Friday, December 23, 2011

Practice/Water Polo Reminder

Practice will be back at Ottawa from 11:15-2:30pm Saturday, December 24th.
Alumni water polo will be from 1:30-2:30pm.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Practice Location Change for Tomorrow!

Practice will be 11:30-2:00pm at Calvin College on Friday, December 23.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Practice Change for Tomorrow!

Practice has been changed to 3:15-6:00pm @ Ottawa Hills for Tuesday, December 20.
Sorry for the late notice, hopefully this will work out for most of the guys.

Video from Jenison Meet

T-Shirts for Parents!

We are ordering OPTIONAL dri-fit style t-shirts for parents to wear to swim meets. The design has the Eagle logo on the back between the shoulders and on the front left shoulder Eagle "C" and "Swim & Dive".

Colors: Short sleeve available in blue or black with contrasting screen-printing. Long sleeve available in black only.

Unisex sizes: Small, Medium, Large and X-large.

Cost: $12 for short sleeve and $20 for long sleeve.

Some parents were able to order at Saturday's meet. Anyone else interested please email Rosemary Van Allsburg at or call (616) 243-5825. Please order by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 so that we can have them for early January meets.

Concession Stand Schedule

Here is the swimming team’s assignment. Thanks for supporting eagle athletics!

Trade as needed and wear a hat.

Wednesday 2/15 Wrestling Regional 5-9pm
Shift 1 5-7pm:
1. Apol
2. Bart
3. Beezhold
4. Bell

Shift 2 7-9pm:
1. Boer
2. DeGraaf
3. Greydanus
4. Hoekstra

Friday 2/17 Varsity Boys Bball vs. Creston
Shift 2 7:00-8:45pm
1. Langeweg
2. Matheson
3. Primus
4. Randall
5. Saenz de Santa Maria
6. Schroder
7. Warners
8. Stevens
9. EAB
10. EAB

Tuesday 2/21 Girls Bball vs. Holland Freshmen 4pm, JV 5:30, Varsity 7pm
Shift 1 4:00-6:15pm
1. Van Harn
2. Van Dommelen
3. Van Portfliet
4. Van Allsburg

Thanks for all your help!

Alumni Water Polo!

This Saturday is our annual Water Polo game against the Swim/Dive team @ Ottawa Hills. We have 35 guys on the team and a strong senior class, let's see if we can keep our win streak going!

Our practice goes from 11:15-1:30 and water polo will go from 1:30-2:30pm.

Hope to see you there, spread the word!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

West Michigan Relay Results

Congratulations Eagle Swimmers and Divers for finishing 4th at West Michigan Relays!

1. 352 Rockford (D1)
2. 304 Zeeland (D1)
3. 288 Hudsonville (D1)
4. 272 Grand Rapids Christian (D3)
5. 248 East Grand Rapids (D3)
6. 243 Forest Hills (D1)
7. 228 Holland West Ottawa (D1)
8. 225 East Kentwood (D1)
9. 214 Hamilton (D3)
10. 212 Grandville (D1)
11. 194 Holland (D2)
12. 184 Jenison (D2)
13. 142 Northview (D2)
14. 140 Grand Haven (D1)
15. 134 Byron Center (D1)

The 4th place finish this year is our best ever at West Michigan Relays.

Top Relays:
7th - 400 Medley (Justin Bart, Kody Faulk, Matt VanHarn, Mark Randall)
4th - 500 Progressive (Jacob Stevens, Justin Bart, John Swets, Jack Van Allsburg)
4th - 200 Butterfly (Matt VanHarn, Craig Aldrink, Tyler Ligon, Jack Van Allsburg)
6th - 800 Freestyle (Mark Randall, Justin Bart, Matt VanHarn, John Swets)
2nd - 200 Backstroke (Mitch Schroder, Jack Van Allsburg, Craig Aldrink, Ryan Beezhold)
5th - 400 Freestyle (Mark Randall, Craig Aldrink, Jacob Stevens, John Swets)
3rd - 200 Medley (Ryan Beezhold, Kody Faulk, Tyler Ligon, Mitch Schroder)
2nd - 200 Freestyle (Mitch Schroder, Jacob Stevens, Tyler Ligon, Ryan Beezhold)

Results are found on the Meet Schedule & Results page

Weightlifting over Christmas Break

Weightlifting is optional, but is encouraged to help build strength for those that want to take their Swimming/Diving to the next level.

