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13-Ups will not have goal sheets printed and distributed this year by the coaches. Instead they’re available for download in this post. Please save the PDF and talk to your coaches about your goals. 12-Unders should have already received sheets from their coaches

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Note from Coach Kevin - 11/27/2019

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins at Nov 27, 2019 4:00PM PST

Dear Parents and Swimmers,

Our swimmers had a very busy and eventful weekend. We had a small contingent at the RAYS Meet who dropped time like crazy!

Our older girls, representing their high schools, had a great weekend. Congratulations to the Seaholm swimmers (many of whom are BBDers) who won the Division 2 State Meet and to our Coach Chris Bagley who led Cranbrook-Kingswood to a second-place finish at the Division 3 State Meet.

At D2s, Carly Burry qualified for the National Meet in the 50 free. The next day at the “Day-After” Meet, Bella Vaughan qualified for the National Meet in the 100 back. Welcome to the National Team Carly and Bella!

As we approach the holiday season we want to maintain our momentum. We will be offering many practices while the swimmers are out of school. If you are away for more than a couple of days, please make arrangements to train. Other teams usually welcome guests, as we certainly do, but you need to plan ahead. Find a club where you will be and ask. If that doesn’t work, our coaches will be glad to supply workouts if you can find a pool. Consistency is the key to success in swimming and extended breaks can play havoc with our goals.

Speaking of goals, 12 and under swimmers should have received their goal sheets by now. (the seniors will receive theirs electronically.) Please fill them out completely and put them in a zip-lock bag with a pen and bring them to practice to review with a coach. It’s great motivation.

Our team has sponsored two meets and we have two more to go. We are the host team for the YMCA Eight and Under State Championships/District Meet on February 15 as well as the second “Day-After” Meet in early March. We need you to plan to help on those dates. Every parent is needed to step up to help in some way. More information will be forthcoming after the first of the year.

At our last board meeting, there was discussion about what to do when parents don’t fulfill their volunteer obligations. We know, that compared with other organizations, we do not ask much, but we need everyone to help. As a Y team we have values that we try to instill in our swimmers…..and our adults. I do not like the idea of fining parents. I believe that parents volunteer because it’s the right thing to do and they are modeling that good and appropriate behavior for their children…so please step up when you are asked.

It’s all good news! We have much for which to be grateful…..happy, healthy swimmers, supportive parents, a great board, and renewed commitment from the Y. Keep that in mind as you celebrate Thanksgiving. Enjoy every minute with your family and friends.

Coach Kevin

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Passing along a message from our YMCA’s Executive Director…

The YMCA will have the carpet removed from the men’s and women’s locker rooms beginning tomorrow, Tuesday 11/19. The men’s locker room will be closed from November 19-25th. They will start work on the women’s locker room on November 26 and they’ll finish on December 4.

During the work on each locker room members will have to use the family locker rooms.

Because there will be adults in the family locker room we’d like to make BBD families aware so they know to go into the family locker room with their kids.

Notifications of last minute changes

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins at Nov 12, 2019 2:22PM PST
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We expect our parents to check the website for practice changes, but we also understand that last minute changes can be hard to manage. When these last minute changes happen, one of our parent volunteers sends out this news via text message.

In order to receive these texts your cell phone number must be entered in your profile. Please follow the directions below to add or edit your number so you receive all the latest communication. *Note – you must do this for each of your swimmers

http://activesupport.force.com/hytekswimming/articles/en_US/Article/Edit-Registration-from-Swim-Portal

New Meet Entry Alert!

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins at Nov 4, 2019 2:11PM PST
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The Indy Circle City Classic has been posted! Don’t forget about booking your hotel!