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Competition Dates

Aug 9 - 16, 2014
Gay Games 9
Cleveland, OH, USA

Aug 13 - 17, 2014
USMS Summer Nationals
(Long Course Meters)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD, USA

Apr 23 - 26, 2015
USMS Spring Nationals (SCY)
San Antonio, TX, USA

News Splash – Pool Closure

The SU pool has scheduled maintenance August 17 to 24 and we will not be having practice. We will resume on August 25 to 29th; however the weekend of August 30th is Labor Day.

To celebrate summer and the team members returning from the Gay Games, we will be having a Happy Hour at Lobby on August 22nd. The theme will be the Gay Games. People can wear Gay Games apparel, and the medalist can wear their medals and pose for pictures! Jenny may need help wearing all of hers (I think 5 at last count.).

News Splash – August 12, 2014

GAY GAMES!!!!!
Good luck to the Gay Games participants who are in Cleveland as we speak; Jim Lasersohn, Ryan Roberson, Jenny Ferris, Brock Jones, Bryan Stebbins, Kyle Helm, Jack Hilovsky, James Radcliffe, Phil Brennan, Lisa Dahl, and Nick Wood (who joined the team from Portland). And according to day by day updates by Paul Ikeda, the team members are doing great!!! Several medals already.

For more information about the games and pictures, please go to: www.cleveland.com/gay-games/
http://photos.cleveland.com/4501/gallery/opening_ceremonies_2014_gay_ga/index.html#/0

And don’t worry, I didn’t forget the quiz:
1. Who is officially a doctor (PhD)? Heather!
2. Which Orca plays the accordion? (there may be more than one??) Mike G.!
3. Who is 30 years old? Owen AND The Orca Team!!!! I hope I didn’t miss any other 30 somethings.
4. Which Orcas are competing at the Gay Games in Cleveland? See above.
5. Who has dainty toe that turned black and blue stepping on a pebble in Lake Washington? Brock

POOL SCHEDULE: We are at full summer schedule this week.

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Wednesday, August 13th at Seattle University at 6:00pm (before practice)

SEPTEMBER POTLUCK/NEW BOARD ELECTIONS ON THE 20TH: This potluck will be our Awards and Elections potluck at Luis’s awesome party room!!! Please talk to a board member if interested in volunteering for the board. Please plan to attend this meeting.

FRIDAY AFTER PRACTICE DINNER: Ba Bar 550 12th Ave, Seattle, WA

LAKE WASHINGTON WATER TEMP: 70 degrees

News Splash – Pool Party Edition! – July 30, 2014

ORCAs,

It’s official, no other July has passed as quickly as the one in 2014! It’s true.

Congrats to the Second Annual Orca Open Water Organizers, Participants and Volunteers! I am continually impressed with our team and it’s ability to put on a well organized event; even the weather was amazing! We had around 60 swimmers participate in the 1 and 2 mile swims. We hope it will only continue to grow. Thanks to everyone who was involved, but especially to Meg for all the hard work she did to make this event a success!

Back by popular demand, is the Mid-Summer Quiz:
1. Who is officially a doctor (PhD)?
2. Which Orca plays the accordion? (there may be more than one??)
3. Who is 30 years old?
4. Which Orcas are competing at the Gay Games in Cleveland?
5. Who has dainty toe that turned black and blue stepping on a pebble in Lake Washington?
(answers next week)

FUND RAISING FOR ORCAS: For all you Amazon Shoppers. Here is a way to raise money for the Orca Team without changing your usual shopping habits. It’s a program through Amazon called Amazon Smile. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. For every eligible purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% to an eligible 501c3 charitable group which Joshua has set up for us. For example, if you spend $200 on an eligible product, the Orca team will get $1.00. To load the Orca Team as : http://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1461943 . When you click on it, it will take them directly to smile.amazon.com and pre-load the orcas as their preferred organization. For more information about AmazonSmile go to: http://smile.amazon.com/about. Thanks to Joshua for letting us know about this program.

CHANGE YOUR LATITUDE SWIMMERS: A number of Orcas are swimming an Open Water Swim in Sitka, Alaska on August 3, 2014; Ryan, Kevin, Owen, Rob, and Rod, Latitude is 57 degrees north. The average water temperature is mid-50s! Good luck guys!

POOL SCHEDULE: We are at full summer schedule this week.

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Wednesday, August 13th at Seattle University at 6:00pm (before practice) Conference room to follow; we usually meet in the lobby and find the room.

POTLUCKS:

AUGUST 2:

COLEMAN POOL PARY!!! 7pm-9pm. This event is in conjunction with the Frontrunners.

We get the pool at 7pm and can bring food onto the deck at that time. People can eat at right away and then swim, or swim first and eat later.

Since this is at the pool, we cannot have any Alcohol and no Breakable materials (i.e. glass, ceramic, etc…)

8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, West Seattle

Make sure you remind all your Frontrunner friends!!!!

SEPTEMBER 20TH:

This potluck will be our Awards and Elections potluck at Luis’s awesome party room!!! Please talk to a board member if interested in volunteering for the board. Please plan to attend this meeting.

FRIDAY AFTER PRACTICE DINNER: Central Pizza, 2901 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GAY GAMES: Cleveland, OH August 9th to 16th.

LAKE WASHINGTON WATER TEMP: 72 degrees