Evergreen Hurricanes Newsletter February 22, 2011

Congrats to Championship Meet Qualifiers!
As short course comes to a close, we want to recognize all the Hurricanes who have qualified for the upcoming championship meets.  It has been a great season for the whole team, and each and every swimmer has been working hard and achieving personal bests.  Watch the Blog for information about warm up times and other up-to-date meet information.  Go Hurricanes!

Annie Barnett, Christina Crane, Wren Ewing, Remi Gucker, Katherine Halama, Veronica Hansen, Heidi Hathorne, Faith Hellard, Maggie Hellard, Kaitlyn Honnick, Natalile Kenchel, Jesse Klitzke, Meghan Lahr, Cori Mayer, Kate McDonald, Maggie McDonald, Zoe Schindler, Bailey Smith, Micayla Stiller, Sophie Tanski, Anastasia Vincent, Meghan Zehnder, Nick Delany, Nino Delany, Joshua Gauvain, Callum Heskett, Braden Lewis, Christian Markey, Bryce Pearson, and Cole Peterson.  

Holly Fortik, Lexie Malazdrewicz, Jazmyn Tanski, Brad Belz, Jordan Butler, Asa Cogswell, Michael Feller, Isaac Hellard, Ben Holland, and Mitch Kilgore.

Jenn Belz, Kara Coughlin, Christina Crane, Maggie Hellard, Kamryn Holland, Kaitlyn Honnick, Katelyn Kenchel, Jesse Klitzke, Meghan Lahr, Cori Mayer, Anna McDonald, Kate McDonald, Maggie McDonald, Lindsay Morrow, Josie Pearson, Joshua Gauvain, and Bryce Pearson. 

Jenn Belz, Kamryn Holland, Lexie Malazdrewicz, Lindsay Morrow, Josie Pearson, Brad Belz, and Ben Holland.

If you don't know the answer to this, or have other questions about swimming, make sure you take advantage of the information available on the Newsletters and Artlcles tab of the website.  There is an article called "What is Taper" as well as one entitled "10 Questions Parents Have", plus many more interesting articles.   

The Lifeguard Store has revised our online store.  Also, be sure to check the Hurricanes' List - our own version of Craigslist, for swim team related items - for some great deals. 

All the teams who participate in the 14 & under CSI Championship Meet are ranked, and last year we finished 10th overall.  The team gets points for individual swims, but also for relay teams.  If your swimmer is entered in a relay, it is really important that he/she swim.  If you have any questions about the logistics, or relays, see one of the coaches.  

Those who are swimming at Silver State this weekend at DU need to be there on Friday at 6:50am; Saturday at 7:10am; and Sunday at 7:30am.  Remember to print out the parking permit and put it on your dashboard.  

Our first team poetry contest was a huge success and the coaches got to see a different side to our swimmers - these kids are not just talented in the pool! Kudos to the three winners: Christina Crane; Katelyn Kenchel; and Maddie Jones.  We will publish one poem each month.  Here is the first:

THE SWIM RACE by Christina Crane
The race is about to start.
I get on the block with a thumping heart.
The whistle blows.
I feel the water hit my nose and then my toes. I swallow some water and sputter some out.
But winning is all I think about.
I get close to the wall
I have won the race -
Everyone can see the smile on my face.

Colorado Swimming is planning a night at the Avs!  Come see the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, April 3 at 6:00pm. Information about ticket prices and other logistics to come in early March. 


Thanks to all the families for working hard to make the Super Bowl meet fun for the swimmers and a tremendous success for the team. We raised about $7K for the team! 

Our next home meet is the Evergreen Season Finale on March 20. We are expecting a huge turnout for this meet, and it will be run in two sessions.  We need every family to contribute, and note that you may be asked to work a session during which your swimmer is not swimming.  Please designate this day on your calendar as a "hurricane day" - all day! 

CSI has a new website, at coloradoswim.org.  Check out their February newsletter and the website's great new look.  

While we are focusing on the upcoming meets, don't forget about two entry deadlines: March 2, for the TOPS Meet on April 29 - May 1; and March 9, for the Evergreen Season Finale on March 20th.