General Information: Practices are after school. Practice is instruction in the four competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. All athletes must be able to swim across the pool, tread water in the deep end for one minute and demonstrate the ability to jump into the deep end and navigate back to the wall safely. Athletes unable to pass this test will not be able to participate in middle school swimming. All athletes must take a cleansing shower before entering the pool.
Additional Information: The first practice is in the WHS Commons/Cafeteria with a brief meeting and some dry land activities. Returning athletes will NOT swim on the first day and should be picked up at 4:30. Athletes new to the program will swim from 4:30-5:30 and should be picked up at 5:30. No latex caps are allowed in the pool. Silicone Caps can be purchased at WHS in the Athletic office for $12.
Athlete Responsibilities: Students must complete all athletic paperwork through our Online Clearance Processbefore they are allowed to practice. Athletes must provide their own swimming suit, goggles, swim cap and towel. Athletic shoes, shorts, shirt and/or sweats for dry land training are also needed. 8 practices are required before athlete can compete in a meet. Student-Athletes must be passing all classes to compete in league and in-district games.
When is practice: Teams usually practice daily 3:15 to 4:15 or 5:15pm at Wenatchee High School. The Gold group pickup is at 4:30pm, Purple group pickup is at 5:30pm. Students will be assigned a group the first week of practice based on their skill level.
When are games: Team usually has 2 or 3 swimming meets. All competitions are at Wenatchee High School.
Transportation: Buses will take students to all practices and meets at Wenatchee High School. Parents are responsible to pickup students after competitions or practices at Wenatchee High School at 4:30 or 5:30pm depending on the group they are assigned to.
Team Pictures: Information will be in the weekly bulletin prior to the pictures day and order forms will be given to students the week of pictures.
Coaches: Head Coach: Mike Hartley