Swim Team News 7/8/15


Swim Team News 7/8/15


A Great Start to the Season!

We’ve had three dual meets so far with four more to go. There has been tremendous improvement in all of our age groups. When we’re updating the best times sheets after each meet, we are always astounded at some of the time drops. Keep up the good work!

Many of you have asked how dual meets work  - and why we don’t announce the score at the meets. You will hear updates if the meet is close, but if it’s a blowout most pools don’t bother to share the score. Points are awarded to the top three finishers in the final heat of each event. Individual events are scored 5, 3, 1 and relays receive 8, 4, 2.  If a team doesn’t win the event, getting 2nd and 3rd place is almost as good! This is where our depth really pays off.

Aqua Club 464

Blue Ridge 284


Aqua Club 470

Wedgwood 269


Aqua Club 503

Klahaya 245


Help at Meets

We have two more home dual meets – 7/14 & 7/16.

Please remember to  sign up to help!  We especially need runners, second half timers, and a few more workers to help line kids up for their events.

Pancake Breakfast

Our annual swim team pancake breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st. We’ll let the kids out of practice a bit early and let them pig out! We also need plenty of volunteers to pull this off. Please visit the  Team Unify Job page and let us know if you are available to help cook/serve/clean.  Also – if you have a large griddle, we’d love to borrow it!

Team Picture

The team pictures will be taken during this same morning (7/21) at 9:00am. Please meet on the upper grass area at 8:50am. We’ll take the picture by 9:10 so don’t be late! Senior swimmers are encouraged to stick around and help cook pancakes - and entertain the younger swimmers.

Boys Prelims Heat Sheet Advertising

This year Aqua Club is hosting the Northern Division Boys Prelims (7/28). We’ll also be selling ads in the heat sheet. Your ad will reach close to 300 families – all swimming families just like you - from the north end of Seattle. Proceeds will benefit the swim team. Please contact Pete Colella for more information.

Banquet – 8/2 (SUNDAY)

Help needed to plan this event! Please let us know if you are interested in organizing this annual fun and memorable evening. This is the second year that we’re holding our banquet before All-Cities so make sure to mark you calendar.


At the finish of the dual meet season, all swimmers are eligible to participate in the championship season. Swimmers that reach a qualifying time standard swim at the Division Preliminaries. Those who haven't reached a qualifying time swim at the B-Championship meet. Results from B-Champs can move a swimmer into prelims if it betters the prelim standard.

The fastest six swimmers in each event at the Prelims move on to the Northern Division Finals. To qualify for the All-City Meet, a swimmer's time at Northern Division is compared to the Southern Division results. The fastest six results, regardless of North or South affiliation, are entered in the All-City Championship meet. *All swimmers participating in prelims must be available to swim at the All-City Championship meet.

Lost & Found 

There have been a number of team suits and Aqua Club gear living in our lost-and-found. Please check with your swimmer to see if one of them is yours. Remember to put your name on the tag!

Saturday Clinics

We still have two weekend clinics scheduled – 7/11 and 7/18 at 9:00am. Please try and preregister in the office so that we have an idea on what our staffing needs will be. Cost is $10.


Coach Matt

Photos needed!

We hope to celebrate the season with a slideshow night in the pool following the team banquet on August 2nd.  Age group photographers are still needed for a few age groups: 
  • 10 & U boys, 
  • 14 & U girls 
  • senior boys and girls


Parents (and senior swimmers!) please consider being an age-group photographer so these groups of swimmers are represented in the slideshow. We’ll need about 30 photos (and perhaps a few video clips) of each group to make a complete slide show.
Please contact Monica Edwards if you can help.