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New Website
 Posted: 10/9/17 9:35PM


I should have sent everyone a link to your email with login information to our new website. 

The link is: https://www.teamunify.com/ymca-0004/

After this post, I will be posting on the new website with updates and newsletters and it will be sent to your email that you have provided. 

Thank you all !

Now on to Team Unify :)

-Coach...   more

Practice & Auburn Info
 Posted: 10/6/17 6:51PM

Swimmers and Parents,

I am making a change to the Wednesday practice time. Since a lot of people go to church on Wednesdays and do not come to practice, I have decided to combine Gold/Platinum and Bronze/Silver groups. Practice times will be as followed:

Gold/Platinum: Monday through Thursday - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Bronze/Silver: Mon, Tues, Thurs: 4:50 pm...   more

Swim Team News
 Posted: 10/5/17 8:27PM

Parents and Swimmers,

All the money for Swim-A-Thon donations must be turned in no later than Monday, October 9th. 

Meet Info For 2017 BSL Cranberry Classic:

It will be Friday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 5th. 

It will take place at the Birmingham Crossplex.

Fees are as followed: $12 surcharge per swimmer,...   more

Upcoming News
  Posted: 10/3/17 11:27AM

Parents and Swimmers,

All the money for Swim-A-Thon donations must be turned in no later than Monday, October 9th. 

Practice time:

Gold/Platinum: 3:30-5 p.m.

Bronze/Silver: 4:50-6

Meet Info For 2017 BSL Cranberry Classic:

It will be Friday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 5th. 

It will take place at the Birmingham Crossplex.

Fees...   more

  Posted: 10/1/17 8:48PM

Parents and Swimmers,

Do Not Forget. Swim-A-Thon is tomorrow, starting at 3:30 p.m. Each child will be swimming 200 laps and will need a lap counter. Each swimmer needs to make sure they have lined up a lap counter for tomorrow. 

If a parent is donating or you know someone who is, here are the payment options:

All Checks need to be made out to Calhoun County...   more

Carrollton Swim Meet and Swim-A-Thon
  Posted: 9/28/17 7:37PM

Swimmers and Parents,

Do Not Forget! If you are swimming in the Carrollton Meet this Saturday, September 30th, you all need to be there for warm-ups by 7 am CT/8 am ET. The meet will start at 8 am CT/9 am ET and will end around 12:30 pm CT/1:30 ET.

Here is the address for the pool ---->>> 116 Lumpkin Dr, Carrollton, Ga. 30117

Please...   more

Notes for Swim Meets and Swimathon
  Posted: 9/26/17 8:02PM

Swimmers and Parents,

If you are swimming in the Carrollton Meet this Saturday, September 30th, you all need to be there for warm-ups by 7 am CT/8 am ET. The meet will start at 8 am CT/9 am ET and will end around 12:30 pm CT/1:30 ET.

Here is the address for the pool ---->>> 116 Lumpkin Dr, Carrollton, Ga. 30117

Please do not forget the Swim-A-Thon...   more

Practice and event notes week of 9-25
  Posted: 9/23/17 11:13AM

Regular Practice Schedule 

Gold / Platinum Groups 3:30-5:00 M-H 

Bronze / silver groups - 4:50 - 6:00 M-H 

Swim a Thon - October 2nd at Anniston Y. Please work on your fundraising and ensure you have a lap counter for the event. Emily Williams is coordinating for us. 

Auburn Meet fees are due Thursday, please pay at member care. Fees...   more

Update on Banquet Food
  Posted: 9/21/17 10:23AM

Listed below is the last updated list of the dishes and desserts I have written down.Take this list and text Coach Waverly at 256-441-1334 or email her at wpolak@una.edu and tell her what you are bringing. The banquet is tonight from 5:30-7 pm in the dining room at the YMCA. Please come by 5:15/5:20 so we can get the dishes set up and be ready to eat at 5:30. There are two...   more

Banquet Food
  Posted: 9/19/17 3:52PM

Hello Everyone!

Listed below are dishes and desserts I already have written down that parents and swimmers are bringing. Take this list and text Coach Waverly at 256-441-1334 of any main dish, side, or dessert you would like to bring to the banquet. Do not forget! The banquet is this Thursday, September 21st, from 5:30-7 pm in the dining room at the YMCA. There will be...   more

Practice Schedule 9-18
  Posted: 9/17/17 3:59PM

Practice Schedule Week if 9-18 

Platinum and Gold - 3:30 to 5:00 M-W 

Silver and Bronze - 4:50 - 6:00 M-W 

Thursday 9-21 - Team Banquet 5:30 to 7. Please email Coach Waverly for dishes to bring for the banquet. 

