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Monday, July 22, 2013

2013 City Championship Results


Congratulations Pinewood Porpoises on winning the 2013 City Championship!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Swim season is almost over :(

Fun Meet
  • Blue vs Green - today at 4:00pm SHARP!!.
  • Harlam Shake is first then the meet will begin.
  • Don't forget to dress up, bring props, whatever you choose to do.  The crazier the better!  Just have fun!
  • Concessions - including pizza will be sold.  The bar will also be open from 5-8pm.
Hurricane's Stroke Clinic
  • THIS WEEK!!! Mon-Thurs July 15-July 18 @ Lakeside
  • Ages 5-9 - 4:00-5:00pm
  • Ages 10 & up - 5:00-6:00pm
  • Cost is $50 1st swimmer, $45 2nd swimmer, $40 each additional swimmer
  • Hurricanes will give back $100 to our swim team if we get 10 swimmers from Pinewood to sign up for the stroke clinic
  • This is a great opportunity to get in some extra stroke instruction before the City Meet
  • Sign up today! 643-2013
City Meet
  • Friday, July 19th @ Cross Gates - 10 & under
  • Saturday, July 20th @ Cross Gates - 11 & up
  • Warm-ups both days are 8:05-8:25am
  • Meet starts at 9:05am
  • Theme:  50's - We had originally said Doctor theme in memory of Christopher Condon but since Cross Gates is hosting they decided on a 50's theme.  There will be small prizes for the best costumes.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!  Sign up today!
SET UP:  Several people have asked about setting up early at Cross Gates.  If you are a member at Cross Gates, you can set up inside the fence Thursday night.  Pinewood normally sets up a team area outside the fence.  For those not comfortable setting up Thursday night outside the fence I would recommend getting there early Friday morning to put up your tent. 
Awards Party
  • Sunday, August 4th 2:00-6:00pm
  • Swim Team Families welcome!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Almost Done :(

City Meet Sign-Outs are DUE by Friday, July 12th!
Please let us know if you will not be available to swim at the City Meet at Cross Gates on Friday, July 19th (10 & under) and Saturday, July 20th (11 & up). 
Everyone is needed!!!
This is the final official meet of the season and it's a BIG one! 
THEME: Doctor (In honor of Christopher Condon)
City Meet Tshirt orders are DUE Friday, July 12th.  Please let me know if you would like to order a tshirt.  Payment is required when you order.
Blue vs Green meet on Monday, July 15th.
4:00pm for Harlam Shake
4:30pm Meet Starts!
This Saturday, July 13th
8:00-9:00am - (11 & up)
9:00-10:00am - (10 & under)
This Friday, July 12th
$5.00 per swimmer
Please email any pictures you would like entered into the end of season slide show to: marycatherine.srofe@gmail.com

Monday, July 1, 2013

Congrats on your A Meet WIN!!!

Congrats Porpoises on winning the "A" Championship Meet this weekend!  Not only did we finish the meet in record time but one of our very own swimmers, Carley Kronlage broke the STSL 7 year old girls 25 free record by one-hundredth of a second. Old record: 16:35 (1998) A. Peters. New record: 16.34 (2013) C. Kronlage

Whoo Hoo!!!  Congratulations Carley!  I feel so blessed to have witnessed such an amazing race!  We are ALL so proud of you!

We have LOTS and LOTS of ribbons and medals to hand out to our A swimmers.  Great job!!! 

High Point Winners: WOW!!  What an amazing accomplishment for Pinewood!

6 & Under Girls
2nd - Mackenzie Green
3rd - Caroline Cox

7 Year Old Girls
1st - Carley Kronlage

7 Year Old Boys
1st - Declan Bostick

8 Year Old Girls
1st - Grace Green
2nd - Anna Grace Stenstrom
3rd - Madeline Smail

9 Year Old Girls
1st - Ella Abney
2nd - Lexie Meredith

9 Year Old Boys
2nd - Brayden Bostick

12 Year Old Girls
2nd - Rebecca Warren

12 Year Old Boys
1st - Carson Canulette

13-14 Year Old Girls
3rd - Claire Canulette

15-18 Year Old Girls
1st - Shelby Meredith
2nd - Amber Robinson
3rd - Julianna Toranto

15-18 Year Old Boys
2nd - Jordan Pittman
3rd - Payton Harvey
Volunteers, thank you for all your hard work setting up before the meet, working during the meet and helping tear down after.  We could not have done this without you!  Our success on Saturday is greatly because of each of you!

