Fitter and Faster Clinic At Northview in April

Already missing the pool?  Here’s a note from the school about an upcoming swim clinic:

We have some very exciting news. We are proud to announce that Fitter and Faster is coming to Grand Rapids for a two-day swim camp at Northview High School on April 13 & 14.

This camp is focused on the fastest parts of every race: the start and the turns! These are two of our swimmer’s biggest opportunities to drop time. Session sizes are limited. We cannot wait for this event and we strongly recommend everyone click the link below to register ASAP!

CLICK HERE for details and registration

The curriculum at each session will be:

April 13th:

  •     Session 1 (11 & Under): Starts, Underwater Dolphin Kicking, and Breakouts
  •     Session 2 (12 & Overer): Starts, Underwater Dolphin Kicking, and Breakouts

April 14th:

  •     Session 3 (11 & Under): Flip Turns, Open Turns, and Finishes
  •     Session 4 (12 & Over): Flip Turns, Open Turns, and Finishes

Sign up for one or SAVE by signing up for both sessions for your swimmer’s age group!

Leading each session will be Elite Clinician and Paralympic medalist Tucker Dupree! Tucker was specifically chosen to lead this clinic so that participants can get a deeper appreciation for what the start and turn FEEL like when swum at a high level.  Your swimmers, no matter their ability level will get lots of feedback and leave the clinic better prepared to have better starts and turns in practice and in races. We can’t wait to learn his tips to improve.

Championship A Meet Results

Great Meets this weekend!

Hope you and your family had a great season!  Thank you for all your help donating, volunteering and getting your swimmers to practice.  We truly appreciate it.

Here are the results from the A Meet.  There are some impressive time drops!< Download A Meet Results

Stay tuned for information on the end of season celebration.  You will be able to pick your Championship awards at the party.

Practice Cancelled 2/7

But keep reading below!

So, yeah, the word is the High School has no power.  All evening activities are cancelled, including us.  I guess that means y’all are ready for the championships!

Speaking of… plan on the championships happening.  Should anything change from the host teams, we’ll let you know as soon as we hear via emailwebTwitter and Facebook.

If you can’t make it, please send us an email.  We’ll then let the coaches know.  It’s easier if we centralize the communication.

Finally, double check the addresses and directions below.  It’s was brought to my attention that I was previously giving your directions to the athletic fields and not the pool, where you will actually swim.  The addresses below are correct.

Championship A Meet Tomorrow

Please double check the addresses below.  Remember that Saturday morning we start at event #37.  If for whatever reason you cannot make it, please email us and we’ll coordinate with the coaches.

Championship A Meets are this weekend. Here we go!  It’s show time!  Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.  Let’s get this show on the road!

Some notes about the Championship A Meet

  1. The competition is going to be tough
  2. The officials are more strict about proper stroke.
  3. Athletes can participate in only 2 individual events.  And they can only compete in an event they have already competed in during this season (a seed time).
  4. Each team can only have 1 relay per age bracket – so a few athletes will compete in a third event on the relays.
  5. There is no admission fee.
  6. Please remind your swimmer that the Warm Down pool is for warming down, this is not open swim time.  Don’t get worn out before the big event.
  7. Remember that Saturday morning we will be starting at event #37.  Don’t be late thinking that your swimmer doesn’t swim until later.
DateChampionshipLocationTimes
Friday
2/8/19
A Meet
Ages 11 -14
West Ottawa High School
3685 Butternut Dr
Holland, MI 49424
Directions
Warm Up: 
3:30 PM
Meet Starts:
5:00 PM
Saturday
2/9/19
A Meet
Ages 10 and Under
Zeeland West High School
3390 100th Avenue
Zeeland, MI 49464
Directions
Warm Up: 
8:30 AM
Meet Starts:
10:00 AM

Download Championship A Meet Entries

Please note the time for Friday night.  Yes, 3:30 is the correct time.  The hosting team gets to decide the time.

We know you are all going to do your best to get to the meet on time… but, in the event that you cannot make it, please let us know via email.  We’ll be coordinating with the coaches directly.  Thanks.

Contact Us

End of Season Party on 2/19

End of Season Party on 2/19

Ok, we worked out scheduling with the school and our end of season ice cream party is 2/19 at 7:00 PM in the High School Cafeteria.  Family swim will be 7:30-8:15 PM.Please join us in celebrating a great swim season! The whole family is invited.

  • Enjoy an Ice Cream Sundaes
  • Pick up your Championship Meets Awards

We’ll conclude with open swim in the pool, so bring your suit.  Parents, you are responsible for supervising your children while swimming. This will also be your last chance to look through the lost and found.  Everything left over will be donated.

Thanks for swimming with us this winter.  Stay tuned for summer season information.

Championship A Meet Entries

Championship A Meets are this weekend. Here we go!  It’s show time!  Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.  Let’s get this show on the road!

