June 8, 2005
CHECK-IN AT BEAR BRANCH POOL BY 7:00
After you have circled-in, please find your team-parent to get your heat assignments. Remember, it is not the team parent’s responsibility to keep up with your child during the meet. They are responsible for getting the swimmers to the ready bench at the appropriate time. Don’t forget caps, goggles, sunscreen, chairs, snacks and something to occupy your swimmer between events. If you must leave before the meet is over, please notify your team parent so that they can make sure the relay events are covered. DIRECTIONS TO BEAR BRANCH POOL
FROM ELM GROVE & HUNTERS RIDGE: Take Brookdale to Woodbridge. Turn left onto Woodbridge, follow to the end (Tree Lane). Turn right onto Tree Lane. Stay on Tree Lane to Village Green (at Bear Branch School/Bear Branch Gazebo). Turn left onto Village Green. Turn right at the stop sign onto Cedar Knolls. Pool is on Cedar Knolls on the right side. FROM NORTHPARK/WOODLAND HILLS DRIVE: Head south on Woodland Hills to Pine Terrace (Kingwood Middle School).Turn left onto Pine Terrace. Follow Pine Terrace to the end (stop sign) and turn left onto Cedar Knolls. Pool is on Cedar Knolls on the left side.
Dear Otters, Well, Saturday’s meet was our biggest loss of the year (over 100 points) to a very good team. Even though we lost, we were well represented in the final heats and many swimmers dropped significant time. Congratulations to those of you who qualified for Summer Champs. We will see you there next week. Also, many of you have already made All Star and Ponderosa times.... good for you, also! There is still plenty of time for more of you to reach that level. We have another shortened week of practice and an undefeated Bear Branch team to swim on Saturday at their pool. So come to practice ready to swim hard. We had an improved showing at this week’s meet… thanks to all of you. We will need every swimmer this week to give the Bears a run for their money. Lets Go VGO… Let’s Go VGO… V to the G, G to the O… LET’S GO VGO!!! COACH MARK
The VERY LAST DAY to turn in completed volunteer cards is the Awards Banquet on June 30th. If yours is full, turn it in to Amy Hougen (our treasurer) to get your check back.
A BIG OTTER THANK YOU!
Hey! Michael Marucci! You did an ‘otterly’ awesome job on the heat sheet cover last week! Thanks for sharing your artwork with us! We loved it!
June 11 ........................ at Bear Branch Bears June 13,14 ........ Summer Champs Invitational June 18vs Mills Branch/Woodstream June 25 ................................. Divisional Meet July 2-3 ............................. Invitational Meets
HOME MEETS ARE IN BOLD TYPE
June 5-June 11 Jamie Luis – 12 – June 5th Johnathan Dean – 12 – June 8th Cheyenne Guerra-Prats – 6 – June 9th Bridgett Gannon – 13 – June 9th Julia Valcarce – 6 – June 11th
DO WE HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS? Often, we send out important information via e-mail. A few of the addresses we have are bouncing our messages back. If you haven’t received any e-mails from us, or you have changed your email address, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you added to the list. Thanks!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF YOU!
Please remember that ALL money MUST be turned in no later than June 11th. This will ensure that you get your prizes at the Awards Banquet. Do NOT give your money to the desk parent. The last chance to turn in your money will be at the swim shop at the meet on June 11th. If you were not here for the swim-a-long, you can still participate by collecting donations. This is our only fundraiser for the team, so every family is obligated to participate with a $25 minimum donation. Checks should be payable to the Village Otters as we will write one check to JDRF. Thanks! Questions? Call Jennifer Knouse @ 281-358-0878
If you know that you won’t be at a meet, please let us know via the coach’s binder. It is important to write your info in the binder before the Tuesday of the week of the meet. This also applies to stroke requests. If your swimmer is working on a qualifying time in a certain stroke, please let us know so that we can make sure they get to swim it at the next meet.
CAN’T MAKE IT TO A MEET? GOT STROKE REQUESTS?
There will be some vacant positions on the Otters’ board for next year’s swim season. If you are interested in joining us, please contact a board member for more info.
Volunteer Schedule-June 11, @ Bear Branch Bears
1. Lisa Reynolds 2. Bill Dowd 3. Neville Kroeger 4. Margot Rupp 5. Jeannie Ayers 6. Sharon Voorhes 7. Christie Hawkins 8. ---------9. ----------
1. Julie Gallow 2. Nora Walters 3. Jan Danneman 4. Jennifer Younge 5. Kim Windham 6. Derek Hawkins 7. Sean Elgin 8. ---------9. ----------
1. Janny Alexander 2. Tammi Bodenhamer
1. Dan Ayers 2. ----------
1. Jo Leigh Haupt
1. Debbie Brumley
Shift #1 1. Cindy Stockstill 2. Irene Peoples Shift #2 1. Melody Skrivanek 2. Irene Peoples
1. Mark Cook 2. Todd Pickard 3. Danny Miller 4. Deanna Jenson 5. Chip Roach 6. Christie Hawkins
1. Greg Walters 2. Martha Moore 3. Rick Dietz 4. Rafael DeOrbegozo 5. Sean Elgin
1. Bill Skrivanek 2. Rhonda Whitesell 3. Deanna Jenson
1. Martha Moore 2. Darla Dietz 3. Cathy Hargrove
1. Steve Bixler 2. Deana May
1. Laura Hawley 2. Jan Danneman