Schedule (2015-2016)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

2015-2016 Info here!

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 on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 7-8pm in the Auditorium at WHCS.  If you wish, you can wait to hear all of the final information that night before registering.  If you are ready to register, please click here.

Here is the plan this year, which is much like last year's plan.

We will practice primarily at the Valley Catholic Pool (Murray Rd./ Farmington Rd. in Beaverton) M-Th after school from 4-5 (Tuesdays will be 4:30-5:30).  Friday dry land practices will be at WHCS from 3:15-4:15 every Friday we have school.  We also will practice at the Beaverton Swim Center on a weekend day in the late afternoon.  I will urge all swimmers to attend a minimum of two practices a week, unless you are on another WHCS sports team or on another swim team.  The exact days of the week your swimmer will swim will be announced soon.  Our meets are mostly on Saturday afternoons on 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/06 (Sun) & 01/09 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 are needed.

Practices for 4th grade and up (Cubs & Cadets) will begin on 10/05, while 3rd grade and  below (Polliwogs) will begin on 10/12.  Everyone will continue swimming through to the championship meets (everyone swims in at least one championship meet) in mid/late-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. 5 or 6 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; currently we have ONE.  Some prior swimming knowledge is needed, and training is provided.  If we could have four parents volunteer to be Judges, 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 swimming experience is necessary. You will receive some great training from the experienced, returning coaches.  Qualifications for this role is that you are a parent who can help encourage the kids and keep them moving and safe in the water.  If you are interested or have questions, contact Coach Kevin!

Please don't hesitate to email any questions!

~Coach Kevin

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