Monday, August 31, 2015

Meet Thursday cancelled & Friday practice

  • Thursday we will have practice from 6-8pm. Byron Center is looking to host us another date due to the fact their pool dehumidifier is broken and their pool deck would be an "oven". 
  • Friday all divers and swimmers will have practice from 6:30-8:30am at Calvin. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Parent shirts, Schedule for the week & team sleep over date

Parent shirts: 

Parent shirts are still available! We need to have a few more shirts ordered in order to hold our prices. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Schroder. As a reminder, golf polos are black with the same embroidered logo as the team parkas. Tshirts are black with  the logo on the team sweatshrts. (See examples and prices on the announcement from last week.) Checks can be made out to GR Christian. Checks or cash may be given to Maddie Schroder at practice, or Jennifer Schroder at one of the meets this week. 


  • Monday: 
    • Morning conditioning 7:30-8:15am
    • Evening practice 6-8pm
  • Tuesday:
    • Swim meet against Unity Christian at Hudsonville 
    • Bus meets at 4:00pm and the meet starts at 6:00pm
    • There will be a meal after the meet
  • Wednesday:
    • Morning conditioning 6:30-7:15am
    • Evening practice 6-8pm
  • Thursday:
    • Swim meet against Byron Center at Byron Center
    • Bus meets at 4:45pm and the meet starts at 6:30pm
    • There will be NO meal after the meet
  • Friday: (change from the monthly calendar)
    • Practice for swimmers - 6:30-8:30am  (double checking with Calvin still)
    • Practice for divers- 11:30-1:30pm 
Team sleep over:

The date has moved from October 21st to October 20th for the sleepover. It will be hosted at Lexie Suwyns house!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Parent shirt reminder

A few photos below if you are still interested in a parent shirt!

Photo 1
Photo 2

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Concussion form update

A reminder to have your athlete as well as a guardian complete the concussion form by this Friday! A note from the company that is in charge of the concussion program:

Our program will work on Macs but you may have to adjust a few things on your computer first. It appears that the Macs have a widespread issue with the computers permissions. The corrupted permissions cause our app to malfunction in many different ways depending on the corruption. Anyone using a Mac, I would highly recommend providing them these instructions. 
Here are the steps to correct the corrupted permissions:
  1. Use Software Update to install all updates until it reports "Your Software is Up To Date".
  2. Open the Get Info window for the account's Home folder: In Finder, select Go > Home; then In Finder, select File > Get Info
  3. If needed, click the disclosure triangle to expand the "Sharing & Permissions:" section of the Get Info window.
  4. If needed, click the padlock icon in the lower right corner of the Get Info window, then enter your admin user name and password and click OK.
  5. From the Action menu () at the bottom of the Get Info window, choose "Apply to enclosed items…"
  6. Click OK in the confirmation sheet.
  7. Wait for the process to complete.
Please let me know if this works for you or if you have any other questions.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Suits are in

The suits are in! Make sure you bring your money (63.50-made out to GRCH) so you can wear your suit for the team pictures at 5:30! 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Schedule for the week & parent shirts

  • Monday:
    • First morning practice 7:30-8:15am in the weight room
    • Team picture @ 5:30pm
      • Wear a black plain shirt with jeans
      • Bring your picture form
    • Practice: 6-8pm
  • Tuesday: 
    • Practice 6-8pm
  • Wednesday:
    • Morning dryland 6:30-7:15am in the weight room
    • Practice 6-8pm 
    • Bring parka/warm up sheet signed to get those tonight!
  • Thursday:
    • Northview Meet:
      • Diving Warm up 12:00pm & start 1:30pm
      • Swim warm up 3:30pm & start 5:00pm
        • Swimmers get the bus @ 3:00pm at the Quest Center
  • Friday:
    • Practice 5:30-7:30pm
    • Bring concussion form signed by athlete & guardian
Parent Shirts:

1.  Black short sleeve polo shirt (a nice wicking material) with a left chest  block C embroidery - $27 each 

2.  Nike embroidered golf shirt  $39  

3.  Black short sleeve T ( these are not a dry fit style shirt) -  $12.00 each with the attached logo ( which is the same as the girls sweatshirts, but without the 2015)
-Add $2 for 2xl and $3 for 3XL

-Both of the polo shirt options come in women's fit
-Please email Jennifer Schroder ( with orders by FRIDAY AUGUST 28 . Payment would be great either at the meet on Thursday or given to Maddie or another captain by Friday.

