Friday, December 28, 2012

Tomorrow's (Saturday) Practice Time Change!

Practice tomorrow will be @ Ottawa Hills from 10:45am-1:00pm.  Please make sure you are there at 10:45am. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Alumni Water Polo

Christmas Eve (tomorrow) we will have our practice from 11-1:15pm and immediately after practice we will have our alumni water polo game where the team will take on alumni from Grand Rapids Christian Swim/Dive Team.  The water polo game will start at 1:15pm and hopefully wrap up around 2:15pm.  Hope to see all you alumni there!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Break Practice Schedule (Dec. 22-Jan. 5)

Christmas Break is here! This is the time of year where the guys have the greatest opportunity to set themselves up for a 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 will be long practices and contain lots of yards, but after the New Year arrives, it is all down from 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 Jeremy ( or 616.446.4757) as soon as possible.

Saturday, December 22 @ Ottawa 11-2:15pm
Monday, December 24 @ Ottawa 11-2:15pm
Wednesday, December 26 @ Ottawa 11-2:15pm
Thursday, December 27 @ Ottawa 11-2:15pm
Friday, December 28 @ Ottawa 11-2:15pm
Saturday, December 29 @ Ottawa 11-2:15pm

Monday, December 31 @ Ottawa 11-2:15pm
Wednesday, January 2 @ Calvin 6-9:15pm
Thursday, January 3 @ Calvin 6-9:15pm
Friday, January 4 @ Calvin 6-8:15pm
Saturday, January 5 @ Calvin 10:15-1:45pm

Hope you and your families have a great Holiday Season.
-GRCH Boy’s Swimming Coaching Staff

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Updates for this week

Tonight's meet will begin at 6:30pm.

Practice Schedule (official) for the rest of the week.

Wednesday @ Calvin 2:15-5pm
Thursday @ Calvin 2:15-5pm
Friday @ Ottawa 6:00-7:45pm
Saturday @ Ottawa 11-2:15pm. (This will be our first Christmas break practice)

We will print out and post the Christmas break schedule on Thursday or Friday.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Practice Schedule (December 17-22)

Monday: Workout @ Quest Center 6:35-7:30am and Practice 6-8:45pm @ Ottawa Hills
Tuesday: Meet @ Grandville 1-way bus leaves @ Quest by 4:45pm.
Wednesday: TBD (most likely Ottawa 6-8:45pm)
Thursday: TBD (most likely Ottawa 6-8:45pm)
Friday: TBD (most likely Ottawa 6-7:45pm)
Saturday: TBD (most likely Ottawa 11-2pm)

Please stay posted for updates, we should know by tomorrow or Monday how the rest of the week will officially be. 

Please make sure you study hard the rest of this weekend and Monday so that you are prepared for your exams. 

Friday, December 14, 2012


Pizza Party at Liverance's (After Saturday Meet)

Following the meet, we will have a pizza party at the Liverance house (1023 Harvester SE, GR, 49508).  The house is just off M-6 at Kalamazoo Ave. on your way back from Zeeland.  We will provide pizza. Freshman should bring dessert, sophomores should bring fruit or a salad, juniors and seniors should bring a 2-liter (or gallon of chocolate milk).  The party will start as soon as the meet is over and everyone arrives.  All family members are invited.
Please reply with a # coming from your family so that we can order enough pizza.

West Michigan Relays (Saturday, December 15)

This Saturday we will be competing at the West Michigan Relays

At this meet all the events are relays and there are about 15+ teams from the West Michigan area.  

1-way bus will leave school at 11:00am for Zeeland.

Swimming warmup starts at 12:00pm
Swimming competition starts at 1:30pm
The meet should take around 3 hours.  

Swimmers who are competing at meet:
Craig Aldrink, Aaron Apol, Justin Bart, Ryan Beezhold, Ben Bell, Joe Bell, Kody Faulk, Matt Greydanus, Michael Hoekstra, Zeb Langeweg, Hudson Liverance, John Liverance, Aaron Matheson, Seth McIntosh, Tristan Ogdahl, Tim Randall, John Soukar, Caleb Sprik, Zach VanDinther, Christian Walldorff

The rest of you may enjoy your Saturday off.

Make sure that you study hard when you can this weekend, we have practice during exam week and we expect everyone to be there. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

East Kentwood Christmas Quad

There will be no bus to East Kentwood. Swimmers and divers must be in the locker room at EK at 4:30pm.

