Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Practice location change for Friday, January 2

Practice has been changed Friday to Calvin College from 11:00am-2:00pm.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Alumni Water Polo

This Wednesday, December 24 at 1:00pm we will continue our annual water polo match vs the alumni.  If you know any alumni please invite them to join us at Ottawa Hills.  Our practice will end at 1:00pm and then we will start up water polo.  

Hope to see you then!  

Friday, December 19, 2014

West Michigan Relays - Saturday

Be at school at 7:45am, 1-way bus will leave right when everyone is there.  Please be there on time, our warm-up time is from 8:30am-9:00am and we would like to be there and ready to start that.

Psych Sheet

T-shirt designs

Christmas Break Schedule (December 22 - January 3)

It is important that you attend practice over the break.  If you have to miss practice for anything, please talk with Jeremy.


Monday, December 22:
- Morning lifting @ Quest Center (GRCH) 11:00am-11:45am
- Practice @ Calvin College 12:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday, December 23:
- Practice @ Calvin College 12:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday, December 24:
- Morning lifting @ Quest Center (GRCH) 10:00am-10:45am
- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 11:00am-1:00pm
- Water Polo against the alumni 1:00pm-2:00pm

Thursday, December 25:
- CHRISTMAS DAY!  no practice

Friday, December 26:
- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 11:00am-2:00pm

Saturday, December 27:
- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 11:00am-2:00pm


Monday, December 29:
- Morning lifting @ Quest Center (GRCH) 10:00am-10:45am
- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 11:00am-2:00pm

Tuesday, December 30:
- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 11:00am-2:00pm

Wednesday, December 31:
- Morning lifting @ Quest Center (GRCH) 10:00am-10:45am
- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 11:00am-1:00pm
- New Years Eve Relays 1:00pm-2:00pm

Thursday, January 1:
- NEW YEARS DAY! no practice

Friday, January 2:
- Practice @ Calvin College 11:00am-2:00pm

Saturday, January 3:
- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 11:00am-2:00pm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Important Update!

Practice location today has been changed to Calvin College.  Practice will still by from 12:00pm-2:30pm.

The rest of the week's practices will also be at Calvin College from 12:00pm-2:30pm.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Contact Info.

At the meeting, It was brought up that it would be nice to have the contact information for the athletes as well as their parents.  I have reset the contact info setting on the website so now you are able to fill out your own contact information and it will be password protected.  The password will be sent out to you within 24 hours of filling out the form, you will also be able to confirm your information.

You may click here to go directly to the questionnaire.

If you want to find out where to access the contact information sheet and fill out your information, please use the following directions:
Please go to the contact info. line under quick links (right side of website), it will be the last link under quick links.  Please scroll down to athletes and families and click on "here".  Then it will ask for you to fill out the form "here".  Click on "here" and it will bring you to a information questionnaire, please fill out and await the confirmation email and password!

Weekly Schedule (December 15 - December 20)

Exam week schedule:

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:30pm

- Quad meet @ East Kentwood 6:00pm (East Kentwood, Byron Center, Portage Central)
- NO BUS, athletes must be there at 4:45pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 12:00pm-2:30pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 12:00pm-2:30pm

- Swimming practice @ Calvin College 12:00pm-2:30pm
- Diving at the West Michigan Relays @ Jenison 5:30pm (competition begins) 4:00pm (warm-up begins)

- Swimming at the West Michigan Relays @ Jenison 10:00am (competition) 8:30am (warm-up begins)
- 1-way bus leaves at 8:00am (be at school at 7:45am!)
- Diving - No Practice

Please let Jeremy know if you will be out of town at all over Christmas break.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Quad Meet Tonight!

Make sure you eat something right after school that will agree with your stomach, try not to eat right before the meet.

Don't forget that if you are an athlete you need to arrive at 5:15pm @ Calvin College.
At 5:30 we are allowed to go on deck and start our warm-up.
The meet itself will start at 6:30pm and will probably end between 8:00pm-8:30pm.
Afterwards the athletes from each team will be fed a meal in room HC 280.  If you are providing food, this room is in the hallway to the left (west) side of the old gym area.

See you tonight!  GO EAGLES!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Thank you so much for those who have signed up already!  If you haven't signed up yet, please do so!



Food for meets:
Please sign-up to help provide for the teams!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Grandville Meet Reminders!

