Wednesday, June 29, 2016

No Practice Friday

There will be no practice Friday July 1 for 12 and under swimmers! Have a fabulous holiday weekend and please remember no practice Monday either.

Notes for the week

Entries for tomorrows meet home against East Kentwood are now posted on the website. Swimmers need to be on deck by 4:45pm. The meet will begin at 6:00pm. If you are signed up to time please meet in the hallway by 5:30pm for the timers meeting.

If you have signed up to bring donations this week, thank you for offering but we are not in need of them. We would like to use up what we have left before the summer is done.

*Please let Coach Jesse know if you are not going to make the meet tonight at practice or email Coach Bri*

B-Meet Info

B-Meet will be held at Northview High School (4451 Hunsberger NE, GR 49525) on Thursday July 14. Swimmers will need to report by 2:45pm with warm-up starting at 3:00pm. The meet itself will begin at 4:00pm.

There will be a list of swimmers that qualified for a-meet or b-meet posted later next week.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Grandville's own Mike Wynalda at the Olympic Swimming Trials

Mike Wynalda, Grandville Alumni, will be swimming in the semi-finals of the 200 freestyle tonight. He is seeded 12th place. We don't know if this will be broadcast on NBC tonight, but we just wanted to let you know that, in some small way, Grandville Swimming is being represented on a National level. 

He will also be swimming the 100 freestyle tomorrow. 

Click here for more information about the Olympic Swimming Trials.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The week ahead...

The meet entries for this weeks meets are now listed on the website. 

Thursdays meet is home against Wayland. Swimmers need to be on deck by 4:45pm, with the meet starting at 6:00pm. Also on the website is the volunteer placements, after you open excel please note the different date tabs on the bottom left corner. If you are volunteering to time we need timers at the pool no later than 5:30pm for our timers meeting that takes place in the pool hallway. 

**We are still in need of volunteers for this meet! If you can help out please sign-up at the table in the pool stands.**

Fridays meet is the Hudsonville Invitational. If your swimmer has signed up to swim they need to be to Hudsonville Competitive Pool (3370 Allen ST Hudsonville, MI 49426) by 8:15am for check in. The meet will begin at 10:00am. 

**Please remember there will be no practice this Friday!** 

-Coach Bri 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tomorrows meet at GRNSA

I just posted on the website the events list for tomorrows meet. Please note we have a lot of absences so because of this there are limited relays. 

Tomorrow swimmers are to be on deck at City High/Middle School (the old Creston building [Address1720 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505]) by 4:45pm. The meet will begin at 6:00pm. GRNSA has asked that we enter through "Door D" on the Southwest side of the building (its by the bus drop off between the two parking lots). 

If your swimmer is going to be running late please be sure to email Coach Bri so she can get them checked in. 

Please let me know if there are any questions.

p.s.- Don't forget that Hudsonville Entries are due THIS FRIDAY! 


Parents, please be warned due to the construction happening at the high school this summer the Wilson entrance (Costco side) is closed. Please use the Canal enterence.

Monday, June 13, 2016

With a heavy heart...

As many of you know I work for The United States Post Office. I have been working toward becoming a career employee for 2.5 years and I finally made it.  I was working on 3rd shift; however my new position is on 2nd. With that being said, it is with a heavy heart that I have to leave the program. Monday, June 13, was my last practice for the time being. You will still see me around at meets and when I have days off, however it will not be on a regular basis. If anything changes where I can switch shifts, I most definitely will return to Bulldog Swimming.  Coach Bri will be taking over my 9 & 10 group for the remainder of the season as well. These kids mean a lot to me and I didn’t want anyone to feel as though I just up and left.  I have been a part of this program for many years and this has not been easy. I want to wish all the swimmers good luck as they continue to beat their times and improve. Thank you all for your understanding and well wishes!

Coach Mike

Please note the calendar change..

Parents please take a minute to look at the new Practice Schedule. On the 17th we will have practice at the normal times and the following week (June 24th) there is the Hudsonville Invitational (an optional meet).

Entries for the Hudsonville Invitational are due no later than June 17. The meet has a $5.00 entry fee per event entered. Swimmers are allowed up to 4 events. Swimmers need to be on deck and checked in by 8:15am and the meet begins at 10:00am.

Also coaches are currently working on the events for the meet this Thursday at City High/Middle School. Swimmers need to be on deck by 4:45pm, with the meet beginning at 6:00pm. If your swimmer is not going to be at the meet please fill out the meet absent form.

If you have any questions feel free to email Coach Bri.

Hudsonville Invite Date Change

Parents please note the Hudsonville Invite date has changed from this Friday to next Friday the 24th. I will be changing the calendar and adding the sign up sheet to the website this evening. 

I am sorry for just getting this information to you. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Results from last night and East Kentwood

The results from last nights meet are now posted on the website. I am so proud of all the swimmers, they did an amazing job! I also want to thank all the parents that volunteered throughout the meet! Our meet could not have run without you guys!

If you signed up for tomorrows meet, swimmers need to check-in and be on deck by 7:45am. The meet will begin at 9:00am and is scheduled to end around 11:30am. I encourage swimmers to bring a camping chair of some sort to sit in during the meet and help prevent their belongings from getting wet.

I do need a few parents who are willing to help lable ribbons tonight if possible. Also I will be the only coach on deck tomorrow morning so if there is any parent who is willing to help out on deck I would love some help.

Thank you again for all your help this week parents, I really appreciate it!

-Coach Bri

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Thursdays Meet

Entries for Thursday's meet are now posted on the website. Swimmers need to be on the pool deck by 4:45pm. The meet itself will begin at 6pm.

Also on there are the volunteer placements for Thursdays meet. Timers please report to the pool hallway by 5:30 for instructions. Concessions please get to the meet as close as possible! We are still in need of volunteers so if you can help please do!

Here is some important things to know if this is your first meet:
  • Please remember that there are no parents allowed on the pool deck! 
  • 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 meets and we would love to keep this going!

As always if you have any questions feel free to let me know.

-Coach Bri

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Kentwood Invite Entries Due Friday

Just a reminder that Rock The Blocks entries are due THIS Friday to coaches! There are copies of the entry sheets available at practice as well as online. Please let Coach Bri know if you have any issues.

If you swimmer will not be attending the meet on June 9, please fill out the meet absent form ASAP! We will be putting together entries for races this week so please let us know if they are not attending.