Here are the times for lifting over Christmas Break:
December 19, Monday 6:45-7:30am
December 22, Thursday 10-11am
December 24, Saturday 10-11am
December 27, Tuesday 10-11am
December 29, Thursday 10-11am
December 31, Saturday 10-11am

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Practice Schedule (December 19-31)

Christmas Break is here! This is the time of year where the guys have the greatest opportunity to set themselves up for a great great conference or state meet at the end of the year. Why? They build up an aerobic base that we will eventually taper down as we approach the last meets. The next two weeks we be long practices and lots of yards, but after the new year arrives, it is all down here.
It is important to remember that the guys will be tired almost constantly. A balance diet and a solid amount of sleep will be the best aid during the next two weeks. Also, if you are planning on going anywhere or missing any practice, please contact Rob ( or 616.890.1335) as soon as possible.

We will practice at Ottawa Hills for the next two weeks. Below is the practice schedule:

Mon., Dec. 19th - normal time
Tues., Dec. 20th - normal time
Wed., Dec. 21st through Sat., Dec 24th - 11:15 to 2:30
Mon., Dec. 26th through Sat., Dec 31st - 11:15 to 2:30

Some swimmers have asked for more help or yardage during the Christmas break. For anyone that wants that, we will write workouts for you to do Wed and Fri of the first week of practice and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the second week from 8 pm to 9:30 at EGR. Those are the open swim hours and it will cost a few dollars to get in. If there is a financial concern holding some one back from doing the extra work, please contact one of the coaches. This is not recommended for first year swimmers because of how tough the single workout will already be.

The schedule for those practices is below:
Wed, Dec. 21st and Fri, Dec 23rd from 8 to 9:30
Mon, Dec 26th, Wed, Dec 28th, and Fri. Dec 30th from 8 to 9:30

Friday, December 16, 2011

West Michigan Relays (12/17/2011)

Time Schedule:
9:00am Diving Warm-up
10:00am Balcony doors open
11:00am Diving Relay Competition
12:00pm Swimming Warm-up (Swimmers must be there by 12pm)
2:00pm Swimming Competition begins

Bring healthy snacks and drinks to the meet.

Guys who will be competing:
Craig Aldrink, Aaron Apol, Justin Bart, Ryan Beezhold, Joe Bell, John DeGraaf, Kody Faulk, Michael Hoekstra, Zeb Langeweg, Tyler Ligon, Hudson Liverance, John Liverance, Brent Primus, Schuyler Pruis, Taylor Pruis, Mark Randall, Mitchell Schroder, Jacob Stevens, John Swets, Jack Van Allsburg, Matt Van Harn, Troy Van Portfliet, Mark VanWinkle, Micah Warners

The rest of the guys will have the day off, you are encouraged to come cheer on the team.

Psych Sheet

Schools Attending:
Byron Center, East Grand Rapids, East Kentwood, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids Christian, Grandville, Hamilton, Holland, Hudsonville, Jenison, Northview, Rockford, West Ottawa, Zeeland

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

East Kentwood Quad Meet Today

Meet is @ East Kentwood High School at 6:00pm. There will be NO bus. Guys need to be at the pool at 4:25pm. Directions to the pool are on the right side of this page (you may need to scroll down).

Teams we will be swimming/diving against:
East Kentwood
Byron Center (Conference Dual)
Portage Central

There will be food provided afterwards for athletes.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Schedule (December 12-17)

Monday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Tuesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday @ East Kentwood 6:00pm (Quad Meet against East Kentwood, Byron Center and Portage Central. This will also count as our conference dual meet against Byron Center)
Friday @ Calvin College 3:30-6:00pm
Saturday @ East Kentwood 9:00am for diver warmups, 12:00pm swimmers warmups

We will post more information on the meets this week Monday or Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Meet @ Jenison (Dec. 8)

Tomorrow we have our first dual meet of the season against the Jenison Wildcats.

Make sure you eat well right after school

Bus leaves at 4:30pm @ All-City Gym entrance (bus is 2-way)
Meet starts at 6:30pm @ Jenison
There will be food provided for athletes after the meet

All athletes must ride the bus.

