weekly update march 1st


Updates 3/1/2017

Inclement weather -Practice is on until  the YMCA makes an organizational call to adjust any facility times and will send an alert ,which is out of my control.  Please use your best judgment on travel.  

Spring Splash-Masters/Breakers home Meet-Saturday March 11, 2017, warmups at 1p.m. meet starts at 2pm-This will be a fun event and all ages from 6-75 will be swimming!!!

This meet is a combination meet with the Masters team (and masters from the Sault) and the Breakers team.  It is also a fundraiser predominantly for the Masters Swimming team, as we also provide scholarships for our swimmers and purchase swim equipment.  If you have not paid the fee of $25 please do that before your swimmer(s) swims on the 11th.  Typically, we do not charge for home meets, but the masters swimming team typically does one fundraiser primarily for athlete assistance each year. 

Volunteering at the meet will be really important to its success. Please LOG ONTO the team unify website near the meet info tab and go to JOB SIGNUP.  Here you can select from the menu. We really need lanes timers and help with set up and cleanup. 

Changes to schedules and upcoming sessions

  • Last practice for all groups-Wednesday March 22-  (unless Kathy has spoken to you)
  • Both swim school and Developmental groups will start back the week of April 3rd.  Registration will open on the 8th of March.
  • Practice time change-tues /thurs DEVEL0PMENTAL only -APRIL, MAY & UNTIL SCHOOL IS OUT

Tuesdays and Thursdays group will now swim from 5:00-6:00 pm which is the same as the Monday /Wednesday group.  We definitely have to make this change in April, due to the stroke clinics but if this really not going to work with families beyond that please let me know asap.

  • Stroke clinics for all Senior and JR groups will start the 10th of April. You cannot register for this event until the 8th of March.  There is no monthly swim team fee in April.  The clinic will be $60 per child.  The clinics will run Mon-Thurs from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for week of 10th,17th & 24th. Look for more info soon.

JRs and SR GROUPS-Please come to practice Friday March 10!!! 4:30-6:00 pm

….and help design and make posters for our youngest Breakers members for their meet! We will not be swimming the whole time so we can get out and work together to make some fun posters!

Good luck to all of our JO qualifiers Claire, Ella, Cam, Molly, Matt, Erin,Elly, Finn, Blake, Tim, Maeve, Leah & Mally!! Who are swimming in East Grand Rapids this weekend!!

Banquet & spring basket fundraiser!!!

Please pencil in the date of April 28th for our annual team gathering. More details to follow!

Also, team spring fundraiser, details from Shelly Drew soon!

If you have any questions at all-please contact me via phone 231-486-6357 x142 or email