March 12, 2017
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Another summer swim season is almost upon us – I’m excited to be back for another season at Heatherfield - my 31st season overall and 19th year as head coach! We will also once again have a large and strong group of assistant coaches, giving us small coach to swimmer ratios and personalized instruction. Almost all of last year’s assistant coaches will be returning, and we have several new coaches that I’m excited to add as well! We are planning some great new features this summer – more dry-land workouts, more team building activities, and some fun new training and teaching aides at practices.
was another outstanding season with several team milestones. We
once again finished 2nd in A Division (after Hershey), marking the
7th time since we moved up to “A” Division in 2005 that we accomplished that
feat, and for the second straight year we earned 2nd place team
scores at both All-Stars (14 teams) and Mid-Caps (37 teams). Other 2016
highlights included 12 new team records, 88 swimmers at All-Stars (team record)
and 10 1st place finishes, and 49 swimmers at Mid-Caps and 4 first
place finishes there, as well as another 1st place team finish at the
Relay meet. With continued hard
work, the team will surely have another successful season collectively and
individually this summer.
What is it that makes Heatherfield such a special team? The answer is YOU! The families who have been with the team for many years know that the friendly, family atmosphere is a big reason why they come back every summer. And each year, as new families join, the team only gets better. Competitive swimming at Heatherfield is a great way to make new friends, improve technique, endurance, and speed, and build confidence. We compete at the highest level of the MPSL and push swimmers to improve and maximize their potential without losing sight of another important goal: having fun! We strive to ensure that each swimmer, young or "old," expert or beginner, has a positive experience.
Please visit our website (www.swimheatherfield.org) regularly for more information and updates. We will once again be using email extensively for team announcements, so please be certain to keep us up to date with your current email address and check your email often. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime.I hope to see all of you back again this summer! We’re always looking to add new swimmers as well, so tell your friends about the fun and benefits of Heatherfield swimming and feel free to pass along this registration info to them. Let’s make our 33rd season another great one! Thanks and I’ll see you at the pool!
Justin Spitzer, Head Coach