Note From Coach Kevin - BBD Fall Festival Week

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins on Oct 16 2022 at 12:42PM PDT

Dear Parents and Swimmers,

It was good to see so many parents at Friday night’s social. Swimming is supposed to be fun for the adults, too! I hope you met new people and enjoyed yourselves.

Our national team clinics were very successful. I know our young swimmers are inspired by this distinguished group! We had fifteen national swimmers sharing their expertise.

Our first meet is on the horizon. It will be a very productive weekend as our new swimmers and parents will be introduced to YMCA swimming. We all will learn a lot!

We will be the largest team at the meet by far….We are committed to running a very efficient meet. I know you are all going to lend a hand to make that a reality.

Please remember…

…be punctual! Our team will be warming up first and because we are committed to having all of our swimmers in a relay we need the time to get them organized. One swimmer arriving late can cause our organization to fall apart. …younger swimmers should come to the meet with their event numbers written on their hand. You have the event numbers from when you registered your swimmers so please write them on their hand BEFORE you come to the meet. …swimmers may only wear BBD suits and caps (or plain suits and caps if they don’t have their BBD attire yet. Swimmers may not wear suits/caps from their summer or school teams. … we ask the swimmers to come to see their coaches immediately after their events for feedback. …if a swimmer wins an award it is their responsibility to pick it up at the meet.

Remember, all of the swimmers come to do their best. I am sure we will see some fine swimming from all of our athletes.

11-12 Camera sessions:

Our new underwater camera has arrived and Coach Pat is ready to welcome swimmers to be filmed. The first session will be for 11-12 swimmers at Covington (BCS) from 5:30-7:30. We limit the group to twenty athletes and swimmers will meet with Pat in groups of five. When they are not with Pat they will have a regular workout. Register by texting one of our 11-12 group parents, Kara Howe, at 248 703 1422.