2013 Boo Psych Sheet-Revised 10/22!

Posted: October 21, 2013 by Webmaster

Category: BYNS

An updated psych sheet for the Boo can be found here.

2013 Boyertown Boo Warmup Schedule!

Posted: October 20, 2013 by Webmaster

Category: BYNS

The 2013 Boyertown Boo warmup schedule can be found here.

Script Gift Cards Orders

Posted: October 17, 2013 by Jayna Miller

Category: BYNS

Monthly Scrip Fundraising Information

The Boyertown Y National Swim Team will submit Scrip Gift Card orders monthly.  Now you can raise money without buying unwanted items, without selling door-to-door, and with no extra cost to you every month.

Order Form

Merchant List 

How It Works
Scrip refers to gift certificates or gift cards.  Our team is able to purchase gift cards from hundreds of retailers nationwide at a discount, which you can then buy at face value.  The difference is our profit.  These are the same gift cards that you would purchase if you went to the retailer directly.  By purchasing these gift cards before you shop for your everyday items - like groceries, gas, clothes, and restaurants – we raise money, without you having to spend a penny extra.  It’s just that simple.

How to Participate

Each month, select the cards you will buy from the merchant list https://www.glscrip.com/shop/Default.aspx

Fill out our team’s order form (print from the home page of the website), and place it inside Emily Glinecke’s mailbox along with payment by check.  The cards will be ordered on October 20th, November 15th, and December 15th.  You will be contacted by email a few days later to arrange pickup of your cards at the YMCA.

We encourage you to take advantage of the wonderful benefits offered by this monthly fundraiser.  If you have questions, please contact Nancy Glinecke at 215-498-4182 or [email protected]

Boyertown Hosted Swim Officials & Referee Clinics

Posted: October 10, 2013 by Jayna Miller

Category: BYNS


Boyertown Area YMCA, Daniel B. Boyertown will be hosting Clinics for people to become Swim Officials.  If you would like to become an official please attend the Level I clinic on Oct 17th.

Current officials please check your cards expiration date to see if you need to recertify.

Also anyone who is currently a Level II and will Referee a meet will need to attend on Oct 24(time will be announced) for the Referee section of the Level II session.

Level I Clinic - Oct 17 (Thur6pm10pm

This program certifies successful candidates to serve as stroke & turn, relay take‐off and place

judges at YMCA swim meets.


·         the candidate be at least 21 years of age

·         be associated with a YMCA swimming program.

This program will also serve to recertify existing Level I officials.

Level II Clinic - Oct 24 (Thur) 6pm10pm

To certify officials and re-certify existing officials for the YMCA of the USA’s

Competitive Swimming Program as Level II Officials. The clinic will prepare participants to

act in the capacities of Referee, Starter and Chief Judge.


• Minimum Age: 21 years old

• Associated with a recognized YMCA Swim Team

• For new Level II officials have been certified for at least 1 year as a YMCA Level I Official

   and worked at least 8 sessions on deck as a Level I Certified Official.

• For re-certification, have worked at least 12 sessions on deck as a Level II Certified Official

   over the previous three year certification period.

Also for those who will Referee this year.  The Referee class portion will begin at8pm.

So all Level II officials will need to attend if they will function as a Referee during dual meets.

2013 BASH Relay Carnival Invite and Event File

Posted: October 3, 2013 by Webmaster

Category: BASH

The invitation for the 2013 BASH Relay Carnival can be found here.

Event file can be found here

2013-14 BYNS Team Equipment Orders

Posted: September 18, 2013 by Jayna Miller

Category: BYNS

Each swim season D&J Sports of Coopersburg coordinates our team equipment orders.  This will be your opportunity to purchase needed and optional equipment items at the Speedo reduced team prices and to try on the team suits for sizing.  Additional equipment items will also be available for purchase – goggles, bungie straps, mesh bags, practice caps, swim bags and more.

D&J Sports will be at the YMCA on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 6-8:30pm.

All orders and payments need to be placed on or before 9/29.  Either directly with D&J Sports on 9/29 or you may drop off order forms and payment to the “D&J Equipment Orders” on the team table prior to 9/29.

All orders are being placed directly with D&J Sports, 7001 PA 309, Coopersburg, PA 18036, 610-282-5895.

D&J will deliver the ordered items to the Y and an email will be sent out listing the items available for pick up at the front desk.  The goal is to have all items delivered by the Boyertown Boo (Sunday, October 27).  The warm ups may arrive later than the rest of the items

Order forms are available here.  Please print out these forms for your use.

