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Dale Porter

Bolles School Sharks were recently featured as a Team of The Week by Swim Swam. https://swimswam.com/bsn-sports-swim-team-of-the-week-bolles-school-sharks/ Go Bolles!

Peter Verhoef

As we look ahead to an exciting and different 2020-2021 season, the Bolles staff has made some important additions that are sure to impact our young student-athletes. We began a search to find leadership in our Mako and Tiger programs in the early spring and have been forced to put final decisions off due to the COVID19 pandemic. Thankfully, we are excited to announce these changes to our membership: Coach Sean Abbey will take the position of Lead Coach for our Tiger group(s). While a full search was conducted, Sean’s...

Peter Verhoef

As we approach the school year our staff is both optimistic for the opportunities ahead and prepared to face the challenges of this fall. Specifically, the restrictions required by COVID safety measures combined with the limitations on our facilities due to construction. We are committed to our mission of developing excellent people and excellent racers throughout our program (in a safe way!). We have the benefit of experience after 12 weeks in the pool following safety guidelines and protocols. As you read the following plans and view our fall school-year...

Peter Verhoef

Bolles Swimming Families, We are working to finalize our school year schedule with the given restrictions of COVID safety measures and reduced pool space from construction. We have 340 athletes excited to swim and there is a lot of factors to consider – the first of which is athlete safety. The results from our survey have been helpful in planning. We recognize from your comments and responses that not all of our programming will meet each family’s specific needs. Our priority is to provide a consistent number of weekly sessions...

Peter Verhoef

Bolles Swimming Update – Planning Ahead As we begin this week I’m sure many of us believed we would be working of different challenges than the ones we currently face. Regardless of the uncertainty ahead we are committed to a mission to elevate performances, elevate fulfillment, and elevate our TEAM (updated this summer!). As changes in our community and the swimming world happen almost daily, we will plan for a way to attack our mission in the best way possible given the resources that we have. We are incredibly thankful...

Peter Verhoef

Bolles Swimming Families, This week we want to provide some bullet points to keep everyone in the loop as we continue through the summer and approach the start of school. The Bolles School will be releasing its back-to-school guide to Bolles families today. Based on the policies outlined, we will be adapting some of these protocols for our own program to remain consistent with all groups on campus. We will update everyone next week with these developments. We expect that we will need to review and reinforce our current protocols...

Peter Verhoef

Bolles Swimming Follow Up to Suspended Practices, To keep clear and consistent communication to all families, we have an update after suspending practices last week. We will continue to observe, learn, and modify our policies to meet the changing dynamic of the COVID19 pandemic. We firmly believe in the health and wellbeing of the swimmers through engaging in swimming while respecting the risk COVID19 brings to our community. Our policies are designed to meet our swimmers where they are now while giving us the information needed to adapt them to...

Peter Verhoef

Bolles Swimming Families, Thank you for a successful first week of our session II schedule. We want to continue to encourage you to communicate your concerns or any illnesses with us so we can continue to evolve the safety and well-being of our team. We would also like to encourage all of our families to be safe away from and outside of the pool, your decisions to wear a mask, stay distant, and avoid gatherings is your choice – but together our choices afford us the ability to keep developing...

Peter Verhoef

Bolles Swimming Families, Our staff did a great job today cleaning and preparing the facility for practices starting Monday. We are prepared to safely increase the sizes of our groups and we made a quick video to show you what we have planned. You can also check our website for updates to our COVID procedures. Please reach out if you have questions, you will continue to get updates specific to your practice group directly from lead coaches - as a reminder you can see the schedule starting monday here. Our...

Peter Verhoef

The below information has been updated per the City of Jacksonville's revised executive order. (July 1) This applies to our programs in the following ways: All swimmers should be wearing a mask at check in and to leave the facility. All swimmers and coaches should be wearing a mask when talking or walking with another person. Coaches may remove masks and step back (away from nearby contact) from the pool for instruction and coaching. Athletes walking to their cars should wear a mask when walking with others. Bolles Swimming Families,...