Some notes about the Championship A Meet

  1. The competition is going to be tough
  2. The officials are more strict about proper stroke.
  3. Athletes can participate in only 2 individual events.  And they can only compete in an event they have already competed in during this season (a seed time).
  4. Each team can only have 1 relay per age bracket – so a few athletes will compete in a third event on the relays.
  5. There is no admission fee.
  6. Please remind your swimmer that the Warm Down pool is for warming down, this is not open swim time.  Don’t get worn out before the big event.
  7. Remember that Saturday morning we will be starting at event #37.  Don’t be late thinking that your swimmer doesn’t swim until later.
DateChampionshipLocationTimes
Friday
2/8/19
A Meet
Ages 11 -14
West Ottawa High School
3685 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI 49424
Directions
Warm Up: 
3:30 PM
Meet Starts:
5:00 PM
Saturday
2/9/19
A Meet
Ages 10 and Under
Zeeland West High School
3390 100 th Avenue
Zeeland, MI 49464
Directions
Warm Up: 
8:30 AM
Meet Starts:
10:00 AM

Download Championship A Meet Entries

Please note the time for Friday night.  Yes, 3:30 is the correct time.  The hosting team gets to decide the time.

We know you are all going to do your best to get to the meet on time… but, in the event that you cannot make it, please let us know via email.  We’ll be coordinating with the coaches directly.  Thanks.

Contact Us

Championship B Meet Results

Thank you to all the volunteers, donators, parents and swimmers who helped out Saturday!

I hope your swimmer is proud of how they ended their season.

We encountered a scheduling conflict with our end of season party, so we’re still working on a final date.

Practices continue this week for our A Meet swimmers.  We’ve added back in the Silver Practice tomorrow since the High School Meet was cancelled.

Download Championship B Meet Results

Championship A Meets This Weekend

Please note the time for Friday night’s meet!
DateChampionshipLocationTimes
Friday
2/8/19
A Meet
Ages 11 -14
West Ottawa High School
3685 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI 49424
Directions
Warm Up: 
3:30 PM
Meet Starts:
5:00 PM
Saturday
2/9/19
A Meet
Ages 10 and Under
Zeeland West High School
3390 100 th Avenue
Zeeland, MI 49464
Directions
Warm Up: 
8:30 AM
Meet Starts:
10:00 AM
We’ll be sending out entries later this week.

Championship B Meet Entries

Heat Wave!

Some notes about the Championship B Meet

  1. We will be doing our best to run a quick meet, make sure your athletes are ready.  Flyover starts and combined events – make sure they have their events written on their arms.
  2. The competition is going to be tough – 9 teams will be competing.
  3. The officials are more strict about proper stroke.
  4. Athletes can participate in only 2 individual events.  And they can only compete in an event they have already competed in during this season (a seed time).
  5. Each team can only have 1 relay per age bracket – so a few athletes will compete in a third event on the relays.
  6. There is no admission fee.
  7. Heat sheets will be $2
  8. Earthbound* should be here to print on demand Championship T-Shirts (Pro tip: order early.)
  9. Maui Wowi should* be here for fruit smoothies.
  10. Typically, the Championship Meet concludes your swimmer’s season.
  11. Practices next week is for A Meet swimmers only.
  12. See you at the End of Season Party –we’re still working with the school on a date.

* I say “should” because they both said they’d be here pending weather.  So we’ll see.

We still need some volunteers tomorrow!

We need your help!  It’s easy!  We’ll teach you.

I Can Volunteer!

Actual Meet Information:

Date: 2/2
Location: Northview
School Opens:  7:45 AM
Warm Up:  8:00 AM
Check In Ends: 8:15 AM
* you must highlight your name or you will be scratched from the meet
Meet Starts: 9:00 AM

Be sure to write your swimmer’s events on his or her arm tonight!
Have a healthy dinner and get a good night’s sleep.

Download Meet Entries

Make Up Practice Tonight – All Groups

You guys!  Are you sitting down?  You aren’t going to believe this.  We’re actually going to have practice tonight.

Make up practice for all groups tonight 6-7 PM!  (if I could make this blink, I would!)

HEADS UP – READ THIS
The Boys Varsity Team will be practicing before us, and tonight they will be bleaching their hair in the family locker room.  (It’s a swimming tradition for the high school boys team.)

If you usually use the family locker room, we ask that swimmers come dressed to swim and put their bags on deck.  The family locker rooms will be unavailable tonight.  The regular locker rooms will be available.

B Meet is on for tomorrow.
Entries will be sent out late tonight.  We still need volunteers and help with the hospitality room.  See below if you can help.

We Need Volunteers for the B Meet Tomorrow!

We need more volunteers than usual!  For the Championships we need twice as many timers (two per lane, so sign up with a friend!) Plus, some of our parents will be at the A Meet, so we may not have our usual pool of volunteers (get it pool?)  We’d like to make a good impression to the visiting team and we need your help to run a successful meet.

Never helped before? No problem, we will train you, help you and thank you profusely!

Clean Up Crew, Timers, Marshalers and Greeters… they are all easy jobs.

I Can Volunteer at the B Meet!

B Meet Hospitality Room Donations

As the host, we provide a hospitality room for the coaches and volunteers.  If you can help us with the hospitality room, please see the list below.  We’d like to make a good impression on our visiting teams.

I can donate to the Hospitality Room

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