Evergreen Hurricanes Newsletter March 25, 2011

Short Course Wrap Up
WOW!  What an amazing season - see the highlights of each meet below. Our swimmers gave their all and finished the season with personal bests at every level.  Congratulations to each and every one of the Hurricanes for a fabulous season!

Sectionals: We had 10 swimmers qualify for Speedo Sectionals in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  According to Coach Jeff, it was an overall great experience.  The girls placed 5th overall (out of about 85 teams), the boys placed 28th, and the Hurricanes placed 11th overall. Lexie Malazdrewicz won  girls' high point,  taking first place in the 200 IM and the 400 IM.  Brad Belz broke a team record in the mile. Ben Holland made it back to finals in the 200 & 400 IM's, Kamryn Holland made it back to finals in the 400 IM, 500 Free and the 200 back- placing in the top 16 in all. Lindsay Morrow made it back to finals in the 100 back, 100 breast, 200IM, 400IM and 200 back- placing in the top 15 and 8th in the 200back. Josie Pearson made it back to finals in the 100 Fly and broke the team record.  Brad Belz, Jenn Belz, Jordyn Butler, Michael Feller, Ben
Holland, Anna McDonald and Josie Pearson time trialed some events, getting best times.

CSI 14 and Under State Meet:
We finished 11th overall at the Short Course state championship meet for 14 and unders.  There were 19 athletes who qualified to swim at this meet.  Congratulations to Lindsay Morrow, who took first place in the 200 Back, with a state record of 2:04.39. We also fielded some amazing relay teams.

Silver State: 
Thirty Hurricane swimmers qualified to swim at the Short Course Silver State meet.  There were many amazing swims.  Maggie Hellard got 1st in the 11-12 Girls 100 back and the 100 breast; Meghan Lahr took first in the 13-14 Girls 100 free; Christina Crane took second in the 10 & under 100 free; and Jesse Klitzke finished second in the 11-12 Girls 50 breast. Bryce Pearson got third in the 10 & Under 200IM, as did Cole Peterson in 13-14 100 breast.
Senior State:
We had 10 athletes attend the Senior State meet at DU from February 25-27.  This is the championship meet for swimmers ages 15 and older, and the final meet of short course for those who haven't qualified for Sectionals.  Michael Feller and Jordyn Butler qualified for Sectionals and Lexie Malazdrewicz took first in the 15 & over 100 free. 

Spring Break
The team will be on break from Saturday, March 26, through Monday, April 4.  Practices will resume on Tuesday, April 5. 

KAB Swim -a-thon, April 23, 4-6pm
Watch your folders for information about this opportunity to help raise money to fight breast cancer. This event is organized by two Evergreen girls whose aunt had breast cancer.  Please consider joining Kids Against Breast Cancer at Wulf Rec on Saturday, April 23 from 4:00- 6:00pm. Swimmers can collect per-lap pledges, or just make a lump-sum donation.  All proceeds go to the Susan B. Komen Foundation.  


Poetry Contest:
Here is the first place entry by Katelyn Kenchel.

The Swimming Person
Diving, flip turns are always in my head.
I even dream about them when I go to bed.

Somedays I wish I had gills.
To help me through Coach Nathan's drills.

He makes us do pushups, lunges, and sit ups;
He is so lucky we haven't thrown up.
My muscles are screaming, my lungs are weak.
Can't we end practice now before I turn into a body builder freak?

Some days I wish I could get out and hold Atticus.
Because it seems like we are swimming in an abyss.
I'm working so hard throughout practice and dryland.
Should I quit swimming and join the band? 

Then it hits me how much I LOVE SWIMMING.
Swim cap, goggles, and suit are all you need for winning.
My swim buddies are the greatest friends ever.
They are always funny, smart, and clever.

So that is why....

Diving, flip turns are always in my head.
I even dream about them when I go to bed.  


Team Roster
The latest team roster is attached to this newsletter.  Please be respectful of your team mates' privacy and only use this information for swim team related matters.