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Nov 15, 2018 - team news thursday 11/15
Good morning! Just a few updates! Kids did great last weekend! We ended up 2nd place out of 6 YMCA teams. There was a lot of team support happening on deck! We asked a lot from our older groups. I ...
Oct 11, 2018 - CELL PHONES
If your swimmer has a cell phone, please either: Have them LOCK their CELL PHONE IN A LOCKER BRING their SWIM BAG ONTO the POOL DECK WITH PHONE TUCKED AWAY & OUT OF SIGHT LEAVE THE PHONE AT HOME ( ...
Oct 4, 2018 - Thursday info, Red swims with white I tonite, meet info
Don't forget!- Due to highschool swim meet at Central YMCA , RED will swim with White I tonite at 4:30 pm-5:30 pm For the meet, if you are involved in pool/lobby/general meet set up please arrive at ...
Oct 3, 2018 - Pumpkin Meet confirmed for SATURDAY October 20th
THE EAST JORDAN PUMPKIN MEET IS CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH. I will email event sign up as soon as we receive the packet and have it loaded. Thanks for your patience. THIS MEET IS FOR ALL R...
Oct 2, 2018 - volunteer sign up open
J ob signup is open for the meet! It's right beside where you signed your swimmer up for the meet. We need help in all areas and could use some more food as we have 70 kids signed up to swim. WOW!!!...
Oct 1, 2018 - YIKES WHITE II M&W , WHITE I TU/THURS!!
YIKES!! WHITE II -MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY! WHITE I -TUESDAY AND THURSDAY! ALWAYS!!!! NEVER CHANGES UNTIL MAY!! SORRY!!! I PROMISE TO GET IT RIGHT ONE DAY! KATHY
Sep 19, 2018 - meet date change and APPAREL
Home meet and Pumpkin Meet: HOME MEET- WE WILL OPEN ENTRIES FOR HOME MEET IN A FEW DAYS-DETAILS LATER PUMPKIN MEET IN EAST JORDAN IS NOW THE 20TH NOT THE 27TH OF OCTOBER The meet host let me know t...
Sep 19, 2018 - Becoming An Official
Attention Parents who wish to become a Swim Official ! There are a few opportunities soon to take the initial YMCA and USA Stroke and Turn Class. To become a YMCA or a USA Swim Official taking the cla...
Sep 17, 2018 - SUIT FITTING-LASTS 10-15 PER SWIMMER MAX
TO CLARIFY- THE SPAN OF TIME TO COME TO THE FITTING IS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 4:00PM-7:00PM at the WEST YMCA lobby (just past the fireplace & by the Breakers Banner.) IT WILL TAKE APPROXMATELY 15 MIN...
Sep 17, 2018 - swim team this week/suit fitting/ thurs change
SWIM THIS WEEK SUIT FITTING TUESDAY 18TH FROM 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm(MORE IN SEPARATE EMAIL) THURSDAY CHANGE -DUE TO HS SWIM MEET, WE HAVE LIMITED TIME/LANES 3:45-4:30- BLUE 1,2 & SENIOR, SWIM & ...
Sep 13, 2018 - Parent Meeting and Practice reminder for tonite
TONITE Thursday 13 th practice will be a regular practice this week, as we will not do the all group practice AGAIN as it was too hectic and lanes were too crowded. PARENT MEETING #2 WILL BE AT 6...
Sep 12, 2018 - Dine with our Olympian Elizabeth-sign up by 9/13
LAST CHANCE! to sign up TO DINE WITH OLYMPIAN ELIZABETH BEISEL! Spend some one on one time with her Ask that special swim question (that we won't have time to do Sunday)and get a personalized framed...
Sep 10, 2018 - BOO BASH OPEN -sign up by Thursday 13th
I just sent Boo Bash, (October 12-14 in Zeeland MI) entry information to all registered Breakers 2018-19. If you haven't taken care of your team unify online registration, you will not be able to si...
Sep 10, 2018 - SWIM TEAM THIS WEEK- NO ALL GROUP ON THURSDAY 13TH
Thursday 13 th practice will be a regular practice this week, as we will not do the all group practice as it was too hectic and lanes were too crowded. PARENT MEETING #2 WILL BE AT 6:00-7:00 PM-(Y...
Sep 4, 2018 - correction to WED 5th -White II swims NOT White I
CORRECTION!! WHITE II SWIMS WEDNESDAY 5TH , NOT WHITE I WHITE I - YOUR FIRST PRACTICE IS WITH LARGE GROUP ON THURSDAY 6:00 PM NO THURSDAY DRYLAND FOR BLUE I / BLUE II /SENIOR ON THE 6TH SORRY FOR...
Sep 3, 2018 - practice sched week of 9/03/2018
ALL PRACTICES WILL BE HELD AT WEST YMCA UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO DELAY IN EASLING POOL RENOVATION Practice schedule for week of September 3 rd Tuesday September 4 th : NO practice, Happy first da...
Aug 26, 2018 - Easling Pool projected open Delayed
Good morning, I am certainly not a fan of sending communication on Sundays but this is valid reason.Registration is going great & I appreciate families taking care of their team unify sign ups. So ...
Aug 22, 2018 - TEAM UNIFY esp for last year Breakers
Good morning! Registration is going well! Please make sure ALL PAPERWORK IS COMPLETED AT WEST BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ON THE TC BREAKERS WEBSITE-thx RED is full with the exception of 2 sched tryout...
Aug 21, 2018 - kids open water practice cancelled today, Tuesday 21st
NO KIDS OPEN WATER TODAY, TUESDAY AUG 21, DUE TO THREATENING STORMS AND LIGHTNING. WE WILL TRY FOR THURSDAY 23RD AT NOON-1:00 MEET AT THE VOLLEYBALLL COURT CLOSEST TO THE OPEN SPACE, WEST BAY BEACH...
Aug 18, 2018 - Swimmer Registration for 2018-19 & clinic please read!!
Returning Swimmers & Families Registration is going well. We have some new faces (almost 15) joining the team this year which is exciting! Practice schedule and TENTATIVE meet schedule is posted( n...
Aug 11, 2018 - Kids swim for GT BAY
There?s still time to come swim the kids 1/2 mile openwater for GTBAY Registration is open beach side ( west end beach which is west of the volleyball courts ) from 3:30-5:30 tonite. Registration is...
Aug 7, 2018 - 2018 Kids Swim for GT Bay Reg to close soon
REMINDER that REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE tomrrow (8/8/18) for this FRIDAY's Swim. AUG 10 th ? Kids Mile Junior Groups and higher can sign up and will be approved even though it says 12 and up. www.s...
Jul 27, 2018 - FALL REG and other notable dates
Last day of practice for all groups! July 31 st We are doing an all team fun day! (all groups, including JR who don?t swim on tues, too!) for those who participated in summer swimteam. 9:00 am wate...
Jul 5, 2018 - DUCK RACE -TODAY!
YELLOW DUCK RACE TODAY! WE SOLD 147 DUCKS WHICH GIVES BACK about $580 for the team! not bad for our first year! Thank you to all of the families who bought ducks!! JUNIOR Group sold the most! So, the...
Jul 3, 2018 - No practice July 4th ! 3 more hours for duck race purchase at the YMCA !
No practice July 4th! Have a safe and happy one! DUCK RACE FINAL HOURS! You can call the WEST YMCA AT 231-933-9622 & even charge ducks to your acct! UP UNTIL 2:59 PM TODAY and participate in t...
Jun 25, 2018 - Power back on at West
POWER IS back on AT WEST Sr and jr elite Swimmers can stay at the pool until regular time Junior practice is on KATHY
Jun 21, 2018 - Ducks and Donuts!!
DUCKS FOR SALE!! The yellow duckies cost $5 and $4 will go right back to the Breakers and will help pay for the Mutual of Omaha Breakout tour with Elizabeth Beisel on September 16th. It's the easiest ...
Jun 19, 2018 - team news tuesday june 19th
Team news! Tuesday June 19 th Our meet at JAWS -JENISON, went great! Lots of fast swims! And great team camaraderie! This meet was for all ages and it was fun to see long course (50m) swimming in ac...
Jun 13, 2018 - cool class for youth at the ymca!!
From Stephanie Carpenter our fitness director- I'm reaching out to let you know that we are offering a brand new Youth Sports & Agility Camp this summer starting June 20th. This camp is two days a we...
Jun 12, 2018 - Summer schedule starts tomorrow JUNE 13
Beginning June 13 thru July 31st see spreadsheet below for times/days(if it doesn't show on this email please refer to THE TEAM button and look for LC schedule on tcbreakers. com website) Dryland: J...
May 22, 2018 - No Practice Memorial Day-28th
Good morning, Just a reminder, there is no practice Monday May 28th for the Memorial Day Holiday. All groups resume Tuesday. Last day for May is Thursday 31st. Development Group "Pancakes for Dinne...
