2017-18 Updates

Ways to stay informed:
  • Register on active.com to receive team emails and meet info
  • Join our Facebook group Hurricane Swim Club News
  • During swim practices: Attend monthly Board meetings, check the bulletin board (see new
    location) and talk with other parents/Board Members
  • Check Practice Schedule for practice and meet schedules.
How to Sign up at active.com:
Active.com is where the team handles required USA Swimming registrations, meet sign-ups, and
the team email list. Register your swimmer(s) and include your email address so you can stay
informed! You will be asked to pay the annual USA Swimming membership fee at sign-up.
 
Here is the registration link:
 
Team Store at swimoutlet.com:
Looking for swim goggles, team suits, and other swim gear for the season? Check out our team
store on Swim Outlet’s website: https://www.swimoutlet.com/hscbangor/
The team earns 8% of sales on any Swim Outlet purchases (in our team store, or just through
the regular site) when purchased through the affiliate account. Make sure it says you are shopping through the Hurricane Swim Club at the top of the page. An easy way to earn funds for
the team and get what you need!
We will be adding new items this month, including recommended team suits and some additional
apparel choices for swimmers and parents to purchase.
 
Team Swim Caps:
Coming soon: watch for an order form for team caps. We hope to place an order by early
October to do our best to have caps back by the Haunted Hat meet.
 
New Maine Swimming Rules on Technical Swim Suits for meets:
For swimmers 12 and under, Maine Swimming has new rules on the use of technical swim suits.
See the attached info sheet and/or ask a Coach or Board Member if you have any questions.
 
Exciting volunteer opportunity: Become an Official!
We need to add to our roster of qualified swim officials to serve at swim meets. This is an
important, and fun, role to support our swimmers and make sure that meets meet USA Swimming
requirements. For more info, contact Steve Pellegrino or Brad Porter.
 
Upcoming Team Events:

Hurricane Swim Club News Facebook page.
9/23/17 9:30 AM. Hurricanes give back: Myeloma 5K race/walk. $20 registration fee
goes to cancer research. Wear HSC gear and meet at Doughty School on 5th St, Bangor.

  • 10/1/17 Deadline to sign up on Active.com for Bowdoin Open meet. Must meet qualifying times. See Coach Babin with any questions. Team hotel room block info coming soon.
  • 10/13/17 @ 5:30 HSC Board Meeting—downstairs classroom at Husson
  • 10/14/17 10:00-12:00 Team Fun: Corn Maze and Ice Cream @ Treworgy’s Orchard
  • 10/29/17 Haunted Hat Home Swim meet.
Hosting a Home Swim Meet:
We have two home meets on the schedule this year. Here is some info:
  1. Swim meets are great fundraisers for the team, while our swimmers test their skills and have
    some fun in a familiar environment. Thanks in advance for supporting our swimmers!
  2. Volunteers are always needed for positions on the pool deck: 12 Timers, 2 Marshalls. Plus we have
    parent volunteer officials.
  3. Concession/Refreshment donations are needed as well as volunteer time to set up/clean up and
    work concessions during portions of the meet.
It “pays” to volunteer: meet fees (except for the swimmer participation fee) are waived for HSC Swim families that volunteer time during a home swim meet by any means other than a donation of concessions.
Last Updated on September 22, 2017
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