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March 14, 2019

Did you know….

  • The season is not officially over for some, 9 Putnam County swimmers will be competing this weekend at Ohio State for Zone Championships! Good Luck Swimmers!
  • If you did not receive your end of season awards and packet it may still be at the Y.  Stop in and ask at the desk.  Several swimmers’ items were taken by other families to get to the appropriate people
  • If you are interested in learning more or becoming an official or learning the computer system please let me know! We have several parents who have been volunteering their time in this area for the last several years and their swimmers are approaching high school.  We will NEED more people able to do these jobs soon!
  • Summer registration information is posted on our website
  • We thank you for all your dedication to this swim season!  We cannot do it on our own.

February 21, 2019

Did you know…

  • 6 of our high school swimmers are at the State Swim meet and will compete this evening.  Good Luck Swimmers, we’re proud of your accomplishments
  • Pizza and Poster party at the end of practice tomorrow. Due to cancelled practices please be sure to give your dollar to Bre by TODAY if you plan on attending
  • Last Home meet Saturday – warm ups 10am, meet starts 10:45am
  • We STILL need 2 timers for second half of the meet Saturday.  Please contact me if you are able to help
  • Saturday’s meet will be run in reverse order with combined events. See our swim website under NEWS for details
  • We now need 7 volunteers to fill spots for champs.  We desperately need morning workers.  Please let me know if you can help so this can run smoothly
  • Please be sure to pay your invite and champs fees TODAY to be sure your swimmer can swim at champs
  • Information about Champs will be sent out next week. Volunteer report times, swimmer report times and other valuable insights will be sent throughout the week. Please ask if you have any questions. (general information is located under News Tab on our website)
  • If you would like to join us for dinner at the hotel Saturday night after champs, please give $10 per family to cover food cost.  You can drop off at Y desk in an envelope labeled Champs Dinner (and your name) or give to Caren. We will order pizza, pasta, breadsticks and salad. All are welcome even if not staying at the hotel or want to bring your own food.

February 14, 2019

Did you know…

  • We have a record number of our high school swimmers swimming and diving at Districts today and tomorrow!  Good Luck to all!
  • The New Blocks are in at the pool!  Come check them out! Thanks to all those who have helped volunteer over the past years at champs to help raise money for this improvement.
  • Our last home meet is Saturday, February 23rd.  We need MANY volunteers still to sign up.
  • We have a record number of swimmers signed up for Champs! (94)! Deadline to sign up for champs is tomorrow, February 15th.
  • We only have 4 spots needing filled for volunteers our weekend at Champs. Please sign up to help out if you are able
  • Friday, February 15th  is the last practice for all swimmers who are not swimming February 23rd meet and/or Champs meet
  • Friday, February 22nd we will have our Pizza and Poster party at the end of practice.  Please give Coach Bre $1 by Wednesday if you are planning on attending (this helps us know how much pizza to order)
  • We have posted a job sign up for help setting up at BGSU on Friday March 1st.  If you are interested, sign up online.
  • If you are interested in joining us at the Hampton Inn after the meet on Saturday of champs we have a conference room reserved and will be ordering food.  If you would like to join in with food please give $10 per family to help cover the cost.  Put in envelope marked Caren Champs and give to front desk at the Y.  Please drop off by February 22nd

February 7, 2019

Did you know…

  • Warm ups at Wapak Saturday are at 10:20am
  • High School swimmers swim at Sectionals in Napoleon Saturday.  Good Luck Swimmers!
  • Our last home meet is February 23rd. Deadline to sign up is February 18th.  We still need several spots filled for volunteers
  • 84 swimmers have now signed up to swim Champs!
  • We have 10 spots to fill for volunteers for Champs weekend! We're Almost there!
  • High school swimmers that would like to earn money towards next year pool fees please contact us to be put on the list to help at champs

January 31, 2019

Did you know…

  • Our High School swim team did Amazing at WBL Champs this past weekend.  Several top 5 place finishes, WBL record set and amazing overall finish of 3rd place men and 1st place women!  Proud of our team
  • If you are interested in reserving a room at the Hampton Inn in BG champs weekend, the block rate will only be good through tomorrow.  Call today!
  • We have only 16 volunteer spots to fill for Champs weekend!  Thank you for all who have signed up.  If you have not signed up to volunteer, please go online and help out.
  • 71 swimmers are registered for Champs!  Sign up today if you plan on swimming
  • We have 33 swimmers heading to Tiffin this weekend for the Tiffin Invite. Good Luck Swimmers!
  • Wapak meet on February 9th - deadline to sign up is Tuesday February 5th

January 24, 2019

Did you Know….

