June 18, 2019
Greetings from the Glenwood newsroom.
We have upcoming season-firsts to report today, along with some reminders of good things in the works and good times to come later in the week.
But first, how about that A-meet WIN against River Falls to start off the season? It was a close contest that kept us guessing until the end. The final score was 408 to 384. Congrats to our swimmers and coaches on a great meet, and a special shout out to Jack Garvey for breaking our team’s 11-12 50-meter butterfly record!
WEDNESDAY MORNING BREAKFAST
Tomorrow marks the return of our always-popular $1 breakfast. In past years, we’ve offered donuts, muffins, and bagels along with your choice of juice. The idea: work hard in the water, then carbo-load with your teammates! Just bring a buck and make a pit stop after practice at the covered grilling area near the guard house and snack bar.
B MEET @ GARRETT PARK
Tomorrow we travel to nearby Garrett Park for our first B meet of the season.
Location: Garrett Park Pool, 4427 Cambria Avenue
Parking: It’s scarce, but the parking lot at the pool will be reserved for Glenwood. There is street parking available on Cambria Avenue as well as on the cross street across Strathmore Ave. Garrett Park will have parking attendants available to assist.
Meet Schedule: Swimmers should arrive by 4:20 p.m. Glenwood warm-ups are 4:35 to 4:50 p.m. The meet will begin at 5 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m.
Seating Area: The visiting-team area is on the hill near the start end of the pool. Garrett Park will have chairs for our team to use.
Concessions: There will be pizza, snacks, and drinks available for purchase.
Weather: Accuweather currently forecasts a cloudy evening in the high 70s, with a chance of thunderstorms around 5pm. But we all know you can’t count your chickens when it comes to humid summer evenings around here.
MORNING PRACTICE BEGINS
School is out and that means morning practices are on.
On weekday mornings, our team has more lane space, less background noise for coaches to shout over, and more time. Today, for instance, coaches were able to spend 25 minutes working on butterfly with our 8&unders and still had time left over for other strokes.
For those who can’t make morning practices, weekday afternoon practices are also still an option Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
The full practice schedule is here.
DECLARE OR BE SQUARE!
Remember to declare your swimmers for meets under “Meets and Other Team Events” on our website. Coaches need to know who can swim so they can plan the meet lineups. Right now, we really need to know if your swimmers are available for the upcoming A meet this Saturday at Potomac Woods and the Division D Relay Carnival on Monday, June 24 at Darnestown.
Parents, we know jobs are scarce this year. We have a big team (250!), and fewer home meets this season than last. Please, don’t worry. Just keep an eye on your email for last-minute calls for help and consider taking over a timer slot for the second half of a B meet when you’re able to do so. And thank you for your concern—having more volunteers than we need is a good problem for a swim team to have.
Another way to help? The Glenwood swim and dive teams hope to reach their goal of raising $1,500 for cancer research. Please consider donating here.
Do you ever wonder how Glenwood stacks up against other summer swim teams? (In spirit, second to none!) You can see our standing in Montgomery County Swim League Division D here; meet results for all teams in all divisions can be found here.