Chinooks News – August 2017 Practice Update
Mornings – MWF 5:30-6:45am OUTSIDE at the Hamilton-Lowe Aquatic Center THRU SEPT. 15TH. We move INDOORS on MONDAY, SEPT. 18TH to the UI Swim Center and swim 5:30-6:30 am.
Evenings – Tu/Th will begin TUESDAY, SEPT. 19TH indoors at the UISC. 6:00-7:00 pm.
Chinook Fees $100 Fall Trimester/$65 students – Due Friday, September 1st. Checks payable to “MCM.” Get a USMS oval sticker when you pay your Fall fees!
We have really enjoyed having Coach Kelsie tell us what to swim (and how to swim it) this summer. She will be with us through Sept. 15th. Coach Jackie will not be returning to coach us as she’s taking on a heavier credit load this fall and will be gone student teaching in the spring. And Coach Shelly* is having WAY too much fun with her baby, Aila Annaliise, who was born June 12th.
So we are once again on the hunt for a great Masters coach who will put up with us and the crazy hour at which 70% of us swim. We have a couple of letters of interest. If you would like to serve on the interview/selection committee, please email Paige (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Palouse Sprint Tri Volunteering – Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 AM
Please let Kathie LaFortune (email@example.com) know if you can be one of the Awesome Chinooks who help with the pool portion of the PST. The job requires knowledge of odd numbers between 1 & 20 and the ability to operate plastic levers and make tally marks with graphite devices. Family members can help, too. Out of town? Voluntold a teenager today!
Einschulung Party – Saturday, Aug. 26 @ 4:00 PM @ Lauren Torok’s 2310 Weymouth St., Moscow
From Lauren Torok - In Germany Einschulung is a party the whole town gets in to.... with a parade of the First Graders. We will provide German beer, grill up some brats and we'll have the First Graders parade down the street per the German tradition. **Please let us know if you are coming so we have enough food/beer.**
Another part of the tradition is Zuckertuetes that some of the kids will have. The idea is for people to bring contributions. If you want to bring stuff to put into Zuckertuetes=sugar cones (so sweets are expected), have fun with the ritual, but there’s no obligation.
UI Parking at Memorial Gym for Morning Practices
Morning Chinooks need an “Early Morning Activity” permit from UI Parking Services to park in the Memorial Gym Gold Lot #39. You can apply for the permit online and then pick it up and pay during office hours. If you are a UI student or employee, it can be delivered via campus mail. Cost is $15 unless you have an annual UI parking permit and then it is Free!
Evening Chinooks don’t need parking permits but do need to watch signage for spaces restricted after 5pm in Lot #39 and possibly pay meters on Rayburn St. till 9:00pm.
Columbia Crossing Swim – Saturday, Sept. 9 @ Pasco, WA
Hey, the summer of 2017 was pretty much a bust for open water swimming in the Inland Northwest due to high winds, but there’s one more chance at the Columbia Crossing 1.5 mile swim. $10 to enter, $15 more for a t-shirt. Deadline with shirt is Aug. 31 or Sept. 5 without one. https://3rrr.org/events/registration/?ee=200
*If there is ever a reason to “drink the Facebook Kool-Aid” it is to “friend” Shelly Lynn and see the cute pix of Aila and read the funniest things brother Viren says on Shelly’s feed.