About

Revised April 2019

Swim Team

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 again in the MCSL's Division D along with teams at River Falls, Quince Orchard, Mohican, Darnestown,  and Potomac Woods.  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!

 

Pre-Team

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.  In 2019, we will have six coaches working with our youngest swimmers to help them get across the pool in at least one of the four competition strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly). This summer's pre-team staff will be announced shortly.

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 the 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!