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