GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
First, if you plan to order the "Tier 2 Suit" (Speedo LZR Pro) we need to order TODAY. Everyone else, you have until Wednesday to order your suit if you plan to do so through Making Waves.
Please double check the list below to make sure I have your order. You may add to the sheet directly if you would like to add to order. I will be going off of what is on this sheet on Wednesday when we put the order in. Checks can be made out to Making Waves.
Today: Normal Practice 6-8pm
Tuesday: Normal Practice 6-8pm, Orchestra/Band students will get in early & leave when they need to.
Wednesday: SENIOR NIGHT vs. EGR @ 7PM, Senior Recognition/program will begin at 6:45pm. Senior Parents-- Please be on deck by 6:40pm.
Thursday: normal practice, no lifting
Friday: Calvin has another swim meet at 6PM, so we will be adjusting our practice time to get pool time. I will announce specific time as soon as I hear back. (Most likely will be immediately after school)
Next weekend is conference (already!?) Here are things to remember:
Host School: East Grand Rapids High School
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - They've already been excused from school this day.
Pool open for Warm-Up: 10:00am, girls will need to be on deck by 9:30am.
(NO diving boards available at this time)
Balcony will open: 10:30am
Swimming Prelims: 12:00pm
Diving Warm-Ups: 4:00PM
Diving Competition: 5:30PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Pool open for Warm-Up: 10:00am, girls who are swimming will need to be on deck by 9:30am, those not swimming will need to be on deck by 11:30.
(Boards WILL be open for use)
Balcony Open: 10:30am
Senior Recognition: 11:45am
Finals Begin: 12:00pm
*Diving will take place at it's normal time after the 50 FR
SENIORS: Please remember to fill out your Google Form and send Meg your senior picture for senior night before Saturday!!
SAVE THE DATE: for our end of season banquet on Tuesday, December 5th at 7PM in the Garage.
MONDAY - Normal practice 6-8pm
TUESDAY - Meet at Spring Lake High School. @ 6:00pm (CONFIRMED TIME FROM SPRING LAKE COACH) 2-way bus leaving from behind the high school between 4:00 and 4:30 depending on how early she can get there to pick us up. So, be there at 4:00pm.
WEDNESDAY - Normal practice time 6-8PM, team sleepover following at Sytsma's house
THURSDAY - State Girls - Lift at 10:30am, Practice at Calvin from 11:30am - 1:30pm. (since there's no school)
FRIDAY - Calvin has a home swim meet at 5:00PM, so we will be practicing from 11:30am-1:30pm at Calvin.
SATURDAY - 10AM - 12:00PM at Calvin.
We have a busy week ahead so please make sure to take note of all of the details for this week!
First of all, we have a dual meet against Jenison tomorrow at 7PM. Please have the girls on deck by 5:30pm just like last week. It's nice to take advantage of Calvin not having practice during this time yet! There will be a meal following the meet afterwards in the same room as last week. I will be sending the lineup out most likely tomorrow.
Thursday morning we will NOT have morning lifting.
Saturday we have our Mid-Season Invitational! This year the meet will be held at Zeeland High School (3390 100th Ave. Zeeland, MI 49464) rather than the HAC. The meet begins at 11AM, so there will be a 2-way bus leaving the high school at 8:15am. There will be no meal following this meet as it is an invitational. Entries for this meet are due tomorrow night so I will have those sent out sometime this week. Please note that there also is a $5 fee for spectators.
I will send any other updates that I have later in the week. We're looking forward to some fun competition this week!
REMINDERS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK:
TODAY: Jolyn Trunk Show from 3-7pm at The Nest at Grand Rapids Christian. 10% of sales go towards our team budget! + NORMAL PRACTICE TIME
FRIDAY: Normal practice times.
SATURDAY: 9AM at GRCHS, 10AM-12PM at Calvin
7PM - SWIMMER/DIVER + PARENT/FAMILY Get-together at the Vandermolen's (16 White Hilss Avenue NE Grand Rapids) ! RSVP to Kristin Vandermolen at 616-334-6716
In preparation for the week ahead, here are a few reminders.
