Greetings from the Glenwood newsroom.

Can you feel it? It’s in the air.

Tomorrow morning the Glenwood Tigers roar back to life for their first real swim meet in two years!

Our competition this week? Franklin Knolls, the 3rd seed in Montgomery County Swim League’s Division C. The Tigers are seeded 6th in the division this year, but Glenwood is always in 1st place where it counts the most.

Consider this: Glenwood was one of the first teams to compete in the MCSL. In fact, Glenwood hosted the very first MCSL swim meet in 1958. Glenwood’s swim team is also consistently one of the biggest in the league; we have 231 swimmers on Big Team this season!

And, of course, the Glenwood Tigers are always first in spirit.


The roar of our teen Tigers could be heard throughout the neighborhood early this morning, announcing Fun-Day-Friday practices. That signals a return at long last of the Friday night pep rally—or, as our coaches have promised, two seasons of pep rallies all packed into one!

Tigers should report to the back deck at Glenwood today at 6:30 p.m., dressed in enough spirit garb to cover this season and last, and ready to revive some of their favorite rally cheers. (Want to refresh your Tiger wardrobe on a budget before the pep rally? Stop by our on-deck tag sale of gently used Tiger apparel today, starting at 6 p.m.)

Families concerned about Covid-19, please be advised that pep rallies can be crowded affairs. You may wish to have your child wear a mask. To help alleviate crowding, we ask that the adults hold off on grabbing those plum viewing spots until after swimmers take their places and everyone can assess their comfort levels and space limitations.


After the pep rally, swimmers should get a good night’s sleep before they return to Glenwood Saturday at 7:50 a.m. for warmups. The racing begins at 9 a.m. with the 12-and-under 100 Meter Individual Medley. The 2021 order of events for MCSL meets can be found here.

Tiger parents, we still need four additional lane timers and someone to help at the breakfast grill this Saturday morning. Even if your child isn't swimming Saturday, the Home A-meets are an easy way to fulfill your parent-volunteer requirement. So, jump in there while you still have the chance. Interested parent should email Team Rep Roland Schrebler as soon as possible.

Our search continues for talented Tigers to perform the Star-Spangled banner at our meets. If you have a child with powerful pipes or enviable instrumental skills and the confidence to perform the national anthem in front of a live crowd, send them our way. Interested individuals may contact Glenwood parent Cara Hur.

Spectators, we love you, so please come cheer on your teammates. Parents, we love you, too, so come on down to Glenwood tomorrow morning. But please help us be good hosts and reserve the main parking lot for our guests from Franklin Knolls.


While we’re talking about Glenwood parking, here’s another important pool rule: Never drive into the lower parking lot near the bathhouse entrance to drop off your swimmers for practices, meets, or other team events.

The lower lot is busy with swimmers and families entering and exiting the pool, service vehicles coming and going, and lifeguards and coaches driving in for shifts throughout the day.

Most importantly, the lower lot must be accessible for emergency vehicles.

So, please, stop at Tiger Rock to drop off your swimmers or pull into a spot in the main or rear lots. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

That’s all the news for now. We’ll share a meet program later today via our Twitter @GlenwoodSwim and email.

Show your spirit, Tigers!—Your Team Reps