Monday, December 28, 2015

Practice tomorrow.

Great news! Tomorrows practice will be held at the high school, same times as normal. See everyone there! 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

No practice tomorrow!

Just found out the middle school will not have water tomorrow and the high schools part won't be in yet. So, no practice! Enjoy a longer break! Hopefully see everyone Tuesday! 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays

On behalf of the coaching staff we want to wish everyone a Happy Holidays! We hope that everyone enjoys the break and stays safe!

Also do not forget about our Swim-A-Thon that is happening January 15! Our team goal is $1,500.00 raised. Donors can either pledge a certain amount of money per lengths swam or make a flat donation in support.  If donors want to write a check they can make the check payable to Grandville Community Ed.

We also decided that if parents would like to swim they will be able to swim 7:00pm-8:00pm the night of the swim-a-thon. If you are interested in swimming it will be a flat donation of at least $40. We are also able to get times done if you need them for triathlons.


Be sure to grab a donation envelope from in the stands!

Any questions email Coach Bri

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Break Practices

The schedule for both weeks of break are going to be Monday and Tuesday same times as normal just at the middle school. After break we will be back at the high school. Hope to see everyone tonight! 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Zeeland Invite tomorrow

Tomorrow meet will be at Zeeland Natatorium. Here is the link to the map to the school.

10 & under swimmers need to be to the pool by 7:45am. The meet will begin at 9:00am. They will be sitting in the gym. This gym has a tendency to be cold so be sure they dress warm. Also a good suggest is to bring a lawn chair so they have somewhere to sit.

11 & up swimmers will be on the pool deck by 11:45. Their meet begins at 1:00pm. They will be sitting on the pool deck.



Thursday, December 17, 2015

Urgent!

Practice is canceled tonight due to the pool breaking over the night. Tomorrows practice will be at the middle school at the same time. Next weeks practices will also be at the middle school if the high school pool is not fixed. 

I will keep you guys posted as things develope! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fundraiser

On behalf of the coaching staff we are excited to announce our Swim-A-Thon fundraising campaign for 2015/2016. Our team goal this season is to raise $1,500.00 and we will put this money towards getting more flippers in the smaller size along with being able to cover some of the expenses of our end of the year party. Donors can either pledge a certain amount of money per length swam or make a flat donation in support. Swimmers are allowed a maximum of 200 lengths.

Our Swim-A-Thon will involve all swimmers who are able to attend and will be held on January 15 during all practice times. To make things a little more interesting we will be having a wager between age groups (8 and under, 9&10, 11&up). The age group that collects the most money will get a prize!

So over the holiday season start spreading the word to family, friends, business colleagues, social contacts and those that support the sport of swimming in our community. Envelopes for donations are available on the Age Group bulletin board outside of the pool stands these will be due the day of the Swim-A-Thon.

Any questions email Coach Bri

Thank You!

Thank you parents for all your guys help this past weekend, we could not have done it with out you guys! I heard from so many parents from other teams and coaches how much fun this meet was and how it was so well organized! I also want to give a special shout out to the 11 & up girls that helped with marshaling, you all are what made the morning session run so smoothly and fast!

If you have not checked the folders in the stands yet there are ribbons and pictures in them, so be sure to pick them up!

-Coach Bri

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

No Practice Tonight!

Just a reminder there is no practice tonight. Please consider going and cheering on the boys swim team as they swims Spring Lake tonight at home! 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Apparel Orders are in!

If you did not pick up your apparel orders last night you may do so today! An adult must be present to get the order, kids can not pick them up. Also orders will NOT be handed out at the meet tomorrow! 

Please also remember to write names on all articles of clothing! If things get left it is easier for me to make sure you get them back before they end up in the lost and found. 

-Coach Bri

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Bulldog Classic

Hello parents! Just a few things before our invitational this weekend:

  • 10 and unders need to be to the indoor track by 7:45am for check in. 
    • The morning session of the meet will begin at 9am
  • 11 and up swimmers need to be on the pool deck by 11:45am for check in.
    • Their meet will begin at 1:00pm
  • Donations are needed for Saturday as well, there is a sign-up located on the table in the pool stands. 
Also, there will NOT be practice next Tuesday December 15. But I do encourage anyone who is looking for something to do that night to go and support our boys high school swim team as they take on Spring Lake at home. 


Let me know if you have any other questions!
-Coach Bri

Friday, December 4, 2015

Bulldog Classic

Just a reminder entries for the bulldog classic are due tonight! 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Silicone Caps

Parents, silicone caps are now in. If you are interested in purchasing one the are $10. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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.





