- March 17, 2020
With everything that is going on right now, I would like you to take a moment to stop and show gratefulness. It can be as quick as a smile, a text/call or as timely as a coloring in and hand writing a note. We created a downloadable printable template here for you to use. Brighten up the day of those around you. Take some time with your child and say thank you to the people working at the grocery store, the pharmacy, making your cup of coffee, the teachers who are sending you virtual assignments (so you are not sending your children to school until July), or anyone else in your life. We hope you enjoy this and put it to good use!
I LOVE writing thank you notes! It’s one of my ‘things’. But getting to it and actually honkering down and writing them, is so ‘not’ my thing. I don’t love getting words to paper, and I don’t feel like I use my words properly. It’s never been a strength of mine. But what I do LOVE is the feeling it gives me that I get to share my thoughts, feelings and love with the person I’m writing it for. I also love the reaction I get from the person I’ve written to. What’s even more special is when I send it snail mail. I strategically place it in their home bag and they reach for it unexpectedly because I know it’s brightened up their day.
Without further ado, THANK YOU to everyone who made it out Somewhere Over the Rainbow Open House two weeks ago as an organizer, leader, helper for the day, or attendee.
First, I’d like to thank my parents: Mami & Papi, I know that I am making you proud every single day even though my big, audacious dreams scare the bananas out of you. I know that your parents only wanted the best for you and your future (AKA my brother and I and future generations) when they made the decision to flee the communist government in our homeland. I have the freedom to live my American Dream because of my grandparents and the decisions you both have made that have enabled the opportunities I have today. Thanks for listening and being (scaredly) excited (I know you can’t help it!) every step of the way while I work endlessly to unfold this particular event and all things having to do with MYSS. And for your presence in the day off, I need as many hands-on deck as possible, it’s a family affair! <3
To my Circle: You all mean the world to me. Without you this event and MYSS Camps wouldn’t happen. When I hit the limit of how many students I could team swimming to every day, I never even fathomed the idea of having such an incredible team that follow through with my vision and helps to turn it into a reality. I am able to reach more children and have them become strong, safe, confident swimmers because of you. From the Starbucks meetings to set up the activities for the day, to planning for the year ahead in our annual training, to the virtual guru making things prettier from afar, to the helpers who assisted with the day-of activities, and even those who were not able to be present but listened in person and over the phone to the wheels turning in my head- Thank You, SO, SO much! When I write in my journal every morning, I write my 10 dreams and one that’s a constant is “I have an exceptional group of people who surround me.” And that’s each and every one of you! <3
To the Attendees: Thank you for giving us, a small business with huge dreams and goals a chance. When you choose to work with us, you are choosing to work with school teachers who have summers off and are not getting a paycheck throughout the time. Yes, our passion is working with kids. This is a job that does give us so many warms and fuzzies, and it fills our hearts, but we need you and your children to keep the ball rolling within our own lives. We put tons of time and effort into making this event come to life and making every single day of MYSS Camp come to life. We hope that we gave you an enjoyable, educational and information-filled afternoon, thank you for taking the time from your busy lives and choosing to spend some of it with us! <3
- December 31, 2019
Ending 2019 with a pic of my team. Without them I am nothing, and Miss Yvonne Swim School is nothing. I am so humbled to know that I have such a strong backbone that leads my vision and supports the crazy things I ask of them for the good of the “vision”. These are hardworking teachers and working with me is their side-gig because we all know, teaching is a passion but you know, bills.
A decade ago, I never thought, imagined or pictured that this side high school and college hustle would amount to anymore than vacation and sushi money. (It’s def still that!).
But it’s SO much more than than that! I have a mission, not just a job, not just a biz, not just a side hustle or a hobby (thanks ex bf, smell ya laters 🏻).
It is my mission, to make sure there aren’t 14 year olds getting themselves into unsafe situations like I did as a teen who didn’t know how to swim and was peer pressured at a pool party to jump in like I did. (Teens, if you’re reading this, you are NOT invincible, danger is real, don’t be me, AND thanks to KS for your life guarding skills and the rescue). Everyday I think about helping children and adults become safe, strong, confident swimmers.
This is a business to impact. Sometimes, I get side tracked by the followers, likes and comments that aren’t what I want them to be and then I find relief in remembering that hundreds of humans are safe, strong and confident around water because of one person. MOI. And that shakes me to my bones. And it makes me keep going.
I see you’re thankfulness feathers at Thanksgiving where your give thanks to MYSS. I see your collage of pics in your toddler’s bedroom where I’m a part of memories that are part of daily conversations. I see your holiday cards where your little ones are getting on the bus to join my camp and you’re sharing that with ALL your loved ones. AND last but certainly not least, equally as
importantly, I see your names in the registration forms as a referral to all your friends. It’s ME who reads each and every one of those forms and makes sure I have all the deets we need and I see the names of RAVING FANS! Thanks for the Likes, Shares, Comments, Reviews and Referrals!
Thank you all for trusting my team and I once again! To my team, to the supportive families and heck, to myself(don’t forget to thank yourselves- y’all are the backbones to SO much that y’all do too🏻). THANK YOU! I’m so glad I’m a part of your memories and I’m so glad you’re a part of mine. On behalf of my team and I, THANK YOU! Thank You for allowing us to be part of your family, whether it be a short time or year after year. It’s so fun to meet, work with and grow with your family in such a close way. We are so excited to continue this passion impact together and can’t wait to see you in the decade ahead!
- March 13, 2018
- March 12, 2018
Safety in and out of the pool is at the forefront of our all our programming at Miss Yvonne Swim Camp. Last year we implemented a GPS tracking device that rides with the campers on the bus ride home in the afternoon. You are able to track us live and see where we are. However You can see if we are sitting in traffic or are 3 blocks away from your bus stop and set notifications. How convenient!
We kindly ask that you download the “trax play” app onto your iPhone or Android phone. We can also add your nanny/babysitter. Ask them to download the app and follow the next steps. You must login by creating a username and password. It is a quick and simple process.
The week before you join us for camp we ask that you text us at 201.600.4640 as soon as you’ve logged in with the e-mail address that was used for the trax play login. We will then manually add you in for the week your child will be with us and enable your viewing capability for the week.
At the end of each week of camp, we will delete your access. If you join us again, we will re-add you to grant your access. Our parents and guardians loved this fun feature last year, it’s pretty cool!