The Return of the Tiger

Greetings from the Glenwood newsroom.

As the saying goes, the news is what people are talking about, and what we’re talking about right now is the reopening of Montgomery County.

Summer is back!

So, do us a favor and forget about 95 percent of what we wrote in our previous emails.

The county is set to remove nearly all Covid-19 restrictions on outdoor pools and sporting events on May 28. Following suit, the Montgomery County Swim League has announced it is withdrawing its Covid-19 practice and meet protocols.

What does this mean?

It means that summer swimming will revert to its normal level of AWESOME—with bustling practices, a pre-team for our fledgling swimmers, pep rallies, fast-paced meets with cheering spectators, and lots of happy Glenwood Tiger swimmers!

We won’t throw all caution to the wind, of course, because it’s still important to keep everyone safe. But we do plan to make the most of this incredible turn of events.

So, let’s finally give you some news you can use.

RETURNING BIG TEAM SWIMMERS

Please register your children with swim team!

You may register online here if your pool dues are paid in full and you have swimmers who are no more than 18 years old as of June 1 who are returning Big Team swimmers. We also invite any 19-year-olds who graduated from team in summer 2020 to return for one final season with the Tigers.

Please make sure all contact and billing information is updated and correct. Questions about registration? Just respond to this message or email team treasurer Traci Vagnucci. Please do not create a new account—your swimmer's information is tied to your existing account.

Registration for returning swimmers closes June 10.

PRE-TEAM AND FIRST-TIME BIG TEAM SWIMMERS

All first-time Tigers must be screened by a coach prior to registering. This includes any pre-teamers from summer 2019 who may be ready to move on to the big team. Screening is being held on June 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. If a coach determines that your swimmer is eligible for the big team, you can then register them online by using the link above.

If your swimmer is eligible for the pre-team, you will still need to register them online here. Just be sure to select “Pre-Team.”

If you can’t make it to the June 1 screening, don’t worry. You can arrange with our coaches to have your child tested another evening at the close of afternoon pratices at 7 p.m. But please try to do it on June 1 if possible.

Once your swimmer has been screened and appropriately placed on either Big Team or Pre-Team, you can register for the summer. Remember, registration will close by 8 pm on Thursday June 10.

PRACTICES

Afternoon-Only Practice for the Big Team begins Wednesday, June 2 and runs through June 16. Practice for Pre-team will begin on Monday afternoon, June 14. 

 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

 

SEASON SCHEDULE

The 2021 meet schedule is here, but please note that it’s under construction as we toss out our plans for a modified season and race to make a normal season a reality. The team’s B-meet schedule is a good example of a season detail that has yet to be settled.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reply to this email. We’re here to help.

That’s all the news for now, folks. On behalf of the Glenwood Tiger parent leadership team, welcome back for another summer of swimming at the Big G!

Get ready, Tigers!—Your Team Reps