Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Long Course State Results

We have a State Champion!
 Congratulations!

Isaak Webb 

for your Gold Medal Swims in the 

13/14 Boys 100 Breaststroke (1.12.51)
13/14 Boys 200 Breaststroke (2.41.51)

Long Course USA Swimming State Championships took place July 26-29.  The Pella Swim Club had 7 athletes qualify and 4 attend with Head Coach Jennie Hedrick-Rozenberg.  As Pictured (Isaak Webb age 14, Samantha Hedrick age 14, Head Coach Jennie Hedrick-Rozenberg, Alexis DeVries age 12 and Madeline Webb age 12).  Upper Rt. (Samantha Hedrick  competes in the 13/14 100 Breast as she steps up to the blocks, Lauren Clingman from Knoxville is pictured just to her right).  Upper Lft (Isaak Webb with Gold Medal he earned in the 13/14 boys 100 Breaststroke).   

Isaak and Samatha both have achieved AAA time standards in a number of events and will be competing against 7 other states Aug. 4-6 in Pleasant Prairie, WI at the USA Swimming Central Zones meet.  Results from the State meet for our local swimmers are listed below. 

Friday Morning Session:
13/14 Girls 100 Breast – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 1:27.09 – Made it back to Finals – New Team Record and Personal Best
13/14 Boys 100 Breast – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 1:12.63 – Made it back to Finals – New team record and Personal Best
13/14 Girls 100 Fly – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 1:13.46 – Made it back to Consolation – New Team Record and Personal Best
13/14 Girls 50 Free – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 0:28.91 – Made it back to Finals
13/14 Boys 50 Free – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 0:27.08 – Made it back to Finals – New team record and Personal Best



Friday Afternoon Session:
11/12 Girls 100 Free:
Madeline Webb – 1:12.04 (21st) – New Team record and Personal Best
Alexis DeVries – 1:14.70 (31st) – Person Best
11/12 Girls 50 Breast:
Alexis DeVries – 0:41.90 (14th) – New Team record and Personal Best



Friday Evening Session:

13/14 Girls 100 Breast – Samantha Hedrick
Finals: 1:27.07 – Finished in 8th – New Team Record and Personal Best
13/14 Boys 100 Breast – Isaak Webb
Finals: 1:12.51 – Finished as State Champion – New team record and Personal Best
13/14 Girls 50 Free – Samantha Hedrick
Finals: 0:29.06 – Finished in 6th
13/14 Boys 50 Free – Isaak Webb
Finals: 0:27.48 – Finished in 7th

Saturday Morning Session:
13/14 Girls 100 Back – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 1:18.43
13/14 Boys 200 Breast – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 2:46.44 – Made it back to Finals
13/14 Boys 200 Free – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 2:16.70 – Made it back to Consolation – New Team Record and Personal Best

Saturday Afternoon Session:
11/12 Girls 100 Breast:
Alexis DeVries: 1:31.07 (8th) – New Team Record and Personal Best
11/12 Girls 50 Free:
Alexis DeVries: 0:33.03 (27th) – Personal Best
Madeline Webb: 0:33.26 (30th) – Personal Best

Saturday Evening Session:
13/14 Boys 200 Breast – Isaak Webb
Finals:  2:41.51 – Finished as State Champion – New team record and Personal Best
13/14 Boys 200 Free – Isaak Webb
Consolation: 2:18.50 – Finished in 16th

Sunday Morning Session:
13/14 Girls 200 IM – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 2:42.75 – Made it back to Finals– New Team Record and Personal Best
13/14 Boys 200 IM – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 2:29.17 – Made it back to Finals
13/14 Girls 100 Free – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 1:07.24 – Made it back to Consolation
13/14 Boys 100 Free – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 1:01.16 – Made it back to Consolation – New Team Record and Personal Best

Sunday Afternoon Session:
11/12 Girls 200 Breast:
Alexis DeVries: 3:27.93 (21st)
11/12 Girls 50 Fly:
Madeline Webb: 0:35.82 (17th) – Personal Best

Sunday Evening Session:
13/14 Girls 200 IM – Samantha Hedrick
Finals: 2:39.23 – Finished in 5th -  New Team Record and Personal Best
13/14 Girls 100 Free – Samantha Hedrick
Consolation: 1:04.70 – Finished in 10th – New Team Record and Personal Best
13/14 Boys 100 Free – Isaak Webb
Consolation: 0:59.75 – Finished in 9th – New Team Record and Personal Best 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sponsorship Drive


The Pella Swim Club would like each family to assist with the drive again this year.  Over $5,000 was raised last year through generous donations from local businesses and Grants received.  Approximately $4,000 went towards purchasing the lane ropes for the outdoor pool.  The rest of the money was used to purchase traffic cones, team shirts, swim caps and coaching hours for the team.
What to do:
1. Sign up for 10-15 businesses on Google docs – Many of you have already done this - if you do not sign up – your family will be randomly assigned businesses to deliver the letter to.  Please sign up by Tuesday, July 3

2. Download the sponsorship letter, print it and deliver it to the 10-15 business your family has been assigned by Thursday, July 12th.  Athletes are encouraged to make the connections with the businesses and wear their team shirts, preferably the one with the sponsors on the back.  Last year it took our athletes approximately an hour to deliver 12 letters.

            Script to use – if your athletes are unsure of what to say:
            Hi my name is ______________and I/we am/are with the Pella Swim Club.  We are holding our annual sponsorship drive and would like to share this letter with your business, we are a 501c3 non-profit and all contributions are tax deductible.  We will be back on _____________to follow-up with your business.  Thanks and have a nice day!  


 A few fun facts about the USA club.  
A) The club has had a total of 24 registered athletes since Dec. 2010, of those 24 athletes 12 have earned times that placed them in the top 20 for various individual events  and of those 12 - 6 have earned times in the top 10 over the last 2 years. 
B) Two of our athletes have been selected to the Mid-west All-stars team representing the state of Iowa the past 2 years. 
C) 1 athlete attended the national zones meet last summer after earning a AAA time in an individual event. 
D) Our current swimmers range from 7 - 18 years old.
E) The club currently has 9 swimmers with Qualifying times that have earned the athletes invitations to the State meet at the end of July this year.  

Note: some businesses will ask about the club and want more details, others will reach into their cash registers and hand you cash (you may want to have an envelope ready to keep all donations in) while others will kindly let you know they do not participate in these types of fundraisers.  Please note all of this on the Google docs spreadsheet.

3. Please make sure and follow up with the businesses you delivered the letters to before Thursday, July 26th - this is critical to collecting the sponsorship funds.
A. Revisit businesses and collect the sponsorship dollars And
B. Plan to leave a self-addressed envelope addressed to Pella Swim Club, Att. M. Webb, 602 E. 8th Street, Pella, IA 50219 for the business to mail in their donations if they have not had a chance to look over the letter or need more time.  Each family will need to supply the postage and envelopes for their assigned businesses.

4. Please remember to update the spread-sheet found on Google docs with notes and deliver money to Melissa.  The notes will help us for future sponsorship drives.

Side Note:The drive is being held in July this year to avoid all the back to school fundraising that happens in Aug.  

5. There will be a team meeting in late Aug. early Sept. to go over Fall programs and write thank yous.

Thanks to everyone dedicated to making this  project a success.  
Many hands make for light work.

Monday, July 2, 2012