Schedule (2015-2016)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Meet entries for 12/06

Here is the meet entry form for the meet on Saturday 12/06 from 3:30-6:30 at the Reynolds Pool (located at the Reynolds Middle School by the track).  Please let us know by 9pm on Tuesday night if your swimmer will be present.  Enter them in the events they prefer, or leave it blank for the coaches to choose.  Coaches will decide all relays.

Meet on Dec. 6 & practice tonight

I am currently driving back from a long Thanksgiving vacation, so the links for the meet entries will be posted later tonight. But, I wanted to signal to you that I will need all entries submitted by 9pm on Tuesday. 

Here are the quick details for the meet:

Sat. 12/6 
3:30 - 6:30pm
Reynolds Pool (address TBA)

ALSO, don't forget about practice tonight at the Beaverton Swim Center from 6-7. Come one...come all, for work on all of the strokes!

Monday, November 24, 2014

One parent needed...tomorrow!

I still need one parent to help Coach Roslyn as an extra set of eyes.  No coaching experience needed, we just need someone to volunteer to assist for the Tuesday (11/25) practice from 4:30-5:30 at VC.  If I have no one step up by 9 am tomorrow, I will need to cancel practice.  It is a major safety concern, and I can't allow practice without two responsible adults.

Please email me if you can assist.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Practices next week (Thanksgiving)

As we approach the holiday week(end), I want to keep everyone up to date on the practices coming up.  Here is the what it looks like.

Sunday 11/23 from 6:00-7:00 at BSC

Monday 11/24 from 4:00-5:00 at VC

Tuesday 11/25 from 4:30-5:30 at VC (I need one parent to step in as a volunteer to assist Coach Roslyn, otherwise this practice will be canceled due to safety issues.) 

Sunday 11/30 from 6:00-7:00 at BSC

We will resume the normal practice schedule on December 1 for a few weeks.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Meet results and practice

Meet results are posted in the important links on the right and will stay there all season long.  I am so impressed by how everyone swam!!!  We battled some illnesses and some injuries, but we as a team we showed a lot of improvement.

Just a reminder...tomorrow from 6:00 to 7:00 at the Beaverton Swim Center, we will have practice!  Please plan to attend to keep the improvement up.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tomorrow's meet

Just a reminder that our meet is from 1:00-4:00pm at the Mt. Hood CC Aquatic Center.  Warm ups begin at 1, so I would like everyone on deck by 12:45pm so they can prepare for warm ups.

If you remember, the 50 meter pool (in the bubble) is a long way from the bathrooms (inside the aquatic center), so please have a plan for an escort for your younger swimmer (especially polliwogs) for their bathroom trips.

I will have the new red swim caps for all swimmers if they haven't received one yet.

I know that last that last meet may have appeared a little rocky for the parent volunteers, but we will still need volunteers for this meet too.  I will proactively make sure that all volunteers help make the meet run smoothly.

Inclement Weather

I need to pass this information along to you.  This comes directly from the CYO Director for Swimming:

Just to remind you to check the CYO website for any cancellation notifications. Specifically, check the CYO SPORTS/SCHEDULE page. You should check the site no more than 2 hours before any scheduled event, to receive the most current information. 
I just received a call from MHCC, saying their campus is closed today since they are still having issues with clearing the ice from campus roads and walkways. They wanted to give us a heads-up, though very unlikely, that there may be the same issue tomorrow.
Again, check the CYO website for updates. Hopefully there will be no issue for tomorrow.
As always, please drive carefully and if you feel that you cannot arrive safely, contact me on my cell phone (503-267-2346) as soon as possible.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Meet Program published...

I was able to get the meet program published.  You will find it on the blog (important links) and here.

I will discuss the meet entries tomorrow during the Dryland Practice from 3:15-4:30.  I will also be going over how to write the event, heat, and lane in an easy format for swimmers to recognize.  Here's how on a previous post I wrote.

Coaches will have sharpies available at the meet, or you can mark your swimmer at home.

Thursday practice cancelled

Due to our no school day, today's practice is cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Additionally, I was not expecting this and I left my swim team computer at school. I will be uploading the meet program sometime tomorrow. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Meet entries due by 9pm!

Please make sure you let me know if your swimmer will be swimming on Nov. 15 by filling out the entry form by 9 PM tonight!  If I have no response, I will assume your swimmer will not be swimming.

Entry form

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nov. 15 Meet

It's time to start thinking about next week's meet.  But, just before we do that, I'd like to thank all of the volunteers who helped out at the meet last week.  I was not present, but my Assistant Coaches, said that at least 12 people stepped up to help with timing, bullpen, and other various activities.  Without your support, the kids would not have had such a good time.  I realize there may have been some disorganization, and I am addressing that with CYO directly.  Again, THANK YOU!

As for this week, we have been working on all of the racing strokes a little during practice this past week.  This week, we will work on dives and turns more, so they are ready to be fast throughout the entire race.

Here is a 3 minute video which shows a younger swimmer swimming all 4 strokes from a couple different angles.  I suggest turning the audio off (muting), because it is distracting and adds no value.  It would be good for your swimmer to watch it to review the strokes in their proper form.

Please let us know if you are planning to attend the meet or not.  As always, I ask you to help your swimmer select their events for this coming week.  If you are unsure about what to swim, just leave the events section blank and we will fill it out for you.  We will assign all relays.

Click here for meet entry form.

Practices this week...

Since we have a little bit of a strange week, I just wanted to let everyone know that we will have normal practice times all week.  Yes, even Tuesday from 4:30-5:30.  If you are out of town, or unable to come, that is completely fine.  No need to make that one up.

Additionally, remember that there is no weekend practice today, but it will resume next week on 11/16 at 6:00-7:00pm at the Beaverton Swim Center.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dryland practice

Just a reminder that tomorrow we will have Dryland practice.  Here is the tentative schedule:

3:15 - Pick up from Carpool.  Do not send them to the auditorium like last year.  The can change (if needed) and eat a small snack (if needed).
3:30 - Begin video and technique talk
3:45 - Begin exercises.  Wear clothes to move in and shoes to run in.
4:15 - Meet celebration (parents invited)
4:30 - Pick up outside gym doors

I have been told by JD Pence that our suits should arrive to WHCS tomorrow. <cross your fingers>  We will plan to hand them out at Dryland practice to all swimmers present.  If your swimmer misses practice tomorrow, they will be given out at practices next week.

WHCS Swim Team Calendar