The Glenwood Swim Team was
established in 1958 as one of the six teams that founded the
Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL). The first ever league
meet was held at Glenwood. Since then, the league has grown,
and so has our team. We have one of the largest teams and
strongest traditions in the MCSL. Above all else, we
consistently lead the MSCL in team spirit and in having fun.
Our goal is to provide a positive summer experience for our team
members and their families. The team is meant to improve
aquatic skills, promote good sportsmanship and a sense of
community, and, of course, have fun. Unique to swimming is
the opportunity for children of a wide range of ages to compete on
the same team. Because of this, the older swimmers act as
role models for the younger ones, who in turn grow up to do the
same for successive generations of Tigers. Many of our
coaches and Glenwood lifeguards through the years have been current
team members or Glenwood Tiger alumni. And our parents are
simply the best volunteers in the league!
This year we will compete in the MCSL's Division C along
with teams at Franklin Knolls, Clarksburg Village, Damascus,
Woodley Gardens, and Old Georgetown. Glenwood is seeded fourth
in the division; we will have two home A meets and the number of
B meets is still being determined. We're looking forward
to another great summer at Glenwood!
The Glenwood Tigers Pre-Team is
designed to prepare young swimmers to join the swim team. It is
taught as a group lesson, usually (but not exclusively) for
children in the 5-9 age range. With the changes in
restrictions, we are currently working on the logistics of Pre-Team
and will provide updated information soon.
Practices for pre-team are not
required, but the more your child participates, the more s/he will
improve and enjoy the experience of summer swimming. You will find
practice schedule here. We STRONGLY encourage swimmers to use
the morning practices once school is out for the summer.
In addition to improving water
skills, another goal of the pre-team is to introduce young swimmers
to some of the other aspects of the swim team: teamwork,
sportsmanship, spirit, and most importantly, fun. The coaches
view the pre-teamers as an important part of the Glenwood Tigers
Swim Team… they are the future! We encourage our
pre-teamers to swim in meets when they're ready -- the intrasquad
meets are a great mid-season debut for some, and others wait until
the last B meet of the season for their exhibition swims.
If and when a swimmer is ready to
move up to the swim team, the Pre-Team Coaches will consult with
the swimmer's parents and coordinate with the swim team Head Coach
about the necessary arrangements. Parents who have only
registered pre-teamers are exempt from volunteering for meets and
other jobs, but extra help is always welcome!