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Practice Schedule

Beginning 9/2/2014

Sun - 2:00 to 3:30pm
Mon - 7:45 to 9:00 pm
Tue - 6:00 to 7:15 am
Wed - 7:45 to 9:00 pm
Thu - 6:00 to 7:15 am
Fri - 7:45 to 9:00 pm

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Click here to join or renew your Orca membership for 2014. You must be an Orca Swim Team member and USMS member to buy passes and swim with us.

Orca Memberships purchased now are good from date of purchase to January 1, 2015.

Orca Swim Team

Orca History/Picture Book Deadline is October 25

Fall is in full swing. It’s a great time to get back in the habit of swimming. We still have two pools and two coaches on Mondays and Wednesdays, so there is plenty of space and variety in the workouts. Tuesday and Thursday AM practices are a great way to begin your mornings.

PLAN ON A SPOOK-TACULAR TIME!

The October and Halloween Potluck will be Saturday, October 25th at Kelly’s house. Do you have your costume planned? We get the party started at 6:30 PM. We can’t wait to see how fantastic your costumes are!

POOL SCHEDULE

We are at full schedule this week: M,W, F at 7:45pm (two pools M-W); T-Th at 6:05am to 7:20am (slight time change); Sun 2:00pm. And don’t forget, we have dry land workouts at 7:15pm to 7:45pm in one of the racquetball courts. . Also SU is back in session so we have the pool the full time and there is no long a need to rush out by 9.

ORCA HISTORY/PICTURE BOOK, DEADLINE APPROACHING

We have put together a great book highlighting Orca’s first thirty years. It includes many old and current pictures, along with a history and major events with the team. If you would like a book, please let us know. You can reply back to this email or let Dan know. I will try to bring the book to practice so people can see them. The book will be around $30 and you must pre-order (we are only printing the exact number of requested books).

If you’d like one please let Dan Benson or Brock Jones know by October 25.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Friday after Practice Dinner 10/17

Jamjuree Thai, 509 15th Ave E., Seattle

Board Meeting

Monday, October 20th at Seattle University at 6:30pm (before practice)

October Potluck

The October and Halloween Potluck are scheduled for Saturday October 25th. Kelly has agreed to host again this year. Time an address to follow, so start planning your costume now.

Atlanta Meet

Fellow IGLA swim team, the Atlanta Trout will host the St. Nicholas SCM Invitational swim meet on Saturday, December 13. If you will be in the area or looking for a getaway, a swim meet is a fun excuse to travel.

A Little Closer to Home

October 18: North Shore/Vancouver, BC – http://www.msabc.ca/files/2014NorthShore.pdf

November 15: Hood River, OR – https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1352&smid=5841 Some Orcas are planning to head over Portland after the meet.

November 29: Richmond, BC – http://www.richmond.ca/parksrec/pools/watermania.htm

QUARTERLY PASSES

We are now officially in Fall Quarter that means you need to have a Fall Quarterly Pass if you don’t have an Annual or Punch Card. They are available on the orca store website. Also all swimmers need to have a pass in their lane’s folder to swim!!! It is a way to verify everyone is a USMS member, track pool usage and be sure everyone contributes to the team. Thanks!

ANNUAL ORCA MEMBERSHIP

Some swimmers may have signed up without realizing that in order buy Quarterly or Punch Card swim passes, you need to be an Orca Team Member. The Board has reduced the cost of membership to $10 for the rest of the year (usually $20). This is a chance to buy a membership at this rate if you forgot earlier in the year or are joining us for the fall quarter.

Welcome Back Strangers

It looks like the sun is coming out later and later in the day. It’s a great time to swim in the evenings or mornings. Some familiar faces are back from lake swimming, summer trips and Colman Pool. Where are you?

CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT MEET

Nine Orca swimmers competed in the BamFest meet last weekend. Congratulations on some great swims, a couple personal best, and welcome back to those of you who haven’t been at a meet in a while.

Everyone in encaged to participate in a meet this year, especially PNA Champs which will be in April. Date yet to be set.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Friday after Practice Dinner 10/10

Rancho Bravo Tacos, 1001 E Pine St., THEN  Molly Moon’s, 917 E Pine St. for dessert!

Board Meeting

Monday, October 20th at Seattle University at 6:30pm (before practice)

October Potluck

The October and Halloween Potluck are scheduled for Saturday October 25th. Kelly has agreed to host again this year. Time an address to follow, so start planning your costume now.

