Our pool is located in
the Hills of Walden Subdivision at 5858 N. Polk, Kansas City,
Online registration for
the 2014 Hills of Walden Hurricanes summer swim team will open on
March 28, 2014 and close once we have 175 swimmers or May 30th
(after the first week of practices), whichever comes first.
We encourage families to register early to ensure their
swimmer(s) have a spot.
Once again you will be
able to pay by check or credit/debit card through our secure
server. If you choose to pay be check, please mail payment
to: Sam McCullough, 5006 NW 58th Street, Kansas City,
Checks should be made
payable to HILLS OF WALDEN SWIM
There will be a 20
swimmer capacity for Typhoons. Once this number is met,
Typhoons will be placed on a waiting list and notified by the team
if/when a spot becomes available.
Team Suits and Swim
We are wearing the same team suit as last
season. There is a direct link button on the web page that will
take you directly to the suit and store. Due to our registration
with Team Unify, all our members are eligible for 30-40% savings on
swim gear by TYR. You will see the discounted price once you
have clicked on the suit. You may order your suits on the website
which also includes a useful sizing guide.
We would like each swimmer to have a Hurricanes
swimcap, but it is not required. Caps with other team logos are not
permitted, but plain black caps are acceptable. Caps will be
available for purchase at Concessions at home meets.
The Hurricanes are presenting a whole new line
of spirit gear for the 2014 season! Each swimmer will be given a
free t-shirt at the beginning of the season. Conference Qualifiers
will receive a free Conference shirt.
There will be an information meeting at the
Hills of Walden Clubhouse on Sunday, May 4th from 2-4 PM.
There will be a parent meeting at 2:30 PM. You will
have the opportunity to check out the spirit gear, meet the
coaches, board members, and ask any questions you may have.
We will also have an Ice Cream Social! This is an
opportunity to try on suits for size, as well as register in
Practice for the Hurricanes begins May
27th. Due to snow days, we will keep you posted on time changes
for our first week of practice. Practice times are as
follows: *Please note that our practice start date and/or
time may change pending a decision by the Northland Conference
committee regarding the 2013 Snow Days.
Ages 13 & Over: 8:30 am to 9:45
Ages 9-12: 9:45 am to 10:45
Ages 8 & Under 10:45 am to 11:30
Typhoons: 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
(No Friday practices)
Evening Practices: Monday
and Wednesday 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Practices are held Monday through Thursday for
Hurricanes and Typhoons. All practices are held at the Walden
Swimming Guidelines: NO swimmer is allowed in a non-competition
pool during any swim meet. Doing this invalidates the USA swimming
insurance for the entire team. This applies to both Walden
residents and non-residents and will be very strictly enforced at
both home meets and away meets. Swimmers who do not follow this
rule are at risk for being barred from the remainder of any meet.
(The non-competitive pool at Walden is the small pool with the
diving boards—please stay out of this pool during our home
Teammates who are non Hills of Walden residents
are not allowed to use the Walden facilities outside of practices
and meets unless they are accompanied and in the presence of
a Walden resident. This policy has been set in place by the Hills
of Walden Homeowners Association Board of Directors. There is
a $10.00 charge for non-residents that is paid during the
Safety and Courtesy at
Please respect the perimeter around the pool
during competition. Parents should maintain a distance of at least
four feet from the pool’s edge at all times so the
meet officials and coaches can fulfill their responsibilities to
the swimmers. All parents are encouraged to photograph and cheer
for the team, but this must be done in an inconspicuous manner that does not
interfere with the meet’s progress. Also, unless you are
timing, please do not congregate behind the starting blocks or at
the Clerk of Course as these areas become very congested. These
guidelines will help ensure an enjoyable experience for