Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fundraiser

Hello Eagle Boy's Swimmer's & Diver's,

We will be joining the girl's team for a fundraiser at Calvin College on July 5, 6 and 7.  Calvin College is hosting a swim meet and needs volunteers (more details on the sign-up).  Thank you for setting aside some of your summer to help the team raise money!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e45ada622a3fa7-calvin1

Monday, March 19, 2018

Reminder: End of Season Banquet

Just wanted to remind everyone about the Banquet tomorrow night from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Multipurpose Room - "The Garage" at the high school tomorrow (Tuesday, March 20). 

Please bring your bags, warm-ups to turn in if you have not already!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

End of Season Banquet (March 20th at 6:00pm-8:00pm)

Next Tuesday, March 20th (6:00pm-8:00pm) we will be having our end of season banquet in the Multipurpose Room - "The Garage" at the high school.  Please email me (grchswimcoach@gmail.com) with how many people from your family will be attending so we can make sure there is enough seats, food and utensils.

Please bring the following:
Freshmen - Drinks
Sophomores - Desserts
Juniors - Seniors - Fruits/Salads

We are also planning to provide pizza for everyone.

Hope to see you there!  Please RSVP! (grchswimcoach@gmail.com)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Weekly Schedule (March 5 - March 10)

State meet week is finally here!  Congratulations to all those that have made the state team.  Please remember to stay focused on what you need to be doing during your taper! 

Monday, March 5:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, March 6:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:15pm

Wednesday, March 7:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, March 8:
- The guys will be excused at lunch and 8th period for the day (please check with your teachers on what you'll miss!)
- Practice @ Calvin College 1:00pm-2:00pm
- Right after practice we will head out to the Saginaw area (we have 2 rental vans that we'll be taking as a state team)
- We will go out to eat at night (some money will be provided by school for athletes, but bringing $20-40 would be smart) and then rest/prepare for prelims.

Friday, March 9:
- Spectator seating opens at 10:15am (seats will go fast). 
- State Swimming Prelims @ Saginaw Valley State University 12:00pm meet start
- State Diving Prelims @ Saginaw Valley State University ~4:00pm start (one hour after swimming finishes)

Saturday, March 10:
- Spectator seating opens at 10:15am.
- State Swimming & Diving Finals @ Saginaw Valley State University 12:00pm meet start
- We will arrive back home around 8:00pm-9:00pm.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Weekly Schedule (February 26 - March 3)

Please remember that you all are on taper and make sure you are doing your very best to stay rested.  For shave meet guys (non-state qualifiers) you will have your final day of the season on Wednesday.  Please update your goal sheets, show your parents your goal sheets so they can see how much you've improved!


Shave meet guys schedule:
Monday, February 26:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-6:35pm

Tuesday, February 27:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-6:35pm

Wednesday, February 28:
- Shave Meet @ East Kentwood 6:00pm start
- No bus, Athletes should arrive by 5:15pm
- May want to shave/re-shave for this last opportunity

Thursday, March 1:
- No practice, please make sure that you turn in your warm-up (top/bottom), bag into the bookstore during first break.  Please clean out bag of any other belongings.
- Please make sure to update your goal sheet
- Schedule a time with Coach Jeremy to reflect over the season and talk about next year.


State Meet guys schedule:
Monday, February 26:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:45pm

Tuesday, February 27:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:45pm

Wednesday, February 28:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:45pm

Thursday, March 1:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:45pm
- Diving Regionals @ Hamilton Middle School 5:00pm (warm-up 3:00pm)

Friday, March 2:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:45pm

Saturday, March 3:
- Practice @ Calvin College 10:00am-11:45am

Friday, February 23, 2018

Great Meet today! Let's keep it going tomorrow!

Athletes arrive at 10:30am tomorrow at Northview!

Just wanted to give an update on diving prelims and semis and a shout out to some new school records!

Nick Woltjer - 7th
Alex DeBoer - 13th
Jordan Bergsma - 15th

I have posted the prelims results under the meet schedule and result page.



200 Medley Relay: 1:38.91
Corey Campbell, Lucas Oezer, Will Gelderloos, Jake Boender

100 Butterfly: Corey Campbell - 52.18

100 Backstroke: Corey Campbell - 52.36

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Conference Meet Details

Friday and Saturday we will have conference prelims and finals at Northview High School.  They do not have as much seating as Calvin College so if you are planning to attend, please keep that in mind.  Here is the conference information sheet, it will have prices of admission, etc.

Please make sure you pack some healthy food/snacks and water for the meet tomorrow.  We will be at the pool from 10:00am - about 3:30pm with no lunch break.  It will be important as well to pack an extra towel, you will need it!  

Each swimmer will be in 2-4 events in prelims, if we have anyone finish an individual event in the top 24 in prelims, they will swim on finals day (teams may not have more than 4 individuals in top 16 for scoring).  On finals we usually try to get everyone at least one swim if they do not make finals in an individual event, but may be in a total of 2 relays.  You will be able to cheer on your teammates as well!

After conference, we will be finishing up our season next Wednesday with the Shave meet (If you are on the state team, you most likely will not be at the shave meet).  We will have practice on Monday and Tuesday next week looking ahead.   


