The Hoover Blue Thunder (HBT) Swim Team has suspended most team operations as of September 1, 2014 for the foreseeable future. HBT has been notified by the Hoover Park and Rec Department that engineering issues with the pool at the Hoover REC facility would require major engineering modifications which would eliminate HBT’s use of the pool for training. HBT was given less than 30 days to find and make arrangements to use alternative training facilities. The costs have been prohibitive and consequently, HBT has been forced to suspend operations. Regretfully, the Hoover Park and Rec Department has indicated that HBT will not be permitted to return to the facility for training after the engineering modifications have been implemented.
HBT sincerely regrets the decision by the Hoover Park and Rec Department to eliminate a premier swim team from their program that has represented Hoover proudly for 18 years and produced some of the finest young people from the great state of Alabama who have been champions in the pool across the nation and are champions in life.
Under the circumstances HBT will cancel the annual Halloween Invitational on October 10-12, 2014.
We are hoping to run the Polar Bear Invitational (12 and under only) in January of 2015.