May 21, 2018 - SIGN UP FOR SUMMER
Good Evening, Below is our current registrations for Summer swimming. If your swimmer will be with us June and July please get them registered asap, so I can make adjustments to lane usage or coachin...
May 17, 2018 - equipment and Making Waves TEAm store order FREE SHIP UNTIL MONDAY!
EQUIPMENT ORDERS-for active team members only: You can order anything off of our Making Waves Swim Shop TEAM Store thru our home page on the tcbreakers.com website (use the password gobreakers ...
May 8, 2018 - team news May 8th
SUMMER-register NOW!! We will maintain regular hours/days schedules/pools June 1-12 th WED June 13 switch to a.m.s (sched below) and on site no group changes unless you have been personally contacte...
May 3, 2018 - MEET change for May 19th -new option
Meet update-New meet on May 19th added Last night I sent out a replacement meet, the LAC meet in Battle Creek, as our entries to the PCC meet at EMU weren?t accepted. The meet filled up within 15 m...
May 1, 2018 - Practice and Parent Mtg
PRACTICE WEDNESDAY MAY 2ND FOR JR, JR ELITE, SR AND SR ELITE AT WEST POOL AT 5:30, THEN TEAM BUILDING IN YOUTH FAMILY CENTER UNTIL 7:15 FOR ALL JR., JR. ELITE, SR. AND SR. ELITE- PLEASE BRING D...
Apr 26, 2018 - CENTRAL POOL DOWN-PLEASE READ!
CENTRAL POOL IS CLOSED TONITE! THURSDAY APRIL 26TH NO PRACTICE AT CENTRAL! ALL MINIS CAN COME SWIM AT WEST POOL AT 4:30-5:30 ,WITH THE DEVELOPMENT GROUP. SORRY ABOUT THAT! KATHY
Apr 26, 2018 - TEAM NEWS APRIL 26th
Team news Thursday April 26, 2018 Finally! Happy Spring! We still have many faces in the pool! And? kids are working hard in the water and out preparing for long course swimming. So what is long co...
Apr 23, 2018 - Central POOL CLOSED TONITE MONDAY 23RD
CENTRAL POOL CLOSED TONITE! ALL JR. AND JR. ELITE CAN COME SWIM WITH THE SENIOR GROUP AT WEST FROM 5:30-7:00 PM. IT WILL REOPEN TOMORROW A.M. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, KATHY
Apr 16, 2018 - PRACTICE is on TONITE
Practice is ON tonite Please use your best judgment in traveling to either pool. If you have doubts, please stay home . thanks Kathy
Apr 12, 2018 - CORRECTION FOR MINIS/DEVP
MINIS CAN SWIM IN JUNE AND JULY ALL WORKOUTS ARE AT WEST THEY CAN SWIM WITH DEVP-IN PMS , 4:30-5:30 MON,TUES,WED,THURS, UP UNTIL J UNE 12 JUNE 13 WE SWITCH TO A.M.S AT 10:00-11:00AM TUE/THURS ONLY....
Apr 12, 2018 - Breakers News April 12
Breakers News April 12, 2018 SPRING/SUMMER/LONG COURSE TRAINING: We are full swing into spring swimming, long course focus, with over 95 swimmers still swimming which is fantastic!! Our first meet i...
Apr 4, 2018 - Practice Tonite April ?snowy? 4th!
Practice is still on for tonite but please use you best judgment when making that decision to bring your swimmer(s) to the pool or not, especially if you live in outside of the city. If we do have a...
Apr 2, 2018 - Practice begins Tuesday April 3rd -Banquet sign up too!
PRACTICE BEGINS FOR ALL GROUPS-TOMORROW- TUESDAY APRIL 3RD - (SUPPOSEDLY SNOW IS ON THE WAY! PLEASE BE CAREFUL TOMORROW-IF PRACTICE IS NOT ON -I WILL EMAIL BEFORE 2 PM.) 2017-18 SEASON END BANQUET-P...
Mar 19, 2018 - practice sched week of March 19th-spring break etc..
Practice Schedule Week of March 19TH WE WILL RESUME REGULAR PRACTICE SCHEDULE TUESDAY APRIL 3RD, thru the end of May. Monday 19th: Regular times for all groups! EXCEPT for Development!! DEVELOPMENT ...
Mar 4, 2018 - Central Pool reopens Monday 5th
Good morning! And Good news!! Central YMCA aka Easling Pool/Civic Center Pool will reopen Monday March 5th for regular programming. We will go back to our orig schedules. Jr/Jr elite and Minis wil...
Feb 24, 2018 - Central Ymca still down week of Feb 26th
Practice schedule will remain as it has for the past few weeks until futher notice. All groups will swim at West for the week of Feb 26th I will post the home Meet which is on March 9th this week ...
Feb 24, 2018 - Central Ymca still
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Feb 18, 2018 - Central YMCA pool still down week of 2/19/2018
Feb 11, 2018 - CENTRAL POOL DOWN-PLEASE READ!
Good Afternoon- Central pool is closed for a mechanical issue. I have adjusted the schedule for the entire week. WE will all Swim at West, times and dates noted below. We will keep this schedule for ...
Feb 8, 2018 - Central YMCA closed 2/08/2018
Sorry!! Mini Breaker practice is cancelled due to a pump issue. No practice, tonite, Thursday 8th. thanks, Kathy
Jan 31, 2018 - COOL CHAMPIONSHIP APPAREL
COOL CHAMPIONSHIP APPAREL FOR ALL SWIMMERS! Please COPY THE LINK BELOW to view this file or go to events page on home page to view this order form and all directions for ordering. NOTE all orders m...
Jan 31, 2018 - GREEN DISTRICT MEET -UP NEXT
Good morning, Wow! We had a busy Sunday with 30 swimmers at the Harbor Springs meet! It was fun and the kids did really well! That meet is such a great bonding time for our swimmers, coaches , and ...
Jan 26, 2018 - Swim for Fundz FUN and Breakers knit beanies
Swim for Fundz F.U.N.!! tonite! 4:30-5:45 KIDS Play on Aquaglide and in the pool! 6:00 pm ish -Dinner in the Multipurpose Room- just past b-ball courts. FAMILIES-please bring all food, drinks etc....
Jan 24, 2018 - A FEW UPDATES
Happenings this week! Friday-Swim For Fundz Celebration Party 4:30-6:00 Water time, Aqua Glide, mermaid tails and just good ol' fashion play. We will ask the kids to get out of the water right arou...
Jan 18, 2018 - next few months of meet
The Rest of Short Course Season- No changes to practice schedule- we do end our season March 22 nd and return Tuesday April 3 rd . Meets: Hammerhead in Harbor Springs open to all swimmers, 8& up, ...
Jan 15, 2018 - Regular Practice tonite.
We are on for regular schedule practice for today January 15th for all Development,Jr., Jr. Elite, Sr.& Sr.Elite groups. Don't forget meet signup deadline for both the Hammerhead meet in Harbor Sprin...
Jan 11, 2018 - Changes to Breakers enrollment or YMCA holds
Good morning, If you are planning on making any changes to your child's enrollment with the Breakers monthly swimming or if you want to make changes with your YMCA membership... You must give a 30 d...
Jan 10, 2018 - Hammerhead Meet entry deadline change- now the 19th
PLEASE NOTE: The entry deadline for the Harbor Springs Hammerhead meet is now Friday 1/19/2018 NOT Monday 1/23/2018 .I just received an email this a.m. with a new entry deadline. For the meet...
Jan 9, 2018 - Tuesday update 1/9/2018
Just a few updates for this week! New meet posted-entries due by 1/23/2018. Hammerhead swim meet This meet is in Harbor Springs and is a fun meet especially for newer swimmers and those families wh...
Jan 3, 2018 - Tuesday update 1/3/2018
Please use extreme caution if you are driving in for swim team tonite! Take your time and please leave a little early. Swim a thon fundz$ are due this Friday, 5th if your swimmer will be eligible...
Jan 2, 2018 - Back to regular practice Sched
Good Morning!! Happy New Year! WE are back to regular practice schedule beginning tonite, January 2nd. Minis-5:30-6:30 pm at Central Development 4:30-5:30 pm at West Jrs 5:15-7:00 pm at West (swim 5...
Dec 19, 2017 - All set for volunteers 2nite! & Cherryland Humane Society
THANK YOU!!! We are all set for volunteers 2 nite! All instructions for counting will be on clipboard by chairs setup by lanes. Please have your swimmer come on deck and we will place them in lane...
Dec 18, 2017 - Swim meet last weekend
WoW!!! Great job swimmers and all the volunteers who made the meet a success To run a swim meet with 155 kids, and 5 teams, ages 5 to 18, and 4-5 events each, in under 4 hours is awesome. Usually a...
Dec 18, 2017 - EMAIL #2 12/18/2017-SWIM FOR FUNZ WE NEED LAP COUNTERS!!