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekly Schedule (February 19 - February 24)

Special Taper Announcement:
- Sleep (8 hours, go to bed and wake up consistently)
- Eat healthy (do not over eat!)
- Be smart (you'll have extra energy, DON'T USE IT! take it easy outside of practice
- Visualize your races before you go to bed each night (don't just think about it, visualize it)

Monday, February 19:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:15pm

Tuesday, February 20:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday, February 21:
- Practice @ Northview High School 6:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, February 22:
- Practice @ Northview High School 6:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, February 23:
- Conference Swimming Prelims @ Northview High School (Meet start - 12:00pm)
- No Bus, athletes must arrive at 10:00am (No Diving Boards Available)
- Balcony for fans opens at 10:00am ($5 admission/$2 heat sheets)
- Conference Diving Prelims @ Northview High School  (Diving starts - 5:00pm)
- Divers must be to Northview for warm-ups at 3:00pm

Saturday, February 24:
- Conference Swimming & Diving Finals @ Northview High School (Meet start - 12:00pm)
- No Bus, athletes must arrive at 10:30am


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Conference Taper guys will end practice at 7:30pm tonight

Conference Taper guys will end practice at 7:30pm tonight

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Weekly Schedule (February 12 - February 17)

This week we will continue the tapering process by not lifting for those who don't have individual state cuts.  Please check out the taper announcement and please make sure you are doing everything you can to conserve your energy for the conference meet in 2 weeks.  Here is a document on TAPER

Monday, February 12:
Conference Taper:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

State Taper:
- Morning lifting @ GRCHS weight room 7:45am-8:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday, February 13:
- Conference Meet 7:00pm @ Calvin College
vs. East Grand Rapids
- No Bus
- Athletes must arrive by 6:00pm
- We will be celebrating our seniors starting at 6:50pm

Wednesday, February 14:
Conference Taper:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-7:30pm

State Taper:
- Morning lifting @ GRCHS weight room 6:45am-7:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, February 15:
Conference + State Taper
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm (Conference guys out at 7:30pm)

Friday, February 16:
Conference + State Taper
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm (Conference guys out at 7:30pm)
- Qdoba after practice

Saturday, February 17:
Conference + State Taper
- Practice @ Calvin College 10:00am-12:00pm (Conference guys out at 11:30am)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Practice is still on for tonight 6:00pm-8:00pm

Hope you were all able to rest up and enjoy the snow day today.  We will be having practice still because Calvin College has not closed.  Please plan to give yourself a little extra time just in case the roads are not fully cleared by that time.  Drive safe!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Spring Lake Meet start time will be at 6:00pm

We will be competing at Spring Lake on Thursday at 6:00pm.  We are looking into an earlier bus time, but have not heard back yet.  Please plan on the bus leaving at 4:00pm tomorrow in the back of school.  The bus will be a 2-way bus. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Weekly Schedule (February 5 - February 10)

This week we will start the tapering process by cutting out lifting for those who don't have individual state cuts.  Please check out the taper announcement and please make sure you are doing everything you can to conserve your energy for the conference meet in 3 weeks.

Monday, February 5:
Conference Taper:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

State Taper:
- Morning lifting @ GRCHS weight room 7:45am-8:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday, February 6:
- Non-conference Tri Meet 7:00pm @ Calvin College
vs. Caledonia/Lowell/South Christian
vs. Ludington
- No Bus
- Athletes must arrive by 6:00pm


Wednesday, February 7:
Everyone (that want's to do so): Bleaching hair at school @ All-City Locker room 3:00pm

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

State Taper:
- Morning lifting @ GRCHS weight room 6:45am-7:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, February 8:
- Conference Meet @ Spring Lake 6:00pm meet start
- 2-way bus leaves at 4:00pm


Friday, February 9:
Conference + State Taper
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, February 10:
Conference + State Taper
- Practice @ Calvin College 10:00am-12:00pm

Conference Taper Announcement

Taper- Throughout the season the body's muscles are broken down and rebuilt during practices and meets.  Once we start tapering, we swim less yards and allow our muscles to rebuild and become prepared for the most important part of the season.

Guys that are tapering for conference over the next two weeks should be trying to do these things in order to make their taper more effective:
1. Rest - Try not to put stress on your body (doing physical activities, etc.)
2. Eat properly - stay away from fatty junk foods
- Good snacks: unsalted nuts, rice cakes, multi-grain wheat thins, peanut butter, popcorn (no butter/salt), tostitos + salsa, and fruit.
- Good meals: fish, skinless chicken, vegetables, pasta or rice
3. Drink water - Keep drinking lots of water throughout the day
4. Sleep - make sure that you are getting 7-9 hours
5. Mentally prepare yourself - Visualize your races before you go to sleep at night,
- start with your warm-up for your event
- waiting behind the blocks
- the starting official asking you to step up, take your mark and the buzzer going off
- think about your what you have to do in your event, think about any stroke errors that you have and visualize yourself correcting them during your race.
- finish strong, look up to the scoreboard and see the goal that you have set

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Weekly Schedule (January 29 - February 3)

