The season starts in 3 days! Are you registered? If not, click here. If you are, please continue to tell your friends about the team, WE NEED MORE SWIMMERS! For some reason, our registration numbers are much smaller, compared to this time last year!
Here is a little known fact...ANYONE can swim for our team, not just WHCS students. Homeschool, public school, or other private school students can register for our team. When they register through the above link, they need to indicate that they are registering for an "Exception", and indicate that they want to swim for West Hills Christian School. It's a couple more hoops to jump through than a WHCS student has to go through, so email Coach Kevin if there are any questions.
Also, if you need financial assistance (or know someone who does) to register due to family hardship or multiple athletes from one family, contact Coach Kevin. CYO has scholarships available.
At the Parent Meeting on 09/29 (see my notes here), I indicated that practices will begin on Monday 10/5 at the Valley Catholic Pool for our Cub (4th-6th grade) and Cadet (7th & 8th grade) athletes only. While this is true, we will have an adjusted practice schedule of only Monday 10/5 and Wednesday 10/7 for that week. Cubs and Cadets who are already registered are encouraged to come to both practices if they can. We will begin practices for everyone on Monday 10/12 for all ages.
For any swimmers who this is their first year, I must perform a safety check to make sure they can swim 25 yards safely. The ONLY Safety Check will be on Monday 10/5 at 5:00-5:30. If you have a first year swimmer and cannot make that time, please email and we may be able come up with an alternate time for you. If you swimmer is a Cub or Cadet, I will conduct those at the beginning of practice on Monday or Wednesday.
Please note...this year, practices are a little different. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, practice will go from 4:00-5:30, but 5:00-5:30 is for Cubs and Cadets only. If you have a Polliwog (K-3rd grade), their practice will end at 5:00 on those days. Tuesday practices will continue this year from 4:30-5:30 for everyone!
Please look for another email, during the weekend to sign up for specific days. Again this year, we will have a weekend day practice at the Beaverton Swim Center, the schedule for the exact days (starting in a couple weeks) will be coming soon.