Monday, December 5, 2011

New 2 You

Thanks to all of those who volunteered their time last year to help out at New 2 You. Last year we raised $1200 for our team. This year our team has the 4-7pm Friday shift in the month of January. We will receive a percentage of our sales for our efforts.

We need 3 people to sign up for each Friday (need at least 1 male)
Please sign up with Beth Van Portfliet (458-7394)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Schedule (December 4-10)

Monday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Tuesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday (Meet) @ Jenison 6:30 is when the meet will start, there will be a separate announcement for more meet information
Friday @ Calvin College 6:15-8:00pm
Saturday @ Calvin College 10-1pm

Make sure that you:
- Eat well in advance to practice
- Stay hydrated throughout the day and at practice
- Stretch if you are having problems with shoulder injuries (See trainer Ethan if you are hurting)
- Make sure you get enough rest during the season
- Let Jeremy know if you have any other issues/questions

Meet Suit Payments

If you are a swimmer your meet suit will cost $24.00. If you are a diver your meet suit will cost $18.00.

All money should be turned in to Pype, please make all checks payable to Jack Pyper.

All money is due by Wednesday, which is when we hand out the suits to the guys that have paid.

These suits should be only worn for meets.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Team Contact Info.

Swimmers, Divers and Parents if you have not already filled out the contact info. form on the website. Please do so. On the website you click on the "click here" button on the right side and it will take you through a checklist of important things that everyone on our team needs to do.
Please make sure that the contact information is filled out correctly, we need to finalize our contact information sheet.
Thank You!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Practice Reminder

Tonight's practice is @ Ottawa Hills 6:15-9:00pm
Friday's practice @ Ottawa Hills 6:15-8:15pm
Saturday's practice @ Ottawa Hills 10-1pm

New Warmups

This year we are having the option of getting new warmups, this is optional, but we would like as many people as possible to get the tops at least, so that we all look good at meets.

If you are interested here are the prices:

top and bottom - $58
top - $36

Please pay Mitch with cash or a check made to Jennifer Schroder by Saturday

If you missed the Parent Meeting...

Here is the document that was handed out at the meeting.
Swim Team Letter

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Parent Meeting (Wednesday)

Today is the scheduled parent meeting for all sports. Since swimming/diving had our meeting tonight at Calvin, if you attended, you do not have to go to the parent meeting at school. If you didn't attend, please email Jeremy with any questions/concerns. If you want to go to the parent meeting at school, Mark Swets will be there and will be able to answer questions.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Important Announcement!

The morning announcements were incorrect about a meeting at 5:45 today at Calvin. Practice will start at 6:15 and finish at 9:00pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weightlifting this Week

Weightlifting this week is Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 6:45-7:30am. There is also a weightlifting option after school from 2:45-4:30pm. Tuesday's there is the option of working out with Joe from 3-4pm.
All weightlifting is optional, but for upperclassmen is strongly encouraged.

Parent Meeting on Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 29 there will be a parent meeting in the stands at Calvin College at 6:15pm. Please be there if you can make it.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Practice for Week of November 28 - December 3

Monday, November 28 @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Tuesday, November 29 @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Wednesday, November 30 @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday, December 1 @ Ottawa Hills 6:15-9:00pm
Friday, December 2 @ Ottawa Hills 6:15-8:15pm
Saturday, December 3 @ Ottawa Hills 10:00-1:00pm

If you will be missing practice, please have a parent email or call Rob and let him know when and why. If you have any questions, please ask Jeremy

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tomorrow's Practice

Once everyone is in the pool at 10am, practice will be 2 hours long, which means the end time for tomorrow's practice has been changed from 1pm to 12pm.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Practice Starts Next Week

Thanksgiving Week:

Monday @ Calvin College 5:45-9:00pm (5:45-6:15pm will be a meeting in a classroom)
Tuesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) NO PRACTICE
Friday @ Ottawa Hills High School 10am-1pm
Saturday @ Ottawa Hills High School 10am-1pm

Dry lands will always be from 6:15-6:30 or the first 15 minutes of practice. The rest will be in the pool.

If you have any questions, please ask Jeremy

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Reminder: Middle School's Last Practice

Monday, November 7 at Ottawa Hills, 6pm. All boys swimmer, Please come help them before their meet on Saturday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Middle School Swimming Last Practice and Meet

Monday, November 7 is the last practice for the middle school team. They would like for you guys to come help out and teach them some of the things that we do. Their practice is at 6pm at Ottawa Hills.

