Thank you for all the swimmers, parents and friends that stopped by to say during registration! We had a successful turnout and are excited to begin the season! Thank you to our Captains Jenny, Michael, Connor and Marge for organizing swimmers to man the table!
The calendar is up dated including practice, meets and fun things and so are some of the volunteering options ~ keep in mind it is a work in progress and things may change ~ but the dates are there to help you plan for the season. Please take a look on the blog for the latest information as the school website may not have current information. As always if you have questions – call, text or email Coach Max, the Captains, or Team Parents – we are always happy to help! East Swim Team Blog
There are a couple of changes from last season…
Each swimmer on the team you MUST be able to swim 50 yards freestyle nonstop and 25 yards of 2 of the following strokes – back, breast or fly. If you would like to be on the team please attend preseason work outs for the coaches to review your skills, determine your dedication and asses your eligibly to be on the team. Preseason practices are held Monday through Friday from 2:50-4:30pm at Steiner and begin on Tuesday, September 4th and run until September 28th. The basic team will be announced the first week of October, with JV and Varsity being announced later in the month. Time qualifications for JV and Varsity will be posted in September.
If you are returning swimmer we would highly encourage you to attend preseason workouts especially if you did not swim over the summer to gain back endurance and strength. We will have fitness conditioning during preseason along with swim workouts. Please bring shoes and clothing for running, along with your swim gear. We will be outside so sunscreen and tinted goggles are recommended.
There will also be a swimmer expectations document in which all swimmers and parents will sign. Coach Max and his team will review these at the Swimmer/Parent Kick Off Dinner on Tuesday, September 4th at 6pm (ward bldg on 800 E & Roosevelt).
Spread the word to those who would like to join our team! Come say hello to your team mates and grab a treat! Also…if you haven’t already started playing “Guess Who” on Instagram – ask your captains how to get started! See how good you are at recognizing your team mates!
Swim registration forms are live on the blog and the calendar is up – there are a few dates that are subject to change. The practice schedule should be finalized within the next week ~ mornings will be making a return along with keeping Saturday’s.
Important dates: Wednesday, August 22 there will be a swimmers only meeting at 2:45pm in room B402. The annual team kick off dinner will be Tuesday, September 4th at 6pm located at the ward building on 800 East and Roosevelt ~ Chick-Fil-A will be served! This meeting is for parents and swimmers and Coach Max will introduce his assistant coaches, go over important forms, provide the practice schedule and review the behavior standards.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us! Don’t forget stop by and say HI!
School is out and summer break is well in progress! Congratulations to all our Senior swimmers who graduated; Captain Nate Van Buren, Captain Katy Mayer, Rob Colgan, Abbey Phillips, Dana Mortensen, Mark Garcia and Jessica Niederhauser. We wish you the best of luck in whatever it is you chose to do!
We have already began planning for the next season. If you know of any incoming freshman or others who would like to join the team please share our team blog address eastswimteam.wordpress.com and email (email@example.com).
Coach Max is excited to see all of the swimmers return and begin his second season as head coach. The Captains for this season are; Connor Rich, Magy Mayer, Michael Long and Jennie Wilson. The captains along with Max and the team parents have been busy brainstorming events, gear and goals for the upcoming season.
Stay tuned for more details on our after school meeting and Kick Off Party. Tentative dates for the after school meeting for all swimmers new or returning on Wednesday, August 22 at 245 at school (swimmers only) and our Kick Off Party on Tuesday, September 4th around 6pm (parents and swimmers). Preseason practice starts on Monday, September 10th with regular season beginning on Monday, October 1st. The meet and activity calendar will be posted once finalized.
If you have any questions or feedback please let us know!
Congratulations on a great season!
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It is time to celebrate the East Swim Season!
We will be saying farewell to our Seniors and recognizing all of our amazing swimmers!
Tuesday, March 6th at 630pm at 800 E Roosevelt Avenue (Ward Building)
The meal will be catered by Cafe Rio – YUM!
Swimmers are Free all others are $15 payable to the East Treasurer (Kim has a list of all those that need to pay for their guests)
Please bring your freshly laundered deck coat for return to avoid a $125 fine placed on your account.
Below is the link to sign up for the team banquet which is now on Tuesday, March 6th as many of our swimmers have age group state meet starting on the 7th. The dinner will begin at 6:30pm and will be catered by Cafe Rio!
For those of you new to the team we will celebrating all swimmers with words from the coaches, Eastie Awards given out by the captains, recognizing accomplishments and saying farewell to our Seniors. The captains have created a team movie of the season which will be played after dinner. Swimmers are FREE all others are $15 payable to the East Treasurer.
Please RSVP by March 1st . Team Banquet March 6th
Reminder please bring your freshly laundered Deck Coat to avoid a $125 fine being placed on your account!