Evergreen Hurricanes NewsletterMay 22, 2008
SUMMER HOURS, SUMMER FUN!
OK, so it is not quite summer, but we have switched to our summer hours as of Monday.
You may notice a few new faces around the pool, as we gain some new swimmers who may be joining the team for the summer.  If you have any friends who are interested in swimming, please let them know we are offering a promotional rate (go to Join the Team on the website) for those who join the team for summer. This gives people a chance to try out the team, and the sport, without the full financial commitment required in September. We know they will love it, and hope that many of these new team members will stay on in the fall. 



Summer is a time for swimming, and relaxing, and swimming, and FUN!

We'd like to plan some team events this summer - movies, a tie-dye party, an Olympic celebration/team picnic, who knows what else?! If you would be willing to coordinate something, please email us
at president@evergreenswimteam.org

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ON THURSDAY, JULY 17, 5:00PM
The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Wulf Recreation Centeron  Thursday, July 17, starting at 5:00pm. Please plan on attending if you will be in town. The meeting should last about an hour. During this time, the membership will vote for the Board of Directors for the 2008/09 season. In addition, our treasurer, Caryn Pearson, will review the team finances, and Coach Jeff will discuss his plans for the team in the coming year.

COACH JEFF HAS A NEW (LOCAL)
PHONE NUMBER: (303) 635-6989

THE WORD FROM THE BOARD:
As mentioned above, the team will elect a new board at the Annual General Meeting on
July 17. If you are interested in standing for office, please let Coach Jeff or any Board
member know. Many thanks from all of us to Elaine Gillette for her service as secretary this year. If you are willing to fill in as secretary for the June and July meetings, please let us know.

WANTED: Do you have a Hurricanes Parka that your swimmer has outgrown? email monique.conifer@q.com
Remember to check the "Hurricanes List" on the website for lost and found, and items for sale.



CONGRATULATIONS!!
The Hurricanes celebrated a great short course season with a pizza and bowling party on Sunday, May 4th. (Apologies to all those who couldn't make it) Coach Jeff gave out a few awards:
MOST IMPROVED FEMALE:  Jessie Urban
She is a pleasure to coach and gets in and works hard; she consistently dropped time in every meet. Jessie gets in the water and goes after her goals, and has become a more solid and confident swimmer.
MOST IMPROVED MALE:  Asa Cogswell
Asa is a solid breast stroker with a bright future in swimming. Every day he comes to practice and asks "what can I do to improve?"
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (MALE): Brad Belz
Brad came to Silver State with only 2 JO cuts, yet he powered through and ended up in the top 20 at State.
MVP (FEMALE):  Lexie Malazdrewicz
Lexie is one of the team's state champion swimmers. She is a very hard worker with a great attitude and a bright future in the sport.
COACH'S AWARD (MALE):  Jordyn Butler
Jordyn has the best attitude of anyone on the team. He is eager and always excited to get in
and swim, and always gives 100% effort.
COACH'S AWARD (FEMALE): Anna McDonald
Anna doesn't take anything for granted - she trains hard every day and is always happy to
be there. She has excellent practice habits and reaches out to all her teammates.

WHO ARE THOSE SUBSTITUTE COACHES, ANYWAY?
Many thanks to Lisa Morrow and Kathy Lahr, who have so graciously and effortlessly
(at least it seems so!) filled in for Coach Jeff over the past months. We are very fortunate
to have these parents on our team, and realize we have not "formally" introduced them to the
membership. Each of them has significant experience to share, and both have completed the certifications for coaching staff that are required by CSI.

Lisa Morrow is the mother of Lindsay, a Category 2 swimmer.  Lisa swam competitively from age 8-18 on a USA team as well as throughout high school. Her favorite strokes were (and still are) backstroke and butterfly. Every summer, from age 15 throughout her college years, Lisa coached summer league swim teams and more recently, coached junior school swim teams while living overseas in Ghana and Indonesia.

Kathy Lahr also started swimming at the age of 8,and at 15 she swam the 100 butterfly at the
Olympic Trials in Irvine, CA. placing 22nd. She went on to swim in college, and was an NCAA All American all four years. During college summers, Kathy was head coach for several
summer swim programs, and was an instructor/assistant coach at Doc. Councilman"s Competitive Swim Camp at Indiana University. Kathy's daughter Meghan swims in Category 2.

THINKING OF SENDING YOUR SWIMMER TO SWIM CAMP?  Will the camp experience provide what your swimmer is looking for?  Read more in "Are Swim Camps Worth The Money?"
PREPARE TO BE BLOWN AWAY!