• If you will not be at a meet - email hwacnoshow@gmail.com
  • At least 48 hours in advance if possible.

Welcome to the home of the

HWAC Hurricanes

  • A Finals Parade - Campaign Promises
  • A Finals Parade - Elect Coach Katie
    There is no Dance this year! :-)
  • The Big Kahuna
    2016 Big Kahuna
  • Supporting the Special and Para Olympics
  • The Pineapple Relay
  • Team Photo (amateur)
  • The board
    Score Board Is Installed!
  • The Board - In action

Coaches Appreciation - Parent Coordinator/contact Board VP Jen Wisniewski 

This week - June 26 - June 30, 2017 is time to show our coaches how much we appreciate them!  Check out the sign up genius on ways to show them!  Your creative and special treats makes the event so special to them!  Of course it involves food!!!  Please click on this link - which is also found in the links tab of the site http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044eaeaf2da57-2017  

Dual Meets 
Thank you for alerting the coaches through the hwacnoshow@gmail.com  when your child is not able to swim in the meets.  See the chart below for details on this week's upcoming Dual Meets!

Second Dual Meet of the Season is in the books as a W
HWAC 335 Woodbrooke Hills 220  
Results will be posted in the handouts section.  Thankful to have been able to complete this meet before that storm blew threw! Please be mindful and respectful to keep your area clean.  We had a large portion of the tennis courts that were taken care of. Parent volunteers and the lifeguards went above and beyond in picking up after our own team.   

Lost and Found 

Please notify the team account if you have lost or found items!!!  Be sure to check the lost and found at the pool too :-) 
Lost - with our swift evacuation from the 6/22/17 home meet - please check your belongings to see if you picked up a new HWAC towel and prescription sunglasses.  If found please e-mail team account
Found - from 11 & Older Mini Meet - goggles. 

Moments Captured in Time (Photos)

Thank you to all for your flexibility with the team pictures.  This is a large team event that we are at the mercy of mother nature.  All worked out to keep kids safe... and that is the priority!   

Shutterbugs - please share your photos with the team google doc to help our Mombo Production crew create the end of the season team DVD.  Thank you again to a combination of the Momblanco family for stepping up and helping with this great end-of-the season tradition.  The link to share and view photos has been shared more privately in e-mails - please check your in-box.  

Red and Black Charity Meet Entry deadline 7/6/17

This year's 10th Annual Red and Black Charity meet will help raise funds to support the Special Olympics and the Para Olympics!  HWAC swimmers, coaches and parents participate!  The Huntington Woods Hurricanes traditionally lead the NSSL in donations!  Entry deadlines are due 7/6/17!  Please click on this link for more information and to sign up now (don't wait): Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/fs2BBPgYcP3vM4qn2 


Team Social 7/18/17 6:00-9:00 pm
Thanks to the help, motivation and dedication to the team, two volunteers have partnered to bring back the Team Social.  We lost it last year when we didn’t have any parent volunteers to organize.  Thank you Sean Peters (head coach and dad) and Kelly Vogelheim (past president) for bringing this back to the team.  The venue – Putt Putt Golf!  The goal – to win!   Looking for the lowest number!  Click on this link for details and to register (one form for each participant):


2017 Mini Meets

All Meet packet/information is posted in the Handouts tab.  See packets for detailed information in the handouts section! Check out the directions tab if you need to know where a club is.  Be sure to use the drop down menu to select the correct club! 
July 8 - 9-10 Mini Meet at Farmington Glen (FGAC) Entry deadline closed.   

Sign-Up Genius

Concessions Sign-Up - Parent Coordinator/contact Sarah Ross (586) 770-0696
Here and on the Links tab is the sign-up genius for the concessions donations that we need your help with!!!!  Please click on this link to see how!  Thank you in advance.  Donations need to be dropped off at the Cafe' at the pool by 4:00 pm in order to serve our hungry swimmers and spectators!!!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aaea62ba64-hwac1

Volunteers - Parent Coordinator/contact Melanie Jacobs (248) 752-1934

Please click on the link to secure your spot for volunteering.  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0949afa72ea20-2017

4th of July Parade/Float

July 4th Parade - Peace, Love & Beads!
The 2017 City of Huntington Woods July 4th Parade theme is “Huntington Woods Celebrating 45 years of Celebrations”.   Let’s take it back to the origin of the Celebration – 1972!  It’s time to put on your peace symbols and tye dye shirts and jump onto the HWAC float for the July 4th parade!  (This theme fits nicely with our July 6 meet at PR!)