Email #2 Please remember the Swim for Funz is tomorrow evening, TUESDAY DECEMBER 19TH AT WEST NO regular practice on the 19th, for minis and no dryland either, for all groups. Groups times to swim:...
Dec 14, 2017 - Winter Travel to practice
Please make sure that you use your best judgment in traveling to practice. It's never worth risking anyone's safety to make it to swim practice. If you are coming to practice on our blustery nigh...
Dec 11, 2017 - Monday update
Meet signup for the home meet on the 16th is due by Wed 13th at midnight. When you are signing up please also fill in a volunteer spot for the meet as well.WE still need timers. I will have more me...
Dec 8, 2017 - Tropical Challenge meet-please read this before signing up your swimmer!
Meet entries for the Tropical Challenge, January 12-14 are due Saturday December 16 th . This is a very quick turnaround! This meet is held in Zeeland and will also have our 2016 Para Olympic Team ...
Dec 7, 2017 - swim for funz packets and holiday sched.
Thursday additions to updates Swim for Funz packets will be available for pick up for all groups beginning tonight. Please read the packet details and check the time slots when your swimmer will b...
Dec 5, 2017 - Tuesday update 12/5/2017
Good afternoon, We don't have any changes to the schedule this week. No meets this weekend either! Congrats to all the swimmers who went to Gaylord or to EGRA! We had lots of fast swims, lots of fun...
Nov 29, 2017 - Holiday Pentathlon Home Meet Dec 16th
GTBY Breakers home Pentathlon swim meet -Dec 16th warmup 12:00 p.m. , start at 1:00 p.m Swimmers can swim all 4 of the strokes, and the 100 Individual Medley for 8&u and 9-10, 11-12 or the 200 Indiv...
Nov 22, 2017 - For Gaylord Meet Folks
GAYLORD MEET FOLKS all 10 and unders swim in the A.M/. morning session all 11 and older swim in the P.M./ afternoon session Sorry folks!! Kathy
Nov 21, 2017 - No practice Thursdsday 23rd
Good morning, As stated in the email yesterday there are no changes to any practices, times or locations this week , with the exception that practice is cancelled Thanksgiving Day. Please check y...
Nov 21, 2017 - sorry forgot to hit send to all
Monday update- 20 th Sorry i forgot to send to all active accounts !!! Practice this week: Practice as usual Monday-Wednesday both pools No practice Thursday 23 rd for all groups-Enjoy and be thank...
Nov 20, 2017 - Monday update
Monday update- 20 th Practice this week: Practice as usual Monday-Wednesday both pools No practice Thursday 23 rd for all groups-Enjoy and be thankful!! Jr. Elite, Sr. and Sr. elite normal practice...
Nov 16, 2017 - Swim-4-FunDz Pledge Sheet Only
Hi Swim Families, Please use this 2017 Pledge Form to gather family & friends support for your swimmer(s) over the Thanksgiving holiday. The full Swim-4-Fundz event activities will be posted soon (p...
Nov 13, 2017 - monday update, team photos!
Team pictures tomorrow night, Tuesday November 14th at West YMCA! on the pool deck- 5:00 p.m. sharp please. Team photos first, swim team small group photos, then individuals. Please have your swimme...
Nov 9, 2017 - team picture date correction/info and weather policy
Thursday 9 th catchup & reminders Good morning, First a correction!! please note!! TEAM PICTURES- ARE ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 TH , @ 5 PM, at WEST POOL-( not wed!! SORRY!) Timeline for that evening:...
Nov 6, 2017 - monday update 11/6/2017-praactice time changes minis, jr & jr elite
Monday update 11/06/2017 Good morning-Updates for this week. Practice time changes START this week of 11/6- ONLY those who swim AT CENTRAL YMCA LOCATION: Minis: 5:30-6:30, now changed on google cal...
Oct 30, 2017 - Monday update 10/30/2017
Monday update 10/30/2017 Congrats! !! to the group of swimmers who went to the East Jordan Pumpkin meet this past weekend. Not only was it F.U.N.! but they came home with a First place team trophy...
Oct 24, 2017 - Tuesday10-24 updates
Quick updates: more thursday!! BOO BASH swim meet-We had 32 swimmers participate this past weekend -what a team effort! Fun had by all! Lots of best times, and lots of team fun!! No changes to pr...
Oct 17, 2017 - Barrage of Emails!
Sorry for the barrage of emails, but we finally got info for two upcoming meets. The Pumpkin Meet in East Jordan. Oct 28-due 10/24 You can sign your swimmer up for 3 events and 1 relay for one cost...
Oct 16, 2017 - Monday Update 10/16/2017
Happy Monday, Practice this week: No changes to the regular schedule. Upcoming meet Boo Bash Folks- Please make sure you review your child's entries. We will be sending out an emaill to those swimm...
Oct 12, 2017 - Locker rooms are not playgrounds
Locker rooms are not playgrounds- We are doing great in the pool- but now let?s do the same out of the pool: I have received several messages relating to swimmer behavior from YMCA staff from b...
Oct 9, 2017 - Monday update 10/9/2017
Monday Updates 10/9/2017 Good afternoon- First- no practice changes this week. Second- SUCCESS ON ALL LEVELS! 65 Kids from our team swam great! 14 from minis, 19 from development, 24 from Jr groups ...
Oct 6, 2017 - Swim meet tonite
All jr and sr groups please arrive on time at 430 for a 4:40 warm up time. We will swim until 5:10 All minis and developmental please arrive at 5:00 for a 515 warmup time. I will ask jr elites and sr...
Oct 4, 2017 - water bottles a must
PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL JR , JR ELITE, SR, SR ELITE SWIMMERS BRING WATER BOTTLES TO PRACTICE! ESPECIALLY JUNIOR AND JR. ELITE ....ON THE MON. AND WED NIGHTS WHEN THEY SWIM AT THE CIVIC CENTER. POOL ...
Oct 3, 2017 - Team Email #6
Team email #6 Intersquad sign up is going well. Currently we have about 50 swimmers participating which is really awesome!! Sign up closes at midnight Wednesday the 4 th . Job Signup Please make su...
Oct 2, 2017 - Monday update 10/02/2017
Monday updates-10/2/2017 No practice changes for this week, with the exclusion of Friday 6 th , which is the day of the RED/SILVER Intrasquad meet. There will be not be a regularly scheduled Jr El...
Sep 27, 2017 - suit fitting tonite
Hi, Just a quick note about the suit fitting and timeline. I am hoping, and so is Sean Ryan, the owner of Making waves...that he will be rolling into town closer to 4:30 (barring any construction ug...
Sep 26, 2017 - Team email #5
Team email #5 Good afternoon, Most importantly, the signup for the Red/Silver intrasquad meet is open now for registration. Entry choices are limited as we have a specific time we can take control o...
Sep 25, 2017 - Monday Update
Monday 25th updates Suit Fitting/swim gear sale for all groups Wednesday September 27 from 5-7 pm, WEST YMCA lobby, in the Breakers Corner We try to accommodate as many folks as we can when we choos...
Sep 19, 2017 - Team email #4
Email #5 Good afternoon. Well it seems like we have been back to swimming a long time ago. What a busy week, getting everyone settled!! Thanks to the Rae, Komisarsz, and Warren families for organi...
Sep 18, 2017 - monday update
Good afternoon! No changes to the week for practice sched. One reminder: Junior dryland is on deck following swim practice KIds are in the water 5:15-6:15 and dryland 5:20-5:45 ish. Tues with coach W...
Sep 13, 2017 - Team email #3
Email #3 Wednesday 9-13-2017 Wow! It has been a great week! We have 107 swimmers registered on the team. I still have several families who have not registered with team unify and that needs to be do...
Sep 11, 2017 - team email #2
new #2 NOTE ALL GROUPs will PRACTICE AT WEST on Thursday THIS WEEK DUE TO PARENT MTG-PRACTICE AND MEETING BOTH START AT 6:00 SHARP! :) I will send an email tomorrow explaining the slight change in ...
Sep 4, 2017 - Group Coaches for 2017-18
Group Coaches for the Sept-May 2017-18 Season (We will have bios and more information, including contact info, on all coaches at the parent meeting and soon, on bulletin boards at both pools.) Mini...
Sep 3, 2017 - TEAM EMAIL #1 9/3/2017 please read!!
Team email #1-Date 9/3/2017-Just a few updates for you! Again, very business oriented! We will have fun I promise!!!! Registration: We have 65 registered so far. THANK YOU!! Our Jr. group is almo...
Aug 23, 2017 - Reg, practice and Meet schedule
Good morning, Registration for returning swimmers is going well. Thanks for your patience with the YMCA staff as alot of them, including myself, are venturing into our first ever Registration period....
Aug 17, 2017 - Fun Community Activities this SAT and next TUES
My swimmers miss their pool mates! If yours does too, here are 2 ways they can get together outside the pool before practice starts . THIS Saturday! Come to the Easling Pool Community Day this Sat...
