WEST Weekly

Tim Senholtz
Apr 18, 2019

Good Afternoon WEST Families,

Wow summer is approaching FAST and WEST has been busy as a bee prepping our programs and pool for the warm weather. As you all know, please read all info closely and let us know if you have any questions!

Schedule Changes:

Friday, 4/19

Distance Meet @WEST: Warmups at 4:00pm, meet starts at 5:00pm. Please review entries online, updated today.

Explore & Disco: NO PRACTICE


Acclerate & Challenge: 7:30 – 9:00 practice

Saturday, 4/20:

All morning practices & programs: NORMAL

Senior Elite & Senior: Afternoon practice 3:00 – 5:00pm.

Lap & Open Swim: CLOSED until 5:00pm

WEST Closure Next Week April 22 – 28: Please click here for further info

Practice Schedule @McCollum During Closure:

Monday – Thursday

Senior & Senior Elite: 3:30 – 6:00pm

Accelerate & Challenge: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Monday / Wednesday

Explore 1: 6:00 - 6:45pm

Disco 1: 6:45 – 8:00pm

Tuesday / Thursday

Explore 2: 6:00 – 6:45pm

Disco 2: 6:45 – 8:00pm


Accelerate, Senior & Senior Elite (not at Dick La Fave meet) 3:30 – 6:00pm

All Explore: 6:00 – 7:00pm

All Disco: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Challenge: 6:00 – 8:00pm

***All Lessons & PreComp practices will be credited back for this week out of the water.

***The office will be CLOSED during the shut down, so please email us any questions or concerns!

Swim-a-thon Results – For Pictures from the event, see our Facebook post here.

This past weekend, WEST participated in USA Swimming's Swim-a-thon fundraiser. As a facility-run swim team, Swim-a-thon is crucial to supporting WEST's programs and ensure that we can continue to foster excellence both in and out of the pool and instill life lessons such as dedication, sportsmanship and a strong work ethic.

The fundraiser is put on in part by USA Swimming, so 95% of proceeds go directly to our WEST team and 5% goes to USA Swimming Foundation, which helps kids across the country learn how to swim.

This year, we had the most amount of swimmers to finish their Swim-a-thon ever and the Senior swimmers had a blast counting and cheering on the age group swimmers. We even had swimmers doing a ‘dry’ Swim-a-thon if they had an injury.

So far we have raised over $20,000 in donations! Wow! All remaining donations need to be in to WEST by Saturday, May 25th! If you are interested in donating, visit our website at www.westswimteam.com or contact us at office@westswimteam.com.

END OF THE YEAR BANQUET Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 6:30pm

The End of the Year Banquet will be held at West Coast Aquatics on Friday, June 7th at 6:30pm.  We will set up on the grass outside, and the pool will be open for swimmers too!

This is a potluck style banquet, please look below to find out what your family can contribute.  

Last Name Begins With:

A-D: Dessert/Fruit

E-K: Main Dish

L-Q: Side Dish

R-U: Salad

V-Z: Main Dish

This is a time where swimmers will be recognized for their achievements and hard work. Also, this is a great time for families to buy anything for their coaches to show their appreciation. For any questions regarding the BBQ, please contact your team mom contact Janet Kim.

Dick La Fave UPDATE

The meet next weekend at KCAC did drop their time standards to Silver Times, so WEST was able to get many more swimmers and events into the meet that had declared. Please double check your swimmer’s events online through the WEST website that they have been entered in. Any additional meet info can be found in the meet announcement that can be found on PNS.org.

Lifeguard Class THIS WEEKEND @WEST

Click here for more info

Spring Meets Reminder:

Pasco and Arizona meets are coming up. Please contact your group coach to confirm / decline for Arizona. Last day to reserve a room for Pasco is on 4/30/19. Please view this past WEST Weekly for hotel reservation links.

Employment Opportunities at WEST

As WEST gears up for summer, we are always looking for instructors and lifeguards that are reliable and hardworking. Think you know someone who is right for our crew? Send them our flyer that can be found on this link here.

Quesitons? Contact us at the front office at office@westswimteam.com and we will be happy to help!

Happy Swimming Folks!

-WEST Coaching Staff