Greetings from the Glenwood newsroom.

This is week five of the Montgomery County Swim League competitive season. After an exciting win on Senior Day last Saturday against Woodley Gardens, Glenwood is ranked second in the Division C standings, with one final dual A-meet left, scheduled for Saturday, July 17, against Old Georgetown.

In other words, our Tigers are red hot!


Speaking of hot, we have a B-meet at home tomorrow, July 14, and the weather forecast predicts a high of 92 degrees. Have your Tigers dress for success—pair a necktie with that swimsuit—and don’t forget the sunscreen!

In case a pop-up thunderstorm should force an early end to the races, our clever coaches have switched the order of events for the evening to make sure swimmers get a chance to compete in the events that normally happen in the second half. This time, the meet will begin with breaststroke, followed by fly, IM, free, and then back.

We host our good friends from Northwest Branch for this final home meet of the season, so please help us make them feel welcome and leave the main parking lot for our guests.

We also ask that when dropping your swimmers off for this meet or any swim team events, you STOP AT THE ROCK. Please, parents, do not drive past Tiger Rock into the lower staff parking lot for drop-offs and pickups.

Warm-ups for Glenwood begin at 4:45 p.m. and the meet starts at 5 p.m. Don’t worry about dinner. Concessions will be selling Potomac Pizza by the slice, as well as salads.


Saturday begins with the away A-meet in the morning against Old Georgetown. We’ll tell you more about that later, and you can also check out the recent coaches’ update.

Let’s talk Saturday evening plans!

First, from 6-10 p.m., please join us for the Glenwood Family Dance & Ice Cream Social, followed by the Glenwood Teen Overnight.

 For those new to Glenwood, here's a quick primer:

  • Starting at 6 p.m., the swim team hosts a dance for all Glenwood members. We provide ice cream treats to cool down the kids before they work up a sweat on the Glenwood dance floor while a DJ spins some tunes. Big fun for the whole family!
  • The dance ends promptly at 10 p.m. and we ask all patrons to exit the pool in a timely fashion so we can begin check-in for the teen overnight.  All swim and dive team members 13 years and older are invited to spend the night at the pool.  Please carefully review and sign this permission form for the overnight, and send it and the $15 registration fee with your teens that night. No child will be admitted without this signed consent.

Please consider lending a hand Saturday night with the overnight, parents. We need adults to help check in teenagers at the gate, prepare and serve food, and chaperone through the wee hours. We appreciate any assistance you can offer in helping us to revive this treasured tradition our swimmers and divers missed out on last summer. Email Swim Team Rep. Zac Morford if you can help.

In the coming days, you’ll hear from us about all the other exciting events in the final stretch of the 2021 summer swim season, including the Division C Championship in Damascus, the Glenwood Swim Team Awards Banquet, and MCSL All-Stars. Keep your eyes peeled for those important emails.

That’s all the news for now. So just dance, dance, dance, Tigers!—Your Team Reps