News – Mar 4

8th Grade Night – Mon Mar 4th (this evening!)

  • stop by for a bit and help promote Swim Team to all those incoming Freshman!
  • 6:30p to prob 7:45pm’ish
  • please stop by for a short bit or the whole time!
  • I will bring a few sets of the team pic DVDs.

Team Awards Banquet

  • Tues Mar 5th, 6:30p-(8:30p)
  • Pietros Pizza, Milwaukie, at the north end.
  • I will bring team and season pics on the 2 DVD set. $5 a set. Let me know well in advance if you want a set (so I will have time to burn them). I will bring a few to 8th Grade Night as well if for some reason you can attend that but not our Banquet. If you can’t make the Banquet, and would like a set, let me know and we can arrange somehow for you to get a hold of it.

News – Feb 10

Awesome job at Districts to our swimmers! Lot’s of PRs! And, once again, 1st year swimmers made Top 12 at Districts in their first year! (Janiece Cappoen, Saphya Lones and then Sela Raisl as a 1st alternate)
No State Qualifiers this year. Super close though for our girls 200 Free Relay! Here is the link to the State Prelims Qualifications site as entered.
Team Awards Banquet TBA (likely the 2nd or 3rd week after Districts, pending on how long it takes to compile all the info).
There will be an 8th Grade Night coming up too, beginning of March. I encourage as many swimmers to show up and support our team to encourage new recruits for next year. They won’t know swim team exists if we don’t show ’em!
Once again, awesome job people! I’ll see you at Team Awards! Team Captains will get you the notice on that as soon as I work that date out.

Snow Days

When the school is closed, we can’t have official practice :/ So no practice today Tues Feb 5 either. Some people have 24 Hour Fitness Membership and are getting in the water on their own. If you have a vehicle that’s safe, not a bad idea! 24 Hour Fitness also does like 3 day or a week free trouts too that you might be able to take advantage of… If you do, grab a Workout on the Practices page.. use any of the final practices that would be labeled Tapering (with a -T in the title some of them).

News Jan 22

  • Report – All Swims as of Jan 22 (3 meets) – Individual Relays  
  • HOME Meet Friday Jan 25 vs La Salle, Warmups 3:15p, Meet Start 4pm
  • Volunteers Needed for our HOME meet! Timers, Starter
  • Swimmers send me Meet Prefs starting practice Tue 1/22
  • I completed my list for All Time Top Twelve (from last year and this season through meet 3) – 43 entries to create/update! The List of To Do.

Notes – Jan 18

  • Fri Jan 18 – No Practice (meet happening in our time slot)
  • Monday Jan21st, Yes Normal Practice (even though swimmers have no school that day)
  • Next Meet HOME – Friday Jan 25 4pm Meet Start (early release and one-way bus that day) If you have a final or any test that day after release time, you get to Reschedule it.
  • Meet Preferences for next meet I will begin to take in on Monday at practice
  • Team Pictures, coming but not yet finalized on a date
  • Info for Districts on the Meets page

News Dec 12


Fri Dec 14  – No Water Practice
We will do Dryland in school weight room 3:30-4:30pm on this Fri instead. Note These Dryalnd-Only practices DO COUNT towards Attendance for Varsity consideration.

I updated the Practices page for all our known Practice Exceptions or other Practice Schedule Notes
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Individual Meet Results on Meets Page
Overall Score vs Wilsonville
Girls Wv 114 – RP 55
Boys Wv 107 – RP 64

We actually did quite well considering they outnumber us 3 to 1, have an Olympic Trialist, and half our girls were out due to illness or other. We still got some PR’s or close to, this early in the season! and awesome to First Year Swimmers on your First Swim Meet!
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YES we SWIM during WINTER BREAK
All practices are mandatory in Attendance counting towards Varsity Lettering potential. And mandatory if you want to perform well!
Missing even 1 week sets you back considerably (just ask Roxie or Alex;). Missing 2 weeks essentially sets you back to the level of Day 1 physically!

Also, No Fri Bus on Fri Dec 21, 28, Jan 4, so you will need to get to the pool for our Fri practices (4:15p-6p) those days on your own! Work out your rides now.

Important, for our meet on Jan 3rd, at Parkrose HS, which is During Winter Break, I need to know how many swimmers, if at all, can not get to the Parkrose HS on that Thursday, by 3:30p for Warm Ups, by your own ride, or via carpool. It is possible I can get us a bus IF Needed, but have to know ASAP!

I fixed the School Achievements and Records page. Note they are not updated with last season’s Districts yet, which needs a few Top 12 updates for certain!

Dec 6

Friday Dec 7 – No Swim / Yes Dryland at School instead – Meet 3:30p-4:30p weight room (there is a swim meet at the pool during our regular time this day). Secure a ride home for 4:30p…no buses.

Tues Dec 11 – First Meet of the Season!
– vs  Wilsonville/Parkrose/Scappoose
– Early Release – 1:45p (make sure you are at the Main Building (not off campus) for early release. You will be excused)
– Bus leaves school 2p
– Warmups 3:30p at Parkrose HS
– Competition Start – 4p  [standard Start time all meets this season]
– meets last 2 to 2.5 hours
– Bus will Return to School – 7-7:30pm’ish (you may ride home with parents, just let me know at the time)
Volunteers! For all high school meets, they are only run by all the generosity of volunteers. Any parents/friends/siblings/3rd cousins twice removed that can make it, we would highly highly appreciate the help! Otherwise we can’t get times that count for your swimmers!
– Volunteer Positions Needed – Timers (16) , Starter (1), Scorekeeper (2), event card runner (1). We will split/share as much as possible with the other 3 teams’ parents for all these positions. Experience not necessary for Timers and event card runner. Thank you for your support!

Meet Location:
Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver Street, Portland OR 97220

Nov 17

  • Thanksgiving Week Practice: (updated 11/16)
    Mon, Tue REGULAR practice 7:30p-9:30p
    No practice Wed Nov 21, and Nov 22 Thanksgiving Day
    There now Will be practice Fri Nov 23 at regular time (4:15p-6p) (no bus on that Friday as school is closed, so provide own transportation or car pool.
  • Monday – Team Captain Vote, team T-shirt preview (possibly)

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