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Girls Swim 2019

Two of the Girls Swim Captains Fall 2019


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!

New This Year

Since we are swimming at Meadowbrook, we will be using student drivers to get swimmers from the pool to IHS. Waiver must be returned to Coach Sue before your swimmer can carpool from the pool. If we are short on student drivers, we will send out a sign up to ask parents to help out. Swimmers should have received information directly from Coach Sue regarding carpools.

Waiver is available below.

2019 Swim and Dive Schedule

The 2019 season has begun! There is a lot of information available on this website, in addition, please see above for the email that Coach Sue sent to swimmers and the 2019 parent letter. 

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.

Get the 2019 dates on your calendar (or use:

This calendar is private, but if you have the link, can be used with other program. If you use Outlook, you may need to reinstall the calendar to get the updates. It is supposed to sync automatically, but.... current as of 09/14/19.

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

Fri, Sep 13

Eastside Catholic



Fri, Sep 20




Fri, Sep 27



Rainier Beach

Fri, Oct 4

Bishop Blanchet



Fri, Oct 18

Nathan Hale



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

Fri, Oct 25

Seattle Prep - Senior Night! 

Home* at 6pm!



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 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 (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 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)

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