Needed Swimmer Equipment:

Team Suits

·         all team members are to wear a team suit to all dual meets and invitationals

·         a team suit in good condition from last winter season is acceptable

·         2 female suit choices are offered, a thin strap or a thicker strap style

·         2 male suit choices are offered, a jammer or brief style

·         All suit styles are the long lasting Speedo Endurance suits

Short Blade Training Fins – all team members must have their own training fins

Goggles – all team members need at least two (2) pairs of competition swim goggles

Swim Caps

·         all female team members are required to wear a BYNS team cap at all meets

·         male team members are required to wear the team cap at districts & states, if they choose to wear a cap at dual & invitatonals – it must be a team cap

·         one latex team cap is provided with team registration and additional latex caps are available for purchase at the front desk

IMPORTANT Personalized Swim Cap Information – In addition to the plain regular team cap, you have this annual opportunity to order personalized latex and/or silicone caps.  The caps will feature the BYNS logo with your last name printed on the cap.  For swimmers that prefer silicone caps, this is the annual opportunity to order them.  A minimum of two (2) personalized caps with identical printing can be ordered.

Speedo Snorkel and optional Snorkel “Tops”

·         Required for the Senior practice group as well as a cardio top

·         Optional for the Gold practice groups

·         Cardio Cap is the “LO2” top

·         Speedo has introduced a “Dry Top”,  this top prevents water from entering the snorkel during flip turns, it is a good option for those new to using snorkels

Hand Paddles

·         Required for the Senior practice group

·         Optional for the Gold practice groups

Also offered are team warms ups and a team meet bag.  These items are entirely optional.

Mark Hesse, USA Swimming - Sports Performance Consultation

Posted: September 4, 2013 by Jayna Miller

Category: BYNS, MAKO, Senior

Boyertown Area YMCA


September 20 & 21, 2013


11:30am-12:30pm     Lunch with all available staff

1-1:45pm                     Staff Seminar – “Race Stats and How to Use Them for Training” (School’s Out Room)

2-3pm                           Staff Seminar – “Season Planning for Age Groups” (School’s Out Room)

3:15-4:45pm               Gold & Senior Groups – long axis stroke technique (Pool)

5-6:30pm                     Gold & Senior Groups – short axis stroke technique (Pool)

6:30-7:30pm              Stroke Work - Red 3, White & Blue (Pool)

7-7:45pm                    Parent Seminar - “How to Be A Great Swim Parent” and “As the Athlete Matures”

                                     (Multi-Purpose Room)

7:45-finish                  Athletes & Parents Video – Motivation for 12 & Unders (Multi-Purpose Room)


5:45am                       Staff Breakfast

7-9am                         Observe workout – Gold, Senior and Red ½ (all groups start at 7am)

9:30-10:30am            Dryland – Gold & Senior Group (Weight Room)

10:45-11:30am          Athlete Meeting - Motivation & Goal Setting (Multi-Purpose Room)

12:30-1:30pm            Stroke Work -  Red 3, White and Blue workouts

1:45-2:45pm               Athlete Meeting – Goal Setting for Age Groupers (Multi-Purpose Room)

(The Y is closed from 5pm on – please enter and exit the building through the rear door)

5-6pm                         Athlete Meeting – Nutrition & Recovery for 12 & Overs (Multi-Purpose Room)

6:15-7:15pm              Start and Turn Work in the Pool (12 & Overs)

7:30-8:30pm              Q&A (Multi-Purpose Room)

REVISED 9/9!--2013 Boyertown Boo and Event File

Posted: August 28, 2013 by Webmaster

Category: BYNS

The 2013 Boyertown Boo Invitation can be found here.  There are some changes this year as we added a Saturday evening with distance events.  these events will count towards a swimmers total individual events of four.

The Event File for coaches can be found here.

The sooner you can get your events in the better as the meet fills up quickly.

Thank you.

2013-2014 Navy Seals Team Registration

Posted: August 19, 2013 by Jayna Miller

Category: BYNS, MAKO


Ages: 6 to 18 years
Our highly successful winter swim team involves all ability levels. The 2013-2014 season begins: Seniors 9/10; Gold & Red groups 9/15; White, Blue, Sailfish, and Seal Pups groups 9/22. Registration will begin 8/19 at the Daniel B. Boyer Center Member Service desk and is required for returning Navy Seals swimmers who have not 
registered in the year-round program. Those who registered in our year-round program in May are not required to re-register. All swimmers must be registered before beginning practice. 
New and prospective Navy Seals swimmers: An overview of our program will be given and questions will be answered by head coach, Linda Jones: experienced swimmers on 9/10, 6:30 p.m. and swimmers new to winter competitive swimming on 9/12, 6:30 p.m. Mandatory meeting, registration and payment date for new Navy Seals swimmers will be 9/29, 5 p.m. All team members are required to have a YMCA Wellness membership.