Tuesday, December 9 the 1-way bus leaves at 4:45pm from the back of school.  Please make sure you are there on time so that we can leave at 4:45pm.  

Please make sure that you bring a big enough snack to eat after school so that you won't be hungry during the meet and so you'll have enough energy.  Make sure it is something you've had before and know will agree with your stomach.  

For the meet you'll need:
- Race suit (money for race suit)
- Meet warm-ups (top and bottom)
- Goggles (extra pair just in case for a backup)
- healthy snacks

Meet Suits are in!

We received the meet suits today just in time for our meet tomorrow against Grandville.

Please make sure you pay the following in cash or check to JACK PYPER.

Diver Speedo - $17.00
Diver Jammer - $30.00

Swimmer Speedo - $25.00

Please bring to tonight's practice or to the meet tomorrow.  We will give you your suit once you have paid.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Weekly Schedule (December 8-December 13)

- Morning workout @ 6:45am in Quest Center
- Parent meeting @ Calvin College 5:30pm-5:55pm
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:30pm

- 1-way Bus leaves from back of school carport @ 4:45pm
- Meet starts @ Grandville 6:30pm

- Morning workout @ 6:15am in Quest Center
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-8:30pm

- Athletes must arrive to lockerroom @ Calvin 5:15pm
- Warm-up starts @ 5:30pm
- Quad Meet starts @ 6:30pm (Catholic Central, Fremont, Wayland)
- After the meet is finished there will be food for the team upstairs

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 10:00am-12:30pm

Thursday Meet Food Sign-up!

On Thursday, December 11, we are hosting a quad meet at Calvin and are responsible for providing food for our team and our guests.  We believe we will have approximately 80 swimmers, divers and coaches eating that night.  The Bell family has generously volunteered to donate lasagnas for the entire group.  Please sign-up to provide the portions of the remainder of the meal for the team.  Thanks for your help!

Here is the link to sign up:

Friday, December 5, 2014

Please help! - New2You

We still are in need of 1 or 2 volunteers for tonight's shift 4:00pm-7:00pm at New2You.

Don't forget all the proceeds from this goes directly to our program and also helps cover social dues.  Each year we collect social dues from everyone in order to pay for food after meets, at team parties, etc.

Please let Jeremy know ASAP!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Parent Meeting Update

New2You - We are still looking for 1-2 more volunteers for this Friday's shift, please let Jeremy know, or email

First Meets - Our first meet is Tuesday, December 9 at Grandville High School, we would love to see you there to cheer us on.  Our first home meet is on Thursday, December 11 @ Calvin College and we will be competing against 3 other schools.  After this meet we will be feeding our athletes as well as the visiting athletes, If you would be willing to provide food, please let Jeremy or email

Parent Meeting - We will be meeting at Calvin College at 5:30pm on Monday, December 8 in the classroom off the pool locker room. There will be access to this classroom through the locker rooms.  Please show up early so we can make sure everyone is able to get to the classroom.

Warm-ups - Last night we sent home warmups with your swimmer or diver.  These warmups are the teams warmups that we handout each year.  please make sure if something happens to them, you let us know so we can get them fixed, etc.  Please make sure that when you wash and dry the warmups you are doing so in a way that is best for the specific type of material (cool, not hot).

Monday, December 1, 2014

New 2 You

We are signed up for the month of December to have 3-4 workers at the store each Friday.  Of the workers each night there needs to be at least 1 male worker.  The shift that our team will be working is the 4:00pm-7:00pm shift.  If you are available during this time on Friday, we would love to have your help in raising funds for our team.  We have raised over $1,000 in the past by doing this, so please show your support by helping us out.

If you would like to help out please contact Mrs. Pruis (

Thank you!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Weekly Schedule (December 1 - December 6)

New2You - We are signed up for the month of December to have 3 or more workers at the store each Friday (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th).  Anyone 18 years and older may help out, grandparents too!  If you are interested please contact Jeremy

This week we will be having our parent meeting, I should know early Monday which day the parent meeting is on.  It'll be at 5:30pm right before practice.

This week we will also be having our picture taken by Jim Hill, if you want to order pictures I will hand out envelopes at the parent meeting.

