Evergreen Hurricanes NewsletterAugust 1, 2008
MITCH KILGORE: STATE CHAMP in 3 EVENTS!


Congratulations to Mitch Kilgore, who is the newest 11-12 year old State Champion in the 50 Free, the 50 Fly and the 200 Back. Way to go, Mitch!!

HURRICANE FORCE STORMS STATE MEET!
Our 11-12 girls placed 4th in their Medley
relay and 9th in their Free relay.  The relay team was comprised of Lindsay Morrow, Anna McDonald, Josie Pearson and Jenn Belz.  Our 10 and under girls team, led by Kara Coughlin, Kaitlyn Honnick, Kate McDonald, and Meghan
Zehnder placed 14th in the 200 free relay and 12th in the Medley relay.

Pictured above with Coach Jeff are: Katie Kilgore, Lindsay Morrow, Tyler Slone, Anna McDonald, Jenn Belz, Lexie Malazdrewicz, Meghan Zehnder, Kaitlyn Honnick, Kate McDonald, Kara Coughlin, Josie Pearson, and Mitch Kilgore.  Not pictured: Brad Belz

The Hurricanes would like to especially recognize the following swimmers for their top 16 performances:

Brad Belz 4th in the 100 Breast, 11th in the 1500 Free, and 15th in the 100 and 200 Free
Jenn Belz 4th in the 50 Free, 5th in the 100 Free, 12th in 400 Free, and 15th in 200 Back
Mitch Kilgore  1st in the 50 Free, the 50 Fly and the 200 Back, 2nd in the 50 and 100 Back and the 100 Fly, 3rd in the 100 Free
Katie Kilgore  15th in the 50 Free
Lexie Malazdrewicz 2nd in the 400 IM, 3rd in the 200 IM, the 200 Breast and the 200 Back, 4th in 100 Breast, 10th in 200 and 400 Free
Anna McDonald 7th in the 50 Fly, 12th in both the 100 and 200 Back, 13th in the 200 IM, 14th in the 200 Fly
Lindsay Morrow 5th in the 50 Back, 10th in the 200 Back, and 12th in the 50 Breast
Josie Pearson 8th in the 200 Breast, 9th in both the 50 and 100 Breast, 10th in the 400 IM, 12th in the 200 IM, and 15th in the 200 Fly
Tyler Slone 2nd in 50 Breast and 6th in both the 100 and 200 Breast, and 15th in 100 Back

SUCCESS IN ATHLETICS
What are the four ingredients for success in athletics?  Read this article from the American Club Swimming Association.
AUGUST BREAK
The team will take a well-earned break from August 4 - September 8.  Enjoy the rest of summer!!  Thanks, Coach Jeff, for a fantastic summer season!!!

SHORT COURSE SEASON OPENS SEPT 8

The new season starts the week of Sept 8-12. Parents, if your swimmer swam with the team during the 07/08 season, you do not have to fill out all the paperwork again - just come to registration one day and check that all your info is current and initial the forms.  Board members will be available during practice  throughout the week to answer questions and process your payments.

FEE CALCULATORS AVAILABLE
If you have not already received it, your fee calculator detailing fees and payment options for the 08/09 season is available in your swimmer's folder at the pool. 

2008/09 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

We are thrilled to report that we will be starting the 08/09 season with a full board. Many thanks to all who participated in the election. Introducing your 2008/09 Board of Directors:
Susan McDonald, president; Kathy Lahr, vice-president; Caryn Pearson, treasurer; Tobia Zehnder, secretary; Jeff Armstrong, head coach; Mike Honnick, at-large; and Jacqueline Holland, at-large.

LEXIE TO ATTEND WESTERN ZONES


Lexie Malazdewicz will swim at Western Zones in Mt. Hood, Oregon, from August 5-9.  Best of luck, Lexie!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
REGISTRATION WEEK: Sept 8-12
PARENT MEETING: Thursday, Sept 18, 6pm
HOME MEET: Sunday, Sept 28

IT'S NOT ALL HARD WORK...
Twenty-five swimmers and their families enjoyed a great day at WaterWorld on July 16. They cooled off in the wave pools and crazy rides, and still made it back in time for practice!!

PASSING THE TORCH...
It has been a great watching the team grow this year.  We are pleased to say the team is in great shape as we move into the new season: we are fully confident in the new board, have a fantastic coach, and are financially solid.  We will be moving on to other volunteer roles in our "retirement".  Many thanks for your confidence and support throughout the year. 
Susan Kramer and Freda Malazdrewicz
Co-Presidents, BOD

PREPARE TO BE BLOWN AWAY!