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Girls Swim 2019

Congratulations to Women's Swim & Dive & 2019 Metro League Coach of the Year!

Our lady Rams capped a great season with a strong performance at State.  

200 Medley Relay  -16th- Mia Sikora, Estella Kim, Zoe Wheeler, Saylor Lemke

400 Free Relay -12th- Ellie Patterson, Erin Anderson, Deanna Ton, Abby Cady

200 Free: Deanna Ton 8th, Abby Cady 11th

500 Free: Deanna Ton 5th, Ellie Patterson 15th

100 Back: Abby Cady 15th

Highlights from the SeaKing District 2 Championships. 

  • Deanna Ton took 4th in the 500 Free.
  • Abby Cady qualified for State in the 200 Free and finished 10th in both that event and the 100 Back.
  • Ellie Patterson finished 10th in the 500 Free.
  • The 400 Free Relay qualified for State as well. 

Previously, at the Metro League Championships:

Coach, Sue Schoolcraft, was named Metro League Coach of the Year!

  • Erika Carlson is the 2019 Metro Champ in the 200 IM. She qualified for State and set a new school record. Erika also placed 4th in the 100 Breast and got a State time for that event.
  • Abby Cady took 3rd in the 500 Free and also qualified for State. Abby finished 10th in the 100 Backstroke as well.
  • Deanna Ton placed 6th in the 200 Free, qualifying for State. She placed 11th in the Fly.
  • Ellie Patterson placed 7th in the 500 Free and 12th in the 200 Free.
  • Saylor Lemke placed 9th in the 50 Free.
  • Diver Joanna Vahey finished 14th.
  • Estella Kim finished 17th in the 100 Breast.
  • Katherine Rea finished 18th in the 500 Free.
  • Eliza Wilkins placed 19th in the 100 Breast.
  • Zoe Wheeler finished 20th in the 100 Fly.
  • Mia Sikora placed 24th in the 100 Back.
  • The 200 Medley Relay of Abby Cady, Estella Kim, Erika Carlson, and Saylor Lemke took 8th, set a new school record, and qualified for state. The 200 and 400 Free Relays finished 7th and 8th respectively.


Head Coach:  Sue Schoolcraft,

Asst Coach:  Matthew Gates,

Asst Coach:  Jen Dailey,

Dive Coach:  Ed Artis,

Team Parents: 

  • Julia Bacharach, (website)
  • Darren Carnell, (parent volunteers)
  • Esther Kim, (IABC rep)

Metro League Calendar

Check out the current Metro League Schedule HERE!

2019 Swim and Dive Schedule

The 2019 dual meet season is over with lots of exciting swims and new school records.

If you are interested in joining us next year, there is a lot of information available on this website, in addition, please read the pre-season communication that Coach Sue sent to swimmers and the 2019 parent letter. 

For your future reference - 

Girls need 10 practices before the first swim meet (WIAA rules).  YOU CANNOT GET IN THE WATER UNLESS YOUR PAPERWORK IS IN.

Practice Schedule - for 2020 the girls will be returning to Helen Madison pool (next to Ingraham).  

Practices include swimming and dryland work and are: Monday - Thursday:  6:45 am - 8:30 am & Friday 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Dual meets (begin at 4pm, swimmers in the water at 3:30), on Fridays afternoons. 2020 schedule will be posted when available.

2019 Metro, District and State qualifying times

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



Frequently Asked Questions -- Swimming

(updated Summer 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?


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?

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 

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 the IHS office. 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 and closed for most of the 2020 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

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.

Pre-Season communication