- Morning workout @ Quest Center 6:45am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:30pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:30pm

- Morning workout @ Quest Center 6:15am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:30pm

- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 6:00pm-8:30pm

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

- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 10:00am-12:30pm

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Reminder of Tonight's pizza party/team meeting @ Calvin College

Room HC 204 is ther room we will be meeting in, it is in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex.  The meeting will be from 5:00pm-7:30pm.  We may get out a little earlier than that, handing out equipment will be the last item on the schedule and after that you may leave.
Pizza and Gatorade will be provided.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Weekly Schedule (November 24 - November 29)

The calendar tab on the website should be able to give you more of a heads up.  The whole schedule is on there, but you must remember that the schedule is always subject to change, I will update it as soon as I know of any changes.

The following practice times are implying that we are ready to hop in the pool at the start time.  Please make sure you have enough time to change in to your suit, fill up your water bottle, use the restroom, grab equipment, etc.

- Morning workout @ Quest Center 6:45am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:30pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:30pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 9:00am-12:00pm

- Thanksgiving Day (NO PRACTICE)

- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 10:00am-12:30pm

- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 10:00am-12:30pm

If you have any questions about the weekly schedule, please let Jeremy know.

Morning workout cancelled for tomorrow!

We will not be able to workout tomorrow, Coach Dixon needs to be with his son for his son's surgery.  Please keep Coach Dixon's family in your prayers.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Weekly Schedule (November 17 - 22)

Morning workouts start this week!  Note the different time for each day.  

- Morning workout in Quest Center weight room @ 6:45am

- off day

- Morning workout in Quest Center weight room @ 6:15am

- Team meeting (pizza party) in HC 204 (Calvin College) @ 5:00pm-7:30pm
- We will be covering expectations, individual responsibilities, and handing out team equipment.  
- Please have a parent contact Jeremy if you have a scheduling conflict.  

- off day

- off day

Monday, November 10, 2014


Please make sure that you have your physicals in by November 19!

The guys that still need to turn them in are:
Nate Ames
Justin Bart
Ben Bell
Joe Bell
Noah Bulkowski
Ryan Gelderloos
Trevor Nelson
Freddie Noe
Tristan Ogdahl
Jake Overbeck

Please get those turned in to the office ASAP!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Physicals and pre-season workouts

Please make sure you have your physical turned in before November 19.  If you don't have it turned in by the time we have our first practice, you will not be allowed in the pool.

I will in a couple weeks post all who don't have them in yet.  Please do this ASAP.

Please also make sure that you are attending after school workouts, most fall sports are wrapping up and we want to make sure your ready for the swimming & diving season.  Lifting is Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm.  If you know someone who may be interested in swimming or diving, please invite them to join us!  

23 days until the 2014-15 season

37 days until the first meet (@ Grandville)

119 days until conference finals

133 days until state finals

Monday, October 20, 2014


Today there will be weightlifting from 3:00-4:00pm.  

Wednesday there will be no workout due to the days off.  

Monday, September 29, 2014

Team pre-season meeting on Wednesday in Room 232 at 12:30pm

Wednesday we will have an informational meeting in room 232 at 12:30pm.  Please come on time and hopefully we can get done quick.

Lifting with coach Pype is Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm.  Please inform coach Pype that you will be going.  We have a little less than two months left before the season, let's prepare now and be ready for our first meet December 9 against Grandville.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2014-15 Season History

Top Time's List 2012-13
Top Time's List 2013-14
Top Time's List 2014-15

Time Goals 2014-15

Division 3 Top Times List (Not all teams included)
All Divisions Top Times List (Not all teams included)

Last year's State Finals Results:                                             2013-14 OK Conference Results:
Division 1 State Finals 2013-14 Results    2014-15 Results                   OK White

Division 2 State Finals 2013-14 Results    2014-15 Results                   OK Red

Division 3 State Finals 2013-14 Results    2014-15 Results                   OK Green

Click here for help in printing documents.                      

at Grandville
vs Grandville


at Calvin College
vs. Catholic Central
vs. Fremont
vs. Wayland


EK Christmas Quad
at East Kentwood
vs. East Kentwood
vs. Byron Center
vs. Portage Central




