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END OF THE SUMMER 2011 NEWSLETTER


34 YEARS, WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 



Dear Swimmers and Parents,                                                                                           July 25, 2011



            WAY TO GO!!!!!  34 WINS IN A ROW!  



 



            I was really proud of this year’s team! When we found out 3 days before the summer season was supposed to start that we would not be at North I wasn’t even sure that we would be able to have a place to swim. THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU THAT STUCK WITH US! We had inconvenient times and you stuck with us and the swimmers did great. Thanks to our new swimmers this year who did awesome and thanks to Thomas for getting a new group of swimmers from his Boy Scout Troop. I’d like to AGAIN thank Ginger for your great work with the beginners and helping with the older kids. Thanks to Scott & Karissa for coming back to coach this year, you guys did GREAT and to Mike for working with the older swimmers and to all the assistants for all your help!  I’M AGAIN SO PROUD OF THE EFFORT AT THIS YEARS CONFERENCE MEET! The swimmers swam great, possibly one of the best meets that we have ever had! It was great to see how well we swam both days. You all went after the races and really tried your best.  We had outstanding improvement, looked strong at the end of the races and never gave up.  I hope you all were as proud of your swimmers as I was!  I still believe in swimming, and feel it's one of the healthiest sports you can get involved in.  The workouts not only benefit you physically but also mentally.  There are not many sports that push you like swimming will.  We continue preparing kids for success, in and out of the pool.  If you learn to push yourself and make a commitment to work your hardest, you can be a success in anything you choose.  Swimming is not an easy sport but the benefits are many.  In many of the races we pulled ahead, caught up or kept extending the lead.  That is a tribute to all the hard work the swimmers put in during the summer. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SWIMS!



 



We had outstanding attendance this year. We had 12 swimmers with perfect attendance, CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE SWIMMERS! Phillip D, Phoenix D, Britt G*, Sedrik K, Aidan L, EllieAnna L, Keiran L, Eli L, Didier N, Regine D, Jack N & Juliette S* and 13 that only missed one day – Eli B*, Ricky C, Reagan D, Jason D, Olivia D,  Anthony H, Lilly H, Alex J, Marika K, Torrin L, Allie N, David N & Viktoria Q. Once again we had a great turn out at the Conference Meet!   



 



WE WON by 943 pts over 2nd place East, 3rd Dowling, 4th Boone, 5th Urbandale & 6th Colfax. We won 58 of the 86 races. We medaled in 78 out of 86 of the races! Going 1-2-3 in many of them. We won ALL Distance Races, 16 of the 20 Relays and all but 3 of the events in the Back, Breast and Fly.



 





            We had some fantastic swims. CONGRATULATIONS to OLIVIA B, ANNA B, DAVID C, KREYTON L, WILL O, JULIETTE S*, KARTER S & ZACH W who won all of their events in the Conference Meet. (* 2 years in a row.)(etc.)  Congrats to SOPHIA H, IAN MC*, ELIZABETH S*, FAITH S & SEAN S. who won all but one race.  Congratulations to EMMA B, GABE C, SYDNI C, CHARLIE D* SAVANNAH J, JESSICA J, NICK J, CURTIS K, REBECCA N, BREAZI P*, MATT R, STEPHEN R, SETH S, HALEY S & KELLEN S who medaled in all their races.



 





            Concerning improvement, we had many swimmers with 5,10 even 50-second drops.  We improved in 291 out of 373 races, which is almost 79%.  The total improvement was 1362.77 seconds WELL OVER 22 minutes! 