Please consider coming to the middle school meet to time and help out. Let me know if your coming. The middle school meet will be Saturday, November 12.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Attention Swimmers and Divers!

Please fill out the Contact Info form that is on the website under the Contact Info. link on the right side. Even if you filled it out last year, it is very important that you fill it out again this year. Please do this before the season starts on November 21.

1 Month Until Season Starts!

If you are done with your fall sport or are not involved with a fall sport/activity, please try to be involved with the following:

Morning lifting (6:30-7:50) Monday - Thursday
After school lifting (2:50-4:30) Monday - Thursday
Tuesday workouts with Joe (3-4) in the Quest Center

If you have any questions please ask Jeremy or Pype if he's not in busy in the bookstore.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tuesday Workouts with Joe

There will be an opportunity for guys interested in working out with fitness trainer Joe each Tuesday 3-4pm in the Quest Center until our season starts. If you have any questions, please ask Jeremy.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Optional Morning Weightlifting

This week starting at 6:30am, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. Optional weightlifting at the GRCHS weight room. If you have any questions please ask Jeremy.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Schedule Change

Please note the schedule change for the Holland Christian Invitational which is now on Saturday, January 7 instead of Saturday, January 14.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Team Party Fri-26-Aug

  • Swim/Dive Team Summer Open House
  • Fri-26-Aug
  • 2-5pm
  • Jack Van Allsburg's House:
    2045 Omena Dr. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • 243-5825 (no need to RSVP)
There will be snacks and drinks, there will not be dinner. Bring a swimsuit, because Jack has a pool. If you can bring a snack or beverage that would be great.

Weightlifting This Week

Mon: 2:30-3:45pm
Tue-Thu: 2:30-4:00pm

Monday, August 15, 2011

Weightlifting this week will be 1:00-2:30 only.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Alumni Water Polo

2013-14 -

Water Polo (Tie 7-7)

Relay Challenge (200 Medley + 200 Freestyle) Alumni won

Team: Erik Arent, Geoff Ludema, Grant Boer, Grant Ludema, Greg Ludema, Hudson Liverance, Jack VanAllsburg, Jeremy Pyper, John Swets, Mark Randall, Matt VanHarn, Nate Leppink, Rob Knecht, Ryan Beezhold, Sam DeVries

2012-13 -

Water Polo (Alumni wins 13-2)

Team: Andrew VanderLei, Ben Stout, Clayton Siegle, Collin VandenBosch, Erik Arent, Geoff Ludema, Grant Ludema, Jack VanAllsburg, Jeremy Pyper, John Swets, Jon Herrema, Jon Nelson, Keith Reitsema, Mark Randall, Mitch Schroder, Rob Knecht, Sam DeVries, Tommy Knecht, Troy VanPortfliet

2011-12 -

Water Polo (Alumni wins 8-7)

A.J. Penninga, Andrew VanderLei, Ben Stout, Brad Hoeksema, Chris Damon, Clayton Siegle, Collin VandenBosch, Erik Arent, Geoff Ludema, Grant Ludema, Greg Ludema, Jeremy Pyper, Jono Jonker, Justin VanPortfliet, Kurt VanAllsburg, Lee Overbeck, Mitch Overbeck, Nate Leppink, Rob Knecht, Sam DeVries, Tommy Knecht, Will VanderPols

Alumni in College

Class of 2017

Class of 2016

Class of 2015

  • Justin Bart 2016-18 (Delta State University)

Class of 2012
  • Matt VanHarn 2013 (Calvin)
  • Mitchell Schroder 2013-16 (Calvin)
  • Troy VanPortfliet 2013-16 (Hope)
  • Tyler Ligon 2013 (Calvin)
Class of 2011
Class of 2010
Class of 2009
  • Geoff Ludema 2010-2013 (Hope)
Class of 2008
  • Ethan Tatum 2009 (Calvin)
  • Tommy Knecht 2009-2012 (Hope)
Class of 2006
  • Jon Herrema 2007-2011 (Calvin)
  • Kurt Van Allsburg 2007-2011 (Calvin)
Class of 2004
Class of 2003
Class of 2002
Class of 2001
  • Peter Daining (Calvin)
  • Rob Knecht 2002-2005 (Hope)
Class of 1999
Class of 1997
Class of 1995
Class of 1993
Class of 1991
  • Matt Hollebeek (Hope)
Class of 1978

