March Team News

Mar 11, 2019

Pool Closing Monday, April 1.  

It's official, our pool will be closing for renovations on Monday, April 1.  We are anticipating being out of our pool between 3-4 months.  

Our team will be swimming out of the Palm Beach Gardens Pool and the Oxbridge Academy Pool.  All of our training groups' day, time and frequency will need to be modified in order to fit into each pools space and time, they've made available to us.  

We will also do everything possible to accommodate all of our swimmers during this time.  Which may mean training with a different group to accommodate the traveling of families with multiple swimmers.  What's most important is for us to keep our team together. 

Tentatively, we are planning for swimmers in the GreenOrangeWhite groups to train at Palm Beach Gardens.  Swimmers on the RedBlue, and Gold groups will have practices at Palm Beach Garden and at Oxbridge.  All Senior and National Development practices will be held at Oxbridge Academy

The Training Times will be posted as soon as they are finalized.  Be on the lookout for them. 

Welcome Kemper Reback
We would like to welcome Kemper Reback to our coaching staff.  Kemper grew up swimming at North Palm Beach and is currently one of the top junior triathlete in the USA.   Kemper's strong work ethic and positive attitude are great additions to our team.  Kemper has been assisting Coach Alf with the Red group and Coach Hannah with the Blue group.    

New NPB Officials and Starter

We would like to thank and welcome France Vingneault and Hillary Rizzi on taking the time to apprentice and become certified USA Swimming Officials.   We would also like to recognize Buzz Monroe on working on his Starter apprenticeship.  

NPB Intra-Squad Meet - Blue vs White - Thursday, March 28.  
On March 29 we are going to celebrate the closing of our pool by hosting an Intra-Squad meet and a team pizza party.  We are going to divide all of our swimmers into two teams, Blue Vs White.  Each swimmer will race in two individual events and one relay.   We are going to have mixed age relays and t-shirt relays.    Meet warm-up will be at 4:00pm; Meet Start at 4:30pm.   
Please go online and sign-up so we know how much pizza needs to be ordered.  

No Practice Friday and Saturday, March 15-16

Due to the FGC Junior Olympics, there will be no practice on Friday and Saturday, March 16-17.

Spring Break Training Schedule - March 18-19
Practice will be held on Monday, Tuesday  
National Development, Gold, Senior - 7:00-8: 30 am 
Red & Blue Group - 8:30-10:00am 
All Green Groups - 8:30-9: 00 am 
Orange and White Group 9:00-10:00 am 
No Practice Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 20-23 

FGC Senior Championships - March 21-23.

Swimmers participating in the Senior Championships will have practice on Wednesday and Thursday, March 19-20 from 7:00-8:30am.