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This fun-filled blog provides updates and information and Montgomery County Recreation programs and activities. Please send comments, questions, and anything else you would like to share to T.Recs@montgomerycountymd.gov. Be sure to check back often; you never know…your comments or pictures could be posted next!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Going for the Gold!

swimming photo     Watching the Olympic events on television this week I have been amazed at the hard work and dedication that the athletes have. 

     Training for the Olympics starts very young and all of the athletes have to have dedication, committment and focus. Right here in the Recreation Department there are athletes accepting the challenge to work to be their best.  Jamie Grimes, a coach at the Montgomery Aquatic Center, knows first hand the effort and dedication that it takes to be a successful swimmer. Grimes accomplished what most only dream about when he had the opportunity to compete in the 2000 Olympic trials. 

To compete at such a high level, these committed competitors of RMSC have to dedicate about 20 hours per week to swimming, in addition to keeping up with challenging academic requirements. To be competitive, the athletes must participate in a year round training program, which includes not only swimming, but an intense physical land training program such as weight training and running.  Many of the kids in the seniors group are working toward competing at a national level or towards the Olympic trials. 

The Aquatics Division of the Montgomery County Recreation Department is home to one of the largest and most successful swim teams in the country, the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC). This program is run jointly by the Rockville City and Montgomery County recreation departments.  For the past three years, RMSC has been ranked #1 in the country for the Virtual Club Championships by USA Swimming. For those of you who are not swimming savvy, it is a pretty big deal.

When you hear complaints about “kids today” you might consider the dedication, commitment and hard work that these young County athletes put forth to make RMSC one of the most successful. All of the competitors have earned a BIG T-Recs salute! 

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Summer Camps and Programs!

Summer Camps and Program Registration Is Open
You may feel like the cold winter is never going to end, but warm weather will soon be here and the Recreation Department is working hard to plan an awesome summer camp program. Nature, sports, dancing, art, and aqua camps are just a few of the exciting summer camp offerings. This year there are also many new summer camps and programs. Registration for Recreation’s summer camps and programs opened on January 19. Becamp photo sure to register early to avoid disappointment, as the most popular camps are filling up. There are four ways to register – RecWeb, the on-line registration system, as well as fax, mail, and in person registration. For more information about summer camps and programs, check out the Summer Camps Guide at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rectmpl.asp?url=/content/rec/index.asp.
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring is coming!

Dear Friends,  I have missed you!  This snow has been crazy...what in the world?  Three storms in 2 weeks, WHOA...that has to be a world record!  I have been digging out for days.  We are all ready for a thaw and some major recreation.  Don't fret...the spring Recreation and Leisure Guide has just come out and there is some amazing classes and programs coming up!  Take and Look at the Recreation and Leisure Guide and let me know what class or program you are going to attend.  Check out all of the spring programs and classes at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec
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Last edited: 11/8/2010