Yosemite Swim Club

Letters to the Editor - 10/31/13 edition

October 29, 2013 

Dear Editor.

After a decade of swimming in the mountains, the Yosemite Swim Club regrets to announce that we will be closing our club. Yosemite Unified School District recently informed us that they will be forming their own swim program. This means that we will not have pool time available to run all our programs. We hosted our last swim meet on Oct. 12 and 13 and our last practice will be Nov. 22.

Yosemite Swim Club is immensely grateful to the community for its support and participation since our grand opening in 2004 at the newly built YHS/ Baker Swim Complex.

Thank you to the parents who volunteered countless hours on deck and behind the scenes to keep the club running year round and to all the local businesses and individuals who donated their time, services and products when we hosted our invitational swim meets.

Thank you to our coaches who taught your children butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle, and thank you to our coaches who got up in the dark all year long to lifeguard morning adult lap swim and to those who helped create and coach our summer water polo club.

And, most of all, thank you to all our members. The lap swimmers and the many hundreds of children who participated in our summer recreational and year round leagues. You are the reason that club existed.

The Yosemite Swim Club Board of Directors — Glen and Karen Lauterbach,

Dwan Foster,

Anthony Misner,

Bernard McGoldrick

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