Daniel B. Boyer Center (BoyertownView

Date(s) and Time(s):


The 2013-2014 season begins: 
Seniors 9/10 
Gold & Red groups 9/15
White, Blue, and Sailfish & Seal Pups 9/22

Gold $543 
Red $477 
White $447 
Blue $363 
Sailfish & Seal Pups $258

NOTE: Returning swimmers registering after 9/15 and new swimmers registering after 10/6 will be charged a $25 per swimmer late fee.

Registration Information, Practice Groups and Practice Schedule are posted on the team website:  www.boyertownswimming.org

Returning Swimmers and Families Returning:

·         Register at front desk at DBB only – 8/19 through 9/15 with no late fee

·         Returning Families with new swimmers – MAY register the new swimmer during the returning swimmer registration or they may wait until after              the new swimmer free trial period

·         Swimmer’s wellness membership must be valid at least through Sept. 2013 to register

·         A wellness membership is needed for the entire season – Sept through March

·         Practice begins:  Gold & Red Groups 9/15, White, Blue, Sailfish & Seal Pups 9/22

NEW to Navy Seals:

·         A free trial is offered for all swimmers new to the Navy Seals

·         Only requirement is to complete the swim team trial registration card, available at the front desk!!!

·         Informational meetings for new swimmers:  6:30pm, 9/10 for experienced winter swimmers and 6:30pm, 9/12 for swimmer new to winter swimming

·         Free trial is offered for Gold & Red groups from 9/15 through 9/28 and for the White, Blue, Sailfish and Sea Pups groups from 9/22 through 9/28

·         New families and swimmer will need to attend a required meeting before registering for the team – the meeting will be held at 5pm on Sunday, September 29 in the Multi-purpose room

·         Registration will be open for new swimmers 9/29 (after 6:30pm) through 10/6.

Please Contact Head Coach Linda Jones with questions regarding practice group assignments.  [email protected] or 610-369-9622 ext. 236

Payment options are:  in full by check or credit card or a 3 month EZPay with a credit/debit or from a checking/savings account (a voided check or a copy of the account information will be needed for this option)

2013 T-shirt Order Form-Updated Design!

Posted: July 21, 2013 by Coates


T-shirt Order form can be found here.

Back of the t-shirt design can be viewed here.

On the front chest lapel will be the "Fear the Fin" design from last year.

All orders are due by tomorrow, Thursday, by the end of swim practice and can be given to Amy Donovan or put in the folder at the entrance to the pool.  There are blank forms available there also.

Colors will be:  t-shirt - bright fluorescent yellow/green, printing - dark purple

2013 Updated Saturday/Sunday practices

Posted: June 30, 2013 by Coates


For the summer, the Senior Practice Group only can go to Saturday practices at the outdoor pool from 8-10 am.  Another option is they can go Sunday at the Y from 4-6:30 pm.  All Gold groups--Sunday practice at the Y is now from 4:30-6:30.  Practice groups below Bronze is from 3-4:00 on Sunday at the Y, and Bronze is 3:00-4:30 pm at the Y for Sunday practice for the summer.  Thank you.

2013 BYNS Long Course Results and File

Posted: June 24, 2013 by Coates

Category: USS

The updated unofficial .pdf file can be found here.

The Team Manager results can be found here.

2013 Closed Y Results

Posted: June 18, 2013 by Webmaster

Category: BYNS, MAKO, USS

The results of the 2013 Boyertown Closed Y meet can be found here.

The Team Manager results can be found here.

2013 Boyertown Long Course Warmup/Psych Sheet

Posted: June 17, 2013 by Coates


2013 Boyertown Long Course Psych sheet is here.

The warmup schedule for the 2013 Long Course meet can be found here.

Summer Indoor Practice Schedule (used when announced to follow indoor schedule)

Posted: June 10, 2013 by Jayna Miller


Year Round Senior Swimmers:  Monday through Friday 3-5:30pm

Year Round Gold Lane 2 & 3:  Tues/Thurs/Friday 1-3pm

Mako 3 & Year Round Silver & Bronze:  Tues/Thurs/Fri 7-8:30pm

Mako 2 & Year Round Navy:  Tues/Thurs/Fri 7-8:30pm

Mako 1:  Tues/Thurs/Fri 8-9am

2013 Mako Intersquad Results-Updated!

Posted: June 9, 2013 by Webmaster


A big Thank You to all our volunteers for our Intersquad meet today.  It was a lot of fun and everyone had a great time.  Coach Carlyn's team eeked out a win over Coach Holly's team with a final score of 1030 to 1001.  Great swimming everyone!

