VAST news December 3, 2018

Suzanne Rychlik
Dec 3, 2018

Valley Aquatics News 2018

December 3, 2018

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For group assignments, practice or swim meet questions, contact Derek @

Practice Changes this week:

Swim a thon make up: Thursday, December 6th: 6-7:30 @ KCAC or 5:30-7 @ Sumner. Any swimmer who did not swim previously, can attend one of these sessions to get in their laps.  Parents we will need a few of you to come help count laps. 

NO KCAC on Friday, December 7th due to 14 & under PNS champs @ KCAC. Swimmers may attend practice at Sumner: Gold/Gold Elite: 5:30-7PM, Silver, Silver Elite 6-7:30 PM.

Saturday, December 1st: Gold Elite/Gold: 7:30-9:30 AM, Silver, Silver Elite: 9-10:30 AM.

Team Wear: Don’t forget to log in to the teamsite when ordering swim supplies through swim outlet:

Swimoutlet is advertising a buy one speedo and get a 2nd half off for today!

VAST holiday partyWe will have our annual holiday games and cookie decorating at Sumner on Thursday, December 20th.  More information to come next week.

Good Luck:  Congratulation and Good Luck to a couple of our swimmers as they head out of state to compete at some National level competitions:

  • Bryce Soriano, accompanied by coach Ted will be leaving for Austin, TX this Wednesday to swim in the USA swimming Junior Nationals.
  • Emma Meyers will be heading to Tucson, AZ for the USA Paralympic National Championships, December 14th-16th

Recent Meets: Great job to all our swimmers that competed at the Fall Divisional Meet over the weekend! VAST had over 200 new best times including new PNS Silver, Gold, and Championship time standards. Congratulations to Kyleigh Rychlik and Dean Tucker for being the overall winners in the 9 year old pentathlons! Other highlights included new team record top 10 swims. Those were Aidan Bouchard (100 breaststroke), Ben Naylor (50 fly), Kale Nordyke (25 free, 25 breast), Margaret Petellin (50 back), Lewis Wentler (200 IM, 100 back, 100 IM), and Preston Wolf (200 breast).

Volunteer Opportunities:

Signs up for Washington Open are available now.   To volunteer, click here.  the meet is Thursday, January 17th-Sunday, January 20th.

We do anticipate needing volunteers for the Washington State Senior Champs December 14-16th.

SWIM A THON:  Thank you to all swimmers who swam on Saturday morning!  We had a great time and loved watching all the hard work.  A big thank you to all parents who volunteered to count and help with breakfast. A special thank you to Heather McCann and family for organizing the breakfast.

As a team, we have raised about half of our goal (roughly $7200).  You can still collect donations through December 15th.  

A few helpful hints:

  • All swimmers are asked to raise $150
  • For every $25 raised over the $150, counts towards ONE volunteer hour.

Upcoming Swim Meets:

Champs meets: The coaches will be going through entries for the championship meet this week and next.  Please let them know if there is any reason that you cannot attend if you have qualified.

Washington Open: This team hosted meets has time standards (primarily geared at Gold/Gold Elite swimmers).   Please log on and commit to this meet.

January Challenge:   This next open meet will be in Silverdale.  It is open to all swimmers and we encourage you to attend!   January 25th/26th.