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It’s Halloween this month and you can get your spooky on at Samena! Here is a list of a few of the spooky and not-so-spooky events going on at Samena during October.


Here’s a quick and easy way to cook a light, flaky fish. Serve with steamed asparagus and a whole grain side dish of your choice.


  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen fish, thawed if frozen
  • one 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced green pimento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • juice from one lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 Roma tomato, finely diced


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Coat a long casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. In casserole combine undrained tomatoes, garlic, olives, cumin, and lime juice.
  4. Lay fish fillets over tomato mixture. Drizzle with olive oil and season with a little salt and black pepper. The olives are salty so easy on the salt.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  6. Spoon some of the sauce mixture over the top of the fish and sprinkle with diced fresh tomatoes.
  7. Continue to bake for another 7-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.

Calories, 402; Protein, 69 g; Tot Fat, 12 g ; Carb 7 g

Adapted from Linda’s Eating Well, Living Thin.

Congratulations to Samena Swim Team for placing first in Division II–B Champs! The swim team also tied for first place in both A and B meets during the regular season. Wow!

Congratulations also to our Samena Water Polo 14U team for winning the Midlakes Championship. Check out the ginormous trophy at the front desk the next time you visit the club.

Well done, Samena teams!

Why is Samena Blogging?

We’re blogging to keep members up to date with fresh news about the club, updates that a static website just can’t handle. Our blog is linked to Facebook, so all you have to do is friend us on Facebook and our blog posts will automatically become part of your News Feed, allowing you to hear about the latest and greatest Samena news first! We’ll let you know about exciting new programs in fitness, aquatics, after-school, and family fun–as they come up.

Our new blog will bring you content that you can’t get anywhere else. We’ll inform you about our monthly activities, you’ll receive our brag notes about our swim and water polo teams, we’ll post recipes of quick and healthful meals your whole family will enjoy, and sometimes we’ll introduce our new staff or publish a getting-to-know-you-better expose on staff you’ve known for years.

Whether it’s finding activities for your kids, trying to live a healthier lifestyle, or just finding your Samena community online (when you can’t be on the pool deck!), you’ll find a reason to tune into the Samena Swim and Recreation Club blog. Friend us on Facebook or sign up for our RSS feed now!