  • We had an amazing, snowy, meet on Saturday! Thanks to all who helped make it a success!
  • High School swimmers swim at WBL championships in Defiance this weekend.  Good Luck Team!
  • In one week, we had 32 volunteer spots filled for champs with only 38 to go!  That makes 86 out of 124 volunteer spots filled! Awesome!!
  • 14 more swimmers signed up for champs in the last week!  Sign up today!
  • If you would like to stay at the Hampton Inn on Saturday night of champs, our block of rooms is available to make reservations until February 2nd.  Call today!
  • Deadline to sign up for Tiffin Invite is Sunday


January 17, 2019

Did you know...

  • At the PCY meet in Miami this past weekend our 34 swimmers had 119 PR’s, 589.46 seconds In drop time (that’s almost 10 minutes!) and 11 inches of snow. WOW what a weekend!
  • Sign up for Champs!  Remember, a swimmer needs to swim at least 3 meets in order to participate at champs. Last year we had almost 80 swimmers from our team… we are hoping to pass that number this year.  We would love for everyone to make it!
  • Champs Volunteer sign up is now posted online!  For each shift worked you can earn $25 voucher toward your 2019-2020 Y swim fee registration.  High school, non Y swimmers can also earn vouchers toward 2019-2020 High School pool fees.  If your high school swimmer wants to sign up, do not sign them up on line, rather contact Diane at for information
  • We hear there may be some snow this weekend….  We are still planning on our meet Saturday, we will let you know if anything changes. Warm ups scheduled at 10am, meet starts at 10:45am (workers schedule and report times will be sent out tomorrow)
  • We still need 6 timers for Saturday’s meet.  Online sign up has closed so please contact me directly if you can help
  • **High School Swim meet at 7pm tonight! Come support the team!

 January 10, 2019

Did you know...

  • Our High School swimmers are amazing in the pool!  Last weekend at Wapak the Girls took 1st and the Boys 2nd at the Invitational
  • High School swim meet tonight at the Y.  Come out and support the swimmers
  • PCY Invitational this weekend at Miami University with 34 of our swimmers!  2 years ago we had 8 swimmers in the 10 and under group, this year we have 19!  Looking forward to a great time. (warm up times were sent out via remind earlier in the week)
  • Sign up deadline for our next home meet is next Tuesday, January 15th
  • We only need 12 more volunteers to fill our spots for our January 19th meet.  PLEASE sign up today!

Did you know...

  • We have a block of rooms set at the Hampton Inn in Bowling Green Championships weekend if anyone is interested in spending the night.  There are rooms blocked Saturday the 2nd and a few rooms Friday the 1st.  Rate is $129+tax.  We also have a conference room reserved for Saturday night for our team and families to hang out together.  The block will be available to book until February 1st.  If interested call the hotel directly at 419-353-3464 and reference YMCA Swim Champs
  • We have 34 swimmers attending the Miami PCY meet on January 12th weekend.  This is the most we have had attend this meet! Good Luck Swimmers!
  • Our next home meet is quickly approaching.  Sign up to attend and Sign up to volunteer.  We need all to help!
  • Practice times for today are listed on our website if you did not recieve the remind text.  No practice Monday and Tuesday and back to regular practice times next Wednesday

See you at the pool and have a Happy New Year!

December 13, 2018

  • We will STILL have practice over Christmas Break – exact schedule will be out early next week
  • We have ordered more Putnam County Swim Caps for those of you asking to purchase. We will let you know when they come in
  • We have blocked rooms this year at the Hampton Inn in BG for Champs weekend for anyone who would like to stay.  Details coming soon
  • Our Parent Volunteer group, “Triplesplash” meets monthly to support all swim teams and coaches. There is a tab on our website with all of our meeting minutes for all to see. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more please let us know


December 6, 2018

  • Warm ups for Saturday start at 10 (in the pool), meet starts at 10:45
  • We still need 5 timers for second half
  • We will be swimming against Toledo West, not Shelby County this Saturday. (Shelby bailed on us at the last minute and our coaches and staff worked hard to get another team so we could still have our meet! Thank you!)
  • Swimmers need to swim in 3 meets to qualify to swim at Championships in March
  • There will be Brownies for swimmers after practice on Friday
  • We will be setting up for the meet during practice on Friday – All are Welcome!


