TIMES FOR TIGERS!

Greetings from the Glenwood newsroom.

At the top of the swim news today are actual races, for the first time since 2019!  Yes, we are talking about June 12 Time Trials.

Our coaches ask that swimmers arrive at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning for warmups at the pool so we can start the meet by 8:30 a.m.

Tell your swimmers not to be nervous about this event—it’s a fun Tigers-only opportunity for all of us to come together to get times in the four competitive strokes and sharpen our swim-meet skills before MCSL competition begins on June 19. Our coaches update about Time Trials can be found here.

Missing from tomorrow’s lineup is a talented Tiger to perform the national anthem. If your child is comfortable belting out the Star-Spangled Banner or performing it on a musical instrument in front of a crowd at our home meets this summer, please contact Cara Hur.

SHOP GLENWOOD

Make sure your swimmers fuel up before their events tomorrow—racing requires energy!

No time to grab breakfast before you head for the pool? No worries.

Glenwood concessions is back in action tomorrow morning, grilling up those awesome egg sandwiches we’ve all been craving. Other breakfast fare offered during a typical season includes fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, granola bars, water, and—wait for it, parents—COFFEE!

Another popular on-deck Tiger vendor open for business at Time Trials is our very own Glenwood apparel and accessories shop. Head to the green tent, where you can purchase everything from Glenwood t-shirts and shorts to magnets, water bottles, and more. We take cash or credit cards and all proceeds benefit the team.

(Remember, if you need to purchase a team suit or goggles, please go to Capital Sport & Swim at 10558 Metropolitan Avenue in Kensington.)

If your swimmers have outgrown their Tiger swag, please donate any gently used vintage Glenwood gear such as suits and clothing by dropping it in the bin in the pool managers' office. We will hold our annual “tag sale” of these used items Friday, June 18, before the first pep rally.

Questions about gear?  Email [email protected].

COVID-19 REMINDERS

We want to take a moment of your time to remind everyone of the commitment we all made to help keep our swimmers—especially those who are too young to be vaccinated—safe this summer.

It’s true that Covid-19 is at a very low ebb in Montgomery County, vaccination rates are high, and most restrictions have been lifted. Still, every family that registered swimmers with the team agreed to follow certain guidelines to help keep our practices and meets safe.

The rules are what you’d expect, such as don’t send your swimmers to practice or a meet if they or another member of your family has tested positive for Covid-19. Your swimmers should stay home if they have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above or are exhibiting any of the symptoms associated with the illness. Tell a team representative or coach if your child or anyone in your family tests positive for Covid-19.

While mask wearing and social distancing are not required at our meets and practices, some swimmers and their families may opt to take these precautions while participating in team events. Their choices will be respected.

For your convenience, we have posted the waiver signed by all Glenwood swim team participants under the “Handbooks” tab here.

TIGERS TWEET, TOO

That’s right, the Glenwood swim team is on Twitter this summer! We’ll use this account for quick alerts about practice cancellations, meet updates and scores, new records, links to team emails, and more. You can follow us on Twitter @GlenwoodSwim.

That brings the team’s social media presence to a whopping two platforms, because you can also follow @glenwoodtigers on Instagram.

Before we sign off, we want to remind you that the volunteer-job signup for parents is open. When you log into your Glenwood swim team account, you’ll see a “Job Signups” button on the right-hand side of the screen. Or just click here.

If you have one swimmer on the team, we request that you sign up for three jobs. If you have two swimmers registered, the volunteer requirement is four jobs. For three or more swimmers, we ask that you complete five volunteer assignments.

Only families that have completed the volunteer requirement can purchase tickets to attend the swim team’s super fun end-of-season awards celebration. We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep saying it: Swim team runs on parent power and we appreciate all that you do to make the season a success.

Questions about the job signup can be directed to Roland Schrebler.

That’s all the news for now.

Get timed, Tigers!—Your Team Reps