Winter Swim Updates

Week 1: October 17, 2022

Make sure to read the whole newsletter. There is a lot of information in here that is important for you to know.

Team Building Meeting

Blue Wave Swim Team's winter season will officially begin on Wednesday, October 19. This first practice is a team building meeting and will be from 5:30 - 6:30. This is one of the few times that everyone will be there at the same time. There will be no swimming at this first meeting. We will be going over expectations and doing some team building activities. We would like ALL swimmers to join us for this meeting.


The first official swim practice will be Monday, October 24.


  • M/T/W/Th: 5:15 - 6:15


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


If you have purchased your own, please make sure that it is charged and with you. While we do have extra and will do our best to make sure that everyone has a headset, it is best that you purchase one to make sure that your child has one for every practice. We will use these for every practice!


Watch the video to get caught up on everything from the parent meeting.
Parent Meeting 2022
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.

Suit Name: Speedo Ruse Blocks

Color: Blue

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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 are charging for parking again 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 volunteers on NOVEMBER 11 and 12. 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 be 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.

Important Dates


  • October 19: Swim team meeting 5:30 - 6:30


  • October 24: Swim team begins
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:15 - 6:15
    ~Advanced: 6:15 - 7:45

  • October 25:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:15 - 6:15
    ~Advanced: 6:15 - 7:45

  • October 26:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:15 - 6:15
    ~Advanced Dryland: 5:15 - 6:15
    ~Advanced Tech: 6:15 - 7:00
    ~Swim Officials Training 6-9

  • October 27:
    ~Beginners/Intermediate: 5:15 - 6:15
    ~Advanced: 6:15 - 7:45
    ~Caps/Headset orders due

  • October 28: NO PRACTICES on Fridays

  • October 31: Happy Halloween!! NO Practice


  • November 10: Intrasquad Home Meet 5:30 - done

  • November 15: PICTURES - Advanced will practice

  • November 19: MACR Pentathlon (in Cedar Rapids)

  • November 23-24: 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, Kristi Souksaengmany, Zoe Beals