Atlanta Meet

Fellow IGLA swim team, the Atlanta Trout will host the St. Nicholas SCM Invitational swim meet on Saturday, December 13. If you will be in the area or looking for a getaway, a swim meet is a fun excuse to travel.

A Little Closer to Home

October 18: North Shore/Vancouver, BC – http://www.msabc.ca/files/2014NorthShore.pdf

November 15: Hood River, OR – https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1352&smid=5841  Some Orcas are planning to head over Portland after the meet.

November 29: Richmond, BC – http://www.richmond.ca/parksrec/pools/watermania.htm

QUARTERLY PASSES

We are now officially in Fall Quarter that means you need to have a Fall Quarterly Pass if you don’t have an Annual or Punch Card. They are available on the orca store website. Also all swimmers need to have a pass in their lane’s folder to swim!!! It is a way to verify everyone is a USMS member, track pool usage and be sure everyone contributes to the team. Thanks!

ANNUAL ORCA MEMBERSHIP

Some swimmers may have signed up without realizing that in order buy Quarterly or Punch Card swim passes, you need to be an Orca Team Member. The Board has reduced the cost of membership to $10 for the rest of the year (usually $20). This is a chance to buy a membership at this rate if you forgot earlier in the year or are joining us for the fall quarter.

ORCA HISTORY/PICTUREBOOK

For those not at the Potluck, we put together a history and picture about the Orca Team. It includes many old and current pictures, along with a history and major events with the team. If you would like a book, please let us know. You can email the captains or let Dan know.  The book will be around $30 and you must pre-order (we are only printing the exact number of requested books). Deadline to be determined.

Orcas Swim Team to present Fat Salmon Open Water Swim

The newly elected board held its first meeting this week. We have agreed to take on the annual Fat Salmon Swim!!!!

This is one of the region’s best established and highly prominent open water swims, held each ear from the I-90 bridge to Madison Beach. This is a great opportunity to support our team mission, promote the team and fundraise through involvement with the whole Seattle and Puget Sound community. Meg has agreed to oversee this, but will be looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help.

POOL SCHEDULE

We are at full schedule this week: M,W, F at 7:45pm (two pools M-W); T-Th at 6:05am to 7:20am (slight time change); Sun 2:00pm. And don’t forget, we have dry land workouts at 7:15pm to 7:45pm in one of the racquetball courts. . Also SU is back in session so we have the pool the full time and there is no long a need to rush out by 9.

October is here and evening practices are already busier. There is still plenty of room with two pools on Mondays and Wednesdays. Each pool usually has a separate focus so whatever your swimming goals are, there is a lane for you!

Morning practices are a great way to start your day every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:05am. The morning coaches are great and really excited to help!

 Also all swimmers need to have a pass in their lane’s folder to swim!!! It is a way to verify everyone is a USMS member, track pool usage and be sure everyone contributes to the team. Thanks!

GOOD LUCK AT BamFest MEET

Seven Orcas will be competing this weekend on Bainbridge. Good luck! Thanks for representing the team and getting the swim meet season off to a good start.

MARK YOUR OCTOBER CALENDAR

October Potluck

The October and Halloween Potluck are scheduled for Saturday October 25th. Kelly has agreed to host again this year. Time an address to follow, so start planning your costume now.

NEXT BOARD MEETING

Monday, October 20th at Seattle University at 6:30pm (before practice)

FRIDAY AFTER PRACTICE DINNER (10/3/2014)

Regent Bakery, Cafe & Bar (traditional Chinese baked goods and Chinese food)

Corner of 14th and Pine. 1404 E. Pine St Seattle, WA 98122

UP COMING EVENTS

If you’d like to host a potluck in the upcoming year (Including the Christmas gift exchange potluck) please let your captains know. We had many great potlucks, in wonderful venues last year, thank you. We’d love to come back! We are working with Front Runners to minimize double bookings.

QUARTERLY PASSES

We are now officially in Fall Quarter that means you need to have a Fall Quarterly Pass if you don’t have an Annual or Punch Card. They are available on the orca store website.

ANNUAL ORCA MEMBERSHIP

Some swimmers may have signed up without realizing that in order buy Quarterly or Punch Card swim passes, you need to be an Orca Team Member. The Board has reduced the cost of membership to $10 for the rest of the year (usually $20). This is a chance to buy a membership at this rate if you forgot earlier in the year or are joining us for the fall quarter.