Evergreen Hurricanes Newsletter April 27, 2011

Summer Schedule Begins May 31st!
Category 1:   M-F   4-4:45pm
Category 2:  M, W, F   4-5:15pm; 
     Tu & Th 4-5:30pm
Category 3:  M, W, F  4-5:30pm; 
     Tu & Th 4-5:45pm; 
     Sat 6:20-8:30am (11-Over)
Category 4:  M, W, F  5:15-7:30pm; 
     Tu & Th 5:30-7:45pm; 
     Sat 6:20-8:30am
Category 5:  M, W, F  5:15-7:30pm; 
     Tu & Th  5:30-7:45pm; 
     Morning Practice Tu: 5:40-7:55am
     Th: 6:40-7:55am; 
     Sat 6:20-8:30am

Dryland Times for Summer To Be Announced

News from the Treasurer
We are getting ready for summer registration. As we thought we might have our online registration up and running, sorry to say we do not. We are going to start the new online program with the Fall 2011/12 Registration beginning sometime in August.

Second Florida Check Due May 4th
Those who are going to Sarasota need to bring their second check for $250 to Coach Jeff by Wednesday, May 4th.

May Dates to Note
Wenesday, May 4: Entries due for North JeffCo June Meet
Monday, May 9: Board of Directors' Meeting
Sunday, May 15: Home Meet; Awards & Bowling
Wednesday, May 18: Entries due for FAST Meet
May 20-22: North JeffCo May Meet
Tuesday, May 24: Entries due for June MACS 
Saturday, May 28: No Practice (Memorial Day)

Lost and Found
Please check the team store page for lost and found items, as well as our own version of "craigslist" for swim-team-related things for sale.

Currently, there is a notice about a lost team suit (boy's, size 26) and some free team tshirts. 

Team Awards and Bowling Party: May 15
The annual team awards and bowling party will be held on Sunday, May 15th, following the home meet.  This year, we are trying a new location - the AMF Arvada Lanes at 6550 N. Wadsworth Bypass in Arvada.  Coach Jeff will distribute the awards from 3:30 to 4, and then everyone will have the chance to bowl from 4:00 - 6:00.  The team will pick up the tab for swimmers to bowl; there will be a small charge for siblings and parents.  Watch your email and the website for complete details. 

TOPS Meet this Weekend!
Get ready for the TOPS meet at DU this weekend.  Don't forget to bring the parking pass (print page 5 of the meet  info). 

Warm up times are as follows: 
Friday afternoon: 3:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12-Unders be there 6:45am,  13-Overs be there at 12:40pm

Swim Equipment Drive at TOPS Meet
Missy Franklin is coordinating a donation drive for the Excelsior Youth Center.  Swimmers can bring items in good condition to the meet this weekend and deposit them in a collection box.  See the flyer for more information. 

Hurricanes Swim Laps for KAB Fund Raiser
Congratulations to Scout, Christina, Sheila,
and Britt for swimming in the Kids Against Breast Cancer event last Saturday. 

River by Maddie Jones
Water tumbles, waves crash
Tossing, turning, tumbling currents
As it engulfs the normality of nature
Water gallops along nature's path
Never looking back
Much like a headstrong stallion
Never knowing where the next turn leads
But embracing each bend with new curiosity
Never knowing, yet keep on going
Keeping in mind, faith is blind
It is a pulse, a never ceasing engine
Flowing, growing, never slowing
Power swells with each new churn
With passion like a blazing fire
Living a life outcasts dream
Yet frowned and scorned by society
Only to keep on flowing
Confident in every swirl and spin
Headstrong and free
I wish it were me
If only I could be
A river

March Swimmers of the Month
Congratulations to Kate McDonald and Brad Belz for being named Swimmers of the Month in March.