Winter Swim Weekly Updates

Week 1: October 11, 2021


Blue Wave Swim Team's winter season will begin on Monday, October 18. Due to sharing the pool with the boys and girls high school swim teams, we have to alter our practice times. We will have the practice times below for as long as we are sharing the pool with MHS.

Keep in mind that the times and dates of practice are subject to change as long as the pool at the high school is inoperable.


  • M/T/Th: 5:30 - 6:30
  • W: 5:30 - 6:15


  • M/T/Th: 6:30 - 7:45
  • W Dryland: 5:30 - 6:15
  • W Tech Practice: 6:15 - 7:00


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


BlueWave Swim Team Parent Meeting 2021-22
Volunteer Coupons:

Volunteer Coupons are coming. Unfortunately we have had some hiccups in that department as Shelley is trying to hire lifeguard staff to make sure that all swim programs at the Y, including swim team, can run as scheduled. Here are your options:

1. Wait to sign up until the coupons have been emailed. Please let Shelley know that this is your intention so that we can have an accurate count of swimmers for each section.

2. Sign-up your swimmer but choose to have funds withdrawn monthly. She will then attach the discount to your November payment.

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.

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.

Level 1 and Level 2 Officials Training

This training is free to any Blue Wave Swim team parent. We need more officials. By becoming an official, you will be helping us officiate at home meets. This will also help parents understand competitive swimming. Please use the links below to sign up.

Level 1: This is for anyone new to officiating.

Level 2: This is for anyone that has taken level 1 training and has been fully certified for at least 1 year.

To create a link account, follow the directions in the PDF below.

Important Dates


  • October 18: Swim team begins
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:30
    ~Advanced: 6:30 - 7:15

  • October 19: NO PRACTICE

  • October 20:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:15
    ~Advanced Dryland: 5:30 - 6:15
    ~Advanced Tech: 6:15 - 7:00

  • October 20: 6 - 9 pm Officials Training
    This training is for both Level 1 and Level 2. Please use the links above to sign up for this training. Remember that even though the Level 2 training says it is October 21, it is not.

  • October 21: NO PRACTICE

  • October 22: NO PRACTICES on Fridays


  • October 25: Cap/Headset Orders Due

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

  • November 17: No Practice/PICTURES

  • November 24-25: No Practice - HAPPY THANKSGIVING
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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