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sean muncie

Congratulations SWAT on a successful season opener! 13 and Over swimmers and 12 & Under girls got the season off to a great start this past weekend. It was great to see our athletes in action again and post times to work off of the rest of this short course season. SWAT had some great first swims of the season, best times and new Top 10 performances. Congratulations to: Michael Hochwalt and Drew Kistler for establishing new Team Records. Michael posted the third fastest time in the country so far...

Amy Ingalls

SWAT families, Did you miss the SWAT Annual Team Meeting on zoom regarding the 2020-2021 season, registration, policy changes, and team direction? If so, please click on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/olaIUwUIN_w85WesA--KS-tB7ySWk2uBLPi8MRMFi8w6US01MQl_2VJXf7VkX4A.QtCemwnqdOqkZ3fV?startTime=1600217296000 Also, reminding all that returning swimmer registration is only one week long, and will be closing after Tuesday, Sept. 22. We need to gauge our returning membership numbers as SWAT also has a growing list of swimmers awaiting tryouts, all while the Coaches are balancing the practices for our current swimmers and complying with physical distancing requirements for safety....

sean muncie

Hello SWAT, It has come to our attention that a CAST team member, that usually trains at the KROC Center in Coeur D’Alene has tested positive for COVID-19. Though most of our swimmers stopped travelling to CDA two weeks ago when we started Schedule C at Whitworth there have been several who have continued traveling to CDA for additional lane space. The CDA swimmer in question became infected through a coworker and was job related, not Aquatic (KROC) Center related. Said swimmer also has not been to practice for a...

sean muncie

Hello SWAT, Things have changed again but the good news is that we're still on for our start date this coming Monday, June 22nd. What has changed is the restrictions on our lane numbers and/or number of swimmers allowed in the pool at once. We are now only allowed Five swimmers in the pool at a time. That is five in the entire facility. Siblings are not allowed to swim in the same lane together and we can only swim one to a lane in five lanes. Given these new...

sean muncie

Hello SWAT, It has been a confusing 24 hours. For that I apologize. We are trying to get ready to roll out a new training schedule based on new information and opening guidelines that have been changing rapidly. Please disregard the email that was sent through the Team Unify system last night. It was an auto reminder and the TU Event was being prepared for the new training schedule to the membership. Things changed again last night with new guidelines from the state. Friday, we received word from Whitworth that...

sean muncie

Hello SWAT, The June 15 start date at Whitworth is still on and swimmers will be in the water soon. Coaches will post a video on our social distancing plans, drop off and pick up points and lane positions during practice shortly. We are fortunate. Our Phase 2 practice schedule still allows for excellent water time for our swimmers. Parents, please help the coaches manage the pool deck and make sure your swimmers understand the procedure. We want a smooth opening so the Whitworth Administration has confidence that we will...

sean muncie

Hello SWAT, We hope everyone is staying Healthy and Happy. Stronger Together The coaching staff would like to everyone for all for your support as we move forward together through this time of uncertainty. The overwhelming support from our Spokane Waves community has been humbling. This continued support from all our members is a testament to how strong we are as a team. There are many programs across the country that do not have the continued support of their membership and laid off coaches the first week of quarantine. In...

sean muncie

Hello SWAT, It was our goal to try and provide some sense of comfort, safety, and normalcy for the swimmers with a partial training schedule. However, considering the growing pandemic and the possibility of transmitting the COVID-19 virus to more “at risk” community members and family, we have decided to suspend all SWAT Training Groups through March 31. Whitworth is still open but we feel shutting down temporarily for two weeks is the most responsible course of action. Early Two Week Break We were about to begin our two-week Spring...

sean muncie

Junior Olympic Meet Results & Highlights 1st Place Team Finish (This is our fifth consecutive 1st Place Finish!) Click Here for Complete JO Meet Results 13 New Individual Team Records Michael Hochwalt (13-14 Boys) 200 Back (1:58.70) 50 Fly (24.08) 100 Fly (52.44) 200 IM (1:54.78) Drew Kistler (15-16 Boys) 50 Breast (26.20) 100 Breast (56.58) 50 Fly 23. 40 (Open Record) Didi Djatej (15-16 Girls) 50 Breast (29.70) 50 Fly (26.33) Jena Kistler (13-14 Girls) 100 Fly (58.60) Jeran Jordan (17-18 Boys) 200 Back (2:00.21) One New Winter Junior...

sean muncie

Spokane Waves Aquatic Team Junior Olympic Update Hello SWAT, I hope everyone is excited about JOs this weekend. The swimmers are looking ready to race and in the final stages of preparation for a fast weekend. Part of the preparation we have been talking about during practice is how to manage the schedule through the weekend. Many of our swimmers are racing multiple (12+) individual events and relays. With all the warm-up, racing, and warm down swimmers can easily do upwards of 26,000+ yards in a three day period. This...