The meet will start at 6:00pm and end around 8-8:30pm. There will be a meal provided afterwards for the athletes.

We will be competing against 3 different schools:
Byron Center
East Kentwood
Portage Central

Meet lineup will be outside the bookstore.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Meet Suit Orders

Last week we handed out the team suits for our meet and didn't have enough time to get payments before we handed them out.  Please write checks out to GRCH or give cash to Pype. 

If you are a swimmer you owe $22.00
If you are a diver you owe $17.00

If you have any questions, please let Jeremy know.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Practice Schedule (December 10-15)

Monday: Workout @ Quest Center 6:35-7:30am and Practice @ Calvin College 6-8:45pm
Tuesday: Practice @ Calvin College 6-8:45pm
Wednesday: Workout @ Quest Center 6:35-7:30am and Practice @ Calvin College 6-8:45pm
Thursday: Meet @ East Kentwood 6:00pm (More meet info. will come)
Friday: Practice @ Calvin College 6-7:45pm
Saturday: West Michigan Relays @ Zeeland (More meet info. will come)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Meet @ Hudsonville vs. Unity Christian and Catholic Central

Meet @ Hudsonville High School (5037 32nd Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426)

2-way Bus will leave for Hudsonville High School at 4:30pm in front of the Quest Center.  All swimmers and divers must ride bus.

Please bring your warmups to the meet and don't forget your meet suit, meet goggles, etc. 

The meet will start at 6:30pm and should end around 8-8:30pm .  The bus will leave for school around 8:45pm and we will arrive around 9:15pm.

Meet results and top times sheet will be posted the night of the meet or the morning after on the website.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Practice Schedule (December 3-8)

Monday Workouts @ Quest Center 6:35-7:30am and @ Calvin College 6-8:45pm
Tuesday Meet @ Hudsonville against Unity Christian and Catholic Central (more info. to come)
Wednesday Workouts @ Quest Center 6:35-7:30am and @ Calvin College 6-8:45pm
Thursday @ Calvin College 6-8:45pm
Friday @ Calvin College 6-7:45pm
Saturday @ Calvin College 10:15am-1pm

The morning workouts on Monday and Wednesday are Mandatory.  If you are a freshmen/new swimmer/diver and are not able to make it because your parents can't take you and/or you cannot find a carpool please email Jeremy asap and we will figure out what will work best for you.  There is also an opportunity after school on Monday's and Wednesday's to workout.  We expect everyone to be there unless they talk with Jeremy, attendance will be taken.  There will be no morning workouts on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

If you have any questions or concerns please direct those towards Jeremy.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Tonight's Practice (Friday)

Tonight's practice will be at Ottawa Hills from 6:00-7:45pm.  On the weekly schedule that was posted earlier, the end time was wrong.  We will be ending practice at 7:45pm. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Parent Meeting Tonight @ Calvin

Tonight is the parent meeting @ Calvin in room HC 204 (It is the classroom in between the two restrooms in the HC Lobby).  The meeting will go from 6:00-6:30pm. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Practice Schedule (November 26-December 1)

Monday: Morning Workout @ Quest 6:35-7:30am and Practice @ Calvin 6:00-8:45pm

Tuesday: Practice @ Calvin 6:00-8:45pm

Wednesday: Morning Workout @ Quest 6:35-7:30am and Practice @ Calvin 6:00-8:45pm (Parent meeting @ Calvin 6:00-6:30pm)

Thursday: Practice @ Ottawa Hills 5:45-8:45pm (Team Picture will be taken)

Friday: Practice @ Ottawa Hills 6:00-8:45pm

Saturday: Practice @ Ottawa Hills 10:00-12:45pm

- Please make sure that if you are not able to attend practice that you have a parent email/text Jeremy.