West Michigan Relays (Diving)
at Jenison

West Michigan Relays (Swimming)
at Jenison





at Zeeland East
vs Grand Haven
vs Zeeland East/West


Holland Christian Mid-Season Invitational
at Holland Aquatic Center


at Holland Aquatic Center
vs Holland Christian

at Jenison
vs Jenison*

at Calvin College
vs Northview*


at Calvin College
vs Mona Shores*

at Calvin College
vs Holland





at Calvin College
vs Forest Hills United*

MISCA Meet (Diving)
at Eastern Michigan University

MISCA Meet (Swimming)
at Eastern Michigan University

at East Grand Rapids
vs East Grand Rapids*














OK Black/White Conf
Swimming & Diving Prelims
at Northview


OK Black/White Conf
Swimming & Diving Finals
at Northview


Shave Meet
at Holland Aquatic Center


Regional Diving
at East Grand Rapids


State Prelims
at Oakland University

State Finals
at Oakland University

Overall Record (*Conference)
Final Conference Standing - Tied 3rd
Final State Standing - 5th place
9 wins
5 losses
3-2 Conference 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cedar Point Reminder

Just a reminder that we leave tomorrow morning at 5:30am at the high school.  Please make sure you have your $50 for Jeremy so that you are able to go on the trip.  It's too late to back out, tickets have been purchased.

Don't bring stuff you won't need.

Please make sure you bring:
- packed lunch with your name on it that will fit in the community cooler.
- enough money if you would like to purchase food, drinks, souvenirs inside the park. (we are providing 2 drinks outside the park)
- shorts that have pockets that can be zipped or buttoned shut.
- phone if you have one so that we can call parents on the ride home.
- sunscreen
- something to keep you busy on the 4 hour drives (you may sleep).
- comfortable shoes (it's going to be a long day)
- prepare to get wet, wear something you that you won't care if it gets wet (there are some water rides)

If you have any questions, please let Jeremy know ASAP (616-446-4757)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cedar Point

Cedar Point Group (15):
Jack Pyper
Jeremy Pyper (call if any questions 616-446-4757)
Justin Bart
Ben Bell 
Joe Bell
Noah Bulkowski
Ben Burrows
Owen Jackson
Zeb Langeweg
Aaron Matheson
Trevor Nelson
Schuyler Pruis 
Tim Randall
Connor Satterlee
Zach VanDinther

Here is the plan for Wednesday, July 30th:
My dad and I will be driving two vehicles that will allow all 15 group members to go.  The park opens at 10am and closes at 10pm.  We are hoping to leave school around 5:30am and arrive at the park at 10am.  We are planning on leaving the park around 7:00pm and arrive back at school around 12:00am.  

We are hoping to keep this cost as low as possible for you, in order to do so we will  all pack a lunch so that we can eat at the vehicles for lunch.  For dinner you can also pack that and eat it out at the vehicles or if you want to bring more money and go to one of the restaurants, you may do so, but it is way more expensive.  We will provide coolers and 2 drinks per person, please label your lunches with your name to make them more identifiable.  Don't forget to bring sunscreen, you will be standing in lines most of the day.

Cost will be $50 per person.  Checks should be made out to Jeremy Pyper.  In order to go he must be paid before you leave.  Once tickets are ordered you must pay no matter if you can go or not.  If you want to go out to eat, buy souvenirs, etc. you will need to bring your own cash.  

Please call me with any questions about the trip.  If your name is on the list, we are planning on you

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cedar Point Date

Wednesday, July 30th is when we are going to Cedar Point.  
The park is open from 10am-10pm that day.  Cost will most likely be around $55-$70.  The earliest we would leave for the park is 5:30am, no one has to drive as Pype and Jeremy will most likely be driving.

So far I have handful of guys signed up, it's not too late to let me know.  The final date for signing up is July 15th and that is right around the corner.  Please tell me ASAP.  

Weightlifting Reminder

The days are Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm.

Please call or text Pype if you are going to be attending (616-446-3992).

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cedar Point

The tentative date right now is Wednesday, July 30th.

Please let Jeremy know if you are interested via email ASAP.  We want to get numbers of how many people would be going so we can plan rides, timing, etc.  There have been guys that have told me already they want to go.  Please contact me again, so I can have exact numbers.  Plan on just being gone July 30th.

I need to know by June 30th, that is in 15 days.  I will then, plan rides, food, cost and then inform everyone.  Once I get your final okay then I can tell you how much it'll cost, It should probably be between $55-$70 for tickets and gas, but could change depending on how many guys sign up.  

