The GBSA coaching staff uses several methods to communicate with swimmers and their families.
While it is necessary to contact head coach Patrick Underwood regarding any team matter, you are also encouraged to seek out the information yourself from any number of convenient resources (listed
- http://www.gbsaswim.org (team-specific information)
- http://www.mdswim.org (meet notices and results, state championship information, etc.)
- http://www.usaswimming.org (national resources, track your swimmer’s performances, etc.)
BULLETIN BOARD: The big blue team board is located in the lobby just outside the main pool entrance at CCBC Catonsville. On it you’ll find:
- meet notices, entries, and results
- time standards for USA swimming and local meets
- team records
- news items of interest from MD Swimming, USA Swimming, and swim magazines
- Parent’s Corner – articles of interest, volunteer sign-up sheets, etc.
THE BOX: All passing of paperwork and awards happens through “the box.” Actually there are five boxes which contain a folder for each family and one for the GBSA coaching staff as well. Blank meet entry forms can be found after “Z” alphabetically, and completed forms should be placed in the coach’s folder with a check attached, made out to GBSA, for all meets.
The boxes are stored inside the mechanical room (next to the poolside men’s locker room entrance). Any parent wishing to retrieve the boxes and bring them out to the lobby is welcome to cross the pool deck area (before or during practice) to do so.
Most communication is accomplished through e-mail. Here at GBSA, we're always working to make
things better/easier. With that in mind, we've created an e-mail list to help us communicate more
accurately and effectively. To receive notices, updates, etc. via e-mail, all you have to do is subscribe to
the list* (In subscribing you must reply to the initial response e-mail. Just clicking and sending once
DOES NOT CONFIRM your membership to the e-mail distribution list!). Then, when we send such emails, we use one e-mail address and all e-mail list subscribers receive the e-mail. Families may add
more than one e-mail address to the list if desired. Consider adding your work e-mail address to be sure you get timely information wherever you are.
Sign up for the GBSA e-mail list using the link advertised on the GBSA home page. If you cannot
receive team e-mails because of a spam filter, you may need to add the team’s e-mail address to your
list of allowed sources, or follow your service provider’s tutorial (such as Verizon) for instructions on
how to override your spam filter.
PHONE: Coach Patrick Underwood can be reached at 410.241.9292.