Friday, August 25, 2017

Still no ribbons

Hello All,
As of today i have still not received Ribbons and Medals from the WMSL.

Please be patient as we wait for them.

Thanks
Coach Jessie

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ribbons and Medals

Hello All,

As of today i have still not received Ribbons and Medals from the WMSL.

I will send out an email when awards will be available to pick up at the community education building, until then, please be patient.

Thanks,
Coach Jessie

Thursday, July 20, 2017

B meet info

Hello all,

Congratulations to the "B" meet swimmers today. We swam well and took home many awards. Awards will be available to pick up in a few weeks(mid-August) at the Community Education Building. The West Michigan Swim League ran out of some awards, so they have to order some more and will send them out to the coaches.

Congratulations to our lone "B" Meet Champion: Brayden Perdue - Boys 8&U 50 Freestyle.

I want to thank all the parents for letting myself and the coaching staff coach your children. We could not have had such a successful season without you. Thank you, and your swimmers for making my first season as Head Coach of the Grandville Age Group Swim Team a memorable one.

Next, information about the winter season will be available in the Fall Brochure coming out in a few weeks. I have also posted registration dates to the practice calendar on the website. Please check the website and your email accounts for future updates this fall. I will also be posting those updates to the facebook page.

Again, Thank you all for such a great season,
See you at the pool,
Coach Jessie

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"A" meet information and scoring

Hello All,

If you were following the meet on meet mobile you may have noticed how we placed overall at the meet today. If not i will let you know how we finished as a team. Our five 13 and over swimmers placed 14th overall at the "A" meet on July 18th. Not a bad finish for only having 5 representatives from our team at that meet, good job swimmers.

At the 12 and under "A" meet the team ended up in 4th place out of 19 teams. Great finish to an amazing season. We also had a few "A" meet Champions: Ty Vanderwall in the Boys 8&U 25 Yard Breaststroke, and the Boys 8&U 100 yard Medley Relay(Bryson Rojas - Backstroke, Ty Vanderwall - Breaststroke, Keegan DeRidder - Butterfly, Brien Martin - Freestyle), congratulations boys.

Thank you parents for getting your swimmers to the meet, we could not have had such a successful meet without you.

Official results will be posted to the website as soon as they are available.

Ribbons and medals will be at the community education building for pick up in a few weeks. The West Michigan Swim League ran out of some ribbons and medals so they will be ordered and sent out to the coaches as soon as possible.

If your swimmer is competing at the "B" meet tomorrow(July 20) have them there on time and ready to swim. I look forward to a successful "B" meet as well.

See you at the pool,
Coach Jessie

Monday, July 17, 2017

"B" Meet Information and Entries

Hello All,
Please read all the information that follows. It will help us all have a great and successful "B" meet.

Location: 
Jenison High School
2140 Bauer Rd.
Jenison, MI 49428


Times:  Thursday, July 20, 2017
Balcony opens: 9:15a.m.
Warm up: 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Check in closes: 9:45 a.m.
Meet: 11:00 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 sessionCheck in will close 15 minutes after the start of warm up for each session. 

Heat Sheets: Heat Sheets will be available at concessions as soon as possible for $3.00

Check out your swimmers entries at https://sites.google.com/site/grandvilleaquatics/aghome/meet-schedule/meet-entries labeled: GBDS Entries B meet Summer 2017.pdf

*Reminder: Swimmers can only swim up to 3 events. 3 events are not guaranteed for two main reasons. First, not enough swimmers to enter a relay. Second, each team only being allowed to enter one relay per team per event. 

The events posted are final and there will be no changes at this time. 

See you at the pool,
Coach Jessie

"A" Meet information and Entries

Hello All,
Please read all the information that follows. It will help us all have a great and successful "A" meet.

Location: 

13 & Over - Venema Aquatic Center, Calvin College 3201 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

12 & Under - 3370 Allen St Hudsonville, MI 59426

Times: 

13 & Over - Tuesday, July 18th at Calvin College
Check in: 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Warm up Starts: 2:30 p.m.,
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.

12 & Under - Wednesday, July 19th at Hudsonville
Check in: 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Warm up Starts: 2:30 p.m.,
Events begin: 4:00 p.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 lobby near the main entrance area to the Calvin and Hudsonville Natatoriums.

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

Check out your swimmers entries at https://sites.google.com/site/grandvilleaquatics/aghome/meet-schedule/meet-entries labeled: GBDS Entries A meet Summer 2017.pdf

*Reminder: Swimmers can only swim up to 3 events. 3 events are not guaranteed for two main reasons. First, not enough swimmers to enter a relay. Second, each team only being allowed to enter one relay per team per event. 

The events posted are final and there will be no changes at this time. "B" meet information will be available in another email.

See you at the pool,
Coach Jessie

Friday, July 14, 2017

Championship Meet Info: Urgent

Hello All,

The Championship meets are next week. If your swimmer qualified for the "A" meet they will only be allowed to swim at the "A" meet, if your swimmer did not qualify for the "A" meet they will swim at the "B" meet. Entries will be going out tonight, so i need to know if your swimmer will not be swimming in one of these meets as soon as possible. Otherwise they will be entered in the appropriate meet. Please use this absentee form:  https://sites.google.com/site/grandvilleaquatics/aghome/meet-attendance-request

Information for the Championship Meets have been posted at the pool and in previous blog/email announcements as well as in the "meet schedule" section of the website under "info/entries". Please review the information about those meets.

Here are the "A" meet Qualifiers:
8 & unders
Keegan DeRidder
Aleena Dixon
Tessa Graverson
Brien Martin
Liliana Orange
Bryson Rojas
Isabell VanderHeide
Ty VanderWall
Christian Zetona
9 – 10
Adriana Allen
Nicklas Anderson
Chloe DeRidder
Maia Ginsberg
Lauren Graverson
Reid Graverson
Natalie Martin
Logan Russell
Charlie Shalhoup
Madison Shalhoup
Presley Smith
Amara Stevenson
Isabelle Troost
11 – 12
Leah Green
Liza Lamar
Alyssa Light
Jacob Light

13 - 14 *automatically qualify
Holly Bengtson
Elena Kamper
Madeline Light
Annie Powney
Gretchen Riley
Kaitlin Riley
Hope Weeda
15 & over *automatically qualify
Christopher Chertos
Carson DeWaard
Faith Frederickson
Grace Frederickson
Chloe Graverson
Zachary Gutierrez


Congratulations on winning the swim meet yesterday against Wayland.

See you at the pool
-Coach Jessie