Sunday, February 28, 2016

Meet Suits, Drag Suits, and Swim Caps

Tuesday will be the deadline for paying for meet suits, drag suits, and swim caps.

Every swimmer owes $38.00 for their meet suit, and $24.00 for your 2 swim caps.

If you ordered a drag suit, those were $35.00 each.
Those ordering drag suits were:
- Jake Boender
- Jake Overbeck
- Jacob VandenHeuvel
- Ryan Gelderloos
- Owen Jackson
- Mark Primus
- Connor Satterlee
- Ben Bell
- Trevor Nelson

Every diver owes $28.00 for their meet suits (Nick Woltjer owes $31.00 for his jammer)

Please make all checks payable to Jeremy Pyper

Week 15 Schedule (February 28 - March 5)

- Practice for conference taper guys @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:00pm
- Practice for state taper guys @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

- Shave meet @ EGR 6:00pm
- Athletes should arrive on deck at 4:45pm (no bus)

- Practice for state taper guys @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

- Practice for state taper guys @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

- Practice for state taper guys @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:30pm

- Practice for state taper guys @ Calvin College 10:00am-12:00pm

Friday, February 26, 2016

Team Party @ Boenders

After the meet tomorrow he Boenders have offered to host a team party at their house (2751 mission hills court).  The party will begin as soon as the meet has finished and will end at 6:00pm.

Freshmen and sophomores bring a salad
Juniors and seniors bring a dessert
Boenders will provide the pizza

Please be mindful that you are still on taper and take it easy.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

State Parent Hotel Rooms

Parents, please make sure you book your hotels for state soon, the Hampton inn that the team will be at is sold out already.  The state meet will take place on Friday, March 11 (Prelims) and Saturday, March 12 (Finals).  The team will be riding down Thursday and staying for two nights.

Psyche Sheet for Conference Meet

Here is the psyche sheet for 2015-16 conference meet.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Practice for Wednesday

We are still planning on practice for tonight, If your parents do not want you to come that is okay, just make sure they let Jeremy know before practice starts (

Practice will be 6:00pm-8:15pm.  Conference guys would get out around 7:30pm

If you are a student driver, please give yourself more than enough time to get to Calvin, drive slow and safe.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Week 14 Schedule (February 22 - February 27)

As we come to the last week and a half of the season for most of the team we want to make sure that we are doing everything possible to swim well at the conference and the shave meet.  The shave meet will be the last meet this season for guys that don't make a state cut and unless a guy is really close he should expect to swim some different events.

Most of the team is on taper for the conference meet, we are intentionally trying to get 1 more hour of rest each night and eating protein, wheat carbs, fruits/veggies, dairy (not ice cream) and water.  Avoid sugar, processed foods, soda, salt & easy on the white starches (potatoes are good).  Good foods include: lean meats, eggs, 2% milk, wheat starches, bananas & potatoes.  We are also trying to not exert our energy in other physical activities, please be mindful of what you are doing.

- Morning workout @ Quest Center 9:00am-9:45am (State team only)
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:15pm

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

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

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

- Conference Swimming Prelims @ EGR 12:00pm
- Please make sure you wake up at least by 9:00am and get 8+ hours of sleep
- Warm-up starts and balcony opens at 10:00am.  $5.00 for admission, $2.00 for heat sheets
- Conference Diving Prelims @ EGR 5:30pm
- Warm-up for divers is at 4:00pm

- Conference Swimming & Diving Finals @ EGR 12:00pm
- Warm-up starts and balcony opens at 10:00am,

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Team Bonding (Board Games and Lunch @ 12:00pm - Evergreen Campus)

Friday @ 12:00pm we will be playing board games and eating lunch at the Evergreen campus.  I will provide the food, if you could help bring healthy drinks that would be great.  Feel free to bring your favorite board game as well.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Week 13 Schedule (February 15 - February 20)

- Morning workout (State guys only) @ Quest Center Weight Room 7:45am-8:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:15pm

- Conference Meet @ Calvin College vs. East Grand Rapids 6:30pm
- Senior night is this evening and we will be starting the celebration at 6:20pm
- No Bus, athletes please be ready on deck at 5:30pm

- Morning workout (State guys only) @ Quest Center Weight Room 6:45am-7:30am
- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 8:00pm-10:00pm

- Practice @ Grand Rapids Community College 7:00pm-9:00pm

- Practice @ East Kentwood 6:00pm-8:00pm

- Practice @ Ottawa Hills 10:00am-1:00pm

Friday, February 12, 2016

MISCA Meet (Saturday for guys that have a MISCA Cut)

- From the back high school parking lot we will leave at 7:45am for Eastern Michigan University
- Swimming warm-up is from 10:00am-11:45am
- Swimming competition starts at 12:00pm
- Competition will end around 5:00pm
- We will stop to eat on the way home.

Mrs. Nelson has offered to provide sandwiches, fruit, rice crispy treats and Gatorade for all the guys! The pool deck will be packed, please only bring what you will need.  If you have a comfortable camping chair, it would be smart to bring, we don't always get a spot to sit down.

Psych Sheet for Saturday

Setting yourself up for successful swimming on Saturday:
- Have a positive attitude
- Get enough rest tonight, and eat a healthy meal.
- Don't sleep the whole ride to EMU, probably only half
- Figure out when you are going to warm-up, cool down before and after your races.
- Warm-up in the competition pool, be ready behind a lane to get in at 9:55am
- Don't sit all day at the pool, cheer on your teammates, watch the top heats
- Take advantage of a good long cool down in the competition pool.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Week 12 Schedule (February 8 - February 13)

- Morning workout FOR EVERYONE @ Quest Center 7:45am-8:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:15pm

- Conference Meet vs. Forest Hills United @ Forest Hills Aquatic Center 6:30pm
- 1-way bus leaves at 5:15pm from Quest Center entrance

- Morning workout for State Taper guys only @ Quest Center 6:45am-7:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:15pm

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

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

- Practice for Conference Taper guys @ Calvin College 10:00am-1:00pm

- MISCA Meet @ EMU 12:00pm (for MISCA cut guys)
- MISCA guys (Tim Randall, Zach VanDinther, Christian Walldorff, Jake Boender, Ryan Gelderloos, Trevor Nelson, Connor Satterlee, Nate Ames)
- We will be leaving around 8:00am and returning around 6:30pm-7:00pm
- This will be a great opportunity for those participating in the state meet this year at Eastern Michigan University and allow them to practice at the pool where we will be competing.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Holland Christian Meet Tonight (Start Time 6:30pm)

Tonight's non-conference dual meet against the #4 ranked Holland Christian Maroons is at the Holland Aquatic Center starting at 6:30pm.  The team bus will leave from the carport at 4:15pm, please be at school by 4:10pm.  If you are coming to watch the roads could be bad, so drive safely!