UPDATED 6/10/13 results for the meet can be found here.

Mako Sharks Parent Meeting

Posted: June 1, 2013 by Webmaster


There will be a parents' meeting for all Mako Sharks parents on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 4:45 in the multi-purpose room at the Y.  This is a required meeting for all parents.  It will take place during warmups for the inter-squad meet.  We will review signups for meets, as well as Mako parents' responsibility for the Long course meet.  Thank you.

Mako Sharks Team Suits!

Posted: May 23, 2013 by Webmaster


This is a reminder that team suits are required for the Mako Sharks swim team.  You can purchase a team suit, as well as any needed equipment on Tuesday, May 28, starting at 5:30 and running until 8:00 pm.  Thank you.

2013 Long Course CHANGES! Please note!

Posted: May 14, 2013 by Webmaster


Coaches and Team Reps--Please forward to parents!

I will be sending a more detailed update, as well as a warmup schedule as we get closer, but please let your parents know about the below information so they have decent notification of the changes:

1.  Any USA Officials that would like to sign up for the meet can follow the following link:  http://www2.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=2013_boyertown_long_course.  Any officials get free admission, as well as access to our hospitality suite.  If all spots are filled, please email [email protected] and I will add you to the list.

2.  IMPORTANT:  The start times have changed as follows:

Friday - No change

Saturday Morning:  Meet will start at 7:45.

Saturday Mid-Session:  Warmups start at noon, session starts at 12:30.

Saturday Afternoon:  No change

Sunday Morning:  Meet will start at 7:45

Sunday Mid-Session:  Warmups start at noon, session starts at 12:30.

Sunday Afternoon:  No change

3.  All Mid-Session events will now be positive check-in!  This is to try to accommodate all entries and to start our afternoon session on time.  We are asking swimmers for these events to provide their own timers (and counters for the mile).  If unable to do so, we will provide one.

We do have a small warmup/cool down diving well that can be utilized before and after swims (approximately 30-40 feet across).

Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone there!  I will be forwarding this information to the Mid-Atlantic site to post there also.

If anyone has any questions, or would like to send updates for times, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Patti Coates

2013 BYNS Closed Y Meet

Posted: May 14, 2013 by Webmaster


The 2013 Closed Y Meet Invitation can be found here.

TM file can be found here.

Meet will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Boyertown Community Pool.  Warmups 7:30, Meet Start 8:45 am.  Please review invitation for further information.

2013 Boyertown Long Course Officials Signup!

Posted: April 28, 2013 by Coates


If you are a USS official and can officiate the meet, please sign up here.  Thank you.

Mako Sharks Swim Team Registraton

Posted: April 17, 2013 by Jayna Miller


MAKO SHARKS - Boyertown community pool summer swim team

Ages: Varies

The team practices at the Boyertown Area YMCA and the Boyertown Borough Community Pool and must have a membership to the Boyertown Community Pool. An orientation for new/prospective members will be held 5/22, 6:30 pm at the Boyertown Area YMCA Daniel B Boyer Center. Registration through 5/24 at the Member Service desk.

Mako Sharks Swim Team Practice Schedule

Mako Sharks Meet Schedule

Daniel B. Boyer Center (Boyertown) View

Date(s) and Time(s):


Begins Tuesday, May 28

5/31 Friday 6:30-7:30 pm
6/1   Saturday 12:30-1:30 pm
6/2   Sunday 5-6 pm
6/3   Monday 5-6 pm

Registration by 5/24
YMCA Members: $83-$103*
Community Participants: $113-$133*

Registration after 5/24
YMCA Members: $108-$128*
Community Participants: $138-$158*

*Determined by assigned practice group 

YMCA Competitive Stroke Clinic

Posted: April 17, 2013 by Jayna Miller


ymca competitive stroke clinic

Ages: 6 and older
Open to children age 6 and older who can complete one lap of backstroke and freestyle with rotary breathing.

