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River Hills Sharks set for new beginning

It is a time of ushering in the new for the Sharks -- a new season, a new finish on the lap pool, new team suits, a newly designed look for the bulletin board and the first season with a new league -- the Greater Charlotte Swim League. The Sharks will compete in the third division, with six regular season dual meets (three home and three away), as well as an All-Star meet July 12. We are very thankful to River Hills Country Club for their continuous support of the Sharks.

Coach Joan Epping looks forward to "a new beginning" with assistant coach Ashley Goehring .

Anything "new" you ordered will be available for pickup 5-7:30 p.m. May 10 during the kick-off party at the River Hills Country Club.

The kick-off party schedule is as follows: 5-6 p.m. introduce swimmers to buddies and "get-to-know-you" activity, 6-7 p.m. eating and swimming, and 7-7:30 p.m. coaches meeting with swimmers then parents.

Practice begins May 11 at the following times: 4-4:45 p.m. ages 6 and younger, 4:30-5:30 p.m. ages 7 to 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. ages 11 to18, and 6:30-7 p.m. ages 11 to 18 who want additional practice.

Please, keep your coaches informed if your swimmer will miss practices or meets. If you miss a practice, you can make it up on practice make-up days, which are Fridays, to keep on target for the 100 point club.

Mark your calendar for:

• May 15: Make-up practice

• May 16: Turn Clinic 8-9:30 a.m. (ages 11-12) and 9:30-11 a.m. (13-18)

• May 22 : Make-up practice

First Dual Meet is June 8; last one is June 29 with the banquet later that week. The All-Star Meet will be June 12 for qualified swimmer.

For more information, call Coach Joan Epping or Ashley Goehring 803-831-8060.

- submitted by Jan Bailey Sowell