Welcome Back & the Week Ahead

Dear Swimmers & Families,

Week One is complete!  It has been really nice to see everyone after such a long hiatus.  I’m so glad to have you all with us!  It has been nice to see so many new swimmers and to see how much the returning swimmers have changed and grown.  It is so positive to be back together.

The Fast Friday meet went very well.  Thank you, parents, for being patient and supportive as we try this new thing.  Hopefully the next one will go even more smoothly and we can do more than one event!  Results will be posted on the bulletin board in the team case to the left (by the entrance to the boys’ restroom) as you enter the pool.  Special thanks to the Candy Kitchen of Frederick for donating Heat Winner awards this week.  All Heat Winners received a card good for a free chocolate-covered pretzel.  If you have any contacts or businesses who would like to donate for a future Fast Friday, please let me know.

Swimmers of the Week   Every day after practice, the coaches write down names of swimmers who stood out in some way, either by working hard, trying something new, encouraging a teammate, helping set up or take down the pool, or doing something above and beyond.  At the end of the week, I tally up how many times a swimmer’s name was mentioned in each age group, and the person with the most tallies wins a special Swimmer of the Week t-shirt, and their picture will be posted in the team case.  This week’s Swimmer of the Week winners are:

8-Under               Sam Sobota

9-10                      Fionna Nitz

11-12                    Charlotte Felton

13-14                    Peyton Ciucci

15-18                    Sarah Turner

Congratulations, Swimmers!

Next week, we will take a Team Picture on Friday, July 2 at 9:00.  There will be no swimming, but please wear a team suit if you have one, or a dark suit if you don’t.  12-Under individual pictures will be at 8 am, Full Team picture & Drone shot at 9:00,  13 – Older individual pictures will be after the team pic.  Ordering information will be sent out separately.

* * There will be NO PRACTICE on Monday, July 5, morning or evening.  Happy Independence Day! * *

If you have any questions or concerns as the season progresses, or to sign up for evening practices, please email me at [email protected].

It is SO GREAT to have you all back in the water! 

Go Barracudas!

Coach Holly