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Message from Coach Kevin - December 5th

by Birmingham Blue Dolphins, 2023-12-05T17:48:09.000-08:00December 05 2023, at 05:48 PM PST

Dear Swimmers and Parents,

Our swimmers had another excellent meet this past weekend. Congratulations!

This week Coach Peter will escort seniors Angus MacDonald and Joey Stebbins to the 2023 WinterJuniors Meet. Good luck, gentlemen….I am sure you will make us proud!

Coaches are distributing the awards and goal sheets. Please help the young swimmers complete their goal sheets by referring to their season’s performances on Meet Mobile. When they have completed them, put them in a zip-lock bag with a writing implement and have them bring them to practice and a coach will review their times and set some intermediate and long-term goals. This is an amazingly effective practice and I would like all of our swimmers to take advantage of it. Then, post the goal sheet in a conspicuous spot at home (the refrigerator, the bathroom mirror, their bedpost….) where a swimmer can see them and be reminded of where they want to be at the end of the season.

Additional Practice Change this week:

Saturday, December 9:
13/14 and 15/18 10:45-12:45 (we get the pool at 11:00.)
9/10 and 11/12 12:30-2:00

Holiday Practice Schedule:

Regular practice through December 22nd with one exception. 9/10s and 11/12s will both be at Cranbrook on December 22.

Regular practices resume at Cranbrook on January 2nd and at Derby on January 3rd.

December 22nd
8 and Under – normal practice
9/10 and 11/12 – 5:45 to 7:15 @ Cranbrook
13/14 and 15/18 – normal practice

December 23rd
13/14 and 15/18 – 11:00-1:00 @ Cranbrook
9/10 and 11/12 1:00-2:45 @ Cranbrook

December 24th and 25th
All practices canceled

December 26th,27th,29th,30th (no practices on the 28th)
13/14 and 15/18 10:45-1:00 @ Cranbrook
9/0 and 11/12 12:45-2:30 @ Cranbrook

December 26th-30th
8 and Unders – 12:00-1:15 @ YMCA

December 31st and January 1st
All practices canceled

If you are traveling please try to find a place to train. Most teams welcome visitors (we do!) and your Y membership should work at Ys across the country.

Kudos to the board……when we used Groves for the “Day-After Meet” there were no additional charges because of the excellent job you did setting up and cleaning up. Another reason to be proud of our entire team!!

Thank you to the group moms for the hot chocolate after practice. I know the swimmers were appreciative.

I have two beautiful BBD winter hats that were left at the meet. Let me know they are yours. Also, a boy swimmer is missing a team suit from the meet this weekend with his name in it. Please double check your bags to make sure you don’t have an extra. Please reply to this email if you have the suit.


P.S. A friendly reminder from the BBD Boosters Board that custom woven towel orders are ready to be picked up at the YMCA.

Past Announcements

REMINDER: 2024 Circle City Classic meet entries open

2023-12-04 07:32 PST by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

The 2024 Circle City Classic (Indy) meet being held January 26-28, 2024 at IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN is open for entries for qualified swimmers. If you’re plann... [more]

Message from Coach Kevin - November 21st

2023-11-21 03:31 PST by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Dear Parents and Swimmers,
As the holiday season begins we find that we have many reasons to be grateful.
The board took on an additional meet, giving our high school girls a chance to swim ... [more]

ENTRIES OPEN: 2024 Circle City Classic

2023-11-13 06:43 PST by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

The 2024 Circle City Classic (Indy) meet being held January 26-28, 2024 at IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN is open for entries for qualified swimmers. If you’re planning to attend, the* deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 5 at 8pm.* This is a [more]

ENTRIES OPEN: 2023 FFYS Holiday Invitational

2023-11-09 06:31 PST by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Entries are now open for the upcoming 2023 FFYS Holiday Invitational being held the weekend of December 1-3, 2023 at Waterford Kettering High School. The entry deadline is TUESDAY, November 14, 2023 at 8pm. Late entries can not be accepted. This me... [more]

ENTRIES OPEN: 2023 BBD Fall Day After Meet

2023-11-05 06:15 PST by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

If you plan to attend this meet, please read this email and the meet packet in it’s entirety to understand the entry process and how the meet runs Entries are now open for the 2023 BBD Fall Day After Meet being held November 19, 2023 at Groves High School. The Day... [more]

2023 RAYS Thanksgiving Classic

2023-11-01 05:56 PDT by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Entries now closed
Entries are now open for the 2023 RAYS Thanksgiving Classic meet being held November 11-12, 2023 at Zeeland West High School. This meet is for any 9 and up swimmers who wa... [more]

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