Thursday, December 11, 2014

Apparel Orders are in!

Apparel is all in and can be picked up at practice tomorrow night. Nothing will be handed out at the meet on Saturday. Orders will not be handed out to kids!

On Saturday 10 and under swimmers need to be to the meet by 7:45am. These kids will be on the indoor track sitting. 

11 and over swimmers need to be to the meet by 12:15. These swimmers will be on the pool deck. 

We are still in need of volunteers for the afternoon session along with donations for the meet. We also need some parents to help out with set up during practice on Friday night. Please check out the sign up forms on the pool doors. 

-Coach Bri

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Swim suits

Swim suits will be available today at practice for pick up. These must be picked up by an adult, they will not be handed to the swimmers. 

All other apparel has not come in. Hopefully it will be in next week. 

Coach Bri

Monday, December 8, 2014

No Practice Tuesday and Thursday

No practice this Tuesday and Thursday due to high school boy swim meets. If you are looking for a fun evening activity those nights I would highly suggest going to those. Tuesday night the boys are swimming Grand Rapids Christian with the meet starting at 6:30pm and Thursday nights meet is against Portage Northern starting at 6:00pm. 

Good Luck Boys and Go Dawgs!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Kentwood Invitational

Swimmers who are signed up to swim at the Kentwood Invite this weekend need to be to East Kentwood Aquatic Center by 7:45am. There will be a coach by the check-in table to help swimmers check in and show them where the locker room is.

Please remember that there are no parents allowed on the pool deck! The meet will begin at 9am and swimmers are free to leave when they are finished with all their events.

Swimmers need to bring with them: Towel, goggles, swim cap, suit. Also a good option to bring: a healthy snack, something to keep them busy that they are also not worried about getting wet, an extra towel, and a folding chair so they don't have to sit on the ground.

Please remind swimmers to be sure to pick up their area when it is time to go. Grandville has a great reputation of keeping their areas clean at away meets and we would love to keep this going!


Also on the website are sign-ups for the Zeeland Invitational (December 20), this is an optional meet. Entries are due by December 12.

-Coach Bri

Bulldog Classic

Parents, the Bulldog Classic Sign-ups are now in the stands and on the website. The entries are due on Friday, while this is an optional meet we would really like to see as many kids there as possible since we are hosting it. The cost is a flat $5.00 for up to 4 events.

We also have volunteer information posted on the pool stand doors. We are in need of volunteers for the afternoon session. If you know of someone who is able to help please see if they can sign-up. I am also able to give high school students service hours if they need them for helping as well!

Also on the doors are donation sign-ups for things we need for our concession stand. Please be sure than any beverages donated are coke products!

Finally please be sure to write names on towels, goggles, suits, and caps this way if they get left at practice I am able to return them to their owner.

I will have information regarding the kentwood meet out later tonight.

Thanks!
-Coach Bri
bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org

Monday, November 24, 2014

Kentwood Invite

Hello Parents! Sign-ups are now available for the East Kentwood Invite on December 6th. Warm-ups will be at 8:00am with the meet starting at 9:00am. To enter the meet please fill out the entry form that is found online (here: Kentwood Invite Entry Form) or available in the stands at practice. The cost to enter this meet is $4.00 per event (Checks made out to Grandville Community Ed) and swimmers are allowed to enter up to 4 events. THIS MEET IS OPTIONAL!! This is a great first meet for new swimmers to attend because it will give them a chance to ask questions before we host our meet (December 13). Entry forms are due to Coach Bri by December 1, no exceptions! 

Also please be sure to write names on suits, goggles, swim caps and other swim items so if they get left behind after practice I can return them to their owners.

As always if you have any questions feel free to email me at bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org

-Coach Bri

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

No Practice Tonight 11/18/14

Due to weather there is no practice tonight. Apparel orders will be now accepted till Thursday. 

Have a great snow day and stay warm! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sorry!!!!!!

Sorry parents for flooding your emails! I am trying to clean up the blog a little bit and some how you guys got all the notifications! I am very sorry!!

-Coach Bri

Incase you missed the parent meeting...

If you missed the parent meeting last night this is what you missed:
·      Apparel orders are due back no later than November 18! NO EXCEPTIONS!
o   If we want our order back in time for pictures we need to get the orders in ASAP.
o   Follow the link for the order form and for a picture of the apparel.
·      Volunteer forms are also due back November 18!
o   Swim meets are run by the parents for the kids! We need all the help that we can get for this so please help out!
o   Follow the link to get form.
·      Picture day will be December 2 at 5:30pm for all age groups!


Please let me know if you have any questions as always you can email me at bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org

Monday, November 10, 2014

First day of practice


We had a great first practice tonight! It is always a bit crazy the first few days, so no need to be alarmed new parents.

We understand we have a lot of swimmers and many are new to us. We will be adjusting the lanes the swimmers throughout the week to find the best lineups. Please be patient with us. Getting to know each swimmer and finding their strengths and weaknesses are our main goals for the week. We appreciate your understanding and support.

The Parent meeting is tomorrow at 5:30pm The RTC room is located through the glass doors at the end of the pool hallway. The room is across from the pop machines. Look for the signs on the wall as well. (We know you are used to that!)

Apparel 
Also, many of you asked about order forms for apparel. We will in fact have those available tomorrow at the meeting. This includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and warm-ups. These forms are also on the website under Meet schedule---> Meet info--->

Grandville swim caps are also available for $5.00 before or after practice anytime.


See you tomorrow

Coach Mike

Monday, October 6, 2014

Winter Age Group Update

Hello Parents! Hope everyone had a great first month of school! I just wanted to give you an update for the winter swim season. First, the complete practice and meet schedules are on the website. Please remember with the construction going on at the high school and with winter weather there is always a chance the practice schedule will change! Next, sign-ups for the winter season will begin October 27 and 28 at the high school pool from 6-7:30pm. Registration forms will also be available at Community Ed beginning on the 27th. 

Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

-Coach Bri
bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org