Just a reminder that swimmers 11 & up are no longer allowed to write their numbers on their hands. They can however bring a piece of paper to write it on and keep with them.

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 19), this is an optional meet. Entries are due by December 11.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Kentwood Invite and Pictures

Hello Parents! Hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving! Just a reminder tomorrow is the last day to turn in the Kentwood Invite sheets. There are forms available online and at practice on the bulletin board across from the pool stand doors. 

Also pictures are going to be Tuesday December 1 at 5:30pm for all age groups! Please make sure you are on time, we would like to start right at 5:30 so the 10 and unders can still have practice. There are order forms also on the bulletin board across from the pool stands. 

See you tomorrow! 
-Coach Bri
bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org

Friday, November 20, 2015

Kentwood Invitational

Hello Parents!

What a great first couple weeks! For those that did not attend the parent meeting please be sure to check out the new bulletin board across from the pool with any information that you may have missed. Also as the season has began to start if your child is ever missing something when they come home from practice be sure to have them come check with me the next day they come in, I am starting to get a nice selection of things that I have found after practice. That being said please be sure to write your child's last name on everything (suit, cap, goggles, etc.) that way I can be sure to let you know if I have found it.

It is also that time of year to sign up for our first invitational! This meet is an optional meet at Kentwood Aquatic Center on December 5. The cost is $5.00 per event and swimmers are allowed up to 4 events. All you need to do is pick up a sign up form from the bulletin board or print it off from the website and turn it into a coach by November 30th.

Also on the website and on the bulletin board are the sign-ups for the Grandville Bulldog Classic that we host every year. This meet is held December 12. The cost is a flat $5.00 and swimmers may enter up to 4 events. These forms and money are due to a coach by December 4. We also still need parent volunteers for this meet, if you are interested and have not turned in your volunteer form please talk with Coach Bri.

Any questions please let me know!
-Coach Bri
bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Just a reminder

Parents, just a reminder that tonight is the parent meeting at 6:00pm. Also tonight apparel orders are due by the end of the night. 

-Coach Bri

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Apparel Tonight!

Sorry for the short notice but Express It, Inc. will be at the pool tonight from 6:00pm-7:00pm with samples for apparel. Please remember the apparel order forms are due November 17.

Also there will be a parent meeting November 17 at 6:00pm in the RTC room. There will be signs to direct you where to go as well.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Practice tonight

Parents, practice does start tonight the 9th for Age Group. The practice times are 10 & under from 5:30pm-6:30pm and 11 & up from 6:30pm-8:00pm. 

If you have not yet registered you may either do so tonight at practice or go to the community Ed website and register there. 

I look forward to seeing everyone tonight! 

-Coach Bri

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Haven't registered yet? Here is how you can!

Hello Parents! What a great start to registration we had last week! If you haven't registered yet but want to here are some ways you can!
  • First, visit the registration tab on the website.
    • From there you can either register online with Community Ed or have directions on how to register at their offices
  • Second, be sure to download and fill out the Volunteer Form 
    • This can either be turned in the first week of practice or can be emailed to Coach Bri
  •  Third, if you are in need of an apparel order form email Coach Bri and she can email it to you. 
    • It will also be available the first week of practice.

Look forward to seeing all the swimmers back next Monday!

-Coach Bri
bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Apparel and Registration tonight

Hello Parents, Just a reminder tonight is the last night for registion for Fall Age Group from 6-7:30 at the high school. 

In addition to registration forms we will have our apparel forms! Eljean from Express It Inc will be there to show samples of available sizes in our tshirt, sweatpants, sweatshirts and swim suits! We also have Grandville swim caps available to purchase for $5.00. 

Look forward to seeing everyone there! 

-Coach Bri

Monday, October 26, 2015

Registration tonight and tomorrow!!

Hello parents! Just a reminder registration is happening tonight and tomorrow at the high school pool from 6-7:30pm for the fall age group season. If you are not able to make registration you will be able to sign up at Community Ed beginning Wednesday morning.

For those who have not had a chance to check it out here is the Complete Schedule for the season.
*Please note it will also have middle school and high school swimming and also water polo dates.*

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

-Coach Bri
bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pre-Season Info

Hello Parents! Just wanted to pass around some quick information for you:
  • The 2015/2016 season is going to start Monday November 11. Practice times will be the same as last year: 10 & unders from 5:30-6:30pm and 11 & older from 6:30-8:00pm at the high school pool.
  • Registration will be on October 26 & 27 from 6:00-7:30pm at the high school pool.
  • I am currently working on practice schedule for the season but I wanted to make sure you had the Meet Schedule as soon as possible.

If anyone has any questions feel free to let me know!

