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Clownfish Schedule - 2015-2016

Fall Session
Sept 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7 (swim meet #1), 14, 21, off Nov 28
Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm
Meeting @ 3:45pm
 
Almost Winter Session
Dec 5, 12, 19, off Dec 26
Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb 6 (swim meet #2), 13
Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm
Meeting @ 3:45pm
 
Almost Spring Session
Feb 20, 27
March 5, 12, 19, off Mar 26 (Easter weekend)
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm
Meeting @ 3:45pm
 
Mini May Session
May 7, 14, 21
Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm
Meeting @ 3:45pm
 



 

Clownfish Swim Meet #1 - Awards Ceremony

Posted November 10, 2015

We had our first swim meet of the season and CF were so fast! See you next week at our practice starting with the awards ceremony.












New Season

Posted September 7, 2015

Happy September Clownfish and families,

It has truly been a wonderful summer with new volunteers and new Clownfish. 14 Clownfish came to swim during our summer session and we had our 3rd Camp Sunny Clownfish with 12 campers.

And we'll be starting our 2015-2016 season on September 19. We'll be swimming at the same location and hours on Saturdays - 4:00pm-5:00pm (meeting at 3:45pm); Eden Prairie, MN.

Starting with our new season Coach Jamee won't be coaching for us. We congratulate and wish her success in her full time job. We are thankful for her for all the great work she did during her time and appreciate her contributions to our organization. But this doesn't mean that we won't see her; she will be volunteering and joining us time to time.

Our Board has met several times, and has 2 new members : Anna J's mother Julie Jorgensen and Rowan's father Peter Doolan. We really appreciate their help for our organization.

We are looking for ideas for our annual funRaiser. We had to cancel our Golf funRaiser because there wasn't enough participation. Please bring your ideas when you're coming to our first swim day.

I look forward to seeing all of you September 19th!

Sincerely,

Coach Ugur


Clownfish Schedule - 2015-2016

Fall Session
Sept 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7 (swim meet #1), 14, 21, off Nov 28
Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm
Meeting @ 3:45pm
 
Almost Winter Session
Dec 5, 12, 19, off Dec 26
Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb 6 (swim meet #2), 13
Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm
Meeting @ 3:45pm
 
Almost Spring Session
Feb 20, 27
March 5, 12, 19, off Mar 26 (Easter weekend)
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm
Meeting @ 3:45pm
 
Mini May Session
May 7, 14, 21
Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm
Meeting @ 3:45pm
 


Camp Sunny Awards

Posted August 7, 2015

Today was our last day of 3rd Annual Camps Sunny Clownfish. Thank you very much our founder Debbie for establishing the relations and arranging the facilities at Edina Country Club and St. Stephens Church. Thank you ECC and St. Stephens for sponsoring and providing the facilities for the 3rd year.

On our 3rd day, after swimming, water activities, diving and fun time at ECC, we had our Camp Awards ceremony.
Debbie put together all of the art projects and made a souvenir book for all the campers. Our volunteer of the camp Gozde took pictures of the ceremony and that was the end of our 3rd Camp Sunny.

Hope to see you next summer!


1st Day at the Camp

Posted August 3, 2015

Our 3rd annual Clownfish Camp Sunny started today. We had 5 campers today and tomorrow we'll have 10! With our founder Debbie, volunteer Gozde and coach Ugur we had an amazing first day.

Even though Edina Country Club pool was closed today we had lots of fun and activities. After we meet up with our campers, we we still went to ECC and played paddle ball and tennis, walked to the park across the street and finished the day with lunch and art projects.

See you tomorrow!


End of Summer Session

Posted July 27, 2015

Clownfish summer session finished today. We had 14 swimming days and 14 Clownfish swimmers swam this summer.

See you in September with the start of our new season!


Clownfish Camp Sunny 2015

Posted July 8, 2015

Our 3rd annual Clownfish Camp Sunny will be on August 3, 5 and 7.
We'll again be using St. Stephens Church for meeting and social activities as well as Edina Country Club for swimming and athletic activities. We're very thankful for both of the places for sponsoring our camp.

Please contact Coach Ugur for registration and questions.


