This is the email Cortez sent out to their team:
Many of you know Coach Kevin was involved in a car accident Tuesday morning. Kevin's wife, Linda, says he is in good spirits and is doing well. Kevin had surgery on his leg and arm which were broken in the accident. Both surgeries went well. Kevin will be in the hospital for at least several more days as he awaits another surgery on his arm. Please keep Kevin and Linda in your thoughts and prayers. We would like the team to make cards or write cheerful letters to Coach Kevin and place them in the green Leopard Sharks folder at Cortez Rec Center by Monday and we will mail them all together Tuesday morning. Coach Kevin and Linda appreciate the team's support.
Kevin is at Saint Mary's hospital in Grand Junction
If you would like to write him a note you can send it to the Cortez PO Box
Below is the address and also their website which you can donate funds to if you are interested.
PO BOX 1043
I wanted to remind you that we will be hosting a few clinics at the MAValanche meet this weekend.
Saturday 1-3 - stroke and turn. If you know anyone that would like to become a new official (or if you need a recert clinic), please plan to attend this... Please let me know if you plan to attend.
Sunday 1-2 Administrative Referee. Linda Seckinger will be hosting an administrative referee clinic. If you are a deck referee and want to advance to meet referee, this is a good clinic to take.
Sunday 2-3 Starter. Linda Seckinger/Kathleen Scandary will be presenting the starter clinic for anyone interested in becoming a starter. If you are interested in this clinic, PLEASE let me know so I can send your information to them.
Others - we will need all hands on deck - have 230+ swimmers coming!!!
In addition - Robert and Kathleen have arranged for this to be an OQM (Officials' Qualifying Meet) so if you are interested in advancing in your "officialling" please let Robert know.... Robert, Linda and Kathleen are the evaluators for the weekend.
See you this weekend!!!
From Robert Scandary -
I hope that the start of the new year has been good to you, and I know that it's been great for CSI Swimming.
I would like to invite you to officiate at the upcoming MAValanche Meet hosted by the Mav's team in Grand Junction. We have received approval for this meet to be an OQM meet for advancement and/or education for working officials. The forms needed to apply for an evaluation are attached to this email. If you are interested in moving up to a higher level of USA certification, please complete the attached form and send it to me. I would like to be in receipt of these forms by Wednesday, January 14th, so that evaluations can be scheduled. However, due to the late approval for the OQM, deck applications will be accepted and scheduled as time permits.
The evaluations for advancement that will be available include:
N2 & N3 Stroke&Turn, N2 & N3 Chief Judge, N2 Starter, N2 & N3 Deck Referee, N2 & N3 Administrative Referee.