Happy August 1) Pick-up 2) Extra Shirts 3) Winter Swimming 4) Parades 5 ) Thank you


Happy August to our HASS Families!
In this email: (1) Where to meet to pick-up ribbons, shirts, pictures, etc…, (2) Extra Shirts, (3) Fall/Winter Swimming Options, (4) Parades & Banners, (5) Thank you!!

Do we still have ribbons, medals, team pictures, or team shirts for you? Let’s meet up! You have two options:
1. I will be at Chick-Fil-A in Hagerstown on August 17, Wednesday evening, from 4pm until 6pm. I’ll be sitting with the ribbon box and a bag full of other items to give to you!
2. If that date does not work for you, please call our phone, 240-235-6521, or text my cell phone (240-313-5485), and perhaps we can meet at my house, whenever it is convenient for you! We live by the Meritus Hospital on the east side of Hagerstown.

For those who did not know, the Tshirt printing company made a small error on our first batch of Team shirts. On the back of the shirt, in the Orange Team listing, the Hagerstown Sports Club & Fitness has the letters “amp” extra after the “&”. Honestly, it is not noticeable unless you are looking for it, but the printing company did not want for us to have a bad experience with them… so they printed all new shirts for our team.

So! We have about 25 perfect and some slightly imperfect Shirts! Rather than having us hanging onto extra shirts, we’d like to get them into the hands of people who could use them! The following sizes/colors of TShirts are available: White M and S, Blue Large, Medium, and Youth Medium, Red Youth Medium and XL. Other colors and sizes may be available, so let me know if you have a request. These will have to be on a “first come, first serve” basis, so please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to reserve one!
White Shirts $10, Colored Shirts $7

There are several local swimming options for the fall and winter if you have a swimmer who would like to keep learning over the year. Our three children swim over the winter with a Y team, then we always return to an outdoor team in the summer! That has helped to keep swimming fun for our family.

The options are posted at the bottom of this note. Each of the programs has different costs and levels of intensity. Hopefully this will help guide you in the direction to find one that fits your family, and if you would like any input regarding the programs please let us know. We’d be glad to help.

Be on the look-out for our HASS team picture to be on several banners at the local pools! We are hoping that the banners will raise awareness for the team, and that many new families will be able to swim with us next summer!

We also have the opportunity to march, as a league, in two local parades! We could enter into the Mummer’s Day Parade in late October, and/or we could march in the Boonsboro/Sharpsburg Parades over Memorial Day Weekend 2017. We could build a float OR we could simply march with a banner and have kids walking in HASS T Shirts with towels or goggles around their necks! If there are at least three families interested and available, we will plan to be involved! Let us know if you would be able to march on either date and/or if you would like to take charge of this project!

We are so thankful to have spent much of the summer with your family. You have great kids, and we loved cheering them on with you. It is our sincere hope that your swimmer(s) learned some new skills and had a great time. Swimming is a life-long sport and an important safety skill, and we are thrilled that the kids did so well.

We will be in touch next spring to let you know about “Early Registration” for the 2017 HASS teams. We truly hope to see you back swimming with HASS next summer!
Have a wonderful school-year, and we look forward to hearing from you at some point soon!

April and Coach Neil

Swim Lessons:
• Kids First Swim School http://kidsfirstswimschools.com/locations/hagerstown/
• Hagerstown YMCA http://ymcahagerstown.org/youth/swimming-youth
Swim Teams:
• Hagerstown YMCA Gators Swim Team https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=mdhygst
• Waynesboro YMCA Waves Swim Team https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=maswymca
• Chambersburg YMCA Chargers Swim Team https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=macc
• Mercersburg Area Swim Club http://swimmasc.org/
• Shepherd Sea Snakes Swim Team (WV) https://suwcseasnakes.teamapp.com/
• FAST – Frederick Area Swim Team http://www.frederickareaswimteam.org/Home.jsp?team=mdfast
• MAC – Monocacy Aquatic Club http://www.macswim.net/Home.jsp?team=msmac