Communications

TidBits of Information (4/5/21)

Parkas and fins can be picked up at Gold's before practice on Monday, 4/5, starting at 8:15pm. We will be using fins so bring your own or pick some up before practice.

No locker room use. Arrive and leave in your swim suit.

We will be swimming at Gold's Aquatics (18600 Woodinville Snohomish Rd, Woodinville, WA 98072. See map below.). 8:45 - 10:00 PM. Enter the swimming area directly by going to the BACK of the building where you can see the pool through the windows. Do NOT go through the front doors. No locker room use. We will have 6 lanes, 4 swimmers per lane (2 on each side). Max of 63 people in the swimming facility.

We will not be requiring any team suit this year. We will not be doing any team ordering. If you want to buy a suit, see see the Equipment Page for recommended boys' swim suits.

IMportant info from AD (2/11/21)

  1. Testing (Wed) 6-9pm at NCHS.

    1. Need signed release form for testing (please email this out to your conditioning athletes!)

      1. If under 18 need parent signatures

      2. use legal name on form and write neatly please!

    2. Bring photo ID

    3. If you've had Covid in the last 90 days have them reach out to me and do not go through batch testing on Wednesday at NCHS.

      1. If they wait and reach out to me on this during the weekend or Monday, they will not be cleared to participate. Please emphasize to your group I need time to process all of these unique situations.

    4. Enter the North lot (student lot) driveway closest to the football field. The lanes will be coned off. We plan to have 2 testing stations.

  2. If they have any symptoms or don't feel good DO NOT COME ON CAMPUS. They should be reaching out to you, Susan, or I to let us know

    1. The more we can do to normalize not coming if not feeling well the better off we all will be

  3. Stay in cars in the lot until 10 min before their session begins and make sure we are going to our cars and leaving as soon as session is over.

  4. Pay to play will $80 cost of the sport and the 1/2 price ASB


Meeting Notes (2/9/21)

Thank you everyone for showing up and asking great questions. Here are the important links:

Swimming in 2020-21

What Coach Jeff KNOWS...

Swimmers should sign-up for Remind:

Boys class code: @coachstrid

Girls class code: @ncswimdive


We will do a virtual banquet at the end of the year.

Varsity Letter requirements will be different this year.


Goals:

This year's goal is to be SAFE and have FUN!


Attendance:

Attendance will be taken mostly for safety reasons.

5 Practices are required before one may compete (if we compete).


Meets:

Four meets. Three on Thursdays. One on the last Friday.

There will be no STATE meet, no Districts, no KingCo.


Swim Specific:

We will NOT swim at the WEST pool.

You will NOT be able to use the locker room at the facility. Wear your suit there. Wear your suit home.


Dive Specific:

Girls coach is Coach Mitch.

Boys coach is Coach Deb.

You should reach out to your diving coach for Diving information.


Districts (2019-20)

We will be attending Districts on Friday & Saturday. There will be a bus both days.

Time details posted here.

Where: Mary Wayte Pool, Mercer Island (directions)

When:

  • Prelims: Friday Morning, Feb 14th, 7:35 am bus pickup. Warm-ups at 9am. Ends about 12:30. Back at NCHS about 1:30.

  • Finals: Saturday, Feb 15th, 12:50 bus pickup. Warm-ups at 2:00. Ends about 5:30 pm. Back at NCHS about 6:30 pm.

Admission: There is a $7 admission fee.

Snacks: There are no snacks provided for this meet. Swimmers should bring their own snacks and drinks.

Qualifiers:

Nolan Clayton, Andrew Da, Daniel Da, Kai Geller, Amey Joshi, Tayne Kim, Josuha Pak, David Shershunov, Mykal Smasne, Jack Therien, San Varshney

Parking at Mary Wayte (2019-20)

4A Prelims Session: Parking Options

  • Parking lot at Mary Wayte Pool. As you know, this lot is small and will fill quickly.

  • Parking lot at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. This is a block from Mary Wayte Pool – located at 8501 SE 40th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040. There is parking in the lower lot (back) and then some in the front of the facility.

  • Parking lot at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church: 3605 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. This one is a bit farther away, walkable, and is a large lot (and is considered a park and ride).

  • There is some street parking as well – if someone chooses this option – PLEASE make sure to emphasize that it should be done legally, or they risk a ticket.

  • Bus Parking – Down Gallagher Hill by the East Mercer Way exit from I-90.

Finals Session (both 4A and 3A): Parking Options

  • Parking lot at Mary Wayte Pool. As you know, this lot is small and will fill quickly.

  • Parking lot at the Northwood Elementary school (next to Mary Wayte Pool). There is a front and back parking lot.

  • Parking lot at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. This is a block from Mary Wayte Pool – located at 8501 SE 40th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040. There is parking in the lower lot (back) of the facility.

  • Parking lots at MIHS – stadium, admin lots are open (short walk behind the school on a path will lead straight to the pool).

  • Parking lot at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church: 3605 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. This one is a bit farther away, walkable, and is a large lot (and is considered a park and ride).

  • There is some street parking as well – if someone chooses this option – PLEASE make sure to emphasize that it should be done legally, or they risk a ticket.

  • Bus Parking – Down Gallagher Hill by the East Mercer Way exit from I-90.

Sign-Up

Meet Officials : Help us officiate our meets.

Meet Snacks and Timers: Give the boys some needed sustenance, and help us run the meet.

Meet Snacks

Swimmers need food, not only to swim well, but to avoid getting HANGRY! Please go to this sign-up Genius link (TBD) to volunteer to bring snacks to the meets. You can either deliver the snacks to the meet directly, or have your swimmer bring it, or deliver it to the bus at NCHS before we leave for the meet. The swimmers thank you!

Officials

Our high school meets are complete volunteer based. We need officials and timers at every meet. If you are a certified official, please reach out to Coach Jeff so that he can help coordinate dates for you to officiate. The joy you'll get from helping out will feed your soul for months! :-)

Parkas

If you want a Parka, you can borrow one for the season. You'll sign for the parka and must return it in good condition at the end of the year. Since you missed the day these were handed out, you'll have to ask Coach Jeff to bring one to you at practice.