CF Camp Sunny : August 3-5-7
Monday-Wednesday-Friday : 9am-1pm

$125/camper

Location:
Edina, MN

Clownfish Summer Program

Posted June 10, 2015

This year Clownfish swims on Mondays and Wednesdays between 7-8pm. Our summer program starts on June 15 and ends on July 29.
Summer is a little different, we do not have a meeting, come ready to swim @ 7pm. We work on our endurance, technique as well as we'll have fun swim days. We'll be swimming twice a week this summer which is better for getting in shape. All families may not commit to twice week, and paying during the summer is special, billed @ the end of the summer.


CF Summer : June 15-July 29
Mondays and Wednesdays 7-8pm

$13 each time

Location:
Eden Praire, MN

No Swim on April 4 - Easter Weekend

Posted March 26, 2015

Reminder for Clownfish swimmers and families : We won't be swimming on April 4, Easter weekend.We'll be back to our pool on April 11.

Clownfish Welcomed new members with team towels

Posted March 23, 2015

The newest members of our club had their team towels this weekend. Our founder Debbie came to volunteer this weekend and it was a good excuse to honor her for the great work she did for us in the past 11 years with a small gift. We appreciate that she is still a part of our club.

A few of pictures of CF and Debbie getting their towels.

New Towels for the New Clownfish

Posted March 20, 2015

Coach Ugur is working on the new ebroideries for Clownfish towels for our new members. Now we'll have our mascot Clownfish on our towels!

Welcome new members!

Almost Spring Session

Posted February 16, 2015

Almost Spring Session is starting this Saturday, come and sign up!

All new Clownfish candidates will have an assessment with our Coach/OTR Jamee. CF will have 6 new swimmers in this new session some of whom already had a few practice with us.

Also a few of pictures of CF getting their awards, swimming and having fun from the last practice.

End of Winter Session and New Session Coming Up!

Posted February 10, 2015

Last week CF got their awards after our 2nd swim meet of 2014-2015 season while they were enjoying home made treats from Coach Ugur for their hard work.

This week CF will have a fun oriented 1 hour swim time and it will be the last week of our winter session. Starting from next week will be our Almost Spring Session! Swim dates are :

Feb 21, 28

March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4, 11, 18, 25

Saturdays, 4-5pm.

We meet at 3:45pm.

Support Clownfish when you shop on AMAZON!

Posted February 6, 2015

Now you can support Clownfish when you shop on Amazon. Amazon has a page called Amazon Smile and after selecting your charitable organization, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price to our club.

Here is the information page: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2524699

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Awards Ceremony

Posted February 5, 2015

Award-ribbons are ready for the ceremony. See you this Saturday!

Clownfish Swim Meet #2 - 2015

Posted February 1, 2015

2nd Clownfish swim meet of the season was completed yesterday with 16 swimmers. We had a great time with fast pace swimming, a lot of enthusiasm, lots of fun and huge friendships!

Awards ceremony will be next Saturday on February 7, during our meeting time.

Thank you for all the Clownfish for their hard work, thank you for the parents for their support and thank you for all the volunteers to help us organize another great event.

Clownfish Swim Meet #2 - 2015

Posted Jauary 24, 2015

Our 2nd Clownfish Swim meet is around the corner. We'll have our 2nd. club meet on January 31, 2015, in our regular location and time in Eden Praire, MN. Meeting will start at 3:45pm and the meet will start at 4:00pm. Once again we'll have the events on 25yd and 50yd distances in all of the 4 strokes as well as a 4x25yd IM and a freestyle team relay.

The events :

25yd Freestyle

50yd Freestyle

25yd Back stroke

50yd Back Stroke

25yd Breast stroke

50yd Breast stroke

25yd Butterfly

50yd Butterfly

4x25yd IM

Freestyle team relay (teams of 2 or 3)

Please register you CF either at the pool or by e-mail to Coach Ugur.

