Chinooks News – August 2021
First day indoors – Monday, August 23rd
Tuesday/Thursday MORNING practices END on Thursday, August 19th - All other practices move indoors
Trimester: $130 (student rate $80)
Monthly: $35 (student rate $20)
Credit card payment required for members choosing Monthly billing cycle. Credit card payment is optional for all others. Credit cards are charged automatically on the 1st of each month. If you need to suspend your billing, please contact email@example.com prior to the beginning of the month.
Add a different payment method by logging into your Chinooks account on ClubAssistant (chinookswimming.org). Use the “Forgot Username or Password?” link if needed.
Permits to park in UI Lot #39 (Mem Gym/Swim Center) in the early mornings are required. The “Commuter/Overnight/Early AM” permit is $15 (or free with purchase of another annual parking permit). Your reason for needing this permit is “Masters Swimming.”
In person purchase – visit Parking & Transportation Services at the Moscow Intermodal Transit Center on Sweet Ave. 7:30-4:30PM Mon – Fri.
Online purchase + in person pickup – visit uidaho.edu/parking URL and follow the links for a “Vendor or Other Permits” to navigate to the “Commuter/Overnight/Early AM” permit.
We need your help to count laps at the pool portion of the Palouse Sprint Tri on Saturday, September 11th. This is an early morning job and you’ll be done in time to get to Farmers Market no problem! The PST shares a portion of its profit with the groups that help with staffing the course and our funds go to continue the Adult Learn-to-Swim program that Debbie and Sue are leading (see next item.) Plus it is a great way to promote our swim club to the greater community, especially the triathletes who are less comfortable in the water.
Please sign up soon at this SIGNUP GENIUS LINK: https://www.signupgenius.com/
Debbie Bell and Sue Kappmeyer are the certified Adult Learn-to-Swim instructors on our team. They have been sidelined by COVID for holding sessions but are set to restart in September. They need students and potentially volunteer instructors based on the number of people who sign up. Please promote this program to the non-swimmers in your circle of influence.
Adult Learn-to-Swim Lessons
Dates: Session I: September 21 – October 1
Session II: November 9 – 19
Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Time: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Place: University of Idaho Swim Center, 1030 S. Rayburn St.
There will be a maximum of three students per instructor.
To sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Debbie Bell & Sue Kappmeyer)
We had a really successful July with new members trying out our club during the “Try Masters Swimming” campaign. Five Chinooks returned after an extended hiatus: Caleb Courtney, Stephan Flores, Will Greene, Matthew Miller, and Chantelle Wilson. We gained 8 new members: Dana Brolley, Josh Courtney, James Fields, Olivia Gordon, Cat Harner, Robert Joslyn, Yvonne Shea and Julie Schott. Please introduce yourself when you see a new face on deck or in your lane! We have about 63 active members.
Thanks to everyone who talked up the club to a new member! Paige has schwag for you!
Finish out the Tu/Th Morning swim season with an open water practice. We’ll set up the pool with no lane lines and OW “buoys” to have a practice focused on open water swimming strategies.
Last day to register is Wednesday August 9th. Cost is $70+fees for 2.4 mile point-to-point swim; $60+fees for 1.2 mile mid-lake to end-point swim.