WEST Weekly & Happy Halloween!

Tim Senholtz
Oct 31, 2018

WEST Weekly:

Good afternoon WEST,

Please read the following for some important news for important people!

REMINDER: Halloween Night Practice:

Explore & Disco will NOT meet Wednesday October 31st. Enjoy the day off trick or treating! Senior Elite, Senior, Accelerate, Challenge, & PreComp will all meet for practice as normal.

Hit & Run Incident in WEST Parking Lot

On Monday October 29th, there was a reported incident of hit and run that happened in our parking lot during swim lessons. If you have know of any information, please contact the front office at office@westswimteam.com. We are reviewing the security footage of the incident and any supplementary information would be helpful. WEST prides ourselves with creating a safe, responsible space and we would hope that our patrons and visitors share similar values.  


We will be having another Officials stroke and turn clinic for interested parents on November 11 at the MCCA community room from 10-12.  

Please go to the website here for more info:


Please let Dan Limburg (daniel.b.limberg@boeing.com) or Aline Bensen (asbensen@comcast.net) know if you would be interested in becoming an official. Remember, officiating at meets counts as volunteer hours for WEST families.  More information on clinics / becoming an official can be found by clicking this link here.

Fall Olympian Clinic Information:

We are very excited to announce a special opportunity just for WEST swimmers. WEST will be hosting two sessions with Professional Confidence Coach, Christen Shefchunas. We will be hosting Coach Christen on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.

Coach Christen has had the opportunity to work with the best in our sport. She has helped Olympians, NCAA student-athletes, as well as, mentoring participants at the LEAD (Leadership,Empowerment & Athletic Development) Sports Summit. Everyone she has worked with has been encouraged to challenge themselves to become more confident and successful in everything they do.

Christen has an extensive swimming background. She swam for the University of Tennessee and has coached at Michigan State University, Southern Methodist University, and was the Head Coach at the University of Miami.

Her message is life changing, she will challenge you to embrace your greatness. She will guide you to break through mental blocks without being invasive and help you understand how to improve your performance with real life examples.

Elizabeth Biesel (3-time USA Olympian and 2016 Team USA Captain) says “Coach Christen is relatable yet informative, and I wouldn’t want to be inspired and guided by anyone but her. I promise you will leave with a newfound confidence and drive to take on the world.”

***UPDATED The programming will take place during the below times for specific age groups:

Friday Nov 2:

Disco & Explore: 6:00 - 6:30 Clinic in gym, practice after in water.

Senior & Senior Elite 6:30 - 7:30 Clinic in gym, practice is normal before.

Saturday Nov 3:

Challenge & Accelerate: 8:30 - 9:30am Clinic in gym, with practice after in water. 

We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Coach Christen!

Practices will run AS NORMAL this weekend with no cancellations for any groups.

Happy Spooky Swimming Folks!

-WEST Coaching Staff