Aug 16, 2017 - 8 Great things to read about upcoming registration
8 great pieces of Information I need you to read!!!! 1. Registration for returning families will open August 22 nd . You must physically go to the West YMCA on Silver lake Rd. to register. Yo...
Aug 7, 2017 - YMCA Fall program guide link
http://www.gtbayymca.org/school-year-program-guide Above is the link to the fall program guide. I have already received emails regarding groups, fees, and placements. Most placements will not change ...
Aug 7, 2017 - Easling Pool Community Day
Below is a letter from Bridget Thuente, who is spearheading the Easling Pool Community Campaign. ?For all current and former Breakers families; Easling Pool has and will continue to serve all le...
Aug 7, 2017 - GTBY Breakers Fall 2017-18 registration
The GTBY Breakers schedule for 2017-18 is now available for viewing on the YMCA fall program guide on the gtbayymca.org website. All group names remain as is with the exception Swim School is now call...
Jul 3, 2017 - July 4th
July 4 th no practice! -Enjoy your day off!! On July 4 th , I will, along with other YMCA staff, be parking cars at the Traverse City State Bank on Front Street,( just north of the BATA station an...
Jul 3, 2017 - Optimist Duck Race
Ooooops! the Optimist Duck Race is on the 6th , Thursday at 4 pm. Have swimmers at Cass and The Chamber building close to 3:45. The Carter's kids race and Jr Royal Kids Parade follows at 6 pm. Its t...
Jun 18, 2017 - Dryland Jr Elite, Senior, Senior Elite only
Dryland for all Jr. Elite, Senior and Senior Elite groups which is Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-8:15 will now meet dryland Coach Jami, upstairs in Studio B - the middle studio- in the fitness area ...
Jun 17, 2017 - MLA West Michigan classic -entries due today 4pm
Entries for the MLA West Michigan Classic July 14-16 ,in Holland,are due today by 4 PM. No entries will be taken past 4 PM today Saturday, June 17. Thanks !
Jun 7, 2017 - Summer swimmers only need to read
Good morning!! Just a few updates for summer Breakers swimmers! Reminder No dryland for Sr./Sr. Elite tomorrow June 8th. Just swim from 6-7:30 Coaches Sean Cabbage(all jrs and srs) and Chris Corrad...
May 30, 2017 - May swim team session ends Thursday 31st
May Breakers ends for Swim school and Developmental tonite . SR, SR Elite , Jr , Jr Elite finish tomorrow . Swim team is not a typical "monthly" program with the YMCA. We pay monthly and swim the ...
May 30, 2017 - PAC KIK CLASSIC MEET
Please sign up now for the PACKIK classic meet in Kalamazoo the weekend of June 23-25. . We will take entries no later than Monday June 5th at 9:00 a.m. thanks Kathy
May 21, 2017 - Jenison meet entry deadline extended
June 16-18 Jenison Fun in the Sun Meet deadline is now Tuesday May 24 by 10:00am. . Those who signed up already have had their entries submitted. It will not be 100% guarantee that you will get in. Th...
May 16, 2017 - Sign up for meet by this Friday and register for summer asap
Weekly updates 5-16-2017 Practice updates: No practice this Friday May 19 th , all coaches will be in Chicago at a clinic. No practice Monday May 29 th , Memorial Day Last day for Swim School is May...
Apr 29, 2017 - Updated May Schedule as of Sat 29th
SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR JR, JR ELITE(JrE), SENIOR & SENIOR ELITE (SrE) PLEASE GO TO BREAKERS INFO TAB AND PULL DOWN CURRENT SCHEDULE. I am sorry for all the last minute changes; this is due to low enro...
Apr 26, 2017 - Registraiton for May, Banquet and silent auction
Weekly update SIGN UP FOR MAY swim team by April 30! Currently only 6 juniors, 2 jr elite and 5 total swimmers, in both Sr groups have secured spots for May swim team. 6 spots are open for...
Apr 18, 2017 - Banquet/Disco , May Schedule & Summer Sched.
Banquet and Disco-Friday April 28th, 5:00-9:00 pm . Please make sure you RSVP under EVENTs. Please sign up by April 24th. Schedule for May is on the website. Please note changes esp to the Sr and...
Apr 11, 2017 - SAVE THE DATE!!
Save the date!!! T eam Gathering/Potluck & Disco by UpNorthDj Who can go? All 2016-17 Breaker swimmers/swim groups & their families! Come celebrate your swimmers achievements! When? ...
Apr 7, 2017 - Breakers Silent Auction Update
The Breakers Silent Auction is in full swing! Still collecting donated items or monies or Gift gertificates at the West Y. The due date has been extended to Friday of next week, 4/14/17 ! Thi...
Apr 3, 2017 - Breakers Swim school and Development start tomorrow April 4th
Reminder : Breakers Swim School and Developmental groups start tomorrow April 4th Swim School- 6:15 -6:45 pm & 7:00-7:30 pm @Central Y, Tues & Thurs Developmental -5:00-6:00 pm @West YMCA ,Tues &...
Mar 28, 2017 - Registration is open for all groups April/May
Registration is open for all groups thru May . Please check with the YMCA so that your swimmer is included. We did not roll over any rosters so you must re- register. There are limited numbers for ea...
Mar 22, 2017 - March 22 updates
Weekly updates- Well, we have our final day in the pool this evening. (except for our Y national participants). I hope everyone has a safe break and relaxes a bit! I want to publicly thank Coach Tom...
Mar 16, 2017 - 2nd weekly udpate
2 nd weekly update 3.16.2017 Not protocol for me to send two emails a week but had more to say about several things:) Registering ahead of time for all groups is strongly encouraged . I still have f...
Mar 14, 2017 - weekly updates, practices & April/May Swimming
WEEKLY UDPATE 3.14.17 & Practice UPDATES this week: MARCH 16 TH -PRACTICE CANCELLATION AT CENTRA L ?4:00-6:00 PM for all SR. Groups-IF YOU WANT TO SWIM AT WEST YOU CAN BETWEEN 6:00-730 PM, COACH ...
Mar 10, 2017 - Spring Splash and April Schedule
Tonite Practice for all jrs an srs, and poster making event to support the swim school and development groups. Practice will run from 4:30-5:30 and poster fun right after!! Tomorrow!! Spring Splash ...
Mar 7, 2017 - Spring Splash Home Swim Meet Entries due tonite
Entry deadline for the Spring Splash Home Meet is tonite by 9 p.m. If you are having trouble entering please email your childs entries to kathy@gtbayymca.org This meet is for swim school, developm...
Mar 1, 2017 - weekly update march 1st
Updates 3/1/2017 Inclement weather -Practice is on until the YMCA makes an organizational call to adjust any facility times and will send an alert ,which is out of my control. Please use your best...
Feb 22, 2017 - February 22 updates and info
Weekly update 2-22-2017 Registration Please make sure you are on top of your swimmer?s registration. If you are not swimming in March or beyond, please let me know via email kathy@gtbayymca.org ...
Feb 22, 2017 - correction!!! JO ATTENDEES ONLY
CORRECTION!! JR OLYMPIC ENTRIES ARE DUE MONDAY FEBRUARY 27TH!!! NOT THE 28TH STILL BY 9 A.M. SORRY!
Feb 14, 2017 - Weekly update February 14, 2017
Just a few updates for the week. If you are heading to the District Championships at Jenison Highschool this weekend, please remember to bring your swimmer on time to warmups. If your swimmer decides...
Feb 8, 2017 - Breaker Updates -meets and coaching
BREAKERS UPDATES MEETS : Feb 10 th -12 th , Michigan Open (Coach Matt will be on deck Friday pm at West, 4:30 for jrs. &srs.) Feb 18 th -19 th District Championships, entries submitted February 25...
Feb 6, 2017 - Info for District and JO swimmers
INFO FOR DISTRICT AND JO MEET ATTENDEES Today at 3 p.m. we will submit the February 18-19 District Championship meet entries. If you want to make any adjustments please do before 2 p.m. If your ch...
Jan 31, 2017 - District Meet Events now available - Deadline TH
2017 District Championship Meet events just were finalized and have been posted in Team Unify. You can NOW declare your swimmers intent to swim and make event selections. Reminder that you will not ...
Jan 31, 2017 - Weekly Updates
Breakers updates - January 31, 2017 Much thanks to all of you for being patient with the transition this past week. We are updating all groups with attendance tracking with hopes to make sure all o...
Jan 24, 2017 - Weekly update 1.24
Greetings Y Breakers families: Just a few updates for the week: Cuda Cupid Classic in Saginaw : For those of you traveling to the meet this weekend, Coach Tom will be the awesome coach on deck f...
