Winter Swim Weekly Updates

Issue 2: October 25, 2021

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The Girls High School State Swim Meet will be here soon and we are in need of volunteers. In particular we need EACH FAMILY to sign up to sit at the entrances to the Y parking lots over the two days. We have been granted permission to charge for parking this year and ALL the money will come back to the Blue Wave Swim Team. This is a huge fundraiser for us, but we need YOU as a Blue Wave parent to help us out.

We are in need of 36 total volunteers on NOVEMBER 12 and 13. Each shift will be 2 to 2.5 hours of time. Most families will have a barcode that you will scan, but there may also be some cash that will exchanged. You will then hand them a ticket to be displayed in their windshield to prove they have paid for parking.

Shelley will be sending out an email through Teamunify so that you can sign up for a volunteer slot.

There will also be other volunteer slots that will be needed as well.

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Registration closes on OCTOBER 29! Get registered now!!

Charge your Headsets

Make sure to charge your headsets if you purchased these last year. We will be using them DAY 1!!

If you are looking to purchase one, we know the headsets have been shipped from the factory. We are unsure of the timeline at this time since they have to go through customs.


Meets will not be opened for swimmers to sign up until AFTER registration closes. This way we only have swimmers that are registered for swim team on rosters. If you have any questions, please email Shelley or Heather.



BlueWave Swim Team Parent Meeting 2021-22
Email Addresses:

I have noticed that I am sending this newsletter to approximately 120 different email addresses. Some families have 3 or 4 email addresses that I am sending it to. Please help me clean this up by updating your email preferences below. If your family truly wants it sent to every personal and professional email account you have, I will do that.

If you have already filled out this form, thank you! If not, please do so.

Thanks - Heather

Team Suits

The team suits have been put in the team store on You can go in and order anytime. If you use the team store the team gets a 10% kickback which helps buy our equipment. Use the following link:

or you can log into click on the SwimOutlet icon on the left side of the page and it will pop right up.

Important Dates


  • October 25: Swim team begins
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:30
    ~Advanced: 6:30 - 7:15

  • October 26:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:30
    ~Advanced: 6:30 - 7:15

  • October 27:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:15
    ~Advanced Dryland: 5:30 - 6:15
    ~Advanced Tech: 6:15 - 7:00

  • October 28:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:30
    ~Advanced: 6:30 - 7:15

  • October 29: NO PRACTICES on Fridays


  • November 11: Intrasquad Home Meet 5:30 - done

  • November 17: No Practice/PICTURES

  • November 24-25: No Practice - HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Keep Informed

On Deck Mobile App - Download the On Deck Mobile App to your phone from your phones app store. You can use the app to check your swimmers attendance, register swimmers for meets, register to volunteer at the meet, and see your swimmers best times as well as other things.

Facebook Page - Click on the link to be taken to our Facebook. We use this page to help with announcements and news items.

YouTube Channel - Click on the link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. This is the channel that we use to livestream our meets.

Remind App: We will also start using the Remind App. Please sign up for messages using this code: @9d4bh2. You can also sign up by using this link:

About Us

The Blue Wave Swim Team is a competitive swimming league offered by the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA for training, instruction, and competition for young people.

Aquatics Director/Head Coach: Shelley Lechnir

Winter Swim Team Coaches: Patty Herrera, Isaac Fredrick, Andy Cole, Heather Pals, Dee Norton, Erin Stanley, Becca Elliot, Kristi Souksaengmany