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SUMMER 2012 End of the season newsletter. WAY TO GO!


35 YEARS, Way To Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 



Dear Swimmers and Parents,                                                                                                 July 25, 2012



            WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!!!  35 WINS IN A ROW!  



            I was really proud of this year’s team! This was our 35th year and our swimmers really worked hard this year and swam great at Conference. THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU THAT CAME OUT FOR THE TEAM AND WORKED HARD! Thanks to our new swimmers this year who did awesome. I’d like to AGAIN thank Ginger and Genevieve for their great work with the beginners and lessons and helping with the older kids. Thanks to Dave for coming back this year and to Scott for coaching again this summer. You guys did GREAT 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! Aziza B, Cameron D, Evelyn D, Morgan D, Regan D, Marika K, Sedrik K*, Caitlyn L, Didier N*, Regine N*, Megan R & Jeremiah S and 13 that only missed one day – Dessa F, Britt G, Carter L, Jaren L, Khalil L, Kaylee M, Jeff N, Emily P, Breazi P, Eden R, Alex S, Thea S & Luis V . Once again we had a great turn out at the Conference Meet!    



WE WON by 843 pts over 2nd place East, 3rd Dowling, 4th Urbandale & 5th Roosevelt. We won 55 of the 86 races. We medaled in 81 out of 86 of the races! Going 1-2-3 in many of them.  



            We had some fantastic swims. CONGRATULATIONS to ANNA B*, JENNA J, NICK J, CARTER L, BREAZI P, MATT R & FAITH S who won all of their events in the Conference Meet. (* 2 years in a row.)(etc.)  Congrats to ELI B, DAVID C, GABE C, JOEY D & JACK NED. who won all but one race.  Congratulations to OLIVIA B, KIMBERLEY G, JONATHAN H, SOPHIA H, ALEX J, JAREN L, ERIC M, EMMA M, REBECCA N*, JACK O, WILL O, STEPHEN R*, MEGAN R, JULIETTE S, SEAN S, ALLENA 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 309 out of 431 races, which is almost 73%.  The total improvement was 754.75 seconds WELL OVER 12 minutes!



            Since improvement is one of our main concerns, I'd like to mention the 45 swimmers that improved in all of their events: QUINCY A, MARIE A, LIBBY B**, EMMA B, DAVID C**, THOMAS C, AIRIC C, DAVID D, ALEXIS F, EHREN F, TRINCHEN F, KIMBERLEY G, MIA G, EMMA H, ANTHONY H, NICHOLAS H*, EMILY H, ALEX J, KATIE K, HANNAH L,  TORRIN L*, SAM L, CAITLYN L, ABBY L, ALEXIA M, ALLISON M, EMMA M*, REBECCA N*, ALLIE N,  JACKSON N*, LILLIAN N, AHN N, MICHAEL O*, WILL O**, ELEANOR O, SHELDON O*, STEVEN R, RYAN R, FAITH S, DUNCAN S, MIA S, TRISTAN S, LEXI T, ROSS T & TAYLOR W.



        The following 53 swimmers improved in all but 1 race: KATE A, ANNA B, GABE CAR*, SYDNEY C, ELLE C*, SAM C*, ALEX C, GABE CON, REGAN D, CHRIS D*, ISABEL D, OLIVIA D, CORBIN F, KADEN G, BRITT G, NATE G*, MICHAEL H, JONATHAN H, LILY H, REMMA H, SOPHIA H*, ELLE H, LEAH H, JENNA J*, NICK J,  MADDIE J*, MARIKA K*, SEDRICK K, CARTER L, KREYTON L, HARMONY L, KAILIE L***, ELI L*, ERIC M, JENNIFER M, JACK NED, JEFF N, EVELYN N*, DIDIER N, REGINE N*, SARAH P, EMILY PR,  MATT R**, STEPHEN R*, DAVID R, JULIETTE S, AMANDA S, SEAN S**, ALLENA S, LYDIA S, AIDEN S, MCKENNA T & BRIGID T.       



           



            RECORDS for 2012 included:  Conference Records,13-14 Medley Relay Record – Alex Johnson, Jonathan Hahn, David Carey, Ehren Fox 1:57.86  We were so close in so many events. Keep pushing!



 



            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 DAVE, GINGER, SCOTT, GENEVIEVE, LIBBY B, OLIVIA B, ANNA B, EMMA B, JOEY D, JONATHAN H, LEAH H. ALEX J, NICK J, KATIE K, KAILIE L, KREYTON L, CATELYN L, ALLISON M, KAYLEE M, REBECCA N, JEFF N, EVELYN N, LILLY N, BREAZI  P, MATT R, STEPHEN R, LEAH R,  MOLLY 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!



Jessica Jensen 2736                          Anna Burriola 2225.5                          Emma Burriola 2073   



Jonathan Hahn 2027                           Jenna Jensen 1931                             Alex Johnson 1910.5            



Nick Johnson 1840                             Kimberley Gonzalez  1649.5               Rebecca Naughton 1584



Breazi Preston 1549                           Juliette Sanders 1533.5                      Taylor Williams  1501.5



Sydni Chandler  1355                         Matt Renze  1310.5                             Dylan Heille  1294



Thomas Cleary 1184.5                        Stephen Renze  1142                         Sophia Hostetter 1008.5



Olivia Boston  1002



The following swimmers are just about a season away from reaching 1000 points, some are only 10-50 points away. GO FOR IT! Sean S, Karter S, David C, Joey D  & Will O. Many more are 2 seasons away!



SENIOR RECOGNITION: This year we had 5 Seniors and many new swimmers that hopefully will continue as long as these dedicated swimmers have been with us. I want to THANK OLIVIA BOSTON, KAILIE LIGGETT, RYAN ROEPSCH for their many years of being part of the Otters and JEFF NEEL & AMANDA SENN for swimming with the Otters their Senior Year. We wish you all the best of luck! We’re so proud of all of our swimmers’ 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 & DADS that have gone beyond the norm helping where needed! THANKS TO: LAURE BURRIOLA & KIMBERLY GLEASON OUR CO-PRESIDENTS WHO AGAIN DID AN AWESOME JOB!   We want to thank all who helped TIME AND WORK IN THE CONCESSION STAND! HATS OFF TO: Kim Ayotte, Leslie Mettler & 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 and Awesome Homemade Cookies),Colleen Carey, Julie Dohrmann and Gigi Wilwerding (Announcers) and Irving Hahn, Laure Burriola, Chris Silberhorn, Julie Jensen, Lacey Smith, Jodi Preston and Doug Renze (Computer Table), Shawnarae Bury (Ads), Sherri Irons for taking loads of pictures, Laurie Bennick & Dennis Martin for working on the Yearbook. 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 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 and to Deanna & Erik Mettler who ran every Clerk of Course even at away meets. Special Thanks to Melanie Russell for her Officiating and all the Extra work that she has helped with this summer! Also thanks to Leslie Mettler for her help during the season and after. Thanks So Much!



            THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: This year’s sponsors were:  Boston’s All Star Sports, Hostetter’s CIM Onsite Computer Service, Green’s Eleven to Seven Insurance, Mustards, Wilwerding’s New Heights Counseling Resources, Ode Marketing, Swain Chiropractic Clinic, Hahn’s QCI Consulting & Caseys  THANKS for your support! 



            FALL & WINTER SEASON AT NORTH   This will be the 22nd season of the Two Rivers Swim Conference.  WE NEED YOU!  We swim MON, TUES, 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 nsstotters@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 19 & 20 or the week before in 2013. Keep us in mind. Try to plan camps and vacations for after the season.



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



THANKS FOR KEEPING OUR 35 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