Evergreen Hurricanes Newsletter November 19, 2008
Hurricane Alert - November 2008
The team has been working hard and we are expecting some great swims at DU this weekend.

Be sure to check your swimmer's meet entries - the first ten events are scheduled for Friday evening.

WARM UPS: Friday at 4:15; Saturday and Sunday, 12 and unders should be there at 7:15am; 13 and overs should be there by 12:45pm.

PARKING: Remember that you need to print out the parking pass, on the last page of the meet information, and put it inside your windshield.

TSHIRTS: Swimmers should wear Black shirts on Friday; Green shirts on Saturday, and White shirts on Sunday.

BUDDY LIST: If your swimmer wants a buddy for this meet, email Susan Kramer at swim@outsidelogic.com and she will assign one.

STROKE AND TURN CLINIC: There will be a clinic for Stroke and Turn Officials given Saturday Nov. 22 at 10:00 am - 2:00pm at DU during the meet.  If anyone is interested in participating, please contact  Mike Dilli (mdilli@q.com) or Jim DeLapp (delappdds@aol.com).


HURRICANES HOLIDAY PARTY: SUNDAY, DEC 7, 5:00- 7:00pm at Wulf Recreation Center.  There will be open swim for the kids while parents can mingle in the Community Room (BYO drinks and appetizers to share)

Coach Jeff has posted the meet entries - please double check your swimmer's events.  Note that the meet schedule is different than the usual format - 11-12 boys, all 9-10s and 8 & unders will be swimming in the afternoons on Saturday and Sunday; 11-12 girls and 13 & overs swim in the mornings.  If you plan on staying overnight, make your reservation at the Clarion as soon as possible to get our special team rate. 

COACH JEFF's BLOG is the best source for the latest team information. Be sure to check his blog every day or two to keep on top of team info.

NEW FACES ON DECK!  You may have noticed two new faces on deck lately.  We are pleased to report that two coaches have joined forces with Coach Jeff to work with the Hurricanes.

JULIA PARRINGTON   Coach Julia lives in Conifer and has been coaching the Evergreen Rec Center Adult Masters program for the last year.  She is a competitive triathlete as well as a certified triathlon and endurance coach.  As a triathlon coach, she has helped several of her masters athletes qualify for Age Group Nationals and a few of those (including herself) went on to qualify for Age Group World Championships.  Coach Julia was a competitive age group and high school swimmer for 12 years before taking some time off then turning to triathlons 3 years ago.  As a mom of 2 little boys, Julia is looking forward to her first season with the kids and getting back to her roots of competitive swimming.

KENT ALLEN  Coach Kent started coaching 1973, and retired in 1993.  He is currently residing in Evergreen, and has decided to lend a hand as a stroke coach a few days a week.  Among the highlights of his coaching career are stints as head age-group coach for Mission Viejo Colorado Swim Team and the Las Vegas Gold Swim Team, and Head Coach for the Nevada Rapids Swim Team in Las Vegas, NV, and for the Triad Swim Team in Aurora, CO.  In addition, he served as head coach of six high school swim teams (CHSAA and NSHAA).

GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL SWIM SEASON HAS STARTED  Best of luck to our Hurricanes who are swimming for their High School Teams.  Coach Jeff will coach Conifer High School, both the girls and boys teams.  There will be times that he will miss our practices because of high school meets.  We are fortunate to have assistant Coach Julia and substitute Coach Lisa Morrow to fill in for him on these occasions.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULES: Be sure to check the team calendar  - no practice for Thanksgiving (Nov 27, 28, 29); Christmas (Dec 24-27); and New Years (Dec 31 and Jan 1).