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.