Shark Bites Week 11

Regina Dunklebarger


Blair Regional YMCA Tigersharks


SHARK BITES WEEK 11 2020-2021 Season 



Important Notice: Please do not reply to this weekly communication. Emails should be sent to [email protected]


Don’t forget to sign up your swimmer for this week’s meet! The registration Deadline is Thursday, Nov. 19th. 


Greater Johnstown YMCA @ Blair Regional YMCA

Nov. 20th and 21st

Meet Info will be out on Wednesday. 

Swimmers ages 10 and younger (Age on December 1, 2020) swim Friday Night - Warm Ups at 6:00pm

Swimmers ages 11 and older (Ages on December 1, 2020) swim Saturday Afternoon - Warm Ups at 12noon

Not sure what events to select, just register for the meet and the coaches will select the events. 


Upcoming Swim Meet Opportunities

Please find below the swim meets that are being built and may be available to our swimmers. If you are interested in these meets please let me Tom know as soon as possible. Junior Nationals location has still not been determined, but will most likely be at Spire. This is a Futures less 1% qualifying time meet. We will speak with your athlete if they are able to attend. Again please let Tom know what Closed Meet you desire and he will send entries in. 


BRY /GJY Virtual                                       BRY                                                 Nov. 20, 21

Virginia Gators                                           Roanoke, VA                                   Dec. 4, 5, 6

Junior Nationals                                         Spire or Upper Saint Clair              Dec. 11, 12, 13

BRY Open Virtual                                       BRY                                               Dec 18, 19



Remember ALL Swimmers MUST 

bring a water bottle to practice! 



No borrowing: Each athlete will need to bring their own water bottles and goggles! No borrowing. 


Wear your suit! We are requesting that our athletes wear their suits under a warm up and then leave the pool area with the warm up on. While the locker rooms are open, we are requesting that all of our athletes simply wear warmups over suits when coming to and leaving practice.


YMCA POLICIES: All persons entering the YMCA should wear a mask and practice social distancing when possible. Everyone will be asked Healthy Entrance Questions and have their temperature taken. 


YMCA HOURS: The YMCA locks the doors at 8:30P M-R and at 7:30P on Fridays. The hours of the building have been extended to provide adequate practice times for our swimmers during this “new Normal.” It will be imperative that our coaches end practice on time, that our athletes quickly put their warm ups on and exit the pool and it will be the responsibility of parents to ensure that your athlete is picked up on time at the end of each practice. The building closes at the same time that the Advanced Group practice ends at 8:30pm Monday through Thursday and at 7:30pm on Fridays. The doors will be locked at that time. If you arrive after 8:30, you will be able to pick up your athlete on the front porch of the building.



Advanced and Competition Groups begin: September 14

  • Competition/Novice* will practice M through R 6:00 – 7:00 & Friday 6:00 - 6:45

  • Advanced will practice M through R 7:00 – 8:30 & Friday 6:45 - 7:30

*Novice Swimmers who are ages 8 and under begin: September 28

Please NOTE:

  1. Novice should practice at least 2x per week

  2. Competition should practice at least 3x per week

  3. Advanced should practice at least 4x week

Advanced will practice until 8:30 this is not an option.








Questions? Just send us a note! 

Questions should be emailed to [email protected]




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