URGENT message from Coach Kevin re: impact of Coronavirus

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins on Mar 11 2020 at 10:12AM PDT

Dear Parents and Swimmers,

To steal a line from Charles Dickens “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Coming off the swimmers’ amazing performances at EMU last weekend at the US 12 and Under State Meet, we received the news that the YMCA National Meet has been canceled due to the Coronavirus. It is heartbreaking news for our swimmers and staff.

As of this moment the Great Lakes Zone Meet is still on but the sand is shifting beneath our feet. In case it is canceled, eligible swimmers will be entered into the US 13 and Up State Meet scheduled for the same weekend as a back-up.

Also, we are hosting the “Day After” Meet this Sunday at Seaholm. Warm-up is at 8:00, the meet starts at 9:00. Our swimmers, eleven and up, particularly those who “aged up” and were too old for the 12 and Up meet, are invited to attend. More information about the meet is on the website.

We are also exploring other contingencies if other events are canceled. This isn’t the way we’d like to end our season, but we are trying to make the best of a bad situation.