Jan 18, 2017 - Practice Schedule Updates
Hello Again, Here is the link for the new practice schedule: Practice Schedule Update 1/18/17 Best, Coaching Staff
Jan 18, 2017 - Friday practices 4:30-6; Saturdays 7-8:30
Hello Swim Team, Friendly reminder of the schedule changes for Friday & Saturday practices starting THIS WEEK : Fridays: 4:30-6 both junior groups and senior groups Saturdays: 7-8:30am senior groups ...
Jan 17, 2017 - Tuesday mini recap
Tropical Challenge Meet update: Meet results are posted in Team Unify from this past weekend Tropical Challenge Meet. Fast and intense swims by the kiddos! MICHIGAN OPEN update: Last day to book yo...
Jan 12, 2017 - Kathy Coffin-Sheard accepts Director of Competitive Swimming
Kathy Coffin-Sheard accepts Director of Competitive Swimming! Kathy rejoins the Grand Traverse Breakers Swim Team as Head Coach starting January 23, 2017. Kathy was a part-time coach for the Breake...
Jan 9, 2017 - Parent Meeting Reminder
Hello Swim Team, Friendly reminder about the all team parent meetings this week: Developmental through senior elite on Tuesday, January 10 th at 6:30 at WEST in the multi-purpose room Swim School o...
Jan 2, 2017 - SCHEDULE CHANGES START TODAY
This message is for the Junior groups and M/W Developmental group : Starting MONDAY, JANUARY 2nd practice schedule will be as follows: Junior - M/W 4:30-5:45 @ CENTRAL , T/TH 6:30-7:30 @ WEST, F...
Dec 29, 2016 - Junior&JE & MW Developmental Changes
Hello Swim Team, This message is for the Junior groups and M/W Developmental group : Starting MONDAY, JANUARY 2nd practice schedule will be as follows: Junior - M/W 4:30-5:45 @ CENTRAL, T/TH 6:30...
Dec 27, 2016 - NO SWIM SCHOOL THIS WEEK
Hello Swim Team, Friendly reminder that we will NOT be having Swim School practices this week due to lack of instructors. All other practices resume as scheduled, and NO practices this Friday, t...
Dec 27, 2016 - Leaving the Breakers
Dear Swim Team, It is with a heavy heart I must inform you that I will be leaving the Breakers on January 20 th . I have been offered and accepted the assistant swim coach position at my Alma Mater of...
Dec 22, 2016 - NO SWIM SCHOOL NEXT WEEK
Hello Swim Team, There will be NO SWIM SCHOOL NEXT WEEK between Christmas and New Years. Practices will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd. Happy Holidays! Coaching Staff
Dec 20, 2016 - Holiday Practice Times
Hello Swim Team, Here are practice updates for the holidays Thursday, Dec. 22nd - Open practice from 4:30-6 @ West; NO SWIM SCHOOL Friday, Dec. 23rd - NO PRACTICE Monday, Dec. 26th - NO PRACTICE Tuesd...
Dec 17, 2016 - Meet is ON
Hello Swim Team, The meet is ON! that being said, PLEASE BE SAFE!! Best, Coaching Staff
Dec 16, 2016 - HOME MEET
Hello Swim Team, Reminder: Warms up start at 12:30 tomorrow! we are in the first warm up time, so we will be in the water from 12:30-12:55. events start at 1:30 Please sign up to volunteer/ bring ...
Dec 12, 2016 - Holiday Practice Times
Hello Swim Team, Here are practice updates for the holidays Thursday, Dec. 22nd - Open practice from 4:30-6 @ West; NO SWIM SCHOOL Friday, Dec. 23rd - NO PRACTICE Monday, Dec. 26th - NO PRACTICE Tuesd...
Dec 12, 2016 - Junior/Junior Elite & M/W Developmental Schedule Change
Hello Swim Team, This message is for the Junior groups and M/W Developmental group : Starting MONDAY, JANUARY 2nd practice schedule will be as follows: Junior - M/W 4:30-5:45 @ CENTRAL, T/TH 6:30...
Dec 8, 2016 - Practices are running as scheduled 12/08
all practices are running as scheduled today, Thursday, December 8th. Please keep in mind that practices are not mandatory and safety comes first. Hope to see you tonight, stay safe! -Coaching Staff
Dec 7, 2016 - Meet Volunteers
Hello Swim Team, Jobs are now posted and ready to be signed up for the home meet on the 17th! Remember that each family is required to volunteer at least 4 hours during the season. If you are unsure a...
Dec 4, 2016 - Flick and Swim
Hello Swim Team, I have just been notified that we cannot use the pool during the flick & float due to scheduling. However, we will still be playing a movie (The Grinch) in the lobby at 12:30 and eati...
Dec 2, 2016 - Friday, Dec. 2nd
Hello Swim Team, Reminders: Swim-4-Funz money is due TODAY . you may drop it off at the front desk of West YMCA Apparel orders due by 5pm TODAY to rondaulatowski@yahoo.com Click Here for Orders **yo...
Nov 29, 2016 - TEAM APPAREL
Hello Swim Team, We are placing our first team apparel order THIS FRIDAY! please send order to rondaulatowski@yahoo.com by Friday at 5:00PM Click here for orders There will be a second order be...
Nov 28, 2016 - TEAM FUNCTIONS
Hello Swim Team, This weekend we are planning a couple team functions outside of the pool! Friday, December 2nd - Families are encouraged to attend the downtown tree lighting and meet up around 5:45...
Nov 22, 2016 - NEW FINA SUIT RULE
Memo To: LSC Official Chairs, Zone Officials Chairs From: Jim Holcomb, Chair, National Officials Committee, USA Swimming Date: 11/21/16 Re: Jolyn Suits The question about the legality for competit...
Nov 21, 2016 - Swim School ONLY TUESDAY
Hello Swim School, There will be swim school practice only on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22 at regular time. NO SWIM SCHOOL WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY Best, Zoe
Nov 21, 2016 - HOLIDAY PRACTICE TIMES
Hello Swim Team, Practice times for this week: Monday November 21 & Tuesday November 22: regular scheduled practices Wednesday November 23: all groups @ WEST 4:30-6 Thursday November 24th: NO PRACT...
Nov 17, 2016 - Coffee Talk Tuesday Nov. 21 Central
Hello Swim Families, Our next Coffee Talk has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 21st at Central . There will be one at 6:15 and one at 7:00 . There is no set topic, but Garrett Chase will be ...
Nov 14, 2016 - did NOT get in to EGRA - Adding Gaylord Meet
Hello, I just received news that our team did not make it into the EGRA Winter Washout. That being said, there is a YMCA Invitational meet on December 3rd in Gaylord that we have been invited to. ...
Nov 14, 2016 - Swim 4 Funz Make Up Day
Reminder that there will be a make-up day if you were unable to attend our Swim-4-Funz last Thursday. DAY: Tuesday, November 15th TIME: During Regular Scheduled Practice for your group PLACE: Senio...
Nov 7, 2016 - SCHEDULE CHANGES
Hello Swim Team, Reminder that there are schedule changes starting TODAY ! M/W Developmental @ CENTRAL 5-6 T/TH Senior @ CENTRAL 4:30-6 T/TH Senior Elite @ CENTRAL 4-6 Swim School is BOTH Tue...
Nov 4, 2016 - Swim4Funz
Hello Swim Team, Our annual Swim-4-Funz fundraiser is happening Thursday, November 10th ! If you are unable to make this date, there is a make-up day on November 15th during REGULAR practice hours ....
Nov 3, 2016 - Team Update 11/3
Hello Swim Team! Practice Schedule: We WILL have Swim School TONIGHT regular times 6:15-6:45/ 7-7:30 at Central Starting November 7 th we will have some practice changes since the Central Y wi...
Oct 27, 2016 - Jim Richardson Clinic
DATE : Saturday, November 5 th TIME: 12:30-4:30 swim clinic, 4:30-5:30 talk about character (EVERYONE is welcome and encourged to listen to his talk) COST: $40 (Jim's clinics usually cost $180 in An...
Oct 25, 2016 - Spooky Splash Recap
23 swimmers participated in last weekend's Spooky Splash meet in Battle Creek. Out of 130 total swims, 95 of those swims were best times! Biggest time drops: Margo Hagerty dropped 19.04 in the 50 f...
Oct 25, 2016 - TEAM PICTURES TONIGHT
Swim team pictures are TONIGHT at WEST 4:30-6:30 - Team picture at 5:00 Please wear your navy team shirt- we have extras and some that were not collected yet. Individual pictures will take place ...
Oct 20, 2016 - Team Update 10/20
Hello Swim Team! Friday Practice (Tomorrow) There IS regular scheduled Friday practices tomorrow. If you are not traveling for the Spooky Splash tomorrow, but are still competing Saturday/Sunday, I ...
Oct 20, 2016 - COFFEE TALKS
We are launching "Coffee Talks" during various practice times to help connect families and answer any questions! Different team parents will be available to meet with anyone and everyone to talk swimm...
