May 26, 2017
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! As we break out the BBQ or head to the store of our choice to take advantage of the holiday sales, let’s be sure to take a moment and thank those who made it possible for us to enjoy our freedoms. I know we have many active and retired military in our swamily. I want to take this opportunity personally thank you for your service.
BSAC Summer Schedule Changes
Recently, I sent out an email outlining the summer swim time changes for our BSAC branch. These times reflected the reality of summer in Florida. I tweaked the schedule a little more to give the swimmers even more opportunities to learn and train. Those final time changes are posted to our site. Please keep in mind that the changes take place on Tuesday of next week. You can find the times by clicking the link below:
Swim Camp Update
The site also has some changes in regard to our camp options. I understand that many of our Gold group swimmers can not make it to the pool at 6:00am. I revamped the camps and now have the Gold group swimmers in the Age Group camp. I added an additional hour for them. Gold group swimmers coming to the age group camp should be ready to swim at 7:00am, not 8:00am. The other training group swimmers should still come, ready to swim, at 8:00am
The Age Group Camp is now geared for swimmers ages 12 & under. The Senior Camp is for those 13 and older. There will be some exceptions. We will talk with those athletes on an individual basis. This delineation will help us provide a more age appropriate experience for all our campers.
We have also added additional payment options. This includes a small montly fee increase to take advantage of all of our current and future camps and clinics. It's truly a great deal. All of the new ways to sign up are on our team website. You can find them by clicking the link below:
Memorial Day Weekend Practice Times
I feel that it is important for families to spend time together. Last weekend we are all engaged with hosting the very successful Blue Wave Classic Swim Meet. Let’s offer practice from 8:00 - 10:00am on Saturday and Monday mornings for the Silver through Senior swimmers. Our Masters swimmers are welcome at that time as well. The Blue and Bronze group can swim from 9:00 - 10:am. This practice time change will keep us in the water, but will also allow for time with the family. Balance is important in the water and out.
Recreational & Summer Swim Team Options
We are making a big push to bring more younger and newer swimmers into the program. This year, we will have a Recreational Swim League designed for that target market. We will offer summer swim team options at Rivercrest, Fishhawk Ranch, Dunedin and here at BSAC. If you have family or friends who are thinking about the sport, let them know about these options. A link to more information follows this paragraph. Feel free to share it with anyone you feel may benefit from the experience.
That’s it for now!
See you at the pool - Rich