 





            Since improvement is one of our main concerns, I'd like to mention the 53 swimmers that improved in all of their events(43 in 2010): CHRISTINA A, LIBBY B*, OLIVIA B, ANNA B, DAVID C*, SYDNI C, RICKY C, ALEX C, GABE CON,  CHARLIE D*, JOEY D, OLIVIA D, TAELYNN F, BRITT G, JACK G**, MICHAEL H, JONATHAN H, BEN H, NIC H, SAYLA H, KATE I, NICK I, NICK J, BEN J, MARIKA K, SEDRIK K, AIDAN L, KIERAN L, TORRIN L, KREYTON L, KOBIE L, TATIANA L, EMMA M, IAN MC*, GRETA M, REBECCA N, JACK N, JACKSON N, CLARENCE N, MICHAEL O, WILL O*, SHELDON O, SARAH P, JAXSON P, CASSIDAY P, KRISTINA R, MOLLIE R*, JULIETTE S, ALLENA S, HALEY S*, KARTER S**, THEA S & ZACH W.



 





        The following 53 swimmers improved in all but 1 race (42 in 2010): MARIE A, AZIZA B, ELI B, GABE CAR, JEREMIAH C, NEHEMIAH C*, ELLE C, GRACE C, SAM C, MORGAN D, CHRIS D, ISABEL D, JARED D, ALEXIS F**, CARLEY F, TRINCHIN F, NATE G, ZERRICK G, HALLE H, EMILY H*, SOPHIA H, JENNA J, JESSICA J, ALEX J**,  MADI J, CURTIS K, SHREELEKHA K, SAM L, KAILIE L**, TATUM L, ELI L, JAYDON L, ALLISON M, KAYLEE M, ALLIE N, CHLOE N, EVELYN N, SYNTHIA N, REGINE N, EMILY P, MEGAN P, VIKTORIA Q, MATT R*, STEPHEN R, FAITH S, SEAN S*, SETH S, KELLEN S, DUNCAN S, MORGAN S* & STEPHEN T.          



           



            RECORDS for 2010 included:  2 NSST & 2 Conference Records,12 & under 200 Free - 2:08.19 Dave Carey, 15 & over 100 Back – 56.51 Zach Welp 



 





            THANKS TO ALL THE COACHES who have worked so hard with the swimmers.  I want you to know how much the parents and I appreciate your effort.  THANKS to GINGER J, SCOTT W, KARISSA B, MIKE B, CURTIS K, OLIVIA B, ANNA B, EMMA B, DAVID C, SYDNEY C, JOEY D, TRINCHIN F, ANDREW G, HALLE H, LEAH H. SAVANNAH J, ALEX J, NICK J, KATIE K, ALEXIS M, REBECCA N, LILLY N, BREAZI P, EVA R, MATT R, STEPHEN R, JULIETTE S, LIZ S, LEXI T & JACOB V.  WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HELP!



 



1000 POINT CLUBWe had 1 new members this year in italics and some that are very close!



Zach Welp 3809                                  Jessica Jensen 2544                       Stephanie Filippelli  2511



Anna Burriola 2029                             Emma Burriola 1770                        Jonathan Hahn 1769



Nehemiah Chandler 1757.5                Josiah Burriola 1691.5                     Jenna Jensen 1670               



Alex Johnson 1625.5                          Nick Johnson 1542                             Rebecca Naughton 1338.5



Jeremiah Chandler 1276.5                 Juliette Sanders 1235                         Sydni Chandler  1224



Breazi Preston 1216                           Thomas Cleary 1058.5





The following swimmers are just a season away from reaching 1000 points, some are only 20-50 points away. GO FOR IT! Matt R (1.5 away), Stephen R, Andrew G, Olivia B, Karter S, Ian McK.



 



SENIOR RECOGNITION: This year we had 2 Seniors and many new swimmers that hopefully will continue as long as these dedicated swimmers have been with us. I want to THANK ZACH WELP & STEPHANIE FILIPPELLI for swimming and being part of the OTTERS. We wish you all the best of luck! We’re so proud of all of our swimmer’s effort.