January 29th, Monday:
- Morning lifting @ GRCHS weight room 7:45am-8:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

January 30th, Tuesday:
- Conference Meet @ Forest Hills Aquatic Center 6:30pm meet start
- No Bus
- Athletes must arrive by 5:30pm

January 31st, Wednesday:
- Morning lifting @ GRCHS weight room 6:45am-7:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

February 1st, Thursday:
- Non-conference Meet @ Zeeland West 6:30pm meet start
- 2-way bus will leave at 4:45pm behind school

February 2nd, Friday:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

February 3rd, Saturday:
- Practice @ Calvin College  8:00am-10:00am
- Breakfast or lunch
- Calvin vs. Hope Swimming & Diving Meet 1:00pm

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Meet Time Change for Tonight (6:00pm start)

Sorry for the confusion.  A few days ago I confirmed a 6:30pm start with the coach of the opposing team, our AD had the 6:30pm start time as well.  Today I hear that they have switched it to 6:00pm for the meet to start.  Please go by the following:

5:00pm meet warm-up
6:00pm meet start

There are not many seats for spectators, so if you are planning to come, might want to be there a little earlier.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Weekly Schedule (January 22 - January 27)

Monday, January 22:
- Morning workout @ GRCHS weight room 7:45am-8:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday, January 23:
- Conference meet vs. GR Catholic Central @ Downtown YMCA 6:30pm meet start
- No Bus, athletes must arrive at 5:30pm

Wednesday, January 24:
- Morning workout @ GRCHS weight room 6:45am-7:30am
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, January 25:
- Non-conference meet vs. Holland Christian @ Calvin College 7:00pm meet start
- Athletes must arrive at 6:00pm

Friday, January 26:
- Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, January 27:
- Practice @ Calvin College 10:00am-12:00pm


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Swimterim Updates

If you would like to stay updated on our Swimterim Trip to the Florida Keys here is the information you will need.

Facebook:
Type in:         Florida Keys: Swimterim 2018
Then press:   Join

Instagram:
Type in: eaglesaquatics

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Winterim Schedule (January 8 - January 20)

The following schedule will be mostly for the Swimterim: Florida Keys group.  The swimterim group will want to eat an early breakfast and bring snacks, during the class time we will have bagged lunches at 9:45am (except Tuesday), it won't be a good idea to eat lunch right before the swimming portion of the day.  You will only have to drop your student/athlete off to school and pick up at the end of the school day.  Swimterim group must bring your laptops to class!!!

The guys that are staying back will be practicing @ Calvin College from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Monday, January 8:
- Florida Keys Class @ Room 112 8:00am-10:00am
- Drylands/Lifting @ GRCHS weight room 10:00am-11:00am
- Swimming @ Calvin College 11:30am-2:30pm
- Night Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm (optional for Swimterim group)

Tuesday, January 9:
- Florida Keys Class @ Room 112 8:00am-11:00am
- Lunch 11:00am-11:45am
- Florida Key Class @ Room 112 11:45am-2:30pm
- Conference Meet @ Calvin College vs. Jenison 7:00pm meet start
- Athletes must arrive by 6:00pm
- Meal afterwards for the team


Wednesday, January 10:
- Florida Keys Class @ Room 112 8:00am-10:00am
- Drylands/Lifting @ GRCHS weight room 10:00am-11:00am
- Swimming @ Calvin College 11:30am-2:30pm
- Night Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm (optional for Swimterim group)

Thursday, January 11:
- Florida Keys Class @ Room 112 8:00am-10:00am
- Drylands/Lifting @ GRCHS weight room 10:00am-11:00am
- Swimming @ Calvin College 11:30pm-2:30pm
- Night Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm (optional for Swimterim group)

Friday, January 12:
- Packing day
- Swimming @ Calvin College 11:30pm-2:30pm
- Night Practice @ Calvin College 6:00pm-8:00pm (optional for Swimterim group)

Saturday, January 13:
- 2-way bus leaves at 9:30am from back of school (carport)
- Warm-up begins 10:30am @ Hudsonville High School
- Meet begins at 12:00pm @ Hudsonville High School
- After meet we will be riding the bus to the airport for the winterim trip, the rest of the team will be dropped off at school, unless they have a ride from the meet.

The rest of team in town will practice Monday-Friday 6:00pm-8:00pm for the week of January 15 - January 19.  Saturday will be a day off.

SWIMTERIM GROUP
Here is your schedule

Friday, January 5, 2018

No breakfast before practice tomorrow!

We will not be having breakfast at Wolfgangs before practice tomorrow.  The team may decide to go out after practice, but I will not be able to. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Meet tonight begins at 6:00pm!

The meet tonight is scheduled for 6:00pm.  Athletes please arrive at 5:15pm.  The host team East Kentwood will be feeding us afterwards. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

We will be able to have practice @ Northview High School tomorrow 2:00pm-4:00pm

We are planning to keep the beginning of the day to avoid last minute confusion as much as possible.  We will plan to practice @ Northview High School from 2:00pm-4:00pm and carpool from school.

Drop-off at 10:00am @ GRCHS
Pick-up at 4:00pm @ Northview High School

Thank you for your patience!