-Coach Bri
bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Attention B-Meet Parents

Tomorrow there will be limited seating on the pool deck. If possible please send your child with a chair to sit on. This will help keep the swimmers stuff dry and guarantee them somewhere to sit. 

Also to help parents plan the meet should not be later than 1:30. 

Let me know if there are any questions! 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A and B meet info

Here is some information on the meets coming up next week:

13&overs will be at Zeeland High School on Tuesday July 14. Swimmers need to be checked in by 3:45. The meet starts at 5pm. 

12&under a-meet will be held at Calvin College on Wednesday July 15. Swimmers need to be checked in by 2:15pm with the meet starting at 4pm. 

12&under b-meet that is July 16, 2015. Swimmers who are attending that meet need to be to Jenison High School by 8:15am for warm-up that begins at 8:30am. The meet itself will begin at 10:00am. These swimmers will still be practicing Wednesday night at the middle school!

I will be working on the line-up for the meets Monday night during practice.  If your child is not attending the meets please fill out the meet absent form ASAP! Let me know if you have any questions. 

-Coach Bri

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thursday's Meet

Entries for tomorrows meet at Wayland are now posted on the website. Here is a link to driving directions to Wayland High School: Driving Directions. Swimmers need to be on deck by 7:45am with the meet starting at 9:00am.

Please be sure to also have your swimmers check their folders for ribbions and medals from the meets so far this season. You can find these folders on the table by the stands.

On Monday I will have a list of kids attending the a meet or b meet. Right now I only have information on the b-meet that is July 16, 2015. Swimmers who are attending that meet need to be to Jenison High School by 8:15am for warm-up that begins at 8:30am. The meet itself will begin at 10:00am.

Practice July 3 has been canceled for all ages! Please enjoy your holiday weekend!

-Coach Bri

Monday, June 22, 2015

No Practice Tonight!

With the sever weather we are supposed to get tonight we are canceling practice just to be safe! Have a great night off and remember to fill out the absent form if your swimmer is not going to be attending the meet on Thursday. 

-Coach Bri

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Help needed tonight!

Hey Parents, I am looking for a couple parents that are willing to help me with a few projects tonight during practice. If you are able to help flag me down!

-Coach Bri

Grandville at Northview tomorrow

Tomorrow we are at Northview High School swimming. Swimmers need to be on deck by 7:45am, with the meet starting at 9am. Here is a link to a map to get to Northview: Map to Northview.

Also on the website is the entry list for tomorrows meet. Northview Entries

If you are going to Fridays meet at Zeeland (Entries were due to Coach Bri this past Friday) 10 and under swimmers must be checked in and in the gym by 7:45am. The gym is cold so please remember to pack extra clothes and towels. Also if there is a parent volunteer that is willing to help out with the morning session please talk to Coach Bri tonight during practice or tomorrow after the meet. 11 and older swimmers need to be on the checked in and on the pool deck by 11:45am. It is a good idea for both groups to bring a chair to sit in during this meet.

Let me know if you have any questions!
-Coach Bri

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Grandville at Hamilton tomorrow

Just a reminder about the meet tomorrow at Hamilton. Swimmers need to be on deck by 7:45 am! We will start warm-up at 8:00am, with the meet starting at 9:00am. To see what your swimmer is swimming please look on the website here: Hamilton Entries. It is also posted at the pool for swimmers and parents to see.

If you entered Saturdays meet at please be at East Kentwood by 7:45am. A coach will meet you at the check in table to give you directions from there.

Also on the website is the entry form for the Zeeland Classic next Friday. These must be turned into a coach by Friday night! 

Any questions feel free to grab a coach at practice tonight or shoot Coach Bri an email.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Reminders

Just a couple reminders. Tomorrow we start practices at the middle school. Practice times are as follows:
-13& overs from 7am-9am
-10& unders from 5:30pm-6:30pm
-11& 12s from 6:30-8pm

Also a reminder of that Kentwood Invite entries are due tomorrow night. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

I should have Hamilton entries posted on the website by Tuesday morning. If your child is not attending please be sure to fill out the meet absent form ASAP. 

-Coach Bri

Friday, June 5, 2015

13 & overs

This is a reminder that today is the last day for 13&overs to sign up for summer swim! Please do so at community Ed or on the recpro website.

Let Coach Bri know if you have any questions!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

East Kentwood Invite

Parents the Entry sheet for the East Kentwood Invite is now posted on the website. Please follow the link East Kentwood Invite Sheet from there click Info/Entries. Entries are due back by Monday. Please also notice on the meet schedule that the time for the Wayland meet has changed!

