Season Kick Off Checklist
All new and returning swimmers who did not qualify for the State Meet last season will participate in tryouts. Swimmers who qualified for the State Swim Meet last year will not be required to try out, but will be required to attend one night of tryouts to assist the coaches with timing and recording. If you can attend both, that would be great! Swimmers will swim the following events for time on each night:
November 6: 100 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly
November 7: 100 Backstroke and 100 Breaststroke
First Day of regular practice is Wed, November 8
When: Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:30 PM
Where: Shady Grove YMCA, 11255 Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059
*Dryland practice will be offered as well, days and times TBD
*USA Swimmers who practice 5+ hours a week will only be required to attend 1 practice per week*
Tentative Meet Schedule
Friday, Dec 8 – 5:00 pm Freestyle Frenzy Travel Meet* Colgan HS, Manassas, VA
Tues, Dec 12 - 7:00 pm Freeman/Deep Run SwimRVA
Thurs, Dec 14 - 7:00 pm Godwin/Varina/Tucker SwimRVA
Sat, Dec 16 – 8:00 am Hanover Invitational SwimRVA
Fri, Jan 19 - TBD Tucker/Varina/Freeman NOVA
Thurs, Feb 1 - TBD HCPS Invitational SwimRVA
Week of Feb 5 Regionals TBD
Week of Feb 12 States GMU Fairfax, VA
*Our participation in this meet will depend on how many parent drivers we can secure for this meet. This meet is being hosted by Battlefield HS, the team I coached in Northern VA, and was designed for swimmers not competing in the big USA meets (Tom Dolan etc) this weekend. USA swimmers competing at Dolan and other USA meets are excused from this meet. The events for this meet are 50 Free, 100 Free, and 200 Free.
Team Suit and Apparel
Team Suit Fitting: Thursday, November 16 at 4pm, GAHS
*We will be using the same suit as last year (All black with teal “GA” embroidery), so if your suit from last year is still in good condition you're good to go. Our suits are supplied by Virginia Swim Shop.
Spirit Wear: We are using bsnsports for spirit wear. I will send out the information once our online store is live.
All swimmers will be required to purchase the team tshirt this year. The exact shirt will be marked in our online store. Swimmers will be required to wear this shirt on days we have meets just like other teams have to wear their uniform on their game days.
All other spirit wear is optional. I have selected some new spirit wear for this year that includes the new GA logo shown above. I have also added a polo shirt for parents this year!
Returning Captain: Ashley Meyer-12th
We need one more girls team captain and two boys team captains. In order to be eligible and apply for team captain you must be in 11th or 12th grade and have been a member of the team the previous season. All interested swimmers must submit a Swim Team Captain Application to Coach Lytle by Fri, Nov 10. Coach Lytle will review the applications, select candidates for the ballot, and then the team will vote.
Join our Remind group to receive team text messages: https://www.remind.com/join/gahssw
Team Website: http://glenallenswimteam.weebly.com/
Coach Lytle’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Lytle’s office at GAHS: TC-301 (In the 300s hallway)