Evergreen Hurricanes Newsletter November 30, 2011

Congratulations to Lindsay and Lexie
Lindsay Morrow and Lexie Malazdrewicz swam in the Grand Prix meet in Minneapolis, MN, and got to share the water with the likes of Ryan Lochte , Michael Phelps, and Missy Franklin.  Next on their list is Junior Nationals in Austin, Texas, from December 8- 10. Go get 'em, girls!!  

Thank You to Our Wonderful Officials
Several of our officials worked at the Sopris Meet on the weekend of November 19 and 20th - they couldn't have run the meet without you!! Many many thanks to Kathy Lahr, Susan McDonald, Pat Aden, Laurie Vincent, and Jeff Gucker.  Talk to Coach Jeff to find out how you can join this illustrious group and help out as an official. 

Holiday Schedule During Winter Break
The practice schedule for the weeks of December 19 and December 26 will follow a normal Monday schedule all week:
Category 1: 4:00- 4:45pm
Category 2 and 3: 4:00- 5:30pm
Category 4 and 5: 5:30 - 7:30pm

There will not be practice on Saturday Dec 10 or Dec 24. 

Need a Suit or Have Swim Stuff to Sell?
Don't forget that we have our own version of Craigslist - check out the Hurricanes List on the Team Store page.

Holiday Party - Sunday 12/11
The team's holiday party will be on Sunday, December 11 at Wulf Rec starting at 4:30pm, with swimming from 5:00-6:30pm, and a potluck in the Community Room. Main course (barbeque) and lemonade will be provided.  To round out the meal, we ask that families with last names A-J bring a side dish; families with last names K-P bring a dessert; and  families with last names Q-Z bring an appetizer.  RSVP by Dec 8th to Terrye Easton at teaston@smanet.org. Come and enjoy an afternoon of great food, friends, and (of course) swimming!

Record Breaking Swims
Kara Coughlin broke the 11-12 girls 1000 free team record, and Lindsay Morrow broke the senior girls' record for the 100 and 200 LC Breaststroke.  Great job girls!! 

USA Swimming App
Check out Deck Pass - the new free app from USA Swimming for your swimmer.  Deck Pass lets swimmers track their best times, set goals and earn digital patches for their accomplishments in the pool. 

Upcoming Dates to Note:
Swimming-wise and family-wise, December is chock full of activities.  Please make sure to check the Coaches' Blog daily and keep on top of the calendar - we have meets on Dec 2-4 at DU, Dec 18 at North JeffCo.  The meet entry deadline for the North JeffCo Meet is Dec 6, and for the MACS Winter Open (Jan 7 & 8) is Dec 21.  Be sure to email Coach Jeff if your swimmer is unavailable, or you will be charged entry fees. 

Team Size
We now have 90 swimmers on the team roster - WOW! It is amazing to see that Hurricane Force in the pool at Wulf every evening.  Thanks to our terrific coaching staff for motivating these kids to work so hard and for making it fun!!

Need to Know Your Best Times? 
Swimmers, you can now check your best times for both short course and long course through links on the Meets page.  The document lists each swimmer in alphbetical order, one per page.