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Important Reminders and Updates

by Birmingham Blue Dolphins, 2022-09-07T09:45:30.000-07:00September 07 2022, at 09:45 AM PDT

As we get closer to the start of our regular season, we have few important reminders and updates. We are excited to get the season started, and welcome both new and returning swimmers back to the pool!

Kick-Off Meetings

Parents, this is a reminder please join us for our BBD Kick-Off Meetings, Sunday, 9/11 at the YMCA. We will have a presentation about the upcoming season for all groups. This is a great time to meet our board and coaches and ask questions about the season! If more than one group applies to you, please attend the meeting time that works best. We look forward to seeing you at one of the following meetings:

- Noon-1:30 – Parents of new swimmers (nine and up)

- 1:30-3:00 – Parents of eight and unders

- 3:00 4:30 – Parents of returning swimmers

Phase 2 Registration Reminder

We still have some families who have yet to complete Phase 2 of registration. It is very important that you complete this ASAP! This is a further step beyond being a member of the YMCA, as you must pay your BBD Team and Age Group Fees. The initial payment made to BBD Boosters in Phase 1 was a smaller Activity Fee.

All families who have completed Phase 2 should have received a confirmation email/receipt following their purchase from the “YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit” Please check your junk folders if you feel you did not receive a confirmation and believe you completed the process. If you have any concerns or questions about Phase 2 of registration, please email kstubbe@ymcadetroit.org or call the YMCA at (248) 644-9036. Please do not send an email to bbdquestions@gmail.com, as the BBD Boosters parent board members do NOT have access to the YMCA registration system.

If you have not completed Phase 2, here is the link one more time.

Click Here for Phase 2 of Registration

A YMCA membership is ALSO required in order to register for BBD Swim Team 2022-2023. If your membership is not currently active, the registration link provided will sell a Youth Membership of $30/month automatically. If you wish to activate a family membership, please sign up here prior to registration. WAITLISTED SWIMMERS SHOULD NOT COMPLETE PHASE 2 UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THERE IS A SPACE FOR THEM AS IT WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

Communication

We are in the process of updating our website with the latest season information. Please be sure to read our emails in their entirety, as this is the primary tool we will use to communicate with parents. Once the season begins, we ask that you check the website regularly. There is a wealth of information here that can be used to answer many FAQS. Our volunteer parent board members put a great deal of time and effort into our regular team communication and website updates, so we kindly ask that you refer to these before sending an email with a question. If you need to speak with a coach, their email addresses are listed on our website under the “About BBD” tab. We appreciate your support and cooperation!

2022-23 Meet Schedule (Tentative):

A tentative meet schedule for the season has been updated on the website under the “Meets” tab. Some information is still TBD, and additional USS meets for experienced swimmers may be added. Our first YMCA meet of the season will be the BBD Fall Festival at Lake Orion High School, October 22nd-23rd. Further information including event entry will be provided closer to the date. Since this meet is being hosted by our team, we do expect our swimmers to participate, and for parents to volunteer. As a reminder, all swimmers on our team must complete three YMCA meets during the regular season. Participation in both days of the BBD Fall Festival will count as TWO meets.

Practice Schedule

Our practices for the 2022-23 season will begin the week of September 19th. The practice schedule for the season is still being finalized and will be distributed as soon as it is available.

Jump Start Cancellation Dates

At the time of registration there were some dates published when Jump Start practice is canceled due to pool availability. We will not have practice on the following remaining dates of the session: 9/9, 9/13. The last day of Jump Start is 9/15.​

We look forward to seeing everyone THIS Sunday at the YMCA! It’s going to be a great season!

Best regards,

BBD Boosters Parent Board and Coaches

Past Announcements

REGISTRATION UPDATE AND JUMP START CLINICS

2022-08-10 05:53 PDT by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

BBD 2022-23 SEASON REGISTRATIONPHASE 2
Early next week we will be sending an email to the parents of all registered swimmers with instructions to complete the Final phase of registration. Non-waitlisted familie... [more]

NOTE FROM COACH KEVIN- SUMMER PROGRAM

2022-05-20 06:24 PDT by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Dear Parents and Swimmers,
I hope you all enjoyed the banquet. What a great way to cap a memorable season!
Memorable seasons don’t just happen. Hours of planning and preparation on the part o... [more]

Please join us for the 2022 BBD 9 and Up Banquet!

2022-04-09 06:26 PDT by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Registration is now open!
Wednesday, April 27th
Orchard Lake Country Club 6:00 – ... [more]

MESSAGE FROM COACH KEVIN- APRIL 4TH

2022-04-06 02:35 PDT by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Dear Parents and Swimmers,
In Holland, at the Michigan Age-Group Championships, our swimmers finished in second place to Club Wolverine. Our boys were first! On the first day of the meet, Avery Ande... [more]

NOTE FROM COACH KEVIN- MARCH 21

2022-03-22 07:57 PDT by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Dear Parents and Swimmers,
This week’s practice schedule for MAGS/AA and National Team Swimmers:
Monday – same as last week Tuesday... [more]

NOTE FROM COACH KEVIN- FEB 24TH

2022-02-25 07:33 PST by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Dear Parents and Swimmers,​
If our state meet swimmers perform half as well as our eight and unders did last Sunday we are in for a great meet! Our eig... [more]

2021-22 PRACTICE SCHEDULE *UPDATED*

2022-23 Registration

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