- Morning workouts are not optional, if you are a new member to the team we expect you to be there for Monday workouts, If you have any issues with not being there, please inform a coach so we can work something out. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Alumni at Practice

When we are at Ottawa we ask that Alumni do not come to swim, If you are just coming to visit, you may still do so.  This year we have many more Alumni swimmers that might like to come back, but we don't have the space at Ottawa in the pool.  All alumni will be invited Christmas Eve for our annual Alumni Water Polo game. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Workouts with Dixon

This Tuesday, November 20th will be our workout with Coach Dixon.  Please be there at 6:35 and we will wrap up around 7:30am.  We are thinking of working out Tuesdays and Thursdays during the season.  There will be no workout on Thursday because of Thanksgiving Day. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

First Week of Practice! (Nov. 19-24)

Monday: 5:45-8:45pm @ Calvin (This practice will start a half hour early in order to have a team meeting)
Tuesday: 5:45-8:45pm @ Calvin (This practice will start a half hour early in order to have a team picture)
Wednesday: 10-12:45pm @ Ottawa Hills High School
Thursday: No Practice on Thanksgiving Day
Friday: 10-12:45pm @ Ottawa Hills High School
Saturday: 10-12:45pm @ Ottawa Hills High School

Please make sure you physicals are turned into the main office before practice on Monday.

If your new to swimming/diving, you'll need:
- a swimsuit
- goggles
- towel

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Looking ahead to the start of our season (November 19), we would like to make sure that all athletes have their physicals turned in.  Please make sure you have your physical turned in before the first practice date.  You may turn them into the main office at the high school. 

2nd Workout with Coach Dixon

Wednesday morning at 6:35am we will have our second workout with Coach Dixon.  Please meet in the Quest Center on time.  We will get started shortly after 6:35am. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

First Workout with Coach Dixon!

Don't forget!  The first workout with Coach Dixon is tomorrow at 6:35am in the Quest Center.  Please consider attending as this will help prepare you for the upcoming season.  Spread the word to your fellow swimmers and divers!  Let Jeremy know if you have any questions.  See you there!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Workouts with Coach Dixon

There are certain days after school where Coach Dixon works out with off-season athletes.  Please contact me if you are interested.

This is strongly encouraged for you to be involved in before and during our season. 

If you have any questions please contact Jeremy or Coach Dixon.

GRCS Sports Performance Training

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Meeting of the year

On Thursday we will have our first meeting of the year.  It will take place during Channel 1 in room 117 (Slotsema's).  Please let your teacher know ahead of time that you have this meeting, so they will let you attend. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Unsubscribing from Eagles Aquatics

If you would like to unsubscribe from Eagles Aquatics, it is very simple:

Each Eagles Aquatics email that you receive has an unsubscribe option on it.  Just click it and you will no longer receive the emails. 

For text messages:
text "40404"  and put in the message "OFF @eaglesaquatics

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Eagles Extravaganza is tonight!

The Extravaganza is held at Eagles Stadium (with a few games at the newly renovated Eagles Ice Center as well) from 5:30-8:30pm.  Walk-ups are still welcome to attend.  BW-3 is catering the dinner, there is a silent auction and there are 17 different games to play with fabulous prizes!  Come on out and support your GRCHS Eagles Athletics!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Eagles Aquatics Videos

Swimming Technique Videos:

Championship Swimming:

Team (Video) History:

School Year Weightlifting

During the school year there will be opportunities to build your strength.

Pype will be lifting Monday and Wednesday from 2:45-3:45pm.

During the season there will be morning lifting.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Volunteers for the Extravaganza this Thursday!

Dear Eagle Parent or Athlete,

Thank you for your willingness to support Grand Rapids Christian High School Athletics and, in particular, Boys Swimming and Diving by volunteering to staff our game at the Eagles AllSports Extravaganza on Thursday, August 16.  Below is a list of those who have volunteered and your scheduled times:

The games will be located throughout Eagles Stadium and Eagles Ice Center, there will be EAB members to help direct you.  Make sure to come visit our team table, which  will be manned by coaches and athletes which will meet and greet the community, answer questions about the sport and generate interest in supporting our wish list items.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time and check-in at the “Volunteer Check-In” table at the front of the stadium.  Also, if you have not already done so, please complete your required registration for the Eagle Extravaganza via mail or online at

The evening will include food catered by BW3, games, fun, outstanding prizes, and a silent auction. Plan to come before your shift or stay after your shift to allow yourself time to enjoy this great night!

