The season is upon us, and here is most of the information you will need to know! There will be a pre-season Parent Meeting (TBD), and you can wait to hear all of the final information that night before registering if you choose. To register please click here.
We will practice primarily at the Valley Catholic Pool (Murray / Farmington in Beaverton) M-Th after school from 4-5. Friday dry land practices will be at WHCS from 3:15-4:15 every Friday we have school. Weeknight evening practices are a possibility so far, but not confirmed by the facility. The exact days of the week your swimmer will swim will be announced soon, since I need to work with the Valley Catholic coach and we have not finalized it yet. All of our meets will most likely be on Saturday afternoons on 11/01, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13 & 01/03 on the east-side of Portland at a variety of pools. All swimmers must plan make at least three meets this year. If this is not possible, please contact Coach Kevin for alternatives.
Practices will begin on 10/06 and continue through to the championship meets (everyone swims in at least one championship meet) in January. I do conduct a swimming evaluation for all NEW swimmers. This is to assure that all swimmers are able to swim (non-stop) 25 yards safely. It doesn't have to be a racing stroke (although preferred), then we will teach the rest! The evaluation will either be Oct. 1 or 2, more info soon on this, and you may wait to register if you are concerned about your child's safety.
I am in need of help this year! Particularly, I need SWIM COACHES & Stroke and Turn Judges. Stroke and Turn Judges work at swim meets and we are required to have two working judges for most meets. If we could have four parents, this would really spread the load out! MORE COACHES are needed to give the swimmers the best possible experience. Have you ever considered coaching? No experience is necessary. You will receive some training from the experienced, returning coaches and really what is needed, is someone to help encourage the kids and keep them moving and safe. If you are interested or have questions, contact Coach Kevin!
Please don't hesitate to email any questions!