2nd Annual Camp Sunny Clownfish 2014

Posted August 31, 2014

We have been so fortunate to have 5 returning campers, Paige, Cal, Rapha, Maria, Chloe and 5 new campers, Ryan, Anna, Tori, Zach and Shane. Lovely weather, remember last year, we had to cancel a Wednesday and swim Thursday because of a done boiler, but we were very flexible, thank you. We have done of the same camp stuff and some really fun new camp stuff. This opening day, we were privilidged to have John Daily, an Edina Country Club diving coach volunteer his time and expertise, lucky and very grateful Clownfish. Thank you John. We so enjoyed swimming, swimming, swimming and diving and slides. We continue to love swimming our laps, but also enjoy just hanging out and having fun in the ECC pool.

After a walk back to St Stephens Church and eating our delicious lunches, Jamee treated us to some clay art sculpting, making tiny Clownfish. We also enjoyed some fun relays, and some imaginitive drawing. I did not realize how creative our Clownfish can be. I know that our Clownfish enjoyed Day 1.

Day 2 started right @ 9:00, good job parents getting the Clownfish there on time. Our walk to ECC for another great day of some fun swimming in the beautiful sunshine at ECC. We practiced all 4 strokes and had fun doing it. We dressed and headed to the paddleball courts. We also visited the tennis court, ever so briefly, to give Anna an opportunity to smash the tennis ball as hard as she could with our tennis pro, Greg. What a good sport, and thank you Greg.

So back to St Stephens for our hungry campers to eat up what moms packed, yum, and then the creative juices were flowing, again, but in making bracelets, beautiful bracelets, rubberbands and beads. One of us was really proficient at this art, as well as our volunteers, Matthew and Elizabeth. We enjoyed our creative quiet time. Something that we don't get to share at our regular Clownfish practices.

Camp gives us very special social time to hang out together, a time to make new friends. Day 3 was the last day together to celebrate our time together as Clownfish. Ugur, Jamee and I have loved spending this week with you all.

Thank you,

Debbie

No Swim on 4th of July Week

Posted June 27, 2014

We won't be swimming on the week of July 4th (July 1,3 and 4). We'll meet again at our regular pool after the holiday on July 8th.

As a reminder summer sessions are pay as you swim, so whenever you want to swim, stop by and swim one hour with us. You may pay each time you com, or you can keep track of your attendance ad pay at the end of the summer sessions.


Enjoy the vacation!

Clownfish Summer Program

Posted June 17, 2014

Clownfish starts our Summer session Tuesday night on June 17 @ 7-8pm.
Summer is a little different, we do not have a meeting, come ready to swim @ 7pm. We work on our endurance. Three times a week is a gift for getting in shape. All families may not commit to three x's a week, and paying during the summer is special, to pay per time, or billed @ the end of the summer.


Session 1 : June 17-July 10
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8pm
Fridays 12:30-1:30pm

Session 2 : July 11- Aug 1
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8pm
Fridays 12:30-1:30pm

$12 each time

Location:
Eden Praire, MN

Camp Sunny Clownfish

Posted June 17, 2014

We have some room for campers for summer Camp Sunny Clownfish, pure fun, some OT, paddleball and outside swimming in the beautiful Edina Country Club.

Dates&Time : August 4, 6 and 8; 9am-1pm
$125/clownfish


Location:
Edina, MN


Please reserve your spot w/ a $50 down deposit send to :
Deborah Zarling
4836 Townes Rd, Edina, Mn 55424

Clownfish Annual GOLF FUNraiser

Posted June 17, 2014

Our one annual FUNraiser is on Aug 27, Wednesday. We are also reaching out to Clownfish families for financial support. Please ask family and friends to give anywhere from $25 and above.

Dates&Time : August 27; 10am - shot gun start.
$150/golfer includes 9 holes, cart and lunch.
$25 for lunch guests.


Location:
Edina Country Club



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Clownfish Swim club is a non-profit dedicated to giving children and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to swim competitively and be part of a team.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit which allows you or your company to deduct charitable contributions.


Swim Meet - February 8

Posted February 04, 2014

Clownfish participates the swim meet at Heritage Middle School on February 8, 2014. The event starts at 1:30pm.

We will not have our weekly swim practice on this date.


Good luck to participating Clownfish!

Address:
Heritage Middle School
121 Butler W St Paul
55118

We will meet again on February 15 for our swim practice.

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