GREEN LIGHT FOR GLENWOOD

Greetings from the Glenwood newsroom.

As we watched the horses tear up the track at Churchill Downs yesterday, we couldn’t help but think of some other races we’ve been missing.

Yes, our thoughts drifted to hot June and July days poolside at Glenwood, cheering our Tigers as they roared down the lanes. We sure did miss that last summer, and its been a long year since.

So, if the Kentucky Derby left you in the mood for another wager, here’s a good bet for you: Glenwood summer swimming 2021. It’s ON!

The Montgomery County Swim League submitted, and the county approved, plans that allow us to hold practices and have swim meets.

These new protocols involve a lot of changes designed to keep everyone safe as vaccination efforts continue and our communities work toward a safe reopening.

There’s no plan that will make everyone happy. But the one approved for our summer swim league marks the return of competitive swimming to Montgomery County, and MCSL needs everyone to comply for the season to be a success.

We’re still working out what the changes mean for Glenwood swimming, but there are some details we can share with you right now.

BUTLERS ARE BACK

Our favorite coaches, Jeremy and Kelly Butler, are returning to Glenwood this summer. They look forward to seeing all their swimmers back in the pool and are stoked for some swim competition after going without last summer.

The Butlers are busy building a great coaching staff, formulating a new practice schedule, and planning the best summer possible for Glenwood swimmers. More to come on all of that and more in a couple weeks.

BUSINESS TIME

Our aim is to send out information about how to register your swimmers around May 10. Watch for that email. It will hopefully include other details, such as a tentative season schedule, practice times, and screening dates for new swimmers.

Right now, we need to get a jump on building our team of MCSL officials. These are the volunteers who help ensure our swim meets are fair and that everyone follows the rules. We can’t compete without them.

Glenwood has a long history of fielding some of the best officials in the league. The training won’t take much of your time, and this year, with no-spectator meets under the current policy, it’s a great way to see the kids swim.

Whether you’re a returning MCSL official in need of recertification or a newbie, please check out the class schedule here. Interested parents can also shoot an email to Glenwood Team Rep Zac Morford.

DIVISION LINE-UP

Picking up where we left off two summers ago, Glenwood Tigers will swim in Division C this year. As of now, we’re scheduled to compete against Franklin Knolls, Clarksburg Village, Damascus, Woodley Gardens, and Old Georgetown.

That’s about all we can tell you right now about the upcoming season’s events. We’ll share more as we know more, but rest-assured we’re working to make this the best possible season for a return of the Glenwood Tigers.

Be cool in school, Tigers, and we’ll see you at the pool!—Your Team Reps