Monday, March 23, 2015

It’s Hammertime!!!!

Hey all you Hammerheads, It’s Hammertime!!!!

The swim season is fast approaching and we need everyone to signup and suit up!  
Swim team registration is now active on the Hammerhead Swim Team portal (no more Active.com for us, yea!)  In the upper right corner of the site you will see a big white box for Online Registration.  Returning families, make sure you don't miss the yellow flashing link, "Click here if you've registered for this team before".  This will populate all of your information from last year.  Huge time saver.  

Note: For split families with step-moms and dads, there is no easy way to set this up.  You can put which ever you like for Parent 1 and Parent 2.  In the additional email field you can add additional emails for other family members, separated by commas.  Just remember it is a share password for all emails assigned to a family.

We are having a swim suit sizing and Parent meeting this Sunday, March 29 in the clubhouse from 1:00p – 3:00p.  We will not have the vendor come to the pool this year, but we will have a sizing kit for the kids to try on suits.  We have the kit now and will have it for a while after the meeting if you cannot attend the meeting.  

Ordering will be done online on the Hammerhead Swim Shop.  We will collect suit orders on our team website until April 15.  After that you'll have to order directing from the vendor and pay shipping. 

For the Parents – we will have a meeting from 2:30 to 3:00pm. We will introduce ourselves and discuss what the upcoming season will entail as far as practices, meets, volunteer expectations and address any questions you may have.  We would love to have any parents that are considering having their children join the swim team attend the meeting to see what the swim team is about.

Many have asked, so we will be ordering personalized swim caps again.  You can order them on the swim shop.  We must order a minimum of 50 caps.  If we can get at least 15 personalized cap orders (remember 1 order is 2 caps), then the team will make up the minimum with blank caps.  Remember to use the company name field for your personalization, letters only, no spaces or numbers.

We look forward to seeing everyone and having a winning season!  The 2015 Parent Handbook will be ready for publishing once we get our schedule from ASA.  That should be in the coming weeks.  
Don't forget you must also complete ASA League registrations for each swimmer.  

Nick Guerrero and Mary Finnegan
Hammerhead Swim Managers

If you have any questions before the meeting please call Mary at 404-444-7870


Click here for all the latest team news and events! 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 15th Workday

Hi Members,

Huntley Hills Swim and Tennis Club will have it's first volunteer work day Sunday, March 15th from 1PM - 4PM.

We hire professionals for the difficult tasks but there are some things we prefer to do the old fashion way.  In doing so friends can come together and get in the summer spirit.  Among other fun tasks, we will assemble our new shade cabanas, which we are very excited about and will be a great addition to the pool deck.  Most projects will be hands on, easy to accomplish, and can involve all family members.

Aside from a few enjoyable hours at the pool, you can earn your $25 work day fee for participating.  We hope to see many of you there!

- HHSTC Volunteer Board of Directors

Friday, February 13, 2015

Summer Tennis/Swim Camp for Kids

Hi Members,

We know it's only early February but in case you are already planning your summer calendar, we wanted to make sure you know HHSTC is offering 2 weeks of tennis/swim camp for our members ages 5-11. All children attending must be confident swimmers who are able to swim without flotation devices.

Below are the details. Please sign-up by emailing Ashley Kuehne at kuehneash@att.net with the dates you want and the names/ages of your child(ren).

2 Sessions: 

July 13-17   
Aug 3-7

Ages: 5-11 years
Time:  8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost:   $120 per session  and 1 can of tennis balls

(sibling discounts offered- $10 off per additional child; $110 each)

 *Sessions are limited to 18, so register now!
Daily Schedule:
8:30 AM: Warm Up, Stretching (daily)

8:45 AM: Forehand and Backhand Ground strokes (M,W,F)

9:45 AM: Volley/Overhead/Serve (T, T, F)

          Court Agility, Speed, Footwork Drills (M,W,F)

          Short Ball/Warm-Up (T, T, F)

          Breathing Exercise (daily)