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Weightlifting is only 1-2:30 today

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lifting is cancelled today, due to the heat. Next week, Pype and Jeremy will be on vacation, if you want to lift that week, let Jeremy know and he will
see what he can do.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sports Shutdown Week

No weightlifting this week due to sports shutdown week. No school sports activities the week of the 4th of July. Next week, weightlifting resumes.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Weightlifting

Pype the Hamster
Summer weightlifting starts June 20 and goes from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Monday - Thursday. There will be no lifting on Fridays. If this does not work out for you, let Jeremy know and he can find out if other teams are lifting at a different time of the day.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

2010-2011 Season Summary

Roster: (S-Swimmer, D-Diver, C-Captain, V-Varsity Letter, EC-Eagle Cut, ST-State team, AC-All Conference, AA-All Area (1st team, 2nd team, Honorable Mention), ASR-All State Relays, ASI-All State Individual, G-Gold Eagle Cut)

Andrew VanderLei (S,V,EC,ST,AC,ASR)
Ben Stout (S,V,EC,ST,ASR)
Clayton Siegle (S,V,EC,ST)
Grant Ludema (S,C,V,EC,ST,ASR)
Greg Ludema (S,V,EC)
Michael VandenHeuvel (S,V,EC)
Nate Leppink (S,C,V,EC,ST,AC,AA-2nd,ASR, ASI,G)
Will VanderPols (S,V,EC)

Brent Primus (S)
Grant Boer (S,V)
Jack Van Allsburg (S,V,EC,ST,AC,ASR,G)
Jacob Stevens (S,V,EC)
John DeGraaf (S,V)
Mark Randall (S,V,EC,ST,AC)
Mark Van Winkle (D)
Matt Van Harn (S,V,EC,ST)
Micah Warners (S,V)
Mitchell Schroder (S,V,EC,ST,ASR,ASI)
Taylor Pruis (D,V)
Troy VanPortfliet (S,V,EC)
Tyler Ligon (S,V,EC,ST,ASR)

Alex Debat (S)
Craig Aldrink (S,V,EC,ST)
Hudson Liverance (S,V)
Keaton Safar (S)
Kody Faulk (S,V,EC,ST)
Ryan Beezhold (S,V,EC,ST,AA-HM,ASR)

Benji Jonker (S)
Caleb Sprik (S)
Grant Siegle (S)
John Liverance (S)
Michael Hoekstra (S,V)
Will VanDommelen (D)
Zeb Langeweg (S,V)

Head Coach - Jack Pyper (27th year)
Diving Coach - Melissa VanPortlfeet (1st year)
Assistant Coach - Keith Ritsema (10th year)
Assistant Coach - Rob Knect (6th year)
Assistant Coach - Jeremy Pyper (3rd year)

New School Records:
50 Freestyle - Nate Leppink 21.62

Most Valuable Player - Nate Leppink
Most Improved Place - John Swets
Hardest Worker - Grant Ludema
Best Diver - Taylor Pruis
1st Points - Nate Leppink
2nd Points - Jack Van Allsburg
3rd Points - Andrew VanderLei

Point Totals 2010-11 Season:

Nate Leppink
Jack VanAllsburg
Andrew VanderLei
Mitchell Schroder
John Swets
Grant Ludema
Ryan Beezhold
Craig Aldrink
Tyler Ligon
Matt VanHarn
Taylor Pruis
Mark Randall
Ben Stout
Kody Faulk
Jake Stevens
Mark VanWinkle
Michael VandenHeuvel
John DeGraaf
Troy VanPortfliet
Will VanderPol
Will VanDommelen
Greg Ludema
Micah Warners
Clayton Siegle
Michael Hoekstra
Hudson Liverance
Keaton Safar
Zeb Langeweg
Brent Primus
Grant Boer
Benji Jonker
John Liverance
Grant Siegle
Caleb Sprik
Alex DeBat

2010-2011 Point Totals

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Team Captains

The coaches have decided on captains for next year. The captains that will help lead our team will be Jack VanAllsburg, John Swets, and Mitchell Schroder.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Team Meeting for Returning Swimmers/Divers