Weightlifting with Pype in the summer

This summer Pype will be lifting in the weight room at the high school.  If you know of any incoming 9th graders that are going to our school and are interested in swimming or diving please invite them as well.

Lifting will be:
Monday 2:00pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm

Please make sure that you are there right on time at 2:00pm.  If your schedule doesn't allow for you to lift during this time and you would like to, please contact Pype or Jeremy

Monday, April 21, 2014

Team Meeting this Wednesday at 12:40pm

There will be a team meeting regarding the summers activities as well as looking towards next season.  We will meet in the Quest Lobby and move to a room right away.  Please make sure that if you are coming back next year that you are at this meeting.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Banquet Reminder

Don't forget!  The banquet is tonight at the high school starting at 6:30pm

- whatever was assigned to you to bring.
- Calvin swipe card if you were handed one at the beginning of the year.
- Warm-ups, these must be turned in tonight.
- Also bring some basketball clothes in case you want to play in the quest center gym after the banquet.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

2013-14 Photos

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Vote for MVP tomorrow

Please make sure that you stop by the bookstore and give them to Pype at the bookstore or Mrs. Liverance in the main office.  Write your vote for MVP on a paper with your name on it, so we know who has voted already.  Please take some time to really think about who deserves it the most out of the guys who helped are team the most when it came to dual/tri/quad meets, invitationals, conference and the state meet.

End of Season Banquet (March 18 - 6:30pm in Town Square @ GRCHS)

End of season banquet will be on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:30pm in the Town Square at Grand Rapids Christian High School.  We will have dinner, awards, and a video of the season.

- Seniors and Sophomores bring a main dish.
- Juniors and Freshmen bring a side dish or salad.
- Desserts, drinks and tableware will be provided.

No need to get dressed up - just come on over and bring the family and something to share.

Make sure that you bring your warm-up jacket and pants and turn them into Pype at the bookstore this week.  The last chance to turn these in will be at the banquet.  Failure to return in time will result in not being able to take your exams.  These warm-ups costed us a pretty penny and we will charge full price for all that are not turned in.  The jacket was $69, pants $45 and they were engraved which will also be added to the cost.  Please turn these in ASAP.  All returning swimmers and divers will get them again at the beginning of next swim/dive season.

If you still have a Calvin swipe card, please turn these in ASAP to Pype as well.

If you lost anything during the season, please let Jeremy know ASAP so that he can look through what he has and see if its in his lost and found bag.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Weekly Schedule (March 3 - March 8)


- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:45pm

- Diving Regionals at East Grand Rapids 5:00pm
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-7:45pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-7:30pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 2:30-3:30pm

Thursday details:
- 4:00pm meet at school to park cars and load into rental vans
- 5:00pm arrive in Holland and eat at a restaurant as a state team
- Then we will arrive at the hotel, shave, have a state team meeting and go to sleep

- 9:30am ticket sales begin and doors open to spectators
- 10:00am-12:00pm warm-up period for swimmers and divers
- State Swimming Prelims @ Holland Aquatic Center 12:00pm
- State Diving Prelims @ 3:30pm (approx.) will start after last heat of the 400 free relay

- 10:00am ticket sales begin and doors open to spectators
- State Swimming and Diving Finals @ Holland Aquatic Center 12:00pm

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Weekly Schedule (February 24 - March 1)

- State Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-8:30pm (practice will end at 7:15pm for shave meet guys)

- All non-state guys must turn in their warm-ups to Pype at school or to Jeremy after the shave meet.
- State Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-8:30pm
- Shave meet @ Zeeland 6:00pm (possible 2-way bus will leave at 4:15pm)

- State Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-8:30pm

- State Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-8:30pm

- State Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-8:15pm

- State Practice @ Calvin College 10:00am-12:30pm

All conference pictures are Wednesday March 19 @ Caledonia high school at 8:00am

Friday, February 21, 2014

Conference Finals

Here are the results from conference prelims

Here is the heat sheet for finals

Go Eagles!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Couple Updates (Haircuts and Team Party)

Today the guys will be doing haircuts right after school in the all city gym locker room.  They will have the haircuts for one day and then will be shaving the rest of the way for conference on Friday.  Once again this is optional and is not mandatory for the guys to do.  

