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Hey, all, thanks for coming down this past weekend and all during the week. Al and I will be at Shadowcliffs on Saturday and Sunday, though let me warn you that it’s 3 AM so I ain’t gonna be there bright eyed and bushy tailed, probably get there (on Saturday) about 9:00. I’ll hang out at the benches where most folks park their stuff while swimming. Sunday, Al and I will get a bit earlier start. Grab a friend this weekend and haul em all down for testing and sign ups. If you shoot me an e-mail ( sign_up@shadowcliffsorcas.com ) and let me know, I can test you pretty much any time over the weekend, ie at lunch or mid afternoon. I just need some warning and to confirm with you when we’ll meet.

PS: I just uploaded the updated roster. Also check the site later this weekend for my RSS tutorial, so you can learn how to monitor folks messages about coming down to the lake, all without overflowing your e-mail Inbox. It’ll be like Yahoo Groups without all the Yahoos.

John

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You schedule it swim tests…

First, thanks to all of you that came out Saturday and Sunday, it was great to see all of you. Some of you couldn’t make it though. We know a lot of you folks are busy. We’re here to help you get tested and in the water.  So here goes, send us an e-mail: sign_up@shadowcliffs.com , tell us what days and times you can make it down and we’ll work something out. For example today (Tuesday 4/21) I’m testing some folks at 12:30 noon (ya gotta try this, the weather is gorgeous and there is a nice warm layer of water about 12″ deep). Then tonight, I’m testing some folks at 7:00 PM.  Is that convenient or what? So you folks have no excuse to not get tested. Come on down!

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Thanks to an anonymous sponsor we can offer the inaugural annual membership for only $25 for folks that sign up and pay by May 15,  2009. You will have all the benefits of the regular $35 annual membership, but for only $25.  Please see your membership packet for  the mailing address to send your payment and waiver to, or make your payment when you take the swim test (see previous posts for test schedule).

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Saturday and Sunday swim test

Folks, we look forward to seeing those of you can make it for the swim test on Saturday or Sunday. I checked the water temp this past Easter Sunday, and I think we can expect the water temp to be between 62 to 64 degrees F. on the days of testing.  It’s probably a bit chilly for most folks taste, but the swim test is only 150 yards, so none of you are going to get hypothermia.

Please RSVP (no obligation if you can’t make it), so that we have some idea of how many people to expect.

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Folks, if you are planning to come down for the swim test this Saturday or Sunday, please send us and e-mail so that we can have a rough idea for how many people will be showing up. You can send the e-mail to: sign_up@shadowcliffsorcas.com

Please include the following information (to the extent yo feel comfortable):

  1. Name: first, last
  2. Mailing address (so we can contact you later if needed): (street, city, zip)
  3. Contact phone numbers (where other members can contact you): home/work/cell
  4. E-mail Address
  5. Prefered swim times / days e.g. M,W,F am Th, Fri pm

There are two purposes for this information, 1) so that we can contact in the future if needed, 2) so other members can contact you to see if you are available for swimming. If there is some information that you are uncomfortable having on the roster, please indicate it and we will leave it off the roster.

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Test schedule for April 2009

Test schedule:

Location: Meet us at the steps to the beach area. Ask for John or Al. If you are unfamiliar with Shadow Cliffs, you can ask the folks at the Kiosk on the way in.

Saturday April 18, 2009: We will be at Shadow Cliffs 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Sunday April 19, 2009: We will be at Shadow Cliffs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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