WEST Weekly - Important Info Regarding THIS WEEKEND!

Tim Senholtz

WEST Weekly


Hello WEST Families,

Below are the following news items we will discuss in depth in our newsletter.


1) Annual Community Meet @WEST

2) Blue / Green Teams for Community Meet & Spirit Week

3) General team parent meeting on September 21st

4) Beginning of the Year Team Banquet

5) Change to WEST Hours Beginning October

6) Sundays At WEST

8) Practice Changes for the Week


Annual Community Meet @WEST

WEST is hosting our 4th Annual Community Meet! It’s a great opportunity for swimmers of all ages across Mill Creek and Bothell area to meet and engage in a friendly competition that spans age and ability levels, while uniting a community both geographically and recreationally.  All

WEST swimmers are expected to participate. Age Group & Senior swimmers will compete in the meet, and Senior level swimmers will also help work the meet and mentor the younger swimmers.


Warm-ups begin at 2:00pm, meet starts at 3:00pm. Here is our warmup breakdown:

Challenge, Accelerate, Senior & Senior Elite: 2:00 – 2:30pm

Embark, Explore, Discover: 2:30 – 3:00pm

**WEST coaching staff may be extending or shortening times within the hour warmup accordingly the day of the meet. Please have your swimmer(s) listen to WEST coaching staff instructions before & during warmup.


**Please be aware that other WEST programs will be wrapping up at 2:00pm and we will not let parents set up before 2:00pm.


This year, we will be hosting a Blue vs Green Intersquad meet within our WEST competitive swimmers. The WEST team will be divided into two competing teams (Blue & Green) and swimmers will earn points for their respective teams pending on how they swim in their races Saturday, and the winning team will be announced at the end of the meet. This is an opportunity for our swimmers to get to know one another, across all groups, and cheer their fellow teammates on.


Blue / Green Teams for Community Meet & Spirit Week

I have sent a separate email that includes team placement as well as what each day of Spirit Week will be. Click the link here to jump to that email.


General Parent Meeting – September 21st

We will be holding parent meetings this Saturday before the Community Meet begins. Here is the schedule, please ensure that one parent / guardian from each family is present for their meeting.

Challenge, Accelerate, Senior & Senior Elite: 2:00 – 2:30pm

Embark, Explore & Discover: 2:30 – 3:00pm


Beginning of the Year Team Banquet – September 21st

The season kick-off banquet will be held at West Coast Aquatics on Saturday, September 21st immediately following the meet at 4:30pm.  If weather permits, we will be hanging out in the grassy area.  The pool will be open for swimmers to play in during this time.

This will be a hot potato bar where swimmers / parents will be able to choose their toppings.

If you have any questions, please email Janet Kim.


Change to WEST Hours Beginning October

WEST will be extending opening hours by 30 minutes to 5:00am, Monday – Friday to accommodate for the influx of high school & team morning practices beginning October 1. This will be the schedule during high school season.


Sundays At WEST

Please be aware that with the limited time for open / lap swim Saturdays, Sundays will also be a bit busier with extended private lessons hours (1:30pm – 5:00pm) as well as our friendly neighborhood club team SSCD will be renting 2 lanes throughout the fall from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Please plan accordingly.


WEST will be sending out in a future WEST Weekly dates that Senior & Senior Elite will NOT be running an afternoon practice on Saturdays. On those dates, lap and open swim will be able to operate during Senior & SrE’s 2:30 – 5:00 practice time slot.


Practice Changes for the Week

Saturday, September 21

NO practice for Age Group swimmers (Accelerate, Challenge, Discover, Explore, Embark) Senior & Senior Elite will have practice as normal. We will see everyone at WEST for the Community Meet / Intersquad Showdown.


Happy Spirit Week Everyone!


-WEST Coaching Staff