 



            PARENTS, THANKS for all the hard work and support during the season.  Every meet we put on even though 2 of them were away from North went so well!  REMEMBER WE NEED EVERYONE HELPING AT OUR MEETS! Thanks to the following MOMS that have gone beyond the norm helping where needed! THANKS TO: LAURE BURRIOLA, KIMBERLY GLEASON, JULIE JENSEN & THERESA CLEARY!  Thanks to Shari Naughton for helping write the Prairie Meadows Grant. We want to thank all who helped TIME AND WORK IN THE CONCESSION STAND! HATS OFF TO: Kim Ayotte, Chris Silberhorn, Irving Hahn & Melanie Russell (Officials) Kimberly Gleason for running an Outstanding Concession Stand, Jennifer Hahn for donating the Hot Dogs for all the meets, Jenny Damge (Splits), Mark and Roberta Gamble and Gigi Wilwerding (Announcers) and Irving Hahn, Lynn Heggestad, Laure Burriola, Mark Hagerman, Jodi Preston and Doug Renze (Computer Table), Shawnarae Bury (Ads), Sherri Irons for taking loads of pictures. MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR PARENTS, WHO WORKED SO HARD THIS YEAR, TO THE PARENTS WHO HELPED RUN THE MEETS, HELP AT THE CONFERENCE MEET including gym parents, ribbon room, clerk of course and timers (even though it wasn’t our Conference Meet) and TO ALL THE PARENTS WHO DONATED GOODS FOR THE CONCESSION STAND!! When we have so many parents helping run the meets I know I can’t mention you all but I want you to know how much I appreciate your help! Thanks to our swimmers who helped out at our meets when they weren’t swimming. I’d like to make a special mention to Theresa Cleary for all her extra work, Theresa put labels on ribbons for EVERY meet even when Thomas was gone at camp, plus ran every Clerk of Course. Thanks So Much!



 





            THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: This year’s sponsors were:  Boston’s All Star Sports, Caseys, Hostetter’s CIM Onsite Computer Service, Garton’s Complete Plumbing Services, Damge’s Therapeutic Massage Center, The Dance Place, Drake Diner, Green’s Eleven to Seven Insurance, Gradoville’s Ingersoll Family Dentistry, Wilwerding’s New Heights Counseling Resources,  Plumb’s New Horizons Computers, Ode Marketing & QCI Consulting,  THANKS for you support! 



 





            FALL & WINTER SEASON AT NORTH   This will be the 21st season of the Two Rivers Swim Conference.  WE NEED YOU!  We swim MON, WED, and THURS nights from 4:00-5:30 for Advanced, 5:30-6:15 for Beginners and from 6:15-7:15 for Intermediates.  Our season begins mid October and lasts until the middle of March.  I will send out information in late September and we may be able to have some preseason practices if things work out. We are really getting pushed and need your help! I hope you can be part of the winter team. This is a great way to improve your swimming and stay in shape. Call me at 277-4527 if you don’t hear from me by October 1st.



 





 



            WEBSITE: Thanks to Irving Hahn & QCI for maintaining our website: nsstotters.com or northsideotters.com. If you’re not receiving our Newsletter emails, please sign up on the website. Please email me at kermanlp@gmail.com if you have any questions.



 





      Hopefully, you will continue being a part of the Otters, not only in the summer but also in the Fall and Winter.  Remember when planning your Vacation or Camp next summer, the Conference Meet will probably be July 20 & 21 or the week before in 2012. Keep us in mind. Try to plan camps and vacations for after the season.





THANKS TO ALL OUR SWIMMERS, PARENTS, COACHES my FAMILY and SPONSORS FOR A GREAT SUMMER!



THANKS FOR KEEPING OUR 34 YEAR TRADITION ALIVE !




 




SOME PEOPLE HAVE STILL NOT TURNED IN FEES.  IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO PLEASE MAIL IT TO ME AT :



            LONNY KERMAN                                         ____________NSST Fees or Shirts, etc.



            4305 FRANKLIN AVE                                   ____________DMPS Fees



DES MOINES, IA 50310                               




277-4527                                 or give to me at the swim party



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