Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Summer Swim Team Registration Happening Soon- Monday 4-23 and Wednesday 4-25

Good Afternoon Bulldogs!

It's almost time to register for Summer Swim Team and we coaches hope you are as excited and ready to get back into the water as we are! Registration is going to be Monday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 25th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the High School Pool. You will get to meet the coaches and get any important information needed for the summer season.

Next week a letter should be going home with all students who attend a Grandville Public School giving some information about the summer season, but we wanted to give a heads up to everyone now. The tentative calendar is posted to the website and practice is to begin on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at the middle school pool. Practice times are as follows (please note this may change!):

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (Thursdays are expected dual meets, starting in June with a                                                                      5:30 p.m. start time.)
 8 & Under: 5:30-6:30pm
 9-10: 5:30-6:30pm
 11-12: 6:30-8pm
 13 and over: 6:30-8:30pm(7am – 9am Starting June 18th)

Please look for the flyer to come home sometime next week for more information and please come to registration night on Monday, April 23rd or Wednesday, April 25th at the high school pool from 6:30-8:30 pm.

We look forward to another amazing season,
Your Coaches

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Pre-Competitive Swim Team Lessons Sign-up Happening Now!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

This year, we are going to be holding pre-competitive swim team lessons for new and beginning swim team members. It will run on Wednesdays starting April 11 and ending May 9 from 4:30-5:30 at the Middle School Pool. The class is designed to refine strokes so participants swim with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness and over greater distances. It also gives participants a head start on what it would be like to be a part of a swim team. We will focus on each stroke as well as turns and starts. Other topics covered will include swimming rules, how to circle swim, how to read the pace clock, and swimming etiquette. As a reminder this class is designed for new or beginner swimmers who are still learning ages 6-11.

If interested please register for this class with the Community Ed office. The cost for Grandville residents is $35/5 classes and $40/5 classes for non residents.

Coach Allie

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Rebounderz Tonight

Hello All,

Remember tonight is our end of season party at rebounderz.

End of season party 5pm -7pm
Cost: $21/person if we have over 75 participants*
Includes All-Access Pass, Ninja Warrior Course, and pizza party.
Pizza and drinks will be provided at 6:30pm

**please fill out the online waiver form prior to Jan 31st

Hope to see you all there,

Sunday, February 11, 2018

End of Season Info

Hello Bulldog Swimmers and Families,

Just a quick end of season recap. Awesome job to everyone this season! We had some great swims all year and even more at all three Championship Meets. 

We finished the A Meet in 8th place out of 17 teams and us coaches couldn’t be prouder of everyone’s hard work! It’s been a lot of fun working with everyone, parents and swimmers, and we hope to celebrate one last time at the end of season party this Tuesday at Rebounderz at 5pm! Friends and family are all invited and pizza will be served at 6:30. See below for more info.

Rebounderz - End of Season Party
WhenTue, February 13, 5pm – 7pm
WhereRebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena Grand Rapids, 7500 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428, USA (map)
DescriptionEnd of season party Please follow the link and fill out the Rebounderz Waiver Form online. https://rebounderzgrandrapids.pfestore.com/waiver/

Additionally, all ribbons and medals will be available for pick up at the end of season party. If you are not able to attend, they will be available at the Community Ed building on Praire Street. 

Thank you again for an awesome winter season Bulldogs! We hope to see you all this summer season!

Your Coaches

Friday, February 9, 2018

"A" Meet is still on

Hi all,

I just received word that the A meet tonight, Friday, February 9, at Holland is on! The weather conditions seem to be letting up. We are also planning on the A meet for Saturday, February 10, at Kentwood.

Obviously families should use their own discretion to whether they believe they can safely make it out to the meets. Be sure to inform them that they should leave early and allow extra time for travel. The meet hosts plan to be relaxed during the check in procedure and give coaches extra time if needed.

See you soon!

WMSL Board

Message from WMSL about the "A" meet

Good Afternoon, 

We currently are planning on the A meets running as scheduled at both the Holland and Kentwood Aquatic Centers. We understand that there is the possibility of poor weather for Friday and Saturday. We are working with the host sites to make sure to let you know of any changes in schedule for the meets. We will be hold a conference call with Holland and EK at 2pm on Friday.  

There may be a need to use a back-up time to re-schedule this event on a later day or date. It is our commitment to make something work this weekend if it works with the host site.

Please encourage your parents to leave early for the meet and plan for extra time for travel.

We will again communicate with you after 2pm on the status of this meet.  

Thank you,
WMSL Board

Thursday, February 8, 2018

"A" Meet Information - in case you missed it

"A" Meet Information

2018 WMSL Winter “A” Championships (USA Approved)
Hosted by: Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics and Kentwood Aquatics Club
February 9th – 10th, 2018

Friday Session (11 & Over)
Holland Community Aquatic Center
550 Maple Avenue, Holland MI 49423

Saturday Session (10 & Under)
Kentwood Aquatics Center
6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508


Friday Session (11 & Over)
Warm up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Start: 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Session (10 & Under)
Warm up: 8:30 a.m. Meet Start: 10:00 a.m.

Check In: Check in will be required. It will be available 30 minutes prior to the start of warm up. Failure to check in will cause the swimmer to be scratched from all events in that session. Check in will close 15 minutes after the start of warm up for each session. Check in sheets will be posted in the main entrance area to the Holland and Kentwood Aquatic Centers.

Meet Programs /Admissions: There will be no admission fee for the meet, however meet programs will be $2 for each day at each pool.

Awards: 12 and under swimmers only
Relays: Medals 1st-3rd,
Individual: Medals 1st-3rd, Ribbons 4th-16th
Best-Time ribbons will also be handed out to 12 and under swimmers only.

Concessions: Food and beverages will be available in the balcony concessions area. No food or beverage will be allowed on the deck of the pool, in the locker rooms or in the spectator areas. A hospitality area will be available for coaches and officials.