Thank you for the nice gift. If you have a few minutes, please take a short survey about the season. It helps us to plan for next season. Please be honest!
We are looking for a volunteer coordinator, concession co-manager, and webmaster for next year. Thank you for everyone helping out this season.
Stay Calm and swim On!
Wow! Saturday I was so impressed with everyone’s cheering and team spirit. Swimmers had 120 improved times so great job. We didn’t win but we had fun. Berrywood Marlins are about having fun, swimming hard, and being good teammates. Thanks for everyone efforts!
This next Saturday (7/22) is our last dual meet against Oakleigh Forest. Please declare your swimmer’s availability by Tuesday evening. It will be a close meet so we need available swimmers to pull off a win. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZgudgKLzEtRUU3MNmmeJgaEuuBbFPadggwqwtbl60H0/edit?usp=sharing
In the next few days Cory will be sending out which Medal Meet your child can swim in. Every swimmer can swim in a medal meet. I will send more information later this week. The website has the medal meet schedule and other information if you need a reminder. http://berrywoodswimteam.weebly.com/practice-and-meet-schedule.html
The website is a good resource: www.berrywoodswimteam.weebly.com. Please send me any thoughts or questions.
Stay Calm and Swim On!
Please check your swimmers entries and let Cory know by 5pm today if anything needs to changed. The Meet Starts at 8:30am. Warm-ups will be at 7:30am. 9 and under swimmers first and then 10 and over (see warm-up below). Around 8:10am swimmers should meet at the basketball court for a short meeting and Hawaiian Hulu walk-in. I have leis for all swimmers but I need some more Hawaiian decorations if anyone has any and/or would like to help decorate on Friday evening around 8:30pm while we are setting up the pool.
Timers meeting at 8:10am. If you haven’t signed up to help we can use at least one more timer and clerk of course. If you are running late, please text me. Please check the sign-up and verify that you can be there. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4aafa82dab9-2017
Let's have fun, cheer loud, and be great hosts and if you notice that a timer, clerk, or anyone could use a break please offer to relieve for a short break. It is a team effort.
Night Practice for Middle and High Schoolers tonight- Thursday from 9:30-10:30pm. Swim Team Pep Rally and Ice Cream Social this Friday!!! Come down to the pool at 6:30 to help decorate for our Hawaiian themed swim meet on Saturday! There will be Hawaiian music, hula dancing, card making for your buddy and marlin tattoos! Each swimmer will also receive a lay necklace to wear for the meet! Ice cream, with your choice of toppings, will be scooped out at 7:00! If the predicted thunderstorms roll in, we will hold everything inside the clubhouse. Friday the Navy water polo team will be there to lead a fun practice.
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This week will be prepping for our Hawaiian theme swim meet on Saturday against Chase Creek. We have leis for swimmers and hopefully everyone will be practicing their hula in preparation so we can “wow” Chase Creek with our skills. We need every possible swimmer to be there on Saturday if we want to pull off an amazing luau (I mean swim meet). Please sign your swimmer in or out of the meet by Tuesday. We really need our older swimmers to lead us in the fire dance before the meet, so be there.
Sunday (9th): Movie Night
Monday- Thursday: Practice
Thursday evening: All 8th graders and older are invited to night practice from 9:30-10:30pm
Friday: Navy Water Polo will be leading the team in a fun practice
Friday Evening: Come help decorate the pool and the parking lot with Hawaii theme decorations. Pick-up your lei and practice your Hulu at the pep rally. There will be ice cream served. The fun starts around 6:30pm.
Sunday (16th)- Middle School Glow in Dark practice from 8-9pm
Check out the calendar online if you want more information: www.berrywoodswimteam.weebly.org
I lived in Hawaii for 5 years and one thing I love about it is how everyone takes care of their “Ohana” family. I know many of you have done a lot of volunteering but if you haven’t please do sign-up to help with swim team ohana. The sign-up links are on the website.
PS. In case you didn’t hear we lost the meet to Fairwood by less than 1 point.
Hope you are having a fun season! We are over halfway thru the season, please make check that your swimmer's meet availability is accurate for the rest of the season.
Week 6 Happenings....
July 3rd: Practice with Coach Mackenzie and a Guest Coach - come see who the guest coach will be
July 4th: Happy 4th of July - No Practice and please declare your July 8th meet availability
July 5th, 6th, and 7th: Practice
July 7th: Pep Rally with Snow Cones from 7-8pm
July 8th: Away Meet at Fairwood with Warm-ups starting at 8:30am
July 9th: Popcorn and PJ'S Movie Night in the clubhouse starting at 6:30pm for the younger BSTC member crowd. Please bring cushions and blankets to relax on. Come enjoy lemonade and popcorn compliments of swim team while watching a movie. Movie TBD- Suggestions please
July 9th: Dive-In Movie Night starting at 8:30pm. All BSTC members are invited to bring their floatie to the pool and have an ice cream float compliments of the BSTC. Movie TBD-Suggestions please
Check your volunteer sign-ups for the rest of the season. If you are signed up, please either (1) show up to do the volunteer job, (2) take your name off of that volunteer slot, or (3) find a replacement. If you don't know what meets you are working, go onto your Sign-Up Genius account and you should be able to see your sign-up slots. You can also check the team website and find links to all the meet Sign-Up Genius. If you would like to help the team by filling the very important role as volunteer coordinator, please let me know.
Stay Calm and Swim On!