Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Coaching Next Year

To all the Swimmers, Divers, and Parents,

With a heavy heart, I wanted to let you all know that I will not be coming back next year to coach. I have received a promotion at work which will require more of my time than in previous years, as well as more traveling. Christina and Becca V. won't be returning either, as both of them have a greater responsibility with work. They both give you their best wishes, as it was not an easy decision. With great joy, Becca M. will be back next year!

Everything about the past 5 years has been nothing short of amazing memories, wonderful team building, and great accomplishments from all. I will miss it all so incredibly much. 

I pray that the next coach will continue traditions and that be a perfect fit for the team! The three of us (Becca V., Christina, and I) will never be a strangers and will try to cheer on our "lady" eagles at as many home meets in upcoming years as possible. 

Remember... "Whatever you do, work at it with all of you heart as working for the Lord, not for human masters (Colossians 3:23)."

God Bless,
Coach Alyssa 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Banquet and returning team gear

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

A reminder our banquet is tomorrow in the garage at school and will start at 6:30pm. Remember to bring what you signed up for on sign up genius (desserts or drinks). 

Team gear:
You must return your parka and warm ups (in a plastic bag wth the number on the outside) tomorrow to receive your certificate for participation. School is not collecting these anymore! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Schedule for the week and return of team gear

Schedule for the week:

*Monday: Practice 6-7:30pm

*Tuesday: Practice 6-7:30pm

*Wednesday: Practice 6-7:15pm

*Practice 2-3:15pm (girls excused from   school at 12:25pm)
*4:00pm- send off with parents, pack up vans and head out. I will send a note home with all the girls of our weekend schedule on Monday with details for or hotel as well as a time break time of events. 

*Warm up at 10am at Eastern Michigan university & swimming prelims start at 12pm. Diving warm up starts between 3-3:30 and will run for an hour. Then diving prelims will be begin. 
*Team dinner @ 6:30 @ Tower Inn Cafe for all girls and families. 

*Saturday: Warm up at 10am and finals start at 12pm. We will drive all the girls back to Calvin College for them to get picked up on Saturday evening. 

***Team gear return***
If you are not going to state please return your warm ups (in a plastic bag numbered), parka, and any tech suits borrowed (in the bag it came in) at pool during the times listed below. They must be turned in by this Wednesday if you want to receive your cerficiate/letter at our end of season banquet. School is not collecting them anymore. 

*Monday: 6-7pm
*Tuesday: 6-7pm
*Wednesday: 6-7pm

Thank you! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Warm ups, parkas, borrowed suits

Hey ladies,

Best of luck to Ashten today as she competes at regionals!!!

If you could bring your parka, warm ups (in a plastic bag with a # on the outside) as well as any borrowed fast suits to the pool during practice (if you are not going to state) in the next week that would be great.  Please bring them to the pool during the times listed below that works the best for you!

11/12: 6-7pm
11/13: 6-7pm
11/14: 8:30-9:30am
11/16: 6-7pm
11/17: 6-7pm
11/18: 6-7pm

Feel free to knock on the side door by the scoreboard to drop them off, thank you!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Second chance meet

The meet will be held at Northview High School on Tuesday November 10th. Everyone who I listed before should arrive to the pool at 3:45pm for a 4pm warm up and a 5pm start time. Your practice tomorrow will be from 6-7pm.

Lets go eagles!!!!

Schedule for the week

Schedule for the week:
  • Monday:
    • Practice 6-7pm for those doing to the second chance meet on Tuesday
    • Practice 6-8pm
  • Tuesday: 
    • Practice 6-8pm
    • Second chance meet- I will post on the blog as soon as I get the details. I have the following people going list below, please let me know any additions or change by 9pm tonight. 
      • Hope- 100 breaststroke
      • Maiya- 50 free
      • SaraKate- 200 free
      • Amanda- 50 free 
      • Emily C.- 50 free
      • Lexie- 200 free
      • Lydia 50 free & 100 fly
  • Wednesday: 
    • Practice 6-8pm
  • Thursday: 
    • Practice 6-8pm
    • Diving regionals at Hamilton! If you are not processing for state I encourage you to go cheer on Ashten.
  • Friday: 
    • Practice 6-7:30pm
  • Saturday: 
    • Practice 8:15-10:00am 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Information for tomorrow!

Grrrrrreat job today everyone! If you are swimming/diving tomorrow please be at Northview by 9:45. If you are not swimming/diving please by there at 11:30 on deck with your team shirt on. We will announce seniors for every team at 11:50 with your parkas on. Go Eagles!!!