I hope everyone had a very HAPPY and SAFE Labor Day weekend!  And wishing all the kiddos and teachers a GREAT first day of school.  

Upcoming events...  

  • GRAPE PICKING!  SSCs annual Fall fundraiser is this Friday, September 10, from 8am - 8pm and Saturday, September 11, from 8am - Noon. What is involved?  Four fun filled hours of grape picking fun at local vineyard in Cottonwood.   This has been a VERY successful fundraiser for the club the past few years.   We need LOTS AND LOTS of grape pickers.  The more grapes we pick, the more funds we earn for our club so bring your family, friends and other acquaintances!   The more hands we have, the quicker the work and the quicker we will be done.   Directions to the vineyard at the bottom of the email.
  • SSC Parent Board Meeting.  There will be a parent board meeting on Sunday, September 12, at 4pm at Coach Connie's house (106 Meadowview St).  Southwest Swim Club is a private non-profit organization run by an elected board of directors.  Without the board and parent volunteers, our club will not be able to continue.  In fact, we have been limping along for quite some time now and could really use some leadership in this area.  I know we have spoken with some of you that are interested in being part of the board. If you are intersted in helping to lead the club into the future, please plan to attend. If you can not attend but would like to be part of the board, please let Coach Connie know.  Board positions open include:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • Safety Officer
    • Beat the Blizzard Meet Director
  • SSC Swim Tryouts.  Southwest Swim Club will be holding swim tryouts for the 2021-22 Fall/Winter season on Monday, September 20 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Southwest Minnesota State University swim pool.  Swimmers only need to bring a swimsuit, towel, and googles.  When you arrive, you can enter SMSU from the door located between the BA and PE buildings (BA/PE link) and walk through your respective locker room to get to the pool.  From a COVID perspective, masks are currently required in ALL SMSU buildings.  If you are unable to attend on that date, we can arrange an alternative tryout date/time as well. 

  • Start of the Fall 2021-2022 SSC Swim Sesason.  Regular season practices begin on Tuesday, September 21, from 6:30-8pm.  For returning swimmers, please come at the time for your practice group you were in last season.  NOTE:  We have a smaller window for the pool in the Fall due to SMSU Womens Swim & Dive and MHS Girls Swim & Dive.   Practice times will change after Thanksgiving.

    • Polliwogs:  6:30-7pm, Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday

    • Minnows: 7-8pm, Monday - Thursday

    • Dolphins/Sharks:  6:30-8pm, Monday - Thursday

Please contact Coach Connie if you are have any questions on any of these items. 

Directions to Vineyard (855 W 1st St., Cottonwood, MN): 

  • From MN Hwy 23, turn onto Co Rd 9 and drive into Cottonwood.  Drive about ½ mile and past Cottonwood Co-Op Agronomy Center.  Residence is just north of agronomy center on the east side of road.  Please park along the side of the road.