Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Parent volunteers needed for concessions on Friday

They are in DESPERATE need for volunteers for this Friday because it it not a GRCH game (it is a playoff game between Unity and Catholic Central that they just found out about). A few other sports teams haven't been able to fill the spots and based on the number of volunteers who help we will get money that will go towards our team fund. The girls have practice but they are mainly looking for more parent volunteers. You will need to wear a hat and closed toe shoes.

If you would like to volunteer please sign up here:

Also if you could send me a quick email at if you have signed up I can let them know you are from our team in order for our team to get credit!

Thank you!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The meet is on for tonight!

The pool is good to go and the pump is fixed! See everyone tonight for senior night. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Meal Reminder

A reminder that the following families are responsible for bringing something for the team meal tomorrow after the meet. You may click on the "Food Assignments for home meets" to the right to see your assignment. Thank you!

  • Champion
  • Schellenboom
  • VanBeek
  • Hoffman
  • Schroder
  • Westenbroek
  • Sprik
  • Swets 

Update on senior night

If you are a parent of a senior, a friendly reminder to be on deck at 6:15 tomorrow night. We can all meet by the windows in front of the office for the celebration of our seniors. 

An update from Calvin: they are getting a pump repaired tomorrow morning. The pool should be fine and good to go! If things don't go as planned (I will send out an update ASAP if that is the case) our meet will be Wednesday. I wanted to give everyone a heads up! Say a prayer and keep your fingers crossed. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

State meet hotel rooms for parents


If your daughter has qualified for state, has a good chance at qualifying or if you would like to cheer on the team, Mark Swets has blocked off some rooms at the Hyatt Place in Auburn Hills for parents and families (as the state meet is at Oakland University). If you want to reserve a room for Thursday night or Friday night please reserve your room by the cut off date of October 30th. You can always cancel a few days prior to the state meet if anything has changed. There are king beds and two double beds to choose from and if you have additional questions please reach out to Mark Swets at ! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Senior Night!

If the senior girls could please bring a 5x7 photo of themselves to put on the table with the cakes for senior night that would be great, thank you!

Schedule until conference & Taper details

October 27: Practice 6-8
October 28: Home meet vs Jenison & SENIOR NIGHT!!! Meet on the pool deck at 5:15 (no earlier :) ) meet starts at 6:30. If senior parents could be down on the deck at 6:15 that would be great!
October 29: Practice 6-8 (those tapering might be out 15 min. early)
October 30: Practice 6-8 (those tapering might be out 15 min. early)
October 31:Practice 6:00-7:30 ish
November 1: Practice 10-11:30am

November 3: Practice 6-7:30 (6-8 for those not tapering)
November 4: Practice 6-7:30 (6-8 for those not tapering)
November 5: Practice 6-7:30 and pasta party after practice at Calvin!
November 6: Practice 6-7:15 (6-7:30 for those not tapering)

  • Meet at EGR @ 9:30 (warm up at 10 & start time for swimming at 12) 
  • Diving: Warm up at 4pm and start time is 5pm


  • Meet at EGR @ 9:45 if you are competing in finals and 
  • Meet at 11:30 if you are not competing in finals
  • Warm up at 10 & start time at 12
  • Vitale's pizza party after the meet 
*Not tapering for conference as of right now: Alyssa Oezer, Jenna Oezer & Maddie Schroder

Taper information: 

Taper is not...
  • A time to just goof off and be lazy at practice and at home
  • A time to slack off on details and get out of practice early
  • It is not a magic pill you take and automatically go fast!
Taper is...
  • A time where you will do increasingly less physically demanding sets and practices to allow our muscles and bodies to recover and rest more
  • To focus on all the details and make sure that every aspect of your race is prepared for
  • To focus on easting healthy... give something up (pop, candy, chocolate, junk food)
  • To mentally stay focused on the BIG meet ahead and STAY positive
Taper is a critical part of the season for swimmers. Everyone is different will feel different things during taper. Some may feel slow and sluggish during taper; others might feel hypers and overly energetic. There is not a right way to feel. The most important thing is to ALWAYS stay positive and communicate to the coaches how you are feeling! There is no strict diet or sleep pattern that you should try and keep during this time, just like the other part of the season... I encourage a well rounded/healthy diet with a normal sleep pattern. I also encourage taking some reflective time at home to focus on your goals and things that you want to accomplish by the end of the season. No matter what, always stay positive and have fun... that is what we have worked so hard for all year!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Friday practice & the football game

We have access to Calvin tomorrow morning so practice will be from 9-10:30am at Calvin (NOT at Ottawa Hills anymore)! Mr. Vanderkamp has let me know all the girls can go to the football game free of charge tomorrow night (make sure you see him when entering the game).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

After Conference Pizza Party!