Returning swimmers/divers, there is a meeting on Saturday, May 14, 10-1pm in room 227 at the High School. The meeting will consist of the coaches interviewing each swimmer/diver individually. Don't worry you don't have to be there the whole time, once you have been interviewed, you are free to leave. We've scheduled this meeting on this date so it doesn't conflict with any other activities. We are hoping to have a projector available in case someone wants to bring their video game system, just let me know. There will also be pizza available for lunch around 11:30. If you have any questions please ask Jeremy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

2011-2012 Season History

Top Time's List 2011-12

Division 1 State Finals Results

Division 2 State Finals Results

Click here for help in printing documents.

at Jenison101-85Results---
Falcon Christmas Quad
at East Kentwood
West Michigan Relays
at East Kentwood
Catholic Central
at YMCA Downtown
Holland Christian Mid-Season Invitational
at Holland Aquatic Center
vs Zeeland
vs Grand Haven
at Zeeland East
at East Grand Rapids96-90Results---Link
vs Grandville
at Calvin College
at Hamilton94-92Results---
vs Forest Hills Co-op
at Calvin College
vs Holland Christian
at Holland Aquatic Center
at Northview (Dec.15)---------
vs Holland
at Calvin College
OK Black/White Conf
Diving Prelims & Semis
at 5:00pm
OK Black/White Conf
Swimming Prelims
at 12:00pm
OK Black/White Conf
Swimming & Diving Finals
at 12:00pm
Tue-28-FebShave Meet
at 6:00pm
Regional Diving
at TBA
State Prelims
at TBA
State Finals
at TBA

Overall Record12 wins
2 losses
5-0 Conference

Monday, March 28, 2011

Photos from State Finals

Photos from Marcie Pyper and Elizabeth vanderLei.

Click here if you do not see the slideshow above.

Photos from State Prelims

Photos from Marcie Pyper.

Click here if you do not see the slideshow above.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

End of Season Banquet

Our end-of-season banquet will take place on Mon-28-Mar at 6:15pm in the lower commons at GRCHS.
  • Each family is asked to bring:
    main dish
    salad or dessert
  • Table setting and beverage will be provided
Please come and celebrate the end of a great season. We hope all athletes and family members can attend.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Eagles Take 6th at State

Congratulations to the Eagles state team on a strong finish to a great season. You can view the official results and the season's final top times over on our Meet Schedule & Results page.

Next up is the spring banquet on March 28. We'll post more details as that date nears.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Follow the State Meet Live

For those at the state meet (I'm talkin' to you, Mark Swets) or those who are stuck at school, you can view the live results online at:

Reminder: Quest Concessions Mon-14-Mar

The following folks are scheduled to work Quest Concessions on Mon-14-Mar:
  • Langeweg
  • Liverance
  • Siegle
  • VanDommelen
You can read the details here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

See You Tomorrow!

We look forward to seeing you Friday after 4:30pm for dinner at the Leppink’s cottage. We'll hand out maps at the meet.

Gina, Sally and Vicky

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Final Practice and Departure Details

Practice tomorrow at Calvin from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Athletes will miss 7th hour. After practice, we will meet at school and leave for the hotel in the rental vans.

Psych Sheet for State Prelims

Click here to view the psych sheet for this weekend's state meet prelims.

State Meet Parents Please RSVP ASAP

On FRIDAY, after the swimming prelims, we have planned to have a state dinner at the Leppink's cottage which is located about 5 miles from the Holland Aquatic Center. Maps will be provided. We will provide salads, pizza, dessert and pop. Please bring $10 per family to cover some of the costs of the meal.

Please RSVP to Gina at 682-0538 or with an approximate number in your family that will be attending, excluding your state swimmer/diver, as we will plan on the whole state team attending.

Monday, March 7, 2011

State Meet Parents: Still Need Two More to Sign Up

We still have two open slots for parents of state meet swimmers and divers to sign up to bring snacks on Friday or Saturday. Click here to sign up.
UPDATE: All the slots are full now. Thanks, everybody, for your prompt responses!