Also remember starting Monday we will be practicing at the middle school!

Email Coach Bri with any questions.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Practice Friday

We will be having practice on Friday but we will not be having practice Monday like the calendar says. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Summer Swim Starts Today!

Just a reminder summer swim starts today! Practices will be held at the high school! Practice times are as follows:
13&older: 3:30-5pm
10&under: 5:30-6:30pm
11&12: 6:30-8pm

If you have any questions feel free to contact Coach Bri. See you guys tonight! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Last day to sign-up

Today is the last day for 12&under swimmers to sign-up for summer age group. If you have not signed up but want to either stop into community Ed or visit their website to sign-up! 

-Coach Bri

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

More Summer Swim Info

Summer starts next Monday (5/18/15) from 3:30-5:00pm (13&older), 5:30pm-6:30pm (10& under), and 6:30-8pm (11&12) at the high school pool. Once school is out for the summer practices will be from 7:00am-9:00am (13&older), 5:30-6:30pm (10&under), 6:30-8pm (11&12) at the middle school pool. Here is a link to the complete summer schedule: Complete Schedule.


If you know for sure you will not be attending a meet please fill out the Meet Attendance Form. This will help us do our line ups and get them to you faster.

**Attention Middle Students** There will be a bus available while school is still in session to get you from the middle school to the high school. The bus number is 635 it is in the first wave of buses in slot L. Please be sure to get out to the buses quickly! Once you get to the high school you will walk inside and come up to the pool and sit in the hallway until the pool is open for practice.
**Attention Middle School Parents** There will be no transportation June 3 & June 5 because the high school has exams.

If you have not registered for summer season but want to you can online! Summer Swim Registration
**Registration for 12&under will close May 15 (This Friday)**
*Registration for 13 & Older will close June 5*

Any questions, feel free to email Coach Bri at bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org

Monday, April 27, 2015

Registration tonight!

Just a reminder registration for summer swim is tonight and Wednesday from 6-7:30pm at Grandville Middle School Chior Room. If you enter the doors closest to the track there will be signs to point you in the right direction. 

Registration is also available at Community Ed as well. 

Any questions feel free to contact Coach Bri. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Summer Schedule

Hello parents! The summer schedule has now been updated. Please note that due to scheduling conflicts we needed to push the start date for the season back a week, we will now start May 18

-Coach Bri

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Age Group Sign-Ups

Hello Parents! Hope everyone is enjoying their break so far! I just wanted to update you on some important dates that are coming up:

April 27 & 29 Age Group sign-ups will be at Grandville Middle School from 6-7:30pm.
*Please note that the location has been changed from years past*
*At this time we will also be doing any new swimmer placements that need to take place* 

The swim season will begin May 11. 

I am currently working on the schedule and will have it out by the end of the week.

I look forward to seeing everyone back! Let me know if you have any questions! 

-Coach Bri 
bthompson@gpsbulldogs.org

Monday, March 2, 2015

Grandville 5th/6th Grade & Middle School Water Polo Club

Grandville 5th/6th Grade & Middle School Water Polo Club

Season: March 16th-May 16th

 

Practices: 3-4 times per week from 5:30-7:00pm at the High School Pool

 

Tournaments: Mar 28Apr 18, 25, May 2, 9 & 16, exact times & locations, TBD

*Grandville will be hosting tournaments on Mar 28 & Apr 25- parents/guardians MUST volunteer at one of the two home tournaments.

 

Cost: $50 per person, checks payable to Grandville Middle School

*must pay before you play

 

Questions: email Kalee at kredder@gpsbulldogs.org

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ribbons

If you were unable to attend the skating party ribbons are available at Community Ed for pick up. 

Also keep an eye out for a blog about summer swim! 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

🎉 Skating Party Info 🎉

Our end of the year party is going to be February 18 from 4pm-6pm to celebrate our teams amazing year! 

Admission is $5.00 at Terry Hall. If you need to rent skates it is going to be an extra $1.00. 

We hope to see everyone there! 


A Meet

Today's a meet is still on. If you run into any issues getting here on time please email coach Bri!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Summer Age Group Swimming

There will be Summer Age Group Swimming at Grandville Middle School.
The following is the tentative schedule:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    • 12 & Under
    • 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
  • Monday thru Friday
    • 13 & Older
    • 7:00 AM-9:00 AM

Monday, February 2, 2015

No practice today 2-2-15

There will be no practice tonight due to no school. 

Enjoy your Snowday!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Attention!!!!

Attention parents:


  • There will NOT be practice tomorrow, January 29, 2015.