For the team party, the food assignments are:
seniors/sophomores - desserts
juniors/freshmen - salads or fruit

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Conference Psych Sheet

Here is the 2013-14 OK White Conference Psych Sheet!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Party at Pruis's

The party following the conference meet will be at Pruis' immediately after the meet.  
- Pruis' home is at 1211 Old Lake Ct SE which is a cul-de-sac north off Lake Drive roughly halfway between the East Beltline and East Paris.  Their home is at the end of the driveway which goes left off the left end of the cul de sac looking down the street from Lake Drive (blue house at the bottom of the hill).  
- Given the quantity of snow, parking will be a bit challenging, so where possible, you are encouraged to car pool (Calvin is very close and a good option for this).  

Pruis' have let us know that there will be space for roughly 20-25 cars near their house and on their street.  
- Parking is available as follows:  Roughly 8 cars will fit near their house (though let's not be shy to go down and use those spaces), the Pruis' neighbors the Winkles have graciously allowed us to use space at their home (another GRCHS family who live at the end of the other drive heading to the right off the cul-de-sac--several more cars will fit there); with the remainder of the parking being along Old Lake Ct.  
- Please only park on one side the street or the street will not be passable.  Anyone with an SUV may also park near the home construction site immediately to the left when entering Old Lake Ct.

The main dish and drinks will be provided.  The class assignments for the pot luck for remaining food and dessert will come in a separate post in the next couple of days.

For the food assignments:
- seniors/sophomores - desserts

- juniors/freshmen - salads or fruit

Weekly Schedule (February 17 - February 22)

Conference Week:

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:30pm (Conference taper guys will end at 7:30pm)

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:30pm (Conference taper guys will end at 7:30pm)

- Haircuts after school in the boys all city gym locker room
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-8:30pm (Conference taper guys will end at 7:15pm)

- Swim Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-8:30pm (Conference taper guys will end at 7:00pm)
- Diving Prelims & Semi-Finals @ East Grand Rapids 5:00pm
- Pool open for diving warm-ups at 3:00pm, Balcony opens at 3:00pm

- Meal after practice around 7:45pm @ Calvin College in pool deck classroom

- Diving Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-7:30pm
- Swimming Prelims @ East Grand Rapids 12:00pm
- Pool opens for warm-up at 10:00am, Balcony opens at 10:00am

- Swimming & Diving Finals @ EGR 12:00pm
- Pool opens for warm-up at 10:00am, Balcony opens at 10:00am

- Party at the Pruis's house after the meet on Saturday (more details to come)
- For the food assignments:
- seniors/sophomores - desserts
- juniors/freshmen - salads or fruit

Sunday, February 9, 2014

8th Grade Night @ GRCHS (Monday night @ 7:00pm)

If you know any 8th grader that will be attending Grand Rapids Christian High School next year and they are interested in joining the boys swimming and diving team, please encourage them to stop by our booth and chat with Ryan Beezhold (100 Freestyle, 200 Free Relay, and 400 Free Relay school record holder).  He will be manning our booth on Monday night.

Weekly Schedule (February 9 - February 15)

- Morning workout for State guys and Divers with Coach Dixon 7:15am
- Bleaching at school (right after school)
  (Bleaching is optional, most guys that decide not to bleach their first year, end up doing it the other years, but if you don't feel comfortable doing so, that is okay)  If you have any questions, please let Jeremy know
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-8:45pm (Conference guys should be finished by 8:15pm)

- Conference Dual Meet @ Forest Hills  7:00pm meet start
- 1-way bus leaves @ 5:30pm

- Morning workout for State guys and Divers with Coach Dixon 6:15am
- Practice @ Ottawa Hills High School 7:00-9:45pm (Conference guys should be finished by 9:15pm)

- Practice @ Ottawa Hills High School 7:00-9:30pm (Conference guys should be finished by 9:00pm)

- Practice @ Ottawa Hills High School 6:00-8:15pm (Everybody will be done at 8:15pm)

- Practice @ Ottawa Hills High School 10:00-12:30pm (Conference guys should be finished by 12:00pm)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Meet has been changed to 6:00 start time

Please not that the meet tonight out at Muskegon high school will be starting at 6:00pm

The 2-way bus will leave at 3:30pm

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Weekly Schedule (February 3 - February 8)

- Morning workout with Coach Dixon 7:15am (Only for State Individual Qualifiers and Divers)
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:45pm

