Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right.       

- Henry Ford

April 21, 2020

Dear Swimmers and Parents, 

I'm writing this at a time of great uncertainty in the world with the spread of the coronavirus.  I hope all of you are safe and healthy!  Nobody can be certain what the situation will be by the end of May when summer swimming would normally begin.  For now, we are planning/hoping for a summer season, but we will provide updates if/when that changes.  The season could be delayed, modified, or cancelled - obviously safety is the first priority.  For now, we are accepting registrations but not payments until the League makes a decision about the summer.  But I'm excited for what would be my 34th season overall at Heatherfield and 22nd as head coach and hopeful we will be able to swim this summer.  We could all use a return to some normalcy in our lives!

 2019 was another outstanding season with several team milestones.    For the 5th straight year we earned 2nd place team scores at both All-Stars (12 teams) and Mid-Caps (34 teams). Other 2019 highlights included 107 swimmers at All-Stars and 67 swimmers at Mid-Caps, both of which were our most ever!

New for 2020, we’ve partnered with Team Unify to help us create a new website and team database that will allow for many exciting new features, including online meet declarations, online meet entries for invitationals, online team calendar, improved communication (including text messages), and more.

What is it that makes Heatherfield such a special team?  The answer is YOU!  The families who have been with the team for many years know that the friendly, family atmosphere is a big reason why they come back every summer.  And each year, as new families join, the team only gets better.  Competitive swimming at Heatherfield is a great way to make new friends, improve technique, endurance, and speed, and build confidence.  We compete at the highest level of the MPSL and push swimmers to improve and maximize their potential without losing sight of another important goal:  having fun!   We offer a small coach:swimmer ratio with 14+ coaches and have multiple practice levels and groups, ensuring small group instruction and individual attention.  We strive to ensure that each swimmer, young or "old," expert or beginner, has a positive experience. 

Please visit our website (www.swimheatherfield.org) regularly for more information and updates.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime.  See the next page for more details and benefits of Heatherfield swimming.    Stay safe and I hope to see you soon! 

Sincerely, 

Justin Spitzer, Head Coach

jcspitzer@yahoo.com                        517-256-6365 (cell)