***If financial assistance is needed for anything involving the the team gear please email a captain parent***
  • Jennifer Schroder-
  • Linda VanBeek-
  • Jamie VanHekken- 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Home Meet Meals

A note from Jennifer Schroder: 

Thanks for being willing to help with meals! Hopefully by now you have received the invite from Sign Up Genius. A few things I forgot to mention. If everyone could sign up for three slots, that should fill us up.

Also, we have swimmers with nut allergies. Please make sure that all cookies and bars, salads, and anything else are nut free. We often have swimmers from other teams that appreciate this also. In addition, when sending cookies or bars, please label what type they are in case there are other allergies.

 If you sign up to provide taco meat, we have had some sensitivities from kids with nut allergies, and also others, with the prepared taco meat from Gordon foods. If you could avoid that as well.

 We  have plugs available in our room for crock pots to be plugged in, but no access to microwaves or refrigerators.
Thank you! Please address any questions about meals to Jennifer Schroder

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Money due, parkas/warm ups and concussion form

A reminder the suits, team gear (sweatshirts and t-shirts) and team fund are all due. The checks can be made payable to GRCH for a total of 125.75. Linda VanBeek and Sally VanBeek will be collecting the money. 

The parka/warm-up form is due by August 26th signed by both the athlete and a parent/guardian. You will not a get a parka/warm-up until the form is in. 

Please complete and sign the concussion form by Friday August 28th and turn it into me! 

Go eagles!!! 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Team suits and team fund


The suits this year are 63.50 and checks are payable to GRCH. You can add a memo saying "girls swim and dive". The money will be collected by Sally VanBeek and if you want to bring it to the parent meeting tomorrow Linda VanBeek will collect it. 

Team fund:

Every year we collect money for the team fund that helps with a little bit of everything- utensils for home meet meals, pancake breakfast, cottage party, goodie bags for conference, pasta party for conference, etc. The amount is $25.00 and checks can also be made out to GRCH and collected by Sally and Linda VanBeek! 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Schedule for next week

For those of you who aren't able to attend practice on Monday due to the freshman launch I will post a swim work out below the schedule for the week as well as a dry land work.


  • Monday: Practice 6-8pm 
    • Eagle Extravaganza 
    • Freshman Launch
  • Tuesday: Practice 6-8pm 
    • Dry land conditioning with Daimond at the start of practice. Please wear shorts, shirt and tennis shoes for the start of practice!
  • Wednesday: Practice 6-8pm
    • Parent meeting starting at 7:30 in room HC 204 
    • For those of you attending the middle school dedication event you should have time to make it!
    • If you cannot  make the parent meeting please send me an email by Tuesday at thank you! 
  • Thursday: Practice 6-8pm 
    • Dry land conditioning with Daimond at the start of practice. Please wear shorts, shirt and tennis shoes for the start of practice
  • Friday: Practice 5:30-7:30pm
  • Saturday: Dry land at Calvin 9-10:15 and then the cottage party 
    • More details to come on what to bring! 
Work Out: 
400 Swim, 300 Pull, 200 Kick, 100 IM

16x25 @ :30 FAST
200 EZ @ 3:00-3:45
1x50 @ 1:00 FAST - can do any stroke
200 EZ @3:00-3:45
12x25 @ :30 FAST
200 eZ @ 3:00-3:45
1X100 @ 1:30-2:00 FAST- can do any stroke
200 EZ @ 3:00-3:45
8X25 @:30 FAST
200 EZ @ 3:00-3:45
1X150 @ 2:15-3:00 FAST- can do any stroke
200 EZ @ 3:00-3:45
4X25 @ :30 FAST
1X200 @ 3:00-3:45 FAST- can do any stroke 
200 EZ

4X150 @ Rest :15 in between
50 swim + 50 kick fast + 50 build swim

400 EZ

Run for 30 Min. 