The Swim and Dive team will go to Vitales for pizza after the conference meet on Saturday, November 8th at 5pm. The address is 834 Leonard St NE 49503.

Parents and siblings are welcome to join the team for this event. There is a $7 fee per person for parents and siblings. Coaches and athletes will be covered by the team fund!

Please RSVP no later than October 28th with the number from your family who plan to attend to Linda Oezer at and she will collect money prior to the event.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Practice on Friday

Practice on Friday will be from 6-7:30pm. Ottawa Hills has practice until 5:45pm.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Team sleepover

The team sleepover will be next Tuesday! Everyone can plan on heading over to Sam Stevens house after the meet on Tuesday (under classmen can get a ride with the upper classmen). Everyone should bring 
1. something to sleep on - blankets, sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress, etc. 
2. Warm clothes 
3. Four rolls of toilet paper
4. Money for a possible fast food run
5. Any movies to watch

Each grade can bring:
1. Freshman- snacks/desserts
2. Sophomores - fruit (for breakfast and preferably cut up)
3. Juniors- drinks (juice for breakfast and anything else you like)

Sam will hand out sheets on Monday with these details as well! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Schedule for the week of October 20

Monday: conditioning 7-7:45am & practice 6-8pm

Tuesday: away meet against Northview at their new pool. Meet starts at 6:00 and the girls meet for the bus at 4:00 at the same location. There will be food after the meet and then the swim team sleep over will be at Sam Stevens house (more details to come).

Wednesday: practice 6-8pm 

Thursday: practice 6-8pm

Friday: practice will be at Ottawa Hills High School (Calvin has a home meet). Our practice time is tbd but most likely will be around 5:30 start time -7 ish. 

Saturday: practice 8-10am (Calvin has a home meet so we will practice before them and bring dryland clothing to this practice)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Meet location reminder!

In case of any confusion, the meet is at the Grandville Middle School tonight.

The address is:
3535 Wilson Ave.
Grandville, MI 49418 

Also since there were 17 personal bests on Tuesday at the meet (great job girls) we are canceling practice on Saturday and letting the girls sleep in! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

10-14 meal reminder

A reminder that the following families are responsible for bringing something for the team meal after the meet tomorrow (in the same room).  You may click on the "Food assignments for home meets" to the right to see your assignment, thank you.

Nyhoff/ Langejans

ps we will have a meal after the meet on Thursday as well

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Schedule for the week of October 13th

Monday: Morning conditioning 7-7:45 & Practice 6-8
Tuesday: Home meet against Forest Hills Northern Eastern girls meet at 5:15 and the meet starts at 6:30
Wednesday: Morning conditioning 6:30-7:15 & Practice 6-8
Thursday: Away meet against Calvin Christian at  Grandville Middle School. Girls meet at 4 for the bus in our normal spot. The meet starts at 6.
Friday: Practice 6-7:30/8
Saturday: Practice 10-12

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pancake breakfast on Saturday

There will be a pancake breakfast on Saturday after practice that the captain dads will make for the girls! All they need to bring is themselves after a great work out. Those that pick up their girls might want to give 30 minutes or so extra! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Friday Practice

Friday practice will be in the morning and only dry land conditioning due to the Homecoming game on Friday night. It will be like usual in the weight room from 6:30-7:15!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Schedule for the week of October 6th

Monday: Morning conditioning 7-7:45am and Practice 6-8 pm
Tuesday: Practice 6-8 pm
Wednesday: Morning conditioning 6:30-7:15 and Practice 6-8 pm
Thursday: Practice 6-8 pm
Friday: TBD due to Homecoming. Either dry land earlier or a shorter practice.
Saturday: Practice 10-12