Welcome to Summer Team 2022!

Tim Senholtz

 

Hello Summer Team Parents,

 

Welcome on board! We are so excited to have you this year. 

 

In addition to myself supervising, Our Summer Team coaches that will be joining us on deck are:

 

Coach Mariana - Lead Summer Team Coach

Coach Ryan

Coach Max

Coach Daniel

Coach Ethan

 

Our coaches are working hard to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun summer team experience this year!

 

Please click here to review our Summer Team 2022 Information Packet.

This has our Code of Conduct, Team Expectations, and season outline available! 

 

Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday Evening Group: Practice Change for Saturdays.

The evening Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday group will have the following update made to their Saturday practice schedules:

Saturday practices will be moved up to 2:00 - 3:00pm, compared to the originally planned 3:00 - 4:00pm.

 

July 1st & 4th - NO PRACTICES

We will not have practices on Friday July 1st for an event at WEST, as well as Monday July 4th in observance of the holiday. This impacts our Monday / Wednesday / Friday groups.

 

Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday evening group will practice as normal on Saturday, July 2nd from 2:00 - 3:00pm.

 

Friday August 5 - No Practices

We will be holding a Summer Team Picnic 12:00 - 1:00pm at WEST for ALL Summer Team Swimmers. This will be our season wrap up get-together! 

 

Swim Meets Declarations - PLEASE READ!

  1. Parents MUST  DECLARE YES or NO if they will be going to swim meet this summer. Please do this ASAP.

  2. MEET FAQ:

  • Swimmers will warm-up during designated warm-up times, regardless of what time individual events are scheduled to happen. 

  • Swimmers are expected to be warm-up with the team and be at the meet to support the team effort. 

  • Swimmers are to sit with the team during the meet, not in the stands with parents. 

  • Relays – Swimmers will support the team effort by competing on relays even if selected to.

  1. HOW TO DECLARE: 

  • Parents must be logged into the WEST website to declare (westswimteam.com). 

  • Meet schedules are available online at www.westswimteam.com under our EVENTS page. Please declare for ONLY the following meets:

    • Summer Team Meet #1 - WEST Intrasquad

    • Summer Team Meet #2 - WEST vs SSCD

    • 2022 North Cascades Summer Swimming League Championships

  • Parents will select each meet one by one to declare.

  • Click on swimmer’s name.

  • On the drop down, select YES or NO to declare if you they will attend the meet.

    • Swimmers must declare which meets they plan to attend using the following process for EACH meet. Coaches will choose the events in which swimmers will compete.

  • Most importantly, UNDECLARED SWIMMERS WILL NOT BE ENTERED THE DAY OF THE MEET IF PARENTS DO NOT DECLARE ONLINE.

 

Summer Team Shirts & Caps

T Shirts and Caps will be handed out the first week of practices. Swimmers are able to choose a shirt of their choice (pending availability) as well as which color of cap they would like between 1 Silicone cap OR 2 Latex caps.

 

***We had an unexpected amount of smaller sized swimmers this year which is good! Unfortunately, we did run out of many smaller sized shirts. 

 

We do have a back order of shirts that should be coming within 2-3 weeks. If your swimmer did not get a shirt size that they can wear, you can swap the shirt out when they arrive. We apologize for the inconvenience!!

 

WEST Parent Resources

For more information about the sport of swimming, WEST has a Parent Resources page on our website that goes over everything that you can think of about swimming. Click the link here to jump to that page.

 

Notable Helpful Links:

  • How to Read a Heat Sheet - Easy Guide for new parents before they head to their first meet.

  • WEST Swim Suit Guidelines - Suit expectations for swimmers that train in all of our programs (besides swim lessons)

  • WEST's Swimming Dictionary - New to the swim world? Here's all the common terms and definitions common heard on the pool deck.

  • Team Store - Find what your swimmer needs on WEST's SwimOutlet store. Swimmers should have goggles, suit, towel, and cap for each practice.

 

Parents on Deck

Parents ARE allowed to watch practices this year! Hooray! Please be considerate of other families as well as lessons families that are finishing up their lessons prior to the start of summer team practice.

 

For swim meets at WEST, we request that parents remain OUTSIDE of the facility on the grass for safety. Only summer team swimmers, coaches, and parent volunteers will be allowed in the building. 

 

Please do not crowd the doors - they must remain clear for easy egress in and out of the building. Please do not enter the area behind WEST to view from the windows as we do not want anyone to get injured climbing back there.

 

For NCSSL Champs: The meet announcement regarding spectators states: 

Sessions will be livestreamed to provide online spectator viewing. Spectators will not be allowed in the natatorium. 

This may or may not change once the hosting team gets final numbers from attending teams and more information will be announced as the meet approaches. 

 

 

CONCLUSION

We're happy you are swimming with us this summer, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns! We are experiencing a high amount of inquiries into our organization and we are working hard to respond to everyone as quickly as possible.

 

Please email us with any questions or concerns you may have please contact Coach Mariana at [email protected]

 

-Coach Tim, Mariana & WEST Coaching Staff