Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Check The Almanac


If you haven't seen the Almanac article on Menlo Swim and Sport yet, here it is. YAY Tim! Finally, a positive report of the unbelievable epicenter of swim that Tim has created here in Menlo Park.

Okay, so years ago the bid to run the place didn't get opened up to the whole world. I'm okay with that, because I know that there is no one in the whole world that could run it like Tim.

Every day I thank my lucky stars that the Sheeper family is here in MY town running the most kick ass swim program in any town I've ever visited. When I go away, even to lovely places like Hawaii and Hilton Head Island and Italy, I miss Burgess pool. I want to get back and swim with my Masters Mates, and I even want to shower in the public locker room over the country club spots I am lucky to visit. Why? Because Burgess is ALIVE. It's welcoming, clean (thank you STEVE!!!), friendly, abuzz with swimmers young and old, and because Tim is there to coach us and work us hard so that the shower feels at least 50% better than any other shower anywhere.

And while I get to visit country clubs, I can't afford one. I can't join the Circus Club or Alpine or any other spot around here with a swim team. So I feel elated that when my kids are ready for swim team (next summer I believe) there is one right here at Burgess that we can join and rest assured that it is excellent.

I don't know what I'd do without Burgess and all the programs it offers, and I'm glad to finally see public acknowledgement that many feel the same!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

success should speak for itself! The multitude of programs run from Burgess Pool are very successful and professional.