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Hello Waves Families Lots of good stuff to read, then back to the break! Enjoy!!! -Western Zone Championship Meet Our Waves swimmers swimming on the IES Zones Team did fantastic and had an incredible experience in Hawaii. Overall, the team got 5th place--one the highest finishes of all time! Everyone of our athletes on the team thoroughly enjoyed the experience and swam very, very well!!! Congratulations to Faith Barr, Mitchell Beck, Melissa Kirby, Maddy Lydig, Carlie McGregor, Taylor McGregor, Amanda Merrick, Kyle O’Malley, Megan Schuh, Matt Stapleton, and Regan Steinert on a job well...

Hello Waves Families!  Hope you are enjoying your break.  There are a few announcements that I wanted to get out to you all this week. -First Practice: August 31 Please make sure that you have gone to our website, clicked on the "Attend this Event" button, and have signed up. The primary reason for doing this is to familiarize yourselves with how we will do meet signups this year; plus it doesn’t hurt to play around on the website. Make sure that you log in to your account.  Instructions are found on the...

There has been a lot in the news the past 2 years or so about swim suits and the sport of swimming.  While I do not think some of the controversy has had an impact on our club, it is important for us to all understand what the leaders of our sport are doing to protect the sport, it’s athletes, and it’s coaches.  Below is a great article, written by John Leonard, a very respected coach who is an incredible leader in our sport.   Enjoy!    For Swim Parents; “The Big Deal About SwimSuits” by John...

Hello Waves Families,                                                              Coaches Note 7-28-09   This will be one of the last (if not the last) Coaches Notes for the summer.  However, there will be a lot of information coming at you over the next month or so.  Please check the new website often (www.spokanewaves.org) and pay attention to any email you receive from the team.  If you have not logged on to the site, please make sure you do so—we will use the website to register for events next year (including swim meets!), so it is ABSOLUTELY...

Welcome to our new and improved Spokane Waves Aquatic Team website! You should have already received your password to logon to the website as a member. In the password access email, you will receive generic directions telling you what to do. Please only follow the directions on how to change your password, please disregard the directions for the Personal Dues Summary Information and View Your Invoices and Payments Summary. Things we would like you to do (by the end of August…prior to Registration): 1. After logging in with your randomly...

Hello Waves Families,                                                              Coaches Note 7-21-09   We have just two more weeks of swimming left for the summer—where has the time gone!?!?!  There are several important items in this email today, so make sure you read this thoroughly.  Also, please check out the website for more details.   -Website Login Instructions There was an important email sent out yesterday by our team secretary, Nicki McGregor.  Please make sure that you click on this link to view the information to help you set up your accounts.  PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS...

Hello Waves Families,                                                                        Coaches Note 7-14, 2009   With just a few more weeks of swimming left for the summer, there are a few last things to take care of.  Please take a look at the bullet points below, or check out the web-site for more details.   -Sizzlin Summer – SWAT places 1st!!! We had a fantastic meet, filled with great swims, fun times, and awesome weather.  Our team had the chance to swim against a few other teams from different areas, and really had a chance to show...

Hello Waves Families,                                                                                    Coaches Note 7-7-09   Summer season is wrapping up, but be on the lookout for some major team events here in the next few weeks.  On a Side note, the IES held their first open water swim, where 5 of our athletes competed, racking up quite an impressive list of accomplishments.  See the Open Water swim results below.   -Calendar Notes ***Remember that there is a change in practice time NEXT Tuesday, July 14th.  Practice will go from 3-5 PM.  ***Also, there will be no practice Thursday...

Coaches Note: 6-30-09   We’re going strong now!  It’s weird to think that there are only 4 more weeks until Long Course Champs and 5 more weeks of practice—didn’t summer just begin?  Anyway, here is what’s happening this week.   ·          Lobby Etiquette: We had a conversation with the Whitworth Aquatic Staff, and they wanted to make sure that we stressed two key points to everyone: o         No one is allowed to play or go behind the front desk in the lobby.  That area is reserved for Aquatics...

Please share this with all of the Waves Team members and parents. Thank you for your help with these 4 items:  1.        The Aquatic Center has been advised to keep all doors shut due to our new HVAC system.  The staff continually reports that during Waves the doors are open as people are going in and out of the back door.  While we understand it is hot, we are working with facilities to make the adjustments as needed so bare with us but we must restrict opening and leaving...