Evergreen Hurricanes Newsletter April 30, 2014
Everyone needs to register again for summer. 

If you are a returning swimmer the online registration  will be open by May 20th.  You will go to the website JOIN THE TEAM page and click the button at the bottom of the page and then go through the registration process. This will need to be completed by May 27thThe cost is the normal monthly dues you pay for your child based on their Category. There will be a reminder when registration is open.  We are waiting to be sure the system doesn't double charge you for May.

The team runs a special summer swim program for NEW kids.  The cost for the summer program is either $275 (Cat 4 & 5), $250 (Cat 3) or $225 (Cat 1 & 2).  That includes a cap and association fees.  If you know anyone interested in joining the team please pass on this information to them.  They can speak to Coach Jeff and possibly register now.

This summer there is a  family away meet hosted by the  Falfins in Colorado Springs at the Air Force Academy on June 27th through the 29th. YOU MUST BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW for the group rate.   The team has a block of rooms (that will be released 5/23) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Air Force Academy, 1307 Republic Drive, CO Springs, 80921. Phone: 719-598-6911. You may call or go online to make a reservation.  If calling say "Jeffco Hurricanes Team block rate".  if going online use code JHG.  There is a drop down on left of their website that says Promo Codes.  Enter JHG under the group code. The rooms have 2 queen beds, come with breakfast available at 6am and our rate is $119 per night plus tax.  This is a Long Course Meet for Categories 2-5 & some 1 (B or better qualifying times).  If you aren't sure if you are expected to attend please speak to the coaches.  The meet is Friday, Saturday & Sunday. The hotel rate is available from Thursday through Monday checkout in case you wish to extend your trip. Hilton Honors points can be earned at this hotel.  if you aren't a member, you may wish to join & start accumulating points.  We stay at a lot of Hilton family hotels. RESERVATION LINK IS ALSO ON TEAM WEBSITE HOMEPAGE


GREAT TOPS OPEN

THIS SUNDAY. MAY 4TH

Suburban Meet at Wulf - Warm Ups are at 7:15AM

Important information regarding the meet is on the website home page including the Heat Sheets and timeline.  You'll need to print these for yourself or read from your phone what heat & lane your kids are in.  Sheets will not be sold at the meet.

SEASON AWARDS & BOWLING PARTY The bowling is free for all swimmers. Siblings can join the fun for normal fees IF there are lanes available after all swimmers are covered. Party is 3-6PM at the Brunswick Zone (945 South Kipling Pkwy), with awards ceremony and cake from 3-4PM and then bowling from 4-6PM.   Check the blog as we get closer for any further details. EVERYONE (PARENTS INCLUDED) IS EXPECTED TO ATTEND.

 

Directions can be found via this Google map . Basically you are going to South Kipling between Kentucky & Florida, which can be accessed via 70 E to 6th Ave E to Kipling South.  About 30 minutes from Wulf.


Not sure what "B or better qualifying times" are? There are National Age Group Standards so that you can see where your child falls amongst his/her peers. They are listed by LC Meters, SC Yards and SC Meters.  Be sure to compare like times. Your child may be a "B" swimmer, but they can get motivated to get a "BB" time.  Those swimming "AAA" times strive for "AAAA" times.  It's all relative, but it is all motivational.These can be found on the USA Swimming website along with a massive amount of other useful information. Did you know you can do a rank search of your child by each event and see where the stand compared to the entire USA national database?

There's also DECKPASS: Deck Pass is an online platform that tracks swimmers’ times and rewards them with digital incentives. USA Swimming members can track their best times, set goals, check their IMX scores and earn digital patches for their achievements. All swimmers can track their times via the log book and also set personal goals. Deck Pass also allows you to connect with friends and family and you can also share your achievements by connecting your account to Facebook.


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