Winter Swim Weekly Updates

Issue 3: November 1, 2021

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We are still in need of several volunteers for the fundraiser we are doing for the State Swim Meet. This fundraiser will help us to update the sound system in the pool area. Please sign up if you have not, already done so.

We need 14 more volunteers for Friday, November 12.

We need 6 more volunteers for Saturday, November 13.

Shelley will start calling families!

last call for swim cap orders! get these to shelley ASAP!!

Charge your Headsets

Make sure you are charging you headsets at the very least every other day. These are important as it makes it easier for the coaches to communicate with the swimmers as they are swimming.

If you are looking to purchase one, the headsets are now stateside and in customs in Cincinnati, OH. We still are not sure when we will be getting them.

Intrasquad Meet

The Intrasquad Meet is now open. Please sign you swimmers up. If you are unsure how to do this, please ask. We are more than happy to help you.

This is also a good time for you to sign up to help volunteer and learn how to time. This meet is a learning meet for both parents and swimmers. This will be the time to ask questions to make sure that you understand how a meet is run.


If you were one of the individuals who went to officials training, please finish you testing. This needs to be completed ASAP. If you having trouble with the testing, please let Shelley or Dee know. This testing needs to be completed before you can become a very much needed official for our swim meets.

Notifications and Emails

Remember you may be receiving emails from Shelley, Heather, and Teamunify in regards to swim team information. Email, Remind, and Facebook are our primary ways of dispensing information to everyone in a timely manner. Please make sure that you have signed up for Remind and have added the email addresses of Teamunify, Shelley and Heather to your contacts list.


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


  • November 1:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:30
    ~Advanced: 6:30 - 7:45

  • November 2:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:30
    ~Advanced: 6:30 - 7:45

  • Novmeber 3:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:15
    ~Advanced Dryland: 5:30 - 6:15
    ~Advanced Tech: 6:15 - 7:00

  • November 4:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:30
    ~Advanced: 6:30 - 7:45

  • November 5: NO PRACTICES on Fridays


  • November 8:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:30
    ~Advanced: 6:30 - 7:45

  • November 9:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:30
    ~Advanced: 6:30 - 7:45

  • Novmeber 10:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:30 - 6:15
    ~Advanced Dryland: 5:30 - 6:15
    ~Advanced Tech: 6:15 - 7:00

  • November 11: Intrasquad Home Meet 5:30 - done
    - You will need to sign up your swimmer through Teamunify or the OnDeck app.
    - You also need to sign up for a volunteer slot.

  • November 12: NO PRACTICES on Fridays

    Sign up for a time slot to volunteer to be a parking attendant. This will be a huge swim team fundraiser that will help with the purchase of updating our sound system.


  • 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