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Winter Swim

Dear Parents and Swimmers –

Based on the feedback we received on our winter swim survey, the Swim Team Booster Board is delighted to introduce a Winter Swim Program for HPP swimmers. HPP is partnering with Coach Phil Caslavka, Head Coach of The Swim Farm and the Donaldson Run Swim Team - a NVSL Division 4 team. This is a stroke development/technique program for ages 6-18.Swimmers will have the opportunity to swim 1 or 2 days a week. Each lane will have an individual coach assigned to run that lane and provide individual technical instruction.

The Swim Farm website is www.theswimfarm.com.

Coach Phil has a very flexible program.  HPP specific practice is on Sunday evenings at the Renaissance Condo Community in Falls Church. The Swim Farm affords families the opportunity to purchase either swimmer specific season long (October-May) passes or packages that can be shared among family members (i.e. a 20 practice package that can be shared among swimmers in a family). Families choose which practices to attend on a weekly basis and sign up through Google Sign-up. Therefore, you do not pay for practices your swimmer cannot attend.

In total, Coach Phil has 4 practice sessions to choose from, however, the Sunday evening practice will be dedicated specifically to HPP.

Please contact Julie Felgar or Coach Phil (coachphilcas43@gmail.com) with questions.

Please note, the practices at Renaissance are NOT Learn to Swim programs. Your child must be a B or A meet swimmer to participate and be able to swim 25+ yards of two strokes legally. If you have a question about your child specifically, please speak to the Team Reps to determine their eligibility.

Available Practice Sessions:

- Sunday night 6:30-8 (until Jan) / 7-8:30 (after Jan) @ Renaissance - HPP Specific Practice — Renaissance Pool is behind Marshall High School on Route 7.

- Thursday night 8-9:30 pm @ Renaissance

- Saturday night 7-8{30 pm @ Yorktown High School

- Sunday morning 7:30-9 am @ Yorktown High School

The Board would love to keep our swimmers unified and practicing throughout the winter. We will most definitely move up one or two divisions next year. We have worked hard to find the most flexible option with a highly qualified Coach to enable this program, based on your survey feedback and requests over a number of years. Please take advantage of the opportunity. We look forward to seeing as many swimmers as possible on the deck this fall, winter and spring!

Best,

HPP Swim Team Board

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A Winning Season: Division 5 Champs

What a season!  The High Point HiPPos are in FIRST PLACE in Division 5.  

Won Lost Tied Points Divisional  Relays All-Star Relays
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1290.5 198 182 1670.5

To learn more about our standings, check out the MyNVSL standings page.

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High Point Hippos Swim-a-thon 2017

A great big thank you to all of our swimmers, coaches and volunteers for making the 1 st HiPPo Swim-a-thon a huge success. A lot of fun was had by all for a very good cause while giving everyone an opportunity to give back.

113 swimmers swam 116.78 miles, surpassing our 100 mile goal, and

as of Thursday evening we have approximately $7,500 in pledges.

We also want to thank Jamie Lindly, Captain, USN, father of Jack and Abby, and Mike Buriss, LT, USN (Retired), father of Adam and Ryan, for kicking off the event with words that helped connect our swimmers to the organization for which they were swimming.

Donations are being accepted through next Saturday, July 29. You can make a donation online @ High Point Swim-a-Thon or via check made payable to Wounded Warrior Project. Coach John is collecting donations.

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Relay Carnival Division 5 Champs

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Team Spirit Days

Encourage all swimmers to come dressed for the theme of the day and get in the spirit!

A Meet Spirit Themes B Meet Spirit Themes
June 24: Hawaiian

July 1: Dress Your Best

July 8: Camo

July 15: 80s Day

July 22: Superhero                

June 26: Animal Day

July 3: America Day

July 10: Purple Out

July 17: Character Day

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Team registration is open!

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2017 Team Swim Suit

The 2017 team swim suit is available for purchase at Sport Fair in Arlington.  

  • Note that there is a slight difference in the back between the girl's youth and women's sizes. 
  • Both the jammer and the brief are available for the boys.

Just ask for the HPP swim suit - Angles Speedo Blue.

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