Thank you for an awesome 2019 season! 

The Annual Meeting this year will be on November 20, 2019 at 7pm at St. Philips Lutheran Church, 5320 Limestone Road, Wilmington.  Please mark your calendars to attend.  This meeting is where we present new board members.  This year there are two open positions, Secretary and Swim Team Director.  You can view the description for each position and apply for a position on the Board through the website.  Applications are due by November 15th. Apply Here:  https://skylineswimclubde.com/about/2020-board-of-directors-application/

 

Updates from our Board Members:

The Board of Directors has continued its commitment of making needed improvements around the pool.  This year some of the improvements included changing the pool lights over to LEDs, repainting the baby pool, replacing the baby pool pump, lining the kids’ sandbox with fabric to prevent it from leaking, ordering new chairs and umbrellas for the pool deck, and adding chairs for the hill.  Bathroom renovations are planned for the 2020 season.

Click on this link for all financial information and the 2020 Proposed Budget.  Please take note there are 2 tabs at the bottom, one labeled Financial Summary for the 2019 season and the second labeled Budget vs Actual.  The Budget vs. Actual tab will show the proposed budget for the 2020 Season.

We currently have 355 Bondholders, 10 Senior Memberships and 157 on the waiting list.  We continued to fill Summer and Extended August Memberships this past season, which helped put Skyline Swim Club in a comfortable financial state for the upcoming 2020 season.  We had several thousand guests check in this season. Parties and guests bring our great pool lots of exposure which is one of the many reasons our waitlist is so steady.

**Remember that you must login to your Skyline Swim Club account in order to pay your membership dues for next season.  Members can update their own contact information by visiting the site at www.skylineswimclubde.com.  If you never logged in before, your User ID will be firstname_lastname the default password is dolphins.  If you plan to go inactive you must complete the inactive member form and pay the $35 inactive fee.  There is a late fee of $35 if you pay your inactive fee or membership fee after March 15, 2020.  Any changes you wish to make to your membership (remove a family member, add a Special Member etc.) you must notify the Membership Director membership@skylineswimclubde.com.

We continue to provide fun, family activities throughout the summer through the Social Committee.  Some of the events organized by the Social Committee included the Welcome Back Splash, July 4th Party, End of Season Party, Movie Night, Tween Night, Live Music and Pop-Up Vendors.  Please remember it takes volunteers to make all our events successful.  We appreciate all the volunteers that help throughout the season.  It is not possible to run these events without you!

Skyline Dolphins Swim Faster and Faster Each Year

The 2019 Skyline Swim Team had an amazing season with a record of 4 wins and 4 losses.  The team consisted of 130 swimmers. The success of the individual swimmers and team was made possible under the leadership of Head Coach Lauren Ahrens, Assistant Head Coach Katie Correll and Angela Kuczykowski and Junior Coaches: Grace Dohl and Ryan Pirrung.  There were several other teen swimmers who volunteered their time during meets to help the coaches ensure our novice swimmers were on the ready bench! Along with the coaching staff, parent volunteers for all meets, and of course the swimmers, the 2019 Dolphin swim season proved to be both fun and competitive.  The Dolphins ended the season with 90 swimmers qualifying for championship time trials including 189 events entered and 13 relay teams. We also had several team and pool records broken this year:

TEAM RECORDS

GIRLS

11-12 Year Olds:

  • 200 Meter Free Relay
    • L. Fanelli, R. O’Donough, M. Sturmfels, E. DeBaecke – 2:04.08
  • 200 Meter Free Relay
    • E. DeBaecke, V. Kanemitzer, M. Sturmfels, R. O’Donoghue – 1:59.30

13-14 Year Olds:

  • 100 Yard Free
    • Katelyn Fitzgerald – 56.81
  • 100 Yard IM
    • S. DeBaecke – 1:03.83
  • 100 Meter IM
    • S. DeBaecke – 1.07.93
  • 50 Yard Backstroke
    • S. DeBaecke – 28..87

15-18 Year Olds:

  • 100 Meter Backstroke
    • S. DeBaecke – 1:05.99

BOYS
13-14 Year Olds:

  • 50 Yard Fly
    • N. Reice – 26.13

15-18 Year Olds:

  • 100 Meter Breaststroke
    • R. Pirrung – 1:08.09
  • 200 Meter Medley Relay
    • B. Hockman, E. Shute, R. Pirrung, J. VonFricken – 1:52.08

POOL RECORDS

GIRLS
11-12 Year Olds:

  • 200 Meter Free Relay
    • L. Fanelli, R. O’Donoghue, M. Sturmfels, E. Debaecke – 2:04.08

13-14 Year Olds:

  • 100 Meter IM
    • S. Debaecke – 1;07.93

BOYS
15-18 Year Olds:

  • 200 Meter Medley Relay
    • B. Hockman, E. Shute, R. Pirrung, J. VonFricken – 1:52.08

The 2019 Skyline Dolphin Swimmers were proud to represent the finest pool in the area and consistently showed respect, kindness and team spirit when away and during our home meets.  Go Dolphins!

Thank you!
Heritage-Skyline Swim Club Board of Directors