  • Also, next Thursday, February 5, 2015 there also will NOT be practice.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Important things to keep in mind

Great swim meet DAWGS!!
We won 509 to 330. We remain undefeated.

  • Thank you to the parents that were able to volunteer. The meets can not run so smoothly, like they do with the great volunteers we have.
  • Meet results can be found at the site below:
    • https://sites.google.com/site/grandvilleaquatics/aghome/meet-schedule/meet-results--winter-2010-2011 


This Saturday, January 31, 2015 swim meet with be at Byron Center High School. This will be the swimmers last chance to get an "A meet" qualifying time. 

  • Swimmers need to be on the deck no later than 7:45 AM.
  • The address to the high school is: 
    • 8500 Burlingame Avenue Southwest, Byron Center, MI 49315



Information about the "A Meet"

  • 11 and overs:
    • When: Friday, February 13, 2015
    • Warm-up: 4 PM, Events begin : 5 PM
    • Location: Zeeland Natatorium, Zeeland West High School 3390 100th Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464
  • 10 and unders:
    • When: Saturday, February 14, 2015
    • Warm-up: 8:30 AM, Events begin: 10 AM
    • Location: Northview Natatorium, 4451 Hunsberger NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Information about the "B Meet"
  • Where: Hamilton Community Pool, 4845 136th Ave, Hamilton, MI 49419
  • When: Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Swimmers must be checked in by 7:45 AM
  • Warm-up:8 AM, Meets starts at 9 AM
I will be posting "A Meet" qualifiers so far by Tuesday night.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Entries

Entries are now posted on the website for Saturday. Please remember relays are subject to change. Swimmers need to be on deck at Grandville by 7:45am. 

Also a reminder that there is no practice tonight. But if you are looking for something to do there is a boys swim meet tonight which is also their alumni night. Coach Mike will be there cheering everyone on!

Have a great night off!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Way to go DAWGS!!!

Great job swimmers!

At the Northview swim meet, Grandville won by 13 points. Coaches noticed great swims by all age swimmers. We realize there was some frustration during the meet. We apologize for any misunderstanding due to switching swimmers last minute. Some things are out of our hands at away meets. Ribbons will be available by Thursday, January 15. As soon as I received them the swimmers will get them. Again great job swimmers.

Our next meet will be held on Saturday, January 24. This meet is home. It will be the Dual meet between Hamilton and Grandville.

Swimmers will need to be here by 7:45 AM. Coaches will be picking the events.

Parents volunteer sheet for the Dual Meet will be posted on Thursday.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Meet is still on

Parents. The swim meet us still on. Coaches will have numbers on the pool deck for swimmers. Drive safe and we will see you at Northview!

Friday, January 9, 2015

No Practice Tonight

Parents due to Grandville not having school today we will not be holding practice tonight. 

I will make another blog post if anything changes with the meet tomorrow, but as of now it is still on. 

Stay warm and enjoy your snow day! 
-Coach Bri

Thursday, January 8, 2015

No practice.

Since evening activities are cancled we will not be having practice tonight. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Northview Entries

Parents, entries for the Northview meet are now posted on the website along with in the pool hallway across from the stand doors. 

Swimmers need to be to Northview High School by 7:45am on Saturday. 

Please be aware relays are always subject to change due to kids becoming absent the day of the meet. But we do try to have the kids in 2 individual events and at least 1 relay. 

As always if you have any questions feel free to talk with a coach before or after practice or you can email me. 

Thanks! 
- Coach Bri

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello parents!

Happy 2015 to all and welcome back. This is a blog post to announce a few things about the upcoming week.

A big thanks to all the parents that helped out for the Grandville invitational. Thanks to your help things ran very smoothly. All ribbons are update as of January 5, 2015.

This Saturday, January 10, 2015 the invitational will be at Northview High School.
4451 Hunsberger Ave, N.E. Grand Rapids,MI 49525
This is a mandatory invitational. All swimmers are expected to be there. If you are unable to attend, please fill out an absent form by Wednesday, January 7, 2015 before practice.
All swimmers need to be at the  by 7:45 AM. It is critical to be checked in by this time. Any swimmers no there by 7:45 will be scratched and not able to participate in the meet. The meet will start at 9 AM.
There isn't a registration fee for this invitational. The coaches will be picking the events for the swimmers. Entries will be posted online as well as on swim doors by Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Middle school boy swimmers please let Coach Bri know what 2 meets you plan on attending during your Middle School season.

Attention: In case in the event of a snow day, practice will not be held if Grandville Public Schools announces a snow day. If there is bad weather after school develops, and announcement will be made on the Blog.

**There will not be any practice tomorrow Tuesday, January 6.