Thank you again for your support and


Coach Pyper

11. Bumper Car – No ticket required + 2 Vol/shift (BOYS SWIMMING)

5:00-7:00pm                                                       7:00-8:30pm
Game Leader                                                      Game Leader

Coach Greg Gorham                                           Coach

Ball Retrievers                                                     Ball Retrievers

Ryan Beezhold, Kody Faulk, Justion Bart            Hudson and John Liverance

If you would like to help out or offer a service for the silent auction please let Jeremy know ASAP!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

2012-13 Season History

Top Time's List 2012-13

Time Goals 2012-13

Division 1 State Finals 2012-13 Results

Division 2 State Finals 2012-13 Results

Division 3 State Finals 2012-13 Results

Click here for help in printing documents.

Unity/Calvin Christian
vs Catholic Central
at Hudsonville
Falcon Christmas Quad
at East Kentwood
vs. Portage Central
vs. Byron Center
West Michigan Relays
at East Kentwood
vs Grandville
at Grandville
vs Zeeland
vs Grand Haven
at Zeeland East
Holland Christian Mid-Season Invitational
at Holland Aquatic Center
vs Forest Hills Co-op
at Calvin College

vs East Grand Rapids
at East Grand Rapids
vs Jenison
at Jenison

vs Northview
at Calvin College
vs Holland Christian
at Holland Aquatic Center
vs Mona Shores
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
Shave Meet
at TBA
Regional Diving
at TBA
State Prelims
at TBA
State Finals
at TBA

Overall Record8 wins
5 losses
2-3 Conference

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Swimming and Diving 101

GRCH Swimming and Diving Information Sheet

Monday, July 30, 2012

Eagles All-sports Extravaganza

We are still looking for 4 volunteers to work at the Eagles All-sports Extravaganza at Eagle Stadium on August 16th.  The event will start at 5:30pm and end at 9:00pm.  If you volunteer, I believe you will work one shift that will be half the time.  Please email or call Jeremy ASAP if you are able to help out.  Thanks!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Michigan's Adventure

If your planning on going to Michigan Adventure tomorrow and haven't told Jeremy, please let him know. 
We will be meeting at school a little before 10am and will try to leave at 10am.  Please bring enough $ for admission (28), dinner, and $5 for gas.  I think we are planning on bringing our own lunches for the day.
Don't forget a swimsuit and a towel. 

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This Saturday a group is planning on going to go to Michigans adventure. If you would like to go, please talk to Jeremy ASAP! We are working on figuring out carpools, cost, etc. Hope you can make it!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lifting in the weightroom

Thanks to all who have been involved so far this off-season.  If you haven't started yet, please think about starting to prepare for our upcoming season. 

This week (July 9-12): Monday-Thursday 1:30-3:30pm

Next week (July 16-19): NO LIFTING!

There has been rumor of a team outing to either cedar point or michigan's adventure, If you are interested please let Jeremy know.


Eagles All-Sports Extravaganza Info.

Team Letter

Team Sponsorship Opportunities

Please look over these two documents and let me know if you are interested in being involved at this wonderful opportunity.

Monday, July 2, 2012

No Lifting this week (July 2- July 6 - Dead Week)

This week is dead week.  Please do not come to school to workout, you will not be allowed to be there this week. Please do not try to contact any coaches this week.  Next week everything should be back to normal.  Have a great holiday!

Friday, June 22, 2012

2012 OIympic Trials Psych Sheet

2012 Olympic Trials Psych Sheet

Just thought some people would be interested in seeing the psych sheets for the Olympics.
It looks like the these trials will be held 6/25/2012 through 7/2/2012.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Weightlifting/Baseball Tuesday

Weightlifting for tomorrow/tuesday has been shortened to 1:30-2:30pm.  Pype and Jeremy will be heading out to Hope College to watch the Eagles Baseball team at the State Quarterfinals.  GO EAGLES!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Summer Weightlifting

Please feel free to join Pype and Jeremy in the weight room this summer to bulk up before fall swimming.  Over the last couple years, we have had many guys commit to lifting in the summer and the added strength has helped them in the pool. 

We will be lifting Monday-Thursday from 1:30-3:30pm.  No lifting on Fridays.  No lifting on the weeks of July 2-5, and July 16-19.

If you have any questions, please email/text/call Jeremy.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

D3 State Meet DVD's

Here is a link if you are interested in purchasing a dvd of the Division 3 State Meet. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Team Jackets

This year we bought new personal jackets but also handed out the older team jackets.

