Swim & DIVE

Registering for Swimming

The first thing to do is Register for athletics here.

Here is a very quick summary of the registration process: pay a registration fee ($154), buy an ASB card ($60), register through FinalForms, get a physical (which is good for 2 years) and fill out the form and turn it into NCHS, and meet eligibility requirements.

You can pay online at here. (https://wa-northshore.intouchreceipting.com) If you need your login information, you can email spearson@nsd.org.


Turning in forms

Athletes may email their forms to the Athletic Secretary, Susan Pearson, at spearson@nsd.org. Forms can also be submitted directly into Final Forms. Athletes are cleared to practice once Susan Pearson reviews the forms. You can also fax or snail-mail the forms to Susan Pearson at NCHS.

SWIM PRACTICE info

During 2021-22, NCHS will be practicing at WEST Coast Aquatics. (15622 Country Club Dr, Mill Creek, WA 98012)

Practice Time is finalized... AT NIGHT:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 - 9:30 PM

  • Friday: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

The first day of practice is Monday, August 23rd.

Girls Dive Information

Mitch Craig has retired. Deb Shelton will be THE diving coach for all of NSD.

This year, school dismisses at 3:15, which means that practice times need to change. Practices will be at the Juanita Pool from 4:15-5:25pm.

Meet Schedule

All regular season dual meets on Thursday, with Dive competition starting at 3:00pm sharp! (Visiting team vs Home team)

  • Sept 9: NC vs Ingl (Juanita Pool)

  • Sept 16: Lwas vs NC (Juanita Pool)

  • Sept 23: NC vs Redm (Redmond Pool)

  • Sept 30: Elak vs NC (Redmond Pool)

  • Oct 7: NC vs Juan (Juanita Pool)

  • Oct 14: NC vs Wood (Redmond Pool)

  • Oct 21: Both vs NC (Juanita Pool)

Post-Season

  • Oct 29 & 30: KingCo Champs (Hazen HS in Renton)

  • Nov 5 & 6: District Champs (TBD)

  • Nov 11 & 12: State Champs (Federal Way)

Remind

Communication through Remind is frequent and time critical. Please join the Remind.com group. Girls use code "@ncswimdive" and boys use code "@coachstrid". It is imperative that all swimmers join because there is a high need for quick and direct communication with the athlete. Swimmers should have communication through their phone so that they read the messages immediately.

Parents may/should join as well.

We are expected to provide timers and officials at all our meets. There is a a greater duty to provide timers and officials during our home meets. We will have a Sign-Up Genius to help get a sense of our volunteers.

!! Coaching change !!

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I am taking a break from both Girls and Boys Swim Coaching. It was a difficult decision for me to make. However, I'm excited to announce that Corey Stride will be Head Coach of the Girls.

Why?

I feel that it is important for me to be fully dedicated to my work and commitments. For 2021-22 I am increasing the number of classes that I am teaching as well as adding a new and difficult Python course. These changes in will add considerable demands to my schedule. I do not want to spread myself too thin where I risk failing at or resenting my work. Once I am able to successfully manage this new teaching schedule, I will reconsider how coaching fits in.

Equipment

Please go to the Equipment Page for details.

Fundraisers

If parents are able to get involved and participate in fundraisers, the costs for the equipment listed above can be somewhat offset/reduced. I, personally, am not adept at driving fundraisers, so parent involvement here would be greatly appreciated. Funds raised may be used for Senior Awards, end-of-year Swim Banquet, invite swim meet entry dues, and other miscellaneous items.

How to Letter

Details are posted here.

Team Banquet

Date TBD: We will have an awards banquet to recognize each athlete for their achievements during the season. This is a fun event for parents and the entire family. All swimmers are expected to attend. Details to come later.

Parent involvement

Parents are needed to help during the meets. There are several ways that contribute to the success of a season: Meet Starter/Referee, Timers, Scorekeeper, Snacks, and Fundraiser Organizer.

Plans for inclement weather

It is unusual to experience snow or extreme weather. However, in the event of extreme weather, we will follow what the district has directed. For example, if school is cancelled, there is no practice. If there is a late start, practice is cancelled. If evening activities were cancelled the previous day, there will be no morning practice.

If it is an icy morning, parents should keep their swimmers home rather than risk the treacherous roads. If you are not going to make it to practice, please send me a Remind message so that I know not to expect you at the pool.

If I need to cancel practice at the last minute, I will send out an announcement via Remind to let you all know. Being on Remind is CRITICAL.

WIAA State Rules

  • 62.3.0 Swimmers must practice their entire practice session with their High School team to be eligible to compete for that team.

  • 18.19.2 Schools may not give special treatment or privileges on a regular basis to enable them to participate in non-school athletic activities, such as reduced practice times, special workouts, late arrivals or early dismissals.

  • 22.2.4 Individuals and teams that qualify for a state qualifying event must compete unless exempted by the appropriate level.

  • 22.2.5 By entering participants in postseason competition, each member school certifies that, barring injury, illness, religious observance or unforeseen events, the team or individuals representing the school will participate in every level of competition through the completion of the state championship event.

Academic Responsibilities

  • Academics are imperative to success, both as an athlete and student. Swimmers are required to maintain a 2.0. See: https://northcreek.nsd.org/athletics/eligibility

  • If swimmers are struggling academically, they should come talk to the coaches so we can develop a plan to help you out. Remember, swimmers are a student first, then an athlete.


Practice Transportation (OLD INFORMATION)

There are no buses to practices. Swimmers need to arrange for their own rides, which may include carpooling with other parents/swimmers, so long as all parents are fully informed and give consent. We will have buses to every regular season swim meet.

We practice 5 days a week, in the mornings from 5:30AM – 6:30AM, except for the days that we have meets. School starts at 7:30AM which gives only 1 hour to get out of the pool and into the classroom.

Before swimmers are eligible to compete in a meet, they must have attended 10 practices. No exceptions.

Address of practice locations:

West Coast Aquatics

15622 Country Club Drive

Bothell, WA 98012