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Hello WEST families,

I hope everyone is staying warm and dry on this drizzly Tuesday. I just wanted to take a moment to reiterate any information and dates that are coming up this week. Please read through this information carefully:

Swim Meet 1/27 & 1/28

The Winter Challenge meet will be hosted by SSCD and will be held at Kamiak High School. For the meet announcement information, please check on pns.org here. The meet time line has not been posted as of today at 2:40pm. For entries, please log in to our website and check your swimmer’s commitment to the meet. If there are questions or concerns, please contact your coach ASAP.

Practice Changes for Saturday 1/27

Explorer, Discover, Challenge, Accelerate, and Senior practices have been CANCELLED for this weekend, as swimmers should be attending the meet. Senior Elite WILL be practicing, time TBD. PreComp will practice as normal 11:30 – 12:30.

Update to WEST Hours & Schedule Online:

To help minimize miscommunication, we have added a Normal School Year Practice Schedule to our Hours and Schedule page. This image DOES NOT change and provides normal school year practice information for our PreComp and Team practices.

The schedule at the bottom of the page provides our weekly schedule (as it was before) and will reflect any practices changes that are occurring. ALL PRACTICE CHANGES will be announced via email or Remind Text Services as soon as they are made. The weekly schedule will be updated to reflect any changes. For any discrepancies, please notify Coach Tim ASAP. We will assess how this helps (or impairs) communication and will adjust for future use.

WEST Lockers

WEST lockers are intended for day-use only, unless they are assigned to a WEST employee. All locks and personal items should be taken with you at the end of the day. Locks that are left on lockers will be cut off after 24 hours. Lockers can be rented for $10/per month, renters must provide own lock. Please email office@westswimteam.com for more information.

PASCO Update

It was brought to my attention that the link to book for Pasco was broken in the previous email. If you are having issues opening the email, try clicking the link using a different browser. The meet will take place June 1-3, 2018. If we need to ask for more hotel rooms, that can be arranged as long as we contact the hotel early enough. Here is the corrected link to book online:

Book your group rate for West Coast Aquatics

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Start date: 5/31/18
End date: 6/3/18
Last day to book: 5/1/18

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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 – Friday & Saturday, 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.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. It’s great to hear any feedback on how we can improve communication within our team.

Happy swimming everyone!

-WEST Coaching Staff