Monday, May 22, 2017

Practice at the High School

Reminder,
Practice will be at the High School Pool starting today and for the rest of the summer.
Practice schedule

Also, Swimathon packets will be available to pick up today. Please start collecting donations as soon as possible.

I would like to thank Maple Hill Golf, Rebounderz of Grand Rapids, Monellis Italian Grille and Sports Bar, and Tarry Hall Roller Rink for supporting our Swim-A-Thon.

Additional Swim-a-thon info below:

What is a Swim-A-Thon?It’s a simple, in-pool fundraiser where participants earn money by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers ask family members, friends, neighbors, or businesses to pledge a certain amount of money per length, or make a flat donation in support of the team.
Athletes participating in the Swim-a-Thon fundraiser can earn Swim-a-Thon Deck Pass Patches, participation and incentive awards from the USA Swimming Foundation, including bag tags, swim caps, water bottles, t-shirts, hoodies, towels, duffel bags, and backpacks.
When is the Swim-A-Thon? Tuesday June 27th during normal practice times(13&over 7am-9am, 12&unders 5:30pm-8:00pm). 
How many lengths can I swim? Swimmers can swim up to 200 Lengths during the Swim-A-Thon
Where can I pick up my Swim-A-Thon Packet? At practice starting Monday(5-22-2017)
Who do I tell people to make the checks out to? Grandville Community Education
Can we accept cash? Yes we can
This will be a fun and laid back event. Music will be played, coaches will participate. We will need parents to come on deck and help count lengths for the swimmers. Paper, pencils, and refreshments will be provided. 
Please help our team continue to be the best team we can by supporting this fundraiser. 
Thanks
-Coach Jessie

Friday, May 19, 2017

Jenison Invite Entries Posted

Hello All,
If you signed up for the Jenison Invite the entries are now posted to the website. Follow the link provided for more information.

File is labeled as "Jenison Invite Entry Report - Grandville.pdf"

https://sites.google.com/site/grandvilleaquatics/aghome/meet-schedule/meet-entries?pli=1

Have a good weekend
-Coach Jessie

Swim-A-Thon

Hello All,
We will be running a Swim-A-Thon this summer.

What is a Swim-A-Thon?It’s a simple, in-pool fundraiser where participants earn money by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers ask family members, friends, neighbors, or businesses to pledge a certain amount of money per length, or make a flat donation in support of the team.
Athletes participating in the Swim-a-Thon fundraiser can earn Swim-a-Thon Deck Pass Patches, participation and incentive awards from the USA Swimming Foundation, including bag tags, swim caps, water bottles, t-shirts, hoodies, towels, duffel bags, and backpacks.
When is the Swim-A-Thon? Tuesday June 27th during normal practice times(13&over 7am-9am, 12&unders 5:30pm-8:00pm). 
How many lengths can I swim? Swimmers can swim up to 200 Lengths during the Swim-A-Thon
Where can I pick up my Swim-A-Thon Packet? At practice starting Monday
Who do I tell people to make the checks out to? Grandville Community Education
Can we accept cash? Yes we can
This will be a fun and laid back event. Music will be played, coaches will participate. We will need parents to come on deck and help count lengths for the swimmers. Paper, pencils, and refreshments will be provided. 
Please help our team continue to be the best team we can by supporting this fundraiser. 
Thanks
-Coach Jessie

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jenison Invite June 10th - Optional meet

Hello all, 

Sign ups for the Jenison Invite are now open. Please print and fill out the event sign up sheet and turn it into a coach before May 19th. Payment is due at that time as well. 

Event Sign Up sheets are posted on the Team Website as "Event Sign up sheet - Jenison Invite Summer 2017"
https://sites.google.com/…/aghome/meet-schedule/meet-entries

This is an optional meet and attendance is not required. This meet is a USA sanctioned meet so it is mostly for veteran swimmers, but all are welcome to sign up. 

$5.00 per event
Make Checks payable to: Grandville Community Ed

-Coach Jessie

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Great first practice

Hello all,


Great practice tonight. Glad to see so many returning swimmers, as well as a lot of new faces. 


A couple notes for the next couple practices:
1. We will continue "time trials" on Thursday and maybe Friday


2. Once "time trials" are finished we will be forming practice groups for the 8 & unders, and 9-10 groups, 11 & overs will stay with their current coaches.

3. If you have not paid for the season. please do so as soon as possible at the Community Education Building. I can not add you to my roster until you have been processed through the comm ed system.

4. Get ready for a great season, i talked to the coaches and they are ready and excited to work with your swimmers this summer season.

-See you at the pool

Coach Jessie

Monday, May 8, 2017

Practice starts soon

Hello All,
Practice starts tomorrow at the Middle school. If you have not signed up please sign up as soon as possible so i can get a set roster for the coaches. You can either go to the Community Ed building on Prairie and fill out a form there, or sign up online.

Requirements for new swimmers are: 
8 years and younger - Must be able to swim one length(25 yards) of front swimming and back swimming
9 years and older - Must be able to swim two lengths(50 yards) of front swimming and back swimming
Online Registration: 

Here is some other useful information,

*sign up for the Blog to get email announcements
**the practice schedule is on the site (May 9-May 19 will be at the Middle School, after that it will be at the High School Pool)


Twitter: Coach Jessie@GVAGSwim

Hope to see you all at practice
-Coach Jessie Wortman

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Registration

Hello All,
Registration for the summer age group swim team will be closing on Monday. Please sign up online or in person(Community Ed Building) before it is too late. Also, tell your swimming friends about our great team so they can join as well.

Sign up online: https://recpro.gpsbulldogs.org/CourseActivities.aspx?id=12&cat=6

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GVAGSwim/

Twitter: Coach Jessie @GVAGSwim

See you at the pool
-Coach Jessie