Swimmer Spotlight: Ruth White

We aren’t supposed to stop imagining, we’re just supposed to get better at it.” ~Ruth White

As we say farewell to our graduating seniors, the GMST community would like to congratulate Ruth White on her achievements both inside the pool and outside.

On May 16, at the Roosevelt High School Senior Award Ceremony, Ruth received the biggest senior scholarship: the Craig Memorial Award of $10,000!

Pic of RuthOnly one person in the entire school receives this award. The award presentation described Ruth’s involvement, contribution and service to the community. Ruth’s devotion is remarkable, and all of us can see that. She spent her valuable time to help children and the rest of the community by taking care of kids in summer camps, serving at the community hospital, coaching our development swimmers and working at our very own GAFC pool as a lifeguard. She has volunteered over 600 hours to the community and has shown the deepest interest in young children’s lives.

Ruth deserves this award and the GMST community is delighted that the award presenters were able to see her as we do: as an amazing girl who is going to change this world for the better.

As some of you know, Ruth’s family has experienced a couple of personal losses during the time that she has been a member of GMST. Ruth has grown into a stronger person as a result. Her family is grateful for the sense of community that GMST provides. Her mother, Saira is delighted to share Ruth’s achievement with us in the hopes that she inspires other swimmers to be the best they can be and to never give up because anything is possible!!!


NO practice on July 4th!

Sorry for the confusion, but we learned today that we cannot hold practice at the pool on July 4th because GAFC cannot accommodate us. In the past GMST has had a history of fun July 4th practices, so we’ll follow up to figure out what will happen going forward. In the meanwhile, sleep in and enjoy your July 4th with family!

PLEASE, go to the swim portal and:
RSVP for the Saturday’s Home Meet: PGP @ GM (RSVP asap-deadline is Tuesday evening!!!)
RSVP for Wednesday’s super fun New Carrollton Firecracker Relays (RSVP by Tuesday evening)
Sign up to volunteer at our final home meet this Saturday
Sign up for concessions (when the concessions list becomes available)

Kick off summer with the GMST Potluck Picnic!

Our potluck picnic is fast approaching! It is scheduled for Friday, June 16 at 6pm, on the lawn between the Greenbelt Community Center and the swimming pool (up on the hill right next to where the outdoor swim practice is held).
As in past years, the food assignments are according to your swimmers last name. Please remember to bring serving utensils with your dish. If you would like your containers/utensils back, please put your name on the container. If there are no names or claims against them, they will be tossed.
If your swimmer’s last name is…
A-H:  Bring a main dish to serve 10 people
I-P:  Bring a main dish or dessert to serve 10 people (Swimmers Choice)
Q-Z:  Bring a side dish to serve 10 people
Our potluck picnic is a great way to kick off the swim season! Remember to try and come on time as the food table will be filled according to attendance! Any questions, please feel free to email greenbeltswim AT gmail DOT com and your message will be routed to the appropriate parent volunteers.
P.S. Don’t forget that swim caps and t-shirts will be distributed at the picnic.
Swimsuits have arrived – so we will try to distribute them at practice the week of June 12.