Shark Bites - September 27, 2021

Tom Grassadonia

Shark Bites

September 27, 2021


PRACTICES – Welcome our 8 and under swimmers this week. Our Novice swimmers begin today Monday September 27 at the YMCA from 6:00 – 6:45.

Our Competitive and Advanced (HS Pool) swimmers are on the same schedule as last week.  

SWIM MEET – No Swim Meet this week

 UPCOMING MEETS – It is very important that you register your swimmers for our upcoming meets. Please look at the events page on the web site and sign up for meets available; this is updated as meet information and files are provided to us.

 OFFICIALS CLASSES – We are planning to hold a Level 1 and Level 2 Officials certification class on October 31st at the YMCA. More information to follow. Please consider becoming a YMCA Swimming Official classes are being offered in October and November. A separate email with more information will follow this note today.

 TEAM GEAR – Three things:

Tee Shirts - Please be sure you have updated your child’s tee shirt size by COB Friday. The team $12.00 Tee Shirts will be ordered based on the sizes we have for your child.

Swim Caps – Due to continued supply chain issues we will be ordering our new team caps without the swimmers name option this year. The team will order our $15.00 - 2022 cap for all swimmers this week. You do not need to place an order,

Team Gear – Speedo is the official outfitter of the Blair Regional YMCA, and Swimmers Network is the supplier of Speedo products for our team. Items are discounted, but you must register for our Team Portal with Swimmers Network to view items and prices and place your order. Speak with your coach if you have any questions regarding team equipment.

The link to our Team Portal is:

 FINANCES - 1. If you have not paid the YMCA for the season (whole or half) please make this payment this week. 2. Team accounts have been updated on TU, please review and pay as soon as possible. Debts shown on the team site are payable to the TEAM, not the YMCA. 3. If you need assistance in whole or in part please speak to Tom for scholarship availability.

 PARENTS MEETING - This week’s parents meeting has been rescheduled to next Wednesday at 6:30 in the Animal Room at the YMCA. This meeting will have a second part to discuss how to sign up for meets and how meets actually work.

COVID - Please be looking for our Covid policies as directed by the YMCA, USA Swimming, AMS Swimming and the WPYSL. Yes we have a bunch of organizations telling us what to do. We should have a document out later this week. Please do what you think is safest and best for your family and please know that the pool has shown to be one of the safest places to be with others. Thank you chlorine!


As always questions or concerns regarding anything please direct them to a coach or send us a note via email.