This is a free water polo clinic that will be on a first come first serve basis
Genai Kerr will be coming to Clear Springs High School for the FREE Houston Strong Clinics on Friday, October 6th (Online Registration, Click Here <https://www.5meter.com/products/houston-strong-water-polo-camp> ). There is NO COST for the clinics, but there is limited space available (max 40 athletes per clinic). There will be a coaching clinic and two separate athlete clinics. The Coach Clinic is from 4:00-5:00 pm. The Athlete Clinic for 10th-12th Grade athletes is from 5:00-6:30 pm. The Athlete Clinic for 9th Grade & Younger athletes is from 6:30-8:00 pm. Athletes/coaches need to complete the Online Registration (Click Here) <https://www.5meter.com/products/houston-strong-water-polo-camp> as soon as possible to reserve their spot in the clinic (max 40 athletes per clinic). All are welcome. Please pass the word to your athletes/parents!!!
Genai Kerr is a USA Water Polo Olympian, coach, mentor, and true ambassador of the sport. Genai was a member of the United States Men's National Water Polo Team for 12 years and played in the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2003 & 2007 Pan American Gold Medal games, and multiple World Championships. He is one of the only athletes in history to compete internationally as both a goalie and a field player. Genai was named MVP of the 2012 US Open after he helped Newport Water Polo Foundation win the national championship. Genai has coached at every level, from age group to Division 1 college programs. Over the last 15 years, he has run hundreds of camps and impacted thousands of lives.
Genai Kerr - Houston Strong Clinics Details:
USA Water Polo - Texas Development
First, what a great meet! Maroon team won the meet last night and will get no practice tomorrow - they still need to be in the class period though. Great job to all!
Below are a few updates and reminders:
The FINALIZED schedule for Aquatics is completed for the year - new events have been added since the parent meeting, so please print this out! It can also be located under the parent info tab on the home page.
We are coming up on a UIL grade check. It is based on the 6 weeks progress reports - and is this coming Tuesday (there is a grace period for teachers to get the grades entered). The 9-weeks UIL Eligibility schedule can be located under the parent info tab on the home page. There have been some questions concerning how AP and preAP classes are handled at this UIL check. The first 6 week check is basically a free pass for AP and most preAP classes (you can be failing and still eligible), but not for regular level classes and some preAP classes. At the 9 week check (Oct 13), all classes (including AP's and preAP's) must be a passing grade to remain eligible to swim.
There is a 1 time waiver that can be used for either one AP, preAP, or AA class - the waiver is used only at the discretion of the coach, and needs to be signed by the coach, principal and the parent. Aquatics, for the swim season, will only consider a waiver at the end of the 2nd nine weeks grading period.
Below an 80 on a progress report (in any class) means that the athlete, per the Aquatics handbook, is required to go to mandatory tutorials (Tuesday and Thursday) for at least 30 minutes, get a note signed by the teacher, and the note needs to be delivered to Coach Halford. A note is required for every tutorial for every Tuesday and Thursday. This requirement goes away after the next grade check, assuming the grade is then above an 80. For example, if you have a 79 in a class on your progress report, until your next progress report/grade check (that is above an 80), then the athlete will have to attend tutorials every Tuesday and Thursday and deliver the note from the teacher to Coach Halford on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Our Maroon and White meet is this Wednesday 9/27/2017. We will kick off the 2017-2018 with our traditional Maroon vs. White Swim Meet.
Entry fees are:
$5 for adults
$3 for students
FREE - volunteers who signed up on SignUp Genius link
Hot Dogs, Tacos, and Drinks
This is a very exciting meet as our Senior Libby Goode will get the exchange her record that she broke last season...twice!!!!! Join us at approximately 5:45pm as Libby pulls down the old record and places her new one up there!!!!
This will also be a great time for you to volunteer without pressure of a another team watching us. This meet is the perfect opportunity for you to feel the "waters" for where you can share your many talents with others.
We have several areas of volunteer needs; so if you're able to pitch in, please check the meet volunteer page or click here to sign up!
All hands on deck is what it takes to make this year successful!
See you there!
The Aquatics Team's first fundraiser is our hamburger booth at the homecoming carnival on 10/13/17. We NEED volunteers to staff our booth and we NEED donations! Please see the signup genius link below to sign up to volunteer.
***We are asking that each Aquatics member brings one food item as a donation***
Food items need to be taken to Aquatics practice BY Monday, 10/9/2017
One of our sophomores on the Aquatics team lost their father this weekend. Attached is the Go Fund Me that has been set up for their family. Please take a look and donate if you feel called to. Additional information of how we can show our support as the Creek Aquatics family will be coming soon.
Please fill out the social media/website photo waiver in the link below and indicate whether or not the Clear Clear Aquatics Booster Club can use photos of your athlete. A photo release is required for all athletes. Photos will be used on the website roster, social media, and in news releases. You have the option to allow your student's photo to be used or to indicate that you do not want your photo used.
No need to cook tonight! Eat at Chili's tonight and bring the attached flyer. Chili's will donate 10% of the event day sales to our team!
We will be taking team pictures on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00 AM. Individual pictures will last from 7 AM until 8 AM. Everyone should arrive for the individual photos as they are used for the website and the team calendar composite! At 8 AM we will take the team picture and then athletes will be released for the remainder of the late arrival time.
Athletes will need to wear blue, non ripped, jeans and their team polo for the team picture. A few polos will be available for the first year athletes to wear since the ordered polos will most likely not be in yet.
All Seniors, 2nd year and 3rd year athletes must to get an individual photo taken if they want to be on the roster boards in the pool area. All athletes must get an individual photo taken if they wish to be on this years team promotional calendar or they want to have a picture on the roster on the website. Everyone should get an individual photo!!
Meet the fish is this Friday at Hometown Heroes.
For RETURNING MEMBERS ONLY Please plan on bringing
Seniors - Desserts
Juniors - 2 -12 pk Soda
Sophomores - Chips/Dip or Fruit/Veggie Tray
The Booster Club will provide pizza for everybody.
6 pm Hometown Heroes conference room.
No matter what grade you're in, if you are a new athlete, you are a guest and do not need to bring anything!
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