The following students still need to turn in their team jackets:
Aldrink, Beezhold, DeGraaf, Faulk, Hoekstra, Langeweg, Otte, Primus, Schroder, Smalley, Sprik, Stevens, VanHarn, Warners.

Please turn these in ASAP to Pype at the bookstore.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Off-season Opportunities

Here are some off-season opportunities:

On Campus:

- Summer Weightlifting

- School Year Weightlifting

Off Campus: 

- Calvin College Diving Lessons

- Calvin College Diving Skills and Conditioning

- Calvin College Swim Lessons

- Calvin College Swim Team

- EGRA Waves (Club)

- Rapids Area YMCA Swimmers "RAYS" (Club)

- Total Performance Swim Camps

If you know of any other swimming or diving camps, oppourtunuties, etc. 
Please email me at

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Don't forget the Banquet today!

Today will be the end of season Banquet in the lower commons from 6:15-9:00pm (may end earlier).

Each family should bring a main dish AND a salad or dessert. This should give us plenty of food and a nice variety! Drinks and table service will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Swim/Dive Banquet

Food for the Swim Banquet on March 21: Each family should bring a main dish AND a salad or dessert. This should give us plenty of food and a nice variety! Drinks and table service will be provided.

End of Season Swim/Dive Banquet

Who: Swimmers/Divers/Coaches and their families.
What: End of Season Swim/Dive Banquet
When: Wednesday, March 21 6:15-9:00pm (It will probably end between 8-8:15pm)
Where: As of right now, in the lower commons. (this may change)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bus for All-Conference Pics

There will be a bus leaving by the all-city gym for All-Conference Pictures at 7:45am on Wednesday March 14th.

Monday, March 12, 2012

All-Conference Pictures

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 8:30am in the Kenowa Hills High School Cafeteria

The bus will leave from by the all-city gym at 7:45am.

Mitch Schroder, Tyler Ligon, John Swets, Ryan Beezhold, Jack Van Allsburg and Craig Aldrink all made the All-Conference team this year, congratulations to all of them for this accomplishment.

Please remember to dress up (No Jeans, No Jersey, etc.)

If you have any other questions about this, please ask Jeremy

Monday, March 5, 2012

Parent's gathering Friday night at Hotel

Swim team parents, we are looking forward to cheering on the team at Oakland this week.
We are planning to get together at the Hyatt Place (the parents' hotel) Friday evening after the prelims to have dinner and celebrate our community.
We have arranged a room at the hotel and we will order pizza for the families that can be there.
For us to plan, please email Mark Swets at with a count of attendees for your family.

Practice Schedule (Mar. 5 - 10)

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday guys may get out earlier than 9:00pm
Monday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Tuesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm

Thursday @ Calvin College 1:15-3:00pm (guys will be able to get out of school after lunch)

Friday Prelims @ Oakland University
9:30am Doors open
10:00am-11:45am Swimming and Diving warm-ups
12:00pm-3:30pm Swimming Prelims, Diving prelims will start right after the 400 free relay

Saturday Finals @ Oakland University
9:30am Doors open
10:00am-11:45am Swimming and Diving warm-ups
12:00pm-5:00pm Swimming Finals

Sunday, February 26, 2012

OK Greater Grand Rapids Conference Champs!

Congratulations to this years team as they captured the OK Greater Grand Rapids Conference title!

Yesterday, two conference and school records were broken by our 200 and 400 Free Relays.

200 Free Relay consisted of Mitch Schroder (22.22), Tyler Ligon (22.03), John Swets (22.26), and Ryan Beezhold (21.44) with a final time of 1:27.95!

400 Free Relay consisted of Mitch Schroder (49.07), Jack Van Allsburg (48.90), John Swets (49.15), and Ryan Beezhold (47.55) with a final time of 3:14.67!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Team Party location change!

After the meet, the team party will be at the Boer's household. The address is 2359 Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids 49546. Please park on/around Onekama street and walk to the house. There will be a balloon on their driveway.

We have had a slight menu change for Saturday night's party. Please see below for food assignments. Also, please send an email to to let us know you will be there.

Thanks! Go Eagles!

A - D Desserts- please try to keep desserts NUT FREE if possible

F – Ligon- Chips/snacks

Liverance - Primus Please bring two dozen buns/rolls for pulled pork

R - Stevens – Salads ( fruit or lettuce)

Swets – Warners- Drinks

Prelims Results

Great Job Guys!

