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Tim Senholtz

WEST Weekly Hope everyone was able to hold onto their hats yesterday! The effects of the wind could be seen in the parking lot and WEST even briefly lost power for a few minutes. Read on for this week's important information: Team: ‘Meet’ at WEST this weekend. Please check event details to find your swimmer’s session. As a reminder, only parent volunteers will be allowed in the facility to control our capacity numbers. With any further questions regarding the meet, please contact your group coach. The meet does NOT impact...

Nick Chevalier

The Governor's office just released an update to their recent changes allowing competitive swim teams to have a maximum of 4 swimmers per lane. This is a major reassurance that we have been operating safely and can now continue to do so. We will not be making any further changes to the schedule at this time. Thank you for your patience and continued support. Coach Nick

Nick Chevalier

Dear West Swim Team Families, Governor Inslee recently updated his reopening guidelines for Aquatic Centers, defining the maximum number of swimmers per lane for swim teams to 2 swimmers. Additionally, there are updated the formulas for calculating maximum facility capacity. Our maximum capacity has been reduced from 42 to 37 patrons, excluding staff. All our programs have been running well under this limit, so no changes are necessary to the number of people in the facility at one time. Regarding swim team practice, we are going to have to adjust...

Tim Senholtz

Welcome to October WEST! I hope everyone is getting in the spooky spirit as the autumnal weather rolls in. Read on for this week’s info: Team Caps Team Swimmers will be given Caps this week on Friday, October 9. Please try to make sure your swimmer makes their practice to receive the cap of their choosing. DIVERSITY VIDEO Vox produced an amazing video regarding the forgotten wade-ins of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. It’s our duty to learn from our past so that we may continue to strive for a...

Tim Senholtz

WEST Weekly September is winding down to a close and we count our blessings everyday to be open and operating - please remember we need your help to keep this up! Remember to read through our Reopening Guidelines and Policies found here; staying open requires all members and participants to follow the rules! Read on for important information for our amazing members: Parent Meeting - All Team Parents We will have our yearly parent meeting for our competitive team families on Saturday October 10th from 1:00 - 2:00pm. Coaches will...

Nick Chevalier

Dear Swimmers, Parents and Members, We appreciate your continued patience and understanding during this difficult time. We are doing our best to keep disruptions and changes to a minimum. Unfortunately, we need to restructure our current schedule to better balance program offerings and maximize lane space efficiency. We cannot sustain our current model as we are currently operating at a financial loss. Our main priority is to ensure the team and community still have a pool to train and enjoy in years to come. Below is a breakdown of each...

Tim Senholtz

Hello WEST Members, We are excited to be getting back to the pool! As we return for the fall, we have carefully gone over our Reopening Guidelines Policies for our programs to ensure that information is succinct, effective and safe. Out of abundance of safety, we will be requiring ALL participating members (Lap Swim, Water Aerobics, Swim Team, PreComp, SwimFit, Private Lessons) to submit an updated form prior to beginning any program in September. The updated form can be found below. Forms will be collected at the front office, in...

Nick Chevalier

After releasing the tentative fall practice schedule, we have had to make a few changes. We apologize for the confusion this may cause. These changes aim to get more practice time for some of our Age Group swimmers and more efficiently use our limited resources. Please note the changes indicated in bold. For a visual representation of the entire schedule, please see the spreadsheet here. Lap Swim Monday & Wednesday: 7:30 - 10:00am, 12:00 - 2:30pm Tuesday & Thursday: 8:45 - 10:00am, 12:00 - 2:30pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:30pm Saturday...

Tim Senholtz

Hello WEST, We are on our final week of the 2019 - 2020 season, and what an interesting season it has been. We have worked hard as an organization and as a community to ensure excellence and safety for not only our swimmers but everyone who comes through WEST’s doors. We are incredibly proud of the perseverance and work ethic of our swimmers, families, staff, and coaches to keep the mission of WEST strong and alive throughout these past few months. We hope to see our community's familiar faces around...

Tim Senholtz

WEST Fall Schedule Please refer to the attached PDF. Schedule is subject to change due to the pandemic & reopening legislation. Any changes will be announced via email. Lap Swim Monday & Wednesday: 7:00 - 10:00am, 12:00 - 2:30pm Tuesday & Thursday: 8:15 - 10:00am, 12:00 - 2:30pm Friday: 7:00am - 2:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm *NO EARLY AM or LATE PM on Weekdays. Water Aerobics Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00am Masters: NO GROUP PRACTICES. PreComp Monday, Wednesday: 7:00 - 7:30pm Saturday: 2:15 - 2:45pm OR Tuesday,...