- Meet @ Muskegon 6:00pm
- 2-way bus leaves @ 3:30

- Morning workout with Coach Dixon 6:15am (Only for State Individual Qualifiers and Divers)
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:45pm

- Meet @ Holland Aquatic Center vs. Holland Christian and vs. Hamilton 6:30pm
- 2-way bus leaves @ 4:15pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:45pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 10:00am-12:45pm (Conference guys)
- MISCA Meet @ Eastern Michigan University 12:00pm (MISCA cut Qualifiers)
- more details will be coming Monday on the MISCA meet.  (we will most likely be leaving for EMU around 7:00am from school.  (If there are any parents are thinking of going to watch, please let me know)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Meet is on for tonight!

Senior night will be happening tonight at Calvin Colleges Venema Aquatic Center.  
The meet will start at 6:30pm.
Athletes be there at 5:30pm.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Weekly Schedule (January 27 - February 1)

- Mandatory morning workout with Coach Dixon 7:15am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:45pm

- Meet vs. Northview @ Calvin College 6:30pm
- No Bus, Athletes be there at 5:30pm

- Mandatory morning workout with Coach Dixon 6:15am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:45pm

- Meet vs. Holland @ Holland Aquatic Center
- 2-way bus leaves at 4:15pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:45pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 10:00am-12:45pm

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Practice Still On! Pushed back to 11:00-1:45pm

Practice this morning is from 11:00-1:45pm @ Calvin College is still on.  Please drive safely and leave yourself enough time to drive slower and still make it on time.

If you are a parent and you do not want your kid going to practice today, please let me know asap.  If there is a local pool that is closer, I can send you a workout.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Weekly Schedule (January 20 - January 25)

- Morning workout with Coach Dixon 7:15am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:45pm

- Conference Dual Meet @ Calvin College vs. Jenison 6:30pm
- No Bus, athletes should be on deck by 5:15pm

- Morning workout with Coach Dixon 6:15am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:45pm

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

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:45pm

- Practice @ Calvin College 10:00am-12:45pm

Friday, January 17, 2014

2013-14 Photos

Photos from the Zeeland meet are now online.  From now on, we will be posting photos following every meet.  Go to the link below to view them.  If you are asked for a username is and password, it is eagles2014.  You can download some photos or post them to Facebook if you like.  (Note:  2 albums from last season are still at this site - marked 2012-13)

Swim Gear Ready to Order!!

We are offering 3 options for gear - black shorts with swim logo (available for swimmers, divers, coaches only), white t-shirts with logo on front and special picture on back in honor of Pype's 30th year as swim coach, and charcoal gray 1/4 zip pullover with swim logo.  T-shirts and pullovers can be ordered for team as well as family members.  

To order items, go to the google doc link below and fill in your order.  Note that the mens' pullovers are available in tall sizes for L and XL. Youth sizes are available for t-shirts only.  Please fill in your order on the google doc before Monday.  

We will place the order Monday and will get them by the end of the week. 

You can pay for your items when we pass them out. Cash or checks - checks made out to Holwerda-Snoap.

We raised $500 by volunteering at New2You.  That $500 will be split between the 28 swimmers/divers and 4 coaches to reduce each gear order by $16.  (That's $32 for the Bells!)  Thanks to everyone who volunteered!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Practice Saturday now at 8:00-10:30am

Practice Saturday has been changed.  The correct location is at Calvin College and the time will be from 8:00-10:30am.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Timers for meet tonight

Tonight we need timers for our first home meet.  Timers will be allowed free admission to the meet.  

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Weekly Schedule (January 12 - January 18)

- Morning workout with Coach Dixon 6:15am @ Quest Center
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:45pm

- Conference Dual Meet vs. East Grand Rapids @ Calvin College 6:30pm
- No bus, athletes must be at the pool at 5:15pm.
- Food for athletes will be provided after the meet.

- Morning workout with Coach Dixon 6:15am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:45pm

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

- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:45pm

- Practice @ Ottawa Hills High School 10:00am-12:45pm

Friday, January 10, 2014

Psych Sheet for D3 Invite

Here is the Psych Sheet for the D3 Invite

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Food Sign-Up

We will be feeding our team and the opposing team for the next 3 Tuesdays (1/14, 1/21, 1/28) after the home meets.  Casey Bell (father of Joe and Ben) is graciously providing the main course.  

