Communications

New Info for 8-16-2021

Practice times are known:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30-9:30 PM.

  • Friday: 9:00-10:00PM.

Practices are at WEST Coast Aquatics in Mill Creek. (15622 Country Club DR, Mill Creek, WA 98012)

Masks will be required upon entering the building. Due to other swimmers finishing their practice at 8:30/9:00 (depending on the day) we will not be able to enter the building until the exact start time of practice. Also, the pool closes 15 minutes after our practice finishes. Because of this, swimmers must show up in their swimsuits and leave in their swimsuits. Coach Corey will be handing out parkas the first week of practice so all the swimmers will be properly equipped to handle these unfortunate restrictions.

Parent Meeting will be held via Zoom. All parents should attend this meeting to learn important information about the season and to get your questions answered.

  • Date: Wednesday, August 25th

  • Time: 6:45-7:45 PM

  • Zoom Link: will be sent out via email and Remind

All the information below is from prior seasons and can be ignored for now.

Districts (general info)

Districts is almost always on Friday & Saturday. There will be a bus both days.

Where: Mary Wayte Pool, Mercer Island (directions)

When:

  • Prelims: Friday

  • Finals: Saturday

Admission: There is a $7 admission fee.

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

Parking at Mary Wayte

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

Parents, we need your help to time. If you time, you get free admission.

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.