Last Updated: February 26, 2015
  • If you will not be at a meet - email
  • At least 48 hours in advance if possible
HWAC Spirit Wear Order Form
Red & Black Charity Meet
Finals Parade Tshirt
2014 End of Season celebration
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Top Times for 2014

If you would like to see all of your swimmer's TOP TIMES during the 2014 season, click on this link Top Times - 2014.  Congratulations to all Hurricanes Swimmers on a fantastic season.  See you next summer!!!

Flash Mob

If you haven't seen it yet, click on this link to see the Hurricanes' Flash Mob at the NSSL A Finals parade.  It was classic!

 Hooked on a Feeling


A Finals Photos

The below link is to the Phleck Photos website -
Chris Fleck, a past NSSL president, and his staff took HUNDREDS of pictures at the 2014 A-Finals meet at Beachwood.  The photos can be found at the following link listed below.  Make sure you check out the Parade of Teams!
You will be able to find photos of the award ceremonies, as well as 'seen on deck' during prelims and finals.
Phleck Photos has reasonably-priced photo packages - 
Thank you for your support!

A Finals Results

Congratulations to Mitchell Buccalo - meet champion in the 15-18 Boys Backstroke - crushing his own record.  There were several more records broken - Molly Logsdon broke her own 15-18 Girls Breaststroke record; Emmeline Dunckel broke two records previously held by Christina Ricci - 15-18 Girls Butterfly and 100 IM; Adam Nave broke coach Jason Austermann's 11-12 Boys Backstroke record and Mitchell Buccalo broke another record previously held by Jim Lewis in the 15-18 Boys Breaststroke that was set in the mid 1990's!

The Hurricanes finished 8th overall. Complete A finals results can be found in the handouts section of this website.  Great season everyone!!!

B Finals Results

Congratulations to our B finals swimmers on a great meet.  We had two meet champions!  Way to go - Eden Beckerman 9-10 butterfly champ and Carly Saltsman 9-10 Breaststroke champ.  Awesome job girls.  Complete results can be found in the handouts section of this website.

End of the Season team celebration!

Sunday, July 27, 6:30 pm REC Center.  Celebrate the HWAC season - food, coach's recap and video screening...see registration form under Headlines to the right.  

A and B Finals Info...

Now included in the Handouts section of this website is information on A and B finals. Meet packets and advertising information is now posted in the Handouts section of this website.  The Hurricanes swim team will be paying for ONE happy ad for each swimmer – however you need to fill out the Happy Ads form and return it to the Swim Team Box no later than Sunday, July 13th.  It doesn’t matter whether your swimmer is participating in A or B finals – just complete the form and we will circle A or B Finals once the entries are complete.  If you want to submit more than one happy ad, just include $5 per additional ad with your form (checks made out to Hurricanes Swim Team).  Good luck to all of our championship swimmers!


A finals parade t-shirt

Deadline to order your A Finals parade t-shirt is Saturday, July 12th.  See order form under "Headlines" for more information.

Red & Black Charity Meet

   It's that time's Red and Black Meet Time! This is your opportunity to race coaches, swim with noodles and even win a pineapple! See the flyer under "Headline News" to the right.  Have this flyer back in the black box by JULY 10th, no registration will occur after this time! Sign up and make sure you show up to have a great time! 

Team Social

Information flyer regarding the upcoming social event can be found in the Headlines link to the right.  It should be great fun for all swimmers!

Meet Results

Meet results for the dual meets and mini meets will be posted in the Handouts section as soon as they are available. 

Kudos to all HWAC swimmers who participated in the 9-10 mini-meet.  Congrats to meet champs - Sophia Papadopoulos - 10 year old 25 free, Ian Carpenter - 10 year old 50 free and Kylie Ritter - 9 year old 25 back.

11 & Up Mini Meet results are now posted.  Way to represent Huntington Woods!

Awesome swims for our 8 & Under team members at their mini-meet.  Congrats to meet champs - Emerson Robert - 7 year old 25 free and Lucy Pugh - 6 year old 25 free AND 6 year old 25 butterfly!  Way to go!


Mini Meet Information - Please note all registration deadlines!

Information for the 9-10 Mini Meet has been posted under the Invitationals page of this website.  If you are interested in participating in this meet on Saturday, June 14th, you must complete the registration form and return it to the Hurricanes box at HWAC by Sunday, June 8th.  There is a $9.00 entry fee per swimmer. 

