February 16, 2018
Hello WEST Families,
We had a pretty good meet this past weekend up at NWAC and were able to get some quality short course meter racing experience for our swimmers. A huge congratulations to our WEST seniors who competed at Districts this past weekend as well. Make sure to wish our WEST boys good luck as they head into State this weekend at KCAC.
Clarification on Feb AGI / Divisionals Meet
We want to clear up some continued confusion regarding the upcoming WEST hosted meet at Kamiak next weekend. The format of the meet has been changes and swimmers with NW Regional times are NOT eligible to swim those events. Don’t panic, we have created another opportunity for those impacted swimmers and will be hosting a 13&O meet at WEST March 2-3 (Fri & Sat). All 12&Under swimmers plan to attend the BBST Last Chance Meet at Snohomish Aquatic Center March 9-10 th along with any 13&Over that are interested (and not swimming at Senior Sectionals).
Letter Writing Party – Saturday Mar 3 rd
We will be doing our Swim-A-Thon Letter Writing Party on Saturday March 3 rd . Parents will cook breakfast for the swimmers in the weight room and each swimmer will write letters to friends, family, local businesses, etc. to solicit donations for this year’s Swim-A-Thon. We will provide form letters and take care of postage / mailing the letters. Here is the schedule:
Senior & Senior Elite: Swim 7-8am / Letter Writing: 8-9am
Explore & Discover: Swim 8-9am / Letter Writing: 9-10am
Challenge & Accelerate: Swim 8-10am / Letter Writing: 10-11am
Schedule Changes Coming in April
Starting April 2, Senior & Senior Elite will be swimming at McCollum. Senior Elite will be at McCollum Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3:30 - 6:30 & at WEST Tuesday/Thursday 3:15-6:30. Senior will swim at McCollum Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 6:00 and at WEST Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:15-6:00pm. If there are any swimmers that cannot make the senior practice times, we will make arrangements on an individual basis.
We have also been evaluating our program over the past few months and will be making some changes starting in beginning of April. These changes are aimed at improving coaching effectiveness and better managing the increase in demand for lessons that we’ve had over the past year.
We plan to make some changes to our Saturday morning practice schedule. We aim to increase some group’s water time so we can be more consistent across all groups while also arranging them so the bulk of our Age Group program practices together (Disco, Chall, Accel).
These following changes will go into effect Saturday, April 7 th :
Senior Elite: 6-9am
Pre-Comp 2: 12:45-1:45pm
Pre-Comp 1: 12-12:45pm
Hope everyone has had a great week. Happy Friday!
-WEST Coaching Staff