January 18, 2018
Good Afternoon WEST Families,
I hope everyone has been enjoying the past few days of beautiful weather outside. As we head into Spring and prepare for summer, I wanted everyone to take a moment to look over their calendar and take note of WEST’s upcoming events:
Seasonal Conditioning Starts Monday, Feb. 19
Do you want a competitive advantage for next year? We all know the best way to improve each year is to continue to practice in the off-season. WEST is re-starting our seasonal conditioning program to support local high school swimmers. Not only will this program keep you in shape during the off-season, but our highly trained coaching staff will teach proper technique consistent with other leading national programs.
PASCO Swim Meet Reservations
WEST is planning on attending Pasco again this year, and our wonderful parents have organized a booking reservation with the local Marriott. This is a great meet to begin the summer with and has always been a great travel meet for WEST in years past. More info will be released as the meet approaches, but if you know you’d like to attend, here is the reservation info:
With spring fast approaching, we wanted to remind everyone that our annual team fundraiser Swim-a-thon will be coming up quickly! Please mark your calendars for the following dates:
Saturday, March 3rd: Team Letter-writing
Saturday, April 14th: Swim-a-thon!
The last day to turn in donations will be Friday, May 25th. More information will be released via email/online under our News tab!
Annual Open Board Meeting – Monday, Jan 29th @ MCCA Building
We will be holding our annual open board meeting on Monday, Jan 29th. We will review the budget from last year, discuss plans for the facility and hold our annual vote of confidence.
Olympian & Parent Clinic – Feb 2-3
We are excited announce that we will be partnering with 2016 Olympian and current USA National Team Athlete Jacob Pebley who will be visiting our club in two weeks on Feb 2-3 (Fri/Sat)! We are very excited to have Jacob visit WEST and exclusively spend time with our swimmers, parents and coaches for two days. Jacob will be on deck during practice on Feb 2-3 and will work closely with our swimmers and provide Q&A opportunities for parents and coaches as well. There will also be a talk for our parents done by Jacob Pebley’s parents where they will discuss their experiences as a swim parent. We are working to finalize the exact schedule and timeline and will be releasing that info shortly.
Summer Meet Billing Error
When auditing our budget and end-of-year financials, we realized multiple meets during the summer did not get billed for. Those impacted have received an email with further information. We are very sorry for this mistake and for not catching it sooner.
We will be sending out another email soon with more info regarding Swimathon, and our Olympian Clinic. For any other questions, please talk with your coaches.
-WEST Coaching Staff