Summer Wrap Up

    Good Afternoon,

    I just wanted to send one more HUGE Thank you to all of our parents, swimmers, coaches, and volunteers for a great 2019 summer swim season. Below is the note from Gulf Park about summer wrap up, I encourage you all to come out for the Labor Day celebration and Member meeting (Sunday Sept 8th) to swim and get in that last ounce of Gulf Park Fun! Following are also some more ways you can stay in the water before next season. We had a great summer and are proud of all of our sharks!

    Huge congrats go to these awards winners:

    BECCA HEMSLEY - 2019 LAUER AWARD

    EMILY AYCOCK - 2019 SHARK AWARD

    ISAIAH SUMMEY – 2019 SHARK AWARD


    LILLY RINGLE - MVP 8 & UNDER GIRL

    ERIKA WOODY - MOST IMPROVED 8 & UNDER GIRL

    JONATHAN FORD - MVP 8 & UNDER BOY

    BENNETT MELENDY - MOST IMPROVED 8 & UNDER BOY

    LILY DeLARCO - MVP 9-10 GIRL

    SARAH WILLIAMSON - MOST IMPROVED 9-10 GIRL

    WILLIE MARTINEZ - MVP 9-10 BOY

    JULIAN MELENDY - MOST IMPROVED 9-10 BOY

    ADDIE MONROE - MVP 11-12 GIRL

    KASSIDY COOPER - MOST IMPROVED 11-12 GIRL

    HAYDEN HALL - MVP 11-12 BOY

    JOSH MARTINEZ - MOST IMPROVED 11-12 BOY

    AUBREY HALL - MVP 13-14 GIRL

    EMILY FORD - MOST IMPROVED 13-14 GIRL

    DYLAN ARNOLD - MVP 13-14 BOY

    BOBBY MANROD - MOST IMPROVED 13-14 BOY

    BECCA HEMSLEY - MVP 15-18 GIRL

    STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ - MOST IMPROVED 15-18 GIRL

    ZACK TELEP - MVP 15-18 BOY

    GRANT MOSS - MOST IMPROVED 15-18 BOY


    From: Gulf Park Recreation Association <gulfparkrecreation@gmail.com>
    Sent: Monday, August 26, 2019 8:49 PM
    Subject: [External] Our last week at the pool! Plus Labor Day & Annual meeting :)

    CAUTION: This email originated from outside of Pellissippi State. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.

    As our 2019 pool season winds down, we want to say THANK YOU to our loyal members, hardworking volunteers and staff, and all in our community who contribute to make Gulf Park Pool feel like our summer home.
    LABOR DAY CELEBRATION
    Join us for our Labor Day celebration!
    Tennis tournament at 9am
    Pool is open 12-6
    Picnic at 1pm, bring a dish to share and we will grill up some hot dogs to sell.
    Games & fun to follow the picnic!
    POOL CLOSING & NEW LEAK REPAIR

    This week is our last Tues/Thur morning and this weekend is our last full weekend. Labor Day (Monday September 2) will be our last open day for the season, which is our typical schedule. We wish we could stay open later, but you've probably noticed that we have another leak. We've been holding off to do the repair at the end of the season so as not to disrupt our open hours, but we must close on time and get started on it. FYI the leak is also affecting our ability to use the skimmers properly, but we are carefully testing our water and it is safe. We will get this leak tackled this fall to be ready to open on time in May!

    ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & ONE MORE DAY TO SWIM
    We will hold our annual members meeting on Sunday September 8 at 2pm at the pool. If weather and water cooperate, you'll get one more chance to swim!

    At the annual meeting, we update you on financials, set next year's rates, and elect our board. Nominations are welcome for all positions. We are all committed to continuing to help Gulf Park Pool prosper, but we truly need new ideas and energy. So if you've been thinking about jumping in - do it! Gulf Park Pool is run by members for members... you can help shape the future.

    POOL WORK DAYS

    We also will have some work days coming up on fall weekends. We've got a few projects we would like to tackle in the off season so that we are in great shape for spring. If you are even a little bit handy, we need a couple of hours of your help. If you are a LOT handy, you can pick your work days (ha). Here are tentative dates, please watch facebook and email for updates.

    Sept 8 (general cleanup after the annual meeting)

    Oct 19-20

    Nov 16-17

    Thanks everyone! See you at the pool!

    Lori


    Many parents have been asking about other opportunities to keep their swimmers in the water. Here are a few. If you hear of more, send them to gpbluesharks@gmail.com, and we will send out to the team.

    Swim Team Swimmer Opportunities

    YMCA/TNAQ Swim Clinics (Begins September 9th):https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=sepac&_stabid_=171042


    ACAC 2-week trial (anytime – try out year round swimming):

    https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=seacac&_stabid_=86228


    Plus if your swimmer is in middle school or high school, check to see if the school has a team. School swim seasons start in September and go through January.

    Here's the info for Cedar Bluff Middle, HV Middle, and HVA:
    Email:hva.swim.dive@gmail.com

    https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2670#calendar24506/20190827/month

    ORCA in Oak Ridge is about a 10-15 minutes drive from Hardin Valley. It's year round 6 week sessions on Tues/Thur from 4-5pm. Next session begins in October

    https://oakridgecityaquatics.swimtopia.com/


    Families might also like to take a look at the Youth Fit program offered by TNAQ (https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=sepac&_stabid_=113844). They offer an hour and a half practice 4 days a week, with the option to swim at the two TNAQ home meets. Betsy Hondorf (hondorf@earthlink.net) has offered to answer questions of anyone who is interested.

    Younger Swimmers/Instruction Options

    Jenna Johnson has all of her swim clinics at Tim Irwin Aquatic Center

    10 minutes from West Town Mall and Green Meadow Country Club starting in September see her schedule at: www.swimforjenna.com


    Prime Aquatics is hosting an open house/evaluation night TONIGHT @ Green Meadow Country Club pool from 4-5pm and will have future appointments available for evaluation before signing up for instruction. https://www.teamunify.com/SwimLessons.jsp?_tabid_=99238&team=sepa

    Best wishes to ALL of our awesome sharks for a great school year. We'll see you next summer!

    Jennifer Manrod

    Swim Team Director

    Gulf Park Blue Sharks

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