Evergreen Hurricanes Newsletter December 18, 2008
TOPS DISTANCE MEET, SUNDAY, DEC 21:
Warm ups: 12 and unders need to be there at 7:20am; those swimming in the afternoon need to be there by 10:00am.  Please remember to print out the parking permit from page 4 of the meet info and put it on your dashboard.

FALFINS MEET A HUGE SUCCESS!!
Our swimmers had a great time at the Olympic Training Center, and there were many top-notch performances.  Josie Pearson, Lexie Malazdrewicz, and Kaitlyn Honnick all won High Point Awards for their age groups. Congratulations to all the swimmers who participated in this exciting meet!



TREASURER'S CORNER
There has been some confusion with meet entries and charges.  You must notify Coach Jeff by the deadline via email or in writing if your swimmer is not attending a meet or a portion of a meet. Verbal notification is not enough!

Please note that swim meet entry fees vary from meet to meet,because the hosting team determines the charges. For example, it was $6 to enter the Falfin's Meet and $4 per event, whereas the fee for the TOPS Distance Meet was a flat fee of $12 per swimmer, with no per-event charge.

UPCOMING MEETS and ENTRY DEADLINES:
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming meets and entry deadlines:

Taylor Reeves, Jan 9 - 11, entries by 12/17
Evergreen Superbowl Meet, Feb 7 - 8, entry deadline Jan 21
Silver State(must qualify), Feb 27 - Mar 3, entry deadline Feb 9
State (must qualify), March 6 -  8, entry deadline  Feb 16
Evergreen Season Finale, Sunday, March 15, entry deadline March 2

DRY LAND TRAINING STARTING IN JANUARY FOR CAT 2 and CAT 3:
Coach Jeff has announced that Category 2 and Category 3 will start dry land training the week of January 5, with added practice time on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Attendance is optional, but swimmers are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Swimmers should wear shorts and shoes.

Dry Land for CAT 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 - 4:40pm.

Dry Land for CAT 3: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:10 - 5:35pm. 

OUR TEAM WEBSITE IS THE PLACE TO GO for all Hurricanes Info!! At evergreenswimteam.org , You can find links to photos of all this year's meets - Falfins pics just posted- (courtesy of Caryn Pearson); minutes of the Board meetings; up-to-date meet info; Coach Jeff's Blog; and much much more.  Please make sure you are taking advantage of this wonderful communication resource!
CONCESSIONS COORDINATOR NEEDED!!
The Board of Directors would like to thank Nancy Latimer for all that she has done as concessions coordinator. She is ready to move on to other things, so the team needs a new concessions coordinator - or better yet, a team of two! We need to identify someone immediately, as we need a coordinator for the Superbowl Meet (Feb 7-8) and the Evergreen Season Finale on 3/15.  Please contact Susan McDonald at smomcd@speedtrail.net to discuss this important job.

Lindsay, Josie, Anna, and Lexie (not pictured) received high point trophies at the November TOPS meet. Great job, girls!


HOLIDAY PARTY
What a great turnout!  Thank you everyone for helping with the food and all the great gifts for Children's Hospital.

LOST & FOUND       
Be sure to check the pool and front desk for any missing items. The rec center donates unclaimed items so be sure to check it out! If you lose something, you can also contact Susan Kramer (swim@outsidelogic.com) and she will post a notice on the "news and announcements" section of the home page and also on the "hurricanes' list"

UPCOMING TEAM SOCIAL EVENTS:
Category I:  Friday, January 9th, 5:30 at Beau Jo's .  Buffet (pizza,  salad, soup, drink) $15/adult, $7/kids 12 and under.  Pay at the door.  Siblings welcome.  RSVP to Susan McDonald smomcd@speedtrail.net by Jan 5th.  There is no  practice that night.  Older kids and Jeff will be at the Taylor Reeves swim meet that evening.

Category II:  Wednesday, January 21st, 5:30 at Beau Jo's.   Buffet  (pizza, salad, soup, drink) $15/adult, $7/kids 12 and under.  Pay at the door.  Siblings welcome.  RSVP to Susan McDonald smomcd@speedtrail.net by Jan 16th.  There is a  high school meet at the rec center therefore no swim practice.

HOLIDAY WISHES:
Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season to all team families, and many thanks for your support this year! From the Board of Directors

DECEMBER SECRET SWIMMER
PREPARE TO BE BLOWN AWAY!