Evergreen Hurricanes Newsletter August 31, 2010

Practice starts on Monday, September 13th. 
Coach Jeff has added another practice group to the line up - the team has grown and many of the younger swimmers have become more proficient, so we now have 5 practice groups, and we have added dryland training for Category 2. Click here to see which category your swimmer has been placed in; email Coach Jeff with any questions. 

The team has various options for communicating with families, but Coach Jeff's Blog should be the first place you go for updates and information. 

Be sure to send in an updated Emergency Treatment Form for your swimmer for the new season. If any other information has changed, stop in during registration week to update your forms, or email Lisa O'Hearn, treasurer, at lohearn@me.com.

There are two payment options available to families this year:

Lump Sum Payment: Pay all the annual fees and monthly dues for Sept-May upfront, and receive one month of dues for free.

Monthly Payment Plan:  Pay all the annual fees and September dues now, and be billed each month for dues.

If you swim for both the Hurricanes and your high school team, you get a discount of two months of dues.  (The months you do not have to pay are April and May)  This allows high school swimmers to attend Hurricane practices when they can during their high school season.

Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed in the Championship meets this summer - and thanks to your families for their dedication to your sport and the team!  The Hurricanes finished in 13th place at the Long Course State Meet in Grand Junction. 

WESTERN ZONES: We had seven swimmers qualify for Western Zones this year and five attended.  Qualifying were Lindsay Morrow, Anna McDonald, Rene Gutberlet, Ben Holland, Kamryn Holland, Brad Belz, and Josie Pearson.  They had some great swims - check out the results on the meet page.

Hats off to Lexie Malazdrewicz, who swam in both the Speedo Sectionals meet in Mt. Hood, OR, and the Junior Nationals in Irvine, CA.  At Sectionals, Lexie placed second in the 200 backstroke with a 2:15.38, nearly two seconds faster than the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying time of 2:17. WOW! 

At Junior Nationals, she took 20th place in the bonus finals in the 400 IM and seventh in the finals of the 200 backstroke.  

We hope everyone had a great summer!

Category 1: Monday - Friday, 4:00-4:45pm

Category 2: Monday & Friday, 4:00-5:30pm, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 4:45-6:00pm.  
Dryland:  Monday,  5:40-6:10pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 4:05-4:35pm

Category 3: Monday & Friday, 4:00-5:30pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4:45-6:15pm; Saturday, 6:20-8:30am. 
Dryland: Monday, 5:40-6:10pm, Tuesday & Thursday, 4:05-4:35pm.               

Category 4: Monday & Friday, 5:30-7:30pm;  Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm; Wednesday,  5:45-7:30pm; Saturday, 6:20-8:30am. 
Dryland:  Monday, 4:30-5:15pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 5:20-5:50pm; Wednesday, 4:45-5:30pm.

Category 5: Monday, 5:30 - 7:30pm; Tuesday 5:00-7:00am and 6:00 - 8:00pm; Wednesday 5:45-7:30pm; Thursday 6:00-8:00pm; Friday 5:30-7:30pm; Saturday, 6:20-8:30am 
Dryland: Monday, 4:30-5:15pm; Tuesady & Thursday, 5:20-5:50pm; Wednesday,  4:45-5:30pm.

The 2010-2011 Board of Directors were seated at the August board meeting.  This year, board meetings will be held on the second Monday of the month, from 5:00-6:30pm, in the conference room at Wulf Rec Center.  Members are always welcome to attend the meetings, and encouraged to share feedback with Board members and the coaching staff. 

This year's board members are:  Kurt Kenchel (president); Keith Malazdrewicz (vice-president); Monique Urban (secretary); Lisa O'Hearn (treasurer); Bill Coughlin (at-large); and Tracy Collins (at-large).

Thanks to retiring board members Kathy Lahr, Tobia Zehnder, and Jacqueline Holland for their hard work over the past two years.

Many thanks to Coaches Jeff, Julia, Nathan, and Paul for their professionalism, dedication to our swimmers, and the countless hours they put in poolside to make the Hurricanes a terrific team!