March 26, 2019
Dear FOBY Swimmers & Families,
Congratulations to our 14/Under athletes who represented FOBY at last weekend’s NJ Swimming Junior Olympics! Swimmers Katie Buffalino and Madelyn Hopkins recorded top 16 finishes, while others achieved best times and even new State championship qualifying times for next season. One more meet to go, as Alex Johnson will be representing us next week at YMCA Short Course Nationals in Greensboro, NC. Go FOBY!
Group Assignments, Practice Schedule and the Team Handbook for the 2019 Spring Training Session are attached to this email.
Below are our registration instructions:
All required paperwork must be submitted directly to the Swim Team mailbox on the pool deck at the Freehold YMCA in order to be processed. The following four forms - which are all included in the attached FOBY Swim Team Handbook - must be fully completed and included in a sealed envelope with the swimmers name on the outside:
Swimmer Registration Form
Medical Release Form
Credit Card Draft Authorization
Each of these forms is required for each swimmer you are registering - multiple swimmers listed on one form is not permitted. All families are required to have a valid credit card on file. Payment by check is only available if you pay all fees in full by 4/15. Registration is currently open. The non-refundable $100 initial deposit will be charged upon receipt your swimmer’s completed and signed paperwork. You have two options for payment of program fees – you may pay in full by 4/15 (via check or credit card), or go onto Credit Card Draft via the Payment Schedule (please note your choice on the registration form). Any families who add the 2019 USA Swimming registration to their fees will have that charged on Monday 4/29. Our Team Administrator, Anna Yee, is the contact person for any questions regarding swim team registration or payments. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and via phone at 732-462-0464 x119.
In February, The FOBY Swim Team mourned the loss of one its valued members, as Roberta Blaszczyk, lost her battle with cancer. In order to keep her memory alive and to keep her daughter, Alexandra, as part of our FOBY Family, the swim team and the YMCA of Western Monmouth County have partnered to found the “Roberta Blaszczyk Memorial Swim Fund”. All donations received will go towards Alexandra’s FOBY program fees and any related swim team costs. Currently, we have achieved 76% of our goal! Any families interested in donating can do so by clicking the following link - https://ymcanj.org/roberta-blaszczyk-memorial-swim-fund/. The final day donations will be accepted is THIS Friday, March 29th.
The FOBY Swim Team Banquet will occur THIS Thursday, 3/28 at the Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, NJ. At this time, we are no longer accepting any RSVPs. See you there!
Upcoming FOBY Events:
Thursday 3/28 – FOBY Banquet @ Battleground Country Club
Saturday 3/30 – FOBY Tryouts @ Freehold
Monday 4/1 – Friday 4/5 – YMCA Short Course Nationals @ Greensboro Aquatic Center
Upcoming FOBY Birthdays (3/27-4/2):
Helen Ayoub – March 28th (11)
Matteo Fabbricatore – March 28th (11)
Lyle Turtle – March 28th (12)
Joelle Rush – March 31st (13)
Kara Lui – April 2nd (16)
Edmond Niu – April 2nd (15)
FOBY Swimming is on Instagram and Facebook! Please follow @fobyswimming on Instagram, and follow and like @FOBYSwim on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FOBYSwim) for photos and live stories from meets and practice, as well as FOBY Swim Team event dates, times, locations and information.