August 23, 2021
Welcome, welcome!! We are very happy to have you on our team!! The “TIBU 20” swim season will begin soon and we are excited to get back to training for this special 20th season. We are looking forward to another great year of swimming, especially on the heels of last season. While we were able to train throughout the fall and winter we are excited to have swimming returning to what we all remember. We have heard from so many of you about time drops and great summer swim seasons that we are very pumped to get back to it. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with your swimmers and we are looking forward to seeing what this season will bring. To all our returning families; Thank you for continuing to believe in this swim program. Your contributions to TIBU are the reason we are the team we have become. To all our new TIBU families, WELCOME, we hope that this season is just the first of many.
Progress on the renovations at MC-Rockville are continuing as planned and they are anticipating a reopening in early 2022. We hope to have a more precise timeline soon and will update everyone once we know. In the meantime our practice schedules are set for the fall and are looking forward to meeting all of you soon. Our main practice facilities for the fall will include Stedwick Pool, Quince Orchard Swim & Tennis Club, Montgomery College-Germantown and The Bender JCC (Azul & Celeste Plus.)
We recommend all competition swimmers do equipment checks and begin formulating goals for the upcoming season. Coaches will be talking to each competition group about expectations and goals in the first few weeks, and individual meetings are welcome (please contact coaches about availability.)
Updated Equipment Lists for competition swimmers can be found here
For our non-competition groups, this is a great time to ensure that your swimmers have the necessary equipment for their levels. It is recommended that all swimmers have their own swim fins (please write the last name on both fins, many swimmers will have the same fins so telling them apart can be a challenge. Cassel’s Swim will again be our team distributor this season and their online store can be found here
The meet schedule for this season is being worked on and we hope to have it up shortly. Last year demonstrated that Potomac Valley was able to safely and effectively conduct meets and we are confident that we will be able to offer a more normal meet schedule this coming season.
We will kick the season off on Tuesday September 7th, for our competition teams at Stedwick Pool in Montgomery Village. In the coming weeks we will also be scheduling a "New Parent Zoom Meeting" to answer any questions that you may have about our organization. This meeting will also be open to all TIBU members who may have questions about the season. In addition to the New Parent meeting we will also schedule a separate Zoom meeting to discuss the upcoming competition schedule this will be for families of our competition swimmers and any High School Prep or Jr. Developmental families who are interested in PVS (Winter) meets.
Please do not hesitate to contact the office with any questions or concerns. We hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer and we are looking forward to the 2019-2020 swim season.