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Heidi Gallacher

Combined Friday Practice – Reminder that all age groups practice tomorrow morning at 9am in the Lower Pool. Coach Eric and Coach Casey will be announcing the Meet Sheet and getting the swimmers ready for Saturday. (Tropical Storms: we’ll see you on Monday morning!) The Meet Sheet is Ready – Our Saturday Meet Sheet is posted, here is a direct link: https://www.teamunify.com/recnvslhra/__doc__/505894_2_2022.06.25%20A%20Meet%[email protected]%20Family%20Meet%20Sheet.pdf ALL PARENTS SHOULD REVIEW THIS CAREFULLY. Do not assume your child is not swimming, even if the idea seems preposterous. We have a lot of new A Meet-swimmers...

Heidi Gallacher

B Meet Recap - Congratulations to all participants at last night’s B Meet at Burke Station Pool. The weather was gorgeous, the Tropical Storm swimmers were adorable, and the dance party at the end was epic. (We managed to get about 3 hours of swimming done, too). Special recognition to Olive Dunn, who set a new HRA team record in the 9-10 Girls 100M Individual Medley. The previous record of 1:20.00 was set back in 1977 – Olive swam right past that and set a new time of 1:19.01! Great...

Heidi Gallacher

Raise your hand if you are the fastest 10 year-old girl in backstroke and butterfly in The.Entire.NVSL.Universe. (Olive Dunn, we’re talking about you! Raise your hand!) Ryan Schrock is #2 in his butterfly and 7th in backstroke. Maeve Gannon was #15 in the League in 25M freestyle. Steffi Forde was #20 in 50M backstroke and our Girls Mixed Age Relay (Olive Dunn, Annaliese Neely, Lizzie Forde and Caroline Forde) is currently 12th fastest. Olive set 2 new team records this morning and looked so relaxed, too; we know she’s just...

Heidi Gallacher

Combined Age Group Practice – Friday morning at 9am. All swimmers (except Tropical Storms) will meet at 9am in the Lower Pool for a combined practice. Family Potluck and Pep Rally – Friday Night is Taco Night, 6pm at the pool. Food assignments are made by last name so please visit our Events page to see what your family should bring https://www.teamunify.com/team/recnvslhra/page/events#/team-events/upcoming The 13+older swimmers will be leading cheers for all swimmers. EVERY SWIM FAMILY is invited to attend. We will have t-shirts available for those who have not yet...

Heidi Gallacher

Woodley B Meet Recap - Well, folks, that was a typical B Meet. Hot days often lead to evening thunderstorms, and since I cannot control the weather (yet) we fell victim to the storm. Thank you for your good attitudes and flexibility. If your swimmer is missing a nylon swim cap (see attached picture), Woodley has it. There were 2 nice water bottles left in our team area, I brought those to practice this morning and they are in the Upper Pool House. Congratulations to Miss Olive Dunn, who set...

Heidi Gallacher

Hello Swim People: Are. We. READY? This is happening, friends. Here is our week ahead: Monday Morning Practice We begin morning practices tomorrow. To see when your age group(s) will meet, go here: https://www.teamunify.com/team/recnvslhra/page/practice-schedule (Note: there are different practice times for different days of the week; please mark your calendars accordingly) Pick up your team t-shirts on the Middle Deck. If you don’t find us on Monday or Tuesday, we’ll set your shirt aside and find you, no worries. We will have the starter machine set up and kids will...

Heidi Gallacher

Swimsuit Sale: SportFair in Arlington will be coming to set up shop on the Middle Deck today from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. You will have the opportunity to purchase a team suit (try before you buy!). There will be 2 styles for boys – jammers and briefs – and several styles for the girls. SportFair will heat-press our team logo on the swimsuit. If your child has outgrown their team suit, but it still has some life in it – BRING IT TO HAND DOWN TO ANOTHER SWIM FAMILY. If you...

Heidi Gallacher

“I don’t want to die without any scars.” - Fight Club Good Morning Swim Fans, Let’s preview the week ahead: Swimsuit Sale: SportFair in Arlington will be coming to set up shop at HRA on Thursday, June 9th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm. You will have the opportunity to purchase a team suit (try before you buy!). There will be 2 styles for boys – jammers and briefs – and several styles for the girls. SportFair will heat-press our team logo on the swimsuit. If your child has outgrown their team suit,...

Heidi Gallacher

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Parent Meeting! In case you missed it, there was a handout that was distributed - an electronic copy can be found in the Documents section of our website (https://www.teamunify.com/recnvslhra/__doc__/504927_2_2022%20Parent%20Meeting%20Outline.pdf) You are still being strongly encouraged to volunteer for jobs at swim meets, by signing up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4a92ca2fa7-volunteer If you have questions about anything, please ask any parent of older swimmers (we've been doing this awhile, but still remember how overwhelming it is was) or a member of the Swim Team Committee...

Heidi Gallacher

“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them” -- Andy Bernard (that sound of dignified sobbing you hear is coming from Peggy Tripp’s house) It’s Almost Time for Swim… Step One: Register. If you haven’t yet registered, visit: https://www.teamunify.com/team/recnvslhra/controller/cms/admin/index#/team-registration/reg:87257 Step Two: Come to practice. This is our schedule through the end of the FCPS school year (June 10th): Afternoon Practice Schedule Location: Upper Pool 4:15pm – 5:15pm – 13 + olders 5:15pm – 6:15pm – 9-12 year olds 6:15...