WEST Weekly

Tim Senholtz
Aug 6, 2019

Hello WEST Families,

 

We are beginning to wind down this season and we are incredibly proud of all of our team swimmers that competed at Futures, PNS LC Champs, and Sectionals. We look forward to the amazing swims our WESTies will be doing this week at Zones & Junior Nationals.  We placed 3rd overall at Senior Long Course Champs behind some very large teams, our highest place yet and a major testament to the “little team that could’. Keep up the hard work to our WEST swimmers competing at Zones & JNATS! Please read on for these important announcements:

 

Summer Team

This is the LAST WEEK of practices and wow the summer has flown by! All of our Summer Team coaches are excited to see their kids race one last time at their Championship meet in Marysville this weekend. For meet information, please visit PNS.org.  Coaches have entered their swimmers in events that they believe their swimmers will be successful in. 

 

Evaluations have been completed the past couple weeks, and each summer team swimmer will receive a completion certificate that has our recommendation on where they should be placed at WEST, pending space. Amazing job to all of our hard working kiddos!

 

Open Tryouts NEXT WEEK

Because we have been handling many inquiries regarding our swim teams for the fall, WEST will be holding open tryouts for any swimmers wanting to join our competitive or pre-competitive teams Monday, August 12th from 12:00 - 1:00pm at WEST Coast Aquatics. These tryouts are open and intended for swimmers that are outside of our programs. Evaluations will be conducted with our Head Age Group Coach and Assistant Senior Coach. Since space is limited on our groups, all evaluations are final & no re-evaluations will be held. 

 

Registration will be first come first served, based on priority. Priority is given to returning team / summer team members in good standing with the club. Space is limited, so we may recommend programs in the area similar to ours. 

 

Email in any questions to our head age group coach Tim at tim@westswimteam.com.

 

Final Billing for Swim Team families – IMPORTANT!

Please check your accounts on Wednesday, August 7th. We will be billing for the Colman Bus, Volunteer Hours. Colman Bus will be split by group for those that rode the bus all summer. Volunteer Hours are billed at $20 per hour for any unfilled hours (outlined in registration packet). PLEASE CHECK YOUR ACCOUNTS and email the office with any discrepancies by FRIDAY 8/9/19. We are emailing out statements, but they may not be accurate.

 

Team Online Registration

An automatic email should be sent out to announce registration opening so please watch your inbox towards the end of the week. We are aiming to open on Monday, August 19th. We are hoping to also have Pre-Comp & SwimFit registration online the same day (separate process from club team) and will announce that as well.

 

At the time of registration, all swimmers will be on hold and “waiting approval”. We will approve swimmers in the following order: 1) Returning club team swimmers in good standing. 2) Incoming swimmers from summer team. 3) Outside swimmers from other teams.

 

Maintenance Closure

WEST will be closed August 19 th through August 25th for annual maintenance. No programs will be running.

 

First Days of Practices & Lessons

Aug 26 th: Senior & Senior Elite

Sept 3rd: Challenge & Accelerate, Pre-Comp Lessons

Sept. 7th: SwimFit Begins

Sept 9 th: Explore & Discover

 

Happy Swimming Everyone!

-WEST Coaching Staff