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                           2010 Summer Swim Season
 
Welcome to the Hood Hammerheads 2010 season! We are happy to have you aboard.
We are very excited about this season after the winter we've had! If you are coming back for another season, welcome back! If you are just joining us, welcome and we hope you enjoy! 
 This page will be updated with team information as the season progresses. Please check often once the season starts.
 
Mission:
The Hood Hammerheads Swim Team mission is to provide ALL participants with an
enjoyable experience, developing great sportsmanship, furthering competitive swimming
skills, and cultivating special friendships and lifelong memories.
 
Hood Parent BoardJoe Kreke and Alex Brown (Team Reps hoodhammerheads@gmail.com) Pam Bator (Team Treasurer) Deb Reynolds (Team Volunteer Coordinator) Amy Keating (Head Judge) Tammy O'Connell (Concessions)
 
Hood Head Coach:  Hood Hammerheads would like to welcome Andy Brabson back to the team as our Head Coach!!
 
Practice Schedule:
Afternoon practices while school is still in session begin Tuesday, May 25th, in the indoor pool. No practices on Mondays or Fridays.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm-5:30pm (4pm-4:45pm 11 and older) (4:45pm-5:30pm
10 and under)
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm (11 and older) and 5pm-6pm (10 and under)
Morning practices will start in the outdoor pool,  Monday, June 14th. The following is the morning practice schedule:
Monday thru Friday 7:30 to 8:45 (Everyone) 7:30 to 7:45 drylands! 
 
Registration:
We will begin taking registrations immediately and will have to close the registration on
June 18th. All swimmers must be registered and paid for by this date or they may not swim in the league this season. Parent registration meeting will be held Wednesday, May 5that 7 pm in the indoor pool lobby. All parents are encouraged to attend.
Pricing:
Members (of Hood Pool): $75 per child/$65 for each additional family member
Non-members: $90 per child/$80 for each additional family member.
The Hammerheads will be charging $10 per family to provide insurance for the team in addition to the registration fee.  This is a non-refundable fee.
 
 
 
 
Suits and team apparel:
Our Hood Hammerhead team suits are available to purchase from, Pools, Patios and
Porches. 179 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick MD. (301) 698-1200.
 
Parents:
The Hammerhead Swim Team is run by many volunteers. In order to make it a fun and successful season, we require that each family volunteer for at least three meets during the season. Volunteer duties include, but are not limited to: Timing, Stroke & Turn judging, Clerk of course (getting kids to the seating area), concessions, ribbons and set up and tear down of tents and pool deck area. There will be sign up sheets available at the pool during registration, at practices and meets.
 
 
Stroke and Turn Training:
If you are interested, and we really need your help, you can volunteer as a Stroke & Turn
official or starter. It is mandatory you attend one, two hour clinic to be able to officiate a meet (returning judges for the 2010 season must attend one of the sessions as well).
 
FSSL Mandatory Annual Official's Training for ALL New and Returning FSSL Officials
 
 
Instructors, Times and Locations:
 

Mike Thackston - Thursday May 27, 7-9:30 - Hood (specific room to be determined soon)
Nancy Pressly - Wednesday June 2, 7-9:30 - Urbana Clubhouse
Ed Goundry - Saturday June 6, 2-4:30 - Spring Ridge VC
Ed Goundry - Tuesday June 8, 7-9:30 - Spring Ridge VC
Mike Thackston -  Thursday June 10, 7-9:30 - Frederick Y - Activity Room

Nancy Pressly - Saturday June 12, 2-4:30 - Frederick Y - Mercer Bldg

 
Additional 1/2 hour mandatory Starter/Referee training following each session for those who may work in those capacities
 
2010 Meet Schedule:
6/19     Hood College@HollyHills
6/26     Clover Hill @ Hood College  
7/1       Thursday evening meet @ Frederick HS against Frederick Y
7/10     Villages of Urbana @ Hood College
7/17     Hood College Bye week (no meet)                    
7/24     Division 1 Divisional Meet @ Hood College
7/31     All Star meet held at Frederick HS hosted by Frederick YMCA
 
 
Other dates to note:
Welcome Back Party             Saturday, April 17th 7:30-9:30pm
Last day to register               June 17th
Picture Day                               TBA
Splash-for-cash                      TBA
Pep rallys                                  TBA
Banquet                                  Sunday, July 25th
 
 
Swimmers:
We as coaches, ask that all swimmers be able to swim a length of the pool unassisted
before joining the team. If you have a little one who can’t quite make it yet, we suggest
swim lessons so that they can be on the team next year.

Sign up sheets for meet participation will be on hand every morning. Swimmers/parents must sign these sheets by Tuesday morning practices to be entered in the following Saturday meet. These should only be signed if you know the swimmer will attend the meet. ( The team will be penalized if the swimmer is entered into events and doesn’t show.)

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