30 sec. for the following 3 times through:
jumping jacks
high knees
ski hops 
fake jump rope

2 times through: 
10 burpees
15 push ups
10 tricep dips
5 burpees
30 arm circles
10 tricep dips
30 mountain climbers
15 push ups
5 burpees

5 times through: 
30 brunches
20 bicycle crunches 
30 toe touches
20 tuck ups 
30 sec. plank 
30 Russian twists 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Physicals, Swim/Dive Parent Meeting & Team Pictures


Thank you for getting your physicals in. Make sure if I HAVE NOT listed your name yet you get your form turned in before practice tomorrow at 6pm in order to practice!

Below are the physicals that have been turned in by 8pm tonight:

  • Audrey Brinks 
  • Maiya Hoffman 
  • Sarakate Nyhoff 
  • Audrey Ondersma 
  • Isabelle Raterink 
  • Hope Raterink 
  • Lexie Suwyn 
  • Maddie Weis 

Swim & Dive Parent Meeting:

We will have our individual team meeting a week after practice starts on August 19th at 7:30pm that will get over shortly after 8pm. The meeting will be at Calvin College in the classroom HC 204. The room is located at the top of the stairs that overlook the old basketball arena and under the pool bleachers. 

Team pictures: 

These will take place on August 24th (Monday) at 5:30pm. We have a photographer Jim Hill who does all of our sports teams and has done a great job in the past. I will hand out picture forms to the girls at practice a few days prior to the pictures. They will need to bring the forms with them to the pictures on the 24th!

Parent meeting reminder


A friendly reminder of the All Season Parent Meeting tonight. It will be held at 6:30pm in the CAW at the high school! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Physicals, Practice Expectations, Meet Schedule & Practice Schedule


  • Thank you for trying to get your physicals in! Additional physical forms as of today that have been turned into school include: 
    • Anna Haaksma
    • Ellie Meyer
    • Rachel Tuit
  • Please get those in before the start of practice on Wednesday at 6pm

Expectations for practice attendance:

  • Written notification signed by a parent must be provided if you will be missing practice. The following examples are acceptable reasons to miss practice: school event, youth group trip, a wedding or a college visit (for only seniors). Please provide me with these dates by the end of the first week of school- August 25th. If something comes up later on that you weren't aware about prior to the season, we will deal with that on an individual basis. 
  • If notification isn't provided and you miss practice or a meet other than for sickness or a family emergency, you will not be able to participate in the next meet. 
Meet Schedule: 
The updated 2015 Swim & Dive Meet schedule is over on the right under the link "Meet Schedule". 

Practice Schedule: 
I have posted a month by month practice schedule under the links on the right as well. I will post the most up to date weekly schedule at the beginning of each week as well!

Get excited for a wonderful season coming up!!!!!! GO EAGLES!!!!! 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Additional Physicals

As of Friday we have additional physicals turned in from: 
  • Ashten Busscher
  • Claire Bylsma 
  • Anna Doorlag
  • Mary Doyle
  • Brooke Elzinga 
  • Maddie Schroder
Thank you!!! 

Please make sure you turn those in before practice on August 12th at 6pm :) 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Physicals and practice next week

I hope everyone is getting excited for practice start one week from tonight! Our first practice is at Calvin College from 6-8pm. Please come with your suit size as we will order those within the first day or two. 
  • Thursday: 6-8pm 
  • Friday: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Saturday- no practice 
  • Monday the 17th is Freshman launch so I will post a work out as we get closer to do over the weekend or on Monday! 

As of this morning I will include everyone below that had a physical turned into the office, thank you! If you could please make sure you turn your physical form into the office before practice on August 12th that would be great. If it isn't turned in you are not able to practice. 
  • Sarah Carpenter
  • Tatiana Hogeterp
  • Emily Schellenboom
  • Erica Stinton
  • Claire Sytsma
  • Sally VanBeek
  • Ally VanHekken
  • Claire Zwiers