Welcome to Glenwood 2019

 

Hello Glenwood Tiger Families!

Summer is nearly here and you know what that means—Glenwood swimming! That’s right, we’re just over two weeks away from the official start of the season—and just one week from the beginning of online registration for returning swimmers. So, it’s time to talk details. Lots and lots of details, folks, so please read carefully.

 

THE 2019 COACHING STAFF     Heading into their 11th year of leading our Tigers is everyone’s favorite husband-wife superhero coaching duo, Jeremy and Kelly Butler. They will be joined once again by assistant coaches Gail Anderson, Tess Mayfield, Mikey Petrizzo and Bridget Laas. The pre-team coaching staff this summer is led by Jack Bowman.  Joining him are returning coach Molly Benson and new coaches Ryann Cuddy, Ruby Farber, Celia Ford, and Olivia Schrebler. This is a fantastic group of coaches and we’re thrilled to have them.   

REGISTRATION

Online Registration opens MAY 20 for returning big team swimmers only. If you plan to add swimmers to the big team, please wait until after screening to register all your kids at once.  Registration will close by 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6.  No exceptions after the registration deadline.  Refunds will be allowed until June 14.

Returning Big Team Swimmers

IF, and ONLY IF, your membership dues are up to date AND you have no new swimmers joining the big team, you may sign your swimmers up  here on May 20. Read the introduction, then scroll to the bottom, click “REGISTER NOW,” and fill in the required information.  You can find more specific registration instructions  here. Use your existing account to log in.  If your email address has changed since last summer, please email Traci Vagnucci at tracimats@gmail.com and she will update it for you. Please do not create a new account—all of your swimmer's information is tied to your existing account. 

This phase of online registration is for returning swimmers only and payment is by credit card only.  

Pre-team and First Time Big Team Swimmers

All first-time Tigers (pre-team and big team) must be screened by a coach prior to registering. This includes last year’s pre-teamers who may now be ready to move on to the big team. Screening is being held on Tuesday, May 28th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. If a coach determines that your swimmer is eligible for the big team, you can then register him or her online by using the link above. 

If your swimmer is eligible for the pre-team, you will register him or her right after the screening by filling out a form that we will give you. If you think your child will be a pre-team member this year, please BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK to the screening as that is the only method of payment that is acceptable for pre-team registration.

You can arrange screening with the coaches for a few days after May 28 (May 29-31 at 7 p.m.), but please try to do it the first day if at all possible. Then you can register for the summer – until June 6. Sorry, no exceptions after the registration deadline.

Registration will close by 8 pm on Thursday June 6.

PRACTICES

Afternoon Practice for the Big Team begins on Wednesday afternoon, May 29th. 

Practice for Pre-team will begin on Monday afternoon, June 10. 

May 29 – June 14 (Pre-Team begins June 10)

 

Afternoons (Monday – Friday only)

Age

Start Time

End Time

13 & over

4:00

5:00

11-12

5:00

5:45

9-10

5:45

6:30

8 & under

6:30

7:00

Pre-Team

7:00

7:30

 

June 17 through end of season

Morning practice (Monday – Friday only)

Age

Start Time

End Time

13 & over

7:30

9:00

11-12

8:50

9:50

9-10

9:40

10:30

8 & under

10:20

11:10

Pre-Team

10:50

11:30

 

Afternoon practice (for those who cannot attend morning practices only)

(Monday, Tuesday and Thursday only)

Age

Start time

End time

13 & over

4:30

5:00

9-12

5:00

5:30

8 & under

Pre-Team

5:30

6:00

 

MEET SCHEDULE

The 2019 meet schedule is here.

PARENT JOBS

Parent Job Sign-Ups will open on Monday, June 4, time TBA .

 

Finally, if the above isn’t enough information for you, if you’re yearning to know more about summer swimming in general and Glenwood specifically, the 2019 team handbook is live and packed with all the rules, regulations, best practices, and helpful hints we could gather to answer your questions. You can find our handbook here.

On behalf of the Glenwood Tiger parent leadership team, welcome back for another summer of swimming at the Big G!

—Darcia Bowman, Roland Schrebler, Zac Morford, Christina DiMeglio Lopez, and Traci Vagnucci