Orca Swim Team

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.