12/2/19 Lane Lines


Lane Lines
Your weekly Cascade Swim Club updates

From the Office:’s Holiday on Ice event is Dec. 27!
Mark your calendar for our festive and fabulous team-wide ice skating party on Dec. 27! Join in the fun on frozen water as we gather for smiles, skating and treats at a local ice rink. More details and registration available on the team website. Click the link below to register by Dec. 23.



Urgent Update to Practice Schedules

The fun and flexibility practice continues as Ballard pool is now closed for its major maintenance project. Madison pool should reopen soon, but until that happens, please see the updated practice schedule on the team website. Also please refer to Coach Orr’s detailed email sent to families on Dec. 1.
Team practice schedules available here:



Collegiate Swimming Announcement

Congratulations to Senior swimmer Malia Wisham who has committed to swim at the next level for Pacific Lutheran University! We are excited for Malia as she takes the next big step in her swimming career.
Cascade swimmers have gone on to do great things. See the following link for Cascade alums who are current and former collegiate swimmers, which we’ll update as our swimmers commit to collegiate teams:



Athlete Opportunity with PNS Athlete Committee
PNS is building its Athlete Committee to better represent athletes in our LSC. They are recruiting intelligent, thoughtful, and engaged athletes between the ages of 12 and 17 who simply love the sport of swimming. No other qualification is necessary! If you're interested in being a driving, influential force of progress in this sport, click  here to apply! Applications can be returned by email to A more in-depth explanation of what being on an athlete committee entails is available  here:



From the Cascade Deck:


Fall Divisionals and Husky Meets This Weekend!

Psych sheets for this coming weekend’s meets are ready! The Fall Divisionals meet in Marysville ( and the Husky Invitational meet at KCAC in Federal Way ( are ready to go, as are our swimmers! Please check with coaches if you have questions.


Register for Upcoming Meets

Registration is now open for PNS Champs, a qualifier-only meet at KCAC. Click here to register your swimmer:
Other upcoming meet entry deadlines currently include:
- Sunday, Jan. 5 for Washington Open at KCAC (a qualifiers-only meet). Register your swimmer here:
- Sunday, Jan. 19 for ISCA Showcase in Mission Viejo, CA (a qualifiers-only meet for 14 & under). Register your swimmer here:



Location Updates
Please check the team website calendar regularly for any upcoming practices schedule changes or pool closures at each pool ( Pool closure dates are located in the Calendar tab and also in the “ Pool Closures” dropdown on the team website.

Aqua Club – Open, normal schedule.
Ballard Pool – Closed for major improvement project, anticipated reopening not yet announced.
Evans Pool – May be closed for high school swim meets some Fridays in Dec-Feb, see team calendar.
Madison Pool – Closed for major improvement project, anticipated reopening later this month.
Queen Anne Pool – May be closed for high school swim meets on some Fridays in Dec-Feb, see team website calendar.
Rainier Beach Pool – May be closed for high school swim meets on some Fridays in Dec-Feb, see team website calendar.
Shoreline Pool – Open, normal schedule.


Save The Date/Mark Your Calendar
Dec. 5-8:           Husky Invitational at King County Aquatic Center (KCAC)
Dec. 7-8:           Fall Divisionals meet in Marysville
Dec. 11-14:       Winter Junior Nationals at KCAC
Dec. 19-22:       PNS Short Course Champs at KCAC
Dec. 27:            Cascade’s Holiday On Ice Party
Jan. 12:            Snowflake Classic (9 & Unders only), Hazen Pool in Renton
Jan. 16:            Washington Open (qualifiers only) at KCAC
Jan. 25-26:        Winter Challenge Meet, pool TBA
Feb. 1:              John Walker Distance Meet (coach selected athletes only), Mercer Island
Feb. 7-9:           Bluefin Invitational (13 & Over only), Bainbridge Island
Feb. 8-9:           Blue Heron Valentine Open (12 & Under only), Oak Harbor
Feb. 14-17:        ISCA Showcase West meet, qualifiers-only meet for 14 & Under, Mission Viejo, CA
Feb. 29-Mar. 1: February Divisionals Meet (Cascade-hosted), Madison Pool
Mar. 7-8:           BBST Last Chance Meet, Snohomish Pool
Mar. 12-15:        Speedo Senior Sectionals, KCAC
Mar. 19-22:        Age Group Regionals, KCAC
Mar. 28-29:        Spring Showdown, KCAC
Apr. 11:             Cascade Sprintacular, Madison Pool