Aug 31, 2016 - SWIM OFFICIAL CLASSES
I have sanctioned the following YMCA Swim Officials Clinics for the 2016-17 SC season, please forward this email to those who are interested in attending the Swim Officials? clinics. The YMCA has ado...
Aug 7, 2016 - Mega Zones Day 3
Day 3 was a big day for Avery. She had three races in less then 2 hours and it was her 11th Birthday. Avery swam out of her mind smashing her 200 IM time by 4 seconds that she had just set last week...
Aug 7, 2016 - Mega Zones Final Day
Today was the Final Day of the 14 & Under Mega Zone Meet and a big Day for Avery. Avery competed in the 50 Fly and the 200 Medley Relay for Team Michigan today. In the 50 Fly Avery swam a best time ...
Aug 6, 2016 - Mega Zones day 2
Day 2 of the Mega Zones 100 Fly and the 200 Free Relay. Avery placed 10th in the 100 fly with a time just slower then what she went at the State Meet last weekend. In the Relay Avery went lead off f...
Aug 5, 2016 - Mega Zones Day 1
Thursday started the first day of the Central Zone 14 & Under Mega Zone meet in Indianapolis at the IUPUI Natatorium which has held multiple Olympic Trial competitions. There are a total of 15 teams ...
Aug 1, 2016 - Returning Swimmer Evals
Returning swimmer evaluations and registration will take place August 8,10,11. Evaluations will be done in groups based upon the group you participated in last season. If you swam in Gold, evaluations...
Jul 31, 2016 - Day 3 has come to an end
Day 3 was another exciting day at the 12 & Under State Meet. Avery competed in the 100 fly and 200 IM. In prelims Avery swam a 1:18.88 dropping almost 6 sec from her entry time and a third place spo...
Jul 30, 2016 - Day 2 Finals
With only 2 swims Day 2 finals still had some bunch. Both Avery and Camryn made it back in the 50 back. Camryn was up first in the B finals. Camryn did had .2 seconds but managed to move up a spo...
Jul 30, 2016 - Day 2 prelims just as exciting as Day 1
Day 1 of the 12 & Under State Championship was a blast and it didn't stop there. Day 2 showcased Avery, Camryn and Blake in the 50 Back. Camryn started out in heat 1 of 4 ranked 27th out of 28 girls...
Jul 29, 2016 - !2 & Under LC State Day 1 Finals
Finals was a fast and crazy night. Starting off the night was Avery in the 10 & under girls 50 Free which she dropped another .4 sec to finish in 3rd place and earn a 11-12 LC State Cut. Less then 2...
Jul 29, 2016 - 12 & Under LC State Championship Day 1 Prelims
The Grand Traverse YMCA Breakers is off to a fast start on the first day of the 12 & Under LC State Championship Meet at Eastern Michigan University. Both Avery and Camryn had multiple swims just 20 ...
Jul 21, 2016 - INTRA-SQUAD MEET EVENTS
Events for the Intra-squad meet have been uploaded, and you may now sign up for the events you would like to swim!
Jul 20, 2016 - NO MORE SAT. PRACTICES
There will be no saturday practice this week, July 23 or next week, July 30 due to swim meets. Enjoy the weekends!
Jul 13, 2016 - NO PRACTICE SATURDAY JULY 16
There will be NO practice this Saturday, July 16th, since I will be at the Sharks Summer Invitational. Enjoy the weekend! Zoe
Jul 11, 2016 - New Fall Group Descriptions
Swim School: ages 6 + This group is designed for young swimmers who want to swim competitively but need to refine their basic swim skills. They will be taught by older swimmers who will guide them ...
Jul 11, 2016 - Fall Registration Dates
I am very excited to get this fall season started, especially with the excitement from the Olympics! My goal is to structure practices to get the most out of our pool space/time. I want each swimmer t...
Jul 6, 2016 - Pre-order State Meet Apparel
Please follow the following link www.cookson-tees.com for pre-ordering your 12 & Under State Meet Apparel: A Champion Awakens. Pre-orders will be accepted until 11:59 PM on July 15th. Apparel wi...
Jun 23, 2016 - NO PRACTICE JULY 2 & 4
No practices will be held Saturday, July 2 or Monday July 4. Enjoy the holiday!
Jun 8, 2016 - Wednesday 6/8 Practices at WEST
Central pool is currently closed until Friday due to a broken pipe. All Wednesday practices, June 8th, will be held at WEST pool during same times.
Jun 3, 2016 - YMCA Officials Training
Breaker Families, The next step we need to take as a team in order to have official swim meets at our own facility is to have our own officials to run the swim meets. The Saginaw YMCA is running a le...
Jun 2, 2016 - Summer Session starts June 13
Breaker Families, Just a reminder that the summer schedule starts in just over a week on Monday, June 13. Please make sure you check the schedule as times and days of the week change for some of the ...
May 24, 2016 - Zoe Hopkins accepts Director of Competitive Swimming position
5/24/2016 A Letter From Jay Buckmaster... I am pleased to announce that Zoe Hopkins has accepted the Director of Competitive Swimming position and will start on Tuesday May 31st. Zoe completed...
May 23, 2016 - No Practice Monday, Memorial Day
There is no practice for all groups on Monday, May 30 as it is Memorial Day. Enjoy the day off and see you on Tuesday. Breaker Coaching Staff
May 3, 2016 - Coaches Corner #32 LC Season
Breaker Families, There has been a couple issues with the registration for the Long course season May through July but everything should be good to go for families to register online or at the Y for b...
Apr 26, 2016 - Coaches Corner #31
Breaker Families, Spring/Summer Registration There has been a couple issues with the online registration to sign up for the Breakers but they should all be fixed now so families can sign up online if ...
Apr 22, 2016 - Spring and Summer swim registration
Breaker Families, Next week is our last week of our month long focus on the four competitive strokes. Registration will be open next week to sign up for the Spring and or Summer Sessions at the Y fr...
Apr 19, 2016 - Coaches Corner #30
Breaker Families, I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather that has finally shown up. We have a couple big events going on this weekend that I want to make sure everyone is away of. 1: Swim-a-t...
Apr 14, 2016 - Silent Auction Items
If you have any items that are being donated to the Silent Auction please bring them to the Awards Banquet tonight. Thank you
Apr 12, 2016 - Coaches Corner #29
Breaker Families, We have three big events going on this month. First this Thursday, April 14 is our Short Course Awards Banquet at Twin Lakes. The event starts at 5:30 is all Breaker swimmers that ...
Apr 5, 2016 - Coaches Corner #28
I hope everyone had a good spring break and enjoyed a little time away from the pool. We started back in the pool this week and will be working on Freestyle all week long. Next week we will be focus...
Mar 29, 2016 - Coaches Corner #27
I hope everyone is enjoying their spring break and a little time away from the pool. Remember we start back up on Monday, April 4 for the Silver and Gold groups at the Central Y and then Tuesday for ...
Mar 15, 2016 - Coaches Corner #26
Breaker Parents The short course season is coming to an end but we still have lots of team activities and events coming up. Our last day of practice before spring break will be Thursday, March 24 and...
Mar 14, 2016 - Practice changes
We will be doing a couple of practice changes the last two weeks before spring break. Bronze 1, 2 & 3 will be doing dryland on T/Th from 6-6:15 and then get in the pool. Bronze 1 will swim 6:15-7:00...
Mar 13, 2016 - Silver Group Practice Change
We will be moving the Silver 1 and 2 practice on Monday from the West Y to the Central Y (Civic Center) from 4:30-6:00. Sorry for the last minute notice. Coach Jason
Mar 10, 2016 - Friday Breakers Meet update
Breaker Families, Tomorrow night is our intra squad meet with the masters team. To accommodate all of the swimmers I would like all of the Gold and Silver swimmers to warm up at 5:00 and then all of ...
Mar 8, 2016 - Coaches Corner #24
Breaker Parents The short course season is coming to an end but we still have lots of team activities and events coming up. Our last day of practice before spring break will be Thursday, March 24 and...
Mar 1, 2016 - Coaches Corner #23
Feb 25, 2016 - Pampered Chief Orders Due Friday night at 6:00
Just a quick reminder that all Pampered Chief orders are due by 6:00 Friday, February 26 which is tomorrow night so you still have time to go through the catalog in your mail box in the lobby of the W...
Feb 23, 2016 - Gold Practice Changes for this week 2/22/16
Wednesday, February 24: Both gold groups will be done at 5:45 Friday, February 26: Gold 2 and Silver groups 4:30-6 Saturday, February 27: No Saturday Practice Coach Jason
Feb 23, 2016 - Coaches Corner #22
Breaker Parents For those of you that have not seen them we have mailboxes in the lobby of the West Y by Francesco's. Please check your mailbox for ribbons from the December swim meet along with the ...