Carrollton Penthalon - Meet entry deadline is the week and we will finalize entries this week for the 9-30 meet. 

USA...   more

Team Announcement
  Posted: 9/12/17 4:21PM

It is with a lot of emotion that I am announcing that I will be leaving my full time coaching role with the Blue Dolphins with my last meet being the September 30th Carrolton Meet. I have accepted a new job that is based in Atlanta, GA and will be focusing on my career there. Over the last six years I have been so humbled to coach the swimmers at the YMCA and I am so proud...   more

Practice Week of 9-11
  Posted: 9/10/17 7:20PM

We will be offering daily updates of the practice schedule this week based on the weather. At this time we are planning regular schedule but will update as needed. 

Platinum and Gold Groups - 330 to 5 

Silver and Bronze Groups - 450 to 6 

Please remember this week we need to finalize signing up for meets. 

We sent home swim a thon packets...   more

Team Banquet and Meet Deadline Annoucement
  Posted: 9/7/17 9:57AM

TEAM Banquet - We will be having our 2016-2017 Team Banquet on Thursday September 21st @ 5:30 PM until 7 PM. We will hold this at the Anniston YMCA. Please plan to bring a dish to share. Contact Coach Waverly @ wpolak@una.edu to coordinate the effort. We will be passing out team awards for this and special performance awards.

Carrolton Penthalon - September 30th - Entries...   more

Week of 9.4 Notes
  Posted: 9/5/17 6:08PM

USA Swimming Registration - Please get your USA Swimming Registration turned in to Katie Tiffner ASAP. If you are planning on swimming the Carrollton meet you must be current with USA Swimming.

Margaret Wakefield Invitational

For Meet Hospitality we need the following :

...   more
Notes for 8/31
  Posted: 8/30/17 7:43PM

Practice is canceled for all groups  on 8-31 due to coach illness. Also no practice on Labor Day. Great job for stroke work the last 4 weeks.

Practice Scheduled Next week

Tuesday - Thursday

Platinum/Group 3:30 - 5:30

Silver/Bronze Group 4:50 - 6:00

Team Banquet - The team banquet is scheduled for September 14th from 5:30 - to 7:00. Coach Waverly...   more

YBD needs your help
  Posted: 8/11/17 3:24PM


Over the last few years we have seen a great deal of success in the program and I am very proud of all the work our families have done. This notice is to solicit help from parents on a short term basis. We have needs for the following: 

Meet Coordinator - we have a home meet Sept 16th and need assistance with coordination of the event. We have multiple...   more

Bronze and Silver Practice Canceled 8-8-2017
  Posted: 8/8/17 9:28AM

See everyone Wednesday 

...   more
Practice Schedule Week of 8-21-2017
  Posted: 8/6/17 11:07AM

Monday - Happy Eclipse - No practice please be safe

Platinum and Gold Groups - 3:30 -5:00 Tuesday to Thursday. 

Bronze and Silver Groups - 4:50 - 6:00 Tuesday to Thursday 

Please also see the note of needs for Parent Volunteers, please reply to coach Johnnie for more information.  

We still need the following:

Swim A Thon Coordinator

Home...   more

Congrats on a great season
  Posted: 7/23/17 3:02PM

We have just concluded a successful long course season with the Southeastern Championsips and will be off for the next 2 weeks. This is a great time to get away from the pool before school starts and recharge before short course season. If you need coach Johnnie or Waverly during this time please email us. When we return we will be happy to start yearly evaluations. 

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Southeastern Information
  Posted: 7/20/17 2:01PM

All the meet information is posted on the HSA Website at the following link including heat sheets


Warm Ups

13 and Over - Open Warm ups in the new pool - Warm Ups begin at 7:!5

12 and Under - Warm Ups are in the Legacy Pool

Friday and Sunday  - Please be ready for Warm Up...   more

Practice on Wednesday 7-12 in Afternoon is Canceled.
  Posted: 7/12/17 5:55AM

See everyone on Thursday. 

...   more
Sunny King Golf Tournemenf July 7,8,9 - Information
  Posted: 6/29/17 6:49AM

Thank you for everyone who signed up for Sunny King.

