Welcome to the 2019 Season!
Twinbrook families, please welcome and reach out to our new teammates from the Wheaton Woods Tiger community. Wheaton Woods folks, we’re glad to see you again and are excited to swim with you all!
Our main priority this summer will be to knit two teams into one: swimmers working together, learning everyone’s names (kids and parents), adopting fun rituals from each team, and creating a new, enhanced team spirit. We will informally call ourselves the Tiger-Ducks while our official league name remains the Ducks.
General Duck Info for 2019
Criteria for Swim Team:
- Must be a member of the Twinbrook Swimming Pool
- Must be able to swim one length of the pool with a reasonable stroke (upon coach's approval)
- Must read and sign the "Participant" form
Swim Team and PreTeam fees (per family) are $90 for one swimmer, $170 for two swimmers, $225 for three swimmers and $15 each additional swimmer.
There are 5 A meets, 3 B meets, Time Trials, a Relay Carnival and Divisionals during the season. See the Meets and Events page for all the details.
Swim Team Practices begin on Tuesday, May 28 (afternoon) and Monday, June 17 (morning).
News Flash! Pre-Team Practices will run from Monday, June 17 to Friday, July 12. Practices will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with two options to choose from: Morning practices 10:45 - 11:30 am or Evening practices from 6 - 6:45 pm.
The first meet is the Time Trials (June 7 for older kids and June 8 for younger kids) and the last A meet is on Saturday, July 13. The Divisionals meet takes place on Saturday, July 20.
MCSL Swim League
The Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) is divided into fifteen divisions (A-O) with the fastest teams in Division A. Assignments to a division are based on a team's performance from the previous year.
If everyone pitches in a little, each meet will run smoothly. Sign up to help our team! Approximately 30 adult volunteers from both the visiting and home teams are needed each week to run the Wednesday and Saturday meets. Therefore, it is required that at least one member of each swimmer's family volunteer for at least one event.
An Ounce of Prevention...
We hate to have a swimmer sit out a meet because of a case of swimmer's ear. Visit your local pharmacy to buy Swimmer's Ear drops and squeeze a few drops in your ears after swimming. Please help us prevent infections and let all the kids enjoy every meet!