Schedule (2015-2016)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Meet Entries and Meet Results

It is time to create the entries again for the next meet.  Click here to enter your swimmer to the meet.  As a reminder, remember that they can swim up to 3 individual events.  The coaches will enter them in the relays.  If, for some reason, they are not coming to the meet, please respond to let us know, so we do not include them on relays.  Click here to enter you swimmer.

The meet will be on SUNDAY, Dec. 6 from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Mt. Hood CC pool.  This time it will be the large pool in the bubble.  This is the only meet this season that WHCS will host (or co-host).  We co-host this meet with another large team, so they will provide a bunch of volunteers, but we need to come to help as much as we can.  If you can volunteer, please click here!

I was informed tonight by some parents that I didn't provide results from our meet on Nov. 21, so here they are.

Monday - No school = No practice

Since there is no school tomorrow, there will be no practice tomorrow afternoon. Practices will be the normal time on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (dryland) this week.

Please note, our next meet is on Sunday, December 6, thus no practice next Sunday at the Beaverton Swim Center. Meet entries will be coming out later tonight.

Practice tonight

Just a reminder, practice continues tonight after our Thanksgiving break. Come work off all the turkey, mashed potatoes, and desserts from 6 to 7 PM at the Beaverton Swim Center.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Swim Meet today! AND Practices this week!

Today's meet

I am sorry for getting the meet program to you all so late.  Due to another team's late entries, I did not have time to get this file processed until late yesterday.  You can find the meet program here and on our blog.

Today's meet is back at Mt. Hood Community College (in the small, indoor pool).  This meet's timing should be similar to the previous two meets.  Arrive on deck by 3:10 and warm-ups begin at 3:30.  The meet will be over by 6:30, likely earlier.

Practices this week

Here is the practice plan for this coming week:
11/22 - Sunday at Beaverton Swim Center from 6:00pm-7:00pm
11/23 - Monday at Valley Catholic from 4:00pm-5:00/5:30pm
11/24 - Tuesday at Valley Catholic from 4:30pm-5:30pm
11/29 - Sunday at Beaverton Swim Center from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Please try to come to as many as you can...especially the Sunday night practices!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Weekend practices begin this week!

This Sunday starts our weekend practices.  All weekend practices will be at the Beaverton Swim Center at 12850 SW 3rd St, Beaverton, OR 97005.  We will have the whole pool for our use, so I hope everyone will show up.  Since this is a 25 yard pool, we can get some really good workouts in.

Practice will begin at 6:00pm and end at 7:00pm, so please be on time, or even a little early.  This will be the first of a series of weekend practices.  Here are the rest to put on your calendar:

Sun 11/22
Sun 11/29
Sun 12/6
Sat 12/12 - 4-6pm for Time Trials and fun relays!
Sun 01/03

Sun 01/10

Monday, November 16, 2015

Meet entries due Tuesday by 8pm & Meet results

I am sorry for the late email!

Meet entries are due by Tuesday at 8.  Please make sure you ask your swimmer what they want to swim and let me know ASAP.  Like always, if you want us to decide their individual events, just let us know they will be there and we will do the rest.

Click here to enter Saturday's swim meet at MHCC from 3:30-6:30.

Here are the meet results from Nov. 14, again sorry these are coming so late!


Coach Kevin

Friday, November 13, 2015

Meet program and details for Saturday

I just realized that I did not send this out earlier today...Please accept my apologies.

Meet program is here or on the sidebar of the blog.

Tomorrow's meet is at the Reynolds Pool which is at the Reynolds Middle School 1204 NE 201st, Fairview, OR. Please plan to arrive around 3:00 so the swimmers are on the deck by 3:10. Warmups will begin at 3:30, with the meet starting close to 3:45.

If you are running late, please text Coach Kevin at 503-267-2346

Monday, November 9, 2015

Entries due Tuesday at 8pm!

As of 11pm on Monday, I only have a few (7) entries submitted.  I need to know if your swimmer is coming and which events they want to swim on Saturday at 3:30 at the Reynolds Pool.  I will send information later this week as to the exact address, but expect similar arrival and departure times.

Wednesday practice cancelled

Due to the holiday on Wednesday, Veteran's Day, there will be NO practice that day.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Results AND meet entry.

Here are the results from yesterday's meet.  You can find a link in the Important Links sidebar.  We will leave the one by name up for the rest of the season.

Results by name
Results for the whole meet

What great swims everyone had.  I was so happy when I left the meet, reflecting on how much all of the swimmers exceeded my expectations.  I am already looking forward to the next meet.  Please submit your entries by 8pm on Tuesday.

Nov 14 meet entries

~Coach Kevin

Saturday, November 7, 2015

First swim meet of the!

