WEST Weekly

Jul 16, 2018

Hello WESTonians,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and beating the heat!  I just wanted to check in and provide some information as we head into the end of summer. Please be aware of these following practice changes for the week:

Senior Elite: No Tuesday/Thursday AM practices.

Seattle Age Group Open

Address: 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Age Group Seattle Open is this weekend! (Friday July 20 – Saturday July 21) Because of the meet, there will be NO Accelerate & Challenge practice Friday & Saturday. For those Explorer and Disco swimmers not swimming in the meet, there WILL still be normally scheduled practices at WEST Friday and Saturday. For any questions, please read through meet declaration and meet announcement online. You can also contact your swimmer’s coach.

Click here to see full practice schedule.

Season End Dates:

All Groups (Senior Elite, Senior, Accelerate, Challenge, Disco, Explorer) will end on Thursday, August 2 before PNS Age Group Champs. Does your swimmer have Champs cuts? Look them up here.  Other time standards can be found on our website here.


Season Start Dates in the Fall:

We will be announcing start dates in the upcoming weeks as we finalize the registration process for next year. We are looking to move registration to be fully online for the fall to help eand thank you for your patience! Reminder: All registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space will be reserved for returning members who completed the Intent to Return Survey and are in good membership standing.


WEST Annual Community Meet: Saturday, September 15.

Tell your friends and family to come out and show us how fast you are in the water - WEST is hosting our 3rd 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. Registration will open online soon for non-WEST team swimmers. All WEST swimmers are expected to participate/coach when we return in the fall.


Summer Swim Clinics:

WEST will be running Summer Swim Clinics at the end of summer for both team swimmers and summer team swimmers. Get a head start for the next season by sharpening your skills and practicing proper stroke techniques consistent with our elite club team. This is also a great way to prepare for our community meet in September as well as high school season! The dates are: August 13-17, 12:00 – 1:00pm OR 6:30 – 7:30pm and will cost $75 a swimmer. Swimmers should have prior competitive swimming experience (club, high school, summer team, WEST Pre-Competitive) to be eligible. Coach Nick & Coach Tim will be coaching these clinics.   Registration is open online NOW.  


WEST Annual Maintenance Shut-Down

WEST will be CLOSED for maintenance work August 20 – September 3. We have many plans to continually evolve WEST into a more eco-friendly, energy efficient facility. All programs will be suspended over those 2 weeks. WEST will reopen September 4, the Tuesday after Labor Day 


Have questions? Feel free to reach out to us at office@westswimteam.com!

Remember to stay cool & Happy Swimming!

-WEST Coaching Staff