VAST news Monday, October 18, 2021

Suzanne Rychlik

Valley Aquatics News

October 18, 2021


Practice Changes for this week:.

No Saturday practices this week due to the swim meets.


Practice Schedule: The updated practice schedule can be found here:


PLEASE COMPLETE!! King County Vaccination Requirement:  PLEASE COMPLETE!! Last week we shared that non school indoor youth sports are required in the vaccine/testing requirement beginning on October 25th (all 12 and over).   For swimmers 12 and over that swim at a King County pool (either FWCC or KCAC), please fill out the survey below so we can plan accordingly.  This survey will be kept confidential!  We need this information to make sure we have enough space and coaching assignments.

 Vaccination Status: I am still waiting to hear the specifics of enforcement from KCAC and FWCC.  Look for more information mid week.  Thank you for your flexibility.

Become an Official!  We need you!: Would you like to fulfill your volunteer hours by becoming an official?  The process is easy and all trainings currently are through zoom.   There are two stroke and turn clinics available this week. 

More information can be found here:

For questions about the process, reach out to Brad Tucker: [email protected]


Swim Caps with names: 

Have been ordered. Will keep you posted on the status.


MASKS ARE REQUIRED: As a reminder, masks are required for everyone inside the building.  At Sumner and KCAC, swimmers will wear their masks all the way until they get into the pool.   Please make sure you have reviewed the full protocols here.



Upcoming Meets:


October 23/24: Meet at KCAC.   I sent an email yesterday with important information to participants and parents that no spectators are allowed as athletes will be seated in the stands.

Derek will send out more specifics as the week goes on.   Please make sure to read and share with all your athletes. 

We are still looking for volunteers for a few spots.  IF you are able to volunteer, please sign up.



Sunday, October 31st: Distance meet at WKCAC.  Please let Coach Derek know if you are interested in attending.



November 20th/21st: TBD meet


 TEAM GEAR:  We are NOW a TYR team.   Check out the team store to place an order for gear.  Swimmers that will be attending practices at an outdoor pool may want to order a parka for the upcoming colder months. is our team dealer.


QUESTIONS ON PRACTICE/ GROUPS/MEETS, ETC: Questions regarding the “wet” side of VAST should be directed to your childs coach, or the Head Age Group Coach, Derek Frenzel.  He can be reached at [email protected] or by text at 208-310-3317.

VOLUNTEERING: As a member of VAST, there are volunteer requirements.  You can find more information here.  For questions, contact Charis Tucker, Volunteer coordinator @ [email protected]

QUESTIONS ON BILLING: should you have any question about the “dry” side of the sport (billing,etc), please contact Suzanne at [email protected] or by text at 253-241-4827

MEMBERSHIP SUSPENSION: If during the year, you are taking time off/canceling your membership, please fill out the following survey link to put your membership on hold/cancel. This should be completed by the 20th of the month before.