Our first meet of the season is upon us, and we are very excited.  Warm-ups will begin at 3:30 today, so plan to arrive about 20 minutes early to the Mt. Hood CC Aquatic Center.  It can be hard to find, but follow the CC's signs for the Aquatic center.  The entrance is off of NE 17th and is on the south part of the property.  Click here for a Google Map.  The meet should last around 3 hours.  Please have your swimmer check out with a coach before leaving.  

Here is a good website
 that lists general swim meet basics from the USA Swimming website.  Feel free to read it (in addition to my notes) for a good overview of swim meets in general.

Arriving and warm-up:
Swimmers should come to the team area on the deck in their swimsuits. Today, we can get into the water to begin warm ups at 3:30.  We ask that everyone arrive on deck around 3:10-15 to get set up.  Everyone must complete the warm-ups. This is the time for swimmers to get ready for their races, get their muscles warmed up, and get used to the pool they are swimming in.  After warm-ups, we will have a quick team meeting and team cheer.

During the meet:
After the team meeting, swimmer will go to the area where they are sitting and wait there until his/her first event is called. Due to the length of the meet, swimmers should plan to occupy themselves by cheering, reading a book (that could possibly get wet), chatting with friends, or sitting with their parents.  No electronics should be on the pool deck, due to the proximity of the water.  They will need to make sure they are paying attention to what event is swimming. The announcer will announce events and heats.  Let your swimmer know that they should go to the bullpen (staging area) once they get their meet entry card, and they need to keep it dry and walk to the bullpen. There will be volunteers to help them get to the right lane in the correct heat of the event.  If the swimmer is not in the lane behind the starting block for their heat and event, the starter will not wait for them, so it is important that they follow the meet.

Since the meets are around three hours long, the swimmers may get hungry.  The best snacking foods would be any light, and nutritious snack that won't make a mess on the pool deck.  Goldfish, Ritz crackers, and Cheerios are poor choices due to how they make a mess once wet on the pool deck.  Fruit, peanut-free trail mix, wheat thins, etc... are all great choices.

If you need to contact a coach for any reason, call or text Coach Kevin (503-267-2346).  Especially if a swimmer will not show up for the meet.  We make all of the relays, and it is easier to substitute someone if they tell us in advance if they are not coming (even if its an hour before).

Friday, November 6, 2015

Nov. 7 Meet Program

I have posted the Meet Program on the blog's main page, under the Important Links section.  You can also find it here.  If you want a meet program, you must print it and bring it, there will NOT be any programs handed out at the meet.  I will always try to post it by 5 pm every Friday before our swim meets.

NOTE:  You cannot view the Important Links section from a mobile device.  You must view it from a computer.  Sorry!

I will post the meet details later today, but know that you will need to be at the Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center around 3:00 pm tomorrow, because the warm-ups will begin at 3:30.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Meet entries...missing swimmers!

I am missing the following entries as of 9:30pm on 11/3.  If you do not have the entry sent to me by 9am on Wednesday, your swimmer WILL NOT be able to swim this weekend!

Bates, Amalie (3) 
Coker, Syra (3)
Dounies, Eden (6)
Gitt, Hannah (6)
Hilton, Hannah (6)
Leslie, Sydney (4)
Longacre, Elisabeth (8)
Reynolds, Evan (8)
Reynolds, Jared (6)
Slocum, Haven (4)
Slocum, Trinity (5)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Tuesday practices added and meet entries

Tuesday Practice!
Tuesday practices will begin this week from 4:30-5:30 for all ages.

Since VC practices end at 4:30 on Tuesdays (due to school-wide early dismissal) we will begin our practice at 4:30 for everyone. It will only be a one hour practice for everyone. 

I just updated the practice schedule, so double check it to confirm your practice times.  I have also attached the practice schedule signup here.

Meet Entries!
I am excited for our first developmental meet at the Mt. Hood CC Aquatic Center (I will send the exact address later this week) from 3:30 to 6:30 pm this Saturday!  I need you to let me know if your swimmer will be participating OR NOT.  Also, you can help your swimmer select the events for their meet, if there is something they want to swim.  If you would rather me to choose, please click the box to let me know they will be there and leave the event entry sections blank.  YOU MUST HAVE ALL ENTRIES COMPLETED BY 9PM TUESDAY NIGHT!  If there is NO response, I assume your swimmer will not be participating!  My entries are due to CYO by noon on Wednesday, and it is nearly impossible to enter them in the meet after noon on Wednesday.

Click here for meet attendance and selecting your events.

Each swimmer can swim up to three individual events and one relay or two individual events and two relays.  I will assign all relays.  Here is a listing of all events.

WHCS Swim Team Calendar