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, July 4th & Friday, July 5th - NO PRACTICE due to the 4th of July! 
Happy Independence Day!!
Monday, July 8th - CANCEL Fun Meet (Blue vs Green) - Rescheduled to July 15th
Monday, July 8th - Hurricane's Pizza Meet @ Cross Gates - information on the bulletin board at PCC
Friday, July 11th - SWIM HOP - Open to the public!  Invite your friends!!!! 6-9pm, $5.00 per swimmer
Saturday, July 13th - Fruit Practice
8-9am - 11 & up
9-10am - 10 & under
Monday, July 15th - Blue vs Green Meet  
I apologize for the late notice, but the Hurricane Pizza Meet is on the 8th at Cross Gates and we would be missing too many swimmers and parents to continue with our meet.
Thursday, July 18th - Chick-fil-A Night for Pinewood Porpoises (FUNDRAISER), 5-9pm
Tell them you're with Pinewood Swim Team and they will put your receipt in the bucket.  Our team will get 10% of sales from that night.
Friday, July 19th - City Meet - 10 & under @ Cross Gates
Saturday, July 20th - City Meet - 11 & up @ Cross Gates
Sunday, August 4th - Team Awards Party, 2-6pm - All family members welcome!

Q & A
Q. What is the Hurricane Pizza Meet?
A: Hurricanes Swim Team is a year round swim team and they host a pizza meet for any swimmer interested in joining the Hurricanes.  This is a chance to meet other year round swimmers and ask questions to see if it is something you would be interested in.  Also, it's FREE and the kids get pizza and a drink at the end!  This is a fun event! 
Q: What is the Fruit practice? 
A: This is just a FUN practice for the kids!  Not only do they practice with fruit but there is also fruit cut up ready for the swimmers to eat! 
Q:  What is the Blue vs Green meet?
A:  This is a FUN meet with only Pinewood Porpoises!!  The kids have worked so hard all summer long and while they enjoy regular meets this is a chance for them to let their hair down and really have fun with our goofy events!  You won't want to miss this meet!!!  The team will be divided into 2 teams, BLUE vs GREEN.  They will compete against each other and whichever team wins will have bragging rights til next summer! 
Q: What is the Chick-fil-A Night?
A: We have signed up with Chick-fil-A to do a fundraiser night at the Gause Blvd location in Slidell.  The event is from 5:00-9:00pm.  All you have to do is let them know you are with Pinewood Porpoises Swim Team and they will put your receipt into a bucket.  Pinewood Swim Team will get 10% of all sales that evening!!!  Just make sure you tell them you are with the swim team so we get credit for it!!  We can not advertise at the location so word of mouth is crucial!  Please tell your family and friends about this.  Besides, who doesn't like Chick-fil-A?
Q: What is the City Meet?
A: Like the B Meet & the A Meet, this is the granddaddy of Championship Meets!!!  This meet is where ALL swimmers from every team competes!  Because every team will be there it has been separated into 2 days.  10 & under will compete on Friday and 11 & up will compete on Saturday. 
Q: What is the Team Awards Party?
A: This is our final event for the swim team this summer.  We present awards to all the swimmers for participation, 5 year, 10 year, high point winners, coaches awards, etc.  This is another great, team building day to mingle with swimmers and their families. 
Q: What is a Swim Hop?
A: This is a swim team fundraiser.  This event is open to the public and is $5.00 per swimmer plus the snack shack is open for concessions.  We ask that children under age 9 be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the swim hop.  The night is filled with music, food, drinks and of course swimming!  Be sure to invite your friends!!!
I hope this has answered some of your questions.  Please let me know if there are any more.


Thursday, June 27, 2013


Due to pool maintenance, the first practice will be cancelled in the morning. NO practice from 7:15-8:30am. All other practices will stay on schedule!!

'A' Meet info:
If you child made A times, an email was sent with what they are swimming. Please check to see if they are swimming a relay before leaving.  

We are hosting this meet; let's shine!

A few reminders:

PARKING: Limited parking is available in the lot adjacent to the clubhouse and along the street in front of the pool facility. People will be there to direct traffic. Parking is also permitted along the streets, but please do not park on anyone’s grass or on the median (this will get you ticketed and towed). 