Friday, March 4, 2011

State Meet Spectators

For those fans attending the state meet, here's some handy information:

  • Doors open to spectators at 9:30am.
  • Swimming prelims begin at 12:00pm.
  • Diving prelims begin immediately after the swimming prelims conclude (approx. 3:30pm).
  • Doors open to spectators at 10:00am.
  • Swimming and diving finals begin at 12:00pm.
  • Admission: $7 (each day paid separately, no advance ticket sales)
  • Program: $3

State Meet Info

Come ready to cheer as we are looking forward to an exciting State Meet weekend at the Holland Aquatic Center on Fri-11-Mar and Sat-12-Mar. The team will leave for Holland in vans on Thu-10-Mar directly from practice and will stop for dinner. The team will stay at the Doubletree Hotel Holland (located at 650 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, direct phone 616-396-0708), both Thursday and Friday nights. A block of rooms has been reserved for the team which will be at no cost to your athlete. They will be transported by van for the trip home Sat-12-Mar.

Pool doors will open early each day, and seating will be very limited. Holland Aquatic Center will not allow us to save seats, so plan on coming very early if you want a good seat. Also, we are adding deck food for the boys this year to keep them energized during the meet.

Please sign up by clicking here to bring a food item or drink for either Friday or Saturday, thanks!

State Meet Dinner
On FRIDAY, after the swimming events, we have planned to have a state dinner at the Leppink's cottage which is located about 5 miles from the Holland Aquatic Center. Maps will be provided. We will provide salads, pizza, dessert and pop. Please bring $10 per family to cover some of the costs of the meal. RSVP to Gina at 682-0538 with an approximate number in your family that will be attending, excluding your state swimmer/diver, as we will plan on the whole state team attending.

Please RSVP to Gina at 682-0538 by Wednesday, March 9.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to one of us!

Gina, Vicky or Sally

Sign Up for State Meet Snacks

Families of state meet athletes, please sign up to bring one of the items listed below.

  • do not try to edit the document below
  • just send an email to
  • be sure to include your name, the item you're signing up to bring and also the date of that item
  • then we'll update the schedule below with your name

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Timers Needed for State Meet

The folks organizing the state meet next weekend at Holland Aquatic Center are looking for timers. If you're interested, please click here to fill out the form.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

State Team Practices

Practices at Calvin this week 6-8:30pm. Next week 6-8pm. Divers start at 5:45pm.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Results from Conference Finals

You can view the official results from the OK Black/White Conference Finals on our Meet Schedule & Results page.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Urgent: Shave Meet

If anybody wants to go the shave meet on Tuesday, please contact Jeremy by phone ASAP, If you are planning to go you must also attend practice on Monday. The shave meet is at Holland Aquatic Center. If enough people are interested, then we may have a bus.

Congratulations to All!

A special thanks to the coaches, parents, divers and swimmers on a great conference meet! The dedication from each of you this season was outstanding. The efforts from everyone allowed us to beat our rival and place second!

State families of divers and swimmers, please continue to watch the website for further information regarding the March 11 and 12 weekend. We hope many of you will come out and cheer on these swimmers!

Also, save the date for the swim banquet on March 28, 6:15 at GRCH!

Thanks to all on a wonderful season!

Gina, Vicky and Sally

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Photos from Conference Meet

You can view Jennifer Schroder's photos from the conference meet by clicking here. These are on Facebook, so you'll need a Facebook account to see them.

Photos from Conference Finals

Photos from Marcie Pyper and Elizabeth VanderLei.

Click here if you do not see the slideshow above.

Photos from Conference Swim Prelims

Photos from Marcie Pyper and Elizabeth VanderLei.

Click here if you do not see the slideshow above.

Photos from Conference Diving Prelims

Photos from Marcie Pyper.

Click here if you do not see the slideshow above.

Eagles Take 2nd Place!

Eagles beat arch-rival East Grand Rapids to capture second place in the OK Black-White conference meet at Calvin College. Swimmers and families are invited to the party at Boer's house. Athletes from the meet will start arriving at about 4:00pm.

Reminder: Party at Boer's After the Meet Today

Don't forget the party for all athletes and families at Boer's house after the meet.
  • See the sheet below for food assignments.
  • Directions here.
  • Please park on Onekama Road and walk to Boer's house on Breton. There is no parking at their house or on Breton.
  • For those who are unable to attend the meet but would like to come to the party, watch the website or check your email often. We'll post an announcement when the meet is over and folks are heading over to Boer's house.