10:45 AM: Snack/Break

11:00 AM: Serve/Return Drills (F)

              Quiz on Tennis Court (M,W, F)

              Conditioning/Footwork (F)

              Different Tennis Games (daily)

 *Note: Every 1/2 hr will be a 1-5 minute water break*

11:30 AM: Cool Down/Summarizing daily accomplishments

11:40-12:00 LUNCH in clubhouse or on tennis deck

12:00- 12:45  SWIM

1:00-1:45 SWIM  (at 12:45 and 1:45 there is a 15 minute adult swim break-no kids in pool)

1:45-2:00  Pickup

What to bring:  tennis racquet, snack, lunch (refrigerator provided), plenty of water, sunscreen, towel, flip-flops, and swimsuit

Please contact Ashley Kuehne at kuehneash@att.net to reserve your spot!
* All camp participants must be HHSTC members.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Summer Calendar, New Board Members, Capital Improvements and Renewal Dues Due

Hi Members,

It may only be February but we are in full planning mode for summer! Here are some updates...
  • Our social calendar is almost finalized. Some of the highlights include Live Band Saturday, Taco Night, Smoothie Contest, Father's Day Open Grill Night and much more! Click here to see what we have planned. 
  • We have new Board members. Welcome Van Pappas and James McIntyre! 
  • Capital improvements - coming our way!
    • New and improved shade cabanas to line the pool on the tennis court side.  
    • A new roof has been installed on the pump house. 
    • We plan to make a few improvements to the bathrooms before we open (new toilets anyone?). 
    • Work will soon be done to replace our large pool values in the pump room (not terribly exciting but necessary and long overdue).
    • We are looking into replastering/retiling our entire pool, which will be a major capital expense; it will likely happen either this Spring or in the Fall, just depending on contract details and weather.
    • Our budget is sound; we have room to do all the necessary repairs and upkeep so we can all enjoy clean, safe, well maintained facilities. We also have a healthy surplus that we are saving for our new clubhouse fund (more about that later).
As always, dues are due March 15th! After careful consideration and much debate, we voted unanimously to raise dues by $50 this year, for the following reasons:
  • We haven't raised dues in 4 years and yet the cost of our pool contract has increased by a minimum of 3% every year.
  • Over the last 5 years, we have greatly expanded our open/guarded hours; we will also be adding significantly to the 2nd guard shifts this summer, to help increase safety.
  • Based on our member survey results, we have capped membership; there will no longer be continued growth in numbers and new initiation fees, which have funded our improvements and savings account thus far. 
  • Future capital improvements, upgrades and repairs will still be needed. We also need to continue setting money aside in savings so we can afford to build a new clubhouse. 
2015 Renewal Dues are as follows (and still the lowest of any club around town):
Family: $550
Couple: $450
Single: $400

Click here to renew. We have a wait list with over 50 people on it; don't delay and miss the March 15th deadline or you will risk losing your membership. 

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know by replying to this email.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Annual Meeting and Pool of the Year Award


Save the Date: Annual Meeting - Sunday, January 25th at 5:00 pm (in the clubhouse)
Dinner is provided; please rsvp through evite (invitation coming soon).

Agenda:
  • Election of 2015 Board of Directors; if you are interested in serving on the Board, please reply to this email. Thanks! 
  • Financial update 
  • Committee reports 
  • Social calendar discussion (your chance to give your input into what events you'd like to see happen) 
  • 2015 capital improvements - update and discussion 
  • Master Plan - update and discussion 
  • Open discussion 
We hope lots of you can make it. We are in for some exciting fun times and we'd love to have as much membership input as possible as we plan for 2015 and beyond!

In other news...

We won POOL OF THE YEAR! This is a newly created award (inspired by our club) given by our pool management company, Sears Pool.

Check out our Facebook page for photos of some of our Board members accepting the award.

2014 sure was great year for our club!

We hope you have a Happy Holiday with friends and family.

See you in 2015,

- HHSTC Board