Hurricanes Named a Bronze Medal Team in USA Swimming Team Recognition Program


WOW!  What a great way to end the year!  USA Swimming has just released its updated team rankings, and we are ranked 154 out of 2700 member teams!  

Lexie & Lindsay Travel to Austin for Junior Nationals
These two amazing swimmers participated in the Junior Nationals meet in Austin, TX , from December 8 to 10th.  Lexie placed 4th in Finals in the 500 Freestyle, with a time of 4.46.19. 

Hotel for 14 & Under State Meet
Rumor has it that hotels are filling up for this meet, so if you think your swimmer may qualify (or already has) you should make hotel reservations.  We have reserved a block of rooms at the Homewood Suites (1521 Oakwood Drive) in Fort Collins, telephone 970-225-2400. You should call the hotel and reserve a room. 

Links to Best Times on the Website
In the interest of being ever-green, the coaches are no longer printing out swimmers' best times and sending them home in folders.  You can find your best times on the Meets page, by clicking on the link for either Yards or Meters and paging down until you find your swimmer.

Save the Date: Feb 4 & 5 Super Bowl Meet
Please mark your calendars for the weekend of Feb 4 & 5 as an all-Hurricanes weekend!  This meet is our most important fundraiser of the year, and it takes the work of every family to make it a success. It will be a two-session meet on Saturday, and a morning-only session on Sunday so people can get home in time for the game.  This is also the weekend of the league meet for high school girls, so several of our families will be unavailable on Saturday afternoon because they will be attending the high school meet.  We will need all hands on deck, so please make sure you are able to help out.

No Practice on January 5, 13, 27
There will not be practice on these days because the pool will be busy with high school girls' swim meets.

A Note from the Board President
I wanted to take the time to share a few thoughts and thanks. It is such a great time to be a Hurricane swimmer - the team has come very far under the leadership of Coach Jeff.  We had thirty-five swimmers on the roster when he came on board in August of 2007, and now we have over 90!  I am thankful for our terrific coaching staff - their energy and enthusiasm transfer to great results and positive attitudes for our kids; all the supportive parents who are willing to help out with team activities; and a fantastic board of directors. I especially want to recognize the efforts of Lisa O'Hearn to bring us into the modern age with an online accounting and registration system, and Bob Vincent for his tireless efforts to make the system work for us.  Also, the team is indebted to Kathy Lahr, our head official, and all the other parents who represent the Hurricanes as USA Swimming Officials.  Our kids are learning many life lessons as swimmers, and are truly fortunate to be part of the Hurricanes community!  Wishing all of you the best of the season!  Susan Kramer, Board President

2012 All Stars - Josie and Kamryn
Congratulations to Josie Pearson and Kamryn Holland for making the 2012 All Star Team!