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Hi All you returning Orcas. It’s easier than ever to renew, just click the big yellow button below and you will be taken to our renewal page lickety-split

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Hope to see you out there!

Cheers,

Al and John

We will have our first Friday night Bracket race on Friday, June 7.

please click here to REGISTER FOR THE RACE: Register for the Bracket Race! please include your name, and your estimated swim time to the rock pile and back.

Here is the overview:
5:30-6:00 Collect contestant entry cards
6:00-6:10 Setup staging time for race assign racing numbers
6:10-7:00 Race to the rock pile and back
7:15-dusk Announce winners, eat pizza, clean up

Your entry card:
We’ll have 3×5 cards to fill out. You will put your name on the card and then your ET (estimated time). Your ET is the time you think it will take to start at the warning sign on the beach, get in the water, swim to the rock pile and back get out of the water and cross the start/finish line. We suggest you figure this out over the next few weeks when you go to the lake to swim.
We suggest you figure out your “fastest, most consistent time” to do the race. If you swim faster than your estimate (lower than your ET) you will be disqualified even if you finish fastest. The person that comes closest to their ET without going under will win.

Race staging:
Once we have all the contestants entry cards we will rank them slowest to fastest, if we have 10 people, and the slowest ET is 47:10 and the fastest is 22:14 the first person is assigned number 1 and will start at 00:00 on the clock, the fastest person will be assigned the number 10 and will be given their start time.

The Race:
Using the two swimmers listed above
Swimmer 1 (slowest swimmer) starts when the clock is 00:00
Swimmer 10 (fastest swimmer) starts when the clock is 24:56

Since the fastest swimmer can do the race in 24:56 less time than the slowest swimmer, they are held back. During the course of the swim they will catch up and in theory everyone should finish at the same time. The race is more about consistency than top speed.

After the race:
The winners will be announced and we will have drinks, snack and food for dinner. Then clean up.

This event is FREE and open to all current Orcas Members, but if you are not a current member you can join or renew on race days.

We are looking to determine folks interest in Friday Night Bracket Racing.

What exactly is “Bracket Racing”? Well let’s start by saying you don’t have to be a fast swimmer, here’s the chance to kick Michael Phelps butt. What we do, is set up a course, probably to the rockpile and back.

When you enter the race, you give us the time that you think you can complete the course in, say 00:15:45 (15 minutes, 45 seconds), the closer you are to this time, the better your chances of winning.

In fact the winner would be the slowest person in the race, so long as they are the closest to the time they entered at the start. So even if you take around 45 minutes to go to the rockpile and back, you could beat out some one who can do it in 28 minutes, if you come closer to your entry time than the faster person, you would win.

We are still dialing in the process, we will likely dial in the process to make it more fun. The important thing is to have a good time, maybe step up your game a little and maybe even win. We’re working out some prizes for the fun of it too. And we might have some refreshments. Oh, one more thing, you can’t wear a watch during the race…

Hello fellow Orcas, the new swim season is upon us. It’s time to renew if you are a member, to make sure you don’t miss a single chance to swim, please renew by April 30th.
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Due to fewer than 5 RSVP’s as of Friday, Al and I decided to cancel the event. Our aplogies to those that wanted to attend.

The park has changed it’s hours policy from years past and we will be unable to have a full moon swim this September. The park will be closing at 7:30 PM starting September 4. In the past we have had a September Full Moon Swim and the park did not close until 10:00 PM.

In lieu of a Full Moon Swim, we will be hosting an after swim Buffet at the Beach. Al and I will be bringing soft drinks, fruit salad, appetizers, soup and salad to the lake. We will be set up at 6:30 PM, just as most of you folks will be finishing your Friday evening swim.

Please send us an e-mail to let us know that you are coming so that we caqn get an accurate head count.

Please RSVP here by Friday Sept. 7: I will attend the Buffet-at-the-Beach Sept 14

John and Al

Hello fellow Orcas, the new simw season is upon us. It’s time to renew if you are a member, to make sure you don’t miss a single chance to swim, please renew by April 30th.
On-line Renewal Payment Click Here!