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Week of September 29

29 September 2014                www.dynamoswimclub.com
Week of 29 September Newsletter
If you missed the Welcome Newsletter (August 16), click here as there is a lot of information to help get you started this season!
Dynamo Mission Statement

Mission Statement:To Pursue Excellence in Competitive Swimming


Vision Statement:To Be the Model 18 and Under Club in all operations in the USA, and therefore the World!

Dynamo Pentathlon coming this week.... 
With the Pentathlon this coming weekend (October 4-5) we offer this two page preparation guide for new families.   It probably isn't bad for experienced families to review.   Any questions, please ask your coach. Link to Guide

Dynamo General Meeting 
 On Monday the 29th of September, Dynamo will host it's annual meeting.  
At the meeting, we will conduct elections for members of the Board of Directors, and give a snap shot of the club financially and performance-wise. 
The meeting is open to all.

Dynamo Annual Parents Meeting
Monday 29 September 2014
7:00 PM

Holiday Inn-Perimeter
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341


For Election to BOD:

Matti Koski
Gloria Davis
Steve Hedenquist
Peter Lane 
Ric Ford 

All of the above bio's, with the exception of Ric Ford, are currently on the website.  

Ric Ford works for VOYA (formerly ING US) Financial where he is responsible for all non-administrative aspects of the company's $3 Billion pension plans. Ric has over 25 years of experience in the actuarial field both as an in-house and consulting actuary. He is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Ric and his wife Julie (who regularly operates the computer during home meets) have been involved with Dynamo since 2010.  Their son Jackson (17), and daughter Lauren (14) swim for Dynamo out of the Chamblee facility.  Ric recently went through USA Swimming officials training and will be officiating primarily at Dynamo hosted meets. Ric is currently the President of the neighborhood Home Owners Association. He is also past President of the Avondale Pool Board and the Atlanta Actuaries Club. Prior to Jackson and Lauren swimming year round, he coached some of their youth sports teams (soccer and basketball).


Spirit Wear
 Spirit Wear will be set up during practices according to this following schedule:  Alpharetta: 10/22-23 & Chamblee: 10/15-16 (9/29 and 9/30 cancelled as inventory is depleted).  Other than that Spirit Lane will be available at during meets or by contacting Vallee at [email protected].
Dynamo Parkas can now be purchased online directly from the manufacturer, Truwest.   Highest quality Kelly Taslan shell with 100% fully lined hood. Gold truArctic polar fleece. Lining extends completely to zipper, cuff, and hem. Triple stitched stress seam construction. Welt pockets are 9 inches deep with heavy duty bartack reinforcements. Extra long 30 inch YKK two way zipper. Custom Twill lettering on the back ARCHED: DYNAMO in block 3" GOLD/WHITE Letters. Additional enhancements may include the swimmers name, this is optional and can be added to the front left chest for additional cost of 4.00 per word. Please note: S. Smith is one word. Adding the members first and last name will be $8.00 extra. Truwest proudly makes all swim/polo  parkas  in the USA. 
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Another Dynamo Award....
 Last Friday night, Head Coach/CEO Jason Turcotte was awarded the Developmental Coach of the Year(Counsilman Award) by USA Swimming.   The award is basically for the summer our Team had in 2013, and our Team was great that summer, wining Junior Nationals, qualifying 5 athletes for the National Junior Team and two athletes winning World Junior Championship Titles.   

There are only three national Coach of the Year Awards.   And currently Dynamo owns two of them.  Pretty good statistic
Congratulations to our own Beth Winkowski, Coach of the Year!

Watch Beth Winkowski receive the FFT Age Group Coach of the Year Award!
2014 ASCA Age Group Coaching Awards
2014 ASCA Age Group Coaching Awards
2016 Olympic Trial Cuts Announced
Congratulations to those Dynamo athletes who already have achieved one or more Olympic Trials Qualification Times.   The 'cuts' were announced last week by USA Swimming, and the qualification period began July 30, 2014 (first day of Junior Nationals last summer), and go through June of 2016.
  • Kylie Stewart 
  • Gunnar Bentz 
  • Michael Taylor
  • Knox Auerbach
  • Derek Cox
  • Jay Litherland
  • Kevin Litherland
  • Mick Litherland
  • Andrew Wilson

meetschedule2014-15 Meet Schedule





September 20

Eric Shanteau Swim for your Life

Lake Lanier

check with coach





October 4-5

Dynamo Pentathlon



October 24

Dynamo Mile Meet



October 25

Rays Spooktacular

Mountain View Aquatic Center

AG3-Gd/AG2-GN/AG3-GD/AG3-GN (11 and Under)

Nov 1-2

Dynamo vs. SwimMac SR Duel



must qualify

Nov 1-2

Dynamo vs. SwimMac AG Duel

Huntersville, NC


must qualify

Nov 1-2

Lanier Aquatics Fall Invitational

Gainesville, GA

SR3-GN/AG1-GRN/AG2-GN/AG2-GD (11 and up)

Nov 15-16

MOR Fast Five Meet

Raleigh, NC


Nov 14-16

Beach Blast

Greenville, NC

SR3-GN/AG1-GRN/AG2-GN/AG2-GD (11 and up)

Nov 16

Dynamo Turkey Trot



Dec 5-7

GA Senior State

Georgia Tech

all qualifiers

Dec 7

Dynamo Winter Special



Dec 11-13

USAS Winter Junior Nationals

Federal Way, WA

all qualifiers

Dec 12-14

Woodie B Malone 



Dec 27 - Jan 4

DYNA/Palo Alto Stanford Training Trip

Colorado Springs, CA

Qualifiers (24 Dynamo SR athletes)

Jan 3-4

ABSC Senior Circuit Meet

Athens, GA


Jan 4

Dynamo New Year Special



January 16-18

Stingrays Coaches Invite

Mountain View Aquatic Center


January 17-19

Dynamo Eastern Classic


qualifiers (published after Woodie B Malone Meet)

February 5-7

Georgia High School State Meet

Georgia Tech


February 6-8

Lanier Winter Invite

Gainesville, GA

all Age Group

February 13-15

GA Age Group State (hosted by Dynamo)

Georgia Tech

all qualifiers

February 12-14

Orlando Grand Prix

Orlando, FL

Winter Juniors Standards

March 6-8

Metro Divisionals


All 11 and over

March 5-8

ESSZ Sectionals



March 13-15

ESSZ Age Group Sectionals

Georgia Tech

all qualifiers 11 and over

March 22

Warren Stephens 10 and Under Championships


All 10 and under

March 17-21

NCSA Junior Nationals

Orlando, FL


USA Swimming Junior National Team
Congratulations to Kylie Stewart, Knox Auerbach and Michael Taylor on being named to the USA Swimming Junior National Team, based off performances this past summer.   These athletes will be eligible for camps in Colorado Springs, and are among the fastest 18 and unders in the world.  Congratulations to these Dynamo Athletes!
USA Swimming National Team
Congratulations to Jay Litherland and Gunnar Bentz on being named to the USA Swimming National Team for 2014-15.  Both Jay and Gunnar qualified in the 400 IM, from their performances at Nationals in Irvine this past August.   Congratulations Gunnar and Jay on this awesome achievement and honor!

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