There will be two shifts each day

6:30 to 10:00

10:00 to 2:30

Please arrive at Anniston Country Club to work your shift and please stay until your relief comes in to work. We will be selling mulligans and sandies for the tournament. Meet at the ACC Proshop and we will have a tent set up with our...   more

Practice Schedule and Notes for Week of 7-17-2017
  Posted: 8/1/16 6:59AM

Practice Schedule - Week of 7-17-2017

Major Practice Schedule Changes this week. Please review and if there are questions please contact the coaches.

Southeastern Championship Qualifiers -

Practice will be Monday And Wednesday AM - 6-7:30, Tuesday Afternoon 3:30 to 5:00

All Other Groups

Monday to Wednesday - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

This...   more

Richard Quick Meet Information
  Posted: 6/21/17 5:10PM


warm ups 

Warm ups will begin at 7 am each morning for prelims and we will start at 8:30 AM.   Sessions will be run as quickly as possible.  Warm ups for the afternoon may have to be adjusted to make sure we can start the finals session on time.  Friday afternoon warm ups will not begin before 2:15...   more

Thursday Swim PractIce 5-24-2017 Both groups combined
  Posted: 5/24/17 5:43PM

Thank you. 

...   more
Dynamo Meet Info - please read warm up time change
  Posted: 5/16/17 7:15AM

1) We are changing the start times by 30 mins. Saturday and Sunday AM Session (13&O) warmups will begin at 7:30am, and the meet at 8:30am

Saturday PM Session (12&Un) warmups will begin at 2:00pm, and the meet at 3:00pm


2) All events will be Positive...   more

Jimmy Flowers Meet Information
  Posted: 3/29/17 9:49AM

Warm Ups have been moved back to 9AM with a meet start at 10 AM. Please be on deck ready for dynamic warm up at 855 AM. This is for both days. Warm ups are open format so it's important for everyone to be on time  

The heat sheets can be printed at the following link: 


We...   more

Car Wash Saturday - please promote and share via Social medi
  Posted: 4/7/17 8:53AM

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Power Up Friday - Ultimate Frisbee Day
  Posted: 3/23/17 8:27PM

Power Up Friday - Ultimate Frisbee Day 

We will we playing Ultimate Frisbee for power Friday 4:30 to 5:30. Please be ready to run 

Barber Dairy Field in Oxford. 

721-, 885 Airport Rd, Oxford, AL 36203

See you there. 

...   more
YMCA Regional Championship Information
  Posted: 3/10/17 9:00AM

Meet Location : The East Family Branch YMCA 3407 Pelzer Ave. Montgomery, AL 36109

There is limited seating on deck at this facility and but there will be availability in the gym. We will sit together as a team.  

Warm Ups

Saturday and Sunday - On deck ready for Warm Ups at 8:30 AM

Heat Sheets will be available at the following location:


Competition...   more

Important Fundraising Events Upcoming
  Posted: 3/8/17 11:47AM

We have added the following to the team event calendar. Please RSVP on the site for these events and everyone is expected to participate in these fundraiser efforts: 

Thursday 3/23/2017 - Swim Team Fun Day -

This is an opportunity to bring your friends to a free practice to try the team out with your kids. We will do a lot of teaching and have fun...   more

Thursday 3/7/2017 YMCA Fundraiser at Peerless
  Posted: 3/7/17 11:35AM

10% of the receipts go to the YMCA


...   more
Practice Canceled today 3/1 due to Weather
  Posted: 3/1/17 2:38PM

We will be back Thursday 

...   more
ARENA Carbon Air Tech Suit Sale
  Posted: 2/27/17 8:04AM
...   more
Central Sectional Meet Information
  Posted: 2/2/17 9:17AM

Please see the below attachments for the Meet this weekend at the Birmingham Crossplex. As a reminder there is a $5 fee for parking each day. Heat sheets will not be for sale at the meet so please print them ahead of time.

Warm Ups for both Saturday and Sunday

10 and Under - Please be at the pool ready for warm ups at 7:30 AM.

11 and Up - Please be at the pool...   more

2017 Region 3 Championship Warmups
region 3 session report
saturday am meet program
saturday pm meet program
sunday am meet program
sunday pm meet program
Welcome to the 2017 SE Region 3 Championship meet
We are having Practice today Thursday 1-12-2017
  Posted: 1/10/17 9:56PM

Pool Heater Fixed


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Central Sectional Championship Meet Feb 4th and 5th
  Posted: 1/9/17 4:24PM

Entries for the Central Sectional meet in Birmingham are due on Jan 23rd. 


