Currently we have 21 people signed up. Our first year, we had over 40 swimmers and last year we had over 50. I was projecting between 40 and 50 swimmers when I committed to weekend rentals at the Beaverton. Due to our low numbers, at this point we will not be renting at the Beaverton Swim Center until we can achieve about 40 swimmers registered. This is strictly from a financial stand-point. With our current registration amount, at 40 swimmers, we were able to pay for the rentals, but at this point we cannot afford it without raising the already high registration amount.
Additionally, due to only 4 people signing up for Tuesday practices from the Practice Sign-up (if you haven't signed up, please do so) I created last week, it does not make sense for us to have practice on that day. Starting this week, practices will be only Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 for Polliwogs (K-3) and 4:00-5:30 for Cubs and Cadets (4-8). Furthermore, Thursday has a couple more people signed up, and if the number of average participants is less than 10 for the first couple weeks, we may cancel that practice too in the future.
I have been trying to get more people interested in swimming for West Hills, but I need your help at this point for us to grow. If you could spread the word of how great the sport is to your friends, it would be much appreciated! Also, I have heard some people are confused about one fact...if you are competing in another sport (WHCS or non-WHCS), we are only asking them to come to one practice a week until their season is over.
Please pray for our team, so we can return to our robust numbers of swimmers!