Feb 16, 2016 - Coaches Corner #21
Feb 11, 2016 - Good Luck Swimmers this Saturday
With there being multiple meets going on this weekend we will not be having Saturday practice. Good luck to every one competing this weekend and swim fast. Breakers Coaching Staff
Feb 5, 2016 - Weekend Update
Saturday practice for February 6 will be from 8-9:30 for Gold 2 and Silver 2 this weekend. There will be no saturday practice for either group next week February 13. For those swimmers attending the ...
Feb 3, 2016 - YMCA State Meet Update
Breaker Families, I just received an email about the YMCA State Meet on February 27 and 28. The venue has been moved to the Holland Aquatic Center. The actual meet info wil be coming out this week s...
Feb 3, 2016 - End of the Season meets
There has been a lot of questions about what meets there are for each level at the end of the season which I hope to answer for everyone. Non JO and State Qualifiers: The February 13 YMCA Cluster Co...
Feb 2, 2016 - Inclement Weather
Breaker Families, As a YMCA program we follow under the guidelines of the Y protocol with regard to canceling practice. We are just one program of many so to it is either all programs are canceled or...
Feb 2, 2016 - Coaches Corner #20
Breaker Parents, The YMCA Cluster Meet on Feb 13 sign up closes tomorrow night so if you are interested in attending. This will be the last away meet for swimmers on the Breakers that do not have any...
Jan 28, 2016 - Dryland changes tonight
There will be no dryland tonight for Bronze 1 and Bronze 3 do to missing coaches. Bronze 1 will still swim 5:45-6:30 and Bronze 3 6:15-7:30. Coach Jason
Jan 26, 2016 - Coaches Corner #19
Breaker Parents, Things are started to get really busy as we are getting to championship meets and the end of the season. The younger groups continue to work on technique in the water and practicing ...
Jan 26, 2016 - Harbor Springs Warm ups & Saturday Practice
Harbor Springs warmups will be at 8:25 am on Saturday, January 30. Please show up early so you are ready to get in the pool as we limited time to warmup. The meet starts at 9:00am Saturday practice ...
Jan 26, 2016 - Swim practice
Practice is on at the Y unless it closes early do to the weather. The Y will decide by 2:00 if they are closing early and canceling programs for the night so please check their website. If anything ...
Jan 22, 2016 - Bronze 2 swimmers
Bronze 2 families, Those swimmers that would like a little more practice time can swim with the Bronze 3 group on Fridays from 6-7:00. Coach Jason
Jan 21, 2016 - Saginaw meet update
Teams, Thank you for entering the Barracuda Cupid Classic on Feb 6 th -7 th at SVSU. Due to the size of the sessions we have decided to move all age groups into one session each day. Warm-ups ...
Jan 19, 2016 - Coaches Corner #18
Breaker Parents, Swim Meets: Parents please make sure you check your meet sign up prior to the registration deadline to make sure your child is singed up. I want to make sure that nobody is left out o...
Jan 18, 2016 - Practice is still on
There is still practice at the Central Y and West Y for Monday, January 18. Please be safe with your travels and use your best judgement.
Jan 13, 2016 - Breaker Practice update
Practice changes and update Friday, January 15: Gold 2, Silver 1 and 2 4:30-6 Saturday, January 16: No practice for Silver and Gold do to swim meet Monday, January 18: First day of additional swim aca...
Jan 12, 2016 - Coaches Corner #17
Breaker Parents, A new year is underway and we are off to a great start in the pool. We had 13 12 and under swimmers make the 4 hour drive down to Waterford last weekend to compete in the the Flint Y...
Jan 12, 2016 - No Practice Tuesday, January 12 for all groups
Do to the weather there wil be no practice for al Breakers and Swim Academy groups. Breaker Coaching Staff
Jan 12, 2016 - Tropical Challenge Meet location update
The Tropical Challenge Swim Meet is at Zeeland High School this weekend not Jenison High School as posted in the latest coaches corner. I had a minor flash back when typing the coaches report as the ...
Jan 7, 2016 - Weekend update and officials training
Breaker Families, As we take the next step forward with hosting and running swim meets one of the very important positions we need is an Administrative Official. The administrative official creates t...
Jan 5, 2016 - New Practice schedule update
The new practice at the West Y (Silver Lake Road) started yesterday. Today we have the following groups at these times: - Swim Academy groups start tonight at 5:45 - Bronze 1 has dryland at 5:30 and ...
Jan 5, 2016 - Coaches Corner #16
Breaker Parents, Hope every one had an enjoyable break. For those of you that missed previous emails the practice schedule has changed a bit for all groups starting on January 4th. On January 13 the...
Dec 29, 2015 - Coaches Corner #15
Breaker Families, Hope everyone had a great Christmas. This is the last Coaches Corner update of 2015 as the next one will be in the 2016. Make sure you check out the new practice schedule which sta...
Dec 23, 2015 - Coaches Corner #14
Breaker Families, It might not look like winter yet but Christmas is just a couple days away and we are on winter break schedule. Only the Silver and Gold groups have practice over the next week and ...
Dec 15, 2015 - Coaches Corner #13
Breaker Families, EGRA results are now uploaded to our website. Overall we had 33 swimmers compete at the meet which is the most breakers every at a USA meet. From the 33 swimmers we had a few rough...
Dec 8, 2015 - Coaches Corner #12
Breaker Families, Their has been a little delay with getting the meet results back from the EGRA meet so as soon as I receive them I will send out an email listing all of the accomplishments from the ...
Dec 1, 2015 - Coaches Corner #11
Breaker Families, December is already here but if you looked outside you would have no idea as the ground is not covered with snow. The weather is also suppose to be good this weekend for the 34 swim...
Nov 25, 2015 - Coaches Corner #10
Breaker Families, It feels like November just started but it is already Thanksgiving Break and December is just a week away. Time is flying by and when you have a swim meet every weekend. We had our...
Nov 22, 2015 - YMCA Officials Training
Breaker Parents, On Saturday, January 2 we will be running a YMCA Swim Officials Training class at the YMCA. I know this is a holiday weekend but it is the only time we could get a trainer to come up...
Nov 17, 2015 - Coaches Corner #9
Nov 10, 2015 - Coaches Corner #8
Nov 3, 2015 - Coaches Corner #7
Breaker Families, Can you believe we are already in November. October flew by with our first USA meet and our first home meet last Friday. If anyone missed the home meet you missed a fun night. We ...
Oct 28, 2015 - Coaches Corner #6
Breaker Families, October ends this week with our home intra squad meet Friday. Warmups for the meet will be 5:15-5:40 with the meet start at 5:45 so we can be done around 7:30. We are still need of...
Oct 21, 2015 - Coaches Corner #5
Breaker Families, We had our first swim meet of the season and it was a huge success for the Breakers. We had 23 swimmers attend the meet which is almost double the number that attended last year. W...
Oct 13, 2015 - Coaches Corner #4
Breaker Families, Can you believe that started back in the water a whole month ago. The kids are doing great and the coaches are having a blast. Our first USA swim meet is this weekend in Zeeland fo...
Oct 8, 2015 - Breakers shinning out of the pool
We like to showcase all the many talents of the Breakers in and out of pool. If you swimmer does something outstanding outside of the pool let me know and I will post it and share it with the rest o...
Oct 7, 2015 - Coaches Corner #3
Breaker Families, It does not seem like it but we are already into our forth week of practice and there is a lot going on in and out of the pool. Team t-shirts and caps have been ordered and should b...
Sep 30, 2015 - Parents t-shirts, sweatshirts and logo embroidery
I will be placing a parents order for T-shirts this Friday so we have them back in time for the first away meet. The T-shirts will be a short sleeve moisture wicking 100% polyester black T-shirt with...
Sep 25, 2015 - Team suits and caps
Tuesday night at the parent meeting there was a clipboard for families to sign up for silicone caps with their swimmers name on it. I check with Sean from Making Waves and the caps will cost $28 for ...
Sep 3, 2015 - We need your help
The swim season is just a couple of weeks away at the new YMCA facility on Silver Lake Road. The new YMCA facility will offer more opportunities for the swimmers, families and the team. With the new...
Aug 20, 2015 - NBC's Race For Gold
Missed NBC's Race For Gold? No Problem If you didn't get to watch watch the new USA Swimming magazine show #RaceforGold on NBC, don't worry, we've got you covered. Click here to watch some clips f...
Aug 17, 2015 - NEW Swimmer Evals and REGistration
Hello to the NEW YMCA Breakers! HOW TO REGISTER STEP 1 AT GT Bay YMCA front desk Complete a swim evaluation at West YMCA, please bring suit, towel, and goggles (optional). When you walk in, there ...
Aug 13, 2015 - Swim Academy Clarification
With the move to the Y we have renamed stroke school to swim academy and changed the levels. With the new Swim Academy we will only be offering level 1 which is for 8 & unders and level 2 which is fo...
Aug 11, 2015 - 2015-16 Breaker Registration
Breaker Families, There has been some confusion with the registration process to sign up for the Breaker this swim season so I hope to clear that up for everyone. Every Family will need to complete f...
