SECOND TO NONE

Greetings from the Glenwood newsroom.  Practices yesterday morning were a washout, but the weather forecast shows hot, sunny weather ahead, making the pool the place to be.

A look at Montgomery County Swim League standings shows Glenwood back in second place in Division D after a resounding win, 461-331, last Saturday over Mohican.  With 24 total points earned so far this season, we trail the No. 1 team, Quince Orchard by 10 points and edge past No. 3 River Falls by just four points.

If you missed it, our Tigers put on a spirited show Saturday, poolside and in the water, punctuated by races that featured all 10 of our graduating seniors.  Swimmers set new records, too.  Congratulations to Molly Benson, who broke a 21-year-old 15-18 team record on the women’s side of the board in 100-meter breast stroke, and to Jack Garvey, who broke Glenwood’s 11-12 50-meter men’s fly for the third time this season!

For more news on week four of MCSL swimming, check out Reach for the Wall’s recap, complete with an action shot from Glenwood’s meet!  Because we’re just that good looking!

PLAN AHEAD

The team heads to Darnestown Saturday for the final dual A meet of the summer, so please help our coaches plan and declare your swimmers now.

That’s followed by a final B meet at home against our neighbors from Kenmont pool.  You can declare your swimmers for that event here.

Then, on July 20 we travel to River Falls for the Division D Championship Meet.  That’s a big one, folks, so go ahead and let the coaches know now if your swimmers are available here.

But wait! There’s more!

GLENWOOD MOVIE TODAY

This is always a fun time for swimmers and coaches alike.  The movie is Toy Story 4.  The place is Regal Cinemas in downtown Silver Spring.  The time is 1:50 p.m. today and coaches ask that you be prompt about picking up your swimmers when the movie ends at 3:45 p.m.

You can order tickets here.

COACHES LONG COURSE

The fastest 8 swimmers in the entire county for each event race double the distance in a 50-meter pool this evening at the MCSL Coaches Long Course.  We just so happen to have two very fast women who will be there.  Molly Benson is the 8th seed in the 200 free and Celia Ford is an alternate as 10th seed in the 100 fly.

We are also pleased and proud to announce that Glenwood’s very own Bridget Laas has been named a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Sarah E. Auer Memorial Scholarship for MCSL swimmers.  Scholarship winners will be announced this evening at the long course meet.  You can learn more about this honor and the MCSL coach and swimmer it memorializes here.

Congratulations to these outstanding Glenwood women!  The meet begins at 6 p.m. at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center.

$1 WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST

Stop by after practice with a buck and fuel up—we heard there may be choices on the menu this week!

B MEET @ NORTHWEST BRANCH

We travel just a few miles Wednesday evening for our traditional B-meet match against our friends at Northwest Branch Pool.  Please review Coach Kelly’s guidelines for signing up for this meet at the top of her most recent update.  Your kids can show their spirit at the meet by dressing up for a tropical vacation!

NWB is located at  10850 Lockwood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901.

Our host will keep their main parking lot open for our use, but please carpool if you can.  Once the parking lot is full, you can park along Lockwood Drive, in the Burnt Mills 7th Day Adventist Church lot just up and across the street at 10915 Lockwood Dr., and in the neighborhood across the street. 

If you park in the neighborhood across the street from the pool, please park on one side of the road and be careful not to block or park too close to the driveways.  Tickets have been issued in the past for parking violations in this area.

Swimmers should report at 4:50 p.m.  Warm-ups start at 4:55 and the meet begins at 5:30 p.m.  Our hosts will sell dinner items, snacks, and drinks.

A HUGE WEEKEND

We expect a crowd this Saturday evening at Glenwood for the social event of season.

From 6-10 p.m., please join us for the Glenwood Dance & Ice Cream Social.  That’s followed by the Teen Overnight for 13-18-year-old members of the swim and dive teams (parental permission required).  Overlapping (ahem) these events is our pool’s annual Swim-4-Tim fundraiser.

More information about the swim-a-thon and teen overnight, including permission and donation forms, can be found here.

GLENWOOD GIVES

No community is untouched by cancer, including our own.  Here at home, we do what we can to help our affected families with their fight.  But we also decided this season to contribute to national efforts to defeat the disease.

Here is a link to our fundraising page for the Cancer Research Institute.  It tells only half the story.  We raised a total of $1,177!  We expect our total contribution to be reflected soon, so keep checking back.  And, if you want to contribute, there’s still time.

Thank you, Glenwood.

That’s all the news for now.  Swim fast, Tigers!

—Your Team Reps