Please sign up for sides and drinks.  

You can click here to type your name into a slot.  

As you look through the details on the google doc, notice extra sign-up slots for desserts on the 28th.  That is Senior Night and families (ours and Northview’s) are invited to stay and enjoy dessert after the meet.  

Contact Patty Liverance at with any questions.  Thanks for all your help!

Optional Team Gear

You will have the opportunity to order team gear for your son and your family if you choose to do so.  The list of items and prices will be available next week.

Team Dues - Bad News/Good News

The bad news is it’s time for team dues.  The good news is we are collecting $25 (formerly $35) for each swimmer/diver.  This covers the senior night cake, hair dye, conference snacks, a pizza party, and the end of the year banquet expenses.  

Please give the money to Liesl or Dirk Pruis or Susan Matheson or mail to:  Liesl Pruis 1211 Old Lake Court SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.  Please let Jeremy Pyper know if you have a special circumstance and need to waive this fee.

Informal Get-together Saturday after the D3 Invitational

After the meet this Saturday in Holland, any swimmer or diver who would like to hang out at the Liverance's house is invited to do so.  The address is 1023 Harvester SE (near the exit of M-6 and Kalamazoo Ave.)
- Pizza, drinks and Super Smash Bros. provided.

Practice Friday will be 6:30-9pm at Ottawa

Due to the days off this week and another group practicing at Ottawa, we've decided that it will be best for our team to have practice from 6:30-9:00pm at Ottawa on Friday.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Practice Wednesday/Tomorrow

Practice tomorrow will be from 6:00-8:30pm at Calvin College.

No morning workout, Practice tomorrow, and meet has been rescheduled to Thursday

Wednesday's morning workout with Dixon has been cancelled

Wednesdays practice will be either from 3:30-6:00pm or normal time 6:00-8:30pm
- We are waiting to hear whether Calvin's team will be back tomorrow or not, if they are not then we will be able to practice early, if they are not, then we will practice, normal time.
- Make sure you have what you need for practice at school, just in case we do practice 3:30-6:00pm

Thursdays meet @ Zeeland will start at 6:30pm (we will just be swimming Zeeland now)
- 2-way bus will leave school at 4:30pm
- Park in the back of school, that's where we will be picked up

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tomorrow's Meet has been cancelled

We are also not able to practice at Calvin or Ottawa tomorrow, if you are able to get to a pool, please let Jeremy know, and he will get you a workout.  The Kroc Center, may be open.  It's important to get in a pool if possible, drive safely if you are able to go somewhere to get a workout in.

Calvin will be closed at 2pm today, practice is cancelled.

Do Not come to practice today as it has been cancelled due to Calvin closing at 2pm.

We will hear about the meet tomorrow hopefully before noon tomorrow.  If Calvin is still open we will try to have practice tomorrow if we don't have a meet.

Practice @ Calvin College 3:30-6:00pm

Parents, if you would like to keep your kid home, please let me know, I understand that conditions may vary depending on where you live.  It is your decision to have your kids attend or not attend practice tonight.

If you do come to practice, make sure you leave earlier because of the visibility and drifts that may be over the roads in some spots.  Make sure you dress warmly with wind chills around -15 degrees.

If tomorrow's meet is cancelled we will still hold practice at Calvin as long as Calvin is still open.

If you have any questions, please let Jeremy know.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Snow Day Update (Monday - January 5)

Monday workout with Coach Dixon Cancelled because of no school.

Practice is still on @ Calvin College 3:30-6:00pm

At some point tomorrow we may get the word that Calvin is closed, or that the roads are just too unsafe.
We will either make the practice optional or cancel it all together, please stay tuned.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Weekly Schedule (January 6 - January 11)

- Morning workout with Coach Dixon 6:15am
- Practice @ Calvin College 3:15-6:00pm

- Meet @ Zeeland vs. Zeeland and Grand Haven 6:00pm start time
- 2-way bus leaves at 4:15pm

- Morning workout with Coach Dixon 6:15am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00-8:45pm

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

- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 6:00-7:45pm (may be changed to 7:00-8:45pm)

- Division 3 Midseason Invitational @ Holland Aquatic Center
- 1-way bus leaves at 8:15am
- Meet will begin at 11:00am (Diving will run the same time as swimming)