November 29th , 2018

  • Registration Deadline for Miami meet is Saturday December 1st.  No late entries will be accepted
  • Team Pictures will be taken at the YMCA at 4:30 today.  If your swimmer arrives at 4:35 they may not be in this year’s team picture
  • Registration deadline for our next home meet is Tuesday
  • Our next home meet, December 8th, is also same day as a High School meet.  Several of our veteran volunteers will be at the High School meet so we need all available parents to sign up to help run our meet (I know I always say that but for real this time. 😊)
  • We need 20 more volunteers for our next home meet on Saturday, December 8th.  Please sign up online for a job you are able to do
  • High School Swim Season has started and meets are posted under OGHS on the swim website – it’s great to have young swimmers come see what high school swim is all about



Did you know… November 21

  • Important upcoming dates:
    • Registration Deadline for Defiance Invitational – Today! 11/21
    • Registration Deadline for Miami Invitational December 1st (no late entry permitted)
    • Registration Deadline for next home meet December 4th
  • We had 35 swimmers represent our team at the Lima Invitational this last weekend.  Way to go swimmers! (and parents)
  • Monday, November 26th, is our High School teams first home meet – come support the teams
    • Changes in practice schedule due to home meet – NO Black Practice Monday, Red Practice 5-6pm Monday
  • Thursday November 29th – Team and Individual Pictures – ALL swimmers need to be at the pool for pictures at 4:30pm. (Please do not be late or may not be in team picture)  Individual pictures for those interested will be taken after and you will be able to order online. No practice that evening, swimmers are finished after pictures are complete
  • We have 132 swimmers representing 86 families on our swim team that we are THANKFUL FOR!


Did you know…. November 15th

  • We had a GREAT home meet last Saturday and AWESOME volunteers to make it all run fabulous
  • Deadline to sign up for PCY invite at Miami University is December 1st. (it is early deadline because of a big meet)
  • Many of us are staying at the Hueston Woods Lodge for the PCY invite and rooms sell out so book now!
  • No practice tonight due to OG schools cancelled
  • Team pictures will be taken Thursday, November 29th at 4:30 – All swimmers should be at the pool by 4:20 ready for pictures, there will NOT be practice that evening. Individual Pictures can be taken and ordered online

Did you know… November 8th

  • We have a Facebook page Putnam County Tiger Sharks Swim Teams…  Share your pictures!
  • Sign up for Lima Invite deadline is November 10th
  • Past swim meet results are posted on our website under YMCA Results
  • Swim team creates lifelong friendships of those you may never would have been (Parents too!)
  • Friday is COOKIE NIGHT after practice!

Did you know… November 1st 

  • Registration deadline for our next home meet is Saturday (sign up today!)
  • We have 22 wonderful parent volunteers signed up to work the November 10th meet only need 26 more to go!
  • To be able to earn payback money for working at champs you must work 2 meets during the regular season
  • At most swim meets the app Meet Mobile is used to update events, placings and your swimmers time.  A great App to follow along during the meet!
  • The PCY Invite at Miami University the weekend of January 12th is a great weekend event.  Many of us stay at the Hueston Woods Lodge for the weekend and great for kids (and parents) to hang out.  The Lodge WILL sell out so make your reservations now if you think you’ll be going.



Did you know….  October 25th 

  • Medals and Ribbons students earn during a swim meet can be picked up in the student’s folder located on the left side of the Y front desk
  • Friday’s before each home meet we have a special treat for all swimmers after practice
  • Our YMCA swim team has 78 families with 117 swimmers registered from with over 6 area schools represented
  • Our home meets need almost 50 volunteers to run the meet, all wonderful parents donating their time for their children
  • Did you know our next home meet is November 10th! Sign up to swim and volunteer soon!
  • Last year at Champs we were able to have enough volunteer hours to pay back over $3000 in registration fees for this swim season (if you had any trouble with a voucher you had please let me know!)