Greetings from the Glenwood newsroom.

The time is nearly upon us, Tigers. At the second intrasquad B-meet of the season on Wednesday, July 7, we will celebrate a very special group of Glenwood swimmers, our 19-year-old “Super Seniors.”

Wondering what to wear to the big event? Maybe you’re a little behind on the laundry and all your Tiger duds are dirty. No worries—you can make your own!

Welcome to the Glenwood tradition of decorating green t-shirts with bleach sticks.

If you don’t already have a green t-shirt for this event, NOW is the time! Try visiting your local Michaels store. Last we checked, they still had a ton of super cheap Irish green tees in all sizes.

Shirts must be ALL-COTTON and PRE-WASHED.  Trust us, cotton is best—cotton-polyester blends don’t work well with the bleach.

  • Write your child's name on the label with a Sharpie before the event.
  • Have your child wear old clothes; bleach can stain. The same advice applies to parent helpers.
  • Don't forget your cardboard.
  • Swimmers should plan single-side designs and be efficient with our limited supply of bleach pens.
  • Fabric paints will be available for decorating, too.
  • Parent volunteers will organize the swimmers, supervise the use of bleach and paint, and help process the shirts.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 7 (or July 6 during afternoon practices from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. if your child can't make the morning edition or wants to avoid a crowded environment).

SCHEDULE:  Except for 13-18s, swimmers will design their shirts 30 minutes before their morning practice and pick them up after practice. The 13-18s will design immediately after practice.  Once bleached, the tees will need to "set" for about an hour.

8:20 a.m.  11-12s

9:00 a.m. 13-18s

9:10 a.m. 9-10s *

9:50 a.m. 8-and-unders *

* Parents of 9-10s and 8-and-unders, please try to stay and help your child with the design and rinsing of their shirts!

WHERE:  Tables behind the snack bar, on the back deck.

WHAT TO BRING: An all-cotton, pre-washed GREEN t-shirt, cami, tank, or polo (only one per swimmer) and a piece of thick, corrugated cardboard about 18 inches square to slip inside the shirt.

Questions?  Email Ramona Butchko at  [email protected]