Malden YMCA

2nd Annual Lap-a-Thon

The event will be held on Wednesday December 2, 2015. The Lap pool will be closed down from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm so that all Crocs swimmers may participate in this event!
Junior swimmers will participate from 5:30-6:30p
Senior swimmers will participate from 5:30-7:30p (seniors will help count the juniors' laps and also work the snack bar).
The Y requests that each swimmer raise a minimum of $35, but we know that many swimmers will exceed that amount!  Please see the enclosed letter from our Aquatics Director RoseMarie and the enclosed pledge form.
We will also need food donations for the snack bar to help make this event successful. 
 

First Dual Meet of the Season

We are currently taking registration for our first dual meet of the season on Saturday November 21st, at the West Suburban YMCA (276 Church St. Newton MA.)  
The report time for this meet is 1:15pm.
 
For those who are new to the team, all swimmers are required to RSVP via our website.  Click on Meet Schedule in the right hand column. The RSVP is due by 5pm on Tuesday November 17th.  As you will see, our swim meets appear to be a bit chaotic, but it is an organized chaos!  However, it can only be organized if you communicate with us beforehand.

Please note: if you do not RSVP for the meet, your child will not be entered in it.  Meaning if you come to the meet, we will have to scramble to get your child into races that have open spots, which may or may not be good events/races for them to swim.  There is an option on the form to let us know if your child will need to arrive late or leave early.  If your child has an extenuating circumstance in which they must arrive late or leave early, please indicate this and the time in the comment section of the form.  Please note that if your swimmer continuously arrives late or leaves early, they will not get a chance to swim in relays and may only get to swim a select few events.  All swimmers are expected to stay until the end of the meet.
 
What to expect at the meet:
These meets generally run for about 4 hours.  Please have your child pack a healthy snack and something they don't mind getting wet (a book, magazine, playing cards) to help occupy their time.  Please make sure to pack your child warm clothes to put on while they are waiting to swim (sweat shirt, sweat pants) and also pack 2 towels (1 to sit on and 1 to dry off with).  Parents can expect to be very hot at these meets.  We suggest you dress in layers.  Newton has limited seating and we suggest that you bring a bag chair to sit in.  We will need timers to help out at this meet.

Last note for new families: ALL swimmers should come to the meet.  Many times our new families think their child is not ready for swim meets, but any child that can swim the length of the pool is ready for our meets. They are low pressure affairs, especially for beginners.  Team apparel might not be ready in time for this meet, if that is the case your swimmer may wear their practice suit and cap. 

If your swimmer will need to take the YMCA bus to or from the meet, please fill out the separate Bus RSVP that will also appear on the website.  Swimmer's may choose to take the bus either to the meet, from the meet or a round trip.  It is IMPERATIVE that if your child's bus status changes (i.e. you want to drive them home from the meet, but they are scheduled to take the bus) that you let a coach know before you leave Newton.  The bus will depart the Malden YMCA at 12:00pm.
 
If your child becomes ill on the day of the meet, please make sure to call Rosalie at 781-727-0676 before 10am.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions.
 
-Rosalie

Directions For Online Ordering (Suit, Cap, T-shirt etc.)

DEADLINE TO ORDER IS OCTOBER 14TH AT 11:59PM
 
ALL swimmers MUST HAVE a team suit, t-shirt and cap!  The Cap is NEW this year!

 

Returning Customers: At the Team Gateway simply enter your personal login and password you created previously. If you forgot your password, click the “forgot your password” link. Enter the email address you used to setup your personal account. You will receive an email with a new password. Return to the Gateway; enter your personal login or email address and new password.


Customers who have previously belonged to another Varsity Swim Shop team: Please call the store to have your account reassigned to Malden YMCA Crocs.
 
New Customers: Access your Team Page through the Team Gateway at varsityswim.com. Your team login is: MALDEN (case sensitive) Your team password is: CROCS (case sensitive) Deadline Date: October 14. The login will direct you to a page where you must create a personal login and password. Because you initially reached this page through the Team Gateway using your team password, you will always be linked to your team. Do not use your team login name (MALDEN) as your personal login. Once you have created your own personal login and password continue to fill out the personal information and click the Submit button on the lower right hand corner of the page. You will then be automatically directed to your team store. 
 
Please only order items on your team site, do not browse the website and order other nonteam items. If you wish to purchase items outside the Team Page please log out of the Team Gateway.
 
Items to be sent to COACH ROSALIE for distribution. Expect delivery around Nov 7. 
 