Information for the 11 & Up Relay Mini Meet has been posted under the Invitationals page of this website.  If you are interested in participating in this meet on Saturday, June 21st, you must complete the registration form and return it to the Hurricanes box at HWAC by Sunday, June 15th.  The coaches will be putting together the registered swimmers in the relays, so it is not possible to accept lat entries.  If you sign up for the meet, please do not be a NO SHOW! You will impact everyone in your relay.  There is a $9.00 entry fee per swimmer. 

Information for the 8 & Under Mini Meet has been posted under the Invitationals page of this website.  If you are interested in participating in this meet on Saturday, June 28th you must complete the registration form and return it to the Hurricanes box at HWAC by Thursday, June 19th.  There is a $8.00 entry fee per swimmer. 



A few updates…..

Morning practice --Tomorrow (Friday, June 13) for all age groups

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - 13 years and older

8:50 AM - 10:00 AM - 9-12 year olds

10:00 AM -10:45 AM - 8 and Under & NEW 9-10 year olds

Concession Donations – Food donations are needed for the home meets.  Please click on the link below to sign up to donate an item.  We appreciate your help!

Spirit Wear -- Show your HWAC Spirit! Spirit wear orders are in!!! Pick up will be available on deck during this Friday's (6/13) morning practices and on Sunday (6/15) from 1-3 at the Einhaus Residence (10755 Kingston Avenue, Huntington Woods).  If you ordered a silicone cap - you will need to have payment ready, $18 cash or check made payable to Hurricane Swim Team.  Thank you! Any questions please contact Erin Carpenter

Meet Start Times -- Meet start times and warm up times are being finalized.  This information will be forthcoming.

No Show List -- If your swimmer cannot be at a meet, the coaching staff needs to know.    Please email it to at least 48 hours before the meet. Last minute illnesses do happen, but if it is less than 48 hours before the meet, make sure to contact a coach or Catherine Einhaus (248)-252-0281 to report the no-show. This policy will allow coaches to prepare the meet line-up without having to make last minute changes. The absence of a swimmer often affects which events other swimmers will swim. Last minute changes to the line-up will often cause a domino effect which results in confusion and extra work for coaches and volunteers.


2014 Team Spirit Wear

Check out the Spirit Wear Order Form link to your right.  Orders due by Friday, May 30th.

Change in Practice Schedule

Due to a scheduling conflict, there will be no practice on Wednesday, May 7th.  Therefore, returning swimmers will report on Thursday, May 8th.  Please note the times for practice on Thursday.   

Wednesday, May 7 -- NO PRACTICE 


3:00 PM - 4:05 PM - High School (arrive as soon as you can get there)

3:50 PM - 4:55 PM - Middle School (6th, 7th& 8th) (arrive as soon as you can get there)

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM - 5th grade and under

Friday, May 9—Burton Ice Cream Social

NO ELEMENTARY PRACTICE (practice for Middle and High School students only as usual)

2014 Parent Handbook

If you were unable to attend the parent meeting, your HWAC Parent Handbook is available for you at the front desk of the Rec Center.  Please pick up your copy at your earliest convenience.  There is also a copy in the Handouts section of this website for your reference.

2014 HWAC Swim Season - Update

Time flies so fast!  It’s hard to believe another swim season is already on the horizon.  Plans are well underway for the 2014 swim season.  Sean Peters and Katie Jeffrey, along with a crew of other coaches, will be on the pool deck for another exciting summer.  As in past years, returning swimmers can register before the general registration and secure their spot on the team.  Returning swimmers must register by March 3, 2014.  After that date, new swimmers will be eligible to register during general registration.  Team membership is limited to the first 180 swimmers, so be sure to sign up and reserve your spot!!!

Registration fees are as follows:

$210 per swimmer for HW residents + $25.00 Team Fee = $235.00

$255 per non-resident swimmer ($210 registration fee + $5 non-resident swimmer fee+ $40 non-resident family fee) + $25.00 Team Fee = $280.00

$215.00 per each additional non-resident swimmer + $25.00 Team Fee = $240.00 

The HWAC Board has worked hard to maintain a high-quality, fun and engaging swim team at the lowest possible cost to our families.  In recent years, HWAC was able to use surplus funds to underwrite a number of team expenses, but those funds have now been expended.  In order to cover costs without constantly asking families to pay for small items, a modest "Team Fee" of $25 per swimmer has been instituted and must be paid along with your registration fee.  This covers the concession fee, and the team t-shirt and swim cap for each swimmer.  It will also give each swimmer the option of a free ad in the program for A or B Finals.  If you have questions or concerns regarding this fee, please contact the HWAC Treasurer, Theresa Fraley, at or (248)-390-6235.

