IROCKETS UPDATE - March 28, 2013: It was bittersweet seeing our IROCKETS at their last practice tonight. Let's hope that this is only a temporary lull in our practice schedule and we will soon see the IROCKETS back in the water with kickboards in hand and fins on their feet. It's been a wonderful seven years as a team and hopefully there will be many more to come. We will keep you updated about the future of the facility as we receive information, so please check our Facebook page, your email, and our website at www.irockets.org from time to time. Take care, everyone, and all the best to our swimmers, coaches, and families. Hope to see you soon! P.S. Please check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/irocketsvt to see pictures of the swim team going through their paces at IROC this evening.
IMPORTANT SWIM TEAM UPDATE - March 22, 2013: We have some very sad news to pass along to all of you. We just received official word that IROC will be closing effective April 1st. Despite Herculean efforts by IROC administration to keep the facility viable, the financial challenges were insurmountable. VEDA denied our refinancing request, and Community National Bank and the courts denied any kind of extension to the bankruptcy proceedings. Swim team practice will continue as normal Monday through Thursday through March 28th. You are all invited to attend practice if it fits with your schedule next week. The last day the pool will be open is Sunday, March 31st. It is scheduled to close at 5pm. Regrettably, with no other local pool in the area to call home, our swim team program will also be closing after serving the youth in our community for the last 8 years. There are not enough words to thank all of the coaches, volunteers, IROC staff, and swimmers whose unwavering commitment to swimming made the sport possible in the Northeast Kingdom. We hope that in the very near future, swimming will return here once again.
We have the following community meets on our schedule
for the 2012-2013 season. Confirmation of warmup and
start times will be made as we get closer to each meet date.
The IROCKETS Swim Team is a community-based youth swim program for ages 6 to 18 and our goal is to have fun, stay strong, and continually improve our swimming techniques. We love to compete and are fortunate to call IROC (Indoor Recreation of Orleans County) our home.
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Come see us swim!
We're located at:
IROC (Indoor Recreation of Orleans County)
400 Quarry Road - Derby, Vermont 05829
USA SWIMMING NEWS
This season, we will once again be participating in USA Swimming meets in the Vermont/New Hampshire area. Additional information will be provided at the 9/11 parent/guardian meeting at 7pm at IROC.
This year's USA Swimming meets include:
USA Swimming membership applications and renewals will need to be completed and submitted to Teresa with payment by 9/30. The fee to become a USA Swimming athlete is $65 and membership does not expire until 12/31/2013 Click here for more info. (NOTE: If a swimmer qualifies for reduced/free school lunch or other assistance programs, the fee can be lowered to $5. Please visit with Teresa at 334-9041 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)