Event Fees are as follows : $6 per event / $15 event surcharge  

Any events that you have qualified for SES championships you are not eligible to swim.  This is the last chance qualifier for Southeasterns in February. Please let me know ASAP if you...   more

Ralph Crocker Meet Information
  Posted: 1/10/17 4:50PM

Meet information including Heat Sheets can be found at the following link: 


Ralph Crocker Invitational in Auburn Jan 13-15 UPDATED. Please note the change to 12 and Under sessions 

Friday : Warm Ups at 3:45 PM - Meet Start @...   more

Practice Canceled Sat Jan 7th - inclement Weather
  Posted: 1/6/17 8:24PM

See everyone Monday. Stay Warm Stay Safe 

...   more
YMCA Annual Campaign Fundraiser Gift Wrapping @ Martins
  Posted: 12/16/16 4:06PM

Tomorrow Sat Dec 17 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Martins in Oxford there will be gift wrapping for donations to the YMCA Annual Campaign which supports our Program. If you have gifts that need wrapped please use this service and if anyone would wish to volunteer you are welcome to help. 

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A Big Thank You to everyone for a great event last night
  Posted: 12/16/16 9:40AM

I can not say enough about all the work that went in to last night. Special thanks to Mary Martin for organizing the event and Ann Angell for arranging the visit by Elizabeth Marks. We were blessed to have her at our event ..... She is truly inspirational 


the link below is to the Anniston Star article : 


The...   more

Team Christmas Gathering
  Posted: 12/7/16 6:51PM

Update #2 : We are having a schedule change and we need everyone to be in the dining room tomorrow night at 545 PM. We have something very special planned and everyone being on time is crucial. We will not be having Dryland tomorrow and will be out of the water at 5:05.  

Update: Several have inquired about bringing something to share for the Christmas gathering...   more

Anniston Christmas Parade Schedule
  Posted: 12/1/16 11:54PM

Updated timeline for the Anniston Christmas Parade float decoration and parade day.

  • Friday, December 2, 3:30 until dark (around 5:00) - float decoration at the Y.
  • Saturday, December 3, 10:00 - Meet at the Y to walk to the Anniston Meeting Center.  Noble St. will be blocked from around 16th St. to Hwy. 202, so it will probably be best...   more
Please welcome Coach Waverly Polak to our team
  Posted: 11/27/16 12:19PM

I am pleased to announce that Waverly Polak has joined the Y Blue Dolphins as assistant coach. 

She is a recent graduate from Mississippi College where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Waverly is originally from Anniston, Alabama and was a member of the Y Blue Dolphins swim team from 2002 to 2007. There she performed in YMCA...   more

Special ARENA Tech Suit Sale From Swim and Tri
  Posted: 11/21/16 5:14PM

We found out this weekend that Swim and Tri will be having a special Tech suit sale on 11/25 and 11/28. As we are a team sales member they are opening this sale up to us early. The are offering 40% off Arena Carbon Air and Carbon Ultra Suits which are high end suits. Please remember that we are an Arena Platinum partner and all swimmers should be wearing Arena technical suits...   more

Dec 3rd 2016 - Anniston Christmas Parade
  Posted: 11/18/16 8:23PM

Coach Johnnie sent out an email already to give everyone a heads-up on the opportunity for the team to participate in the Anniston Christmas Parade on Dec 3rd at 11 AM. The kids had a lot of fun last year and we're looking forward to it again. We have some of the decorations from last year's float - 14 dolphin cut-outs, blue material for skirting the trailer, white...   more

County HIgh School Invitational
  Posted: 11/10/16 2:33PM

I am sending this note as a reminder for sign ups to assist with the County School Meet on Monday Nov 14th.

Specific Needs for the meet:  

1 Person to Assist with meet concessions.
1 Timer
1 Runner to take results from the deck to the meet manager

5 people to assist with Meet Set Up. This will take an hour at most to complete and we very much need...   more

County HIgh School Invitational
  Posted: 11/8/16 10:27AM

 As a reminder, please sign up to volunteer for the County High School Invitational.

I would encourage all our swimmers to come support their teammates at this meet. We would like to have a full house for this meet.