There are three forms that must be completed and turned in for registration.  The first is the registration form for returning swimmers.  Please make sure to complete all fields on the form.  The second form is the A and B Finals intention letter. If you do not turn in the A and B intention forms we will assume that your child is not available to swim in either meet.  The third form is the Parent/Athlete Acknowledgement Form.  The Michigan Department of Community Health requires all parents and participants in any organized athletic program to read and sign a document relative to concussions.  This document will remain on file as long as a swimmer participates on the swim team.  A new form will not be required each year.  All three forms must be completed in order to be registered.    Please fill out the forms and drop them off or mail them to the Rec Center with your payment.  Each swimmer in your family must complete a separate set of forms.  

If you are a returning swim family and you did NOT receive a Returning Swimmers Registration email with all of the forms attached, please contact Catherine L. Einhaus, our HWAC Parent Board President - contact information below.

General registration for resident new swimmers will begin March 4, 2014 at 6PM.  If you have any new swimmers in your family, please register them at this time.  If necessary, a lottery for available spaces will be held.  Non-resident Berkley School District registration will begin March 10, 2014 at 6PM.  If necessary, a lottery for available spaces will be held.  Please note that under no circumstance will any non-registered swimmer be allowed to practice with the team.

Detailed information on the season will follow as soon as it is available.  For your information, practice for returning swimmers will begin in early May at the Berkley High School.  A firm date on when practice begins will be communicated as it is available (closer to spring).  The meet schedule this summer has NOT been finalized.  However we have included the tentative schedule below - start times are TBD:  

Monday, June 16 – Kendalwood at HWAC

Thursday, June 19 –Bloomfield Hills Swim & Tennis at HWAC

Monday, June 23 – HWAC at Beechview

Thursday, June 26 – HWAC at Beechwood

Monday, June 30 – HWAC at Pleasant Ridge

Thursday, July 10 – Woodbrooke Hills at HWAC

Saturday, July 19 - B Finals at Cranbrook

Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27– A Finals at Beachwood

Aside from our coaching staff, HWAC is a completely volunteer-run organization that relies on the participation of each family to provide the best possible experience for the swimmers.  Being part of the team means that each family is expected to volunteer at least twice during the course of the season.  There are many volunteer opportunities at home and away meets, as well as other team related activities.  Please remember that the team cannot run without the help of our families.  If we each volunteer at least twice, our meets and events will run smoothly.  More information regarding volunteer opportunities will be forthcoming.

The annual Parent’s Meeting will be held at the Huntington Woods Recreations Center on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00PMPlease plan on attending.

If you have any questions about the team, please feel free to contact the Rec Center or speak with me directly.

With thanks,

Catherine L. Einhaus

HWAC Parent Board President

(248) 252-0281






Email and Text Alerts

If you want to be informed on any late breaking news (pool closing, practice changes, etc), please sign-up for Text & Email alerts.  It’s VERY easy to do and you can register multiple email addresses and cell phone numbers – so make sure to register mom, dad, swimmer, nanny, grandma – anyone who wants to have up-to-the minute news delivered quickly.   Note – these messages are short and this will NOT be used for sending newsletters, handouts, etc – only “emergency” type notifications.

Simply scroll down on this page until you see “Game Cancelled” and a lightning bolt on the far left side.  Click on Get Started.  On the next screen, click on Sign Me Up!  Enter the email address where you want alerts to be sent and then make sure the “create a FREE account button” is highlighted and click Submit.  You will receive an email verification code sent to the email address you just submitted – enter that on the next screen, choose a password and complete your contact information.  (You must be 13 years old to create an alert account.  If you want your swimmer to receive alerts and they are younger than 13, you will need to “override” their birthdate.)   Once you submit that information, the next screen will ask for your cell phone number and carrier for text alerts.  Again you will be sent a verification code which you will enter on the next screen.  After your phone number has been validated, you will be asked which alerts you would like to receive.  We recommend you sign-up for “All Team Members & Coaches” and also for the age group(s) of your swimmer(s).  After you click on save, you are done and you will be the first to know all the latest news from HWAC!  

Berkley High School Girl's Swim Team Bottle Drive

The Berkley High School Girls Swim team is asking for your help to make their 2014 season a successful one!  Please place your empty bottles and cans on your front porch on July 5th before 12:00 p.m. and we will pick them up!  If you cannot leave them on this day, please text or call: 586-242-2608 with a time and address.  Thanks. 

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