.com
A Reps: Catherine Nicklow (240-507-4798)
B Reps: Shelly Niverth (301-570-0938)
Sue Bray (301-774-2668)
Treasurer: Joanne Munson
Jessica Prorok & Matt Cohen will return as head coaches, with other returning coaches to provide assistance.
Registration Night **** LOCATION****
Registration night will be held Sunday, April 29th, from 5:00-7:00pm in the Olney Community Room in the Re/Max Buffington Building which is located at 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road (Rt. 108). The entrance to the Community Room is on the east side of the building (next to the bank) and has a prominent sign over the door. Registration is mostly completed online, but you can complete your registration at registration night by dropping off your volunteer check. You will also get info about spirit wear, the team suit, re-connect with families and coaches, and get any of your questions answered!
PLEASE mark your calendars to attend. It takes many hours to prepare for the season, so please make every attempt to be at registration.
Registering is easy as 1-2-3
Join Hallowell or Lake Hallowell pool.
**Please remember that you must be a member of the Hallowell or Lake Hallowell pool in order to register for the swim team.
SUBMIT YOUR POST DATED CHECK
Families are required to bring a postdated check dated JULY 22 for $300 to registration. This check will only be cashed July 22nd if your family does not fulfill its volunteer requirements. If you did not attend registration night, please drop your post dated check off to - COREY SHORB, 4807 WEATHEROAK DRIVE, Olney, MD 20832, there is a swim team box on the front porch or to JOANNE MUNSON, 2008 Petersfield Place, Olney, MD 20832, there is a swim team box on the front porch.
Special Early Bird Registration - Families registering on-line by April 30 will pay a $95 family registration fee, plus $80 per swimmer. EACH SWIMMERS FEE WILL INCLUDE A 2018 HALLOWELL TEAM T-SHIRT.
**VERY IMPORTANT - All registration forms & registration dues will be paid online via our website.
On April 30th , fees for all families will increase to $100 per family and $95 per swimmer.
No refunds will be given after time trials on June 10th for swimmers on the regular team and June 23rd for pre team.
TEAM COMMITMENT Help
It takes the participation of every parent to make a successful season. Each family is required to work at meets in some capacity or another, as well as helping with meet set up and clean up. In an effort to keep our TEAM COMMITMENT requirements as fair as possible, we are assigning points to each job/position based on the amount of time and effort the position requires. Each family, in turn, will be asked to earn a certain number of points throughout the season. For example, positions such as grill worker or stroke & turn officials will earn more points than donating food for hospitality. More information about the how many points each family is required to work will be available at registration. Please remember that while we establish a minimum requirement, we do rely on many parent far exceeding this TEAM COMMITMENT requirement and helping out whenever they can. Using the point system, we look forward to honoring all those parents who do just that.
Swim Suits & Spiritwear
We have a new team suit this season. You will be able to buy your suit through Cassel's Sports which is located in Wintergreen shopping center in Rockville.
Team Spirit Wear (e.g., caps, sweatshirts, shorts, t-shirts, polo and flannel pants) will again be offered this season with many new items to choose from, including, swim caps, tank tops and car magnets. There will be spiritwear and goggles available to purchase at registration night.
Please Remember To Bring to Registration:
- A post dated check for $300 (dated July 22, 2018)
- A check for purchasing spirit wear
- Your swimmers for spirit wear sizing
Hallowell also needs more parents who are certified officials. Want to learn more about the sport of swimming? Become certified as a Referee, Starter, or Stroke and Turn Judge to officiate at meets. The more certified officials we have, the fewer meets each person will need to work. Becoming certified is also a great way to support your swimmers.
To become certified, you must attend one free clinic offered by MCSL. Certification is only required every two years. The schedule for these clinics is listed on the MCSL website (www.mcsl.org). The clinics are held before the season begins. Contact Tom Nicklow 240-277-3279 for more information.
Team Trip and Social Activities
The team sponsors a number of social activities throughout the season, including a team trip to a local amusement park. Details of all social events will be posted on the team website (www.hallowellhurricanes.org) as they become available. They will also be communicated through team newsletters, which are available online throughout the season. The Banquet is the culminating event of the season, and is held on Saturday, July 21st. The location and time should be announced by mid June so everyone can plan ahead and try to attend.
Practice for all swimmers will begin on Tuesday, May 29th
From May 29th through Friday, June 15th, practices will be:
12 & over 4:30 - 5:30pm
8 & under 5:30 - 6:15pm
9 – 11 6:15 - 7:00pm
To swim on the 8 & under team a swimmer must be:
· Comfortable in deep water
· Able to swim the length of the pool unassisted with rhythmic breathing (face in the water, breathing to the side)
· Able to float on their back
If you think that your swimmer is ready to swim with the 8 and unders, please bring them to the 8 & Under practice on Tuesday, May 29th, 5:30pm.
To be ready for the Pre-Team a swimmer must be:
· 4 years old by June 1, 2018
· Able to go under the water
· Able to propel themselves across the shallow end of the pool
· Able to separate from you easily
· Able to follow the directions of the coaches
If you are unsure whether a swimmer is ready to be placed on the Pre-Team, a screening will be held Wednesday, June 6th at 4:00pm.
Practice times starting Monday, June 18 are as follows:
7:45 – 8:45am 13 & older practice
8:45 – 9:45am 9 – 12 practice
9:45 – 10:45am 8 & under practice and Pre-Team practice
10:45 – 11:30am PEP Rally & Team Breakfast
13 and older Monday & Wednesday 9 – 10 am
Tuesday, Thursday 7:45-9am
9 - 12 yr olds Monday & Wednesday 7:45 – 9 am
Tuesday, Thursday 9-10am
8 & Under Monday thru Thursday 10 – 11 am
Pre-Team Monday and Wednesday
10 – 10:30 am or 10:30 – 11 am
Friday 9:45-10:15 am or 10:15 - 11:15 am
Evening practices beginning Monday, June 18th (Mondays at the Hallowell pool, Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Lake Hallowell pool):
Pre-team (New in 2017*) - 5:30-6:30pm (half hour prac-times will be assigned first day)
8 & under – 5:30-6:30pm
9 & over – 6:30-7:30 pm
Registration, as well as Current Meet Schedule information, are available on our team website, www.hallowellhurricanes.org. Social events are still being planned and will be posted as information becomes available.
If you know of other families interested in swim team, please have them contact:
Corey Shorb: e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone