News

Tim Senholtz

Hello WEST Families, Our coaches have been hard at work educating our groups about the importance of Swimathon and I hope you are too! For this weekend, we have made a few changes to schedule that can be found online here. A PDF can also be viewed here. The most notable changes are below: Practice Schedule For Saturday & Sunday, April 17 - 18: Saturday Senior: 7:00 - 10:00am Challenge + Discover: 10:00am - 12:00pm *M/W/Sat PreComp & SwimFit: 2:00 - 3:00pm Sunday Accelerate: 7:00 - 9:00am Explore: 9:00 -...

Tim Senholtz

Hello WEST families, It’s that special time of year again! Welcome to our annual team fundraiser, Swimathon! Swimathon is for all of our club team swimmers to help WEST but to also share with others the impact swimming has had on them. Below is all the info you'll need to start your 2021 fundraising off with a bang: What is Swim-A-Thon? Every year, swim teams across the nation host a fundraiser, SwimAThon, during which the kids swim 200 laps (or for 2hrs, whichever comes first) and ask for donations from...

Nick Chevalier

Dear West Community, In the spirit of transparency we must share with everyone that we've just been notified about a positive Covid case within our Lessons Program. We've had a lessons family test positive today and the last time any family member was in the facility was Wednesday 3/31. This family also has a swimmer in Pre-Comp, however the last time the swimmer was at Pre-Comp practice was Saturday 3/27. If anyone in these groups or adjacent programs is at all symptomatic please let us know immediately and get tested....

Tim Senholtz

Hello WEST Families, Congrats to all of our swimmers that just finished their short course season for 2020-2021! Thank you to all of our wonderful parent volunteers that worked these meets, prepped hospitality, officiated & helped cheer on their swimmers. Meets can’t run without your hard work! We understand that this season has operated much differently compared to past seasons, but our community has persevered & has never been stronger and more supportive of one another. We would like to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of...

Tim Senholtz

Hello WEST Families, This week marks the beginning of our state entering Phase 3 in our Reopening Process. It has taken some time for us to receive updated guidelines, and changes to the West Reopening Guidelines are summarized below. We will continue to take a conservative approach, for example our allowed facility capacity has been increased to 85 people (excluding staff) but we plan to operate well below that at all times to ensure safety at WEST. We plan to continue to run programs adjacent to each other and without...

Tim Senholtz

Hello WEST Families, March has been flying by and we are well into our Championship season! Congrats to our Embark, Explore & Discover swimmers that competed this past weekend! Our coaching staff was happy to watch fast swims all around! Good luck to our Challenge, Accelerate, and Senior swimmers that are prepping for their long meet this weekend! Age Group & Senior Championships - This weekend! Meet information is available online here. Please double check your volunteer sign ups - If you are unable to make your job sign ups,...

Tim Senholtz

WEST Coast Aquatics stands in mourning, solidarity, and compassion with our Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) family in the Greater Seattle area and around the country after the events of last week. In the wake of a shooting spree in Atlanta that left eight people, including 6 Asian women dead last week, our hearts go out to all the victims’ families and communities. We condemn these racist actions and encourage individuals to both acknowledge this violence and support the people of color in their communities. As a nation, we...

Tim Senholtz

Hello WEST Families, We hope everyone is enjoying the later sunsets & sunny evenings this week! WEST is busy prepping for spring and summer, so hold on tight for this week’s info! Development Groups Championship Meet - This Weekend! Meet information is available online here. Please double check your volunteer sign ups. Practice Changes for this Weekend: Senior: 5:30 - 7:30am Accelerate: Sunday, 2:30 - 3:30 Challenge: Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30 Discover: CANCELLED, at swim meet Explore: CANCELLED, at swim meet Embark: CANCELLED, at swim meet All other programs /...

Tim Senholtz

WEST Weekly Welcome to March everyone and wow was the weather nice today. Our coaches have been excited for the springtime to arrive and can’t wait to get into our busy spring meet schedule! :) Read on for this week’s important info: Gold Time Standard Recap Thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers that make these meets possible! We apologize for any volunteer sign-up confusion that may have happened; it appears to have been an error in our TeamUnify system that we have corrected for future meets. Swimmer: Make...

Tim Senholtz

Hello WEST Families, We hope everyone had a safe snowy weekend! We are defrosting here at WEST and are excited that we have resumed normal operations - here are some of our WEST community folk enjoying the snow :) Read on for this week’s news: Lap Swim Reservations & Cancellations We are seeing a growing trend of swimmers not showing for their lap swim reservations. This is disrespectful of not only other lap swimmers that would like to swim (especially at peak times) but also disrespectful to the time put...