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Suzanne Rychlik Jul 15, 2019

Valley Aquatics News 2019 July 15, 2019 For billing & administrative questions contact Suzanne @ swimvast@hotmail.com For group assignments, practice or swim meet questions, contact Derek @ coachderek@swimvast.org Practice Changes this week: Normal practice schedule this week. Please note that Coach Ted will be at Senior Sectionals in Oregon from Wednesday-Saturday. There is Saturday AM practice for Gold/Gold Elite/Silver Elite from 8-10 AM. The last day of practice for the 2018-19 Swim Season is Wednesday, July 31st.  Practice will resume on September 11th. 2019-20 registration is now available.   You can register find...

Suzanne Rychlik Jul 15, 2019

Dear Returning VAST member, We hope to see you again during the 2019-2020 Swim Season. The registration fee and USA swimming dues are due at the time of registration (must pay by credit card). To go directly to the registration center, click here. All returning swimmers need to complete the registration process. In the fall we will be offering practices at KCAC, Federal Way Community Center, Sumner, and new for the 2019-2020 season: University of the Puget Sound in Tacoma. We are excited about this new opportunity. This year, the...

Suzanne Rychlik Jun 19, 2019

Dear VAST Families, As mentioned in the weekly news for the last few weeks, USA Swimming is rolling out a new policy called MAAPP, Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy.   Valley Aquatics, as a member club of USA swimming will be adopting this policy.   The policy was first introduced at the end of April for implementation beginning June 23rd.  Since then, USA swimming has worked to clarify the intent of some of the sections as there were various interpretations of what some of the sections meant (which is the main reason...

Oct 8, 2014

  Its Fall and another swim season is in full swing. As a parent your likely getting acclimated to the refreshing chlorinated air and the sore bleacher behind watching our kid at practice. Around this time of the season a few years ago a VAST parent who is an official approached me and asked if i was interested in becoming a swimming official. To be honest it had never crossed my mind. My wife and I volunteered often being a timer and helping out VAST when hosting meets. Immediately i...

Oct 14, 2009

Parents,  As required by law, we need to get the parent athlete formed about the concussion law and any potential issues your swimmer has signed and returned to us so that we can keep it on file.  More information is available below.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  we are being directed to do this by Pacific Northwest Swimming.   Please click here for the form that must be signed and returned to a coach by Friday, October 23rd.   Pacific Northwest Swimming Zackery Lystedt Law Requirements      The Lystedt Law dealing...