If your swimmer(s) would like to participate in the parade, please have them report to the Chase Bank on the corner of Woodward and Salem by 9:30am the morning of July 4th.  All walkers and float riders should be dressed in HWAC garb and/or 70’s attire.  Swimmers 9 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.  One adult can supervise up to 4 swimmers.  If your swimmer would like to pass out candy along the parade route, please provide it.  Parade route ends at Scotia Park.

We’ll need a few volunteers to assist with the peace train at Chase bank at 9:30am.  Please contact Ellen Schnackel at 248 807-4126 or eschnackel@fhgov.com with any questions or to volunteer!  PEACE & LOVE!

2017 FINALS 

A/B Intentions form can be found on the Links tab of this site or click on link here.  One form is needed for each swimmer by 7/1/17.  
B Finals July 22, 2017 at Woodbrooke Hills
A Finals July 29 & 30, 2017 at Beachwood 

2017 NSSL Dual Meet Schedule


Arrival Time

Start Time





3:45 pm  

5:30 pm


vs. WHSC

Polynesian Dream


3:45 pm

5:30 pm


vs. BVSW

Recyclable Heroes


3:45 pm

5:00 pm



Robes & Slippers


4:15 pm

5:30 pm


@ PR



3:45 pm

5:00 pm



Monster Mash


3:45 pm

5:30 pm


vs. HH

Go Body Parts

All practices are now at HWAC

7:00 - 8:05a 10-18 years*
8:00 - 8:45a   9 & under
8:45 - 9:50a 10-18 years 
8:15 - 8:45a 10-18 years – Optional Drylands

*Swimmers choice. Attend only 1 practice per day. Fruit Campers ages 10 yrs. & up must attend the 7:00 am practice.

BHS Girls Swim and Dive
The BHS Girls Swim and Dive Team is holding a bottle drive to support their 2017 season. Check out how you can help support them (hint, Huntington Woods residents place your 4th of July party returnables out on your porch - 7/8/17 by 10:00 am and attach this flyer. Thank you for your support!  This link may also be found on the links tab of this site.  


Hurricane Spirit  

Team shirt orders and spirit wear have been made available for pick-up from HWAC on 6/12/17, 6/19/17, 6/22/17 or directly from Jen Wisniewski or Making Waves. Please contact Jen Wisniewski directly to make arrangements to pick up, if you've not done so already.  
Silicone Caps 
If you are interested in paying for your child's silicone cap using pay-pal - please click on this link. 

Also accepted; Cash or check - made payable to Hurricane Swim Team 

Car Magnets 
Please contact Teresa Beckerman if you'd like to purchase a car magnet - $5.00 each at bandtbeckerman@wideopenwest.comShe will have them available for purchase at the home swim meets too.  

Follow HWAC Hurricane’s on Facebook (this is separate from HWAC Pool) Navigate to Visitor posts!!  

Outdoor Practice/Meets  - Pool Closings 
Now that some children are practicing outside, weather and other unpredictable situations (contamination) may arise that impact the team's ability to practice in the water. The Remind alert system will be used to communicate if/when practice is cancelled as soon as the information becomes available. Your child will not be penalized if you choose to keep them home from a practice because of weather conditions. 

Once practice has begun, and if the weather prohibits a practice from continuing (or is delayed by the 30 minute rule due to thunder/lighting) the children will be moved to safety until such time that they can be picked up or are able to return to practice.  Your children will be monitored.  

The same protocol for notification will be used for swim meets! Make efforts to attend the meet unless notified.     

Huntington Woods Men's Club
Thank you again for supporting the swim team with the approval of new equipment!!!  We are grateful for your generosity and continued support!  We look forward to seeing the new gear soon!  

Team DVD 

Contact Erin Carpenter hwacswimteam@gmail.com if you have ordered a DVD, but still need to pay!  

Looking Ahead... 

Text Alerts

Sign up for important updates from HWAC Hurricanes (like pool closings due to weather).

Pick a way to receive messages for Hurricane Swim Team:

A)  If you have a smartphone, get push notifications.

On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link:


Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.


B)  If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.

Text the message @hwachu to the number 81010.

If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @hwachu to (716) 526-0068.

* Standard text message rates apply.

Team Email Address

Our team email address is...HWACSwimTeam@gmail.com. Please make a note of it.

Upcoming Meets

Thursday, Jun 29
HUNTINGTON WOODS AQUATIC CLUB @ Beverly Hills Athletic Club5:00pmBeverly Hills Athletic Club
Thursday, Jul 6
HUNTINGTON WOODS AQUATIC CLUB @ Pleasant Ridge Community Pool5:30pmPleasant Ridge Community Pool

For a complete schedule listing, click here!