One Swimmer, One Team.

Snapbooster Update

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT SNAPBOOSTER!
Effective with your December Snaps (lots of holiday receipts), if you consistently participate in the SnapBooster fundraiser, it will start putting money back in your pocket. It is as easy as "snapping" at least 50 eligible receipts per month and once you reach 50 snaps, 50% of what you earn each month will be credited to your HRA account. Your "snap" amount will reset at zero each month and will not carry over to the next month.

It can be done!!! Just ask the Hutter and Clouatre families. They reached 50 "snaps" in November!! Thank you!!!!

These 3 Easy Step Will Change Your Mind:
Buy - Buy what you normally buy from where you normally buy it
Snap - Text a picture of your receipt to SnapBooster phone number 248-246-7627.
Earn - Earn .10 - 10% for HRA from every receipt you send it

It is that easy!!! Register now with the program code HRA14.

Once registered, send your snaps to 248-246-7627.

If you are already signed up for SnapBooster with HRA, please start snapping again to a NEW number 248-246-7627. You do not need to include "Snap" in you texts anymore.

If you are a new HRA team member or did not participate, please see the attached link an information on how to get started.

HOW TO BECOME A HRA SNAPPER:
Here is a video that shows the process.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Nelson and she will help you get started. We encourage 100% participation in this year around fundraiser. It is easy as shopping where you already shop, taking a picture of your receipt and earning money for HRA!!!! Please see the flyer attached below explaining how the program works.

King Soopers Fundraising Update

Take advantage of this opportunity to support HRA. Half of your Community Rewards credit will be applied to your HRA account.

If you have not enrolled and want to take advantage of this simple opportunity, please follow the steps below:

1. Go to here

2. Select Community Rewards
3. Select Highlands Ranch Aquatics, KU696
4. Select Account Summary and Update your account to reflect your specific SooperCard

Unfortunately, King Soopers no longer sends a report of credits under the current program. We ask that each family submit their own credits for the prior quarter to HRA via email by the end of the first month following quarter-end.

Please note that King Soopers doesn’t update the Community Rewards credit for the prior quarter right away. As an example, the Community Rewards credit was updated around July 9 for Q2 2019. Please submit your screen shot, account family name and swimmer name(s) to here.

To simplify your reporting, we recommend that you obtain the King Soopers ap and use your phone to generate a screen shot of your Community Rewards credit.

1. After King Soopers reports the credit for the prior quarter, access your King Soopers account online or via the ap.

2. Obtain a screen shot of your credit from the website or ap. Go to My Account > Community Rewards.

3. Send an email
a. copy of the screen shot reflecting last quarter’s credits,
b. your account family name and
c. the name of your swimmers.

If you have any questions please call or text Shannon Wehr.

HRA Shutterfly Account

HRA has a Shutterfly share site where team members can post photos. All you have to do is log in to Shutterfly.com, find the share site & request access. Since the site is privately managed, it might take a few days to receive your email access confirmation.

Invites were sent to all of the new families last week. Please email Stephanie Clouatre if you didn't receive an invitation (there were a couple of emails that bounced back).

OnDeck for Parents

With the TeamUnify system, you now have access to a mobile application from which you can view meet entries, time standards, etc. Please see the primer attached below for more information.

Payment Info

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HRA Payment Submittal Form
“Please attach if submitting one check
for multiple items.”

HRA Registration Reminder

Above are the 2015-16 Information Packet as well as the Volunteer Sign Up Form. Please refer to the TeamUnify email(s) to follow the registration process.

Please take the time to read the information packet and let any of us know if you have questions. Once you have made your selections on the volunteer form, please email it to Jeanne LaRiviere.

Registration and the volunteer sheets must be completed by Tuesday, September 1.
HRA | Apr 16, 2018

Nutrition and Recovery

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With the new season starting, it's time to make nutrition a priority. If you want to be a champion, you have to eat like a champion; 24/7, 365 days a year.

Good nutrition:

1. Fuels normal daily activities and exercise.

2. Restores the body's energy levels

3. Boosts the immune system.

4. Strengthens and repairs muscles, bones, etc.

Parents, do you need help with what to feed your athlete? Click HERE for a great resource!

Guidelines for "before" practice:

Drink at least 20 ounces of water or sports drink like Gatorade.

Eat a "carb" snack before practice. Yes BEFORE! All of you athlete's that have morning practice with Eric need to eat something. Teach yourself to eat something. Before afternoon practice eat a "carb" snack. You will notice a difference in your energy levels and so will your coaches!

Bring and drink a full water bottle or sports drink during practice.

Guidelines for "after" practice:

Immediately after practice eat a carb/protein snack OR drink chocolate milk/sports drink.

Eat a meal within 1-2 hours of practice ending.

Roll out with a foam roller.

Sleep 8-10 hours per night. Yep, sleep is the magic pill for recovery.

Want a new and delicious protein snack for after practice? Try this recipe from the USOC.
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