Q: What is the Boise Y Swimmer Recognition Banquet?

A: Our opportunity to celebrate team and individual success. Many swimmers will be recognized and we will honor some with team legacy awards.

Q: Who can attend the Banquet?

A: Any swimmer and their family may attend.

Q: What does it cost?

A: First, it is important to note this a very special evening and includes an excellent dinner held in a beautiful setting.  Swimmers do not have to pay to attend. We ask that family members pay $16.00 to attend.  Fundraising efforts will cover the majority of the cost of the evening.

Q: How many people can attend?

A: The event will be limited to the first 350 people to sign up.  We will maintain a wait list and ask that we be notified of any cancellations so that we can provide an opportunity to the next individuals on the list.  Last year, all those who were initially wait-listed were able to attend.

Q: What should I wear?

A: This is not a black-tie event, but we do expect swimmers to dress nice for the occasion.  There will be an opportunity for “red carpet” photos with an Olympian and many swimmers will be given an award in front of the team.  It is an excellent opportunity to dress for success.

Q: What kind of awards are there?

A:  The team will honor many individuals with legacy awards.  Our legacy awards include: Volunteer of the Year, Cooper Wilcomb Y Values Award, Shelton Family Hard Worker Award, and the highest honor our team designates, the Jane Nelson Award.  And, of course, one lucky winner will walk away with the famous Big D award.  There will also be opportunities to recognize many of our swimmers throughout the banquet program.

Q: How long is the event?

A: We try to keep the program moving and aim to be done around 8:00 pm.  The red carpet photos will be from 4:00 to 4:45 with dinner being served promptly at 4:45 and the program beginning at 5:00.

Q: Where do we park?

A: There is plenty of parking available at the event center at no cost

Q: What is the swim Clinic?

A: Olympic Medalist, Maya Dirado, will spend 2-3 hours with clinic participants.  Time will be spent both in the water and on deck.   Maya has been doing this for a long time and swimmers will have a great time swimming and interacting with her!

Q: What is the cost to attend the clinic?

A: The cost is $50 for the clinic.  This is 2-3 HOURS with an Olympian and promises to be a great opportunity to learn from an exceptional swimmer.  Bagels and/or snacks will be provided.

Q: How many people can attend the clinic?

A: We will cap the clinic to the first 100 swimmers to sign up.  We will maintain a wait list if the event fills up.  If you sign up and decide to cancel, please let us know immediately.  If you do not notify us of a cancellation, you will be charged the $50 regardless of your actual attendance.

Q: Do I get anything at the clinic?

A: Participants will be provided with bagels and drinks and have a chance for photos  and autographs..

Q: Do I need to bring anything?

A: Dress appropriately as we may be outside, weather permitting, for a portion of the clinic.  Bring your swim suit, cap & goggles.  Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.  Bring a great attitude and be ready for fun!