First of all, we have a meet tomorrow against Northview High School at home! The meet begins at 7PM, so please have the girls arrive by 5:30PM. This is a little earlier than the last meet but we are going to take advantage of the fact that Calvin is not practicing yet and give ourselves a little bit of extra time on deck before we get in the water. There WILL be a meal after the meet (this, I am SURE of this time)
Second, we are having our Jolyn Trunk show this week Thursday, September 14 from 3-7pm at The Nest at The Quest Center. Once again, the only responsibility that the girls have is to spread the word as well as they can. They do NOT have to be there during the sale, but are allowed to come purchase things! Practice will be at the normal time.
Finally, the Vandermolens have graciously offered up their home to host a swimmer/diver + family gathering this Saturday, September 16 at 7pm. If you are planning on going, please RSVP to Kristin Vandermolen at : 616-334-6716 with the number of people you will be bringing. Their address is 16 White Hills Avenue NE Grand Rapids.
Looking forward to a great week! I will be sending the line-up for tomorrow as soon as it is finalized.
Here are reminders for Week 5 of our season:
The first thing I would like to mention is a reminder about attendance at practice. I know that we all have busy schedules and adding the amount of work that the girls put in in the pool and weight room can certainly make them exhausted. However, in the past few weeks it seems like most of our practices have been at 90% attendance at best, which is difficult for us as coaches. Please remember to let us know at least one week in advance if they need to miss practice for any reason. These reasons may include school functions, family emergencies, illness/injury. These reasons exclude; feeling tired/fatigued or them telling you they need to stay home from practice. At this point in the season, we want to stress the importance of being at as many practices as possible. We completely understand that illnesses have been spreading, family and school things come up, and these are all very acceptable reasons to be missing practice. As coaches, we would appreciate as high attendance as possible so we can be as productive as possible at each practice.
Second, we've had a lot of additions / subtractions to the team since the beginning, so I apologize if there have been some holes in your communication from me. If you are NOT receiving text message updates, I would HIGHLY recommend signing up for them (Text "Follow @ladyeaglesaqua" to 40404). This way, you can get an immediate update right to your phone. This is extremely helpful if any last minute schedule changes happen. I would also recommend liking our page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ladyeaglesaqua) if you are interested in sharing things with other parents or swimmers on the team.
Finally, your girls may have told you, but we have another fundraising opportunity for our team! A rep from Jolyn (jolynclothing.com/) reached out to me to see if we could host a trunk show for them (they bring in their products and sell them, we host and we get 10% of the sales back to our team!) This is a super great opportunity to get a little bit of extra money in our team fund! Information on the event can be found below. Spread the word any way you know how!
We are looking forward to another good week!
TEAM PICTURE #2: THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 7 @ 6:00PM
SATURDAY'S PRACTICE: 9:00AM @ the HIGH SCHOOL, 10am-12pm at CALVIN.
JOLYN TRUNK SHOW: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 3-7PM @ GRCHS' Nest
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 6:30AM - 8:30AM AT THE POOL
NO PRACTICE SATURDAY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 - 6 - 7:30PM LIFTING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL
Week 2 is here!
Thank you all for making week 1 go smoothly. Here are some reminders for this week...
First, early morning lifting begins this Thursday at 6:30AM in the weight room at GRCHS. Please note that we will also be switching Monday morning lifting to 7:00am instead of 7:30am.
Second, we have team pictures on Thursday (8/17) right away at 6:00PM, so please be prompt. Because the girls most likely will not have their team suits by that time, we will plan to take JUST the team photo on Thursday and then once we get their suits, they will take their button pictures at a later date. So if you don't turn in your photo forms on Thursday, you will have another opportunity. (Extra photo forms can be found in the athletic office)
Below I have attached the links once again for helping out with meals, volunteering at New2You & the link to purchase parent t-shirts. Also, please remember to turn in your team fund money as soon as possible.
Finally, we have annual team cottage party this coming Saturday, August 19 immediately following practice. We will practice sometime in the morning (still deciding on that time specifically) and then we will head out to mine and Mitch's parents' cottage on Lake Michigan in Montague, MI (approximately 1hr away). More details on what each girl should bring, when we will be coming back, etc. will come later this week.
I'm looking forward to our first full week together!
First, the Ice Cream Social tonight includes both parents AND swimmers/divers. It begins at 7:00pm at Coach Mitch's house (1848 Morningside Dr.) Please bring your own lawn chairs to sit on.
Parking: Mitch lives next to Calvin's campus, so it will be best for you to park on campus. There is a small bridge connecting his backyard and the parking lot. Check out the map below.
Finally, if you have physical forms to turn in, bring them tonight! Thanks.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
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