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Girls Swim 2018



Girls Swim Captains Fall 2018 with coach Sue on crazy suit day

CONTACT INFORMATION

Head Coach:  Sue Schoolcraft, sdschool@comcast.net

Asst Coach:  Matthew Gates, matthewgates8@gmail.com

Asst Coach:  Jen Dailey, Dailey.ja@gmail.com

Dive Coach:  Ed Artis, edmainlines@live.com

Team Parents: 

  • Julia Bacharach, juliabacharach@msn.com (website)
  • Darren Carnell, carnell@aya.yale.edu (parent volunteers)
  • Esther Kim, smilewon@gmail.com (IABC rep)

Metro League Calendar

Check out the current Metro League Schedule HERE!


2019 Swim and Dive Schedule

Mark your calendars - the 2019 season begins on Monday, August 26th. Girls need 10 practices before the first swim meet (WIAA rules).  YOU CANNOT GET IN THE WATER UNLESS YOUR PAPERWORK IS IN.

Practice Schedule - practices will be at MEADOWBROOK pool (by Nathan Hale - 10515 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98104) until further notice; we will arrange carpools from the pool to school, once school begins. We hope to return to Madison for the end of the season (currently scheduled to reopen on 10/6), so stay tuned.

In general, practices are M-Fr, 6:45am-8am, with the following exceptions:

8/26-8/30, 9/3: 7:15-9:15

On 9/4, the first day of school, we will switch to the 6:30am start time.

NEW for 2019 – we won’t have room for every swimmer in the pool every day, so girls will be assigned swim days (assignments will be available on 9/2/19). See parent letter for further details. Swimmers should show up daily until assignments are made.

Like to plan ahead? Then get these 2019 dates on your calendar (or use: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/ingrahamgirlsswimdive%40gmail.com/private-17efdad39b6c9754ebba1e18bd090566/basic.ics

This calendar is private, but if you have the link, can be used with other program. 

current as of 8/13/19.

Dual meets (begin at 4pm, swimmers in the water at 3:30):

Fri, Sep 13

Eastside Catholic

Home

Meadowbrook

Fri, Sep 20

Ballard

Away

Ballard

Fri, Sep 27

Cleveland

Away

Rainier Beach

Fri, Oct 4

Bishop Blanchet

Home

Ballard

Fri, Oct 18

Nathan Hale

Away

Meadowbrook

Sat, Oct 19 Metro League 11 Dive Qualifier Away Bainbridge (7am!)

Fri, Oct 25

Seattle Prep - Senior Night!

Home

Helene Madison

 

Metro prelims - Friday, 11/1, 4-7pm, Snohomish County Aquatic Center (warm-ups begin at 2:30pm)

Metro Finals - Saturday, 11/2, 3:30-6:30pm, Snohomish County Aquatic Center (warm-ups begin at 2:30pm)

Districts (swimmers)- Friday / Sat 11/8 & 11/9 -  Mary Wayte Pool, divers will be at Juanita HS

State - prelims - Friday, 11/15, KCAC

State - finals - Saturday, 11/16 - KCAC

2019 Metro, District and State qualifying times

Follow link for State times (we are 3A) - full list of times for Metros, Districts and State will be posted when available.

 

MEET RESULTS - 2019

None yet!

Frequently Asked Questions -- Swimming

(updated Spring 2019)
 
What equipment and/or uniform is needed for each athlete for swimming?

Swimmers will need to provide their own swim suit and goggles for practice. An Ingraham swim cap will be given to everyone on the swim team. Swimmers are expected to purchase a team suit and t-shirt. Scholarships available if needed. 

Will the team be raising money? If so what will the fundraisers be and how will the money be used?
Not likely for 2019 but stay tuned....
 
Are there volunteer opportunities available for me to help the team?
At the home meets it is our responsibility to provide timers.  We typically need 12 timers (2 per lane), 1 head timer, and 1 starter.  
 
In addition, we ask parents to provide snacks for the IHS team. There are about 40 team members.  The suggested snack items are: fruit, carrots, or pretzels.  If  each person can bring enough for 10 girls, we need 4 people to provide each item.  
 
Date and time of the parent meetings?
Check the IABC for details.
 
How will athletes and parents receive communication about last minute changes regarding meet schedules, transportation, etc?
We will use a variety of methods - this calendar, FB, Instagram and emails to the swimmers. 
 
Is there a website available that lists game schedules, standings, etc?

SCHEDULE INFORMATION: http://www.metroleaguewa.org

Will the athletes miss any class time due to away games? If so, how is that situation coordinated between teachers and the athletic department?
Due to time constraints at all the public pools in Seattle, we will miss some school. The coach is responsible for excusing the absence. For meets at Madison, girls stay in class until 3:15.
 
What are the school and district academic requirements for eligibility?

Eligibility/Grades:
o Must have a 2.0 GPA at grade checks, Friday March 8 is first check
o Cannot have 2 E’s in one grade check
o Must have minimum 10 practices in (we will have total of 14 practices before 1st meet)
o Must be in ALL classes game day ( please no Dr. appointments game days if possible)
o No tobacco, drugs, or alcohol before during or after games or on school premises. Automatic 2 game suspension.

Player Eligibility/Game Suspensions: 5-week suspension if a player does not make grades!

Will there be cuts made after tryouts?

This sport is no-cut (ALL athletes who tryout make the team),
 

What is the usual practice time and locations?

Helene Madison Pool (once it reopens - see above for details regarding the 2019 season)

Monday - Thursday:  6:45 am - 8:30 am & Friday 7:00 am - 8:30 am


Sports Paperwork -- Ingraham High School

Click here to go to the Sports Paperwork that needs to be completed BEFORE the you can participate! Forms can be turned at IHS this spring. Expect the office to close for the summer at the end of June, reopening mid-August. You must also pay the $50 activites fee (ASB) which covers all sports for the 19-20 school year. Thank you!

Diving! Get started now

If you have ever considered diving, now is the time to get started. Coach Ed Artis works with students throughout the year, not just during our fall season (but please make sure that you are complying with WIAA rules around coaching - we can help you if you have a question). Practice times are as follows (expect that the first 1/2 hour is dryland):

Monday - Queen Anne pool: 6:30-8:00 pm.

Tuesday - Rainier Beach pool: 6:30-8:00 pm.

Wednesday - Queen Anne pool: 6:30-8:00 pm.

Thursday  - Evans/Greenlake pool: 6:30-8:00 pm (only during HS season)

Friday - (by invite only) Queen Anne 7-8pm

Saturday  - Queen Anne 10-11:00 am / Rainier Beach 6-8:00 pm

contact:  Ed Artis Ed@mainlines.com

You can simply show up and Ed will help with the rest.  He requests you plan to attend twice (at least) each week to get the most out of the program.

Missed the 2019 Ingy Awards?

Congratulate the following for their excellent contributions to the 2018 Girls Swim & Dive program: 

MVP: Deanna Ton

Seahorse (hardest worker): Katherine Rhea

Best newcomer: Abby Cady