If your swimming tomorrow make sure you eat well, sleep well, and prepare mentally for your races.

Here are results from Prelims!

Meet Is On!

Today's meet will be held at Calvin College, same planned times as before. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Jeremy or Rob.

Spread the word to others about the meet still being on.

Please drive safely. It's better to be a little late, than in the ditch.


Team Picture after Prelims

After Friday's prelims we will be taking a team picture with the new warmups that we got this year. Please stay after the team warm down for an extra 10-15 minutes.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Psych Sheets are out!

Here is the Psych Sheet for this years Greater Grand Rapids Conference Meet!


We have had a slight menu change for Saturday night's party. Please see below for food assignments. Also, please send an email to to let us know you will be there. Thanks! Go Eagles!
A - D Desserts- please try to keep desserts NUT FREE if possible

F – Ligon- Chips/snacks

Liverance - Primus Please bring two dozen buns/rolls for pulled pork

R - Stevens – Salads ( fruit or lettuce)

Swets – Warners- Drinks

Shaving Thursday

There is a group of guys that will be shaving on Thursday after school in the all-city gym boys locker room. Make sure that you bring your own razor and shaving cream.

If you want to wait until after practice you may shave at home.

There will be no shaving allowed at Calvin.

Monday, February 20, 2012


WEDNESDAY, February 22- Shaving
Boys will gather at the Swets’ house for head shaving. They will have pizza, fresh fruit, etc
provided by team dues before they go to practice. Time TBD

THURSDAY- Diving prelims and Pasta dinner
Diving prelims start at 5:00, come cheer on our divers!
Swimmers will practice at normal time. After practice, they will have their pasta meal together. The meal will be in our old team room, located off the gym lobby between the bathrooms. If you are bringing anything for this meal, please have it to this room before 8:00 pm. The boys will probably eat in shifts, since many of them are on a different practice schedule. The meal should be finished by 9:30.
*** These times could change!****
****Open spots are still available to sign up for the pasta meal. The document is currently unlocked****

FRIDAY- Conference preliminaries
Swimmers need to be at Calvin at 10:15 for warm up. The meet starts at 12:00.
Doors OPEN at 11:00 am. Please try to sit with team parents if possible and look for our new swimming/diving banner!
This meet usually lasts 3-4 hours. Nothing scheduled for the team afterwards.

SATURDAY- Conference finals
Swimmers need to be at Calvin at 10:15 for warm up. The meet starts at 12:00. DOORS OPEN AT 11:00. Again, please try to sit together to cheer for our Eagles.

SATURDAY NIGHT Post Conference party- swimmers and families
After the meet, the Pruis family has invited us to their home for a post conference team and family party. The main course of the meal is provided, but please let us know if you plan to attend, and how many ( If your swimmer does not swim on Saturday, please plan to join us for the gathering. We will post an announcement on the website to let everyone know when the meet is finished. The Pruis’ live at1211 Old Lake Ct. SE GR
49546. Their home is not far from Calvin, and has limited parking. If at all possible, please carpool from Calvin to their house. Below are the food assignments for the evening.

A - D Desserts
F – Ligon- Chips/snacks
Liverance - Primus bring bread
(garlic bread or rolls or breadsticks)
R - Stevens – Salads ( fruit or
Swets – Warners- Drinks

As always, if you have any questions about the meet or food assignments, or anything
else, please do not hesitate to contact one of the team parents.

Practice Schedule (Feb. 20 - Feb. 22)

Monday @ Calvin College 6:15-8:30pm (conference guys), 6:15-9:00pm (state guys)
Tuesday @ Calvin College 6:15-8:30pm (conference guys), 6:15-9:00pm (state guys)
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-8:30pm (conference guys), 6:15-9:00pm (state guys)

The rest of the schedule will be posted by tomorrow.

