VAST news


Valley Aquatics News

March 12, 2018





For billing & administrative questions contact Suzanne @ swimvast@hotmail.com

For group assignments, practice or swim meet questions, contact Derek @ coachderek@swimvast.org



  Practice Changes this week:


This week: KCAC will be closed for senior sectionals Wednesday-Friday.



Gold Elite


Silver Elite



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

 Senior Sectional practice @ KCAC, others follow gold practice

5:30-7:30 @ Sumner

6-7:30 @ Sumner


4:45-5:45 @ FWCC or 5:30-6:30 @ Sumner

Thursday, March 15th  

6:30-8 PM @ Sumner

6:30-8 @ Sumner


5:30-6:30 @ FWCC or 5:30-7 @ Sumner

4;45-5:30 @ FWCC

Friday, March 16, 2018

5:30-7:30 @ Sumner

5:30-7:30 @ Sumner

6-7:30 @ Sumner

6-7:30 @ Sumner

5:30-6:30 @ Sumner


There is Saturday AM practice for Gold elite, Gold, & Silver Elite from 8-10 AM @ Sumner.  



Safe Sport: We are looking for someone to serve as the safe sport liaison for our team.  This person would serve as a liaison between USA swimming, PNS, and VAST and help get out information to team members.  Please let me know if you are interested in helping with that.


Here is a link for more information on what is Safe Sport.


Congratulations to all our swimmers that competed at the Spring Showdown! With the short course season wrapping up it was great to see VAST have so many best times and finals swims. We had over 90 best times including new PNS Champs, Regionals, and Zones cuts. The swimmers we had that competed in finals were Hannah Ackerman, Kaelie Allan, Kaitlyn Anardi, Amaya Bakam, Kyra Brandt, Tyson Burkman, Carli Childres, Lada DiMascolo, Zoe Harris, Raegan Marek, Ben Naylor, Margaret Petellin, Ashley Ray, Maddy Rohrer, Olivia Ross, Nicole Tran, Evie Tucker, and Payton Wojciechowicz. We also had a lot of new VAST top 10 swims at this meet. Those were Kaelie Allan (200 back), Kaitlyn Anardi (50 fly), Amaya Bakam (50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast), Tyson Burkman (100 IM), Lada DiMascolo (50 fly, 50 breast), Ashley Ray (200 free, 50 back, 100 IM, 200 IM, 100 free), Maddy Rohrer (100 breast, 200 breast), Kyleigh Rychlik (50 fly), Nicole Tran (100 IM, 50 breast), and Chandler Wolf (100 free, 50 breast). Great job VAST!






Meet Schedule:


LONG COURSE MEETS:   As you may have noticed, the Long course meets are now available on our schedule. Our guaranteed long course meet is May 4th-6th .  This is the one meet that we know our swimmers will get into in the April/May timeframe (swimmers must have a silver time standard).   The other two meets  we have included are April 27-29th and May 18th-20th.   These meets are not guarantees that we will be able to attend as it depends on if other teams that are guaranteed choose to go and max out the entries.  Please keep this in mind when planning your weekends.


 May Flowers: This meet is for swimmers with silver time standards. It is Long Course meters May 4th-6th . This is our guaranteed participation meet but you must declare your intent to swim by tomorrow, March 13th to guarantee your spot.

To enter, click here.




Mark Olson Short Course meet:   April 28-29th @ Curtis in University Place.  No time standards.  Please enter here   Registration closes Monday, March 12th.   LAST CALL