Schedule (2015-2016)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Swim meet entries for Jan. 3!

Happy Monday to all!

I am leaving town later today to go on vacation with my family.  I realize others are doing the same over the next couple weeks, so I wanted to send this out early.  I need all responses back by Jan. 29 at 6pm!  You have a week to respond, and I will not be able to easily send reminders while on vacation.

Don't forget, we will be hosting this meet, so plan to come and help.  A sign up sheet will be sent out soon.

Swim Meet Entry Form

If you are a cub or cadet, remember that the All Star Meet (Jan. 31) is a qualification meet, and this will be the last meet to qualify for that meet.  It will cost about $40 per swimmer no matter if they swim in one, two, or three events.

All Star Qualification Times (Published by CYO)

WHCS Qualifiers

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Break practice begins Monday

I hope everyone has enjoyed the first couple of days off from school. I know I have taken full advantage of it by spending some quality family time. 

I just wanted to remind everyone of the practice schedule for the next two weeks. All practices are at Valley Catholic. At least one coach will be at each practice, so if a lot of swimmers come, we may ask a parent or two to assist us.  

Practice for the next two weeks are as follows:

12/22 (Mon) - 10:00-11:00
12/23 (Tues) - 10:00-11:00
12/26 (Fri) - 10:00-11:00
12/29 (Mon) - 10:00-11:00
12/30 (Tues) - 10:00-11:00
1/2 (Fri) - 10:00-11:00

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Break practice schedule

Practice for the next two weeks are as follows:

12/22 (Mon) - 10:00-11:00
12/23 (Tues) - 10:00-11:00
12/26 (Fri) - 10:00-11:00
12/29 (Mon) - 10:00-11:00
12/30 (Tues) - 10:00-11:00
1/2 (Fri) - 10:00-11:00

All swimmers are encouraged to come to as many practices as you are able.

Don't forget about the swim meet on Saturday Jan. 3 from 3:30 - 6:30.  We host it (provide all volunteers) and will need nearly everyone there!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Meet results / All Star Meet qualifiers / Practice

I have updated the blog with the Meet Results and the list of All-Star Meet qualifiers.  You can find both files on the blog under the Important Links.

This week, Monday - Thursday practices are occurring at normal times.  There will be no Friday Dryland practice.  I will be publishing the Christmas Break practice schedule by mid-week.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Meet today!

I have been hearing of the "sick bug" biting a few kids recently. Please contact me at 503-267-2346 if you need to update me on your child. Text is preferred, but tell me who you are. 


Friday, December 12, 2014

Swim Meet tomorrow / International Swim Meet

Just a reminder that we will be swimming at the Reynolds Pool again tomorrow.  The address is, 1204 NE 201st, Fairview, OR. Please plan to arrive on the deck (READY TO GO) at 3:10. This will be another crowded meet, but the we are planning on having warm ups (unlike last meet), and still ending on time. The host team may choose to change this at the last minute, so please make sure that you are at the pool by 3:10!

Click here for Meet Program

If you want to see some AMAZING swimmers, the fastest swim meet of the year in the Portland area is occurring today and this weekend at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton. The meet is set up with Preliminary Heats (when everyone entered will swim) in the morning, then the Finals (fastest 16 from the morning) will swim in the evening session. Click here for a listing of events and times.  It is free to watch!

Swimmers from Germany, France, Canada, and a couple other countries fly here to swim in this meet. All swimmers are 18 or under and some will even compete in the 2016 Olympic Games. This is great chance to see some amazing swimmers.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

No dryland tomorrow!

Just a reminder, due to the Christmas Concert tomorrow night, the auditorium is unavailable for dryland practice tomorrow. Please arrange for your swimmer to have transportation after school tomorrow.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Friday practice and meet entries...

I have just been informed that our practice on Friday needs to be cancelled due to the 5th/6th concert that morning and evening.  The auditorium will be set up for the concert and the gym is used by another sport.  So, this leaves us with no large area for our dryland practice.  PR celebrations and first swim recognition will be delayed until January 9 (our next dryland practice day).

Please keep the meet entries coming.  So far, I have had 9 people respond.  I NEED all responses by 9pm tomorrow  (Tuesday).

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Yesterday's meet and next week's meet

Here are the results for yesterday's meet.  So many PR's which will be celebrated on Friday's dryland practice.

It is time to start thinking about next week's meet.  Here is the entry form for the meet for next Saturday.  Please respond by 9pm on Tuesday to let me know if you are coming, and which events your swimmer wants to participate in.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Meet Details and Program - Dec. 6

I am excited to see how every swims this weekend, since we have had a couple weeks off from meets with some great practices in those weeks.

In case you did not know, the Reynolds Pool has been under repair for the past couple months.  They have filled the pool and re-started the systems earlier this week, but there are some issues.  Please read this notice posted by Mark Lee, CYO Swimming Director:

The pool temp is now [as of Wednesday] up to 78 and creeping upward. Unfortunately the deck temp system is still having problems. The pool water is heating the air temp currently. They are working on it. Be sure to have swimmers wear poly fleece garments to stay warm. Avoid wearing cotton. Cotton loses all warmth retention properties when wet.

You should also make sure you bring extra warm clothes and TWO towels:  one to dry off with, and one to keep you warm (or to use on the ground).

Additionally, this is going to be a big meet in a 25 yard pool.  Right now, the meet will last all 3 hours (3:30-6:30).  Due to this, we might not have a warm-up (at the discretion of the host team), and I am asking everyone to arrive on the deck by 3:10.  Since this will be a longer meet, as always, if you want to volunteer to assist the meet, you are always welcome.  Seek me out and I will point you to the Meet Director.  The earlier you arrive, the best choice you have in the position.

The Meet Program is here, and can be found on the blog main page.  As always, I will replace it on the main page with the results as soon as I can post them, which is typically by Sunday evening.

WHCS Swim Team Calendar