Please note that the conference meet on Friday and Saturday will start at 12:00pm.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pre-conference Pasta Party

Pasta Party will be next week Thursday, February 23 @ Calvin College

Here is the sign-up sheet

Monday, February 13, 2012

New 2 You

Thank you to all the parent volunteers for their help at the New 2 You store! $1096 was raised for the men's swim program! This money will be used on new equipment for the team. Thank you!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Practice Schedule (Feb. 13 - Feb. 18)

Monday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Tuesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Friday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Saturday @ Calvin College 10:15-1:00pm

Saturday, February 11, 2012

State Meet 2012

State Meet 2012 March 9 & 10 at Oakland University

Hello, State Meet parents and fans:

We are looking forward to being together and cheering on our team. A block of rooms has been reserved for us at the Auburn Hills Hyatt Place hotel under Grand Rapids Christian High School. Check it out at

The rate was quoted at $85 plus tax for a room with 2 queen beds plus a couch OR a king bed plus a couch. Hot breakfast is also included. The block is reserved for the 8th and 9th (Th and Fr) of March, but choose only the 9th if you prefer.

To reserve your room, you need to call the hotel at 248.475.9393 (then press 3 for reservations) by February 15. You will be responsible for your room reservation and putting it on your credit card. They will release our block February 16th, so please do not get caught without a room. If you are more comfortable booking your reservation online, you can visit and under group/corporate # input: G-GRHS.

If you are unsure of needing a room, consider reserving one with your credit card by February 15, because then you have until two days before the event to cancel it without penalty. Be sure to confirm this policy when you call.

Mark Swets 745.1266 cell

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Parents of Seniors, please arrive at 6:00 p.m. to be ready for Senior presentation at 6:15. ( Hopefully the meet will then start closer to 6:30) Senior boys please wear your WARM UP pants and your BLACK DRI FIT Eagles swimming and diving long sleeved shirt. (These may have been from Sophomore year). PARENTS- please raid your swimmer's bag ASAP ( to make sure that it is at least dry, perhaps even clean) for their WARM UP jackets- both of them- one parent wear the school issue black jacket- the other parent wear the new warm up jacket with the name on the back.

After the meet, ALL PARENTS (both teams) are invited for a dessert social time while the teams eat their meal.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Practice Schedule (Feb. 6-Feb.11)

Monday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Tuesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday MEET @ Calvin College 6:30pm, Swimmers be there at 5:15pm
(Parent Night starts at 6:15pm)
Friday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Saturday @ Calvin College 10:15-1:00pm

Friday, February 3, 2012

Reminder: Practice Saturday Morning

Practice on Saturday morning will be from 9:00-11:15am.

Please be ready to get in the water at 9:00am.

Dessert Again!

Our parents' dessert socials have been great this year! So great, that it was suggested that we do another one for our final home meet of the year. Please check the taco meal sign up for some new spaces. Please invite Holland parents that you see in the stands next week Thursday so they know that they are welcome to join us! Go Eagles!

Thursday, February 9 - Taco Meal

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Holland Christian Meet Today

2-way Bus leaves at 4:30pm

Meet starts at 6:30pm

Go Eagles!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tuesday Meet @ Calvin!

ATTENTION EAGLE FANS! We host another home meet on Tuesday night, January 31. This also means that we host a meal for everyone afterwards. Please check our meal sign up sheets to see if you are scheduled to bring anything tonight. We still have a few openings for our meal next week, and we can almost always use some help with serving or clean up. Thanks so much for all of your help. GO EAGLES! If you have any questions regarding the meal, please email Jennifer Schroder at

Forest Hills Meet - Sloppy Joe Meal

Holland Meet - Taco Meal

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Practice Schedule (Jan. 30 - Feb. 4)

Monday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Tuesday MEET @ Calvin College vs. Forest Hills 6:30pm (Be there at 5:15pm)
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday @ MEET Holland Aquatic Center vs. Holland Christian 6:30pm (2-way bus)
Friday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE)
Saturday @ Calvin College 9:00-11:15am

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Practice Reminder - Saturday Jan. 28

Practice today is at Ottawa Hills from 10:15-1:00pm.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Practice Reminder

This is just a reminder about practice starting at 6:00pm tonight and ending at 7:45pm.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Practice Schedule (Jan. 23 - Jan. 28)

Monday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Tuesday MEET @ Calvin College 6:30pm (NO BUS) Be there at 5:30pm
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday MEET @ Hamilton 6:30pm (2-way Bus information coming)
Friday @ Calvin College 6:00-7:45pm
Saturday @ Ottawa Hills 10:15-1:00pm

First Home Meet on Tuesday!

We are all getting excited for our first home meet of the season on Tuesday against Grandville!

