Thursday, October 12, 2017

Registration/Apparel Nights

Hello All,

Registration for the winter season is coming up fast, I hope to see everyone there.

Registration dates:

Oct 30th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Nov 1st, 6pm - 7:30pm

Also, we will have swim team apparel for sale both nights of registration. Please be aware that these will be the only nights to purchase apparel.

Apparel for sale will include swimsuits, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more.

Swimmers will be able to try on swimsuits and other apparel in order to get the proper size.

See you at the pool,
Coach Jessie

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Hello All,
I hope everyone is "enjoying" this summer weather, i went to the beach last weekend and it was great.

First off, the ribbons and medals from the summer program are finally in. You can pick up your swimmers awards at the community ed building during business hours.

Second, the winter season is fast approaching and registration will be on October 30th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the high school pool lobby, as well as, November 1st from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the high school pool lobby. Returning swimmers will not need to take the swim test, but any new swimmer will be required to take the swim test. Online registration will be available when it is posted on the community ed site. I hope to see everyone there.

Third, the entire season schedule is posted to the website. There are a few meets that do not have locations or start times, those locations and times will be decided by the host club at a later time. Once i know the locations and times i will post them to the website.
Here is a link to the schedule: Schedule

There will be a parents meeting on November 29th at 5:30pm at the high school pool lobby. Please come to the meeting i will be discussing topics ranging from Swim meet info, how to use the website, Fundraising, Swim Clinics, and future improvements to the team. This will also be a great time to ask questions and interact with the coaching staff.

An informational flyer should be coming home with all elementary students within the next few weeks. Please keep an eye out for that.

One last thing, let's try to build this team and make it the best team we can. If you know of anyone who you think might be interested in swimming for this program, invite them to join the team.

Important links:
Facebook site

Team handbook

See you at the pool,
Coach Jessie

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.

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.

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.

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 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