January 12, 2022
Congratulations to all of our swimmers who swam at the Cadillac Meet and did so well. I loved to see how our cheering section was at it's all time loudest!! Great work swimmers!! From the youngest to the oldest swimmers it is so fun to watch them have fun & swim fast! Everytime we compete, we take notes and bring them back to practices so we can continually guide each swimmer and help them improve.
On the radar
Home meet. January 29&30th Please make sure you get signed by the 18th. Both days, one day your call!!
I still have volunteer positions especially doing the awards! (its easy !) Your spot to do this will be on deck front and center. We will NOT allow any spectators on deck to keep our swimmer's safe as we have small groups of visiting teams as well. (Rays, Muskegon and Cadillac). Everyone will be required to wear a mask, even specators.
SWIM 4 FUNZ$
So proud of kids, coaches and parent volunteers to make this all run smoothly. All pledges are due by January 31 , please do not hand these to coaches!! give to front desks, please.
All awards will be given out mid to late January. I will be contacting the prize winners for each pool to see what prizes they choose for being the big $$ winners!! All swim4 funz monetary donations go back to the team directly for swim4funz prizes, shared equipment, dryland equipment, hosting Olympians, facility rentals as well as annual awards and team culture. Our biggest accomplishment was enhancing all of our blocks at WEST at the tune of $2000 per block.
CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS- just around the corner!!
YMCA CLUSTERS OR YMCA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Still waiting on final communication for our YMCA Cluster meet, FOR THE west SIDE OF THE STATE, which will be held in Muskegon on February 11-13 ( most will swim only the 12&13th)
- This YMCA MEET IS FOR ALL SWIMMERS WHO DO NOT QUALIFY FOR YMCA STATE MEETS. (ALL 8& UNDER AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY for the State meet -planned for Feb 25-27 in Zeeland) (9&OVER MUST HAVE qualifying times,for the Feb 25-27 meet in Zeeland)
- NOTE: IN the past we have been allowed to bring ONE relay that doesn't have a qualifying time to YMCA states. These relay swimmers also get one bonus swim per day and get to attend the YMCA state meet. LET US Rule out if your swimmer is going or not...please stay open minded!!
WE WILL KNOW MORE IN THE COMING WEEKS:
Please be patient and we will compile a list , for both pools, after our home swim meet where we think you're swimmer will land FOR THESE FEBRUARY MEETS. I would say that most of all the newer swimmers from this year will be slated for Clusters, including a fair amount of those in the C & D groups and 11-12 's and 13-14's from the Silver and Gold groups that swim at WEST pool.
Going to Championship meet is awesome.We ask the swimmers to get a white Championship Cap and we also order special apparel from THREADS.
THERE ARE MARCH CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS THAT ARE USA MEETS.WE WILL ALSO REACH OUT ABOUT THESE.
When is swim season over?
HA!! never !!
Even if your swimmer does not compete in March Championship meets, we still run practice thru the end of March. WE will not run practice during Spring Break and will resume practices in April ( exact day ?-tbd) We will have our annual awards banquet in mid April
We then progress to our 2nd season or long course season , which goes until July. We typically adjust practices when school lets out....that is all down the road, but I had a few emails about this the other day.
If you ever have any questions, Please email me or call my office phone 231-346-4969.