Please check the meal sign up sheets to see if you are scheduled to help in any way with our meal following the meet. In addition, we have planned a parents dessert social IMMEDIATELY following the meet with parents from both GRCH and Grandville. Please welcome the parents in the stands and invite them to join us for dessert afterwards while the boys enjoy their meal together.

If you have any questions, or still need to sign up to help with a meal, please contact Jennifer Schroder at

Winter Concession Schedule Change

Revised Schedule

The Wrestling regional that was going to be on 2/15 has now been moved to 2/29.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Practice Time Change for Friday

Fridays practice will be @ Ottawa Hills from 2:45-4:45pm.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weight lifting reminder

Weight lifting will be from 11:30am-12:30pm after exams for Wednesday.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Practice Schedule (Jan. 16- Jan. 21)

Monday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Tuesday MEET @ East Grand Rapids 6:00pm, Swimmers/Divers be there at 4:45pm
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Friday @ Ottawa Hills 6:30-8:15pm
Saturday @ Calvin College 10:15-1:00pm

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Seniors come early to practice!

Today Seniors will be meeting Mrs. Boer at 5:45pm @ Calvin before practice in order to get all of the senior information that she needs for senior night.
Seniors, Please make sure you are there at 5:45.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Winter Concession Schedule

Here is the concession schedule for the winter season.

Practice Schedule (Jan.9 - Jan. 14)

Monday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Tuesday MEET @ Zeeland 6:30pm, 2-way bus leaves at 4:30pm
Wednesday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday @ Calvin College 6:15-9:00pm
Friday @ Calvin College 6:15-8:00pm
Saturday @ Calvin College 10:15-1:00pm

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Party starts now

Friday, January 6, 2012

Div. 3 Mid-season Invitational

Be at school by 9:15am, bus will leave by 9:20am.

Meet warm-up will start at 10:30am.
Meet will start at 12:00pm.
Meet should finish around 2:30-3:00pm.

Party at the Pyper's will start around 4:00pm (I will post on the website when the meet is done so that teammates not at the meet will know when the party starts)

Address: 2332 Byron Shores Dr. Byron Center, MI 49315

Please text or call Jeremy if you have any questions (446-4757)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Important Updates for Tonight's Meet

Guy's should be at the pool at 5:00pm.
Meet starts at 6:30pm.

Catholic Central has asked us to park in the lot across the street from the YMCA, behind the Big Boy.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Psych Sheet for D3 Invitational

Here is the psych sheet for the Division 3 Mid-season Invitational this Saturday.

Catholic Central Meet Thursday

No bus provided for this meet.

When: Thursday, January 5th at 6:30pm (note the time change)
Swimmers and Divers should be there at 5:00pm for warmup

Where: YMCA Downtown (map on the right side of website)

Who: Catholic Central (1-1) vs. Grand Rapids Christian (5-0) in a conference dual meet

Home Meet Meal Sign-ups

Please sign-up to provide for the meals after our home meets. We ask you to sign up for at least 3 spots out of the 3 meals.

Lasagna Meal (January 24)

Sloppy Joe Meal (January 31)

Taco Meal (February 9)

Parents please send your preference to

Monday, January 2, 2012

Team Party after Saturday's Invitational

Team/Family Party at Coach Pyper's house (2332 Byron Shores Dr. SW Byron Center, MI 49315) following the Holland Christian Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Time: approximately 4:00 p.m The meet starts at 12:00 p.m. and should finish around 3 p.m. (Travel time from Holland to Pypers is about 32 minutes)

Food: We will order pizza for everyone. Please help out by bringing the following.
Seniors: desserts
Juniors: salads
Sophomores: drinks
Freshman: snacks

We would love for all swim families to join us for this gathering--whether your son swims at this meet or not. Jeremy will send out an email notice when the meet is over, so you'll know when to head over to Pypers.

If you have questions or concerns, please call Rosemary Van Allsburg (616) 243-5825 or cell (616) 340-6880. Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Practice Schedule (Jan. 2- Jan. 7)

All Practices this week will be at Calvin College.

Monday @ Calvin 10am-1Pm
Tuesday @ Calvin 11:30am-2:15pm
Wednesday @ Calvin 6:15-9:00pm
Thursday MEET @ Downtown YMCA vs. Catholic Central 6:00pm
Friday @ Calvin 6:15-8:00pm
Saturday MEET @ Holland Aquatic Center (Mid-season D3 Invitational) 10:30am