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Heather Glendinning  

 


GOALS/PHILOSOPHIES
My main goal, as your coach, is to provide the team with a fun, active, and successful community where you can accomplish your swimming goals, build relationships, and (my favorite) have fun! We all know that swimming can be a monotonous sport, but with the right mix of workouts, activities, and social interactions, the pool is truly one of the best places to be. While I will only be on deck in the mornings (as of now), I will be providing the workouts for both the morning and evening groups to help provide some consistency between the groups. I will aim to give you a workout that is suited for your level, whatever that may be, and will work with each of you on goals you may have - whether that is to stay fit, train for an open water swim/triathlon/swim meet, or even just to become a better lap swimmer. 
ACTIVITIES
There are several things I'd like to start doing with the team this coming year, including "destination swims", community activities, team building, and more. Myself, as well as the board members, are all open to the many ideas that you all must have, and we welcome any and all feedback. Feel free to reach out to me, or to one of the board members if you have any thoughts or ideas you'd like to share. 
MEMBERSHIP
One of the biggest goals I have for this team is to build our membership. There will be some things that we do as a team to help build our membership back up, but I will look to each of you to help me with this goal. We all have friends, know former members, or people that have recently moved to the area that would be great additions to our team! With this in mind, we will be starting a holiday promotion in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more information.
COMMUNICATION
I am really big on communication, and would like to try a few new things. First, I will be setting up a Teamsnap account for our team. If you are a parent with a child on a soccer team or other sports team, you are likely familiar with this platform. What I love about Teamsnap is that I will be able to send you alerts should we have a last minute schedule/pool change, quick communication between team members, volunteer sign ups, and we will have an up to date calendar that you can sync with your own calendar. I will also be sending out regular communications via email to provide team updates, news, and any other pertinent information you may need. 

Again, I am really looking forward to coaching this team. I think we are going to have a great year ahead. Should you have any questions, feel free to email me any time. I can't wait to see/meet you all in the pool!

Happy swimming!

-Heather Glendinning
bearpolo17@yahoo.com