Daniel B. Boyer Center (Boyertown) View

Date(s) and Time(s):


4/28-5/19 Sundays 5-6 pm*
4/29-5/20 Mondays 5-6 pm
5/3-5/24 Fridays 6:30-7:30 pm
5/4-5/25 Saturdays 12:30-1:30 pm

*No clinic 5/12)

Wellness Members: $60
Program Members and Mako Sharks Team Members: $75

Boyertown Community Pool Membership Information

Posted: April 17, 2013 by Jayna Miller


boyertown community pool

Ages: All Ages Welcome

417 S. Madison Street, Boyertown

Pool opens Saturday, May 25. 
Daily hours: 12-8 pm (weather permitting)
(Including Memorial Day, Independence Day & Labor Day) 

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Splash Pad: 
Open daily for ages 7 and younger with a responsible adult. 
Lap Swimming – 2 lanes available 5:30-7 pm daily. 
   Swim Lessons (dates and times will be available in the Summer)
Family Nights - Fridays, 6/28, 7/19, 8/2 & 8/16, 5-8 pm All Boyertown Area YMCA members and their immediate family and pool season pass holders are invited FREE!  Come for dinner - food available for purchase.  Enjoy family time to swim. 
Tween Fun Nights - For students completing grades 5-7.  
Fridays, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, 7-9 pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission: $5. 

Swim Lessons: 
Session 1 - tba, 11:30 am-12 pm
Session 2 - tba, 11:30 am-12 pm
Session 3 - tba, 11:30 am-12 pm
Session 4 - tba, 11:30 am-12 pm
Wellness Members and Pool Season Pass Holders: $16/session
Program Members: $30/sesssion Community Participants: $50/session

Pool Party Rentals                 
Saturday or Sunday 1-3pm, Saturday 4-6pm 
(Rain Date Sunday 4-6pm)
Use of the tent for up to 30 people, for two hours. Additional guests will pay $5 (ages 2-12 years) $7 (ages 13 and older) per person. The Boyertown Area YMCA will provide a tent, picnic tables, and trash receptacles. The renter will provide any food, decorations, table covers, etc.  Fee: $150

Season Passes for 2013 Season:

Family (includes any 4 family members) - $220 ($25 per additional person)
Individual (ages 2 and older) - $112

Special Fee for Borough of Boyertown Residents (proof of residency required)
Family (includes everyone living in the household) - $175
Individual (ages 2 and older) - $90

Special Fee for Current Members of the Boyertown Area YMCA
Family Household Members (includes everyone currently on your YMCA Household
Wellness Membership) - $175
Individual (ages 2 and older) - $90
(Individual YMCA Members are not eligible for the Family Household special.)

Daily Fees: Under 2: FREE Ages 2-12 years: $5 Ages 13 and older: $7
To reserve your pool party contact Ryan Rhoades,
610-369-9622 x 244 or [email protected]
Season Passes for 2013 Season:
(Available at all Boyertown Area YMCA member service desks.)

Click here to download Season Pass Application

Year Round Registration Information

Posted: April 2, 2013 by Jayna Miller


BYNS/USA-S/YMCA Year Round Swim Team

For swimmers in Navy practice level and above by coaches approval for new swimmers.  YMCA Wellness and Boyertown Community Pool memberships are required.  Must register in person for the 2013-2014 season on Wednesday, April 10 or Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 6-7:30pm at the Daniel B. Boyer Center.

Year Round Swim Team includes participation in the Boyertown Navy Seals swim team, the Boyertown Borough Mako Sharks summer swim team and the Boyertown Area YMCA United States Swimming team. Included in the Year Round team fees are a full year of swim training, 2014 United States Swimming membership (effective from 10/15/13 to 12/31/14), a BYNS team swim cap, & Mako Sharks team.

Options for payment of the Year Round team fees are:  payment in full by check, payment in full with a credit/debit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express), an 8 month EZPay plan from a checking/savings/credit/debit (withdrawal of funds on the 15th of the month - May 15 though December 15, 2013)

2013 Navy Seals Banquet

Posted: March 29, 2013 by Coates


The 2013 Navy Seals Banquet will take place on April 21, 5:00-8:00 pm at the Boyertown Area YMCA in the gym.  Swimming will take place from 6:30-8:00, so please bring a suit and towel!  Everyone is welcome to swim!

Practice Changes for the Weekend

Posted: February 7, 2013 by Webmaster


Please note that there will be no practice Saturday morning for anyone due to the meet at Lionville.  Also there is no Sunnies, Sailfish, Teal or Navy practice on Sunday due to the meet and coaches not available.  There will be practice on Sunday for Bronze, Silver, Gold and Senior with everyone starting at 5pm.

2013 Madison/Adams Meet Invitation

Posted: January 9, 2013 by Coates


The 2013 Madison/Adams Championship Invitation can be found here.  It will be taking place on January 27, 2013.

2013 Madison/Adams T-shirt order form

Posted: January 9, 2013 by Coates


The Madison/Adams Champs Order form can be found here.