If you have any questions or problems, please call us at 978-276-0070 X2 or email at info@varsityswim.com.

Suit Fitting Info

Reminder the suit fitting will be held at the YMCA on Tuesday September 29th from 5:30-7:30pm in room 22 (across from the locker rooms).  All new swimmers should plan on attending at some point so that you can make sure to get the right size suit.  Our suits come with our logo on them so they cannot be returned and you cannot get a refund, so come eliminate the guesswork and try them on with us!
 
All swimmers NEED a team suit and t-shirt.  If you are a returning swimmer you can still wear last year'ssuit, as long as it is still in good condition.  If you did not order asuitlast year, you need to order a new one this season, so come to thefitting
 
 
The suit will be the same as last year and the t-shirt and cap will be different. The vendor will also have other apparel (warm-up suits, hoodies, shorts, caps) to try on at the fitting.  ** Please remind your swimmer that team suits and caps are for meets ONLY and should NOT be worn to practice!
 
USA swimmers NEED at least 2 NEW caps (If they still have a MAL cap from New Englands last year, then they only need 1 more) a jacket or hoodie.  Full warm-up suits (jacket and pants) and bags are also suggested for USA swimmers.
 
There will be NO purchases made on Tuesday.  This is just a fitting to make sure you will be ordering the correct size.  All purchases will be made at a later date, online, through our vendor.  Instructions on ordering will be given to you at the fitting.
 
If you cannot come to the fitting you can always drive over to Varsity Swim Shop (our vendor).  They are located at 157 Main St. in North Reading.  Their hours are limited - Monday-Friday 10a-5p and Saturday 10a-2p.  We are very lucky that they come to us, so I would recommend attending on Tuesday!

Group Placements and Practice Schedule posted!

Group placements are listed for all returning swimmers who have made their $75 deposit.  The group list and practice schedule can be found under the "News and Updates" tab.  If you would like to return to the team, but do not see your name listed, please contact the coaching staff at maldencrocs@gmail.com so that they may place you in a group.

Kelvin is the FIRST EVER finalist at Nationals!

A HUGE congratulations goes out to Kelvin Nguyen. Kelvin is the FIRST EVER Malden swimmer to qualify for FINALS at the Y National Championship. Kelvin swam an impressive 28.69 during the 50 meter back preliminaries which earned him a 21st place seed and a trip back to the finals evening session. Kelvin finished 19th overall with his EXACT seed time of 28.69 during finals. Congrats to Kelvin, the 19th fastest Y 50m backstroker in the Nation! Check out the Y Facebook page (YMCA Malden) for more pictures of the Crocs at Nationals!

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2015-2016 Important Dates/Info

Please check out our News and Updates link (in the right hand column) to access important dates and info for the upcoming 2015-2016 Swim Team season.  You will also be able to find all of the necessary forms to register your swimmer on that link.

Congratulations to our LCM Championship swimmers

Congratulations to those swimmers who competed at LCM New England Seniors at Brown University and the 14u swimmers who competed at LCM New England Age Groups at Harvard. The Crocs were well represented! We can't wait to see how the Crocs do at 15-18 Age Groups and Y Nationals!  

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The Malden Crocs dominate at the Bay State Games

The Malden Crocs qualified 21 swimmers to be members of the Bay State Games Metro/Northeast Swim Team.  The Crocs then went on to earn 10 Gold medals, 15 Silver medals and 12 Bronze medals.  Congrats to our Gold medalists.  Ryan, Myo, Adam, Tracy, Dylan and Vivian.  

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Address: 99 Dartmouth Street, Malden, MA 02148  •  Phone: (781) 324-7680  •  Fax: (781) 324-7856
Serving Everett, Malden and Medford.

Dates to Remember:

 
5/17 End of Spring Training Session I
 
5/20 Spring Training Session II begins
 
5/27 NO PRACTICE - Memorial Day
 
6/21 End of Spring Training Session II AND Long Course Session I
 
6/24 Summer Session I AND Long Course Session II begin
 
7/4-7/5 NO PRACTICE - July 4th Holiday
 
7/19 End of Summer Session I
 
7/21 Summer Session II begins
 
8/16 End of Summer Session II AND Long Course Session II

Upcoming Events

Sat, Jun 1st, 2019 - 10:00PM
USA Swimming Invite - MIT
Sat, Jun 8th, 2019 - 10:00PM
USA Swimming Invite, Dover, NH

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Saturday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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