Jul 28, 2015 - End of the season recap and upcoming sc season
2015 Championship Meet Recap 14 & under state meet: The Breakers had their largest showing at a LC state meet since since I became the Head Coach five years ago. Along with the largest group attendin...
Jul 9, 2015 - Last 2 weeks of summer practices
Breaker Families We only have 2 weeks of practices left. There are going to be a couple of changes to the practice schedule for the remaining two weeks. Bronze 1 stays the same M/W nights Bronze 2 M...
Jul 8, 2015 - August Swim Clinics
We have finalized dates for the Breakers Stroke Clinics in August. All registration will be done through the YMCA membership service desk with a limit of 12 swimmers per clinic. The clinic will run ...
Jun 9, 2015 - YMCA Summer Waiver Form
The Y summer Waiver is now posted on the our website under documents. You can print off the form and bring it with you on your first day at the Y or drop off with your coach this week. Coach Jason
Jun 5, 2015 - Stadium Chairs
Want a stadium Chair with Breakers Logo? email Brian Hagerty at brian@evugo.com
May 29, 2015 - No Practice Friday, June 5
We will be canceling practice and the dive clinic on Friday, June 5 Coach Jason
May 12, 2015 - Swim Meet update
PCC Cruisin in to Summer warmup change for morning sessions This message is to advise you that the Saturday and Sunday AM Sessions (ONLY) will start Warm-up at 8:30am, and Events at 9:30am (one hour l...
Apr 30, 2015 - Drop ins welcomed
Visiting swimmers and any Breaker that are currently USA registered but not swimming right now are welcomed to drop in during the Spring and Summer. The Drop in is $8 a practice and needs to be paid ...
Apr 27, 2015 - Dive Clinic Signup
I have changed the registration process for the diving clinics. Instead of just declaring yes or no under commitment you will need to declare under the jobs tab. This way it shows how many spots are...
Apr 27, 2015 - GOLD SWIMMERS - practice chgs week of 4/27/15
Gold Swimmers, Do to some scheduling issue with coaches and pool availability practice will be as following this week. Monday - Normal Tuesday - Normal Wednesday - 4:30-6:30 including dryland Thursday...
Apr 21, 2015 - Dick Kimball, famed U-M Diving Coach to Traverse City!
U of M Club of Grand Traverse is pleased to welcome Dick Kimball, famed U-M Diving Coach to Traverse City! Thursday, April 23, 2015 6pm Traverse City Golf & Country Club 1725 S Union St Traverse Cit...
Apr 20, 2015 - Breakers Swim Club Wrap Up Strongest Season in Club's History, 2015
PRESS RELEASE Link for the End of 2015 Short Course Season. http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs139/1102615326418/archive/1120805891696.html
Apr 20, 2015 - CC Conditions
We would like to acknowledge the conditions that were experienced last week at the Civic Center Lobby. There is now a removable metal bar in place on the door that should not be removed. This in pla...
Mar 24, 2015 - Last Day of Practice changes
Wednesday and Thursday are our last days of practice this week before spring break. Here is the updated schedule: Wednesday 4-6: Gold/Prep 6-7: Silver 2, Bronze 1 and Silver Dev Stroke school no chang...
Mar 24, 2015 - Squad Changes for April
Hopefully all of you have seen the new schedule for the spring and noticed there has been a few changes made. The Silver Dev group has been changed to Bronze 3 to follow in our development process of...
Mar 23, 2015 - Championship recap
The shot course season come to end this weekend with the Senior Sectional meet in Indianapolis. Previous to this weekend we had the 12 and under state and the 13 and over state. Both meets were a gr...
Mar 18, 2015 - Last day of practice before spring break
Breaker Families, The last day of practice for all groups including stroke school will be Wednesday, March 25 or Thursday, March 26. We will start back up on Wednesday, April 8 or Thursday,April 9. ...
Mar 17, 2015 - Spring Schedule a/o 4/8/15
The spring schedule is now posted under Breaker Info. There will be a couple of changes when we start back up after spring. The first change is that there will be no more Silver Dev group. Instead s...
Mar 17, 2015 - No Practice Friday, 3/20/2015
REMINDER : NO PRACTICE THIS Friday so that the GT Masters Swimmers can make some waves! What? Join Grand Traverse Masters Swimming for a special swim meet & fundraiser for Mark Dressler, active com...
Mar 12, 2015 - Practice change for Friday, March 13
Just a reminder that there is no Silver 1 or Silver 2 practice this Friday do to the 12 and under State Meet Coach Jason
Mar 9, 2015 - Michigan JO Recap
As the temparature heats up outside so did the Breakers at the JO Meet March 6-8 at East Grand Rapids. The JO meet is the last chance for swimmers to qualify for the 12 & Under State Meet next week i...
Mar 2, 2015 - Wine PICKUP and Event Success!
The Wine Event last Thursday was the best one yet ! Thank you again to all the volunteers who made the Inside Out Gallery presentable and those of you who attended/participated! The Wine purchased an...
Feb 23, 2015 - Breakers Meet recaps
Michigan Open Feb 13-15 at Oakland University Paige, Julia and Emily J participated in the Michigan Open one of the fastest meets in the state bringing in teams from outside the state of Michigan for ...
Feb 23, 2015 - Practice change for Thursday, February 26
There will be no practice for Silver and Bronze swimmers Thursday, February 26 so families can attend the Wine Auction. Stroke school is still on for Thursday. Bronze 2 swimmers have the opportunity...
Feb 10, 2015 - GRNDS Meet Recap 2
I forgot to mention that as a team the Travers City Swim Club finished 3rd in at the GRNDS meet and we had two high point winners with Billy placing 1st in the boys 15-16 age group and Matt placing 3r...
Feb 10, 2015 - Come back inside!
Miss seeing other Breaker families in the lobby? We all do! So, here's a good reason to park the car and come on inside! The Wine Raffle Tickets are Hot off the Press and available starting tonight...
Feb 8, 2015 - GRNDS Meet Recap
The Great swims continue to come for the Breakers this year. In our second meet in just a month 28 swimmers competed in the GRNSA open meet in Grand Rapids. By the end of meet we had 12 swimmers ear...
Jan 26, 2015 - Team Accounting Email issue
Dear Breakers Families, We experienced a recent problem with this Breakers email account. We did not receive any emails sent to this account between approximately Dec 15, 2014 and Tuesday Jan 20, 20...
Jan 25, 2015 - Battle Creek Meet Recap
Official Press Release Link 16 swimmers took the 3 1/2 hour trip down to Battle Creek to compete last weekend and even though it was a small group they swam unbelievable leaving the meet with 10 new J...
Jan 12, 2015 - Cadillac Dual Meet Recap
Just 10 days after the first of the year 28 breakers made the trip to Cadillac in compete in a dual meet. Some of the hi-lights of the meet: Avery 2/3 Best times and dropped 5.5 seconds in the in 100...
Jan 12, 2015 - No Practice Monday for all groups
Breaker Families, There will be no practice for all groups on Monday, January 19 as the pool is closed for Martin Luther King Day. See Breaker Coaching Staff
Jan 8, 2015 - No Practice all Groups Thursday Night
There is no practice for all groups tonight Thursday, January 8 do to the weather alert. Stay warm and enjoy some family time. Breaker Coaching Staff
Jan 7, 2015 - Touch the Wall is a go!
Touch the Wall Movie is still on tonight (1/7/2014). 6:30 PM We sold 143 tickets and ticket sales are officially closed. Please, please drive safely to the movie tonight. And, please leave enough ti...
Jan 5, 2015 - Practice changes for Wednesday, January 7
To allow members the opportunity to see Touch the Wall on Wednesday, January 7 we will be canceling practice for Bronze 1, Silver 1, Silver 2 and Silver Dev. Stroke school and Gold groups will go as ...
Dec 19, 2014 - YMCA Survey
Hi Swim Families, I know this is a busy time for everyone but we need your help. Can you complete the 3 question survey as soon as possible? Here's the link and I promise it is quick and simple! SUR...
Dec 10, 2014 - Holiday Schedule 2015
Click here for DEC 2014 - JAN 2015 Schedule Happy Holidays!
Dec 8, 2014 - Breakers on fire in Grand Rapids UPDATED
This news article was updated with the PRESS Release and Photos! Enjoy! 12/12/2014 Grand Rapids is one of my favorite meets of the year as the Breakers always swim fast and this year was no di...
Nov 3, 2014 - Gobbler Meet in Battle Creek Nov. 1-2, 2014
October came to an end with a very cold night of trick or treating but November started out on fire with outstanding performances at the Gobbler Meet in Battle Creek. 18 swimmers make the trip down...
Oct 22, 2014 - Spooky Splash Battle Creek 2014 Meet Update
Spooky Splash Meet was held at the Lakeview Aquatic Club in Battle Creek this past Saturday and Sunday October 18 & 19, 2014. This was the first short course season swim meet and many swimmers set per...