Brooks Blue Marlins Notes

Good Morning Marlins!

A few notes to keep our families in the loop. First, I'd like to thank everyone for their patience as we get practice times reorganized to better accomodate our swimmers. We noticed Monday we needed more coaches so we hired Caitlyn Wilson to help out for the next few weeks. Kelly Dimmick is also going to help with our newest swimmers.

We've also adjusted the practice schedule as follows:

8 and under: 4:30 to 5:30 pm
9-10            : 5:15 to 6:15 pm
15-18          : 5:15 to 7:15 pm
11-14          : 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Year round swimers from Aquastar and COOGs should swim the 15-18 time slot regardless of age since they are conditioned and experienced.

We realize this may inconvenience some families so will still honor our advertised flexibility. We want your swimmers in the water practicing as much as possible. So if a time works better for you we can work it out with the coaches. The age group and year round swimmer breakdown levels the number of swimmers in each time slot.

Today's practice is going to be challenging. It's a one time event, but 3 of our coaches have obligations they committed to well before the season started. Coaches Luke, Anthony, and Caitlyn will not be at practice. Coaches Keele, Becca, and Kelly will be at the pool with the swimmers. If you have middle or high school swimmers and they can be at the pool by 4:30 to help that would be fantastic. Otherwise, practice may look quite a bit different for the youngest swimmers. Safety is the first priority. Again, this is only for today. I plan to bring my suit just in case we don't have enough hands.

There was some confusion over our Remind app. Evidently, there are 2 Brooks Blue Marlins accounts. The correct one is:

Text "@brooksbl" to the number "81010"

The Remind app is critical to get urgent messages to parents such as practice or meet cancellations.

Thank you all for the support and patience as we get started. Our team grew by about 40% from last year so we are having to learn to scale our operation up in real time. I also appreciate everyone helping keep the pool area clean. The HOA is very good to us and we need to return the courtesy, ya'll are awesome!

As always if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact me. We appreciate any feedback as we get things moving. You all have been fantastic.

Tom Anderson