Volunteer Link: http://YmcaBlueDolphins.swim-team.us

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BSL Cranberry Classic - Meet Information
  Posted: 11/3/16 10:16AM

The heat sheets have been posted on the BSL website at the following link:


Meet Notes:

Friday Session - Warm Ups will begin at 4:00 PM with Meet Start at 5:00 PM. 500 Swimmers need to be discussing lap counting this week so they know who their counter is. The 500s will be deck seeded based...   more

BSL Cranberry Classic
  Posted: 10/20/16 3:41PM


Meet Fees must be paid for the meet by the end of the day Friday or you will not be entered in the meet. If you have any issues with making this date please contact me ASAP. 


Coach Johnnie 

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BSL Cranberry Classic - Birmingham Nov 4,5,6
  Posted: 10/14/16 10:16AM

The entry deadline is upcoming for the BSL Cranberry Classic.... Please declare your intent to swim or not as soon as possible by RSVP on the website. Meet Fee payment is due on October 21st at member care. This is the last opportunity to qualify for AHSAA High School Sectionals.You must be  USA Swimming  registered to swim in this meet.

Friday November...   more

Hoover YMCA Meet - October 15th
  Posted: 10/13/16 10:00AM

Meet Information:

We will be in the third warm up session for this meet.
Please be on deck ready for dynamic warm up at
7:45 AM.

This meet was swam outdoors so please dress accordingly for the weather.The current forecast is for 65 in the morning and 86 during the day.

The location of the meet is:

Hoover YMCA
2250...   more

2016 sby stingrays splash meet heat sheet
Hoover YMCA Meet - October 15th
  Posted: 10/5/16 11:46AM

 Reminder.... Meet Fees are due Friday....$20 payable to member care. Please RSVP to declare your intent to swim this meet in Hoover on October 15th.

RSVP Link: http://YmcaBlueDolphins.swim-team.us

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War Eagle Invitational News and Notes
  Posted: 10/4/16 8:35AM

There have been some changes to the meet format for the Auburn meet this weekend:

1.  Friday night we will be running one pool for competition. Warm Ups Friday will begin at 4:00 PM, the meet will begin at 5:10 PMI would suggest being parked at 3:30 PM. Friday can be a challenge parking at the facility as school is still in.

2.  Saturday and...   more

Hoover YMCA Meet - October 15th
  Posted: 9/27/16 8:20AM

The Hoover YMCA has invited us to participate in a 1 day closed YMCA meet at their facility on October 15th. This meet is open to all swimmers and will be a $20 flat fee event. You do not have to be registered with USA Swimming to compete at this event and it will be a small event. I will have the meet information this week and the payment deadline is October 6th, I can not...   more

BSL Meet Information
  Posted: 9/22/16 7:58AM

The following link will take you too all the meet information for this weekend's BSL meet at the Birmingham Crossplex:


Heat sheets for the meet can be found here. You can print them off for the meet.

The address for the pool is the following:

Birmingham CrossPlex (www.birminghamcrossplex.com)
2337...   more

Margaret Wakefield Invtiational the weekend
  Posted: 9/8/16 1:37PM

Friday Set Up 

Set Up begins @ 6:00 PM. Thank you to everyone who has offered to help out with this.

It should not take more than 1.5 hrs to set up.

Saturday Meet Day

Meet Times -

Warm Ups begin at 7 AM - We have 45 min for Warm Ups. Please be on time for warm ups

Meet Starts @ 9:00 AM

We expect the meet to...   more

Fall Kick Off Parents Meeting
  Posted: 8/10/16 8:19AM

Please plan to attend a Parents meeting @ 5:30 PM on Tuesday August 16th. We will meet in the dining room at the YMCA. As we have been in transition this I need all parents to attend as we have multiple items to cover. We have a lot of new familes joining us and this will be a great time to network with them as well. I will keep this to 45 minutes.

Topics to be Discussed...   more

T shirt Re-Orders
  Posted: 8/5/16 1:26PM

We will be making another T shirt order due to demand but we need to make one order to keep the cost down. 

Southeastern Championship T Shirts are $10 and available to families who attended that meet 

Team Tank Tops are available for $16 to anyone who would like them. 

Please bring me a check for the amount made out to the YMCA and and...   more

T Shirt Order Form2016
2016/2017 USA Swimming Registrations
  Posted: 8/3/16 7:53AM

It is time again to complete the annual registrations for USA swimming. The LSC has requested we get our registrations in earlier this year and the fees are $66 and good through December of 2017.

Please pay your USA swimming fees at the member care desk and return the form to the coaching staff. We will send them together in one transmission. Do not send the form or money...   more

2017 Application - Y-R Athlete (1)
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