Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Banquet Slideshow

You can download the slideshow from the 2009-2010 end-of-season banquet here. Get comfortable - it's over 300MB.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Swim Banquet Mon-29-Mar

The Eagles Swim Banquet will take place Monday, March 29, at 6:30pm in the Lower Commons at the high school. The team will provide paper products and drinks. Food assignments are as follows:
  • Freshman: vegetable or potato dish
  • Sophomores: main dish
  • Juniors: dessert
  • Seniors: salad or fruit
The evening will include award presentations. And please, despite its capacity to exemplify good manners to teenage boys, we ask that you leave the family dog at home.

Banquet Slideshow Contributions

If you have any photos you'd like to contribute to the banquet slideshow, please email them to pvanderlei@gmail.com. Please send just your best photos, not every one you took this season. Also, we favor close-ups and photos with identifiable faces. The deadline for contributions is Thursday, March 25. The banquet is Monday, March 29.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Official Results from State and Top Ten All-Time Eagles Swimmers

We have posted the official results from the state prelims and finals over on the results page. We have also updated the Ealges all-time top ten swimmers and placed it on its own page here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Photos from State Meet

These photos are from Elizabeth VanderLei form the state meet finals. You can view her photos from prelims as well as some recent contributions from Jennifer Schroder over on the photos page.

Thank You, Volunteers!

Thanks to all those who helped at the New 2 You Shoppe. Your efforts raised $781 for the boys swim program!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Results from State Finals

Eagles took 5th place overall. Individual performers' results are as follows:
  • 200 Medley Relay
    • Jack VanAllsburg, Andrew VanderLei, Erik Arent, Nate Leppink 1:40.41 (4th)
  • 200 Free
    • Grant Ludema 1:49.80 (16th)
  • 200 IM
    • Andrew VanderLei 2:04.59 (10th)
  • 50 Free
    • Nate Leppink 22.03 (3rd tie)
    • Justin VanPortfliet 22.40 (6th)
  • 100 Fly
    • Erik Arent 54.17 (4th)
    • Justin VanPortfliet 56.22(15th)
  • 500 Free
    • Grant Ludema 4:58.27 (11th)
  • 200 Free Relay
    • Justin Van Portfliet, Andrew VanderLei, Jono Jonker, Nate Leppink 1:28.52 (4th)
  • 100 Back
    • Jack VanAllsburg 57.00 (8th)
  • 100 Breast
    • Andrew VanderLei 1:04.51 (16th)
  • 400 Free Relay
    • Justin VanPortfliet, Grant Ludema, Jono Jonker, Name Leppink 3:16.65 (4th)
You can view all the event by event results of the state finals online here.
The top times have also been updated with state final results on the meet results page.
We have also updated the all-time top swimmers lists with this year's performances.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Results from State Prelims

Top 16 in each event move on to the finals tomorrow.
  • 200 Medley Relay
    • Jack VanAllsburg, Andrew VanderLei, Erik Arent, Nate Leppink 1:40.85 (5th)
  • 200 Free
    • Grant Ludema 1:49.51 (16th)
  • 200 IM
    • Andrew VanderLei 2:05.08 (9th)
  • 50 Free
    • Nate Leppink 21.86 (2nd)
    • Justin VanPortfliet 22.32 (6th)
    • Jono Jonker 22.86 (17th)
  • 100 Fly
    • Erik Arent 53.66 (3rd)
    • Justin VanPortfliet 55.33 (11th)
    • Jack VanAllsburg 1:00.68 (37th)
  • 100 Free
    • Jono Jonker 50.58 (18th)
  • 500 Free
    • Grant Ludema 4:58.60 (12th)
    • John Swets 5:10.50 (26th)
    • Erik Arent 5:12.47 (29th)
  • 200 Free Relay
    • Justin Van Portfliet, Andrew VanderLei, Jono Jonker, Nate Leppink 1:29.69 (4th)
  • 100 Back
    • Jack VanAllsburg 56.79 (8th)
    • Mitch Schroder 1:00.10 (27th)
    • Ryan Beezhold 1:02.91 (37th)
  • 100 Breast
    • Andrew VanderLei 1:03.42 (11th)
    • Jon Faber 1:08.86 (39th)
  • 400 Free Relay
    • Justin VanPortfliet, Grant Ludema, Jono Jonker, Name Leppink 3:18.32 (3rd)
The top times have also been updated on the meet results page.
You can view all the event by event results of the state prelims online here.
We also have lots of photos available from today's meet on the photos page.
You can follow along during the state finals tomorrow at noon here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Psych Sheet for State Prelims

MISCA has posted the psych sheet for the state meet prelims. You can view, download or print it here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Urgent Request from State Meet Hotel

For those families with a reservation at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor North for the state meet, the hotel is overbooked for rooms with two beds. So they are asking if any of us would be willing to take a room with one king bed. They are asking that you please phone them ASAP if you can do this. You must call before Monday night. Please call them ASAP at: 734-996-4444.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Car Pooling to State Meet

If you're looking for a ride to the state meet or if you have room in your car for others, leave a comment on this post with your name, contact info, and the date and time of the ride you have or need. Contact each other if you see a good match.

Friday, March 5, 2010

State Meet Info

For those swimmers and families attending the state meet, here is the info you need to know.
  • Athletes dismissed from school after 6th hour.
  • Practice at Calvin: 2:00pm - 3:30pm.
  • Athletes depart from GRCHS immediately after practice.
  • Spectator seating area opens: 10:15am We recommend you be at the doors by 10:00am.
  • Parking is not free on Friday. You must park in one of the green lots on this map, preferably lot D3, although you may be able to park in parking structure D11. The pool is building #29 on the map. Enter thru building #27 near the two triangles. There will be signs showing the way on Friday. The lots are always crowded, and it's a 5-10 minute walk from parking to the pool. We strongly recommend car pooling.
  • Prelims admission: $7; Program: $3.
  • Swimming prelims start: 12:00pm
  • Diving prelims start: 4:00pm (approx.)
  • Athletes, families & friends dinner: time TBD. We'll eat together in a meeting room at the hotel. There will be a $5-10 per family fee - please RSVP and pay Jean Arent Friday at the meet so she can order the right amount of food.
  • Adults only drinks and appetizers: time TBD. We'll meet in one of the hotel rooms. BYOB and a snack to share.
  • Please check out of the hotel before departing for the meet.
  • Spectator seating area opens: 10:15am
  • Parking is free on Saturday. You can park in any lot.
  • Finals admission: $7; Program: $3.
  • Meet starts: 12:00pm
  • After the meet, athletes have the option of riding home in the team vans or arranging their own ride with friends or family. Please let the coaches know your plans.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Results from Shave Meet

No new state qualifiers, but we did see a number of new top times. You can view the official results and the newly updated top times on the Meet Results page.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Shave Meet Details

Those swimmers planning to attend the shave meet tomorrow, be at school at 3:45pm tomorrow to catch the bus for Holland Aquatic Center.

Shave Practice for Band Members

Practice is at Calvin today with a 6:00pm start time. For those swimmers who will miss practice tonight because of the band concert, here is a practice for you to do on your own.