Evergreen Hurricanes Newsletter January 31, 2011

Ugly Suit Contest!

Super Bowl Meet, Saturday/Sunday, Feb 5 & 6
This coming weekend we will be hosting 8 teams for our annual Super Bowl meet.  Please watch the Coachs' blog and your email for information about volunteer assignments.  Remember, it takes the participation of every family to run a successful meet. 

Short Course Season Draws to a Close
The team has been practicing hard and will soon be entering the tapering phase for those who will be participating in the Championship Meets.  Silver State and Senior State will be held at DU from February 25-27; the 14&under State Championships from March 4-6 at the EPIC Center in Fort Collins; and the Speedo Sectionals in Waukesha, Wisconsin, from March 10-13.  For those not participating in any of those meets, their final meet for short course will be the Evergreen Season Finale on Sunday, March 20. 

Swim Team Mesh Short Orders Due Feb 3
Order forms were put in swimmers' folders for Pro Mesh Shorts.  All orders, with checks for $17 payable to CPS, must be received by Coach Jeff by this Wednesday, Feb 3.  We will place a one-time order - so be sure to get your forms in by Wednesday.

New Improved Registration System Coming!
Watch your email for information about the implementation of our new online registration and payment system. The new system will save a lot of work for our volunteer treasurer, and also our paid accountant, by greatly simplifying paperwork and billing. 

Florida Travel Meet Deposit Due Feb 9th
Those interested in traveling with the team to Sarasota, Florida, from June 23 - 30 need to turn in a check for $350 by Wednesday, Feb 9.  We will practice and compete in a meet at the Selby Aquatic Center (50 meter pool surrounded by palm trees!) and be staying at the Tropical Breeze Inn.  The total cost of the trip is projected to be around $700, plus money for food and personal expenses. Questions? See Coach Jeff. 

Hotel for State Meet in Fort Collins
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Homewood Suites (1521 Oakwood Drive) in Fort Collins for the 14 & under State Meet in March. If your swimmer has qualified (or you think she/he might), you should call the hotel and reserve a room in your name from the Evergreen Swim Team block by February 2nd.  The telephone number is 970-225-2400.

Lindsay Morrow Owns 200 Back at AllStars
Lindsay placed first in the 13/14 girls 200 Backstroke with a 2:07:56 at the AllStar meet in Lawrence, Kansas.  Way to go, Lindsay!

Poetry Contest Deadline is Tuesday, Feb 1
All swimmers may enter one poem of any type (poems related to swimming are highly encouraged). Entries are due by Tuesday, Feb 1.  Please give entries to Coach Nathan or put them in his folder. Prizes will be awarded on Friday, Feb 4, for 11 & under, and 12 & over.

Hurricanes Towels Available on Team Store
Looking for the perfect gift for your swimmer?  Check out the plush velour towel with the Hurricanes logo, available from the Lifeguard Store for $26.50.