Welcome to the 2022 swim and dive team! We are open to Maplewood Club members only. Swimmers and divers practice according to their age and/or ability upon the coach’s discretion. We are excited to announce that Emma Rosenthal will be returning as our head coach for the 2022 season! Emma brings with her many years of swim experience. She swam in High School and for Maplewood. She was formerly an assistant coach alongside Jamie Forlini for three years and Junior Team head coach before becoming club manager. Emma coached winter swim with DCAA and at a nationally recognized program in Chicago. Sarah Alps-Tirella and Mark Kannengieszer will be assisting Emma with coaching this summer. Mark was our coach during the 2020 and has been involved in swimming for the past 30 years. He was an integral member of the Maplewood and Tennent swim teams. He also was also a collegiate swimmer for Kutztown University. He began coaching by helping CAC when he was a high school swimmer and has continued ever since. He has coached for many different teams including Tennent, Maplewood, Huntingdon Valley Country Club, and Centennial Aquatic Club. Sarah swam for Maplewood and Centennial Aquatic Club since she was six years old. She was captain of the WTHS swim team her senior year and swam at the collegiate level. Dive Team will be coached by Alexandra Charlton. Alexandra has experience as an assistant dive coach for the Central Bucks Swim Team from 2018-2021. She dove varsity for CB South for four years and was the PIAA District Once Champion where she went on to States and place 4th . Our wonderful coaching staff is eager to get our swimmers and divers back in the pool!
Practice will be offered on weekdays, Monday through Friday. Swim Team practice begins Tuesday, June 1st and continues through Friday July 29 th . Our goal is to develop the abilities of the swimmers through fun and focused effective techniques. We would like to create a supportive environment for our parents and children. Our practices will consist of drills, stroke and turn work, and cardiovascular endurance activities. We hope to have lots of fun this summer building camaraderie and Maplewood spirit!
Registration will be held at the pool on Sunday May 29th and Monday the 30th from 2-4 pm. We can also provide an additional time on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00pm. Paperwork will be available, or click the printable (pdf) form from the bottom of this page. Please note that if you have more than one swimmer, you will have to fill out a separate emergency form for each child.
If your child participated in Junior Swim Team last year and you are a club member, then he/she will be able to participate in swim team.
Please note: your child cannot practice unless your registration is complete and you have paid your club and team dues. Checks may be payable to Maplewood Swim Club. Due to the club’s new online system, please pay swim team balances separately from your club dues. A printable registration form will be posted soon as we are trying to finalize and coordinate information with the league and the club. Please note that your child is responsible for all of his/her belongings.
Equipment Needed: racing style suit, swim caps, goggles, flippers, 2-3 towels, water bottles are encouraged.
** All items should be labeled with your child’s name**
You will receive an email as to which group your child will be placed in. This is the Instructor’s decision.
Practice Times for Dive
Group 1 8:30-9:30
Group 2 9:30-10:15
Times may be adjusted (group one will be High School Only)
If your child will also be participating in swim team, he/she will have dive practice opposite his/her swim time. You will receive an email for your dive time.
We hope to run several fundraisers throughout the season to support our team. Money raised in the past has gone towards various team costs, such as team equipment, gifts, and activities. There is definitely some equipment we will need to purchase just due to wear and tear. We ask that you participate in all fundraisers as we are a small club and we do our best to make it a fun experience for your children. At this time we are planning another clothing drive (June 27), and two trivia nights (kids/adult). We will continue to sell popcorn, drinks and candy at movie and raft nights and of course our major fundraiser is always our Family Day Raffle Baskets. Any other ideas are more than welcome. Remember to shop online at Swimoutlet.com via our affiliate site at www.swimoutlet.com/maplewood. This is a year round opportunity to help raise money for our team!
We look forward to seeing you all at registration! Thank you in advance for all your support!
Laura Pickford and Connie Faulk
All forms must be completed before a child may practice. Your child must be a Maplewood member in order to participate in Swim & Dive Team.
2022 Maplewood Summer Meet Schedule:
Sat 06/25/2022 Swim Blast at FW
Tue 06/28/2022 @ FW
Thurs 06/30/2022 vs HSC
Thurs 07/07/2022 vs MM
Sat 07/09/2022 @ SW
Tue 07/12/2022 @UM
Sat 07/16/2022 vs ML
Tue 07/19/2022 BYE
B Swim Champs 7/27/2022 at Hideaway
A/B Diving Champs 7/29/2022 at Upper Moreland (Hosted by MWD)
A Swim Champs 7/30/2022 at Manorlu