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It's Raining ... It's Pouring ...

Sherry Mueller

And the old coach is snoring. Went to bed, bumped his head, and had to get to the pool in the morning!  Winter is on the way, rain is (hopefully) coming, and the weather is getting cooler.  I always get calls from parents asking, 'are we swimming?'.  So I throught I'd share what I tell them with all our truly dedicated parents.

Yes, We train year round, hot or cold, rain or shine: 

Rain:  Yes, we train when it rains.  We have the swimmers put their bags in the locker rooms.  They get wet in the water.  It's our coaches (and parents) that have a problem staying somewhat dry.

Cold:  The water is kept heated to 80-82 degrees.  The swimmers stay nice and warm in the water.  When they get out their body heat will keep them warm long enough to dry off and put on their parkas.  The coaches are bundled up.

Lightening:  At the first sign of a lightening strike we immediately have the swimmers get out of the water.  We wait a full 20-30 minutes after the lightening strike before we allow swimmers back in the water.  If lightening persists or a lightening storm of any duration is forecast practice will be cancelled.  Parents will be notified via remind.

Note:  Being cold does NOT cause kids to catch cold.  And, because of all the chlorine and chemicals, swimming is a whole lot safer than going to school where gerns are readily passed from child to door knobs to child. 

OUR NEW ROOMS.  Parents, we are working with the Country Club to obtain exclusive use of the 2 rooms bordering the deck.  One room will be used for year round indoor fitness training for our athletes and the other will be dry and warm for our parents.  And we will have use of the restrooms.  I am already planning for hot coffee and hot cocoa. Our architect is putting a few finishing touches on the site plan and our lawyer is working out the lease details.  Work on the renovations will be beginning soon.  We will be responsible for the cost of the renovations as well as the air conditioning and heating.  The estimate for renovations is around $20,000 - $25,000 (including $15,000 for the air conditioning/heating units).  We are doing fundraising to help us cover the costs to make this possible.  If you know any business who would like to sponor our renovations in exchange for advertising to our team please give them a sponsorship letter. All donations will be appreciated and apply to any future fundraising obligation. Thank you. 

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