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Spring Clinic Finale and USA Parents Meeting - REMINDER

We hope that everyone has enjoyed the spring clinic and that the kids have learned some new skills.  

This week is the final week of practice and the coaches have a fun night planned for the kids.  There will be races, relays, and free time during the regular practice times on Thursday, May 25th.

Additionally, we will be holding a USA Swimming Q&A session in the Simmons forum (across the hall from the pool) at 6PM on Thursday, May 25th.  Please stop in and learn more about what USA Swimming is, what our coaches philosophy/approach is for USA Swimming.

Thank you again and all the best wishes for a safe and fun summer.

The HHAA Board and Coaches

 
  
 
 
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Spring Clinic Information

We are excited to get back into the pool for the upcoming Spring Clinic which will be starting next week.  A few updates and reminders: 

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New Pool Committee -Tues Mar 21st

The HHAA Board recently approved the formation of a "New Pool Committee" to carry forward the momentum from our recent online petition and...   more

 
  
 
Pool petition for HH residents to sign and circulate

Thank you to those that have already signed the petition.  In just 48 hours, we have collected almost 300 signatures.  if you have not signed yet, your support would be greatly appreciated.  If you have signed, if you can pass along to your spouse (signatures are per voting age person, not household), family, and/or friends it would be very much appreciated.  The more support we can generate for this the better.  I truly believe that a new and/or renovated pool would be a huge boon to our swim team and the community in general

Thanks again!

As mentioned in a previous post, the Hatboro Horsham School District has had some discussion about new/expanded aquatic facilities.  This could be very beneficial for our community, the kids of the district, and our swim and dive team.  It is important for us to let the school board know that we see the need for these facilities and voice our support for their expansion/enhancement.  If you are a Hatboro Horsham resident, please consider signing this petition and passing it along to your friends and family.

Petition

Thank you,

The HHAA Board

 
  
 
Action needed for new pool construction in Hatboro-Horsham

HHAA families:

It has come to our attention that the Hatboro-Horsham school district board of directors have been discussing the potential for a new pool in the district, likely at Crooked Billet elementary school.  The school board is supposedly conducting a feasibility study and analyzing traffic patterns over the next 3 weeks. 

As a board, we would be very supportive of a new pool that promotes a progressive, 21st Century school district, committed to physical fitness and competitive sports, recognized as a regional “best in class” facility.  It would be in HHAA’s best interest for the school district to build at least a 10 lane pool or to build a 6 lane pool at a new location (Crooked Billet) and expand the current pool at Simmons to a 10 lane pool with the addition of another diving board.  This would give us flexibility for expanded pool use for the club and US practice to further develop our swim and dive teams, to make them even more competitive at the high school level.  A 10-lane pool would potentially allow HHAA to host SAL invitationals, SAL division champs, the PIAA Suburban One Championship Meet, the PIAA district meet, and PIAA invitational meet(s).  In addition, the other swim leagues in the area such as Catholic League Champs would have an option to rent HH's new 10-lane facility.

Unfortunately, the school board has not heard much support from the community or the swim team families about the need for either a new pool or an expanded pool at Simmons so there doesn’t seem to be a great sense of urgency for the school board to spend the money and do anything once these studies are completed.  If we want to influence the school board, we need to take action immediately to include regular emails to the school members and attending school board meetings to express our interests and concerns.

If you are a Hatboro-Horsham school district resident and have an opinion on this matter, we ask that you please contact the school board and attend school board meetings to express your opinion.  The school board needs to hear from the residents in order to represent their constituents. 

The next school board meeting is Monday, March 6th at 7pm in the board room of the Administration Building at 229 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham. Public comment is welcome at all meetings.  Below are the school board members and their email addresses.  You may also notice several of the directors are up for re-election this year.

We will also be sending out a link to petition to sign for support of

 

BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS

Member Name

Term

Email

Eric E. Coombs, PRESIDENT

Act 93 Committee

2013-2017

ecoombs@hatboro-horsham.org  

Louis A. Polaneczky, VICE PRESIDENT

MCIU Representative

2013-2017

lpolanec@hatboro-horsham.org

Marian McCouch, TREASURER

2013-2017

mmcouch@hatboro-horsham.org

Dr. Russel S. Bleiler

2013-2017

rbleiler@hatboro-horsham.org

Robert W. Gockley III

HR Committee

2015-2019

rgockley@hatboro-horsham.org

James H. Greenhalgh

Curriculum Committee Chair

Act 93 Committee

2013-2017

jgreenha@hatboro-horsham.org

*Theresa Harmon

Policy Committee Chair

Curriculum Committee Member

2016-2017

tharmon@hatboro-horsham.org

Mark E. Opalisky

2015-2019

mopalisk@hatboro-horsham.org

Joseph A. Wade

Eastern Center Rep

PSBA Liaison

2015-2019

jwade@hatboro-horsham.org

Robert Reichert, BOARD SECRETARY

 

rreicher@hatboro-horsham.org 

 

Thank you for your support and advocacy to help us grow our swim and dive program in Hatboro-Horsham.

 
  
 
Spring Clinic (Swim and Dive) Registration is open

Just announced! We are excited to be hosting a diving clinic this spring. 

  • Diving Clinic will be held on April 24, 26, May 1, 3, 8, 10 from 8pm-9pm at Simmons pool
  • Cost - $60
  • When registering for the diving clinic, mark the Diving clinic checkbox when registering your athlete.
  • If you are registering for both Swimming and Diving clinic, please check both the Swimming Clinic and the Diving Clinic check boxes (total cost is $160)

 

Swimming clinic:  

  • Swimming Clinic will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Swimming Clinic will run from April 3rd to May 25th.  There is no clinic during Spring break, April 10-17th.
  • Registration is for children 8th grade and younger.  
  • Swimmers must be able to swim at least 1 lap without assistance, with face comfortably in the water. There is no pre-team for this clinic.
  • 8th graders and older swimmers will be eligible to register for the high school clinic to be held after school, starting at 3pm. Registration link will be sent soon.
  • Please note the balcony will only be open to parents during Thursday sessions.
  • Registration cost - $100 per swimmer

 

Tentative times for swimming clinic are :

  • 4th grade and younger : 5-6pm
  • 5th-8th grade (8th graders are also eligible to join this session if more convenient) : 5:45-7pm

 

For those of you looking for swim and dive team options in the summer, below are a few of the swim clubs in the Hatboro-Horsham area: 

 

Hatboro Storm Swim Team

Hatboro YMCA

Hideaway Swim Club

Maple Manor Swim Club

 

We look forward to seeing you at clinic. 

 

Thank you.

The HHAA Board and Coaches

 
  
 
HHAA Banquet - reminder

Just a reminder ... the HHAA Banquet is this Thursday.  Awards ceremony starts at 6PM in the Simmons Forum.

 

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