Springwood Swim Buddies

A core part of our team spirit comes from our long standing tradition of Big/Little Buddies! Every swimmer who participates is assigned a buddy. Buddies are asked to give a small token of encouragement and friendship throughout the season. Most families do some form of encouragement at every meet, but this is not required. It can be a handmade sign, a card and balloon, a healthy snack, a favorite candy… any small trinket! On Buddy Night, at the season's end, it is customary to celebrate with one final larger gift!

 

 

Ideas for buddies:

  • "favorites" from the form (candy, chips, protein bar, drink)

  • Green nail polish

  • Playing cards, small game

  • Pad of paper, markers, pens or crayons

  • Playdough

  • Small craft

  • Hair clips

  • Matchbox cars

  • Ball

  • Stuffed animal; dolphin

  • Book

  • Swim cap

  • Water bottles

  • Spray bottles

  • Quarters for Meet snacks

  • Lip gloss

  • Anything green!

  • $5 Starbucks or Jamba Juice cards