Schedule (2015-2016)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

2016/17 Season Information

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 Monday, Oct. 10 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 3:15-4:30 every Friday we have school.  We also have a practice at the Beaverton Swim Center on Sunday evenings from 6-7pm.  I will urge all swimmers to attend a minimum of two swimming practices a week plus the dryland practice.  If you are on another WHCS sports team or on another swim team, your practice schedule will be reduced.  The exact days of the week your swimmer will swim will be announced soon.  Our meets are mostly on Saturday afternoons on 11/05, 11/12, 11/19, 12/03 & 12/11 (Sun) on the east-side of Portland at a variety of pools. All swimmers must attend at least three meets this year.  If this is not possible, please contact Coach Kevin for alternatives, if needed.

Practices will begin on 10/16.  Everyone will continue swimming through to the championship meets (everyone swims in at least one championship meet) in mid/late-January.  

For safety, I will 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 be on Oct. 12...more info soon on this, and you may wait to register until after that date, 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 a few.  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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Sunday, September 11, 2016

2016-2017 Registration information!

The season starts in about a month!  Are you registered?  If not, click here.  If you are, please continue to tell your friends about the team, WE NEED MORE SWIMMERS!  Last year, our registration numbers are much smaller, so any word of mouth advertising you can assist with would be wonderful!

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.

For any swimmers who this is their first year, I must perform a safety check to make sure that ALL new swimmers can swim 25 yards safely.  I will have a date confirmed in the near future, and I will have it on a separate blog post.  If you wish, you can wait to register until after your swimmer passes the safety check, if you have a first year swimmer.


Coach Kevin

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