Community Sponsors and Partners

Christmas Team Day and Breakfast

Dec 21, 2019 (08:30 AM) - Dec 21, 2019 (11:30 AM)
December, 16 2019


We hope all swim team members and their families can join us for the scheduled Team Day and Candy Cane Relays on Saturday, December 21st at the Petal Family Y.  We want to spend a day in fellowship with our swim team family, before our annual two week break for the year round groups for the holidays (details below).

We will start with a team pancake breakfast from 8:30-9:00am.  THANK YOU to McDonald’s who will be providing our swim family a pancake breakfast, including apple juice and milk!  For those who have dietary restrictions, please let us know if there are any special food requests, by emailing [email protected]

After breakfast, the swimmers will group up with their big/little brother/sister and get to know each other while creating joy for others.    Instead of doing our originally planned gift exchange, we encourage you to help us with one of our team motto’s, COMMUNITY.  The swimmers and their big/little brother/sister will be paired up and make cards together for a group of nursing home residents at the Bedford Care Center of Petal, a 60 resident nursing facility.  For more information on their care center, click on the following link:  We encourage parents to get to know some of the other parents during this time.  Parents are also welcome to join in on the card making crafts! 

After the card completion, the big/little brother/sister pairs will head out to the pool for a TEAM warm up.  We will do warm up as one big group, with the big/little brother/sister pairs together, while the older swimmers will help the younger ones within each lane.  We will then organize them into groups for the Candy Cane Relays.  We hope to finish around 11:30am.  

We want to help make the 60 residents of Bedford Care Center of Petal  have an extra special Christmas this year.  In lieu of buying gifts for our paired swimmers, we are asking families to instead use their money to help us serve these seniors.  We are asking each family to help by bringing any of the items listed below, to be delivered by our team after the our Team Day event. 

After completing the swim portion of our day, we have an extra serving opportunity for those who want to join us in delivering the cards and gifts in person to residents of the Bedford Care Center, located at 908 South George St in Petal.  We also plan on doing a few small performances for these residents after our Team Day.  We would like those who wish to stay from 11:30am-12:30pm after the meet, to practice singing Christmas carols.  We will practice these songs together as a group at the Petal Y, before heading over to Bedford Care Center for our Christmas presentations at 1:00pm.  If anyone has a special presentation they would like to do for these residents (they do have a piano we may use), please talk to one of the Coaches or email [email protected].    

We hope everyone will join in to help brighten their day by providing them with many simple items that we may take for granted for their Christmas Joy!  For those who cannot attend our team day, if you would like to still help, bring your items from the following to practice over the next two weeks.         

Requested Gifts for the Residents of Bedford Care Center:

  • 2020 Wall Calendars
  • Large Print Word Searches
  • Large Print Crossword Puzzles
  • 100 Piece, Large Size Puzzles
  • Adult Coloring Books
  • Coloring Pencils
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Body Wash
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Warm, Cozy Socks
  • Gloves
  • Scarves

Sign Up for the Christmas Team Day By December 16th
Please RSVP (email [email protected] or reply to this email) for this event with the number of people in your family, so we can have enough pancake breakfasts for all!  Please list which swimmers will be in attendance for us to prepare the big/little brother/sister match ups.  Also let us know if you and your swimmer will be joining us for the song presentations and card/gift drop off at the Bedford Care Center, after the Candy Cane Relays are over. 

Christmas Holiday Break Schedule

  • There will be NO PRACTICES for our year round groups: Novice Group, Age Group, or the High School Group from December 23rd through January 3rd
  • The Developmental Group in Hattiesburg will only swim on Monday for the Christmas week, Monday and Tuesday of New Years week: (12/23, 12/30 and 12/31).  All members of this group may attend both Monday and Tuesday of the second week.   
  • The regular practice schedule for all groups will resume on January 6th   
  • Junior Group and Senior Group Schedule from December 23rd through January 5th:
    Monday - 2:00-4:30pm in Hattiesburg
    Tuesday - 8:30-11:00am in Hattiesburg
    Wednesday - OFF for Christmas and New Years Day
    Thursday - 2:00-4:30pm in Hattiesburg
    Friday - 9:00-11:30am in Hattiesburg
    Saturday - 9:00-11:30am in Petal
    Sunday - OFF 
    *Both weeks of the holiday practice schedule will practice on the days/times/locations above