TCY Swimming: Welcome
Welcome to TCY Swimming 2011-2012
TCY Swimming is located in Easton, Maryland and has provided a competitive program for over 40 years to swimmers from throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland at the YMCA of Talbot County.
Throughout the years TCY has formulated a very successful competitive program at the local, state, and national level of both YMCA Swimming and USA Swimming.
The program is based on the core values of the YMCA and TCY Swimming focuses on developing swimmers through technique.
Welcome to TCY Swimming 2011-2012
Wednesday, September 7
Groups 1 & 2 had a very good first night of practice last night and practice will continue Thursday 5;30-7:30 pm, Friday 5:30-6:30 pm, and Saturday Morning 9-11:00 a.m. for groups 1 & 2.
We reviewed with the group last night pool and team rules and also reviewed the equipment change this year that our group 1 & 2 swimmers will move to Zoomers as there fins.
Coach Higley reminded swimmers that if they have fins in good condition they may want to bring them to Saturday's meeting as there may be another family in need:) Also, swimmers were reminded that they need to have large "permanent" water bottles and these are available locally at Target and Walmart - 32 oz. preferred for these two groups.
Monday, September 5
Practice for the week of September 5th, 2011:
We will begin formal practice in Easton only on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 from 5:30-7:30 p.m..
This practice for the first week will be for Swimmers in Groups #1 or Group #2 only.
Practice for the remaining groups will begin on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at Easton, and Chesapeake College.
Practice in Cambridge is TBA - To be announced.
Monday, September 5
Team Equipment and Suit Sizing will occur on Friday, September 9th, 2011 from 4-6 p.m. in the second floor conference room at the Y in Easton, and also will occur on Saturday the 10th from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Swimmers and families unable to attend or for suit sizing and equipmnet purchase will need to contact our team dealer / Kast A Way @ 919-781-3701 and identify yourself as a TCY Swimming member in order to attain our team discount:)
We are a Speedo team and all swimmers must have a team suit to compete in our meets. We should be utilizing Kast A Way for all swim equipment purchases as they are our team dealer and the largest in the USA and provide consistent and great team pricing along with great service.
Equipment Needs By Group:
Groups 1 & 2
Fins - **New** This year we will utilize Zoomer Fins for groups 1 & 2 so all folks in these groups will need to purchase during equipment sale. These fins will help our swimmers build more powerful kicks . - to be sold at equipment sale.
Snorkel - all swimmers must have and utilize in practice this will be used in all warm-ups and warm downs this year:) - to be purchased at suit sizing
Hand Paddles - Strokemaster - to be sized on -site
Water Bottle - please do not bring gatorade or water bottles purchase your swimmers a permanent / large "Nalgene" 32ounce type with large screw on top which kids can attach to there swim bags:) these are available at Target in Easton or other sports outfitters.
Goggles: - varying sizes and shapes get what is comfortable for your eyes - these will be available at suit sizing in different makes and models
Team Suit - to be sized at team suit sizing:
Suits: All swimmers must be in team suits for all meets or will not be allowed to compete.
What type of suit ??
Polyester Navy / Red Suit - should be used for practice and all meets with exception of "big meets" as outlined by coaching staff. The poly suit holds up the best in chlorine and has proven over the years to have best wear.
Aqua Blade - should be used in bigger meets such as "Winterfest" or others as noted by coaching staff.
Higher Level Suits: Districts / MD State Meet / YMCA Nationals - in short high level - high cost suits should not be worn at a dual meet, these suits should only be worn if a swimmer is on the verge of top placement in State Meet or if on the verge or qualified for YMCA Nationals or beyond
Team Cap - to be provided upon completion of receipt of team handbook receipt at team mandatory meeting. Note: all swimmer provided a latex cap if swimmers would like a silicone cap there is an additional charge of $8.00.
Mesh Bags Best way to keep all of your gear together and highly recommended:)
Fins: we will continue to utilize the Speedo fins which assist our younger swimmers esspecially when we are working on stroke drils. - these will be sized at the team equipment suit sizing
Suits: polyester for girls and lycra for boys / jammer or brief - will be sized at suit sizing - equipment sale. "See Suit Information Above"
Goggles: see info above, for your swimmer I would recommend in-expensive moakes in case the lose a pair :)
Water Bottles: smaller "Nalgene" like permanent water bottle - please do not bring gatorade or water bottles.
Team Cap - Same as above:)
Mesh Bag - smaller size best way to keep your gear together and highly recommended.
** Most Importantly Please Use A Permanent Marker And Label All Equipment **
** If Equipment is lost please check lost and found and pool deck immediately **
The Y or Coaching Staff is not responsible for lost equipment
Tuesday, August 16
TCY Swimming will host a Mandatory Team Meeting for all new and returning families on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. / Immediately after morning practice. This meeting is for familes and swimmers participating at all locations: Easton, Cambridge, Wye Mills :)
For swimmers and families unable to attend on the 10th a make-up will be held on the 17th of September from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.. All new and returning swimmers and families must attend one of the above meetings.
It is required that all new and returning swimmers and families be in attendence as we will review the season plan as well as review several new changes from both Y Swimming and USA Swimming.
We will also pass out and review team handbooks which must be signed and returned.
Thank you in advance for pre - planning to avoid any potential schedule conflicts.