TEAM AREAS: Team areas will be located in the grassy areas in front of the pool facility. Lawn chairs, coolers, umbrellas and canopies are only permitted in the designated team area. NO GLASS CONTAINERS. Please keep your team area clean. There will be no team areas inside the pool yard fence. No tents of any kind or tarps will be permitted inside the pool yard fence. If there are special accommodations that need to be made, please contact the meet director in advance. Feel free to set up Friday evening!!

CONCESSIONS: Various food and beverage items will be available at our concession stand. ABSOLUTELY NO COOLERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE FENCED IN AREA OF PINEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB. 

CONDUCT: ONLY meet officials, applicable shift workers, coaches and on-deck event swimmers will be allowed on the pool deck area. EVERYONE is expected to practice safety and self-control in all areas. Meet attendees are not allowed on the golf course or other areas that are not directly associated with the swim meet. PLEASE refrain from crossing barriers set up for crowd control. Cover-ups and shoes or sandals are required in the club house.

COACHES’ AREA: Each team’s coaching staff will be designated a team table. Since this area is within the pool deck fencing, it is designated for COACHES ONLY and others will not be permitted to congregate there.


· Morning Session: 

o Warm-ups for Pinewood: 7:30-7:50 a.m. (Lanes 1, 2, 3)

o Officials and coaches meeting: 8:30 a.m.

o Clerk of Course workers must be in place by 8:40 a.m.

o All other workers must be in place by 8:50 a.m. 

o Opening ceremonies begin at 9:00 a.m. 

o Events start at 9:10 a.m. 

o See enclosed information about Volunteer Work Assignments.

· Afternoon Session:

o Warm-ups for Pinewood: 12:30 – 12:50 p.m. (Lanes 1, 2, 3)

o Officials and coaches meeting: 1:30 p.m.

o Clerk of Course workers must be in place by 1:40 p.m.

o All other workers must be in place by 1:45 p.m.

o Opening ceremonies begin at 1:45 p.m.

o Events start at 2:00 p.m.

o See enclosed information about Volunteer Work Assignments. 

Theme: Swim Dynasty! Think CAMO!

Last but not least: VOLUNTEERS!! We are still in need of volunteers for the PM session. Please parents, step up and volunteer! The afternoon session goes much quicker than the first but we can not do this without YOU!

Monday, June 24, 2013

B Meet Results and A Meet Reminders

B Meet results
Congrats to all B Meet Swimmers!!  You did a fantastic job this weekend!  Pinewood Porpoises came in 3rd overall for the meet.  We couldn't be more proud!!!

B Meet High Point Winners - CONGRATS!!!! 
Lindsay Admire - 3rd for age 6 girls
Evan Wells - 1st for age 6 boys
Lauren Laporte - 1st for age 10 girls
Elizabeth Lewis - 3rd for age 11 girls
Troy Zelden - 3rd for age 11 boys
Amy Schneida - 1st (tied) for age 12 girls
Mason Pearcy - 3rd (tied) for age 16 boys

Attached is the pdf file for the results.  I am also attaching the high point winners.


Please sign out if your child will not be at the A Meet this Saturday, June 29th!!!  We had a few "no shows" at the B Meet.  A couple of swimmers were entered who were "no swims" or simply did not show up. 
We will have relays at the A Meet, so it's extremely important to see if your child has been entered into a relay before you leave!!  If you have to leave for some reason at the meet, please make sure you let a coach know so we can find a replacement (if possible) for that relay.
I can't stress enough how important it is for you to be there for all races entered!!!  Our team depends on each and every one of you! 
A Meet tshirts will be available for pick-up at the meet.  If we are lucky, we may have them ready for pick-up on Friday morning during practice.
Be sure to respond to Kevin's emails.  He is working diligently to fill these spots.  Thank you Kevin for all your hard work!  It has certainly paid off this summer. 
Swim Dynasty - get your camo and beards ready!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

B Meet Info

The "B" Meet is at Lakeside pool.  There are 2 sessions so please make sure you have the correct times.
    1st session is for 10 and under:
     Warm ups are at 7:50am for Pinewood
      Meet starts at 9am

     2nd session is for 11yr olds and up:
       Warm ups are at 1:50pm for Pinewood
        Meet starts at 3pm

Parking will be very difficult; the police are not afraid to tow. Emergency vehicles must be able to drive down the street.
The theme is Pirates(optional).

Don't forget sunscreen and water!!