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WEST Weekly - SUMMER HAS COME

Hello WEST Families,

Summer is a hop, skip and a jump away and we hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather. As we change over schedules tomorrow, please review these important news items:

To View WEST’s Summer Pool Schedule, click here. Summer Schedule Begins Wednesday June 20th!

Practice Changes This Week:
Monday: Normal Spring schedule
Tuesday: Normal Spring schedule with following change: Senior Elite @ McCollum 3:30-6:30pm (NO COLMAN)
Wednesday: START of SUMMER SCHEDULE
Thursday-Saturday: Summer Schedule with following change: Senior Elite swims with Senior Group
 
Senior Travel Meet THIS WEEKEND!
We plan to leave on Thursday midday – there is a tentative practice at WEST Thursday morning from 8:00 – 10:30 for Senior and Senior Elite swimmers attending the Oregon Meet. Good luck to all of our amazing swimmers competing this weekend!
 
WEST Swimmers at Senior Zones (July 31st - Aug 4 Clovis, CA)
We have swimmers interested and chaperone willing to take WEST swimmers to Senior Zones at the end of the summer. Qualifying times can be found hereMore info on the meet can be found here. Please email Coach Nick if your swimmer qualifies and is interested in going. PNS travel funding will reimburse swimmers at least 50% of the cost of airfare.
 
Colman Bus Info
As summer starts, our Challenge – Senior Elite groups will have practices at Colman Pool in West Seattle (the first being Senior and Senior Elite’s Wednesday am practice tomorrow.) We will leave promptly, and will not head back for any stragglers so make sure you are on time! Here is our schedule:
 
Monday Mornings:
Senior Elite – Meet @WEST 6:15am, bus LEAVES 6:30am
 
Wednesday Mornings:
Senior/Senior Elite – Meet @WEST 8:15am, bus LEAVES 8:30am
 
Thursday Evenings:
Challenge/Accelerate/Senior – Meet @WEST 5:00pm, bus LEAVES 5:30pm.
 
Saturdays Morning:
Senior Elite - NO COLMAN BUS. Swimmers must provide their own transportation.
 
If you have not confirmed that you will be riding the bus, you must email in to Amber at office@westswimteam.com
 
Run of the Mill - Saturday, June 30th (weekend before 4th of July)
The Run of the Mill is a 5k (3.1 mile) race in Mill Creek Washington. It is the longest standing annual event in Mill Creek. Since 2006, the race has been a fundraising event to benefit those fighting cancer. The ROTM is a very fun event – not only because the race itself has become a very respected and competitive 5k, but also because before and after the race, the event is a fun, community event with booths, prize give-aways, music, cash awards and great community spirit. It’s a great opportunity for WEST swimmers and parents to show their community love and support. Click here to learn more information.
Here is the link if WEST swimmers/parents are interested in volunteering for the Run of the Mill. 
 
 
WEST swimmers and parents can use the Jackson Signup Genius page or Archbishop Murphy Signup Genius page.  Volunteers can put WEST after their name (or their respective local high school) on the volunteer sheet for the event that has a field for organization. Make sure to wear your WEST team spirit if you are racing/volunteering!
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to either Amber at office@westswimteam.com or Coach Tim at tim@westswimteam.com.
 
Happy Swimming Folks!
 
-WEST Coaching Staff